Automatically Assigning Laptop Owners in a Company


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You can automatically assign owners for laptop clients that belong to a company. Owners have complete access to their data on the laptop. If the owner or the laptop is associated with a server plan, then the owner can back up and restore data.

Note: You cannot automatically assign owners for Linux laptops. You must manually add the user as the owner to the Linux laptop.

By default, the following users are automatically assigned as owners of the laptop and have privileges to access the Web Console and the Edge Monitor tool:

  • Active Directory users who are the administrators of the Windows or macOS client computer

  • The user account used to install the Laptop Backup package


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Manage > Companies.

    The Companies page appears.

  2. Click the company that you want to configure automatic laptop owner assignment for.

    The company page appears.

  3. In the General section, move the Assign laptop owners automatically toggle key to the right.

    The Automatic laptop ownership assignment dialog box appears.

  4. Specify which users to automatically assign as owners:

    • All logged in Active Directory users: All users who previously logged on to the laptop

    • The first user to login: The first user to log on to the laptop or the user that is currently logged on to the laptop

    • All users of the laptop's local user groups in the list: All users in the local user groups that are listed

  5. Click Save.