Imagine this: you’re excited to install Minecraft on your Windows PC, but those pesky User Account Control (UAC) prompts keep getting in the way. You know UAC is necessary to block unauthorized apps and prevent inadvertent changes to your system settings, but it can be frustrating when you just want to get things done (like installing Minecraft).
Luckily, as an IT professional, you know there’s a solution: temporarily disabling UAC. Whether you’re testing, troubleshooting, or completing day-to-day tasks, Atera’s Shared Script Library offers a script that can modify your Windows Registry key, so you can complete your tasks without interruption.
However, it’s important to remember that disabling UAC can leave your device more vulnerable to security threats, so it should only be done when necessary and for a limited time. Make sure to re-enable UAC once you’re done with your tasks to ensure a secure environment for your users.
Atera does not guarantee the integrity, availability, security, virus-free, safety, lawfulness, non-infringement, rights’ status, or functionality of the scripts. The use of the shared scripts is at your own risk. Scripts are provided “AS IS”. *
REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
Can I re-enable UAC with the script?
Yes, you can modify the script to re-enable UAC by changing the value of the “EnableLUA” registry key to 1.
How do I know if UAC is currently enabled or disabled?
You can check the value of the “EnableLUA” registry key under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System. A value of 0 means UAC is disabled, and a value of 1 means UAC is enabled.
- Admin permissions are needed to run this script.
- /f – This parameter specifies that the command should force the update of the registry key, even if there are errors or conflicts.
- To enable the UAC, you can use the following command: REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f