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Topic # 198719 20-Jul-2016 09:21
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I have a 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Server. When I logged in this morning, I was presented the little notification flag "Windows must be restarted to disable UAC".

 

We have limited users with admin rights.

 

I suspect it was one of our software vendors who were logged in looking at our database last night, and emailed that they had trouble connecting to their own FTP server from our server "even attempting to run IE / Windows Explorer as Administrator". I suspect that after it didn't work when running in admin mode they tried disabling UAC, then gave up after it requested a reboot.

 

I have queried them about this but haven't had a response yet, but if they deny it I'd like to be able to prove if it was them. Making this kind of system wide security change without permission is totally unacceptable.

 

I haven't been able to find anything, but does Windows log when someone changes UAC settings?

 

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  Reply # 1595466 20-Jul-2016 09:22
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First thing on my own PCs that I disable is UAC.   I notice on one of my Win10 PCs every time there is a preview update UAC gets turned back on again..





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  Reply # 1595488 20-Jul-2016 10:15
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Yep I have W10 and W8.1 both re activate UAC when there is an update.

 

PITA





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  Reply # 1595490 20-Jul-2016 10:19
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Won't it just be in the event log?


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  Reply # 1595491 20-Jul-2016 10:29
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Should be in one of the event logs, maybe Security


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  Reply # 1595493 20-Jul-2016 10:33
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I may be wrong, but from memory I don't think auditing of this is enabled by default.





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  Reply # 1595619 20-Jul-2016 13:34
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Can't see it in any of the logs, but is difficult to be sure when it is a fairly large time window I am searching and don't know what code I am looking for to filter it by :(


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  Reply # 1595657 20-Jul-2016 14:35
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old3eyes:

 

First thing on my own PCs that I disable is UAC.   I notice on one of my Win10 PCs every time there is a preview update UAC gets turned back on again..

 

 

 

 

Why? Can't say I experience any issues with it on.





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  Reply # 1595677 20-Jul-2016 15:21
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geekiegeek:

 

old3eyes:

 

First thing on my own PCs that I disable is UAC.   I notice on one of my Win10 PCs every time there is a preview update UAC gets turned back on again..

 

 

 Why? Can't say I experience any issues with it on.

 

 

In W8/10 UAC prevents some apps from launching.  PITA





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  Reply # 1595704 20-Jul-2016 16:02
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geekiegeek:

 

old3eyes:

 

First thing on my own PCs that I disable is UAC.   I notice on one of my Win10 PCs every time there is a preview update UAC gets turned back on again..

 

 

 

 

Why? Can't say I experience any issues with it on.

 

 

Why would i want to click "yes" just for the most basic task in a lab environment??





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  Reply # 1601274 30-Jul-2016 11:34
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old3eyes:

 

geekiegeek:

 

old3eyes:

 

First thing on my own PCs that I disable is UAC.   I notice on one of my Win10 PCs every time there is a preview update UAC gets turned back on again..

 

 

 

 

Why? Can't say I experience any issues with it on.

 

 

Why would i want to click "yes" just for the most basic task in a lab environment??

 

 

 

 

We have UAC on for absolutely everything at work, so the last thing I need is to be nagged at home too.

 

I've had no issues with having UAC turned off for years at home, so I'll continue to do so. It's a cool feature, but frustrating at the same time - as a lot of security features are.. functional but a bit inconvenient. 






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