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Set Microsoft Account same as Built-in Administrator

  1. #1

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Pro With Media Center x64

    Set Microsoft Account same as Built-in Administrator


    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.


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  2. #2

    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1

    Good Morning,

    Hope all is well!

    This tutorial should be what you are looking for:
    UAC - Change Prompt Behavior for Administrators in Windows

    Hope this helps

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  3. #3

    Posts : 1,034
    Windows 7 x64/ Windows 8.1 x64

    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.


    #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

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  4. #4

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Pro With Media Center x64

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

    Talking about this

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Set Microsoft Account same as Built-in Administrator
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