There are two security access levels to a University owned computer: Standard User and Local Administrator. By default, UNF faculty and staff have standard user access rights to their individual workstations. In some cases, they will require local administrator access in support of their teaching, research, business, or service work.
Local administrator access allows the employee to have complete and unrestricted access to the computer. This includes the ability to install any hardware or software, edit the registry, manage the default access accounts and change file level permissions. Local administrator access can make the workstation vulnerable to malware and viruses.
Faculty and staff may request temporary or long term rights to be local administrators of their computers.
Call the Help Desk at 904-620-4357 (HELP). Provide your name, UNF ID, and the decal number of the computer, and explain the need for elevated access (e.g. need to update software already installed on the computer).
To request local administrator rights on a computer, faculty and staff must complete an online form in myWings. Completing the Online Request:
The Approval Process:
The following recommendations are also adopted:
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