Workstation administrator rights (Windows)

Installing software on the university workstations is restricted. Software can only be installed with workstation administrator rights. Users of the university workstations can apply for administrator rights, i.e. an admin account, by filling in an application form. Administrator rights are only granted for valid reasons, more specific information in the application form.

It is forbidden to continuously use a workstation with an admin account. Log in to the workstation with your normal user account and only use the admin account when necessary, e.g. to install and update software.

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Restrictions in software installation

The installed software should be located on the local hard drive of the workstation, e.g. in the C:\HY-DATA\username\ folder.

Driving software from server network drives (e.g. Z:\ or P:\) is inhibited. In addition, the block applies to network disk counterparts such as Desktop and My Documents as well as the Downloads folder under My Documents.

Software can only be installed in the following folders: C:\Program Files, C:\Program Files (x86) and C:\HYapp.

Installing software

Right-click the installation file and select Run as administrator

If your user account is not requested, right-click the installation file again while pressing the Shift key. Select Run as different user

  • Enter your admin username in the format .\localadmin_username or .\admin_username and the password to your admin account
  • Continue the installation normally

Installing software from MSI file

The installation of an MSI (Microsoft Installer) file is started by using a command prompt (cmd.exe) entered with an admin account.

  • Open the Start menu
  • In the search bar (Search programs and files), enter cmd
    NB! Do not press enter!
  • Right-click the cmd.exe file in the search bar and select Run as administrator
    • If your user account is not requested, right-click the installation file again while pressing the Shift key. Select Run as different user

  • Enter your admin username in the format .\localadmin_username or .\admin_username and the password to your admin account
  • Command Prompt is opened
  • Find the file to be installed by, for instance, entering the path of the installation file (e.g. C:\HY-Data\USERNAME\MySoftware.msi)

  • Start the installation by pressing enter
  • Continue the installation normally