Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Banish UAC

Banish UAC


For Windows 7 Ultimate, Business or Enterprise edition which has Local Group Policy, or computer joined to domain and has Active Directory-based GPO, the group policy can be used to disable UAC for local computer or many computer across large networks at once.



1. Enter GPedit.msc in Start Search to run Local Group Policy editor. (Or gpmc.msc to run Group Policy Management Console for AD-based domain GPO editor).

2. Navigate to the following tree branch:
Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options
In GPMC, browse to the required GPO which is linked to the domain or OU where the policy wants to apply.

3. Locate the following policy in the right pane:
User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode
Set its value to Elevate without prompt.

4. Locate the following policy in the right pane:
User Account Control: Detect application installations and prompt for elevation
Set its value to Disabled.

5. Locate the following policy in the right pane:
User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode
Set its value to Disabled.

6. Locate the following policy in the right pane:
User Account Control: Only elevate UIAccess applications that are installed in secure locations
Set its value to Disabled.


7. Restart the computer when done.

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