Once your Windows computer is signed in to Active Directory, you may be prompted for "Administrator Rights" when you install new software or update certain packages. This is to ensure that malicious software is not installed in the background without your consent or knowledge.
For business-related software, you have a number of options for installing software that requires administrator rights.
Many University business applications and updates are available through AD and can be installed by the user with no additional rights. Software available via this method must be site licensed or free. We will continue to add items to this list, but a partial list includes:
Windows 7: Select START - Control Panel - Programs - "Run Advertised Programs".
Windowx XP: Select START - Control Panel - "Add or Remove Programs" - "Add New Programs".
Technical support staff across campus have been provided with elevated-access workstation administrator accounts that enable them to provide extended technical support to their units.
To request temporary elevated access rights:
You will receive an email when your account has been granted temporary administrator rights.
If you frequently need to install updates or software that is not on the list above but is part of your job responsibilities, or you have suggestions for other software that we should offer through AD (software must be free or included in a University site-license), please send an email to the ITSS TechCenter Help Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Rev: 09.7.12 sab