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How to set the request types for Web Help Desk techs

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Overview

You may have request types that require unique restrictions to key personnel. For example, in the HR department, you may need to have a Reset Password request type in your HR department, which should only be available to the IT helpdesk personnel in the HR department. This article describes how to create these settings for your personnel. 

Environment

All Web Help Desk versions

Steps

  1. Log in to Web Help Desk as an administrator. 
  2. Click Setup > Companies and Locations > Departments. 
  3. Click New.
  4. Complete the form to add a new department. 
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    1. Enter a department name.
      For example, HR.
    2. Enter a phone number.
    3. Select the default client admin permissions.
    4. Complete the remaining field, and click Save. 
  5. Click Department Groups.
  6. Click New.
  7. Complete the Group Name form.
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    1. Enter a group name. For example, Help Desk.
    2. Select a group manager.
    3. Click Save.
  8. Click the Assigned Techs tab in the form.
  9. Click Edit.
  10. Select the required technicians, and click Save.
    The assigned techs display in the form.
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  11. Click Tickets > Request Types.
  12. Click New.
    The New Request Types form displays. 
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  13. Update the form. 
    1. In the Request Type field, enter Reset Password.
    2. Click the Parent Type drop-down menu and select HR Request
    3. Click the Tech Group drop-down menu and select Helpdesk.
    4. In the Departments field, select Specific.
    5. In the Selected Departments field, select the HR checkbox.
    6. Complete the additional fields and selections as required.
  14. Click Save. 
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