windows-privileges

Hi

If IT has asked you to elevate your windows priviledges because your role involves installing a lot of software, VPNs, drivers or other stuff, then just do the following 7 steps.

By running as an administrator you increase the surface area of attack for your machine and any virus can possibly destroy your machine. Running as a user and using the run as option is much safer.

1. Click Start -> Control Panel

2. Holding the shift key down, right click the User Accounts icon and select "Run as...". If yours does not look like below ensure you are in "Classic Mode" of the control panel. Click the link on the left that says "Switch to Classic Mode".


3. Select the second option "The Following user..." and leaving the first box as it is, please type the password IT provide you with, we will always use word of mouth or SMS to send a password, NEVER an email, if you wish to know it, Please send an email to helpdesk@microlease.com containing your Mobile Phone number and the business reason why you need to be an Administrator of your machine permanently. Remember there is a way to temporarily raise your privileges when installing software etc. 


4. Please then click "Add.." 


5. Now please type your username, (this is the username that you logon with on the Microlease laptops), the domain is MLEASE


6. Choose "Other" and select "Administrators" click Finish and you're done 


7. Reboot your machine

To revoke these privileged do steps 1 - 3. Then select the suer to remove as an admin and click remove.
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