A group account is a Windows log-on shared by a number of people.

We know group accounts are useful but they are problematic from a security and licensing perspective and we need to move people to more modern solutions.

What’s changing?

  1. If you require a generic account i.e. a shared log on, this will only be granted in exceptional circumstances.  E.g. for specialist systems administration access where there are no other options.
  2. If you require shared storage, please request a collaborative network share or Microsoft Teams via the IT Service Desk.  A group account for this purpose will no longer be granted.
  3. If you require a shared mailbox, a group account will be granted in the short term, until an alternative solution (currently being tested) is implemented.