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    User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level
    How to Elevate All Administrator Accounts UAC Privilege Level
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    09 Jun 2007
    User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level

    How to Elevate All Administrator Accounts UAC Privilege Level


    information   Information
    This will show you how to change all administrator account's UAC Privilege Level to keep UAC on and not prompt an admnistrator, have UAC ask administrator for password, or the default of asking an Administrator to Continue for permission. UAC will still be on and work as usual for the Standard and Guests account types. For more information, see:

    Note   Note
    This will still leave Protected Mode: ON in Internet Explorer to.
    Tip   Tip
    To Have UAC Progam Exceptions to not have UAC ask for your permission on certain programs in Vista only, then you can use the Norton UAC Tool for this. This program will not work in Window 7.
    warning   Warning
    This can only be done while logged on to an administrator account.






    OPTION ONE

    Using a REG File Download
    1. To Elevate Administrators Privilege Level for no Prompting by UAC
    NOTE: When you elevate the administrator accounts privilege level, the Security Center in Vista will give you an alert warning notification in the notification area of the taskbar until you undo this. To turn this alert off, see: How to Disable or Enable the Security Center Alert Warning Notification in Vista.
    A) Click on the download button below to download the file below.
    Elevate_Administrator_Priviledge.reg
    download
    B) Go to step 4.
    2. To Have UAC Prompt Administrators for a Password
    NOTE: This will act just like it does in a Standard account by UAC asking you for the administrator's password before continuing.
    A) Click on the download button below to download the file below.
    Administrator_UAC_Require_Password.reg
    download
    B) Go to step 4.
    3. To Have UAC Prompt Administrators for a Continue or Yes
    NOTE: This is the default setting for UAC asking the administrator to click on Continue (Vista) or Yes (Windows 7) to give permission.
    A) Click on the download button below to download the file below.
    Restore_Default_Settings.reg


    download
    4. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.

    5. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

    6. Click on Run, Continue (UAC-Vista) or Yes (UAC-Windows 7), Yes, and then OK when prompted.

    7. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes.

    8. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.





    OPTION TWO

    Through Local Security Policy

    NOTE: This method is only available for the Vista Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions.
    1. Open the Local Security Policy editor.

    2. In the left pane, click on Local Policies. (See screenshot below step 5)

    3. Click on Security Options.

    4. In the right pane, double click on User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode.
    User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level-policy.jpg
    5. To Elevate Administrators Privilege Level for no Prompting by UAC
    NOTE: When you elevate the administrator accounts privilege level, the Security Center in Vista will give you an alert warning notification in the notification area of the taskbar until you undo this. To turn this alert off, see: How to Disable or Enable the Security Center Alert Warning Notification in Vista
    A) Click on the drop down arrow and change the setting to Elevate without prompting. (See screenshot below step 8)

    B) Go to step 8.
    6. To Have UAC Prompt Administrators for a Password
    NOTE: This will act just like it does in a Standard account by UAC asking you for the administrator's password before continuing.
    A) Click on the drop down arrow and change the setting to Prompt for credentials. (See screenshot below step 8)

    B) Go to step 8.
    7. To Have UAC Prompt Administrators for a Continue or Yes
    NOTE: This is the default setting for UAC asking the administrator to click on Continue (Vista) or Yes (Windows 7) to give permission.
    A) Click on the drop down arrow and change the setting to Prompt for consent. (See screenshot below step 8)
    8. Click on OK to apply.
    User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level-uac.jpg
    9. Close the Local Security Policy window. Your Done.




    OPTION THREE

    Manually Using Registry Editor
    1. Open the Start Menu.

    2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.

    3. If prompted by UAC, then click on the Continue (Vista) or Yes (Windows 7).

    4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below)

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

    5. In the right pane, right click on ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin and click on Modify.
    User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level-reg.jpg
    6. To Elevate Administrators Privilege Level for no Prompting by UAC
    NOTE: When you elevate the administrator accounts privilege level, the Security Center in Vista will give you an alert warning notification in the notification area of the taskbar until you undo this. To turn this alert off, see: How to Disable or Enable the Security Center Alert Warning Notification in Vista.
    A) Type 0 (Number) and click on OK. (See screenshot below step 8)

    B) Go to step 9.
    7. To Have UAC Prompt Administrators for a Password
    NOTE: This will act just like it does in a Standard account by UAC asking you for the administrator's password before continuing.
    A) Type 1 and click on OK. (See screenshot below step 8)

    B) Go to step 9.
    8. To Have UAC Prompt Administrators for a Continue or Yes
    NOTE: This is the default setting for UAC asking the administrator to click on Continue (Vista) or Yes (Windows 7) to give permission.
    A) Type 2 and click on OK.
    User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level-modify.jpg
    9. Close regedit.

    10. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes.
    That's it,
    Shawn



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    Re: User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level

    I use Vista Home Premium and successfully followed method 2 above. That method seems to turn off the UAC. But what I'd like to do is avoid the prompt for certain programs such as yahoo messenger and adobe suites and leave the UAC on for everything else. Is this possible?

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    Re: User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level

    Hi pRose DC,

    It would be nice to have exceptions for programs in UAC like in a firewall program., but that is not an option in Vista. It's all or none.

    Sorry,
    Shawn

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    Re: User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level

    Hi

    I am trying to install Symantec Antivirus software under Vista Home Premium and get the following error message:

    This version of Symantec AntiVirus requires elevated privileges in order to install.

    I have tried the download and manual options described in:

    How to Elevate Administrators UAC Privilege Level in Vista

    but still cannot install Symantec.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level

    Hi TrevB,

    Welcome to Vista Forums.

    I hate to say this, but I would avoid installing any Symantec Norton antivirus program on Vista until they can fix the problem. There has been so many reported problems with Norton and Vista it isn't even funny anymore. I would recommend using something like the free Avast antivirus instead. It may have just saved you a headache later by not installing.

    http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html

    Shawn

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    Re: User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level

    Thanks for the advice. I have downloaded and installed Avast without incident.

    Thanks again.

    TrevB

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    Hi TrevB,

    Welcome to Vista Forums.

    I hate to say this, but I would avoid installing any Symantec Norton antivirus program on Vista. There has been so many reported problems with Norton and Vista it isn't even funny anymore. I would recommend using something like the free Avast antivirus instead. It may have just saved you a headache later by not installing.

    http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html

    Shawn

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    Re: User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level

    Your welcome TrevB.

    Glad to hear it went well. Thank you for the feedback.

    Shawn

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    Re: User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level

    Thanks for this info, before i just turned it off but this seems a better way.

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    Re: User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level

    Thanks for another brilliant tip Brink

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    Re: User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level

    Your welcome Killerchronic and beauparc.

    I'm glad that it has helped you.

    Shawn

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