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Adding Administrators to Your Managed Workstation

We recommend that users not generally have local administrator privileges on their machines because there are a large variety of security risks preventable by not having that access. But there are many cases where these privileges are necessary. If you would like to request administrator privileges on your workstation, you can send a request via help@uw.edu.

We typically respond to administrator requests within one business day. Once you’ve received confirmation that you’ve been granted administrator access on your machine, you’ll need to reboot your machine before the changes take effect. We strongly encourage you to ask us to remove the administrator privileges when you no longer require them.

Last reviewed January 23, 2020