Gartner Research

Local Admin Privileges

Published: 24 April 2018

ID: G00361925

Analyst(s): Consult the Board Research Team


This summary contains input from twenty-one members regarding their approaches to removing local administrator privileges on end-user PCs. We begin this summary with a look at members’ philosophies on admin privileges for PC end-users, including level of flexibility, types of users granted local admin privileges, control mechanisms, and exception processes. We then analyze how members implement and operate their policies, including timeline, scope, and best practices. We close with a look at the cost and overhead impact of removing local admin privileges, including its impact on software assets and staffing.

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