Manage User Account Control using Group Policy

A new security feature called User Account Control (UAC) is introduced in Windows Vista and Windows 2008. It is designed to reduce unauthorized access to the operating system by malicious viruses. When an administrator or user attempts to access an application that can result in a system configuration change, UAC prompts for authorization. This can be very annoying and reduce productivity for administrators. Use following method to centrally manage User Account Control via Group Policy.

  1. Open Group Policy Management Console on Server 2008
  2. Create a new GPO
  3. Browse to:
    Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options > User Account Control settings

Above GPO setting allows you to disable and enable User Account Control (UAC) from Group Policy.

Group Policy User Account Control