I have a Windows10 Enterprise machine on which I want to disable UAC completely in order to execute all applications as Administrator per default.
However, my UAC settings keep resetting every time after a reboot.
I tried the following solutions:
- Setting the following values in the registry hive
- I even made myself the effective owner of the registry hive above and denied every other user (incl.
SYSTEM) to modify it.
- Setting the following group policies:
Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\Behavior of the elevation prompt for adminsitrators in Admin Approval Modeto
Elevate without promting
Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\Run all administrators in Admin Approval Modeto
- There is an other setting somewhere around
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\ ???which disables the automatic overriding of Group Policy Settings.
- Reinstalling a fresh copy of Windows10
- Writing a script in C# executed on every boot which sets all these settings for me - it did not work as not even Admin Privileges apparently are high enough to change these settings...
None of the above solutions --including the Windows re-installation-- helped resolving the problem.
I am aware that Windows10 has trouble running the WindowsStore and MSEdge etc. when one has UAC completely disabled - but I do not care as I do not use any of these "features".
Does anyone have a solution which I have maybe not yet tried?
As a developer, this drives me completely nuts.
Completely disable UAC in Windows 10 is not a duplicate of my question, as I have tested all the proposed solutions in the linked question and they did not work for me (as specified above).