Elevated User Rights (EUR)

You may apply to have Elevated User Rights (EURs) if you are a full member of staff or postgraduate research student and have a work-related need to install software or make other administrative changes to a University computer.

Taught students may also apply but only in relation to a computer off the main campus network provisioned specifically for a student project. EURs for students on computers in teaching labs are prohibited.

Before applying please ensure you have read the guidance so that we can help you as quickly as possible.

It is important to note that if you are granted EURs you will have agreed to the following:

  • By having EURs you make your computer non-standard, for which support will be more limited. IT Services will attempt to help resolve an issue but our assistance will naturally be more restricted due to the non-standard nature of the computer, i.e. unsupported software and/or unknown system configuration changes. If applicable, IT Services will offer to wipe and re-install the computer to the standard configuration.
  • You are responsible for the installation of any software you wish to install - see the Software Management Policy
  • Do not use EURs to update or modify automatically installed software as this may impact security updates.
  • Ensure you keep a copy of any important data in a University filestore, e.g. OneDrive or the Research Data Storage Facility.
  • Do not use EURs to access another user's data.
  • You can only install software if you have an appropriate license and the software is required for your research/teaching. If unsure please contact the Service Desk.
  • Do not install security software, remove administrative rights or change passwords that would block IT Services from accessing your computer..
  • Do not modify your computer's network settings if it is connected to the main UoB network.

To apply please click:

We will get in touch if we have any questions about your application so do include your email address and telephone number.

See also: Elevated User Rights Policy (PDF).


Windows 10

  • Elevated User Rights (EURs) in Windows 10 equates to local administrator access.
  • You don't need to use the EUR tools in Windows 10.
  • If you need to run something elevated (as administrator), right click and select Run as Administrator. You’ll then need to enter your credentials to confirm.