Disable UAC Microsoft Windows 2012

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How to Disable Microsoft User Access Control in Windows 2012

In this tutorial I will walk you through the few steps required to disable User Access Control within Windows 2012 Server.

Microsoft User Account Control Settings

1. First Step is to browse to control panel and click on User Accounts


Microsoft Windows 2012 Disable User Access Control

2. Click on Change User Account Control settings


Microsoft Windows 2012 Disable User Access Control

3. Drag the slider all the way to the bottom where it displays Never notify. Click Ok.


Microsoft Windows 2012 Disable User Access Control

Regedit

4. Launch Regedit. Browse through the folders to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system. Double click on EnableLUA on the right hand side.


Microsoft Windows 2012 Disable User Access Control

5. A value of 1 means that User Access Control is enabled. A value of 0 means that User Access Control is disabled. Type in 0 and click Ok.

Alternatively you can copy and paste this powershell command:
Set-ItemProperty -Path ‘HKLM:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system’ -Name EnableLUA -Value 0


Microsoft Windows 2012 Disable User Access Control

6. As soon as you click ok, at the bottom right hand side of the screen near the clock, you will be prompted to reboot your server. Once rebooted User Access Control will be disabled.


Microsoft Windows 2012 Disable User Access Control

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All the tutorials included on this site are performed in a lab environment to simulate a real world production scenario. As everything is done to provide the most accurate steps to date, we take no responsibility if you implement any of these steps in a production environment.