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
2. Click on Change User Account Control settings
3. Drag the slider all the way to the bottom where it displays Never notify. Click Ok.
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.
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
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.
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