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Admin by Request (Windows): Requesting Admin Access

This document outlines the ways to request administrative privilege's using Admin by Request on a Windows computer.


You should rarely need administrative sessions on your computer, however, in the event you do, there are several ways to request admin permissions.

Elevating the Entire Session

  1. You can double-click the Administrator Access icon from the desktop or left-click the green checkmark icon from the system tray and request administrator access.

    Admin by Request Desktop Icon
    example of the system tray icon location

  2. After making the request, type a reason for requesting administrative access and click OK.

    Admin by Request Login and Reason prompt
  3. Review the code of conduct and click OK.

    Admin by Request Standard Code of Conduct prompt
  4.  Notice the timer in the lower right-hand corner of your screen which shows how long your administrative session will last.
    Click Finish if you wish to end the session sooner.

    Admin by Request Timer

Running an Application as Administrator

You should rarely need to run an application as administrator. However, in the event that you do, there are two ways this can be accomplished.

  1. Right-click the application and click Run as administrator.

    run as administrator prompt
  2. Enter your reason for requesting administrative access

    Adobe prompting for reason for admin access
  3. Review the code of conduct and click OK.

    Code of conduct when running an application as admin

Automatic UAC Administrator Prompt

The last way to run an application as administrator may occur automatically. In the example below a person is prompted to download the WebEx application when attempting to join a meeting. 

Example of automatic privilege elevation

  1. Before entering your username and password, you will need to Elevate the Entire Session.

  2. Once elevated, enter your Stout username and password and click Yes.

  3. Once the application is done, select Finish on the countdown timer. 

Troubleshooting

  • If you have any issues with Admin by Request, please contact the Technology Helpdesk with your username, the device's C-number, and what error message you are getting.

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Keywords:Administrative Rights local software install hardware driver elevate privileges credentials reason run as username password adminbyrequest   Doc ID:114617
Owner:Tom J.Group:UW Stout
Created:2021-11-02 10:27 CSTUpdated:2021-11-24 11:35 CST
Sites:UW Stout
CleanURL:https://kb.uwstout.edu/adminbyrequest
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