Disable user account control (UAC)

Quick post about how to disable User Account Control for administrators on servers. Group Policy setting: Computer Configuration > Policies -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options

  • User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode = Elevate withouth prompting
  • User Account Control: Detect application installations and prompt for elevation = Disabled
  • User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode = Disabled

  disableUAC Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\EnableLUA=0