Administrator Account Request

Employee User Security Policy at Adams State University

As a campus standard, Computing Services operates under the "least privilege user" model of security on Employee computing. This model uses the principle that security access levels should be granted at the lowest level needed in order to perform job function. As such, all employee computers, by default, run as standard Windows users.

In most cases, even when users need specialized software installed or changes made to their system, Computing Services is usually able to accommodate those requests simply by sending a technician out to assist. However, in the event that a user needs to have administrative privileges for tasks such as advanced system configuration, software installation, etc., Computing Services can grant exceptions to this standard. These exceptions must be approved by both the department chair/head of the user as well as the CIO of Computing Services.

Process for requesting a local administrator account on an employee computer at ASU