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Computer Order Form

Please use our computer order form to request equipment that is NOT a part of the annual Extension equipment orders or the county cost-share program.

Software Request Form

Please use our software request form to place software orders ONLY if you do not have a departmental software contact.  You can find out who your software contact is via the NDSU Departmental Software Contact list.

Computer Information

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Add New (Local) User Accounts (Off-Campus)

Since off-campus computers are not connected to NDSU's Active Directory system, they must be created on the computer:  Please note that for counties that have their own local IT support, this may not apply.  We recommend you visit with your local IT technician before attempting to create new accounts.

There are 2 steps to this process, account creation and rights assignment.

Account Creation:

  1. Open File Explorer by clicking on the yellow folder icon on your taskbar at the bottom of your screen.
  2. Right-click on This PC and select Manage in the context menu.
  3. In the Computer Management Window, double click on Local Users and Groups in the left column and then select the Users folder that appears below it.
  4. In the right window pane, right click in the white area below the list of usernames currently on the computer and select New User in the context menu that appears.
  5. Now, enter the firstname.lastname of the person in the User name box.
  6. Skip Full name and Description boxes
  7. Fill out the Password and Confirm password boxes.
  8. Uncheck the box next to User must change password at next logon.
  9. Check the box next to Password never expires.

 

Rights Assignment

  1. Open File Explorer by clicking on the yellow folder icon on your taskbar at the bottom of your screen.
  2. Right-click on This PC and select Manage in the context menu.
  3. In the Computer Management Window, double click on Local Users and Groups in the left column and then select the Users folder that appears below it.
  4. In the username list in the main (middle) window pane, double click on the name of the account you recently added.
  5. In the account properties window that opens, click on the Member Of tab at the top of the screen.
  6. Click on the Add button at the bottom of the window.
  7. In the new Select Groups window that appears, enter the word Administrators in the text box and click OK.
  8. You should now see the account properties again.  Both Users and Administrators should be listed.
  9. To finish, click the OK button at the bottom of the properties window and then close the Computer Management window.  Your account has been created.

 

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