Local Administrator Rights

Information Technology Services (ITS) recognizes the need for select users across campus to have administrative rights to their individual or department computers. This proposal is intended to be a guideline for granting administrative rights to Windows-based computer systems.

Gain Local Administrator Rights

Assumptions

  1. All systems on campus will have an ITS local username and password active at all times.
  2. When possible, local administrative rights will be granted to the local user accounts and not to the domain accounts. Local username will be "usernamelocal".
  3. The local administrator will not elevate any user's domain account credentials.
  4. Local administrative rights will be evaluated on an end users primary administrative or academic job responsibility.
  5. Administrative rights will be granted to:
    • Maintain system integrity
    • Run software that requires administrative rights
    • Modify only needed system settings

Types of Users

Refers to users whose primary responsibility is to support the business functions of the organization.

  • Users that are classified as administrative and have applications that require administrative rights to run will be granted administrative rights.

Refers to users whose primary responsibility is to perform research and instruct courses.

  • Users that are classified as Academic and have applications that require administrative rights to run their applications will be granted administrative rights.

How to Gain Local Administrative Rights

System Center Control Manager (SCCM) will be used to manage all local administrative accounts.

To request a local administrative account, please contact the Technology Support Center at 419-372-0999.

Responsibility

Individuals that have been granted the local administrative rights are responsible for the integrity of each computer. If a computer under the control of the local administrator is compromised with or without the loss of University data or granting accounts administrative rights, or unsecure computing, ITS will remove the local administrators rights.