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Turn off User Account Control in Windows 2008 (R2)

Posted by Brajesh Panda on June 2, 2010

In Windows 2008

1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

2. In Control Panel, click User Accounts.

3. In the User Accounts window, click User Accounts.

4. In the User Accounts tasks window, click Turn User Account Control on or off.

5. If UAC is currently configured in Admin Approval Mode, the User Account Control message appears. Click Continue.

6. Clear the Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer check box, and then click OK.

7. Click Restart Now to apply the change right away, or click Restart Later and close the User Accounts tasks window.

Here is the Microsoft Office Article:

In Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 7

Using Registry:  Click here

Using GUI:  Follow below steps or in windows explorer bar just type “Control Panel\User Accounts\User Accounts” & press enter – it will take you there. Even in Windows 7 old Vista command works “UserAccountControlSettings.exe


24 Responses to “Turn off User Account Control in Windows 2008 (R2)”

  1. TypeImmeW said

    Great post, I am almost 100% in agreement with you

  2. Jamie Iomo said

    Good Afternoon

    Awesome blog, great write up, thank you!

  3. Jay said

    I don’t have a ‘User Accounts’ to click once in the User Accounts applet as stated in item 3:

    3. In the User Accounts window, click User Accounts.

    I don’t see a ‘Turn User Account Control on or off’ on any of the available tabs..

    4. In the User Accounts tasks window, click Turn User Account Control on or off.

    Please help!


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  5. imtiaza said

    Jay you are using Windows 7 thats why you are stuck in step 3 …:)

  6. shanky said

    thanxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 🙂

  7. Thrinadh said

    Nice post. Clear & Brief Explanation. Thanks a lot.

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    it’s done.
    thanks a lot for this … i was tried lot of things to sort out, but had headack…. now finally it got resolve….once againg thanks

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  12. DoronF said

    Check this link to disable UAC for Windows server 2012:

  13. D said

    Hi Brajesh,

    As an adiminstrator how can I apply this for all my users. We use Windows Sever 2008 R2 in our main server. Can this be done through account policies so it applies to all the users, because they continuously complain about the warning that popup when they try to run some apps which are used pretty frequently in our company.


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