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Set Microsoft Account same as Built-in Administrator


TechXero

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#1
Hello...

I am new to Windows 8.1 and I have noticed that even after setting my (online) Microsoft account as Administrator, and disabling UACP, many actions still require me to "Allow" them.

So my question is, can I tun that so called "Microsoft Admin Account" to behave just like built-in Administrator one so I don't get those annoying prompts ? If not, is there a way to make everything on my PC run as Admin ?

I know how to set Admin right on a per-app basis, but that's not what am looking for, as I am the only one using this PC. And want to keep using my "Online" account coz I sync a lot of things.

Hope I asked my question right and that it hasn't been asked before.

Thanks :D
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro With Media Center x64
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUS
    CPU
    Core 2 Quad Q9550
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus Extreme
    Memory
    4GB DDR3 1333Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI RADEON 4870x2

archer

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#3
Hi, welcome to Eight forums

You cannot disable UAC in Windows 8. There is no option to do so.

The older method of disabling UAC via the slider no longer works. You must edit the registry now. You may not have noticed, but at no point does the UserAccountControlSetting.exe actually ask you for a reboot in Windows 8 when you move the slider to the bottom.
So don't even bother with the slider. Just run PowerShell as Administrator and paste the following to disable UAC:


You can find it here.

group policy or local group policy > Computer configuration > policys > windows >security > local. Silently elevates and dosnt brake the windows store, Good enough for a home network.

RUN THE COMMANDS IF YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH IT. ONLY

#The following is equal to the Security Policy "User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode" = "Elevate without prompting"
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" -Name "ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin" -Value "0" #Default value is 2


#The following is equal to the Security Policy "User Account Control: Allow UIAccess applications to prompt for elevation without using the secure dekstop" = "Enabled"
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" -Name "EnableUIADesktopToggle" -Value "1" #Default value is 0

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 x64/ Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Self Made
    CPU
    Intel i5 2500K @ 3.3GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Z68 V Pro
    Memory
    16GB DDR 3
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS 6870 ICEq edition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 22" Display
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    WD 1 TB
    Seagate 2 TB
    WD 320 GB
    PSU
    coolermaster 750 W
    Case
    Coolermaster HAF 912
    Keyboard
    TVS Gold
    Mouse
    Samsumg
    Internet Speed
    4 Mbps
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    AVG 2013 IS

TechXero

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#4
Thank you both but I wasn't talking about UAC....

Talking about this


Cheers
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro With Media Center x64
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUS
    CPU
    Core 2 Quad Q9550
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus Extreme
    Memory
    4GB DDR3 1333Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI RADEON 4870x2

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