Use a standard account when operating a computer on a daily basis.  Using a privileged account puts you at greater risk from malware, viruses and ransomware.  UT and Engineering policy dictates that you do not use a privileged account on a daily basis.  If there is a need for an administrator privileged account, contact your IT staff.  Based on the need, temporary administrator access or a secondary account with administrative privileges can be set up for required tasks. 

For CII, NASCENT and Dean's office users: Fill out this form to request temporary admin access.  << That's a link, click it for the form (smile)

For Other Departments and Research Centers, please contact your IT group.

Once you have received your admin account, follow these IMPORTANT instructions for Installing Applications.

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Other References:

How To Not Login As Administrator (And Still Get Your Job Done)

Top-10 List (To Keep Safe)

UT Minimum Security Standards For Systems

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