LKBEN10715: Howto disable user account control (uac) using the windows control panel


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 0 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

You do not change a user account and deactivate user account control for a specified user

Cause

UAC can nerve.

Solution

Windows Vista has a built-in feature to reduce the potential of attacs to the system. It does this by the User Account Control, also called UAC. This forces the users of the local administrator group to run programs as normal users with no administrative rights.

To disable this feature you can use the control panel. Open control panel, click on the user accounts and click on "Go to the main User Accounts page". Click on the "Change security settings". Here you can uncheck the checkbox "use user account control to help protect your computer". Now click OK.

You will be prompted to reboot so the changed can be applied.

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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