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How to disable User Account Control in Windows Server 2012


User Account Control (UAC) is a security component which enables users to perform common tasks. Calling different applications will pop up the User Account Control component.

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That component designed to make sure you are running an application that you are familiar with and is not a threat to the OS.

Running any program and dealing with the UAC could be a hassle and that process also evaluates if the user has the rights to proceed with the program any further.

If you need to remove the below UAC and save you the additional click then follow some basic steps to accomplish just that.

User-Account-Control

Step 1:

Click the Control panel and then click the System and Security which is marked in yellow below.

Control-Panel-System-and-Security

Step 2:

Click the Change User Account Control settings on the left side below.

Control-Panel-Changes-User-Account-Control-Settings

Step 3:

Move the slider below to the bottom and you will see the below message.
Never notify me when:
Apps try to install software or make changes to my computer
I make changes to Windows settings

Click the OK button and basically you are all set and see Step 4 below.

 User-Account-Control-Settings

Step 4.
Restart your server.


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Note that above mentioned steps will work in Windows 8 as well.

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Written by: Doron Farber - The Farber Consulting Group, Inc

There are 3 comments for "How to disable User Account Control in Windows Server 2012"

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By Edhy | January 23,2014

Nice, thanks for sharing!!!

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By Jeffrey Peltz | January 24,2014

This article is really handy and simple to follow all the steps.

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By Jeff | March 16,2014

Steps are really clear and simple .

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