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Accessing the Local “Student” Account in Computer Labs

BCIT Computer lab workstations have a local administrative account with the username of student. The password of this account will no longer be “study1“.  Each workstation will have an individual password that will be changed every semester.

The password will be:

  • Unique (different per station)
  • 8 characters long


Retrieving the local student account password

You must be a current instructor or employee in order to access the student account password tool.

To access the passwords for the lab you are currently in:

  1. In Windows Explorer, go to C:\Apps\Instructor\
  2. Right click on LAPS_Lookup.exe (LookupLabPass.exe on Windows 10 machines), and choose Run as administrator.
  3. You will be shown a list of all stations in the lab and the password for each student account.screen shot of how to access student account passwords

What is the reason for this change?

Having an account with a common username and password on multiple computers is a security threat to BCIT. It allows individuals or malware to quickly access and infect other computers for malicious purposes. A unique, random password on each station mitigates this security threat.