Windows Server – User Account Control Will Not Disable

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While doing some work for a client, I was constantly getting nagged by User Account Control prompts like so;

It’s been a while since I spoke about UAC, (and how to turn it off) see the link below;

Windows – How to Disable ‘User Account Control’

As I’ve said UAC is a good thing, it’s there for a reason, but in this case I was logged onto a clients domain servers, with an administrative account, doing administration! Every time I tried to open regedit, Active Directory Users and Computer, or even a command line window, I was getting prompted.


Even if you have disabled UAC, there are some times when it does not properly ‘go-away’. To make it stop you need to edit the following registry key;

HKLM > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion >Policies > System

Locate the ‘EnableLUA’ Value and change it to 0 (zero).

Reboot the server, problem solved

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Thanks to Paul Sanderson for pointing this out to me.

Author: PeteLong

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