These directions will allow a person who HAS administrator access on an AD (active directory) joined windows machine to make other users administrators (all -tech accounts have this access). This article applies to PCs running Windows, or virtual machines on Macs running Windows. Mac OS environments are not campus domain joined.
NOTE: remote access through SimpleHelp cannot be used to do this unless the computer which needs the admin account added already has Java up to date, since Simple Help requires Java to run
1 ) Open your Start menu and right-click “Computer”, click “Manage”
2 ) A window should pop up, log in using an administrator account (lead CDC techs ,ETS staff, and most IT support staff at UVM all have an administrator account using netid-tech) which will allow them to log in to any campus domain joined computer and add other administrator level users.
3 ) Select “Local Users and Groups” from the menu on the left side of the screen.
4 ) Double click the “Groups” folder and you should see a list like this:
5) Double click the “Administrators” text and you will see the list of people who are
administrators on that machine:
6 ) Click “Add…” and you should get a screen like this. Enter the netid of the person
you would like to add as an administrator of the machine.
7 ) Click “OK” and the person will be added as an administrator of the machine.
Restart the machine and the newly added user will have administrative access.