Local Administrators

For security reasons, IT Services will not allow the users to be Local Administrators or have Administrative access of any type to their workstations.

Most viruses run as the person who is logged onto the machine when they infect it. In order to do the most damage and spread themselves to other computers most viruses need to have administrative access to that computer. If the person logged into that computer is not a Local Administrator, this severely limits the harm caused by most viruses.

If a department requires software that says it only works for Local Administrators, we will work with the vendor to get it working for non-Administrators.