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What is UAC?

Windows Vista user account system has been built to automatically reduce the potential of security breeches. It does that by automatically enabling a feature called User Account Control (UAC). The UAC forces users that are part of the local administrators group to run like they were regular users with no administrative privileges.

Should I disable it?

in the normal use of Vista - No but as a developer then =Yes

How do I disable it?

  • Open Control Panel.
  • Select Admin Tools.
  • Select System Config.
  • Select  Tools.
  • Select Disable UAC.
  • Simple as that!

    Previously posted at Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 2:05 AM | Back to top

    Comments on this post: Switching off UAC in Vista

    # re: Switching off UAC in Vista
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    I've been running vista on my laptop since rtm. I've been tempted several time to disable UAC, but have resisted the urge. I really want to run in the same sandbox that my users run in. I'm considering this a fresh start. I wonder how long I can hold out.
    Left by Tim Hibbard on Nov 28, 2006 2:20 AM

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