Install Software Without Admin Rights on UTRGV Computers

Students:  Click here to download and install free Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

IMPORTANT: All software installed on UTRGV computers, paid or free, must undergo an annual Software Assessment before being purchased/installed.  For a list of recently assessed software, review the Software Inventory found in the my.utrgv.edu portal - Software Inventory tab

University-licensed software

  • Windows:  Search for and launch the Software Center app.  
    MAC: Search for and launch the Self Service app.
  • Select the desired software application. 
  • Click Install.
  • Follow remaining prompts to finish the installation.

Other software on Windows – downloaded / purchased - Use PowerBroker

      All faculty and full-time staff can install software using PowerBroker:

  • Browse to and right-click on any program or shortcut
  • Select UTRGV - Run Elevated
  • Enter a brief justification in the UTRGV PowerBroker for Windows Authorization pop-up window that appears.
  • Click OK.
  • Follow remaining prompts to finish the installation.

Other software on Mac – downloaded / purchased

      All faculty and staff can install software using Privileged Management:

  • Browse to and run any program
  • Most programs should install automatically. If prompted select Yes whenever the Privileged Management pop-up window appears. (See Example Below)

    image of privileged management prompt with yes or no buttons
  • Follow remaining prompts to finish the installation.

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Article ID: 78948
Created
Wed 5/22/19 4:49 PM
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Mon 9/12/22 11:18 AM