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Install Software on UTRGV Computers using PowerBroker

PowerBroker: Replacing the Need for Administrative Rights to Install and Run Software.

PowerBroker replaces the need for administrative rights and grants access privileges to applications and tasks you need to get your job done. 

Installing PowerBroker on your UTRGV Computer

Windows Users:

Windows computer users can install PowerBroker by following the Software Center instructions.

Mac Users:

Mac computer users will need to submit a Service Request to the IT Service Desk for PowerBroker software download/installation.

Using PowerBroker to Install or Run Software Applications

Windows Users:

  1. Browse to and right-click on any program or shortcut.
  2. Select the available option for the corresponding file type.
    • UTRGV - Install Elevated
    • UTRGV - Run Elevated
  3. Enter a brief Justification in the UTRGV PowerBroker for Windows Authorization pop-up window that appears.
  4. Click OK.

Mac Users:

  1. Browse to and right-click or control-click on any program or shortcut.
  2. Select the option to Run Elevated.

If PowerBroker is not installed on your computer, Mac Users will need to submit a Service Request to the IT Service Desk for a software download/installation.

To learn more about this service, visit the ServiceNow services page.