KACE Privilege Manager for Windows 4.3 - User Guide

About this guide

About this guide

Welcome to the KACE Privilege Manager for Windows User Guide. This guide provides you with instructions on using the Privilege Manager software that has been installed on your computer.

This document is structured as follows:

System administrators can refer to these additional resources:

  • Privilege Manager Quick Start Guide: Learn how to set up Privilege Manager.
  • Privilege Manager Administrator Guide: Learn how to use Privilege Manager.

What is Privilege Manager?

What is Privilege Manager?

Privilege Manager is a software program that lets you update your own computer without calling your system administrator. Some applications require full administrative privileges to run or to be installed. In most cases, you will not have administrative privileges that allow you to update everything. However, you can use Privilege Manager to request elevated privileges for specific applications, using features of the program called self-service and instant elevation. For more information, see Using self-service elevation and Using instant elevation.

Displaying the client icon

Displaying the client icon

If you see the icon below, in the notification area of the task bar at the bottom of your computer screen, your system administrator has installed Privilege Manager for Windows client software on your computer.

If you do not see the client icon on your task bar even though Privilege Manager for Windows has been installed, follow these steps to display it:

  1. Click the small triangle (the Show hidden icons button) in the Windows system tray on the task bar to the left of your date/time display, and select the Customize... link. The Notification Area Icons dialog will display.
  2. Scroll down the list of programs and locate the Privilege Manager for Windows icon in the list. Select Show icon and notifications from the Behaviors drop-down list.

Using self-service elevation

Using self-service elevation

If your system administrator has set up self-service elevation features for your computer, you will be able to use a Self-Service Elevation Request Prompt or Form to request permission to launch applications.

A Self-Service Elevation Request Prompt or Form may display when you try to launch an application without entering the administrator User Name and Password when prompted.

For more information about your permissions, contact your system administrator.

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