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UAC - Enable or Disable for Built-in Administrator Account

Enable or Disable User Account Control (UAC) Prompt for Built-in Administrator in Windows

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User Account Control (UAC) helps prevent potentially harmful programs from making changes to your computer by notifying you before changes are made to your PC that require administrator-level (elevated) permission.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the User Account Control (UAC) elevation prompt (admin approval mode) for the built-in Administrator account in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do the options in this tutorial.


EXAMPLE: User Account Control (UAC) Prompt
UAC.jpg





OPTION ONE
Enable or Disable UAC for Built-in Administrator using a .reg File

1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.​
2. To Enable UAC Prompt for Built-in Administrator Account
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Enable_UAC_prompt_for_Built-in_Administrator_account.reg
download
3. To Disable UAC Prompt for Built-in Administrator Account
NOTE: This is the default setting.​
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Disable_UAC_prompt_for_Built-in_Administrator_account.reg
download
4. Save the .reg file to your Desktop.​
5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.​
6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.​
7. Sign out and in, or restart the computer to apply the changes.​
8. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.​





OPTION TWO
Enable or Disable UAC for Built-in Administrator in Security Policy

1. Open the Local Security Policyeditor.​
2. In the left pane, expand Local Policies, click/tap on Security Options, and double click/tap on User Account Control: Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account in the right pane. (see screenshot below)​
Built-in_Administrator_UAC_Behavior-1.png
3. Select (dot) to enable or disable, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: Disable is the default setting.​
Built-in_Administrator_UAC_Behavior-2.png
4. When finished, close the Local Security Policy editor.​


That's it,
Shawn


 

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