Monday, December 2, 2013

Disable User Account Control in Windows Server 2012 R2

I have recently tried to install application that require UAC to be disabled, I am using Windows Server 2012 R2.

I have launched “User Account Control Settings” from the control panel and selected the lower level.

UAC

I have restarted the Windows, even that it didn’t requested but I realized that it is still disabled, so I found on one of the articles that you have to disable it manually using the registry  modification.

registry

Just change value of EnableLUA  from 1 to 0 in "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system".

restartwarning

We can use command line for not opening the registry editor by typing the command below:

reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD  /d 0 /f