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Turning off User Account Control (UAC) in Windows

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Author

Dillon Perera

Publish Date 07/30/13

Applies to Software

Application Server

Applies to Version

3.1 and Higher

Applies to System/Module

 

Article Version

1.00.01

 

Problem Statement

 

Wonderware products require that Windows User Account Control (UAC) option be turned off, but user is unsure where to make this change.

 

Solution Details

 

This solution will walk the user through turning off UAC in various versions of Windows. These steps do not apply to versions prior to Windows Vista, as the UAC feature did not exist prior to this version.
 

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008:

  • Ensure you are logged into the computer as an administrator, or have an administrative username and password that you can use.
  • Go to the Start Button, and then to Control Panel.
  • Click the “Classic View” option at the top left.
  • Click on the “User Accounts” icon.
  • At the bottom of the User Accounts page, click the link for “Turn User Account Control on or off”
  • Uncheck the option for “Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer”
  • Press OK, and then reboot.
 

Windows 7:

  • Ensure you are logged into the computer as an administrator, or have an administrative username and password that you can use.
  • Go to the Start Button, and then to Control Panel.
  • Click the “Classic View” option at the top left.
  • Click on the “User Accounts” icon.
  • At the bottom of the User Accounts page, click the link for “Change User Account Control settings”.
  • Move the slider all the way down to the “Never notify” position.
  • Press OK, and then reboot.