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Disable UAC on Windows 2008 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there any way to disable UAC for all administrator accounts on a Windows 2008 server via group policy?    Launching the msconfig - disable uac - always requires a reboot for the user.     We have multiple admin accounts on some server and would like all admin accounts to have UAC disable to their first logon or not require a reboot.
    Tuesday, June 29, 2010 1:09 AM

Answers

  • Hello,

    don't disable UAC, even not for admins. Configure the following GPO setting under the above described GPO:

    User account control: Behaviour of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin approval mode


    Best regards Meinolf Weber Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.
    Tuesday, June 29, 2010 10:25 AM

All replies

  • Hello,

    you'll find all availabe UAC settings under:
    Computer configuration, windows settings, security settings, local policies, security options, in the right pane scroll down to "User account control:.........................."


    Best regards Meinolf Weber Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.
    Tuesday, June 29, 2010 9:06 AM
  • Yes, I saw that but which group policy would be the correct one to disable UAC - there are about several under that location.   Is there a way to configure to disable UAC only for the local administrator group.
    Tuesday, June 29, 2010 9:38 AM
  • Hello,

    don't disable UAC, even not for admins. Configure the following GPO setting under the above described GPO:

    User account control: Behaviour of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin approval mode


    Best regards Meinolf Weber Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.
    Tuesday, June 29, 2010 10:25 AM
  • Our problem is we cannot access any drive other than C: drive on one server because of UAC,  what does "User account control: Behaviour of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin approval mode"  what does this mean?
    Tuesday, June 29, 2010 10:58 AM
  • Hi,

    If you logon as built-in Administrator account, you would notice that there is no UAC prompt while other administrators still get prompt. If this policy "User account control: Behaviour of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin approval mode" was set to "Elevate without prompting", all administrators will have the same behavior with built-in Administrator account.

    Thanks.


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    • Proposed as answer by Meinolf Weber Wednesday, June 30, 2010 8:17 AM
    Wednesday, June 30, 2010 2:04 AM
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  • Hi,

     

    Do you need any other assistance? If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know.

     

    Thanks.


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    Wednesday, July 7, 2010 2:03 AM
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