How Do I Disable UAC In Windows Server 2008?

Windows UAC (User Account Control) can prevent user accounts that are members of Administrator groups from performing functions that they have permissions to perform.

E.g. Starting a Windows service with a “net start” command.

It appears that Microsoft have decided an Administrative user is not an Administrative user.

It is recommended that UAC is disabled to avoid permission-related issues.

Microsoft forces you to reboot the server

To disable UAC:

  • Login with the credentials being used to run Argent products
  • Navigate to Control Panel
  • Double-click on User Accounts
  • Click on Turn User Account Control on or off
  • Un-tick the Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer option
  • Click OK
  • A message will appear saying You must restart your computer to apply these changes
  • Click Restart Now