Microsoft has modified some of its processes for managing User Account Control (UAC) in Windows Server 2012. By default, UAC will now be enabled in Windows Server 2012. This article will walk you through the steps needed to disable User Account Control as necessary, based on user requirements.
There is a two-step process needed to enable/disable User Account Control in Windows Server 2012.
Step One: Change UAC settings
- Click Settings on the right of the desktop to open the Control Panel.
- Click on User Accounts to change User Account Settings.
- The default User Control setting is pictured below:
- You will need to change your notification settings to turn off the security level:
Step Two: Disable User Account Control policy
- To see your current UAC status, go to the Action Center:
- To change the UAC policy in Server Manager, you need to first go into Server Manager and select Local Security Policy in the Tools menu:
- To change the policy, right-click User Account Controls: Run all administrators in Admin Approve Mode:
- Your default setting will have “Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode” enabled.
- To change this setting, click Disable as pictured below:
- Click Apply, then OK, and then restart the server to finish changing your settings.
- To verify that the changes were correctly applied, go to the Action Center and check the status of your User Account Control policy: