Windows Disable UAC Thorough Group Policy

KB ID 0000041 Dtd 05/08/15

Problem

UAC (User Account Control) – while a good thing, sometimes causes more annoyances than solves problems, to turn it of through group policy do the following.

Solution

This Policy is a Computer based policy and needs to be applied to Computers NOT Users.

Disable UAC On Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2 Domain With Group Policy

Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options

1. On a domain controller or a client running the remote administration tools > Windows Key+R > gpmc.msc {Enter} > The Group Policy Management Console will open.

2. Select the OU that contains the ‘Computers’ you want to enforce this policy on, (or here I’m choosing the entire domain) > Right Click > ‘Create GPO in this domain, and link it here..’.

3. Give the policy a sensible name so you can see what it is doing later.

4. Right click your new policy > Edit.

5. Navigate to;

Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options

stop uac gpo

6. Set the following policies;

User Account Control Behaviour of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin approval mode – No Prompt or Elevate without Prompting User Account Control Detect Application installations and prompt for elevation – Disabled User Account Control Run all administrators in Admin approval mode – Disabled

Disable UAC On Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2 Domain With Group Policy

Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options

Set the Following

  • User Account Control Behaviour of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin approval mode – No Prompt or Elevate without Prompting
  • User Account Control Detect Application installations and prompt for elevation – Disabled
  • User Account Control Run all administrators in Admin approval mode – Disabled

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Disable UAC in Local Policy or 2002/2003 Domain

Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options

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Original Article Written: 12/07/09

Author: Migrated

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