Configure UAC Group Policy Settings

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

You must be logged on as a member of the local Administrators group to configure the User Account Control (UAC) Group Policy settings. You can also perform the procedure as a standard user if you are able to provide valid credentials for an administrator account at the User Account Control credential prompt.

For information about UAC Group Policy settings, see Define the UAC Group Policy Settings in the planning section of this guide.

To configure UAC Group Policy settings

  1. Click Start, type secpol.msc in the Search programs and files box, and then press ENTER.

  2. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Yes.

  3. In the console tree, double-click Local Policies, and then click Security Options.

  4. In the details pane, right-click the relevant UAC setting, and then click Properties.

  5. Make the desired changes, and then click OK.


Modifying the User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode policy setting requires a computer restart before the setting becomes effective. All other UAC Group Policy settings do not require a restart.