Disable UAC using GPO in Windows Server 2012

To disable User Access Control (UAC) using Group Policy, in Windows 2012 domain controller:

1.ย Open the Server Manager Console,Click on Tools in the upper right corner > Click Group Policy Management from the drop down.

2. Expand Forest: -> Domains -> domain name in the left pain. Right-click on the domain name and select Create a GPO in this domain, and Link it here… Name the GPO “Disable UAC” and click OK.

3. The new GPO will show in the list. Right click on it and select Edit… Expand Computer Configuration > Policies -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options

4. On the right pain modify the following policies:

  • User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode = Elevate withouth prompting
  • User Account Control: Detect application installations and prompt for elevation = Disabled
  • User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode = Disabled

Run gpudate /force on the client Windows 8 / 7 or Vista or computer and confirm that the UAC is disabled.

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I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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  1. Alex says:

    gpuPdate /force ๐Ÿ˜‰