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    How many of you disable UAC?

    I look after a few primary schools and a few years back I disabled UAC using Group Policies as I was getting fed up of users always asking me to type my password in so they could run stuff.

    Is this the norm or am I on my own in disabling UAC?

    Should I enable it? and if so how do you cut down on the message boxes that get presented to the user.

    I have also noticed that on my new Windows 8 laptop you need UAC enabled to use the app store.

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    I disable it domain wide. There's no need for it in a managed environment.

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    Disabled here too.

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    Not disabled it here. Too useful to turn off. Properly managed, staff never come across it anyway.

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    Disabled Domain wide, totally stupid decision by microsoft to design it that way. Just gets annoying rather than helping.

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    UAC is super useful. Make it work for you.

    It never upsets my staff unless they try and install utorrent or iTunes...

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    Enabled domain wide - extra level of protection, works well for us. Never found it gets in the way, but it does stop people doing things they're not supposed to, where XP was totally happy to let them stuff it.

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    Disabled on domain but stand alones still have it.

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    Enabled here....the only people it annoys are the IT admins as we have a legitimate need to elevate, but we can live with this.

    Has caused a few issues with other applications we try to run remotely and get blocked because of UAC, but as soon as we understood this, was easy enough to work around.

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    Left it enabled here on all machines apart from the finance machines as it causes trouble running one of the apps they use...

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    Disabled domain wide here

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    Thanks. Bit of a mixed bag so far. If enabled how do you stop UAC popping up and asking for standard things like adding a printer or updating java.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutech4schools View Post
    Thanks. Bit of a mixed bag so far. If enabled how do you stop UAC popping up and asking for standard things like adding a printer or updating java.
    Group Policy deals with printer related stuff.

    Updating Java is done centrally, not by staff (along with all software).

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutech4schools View Post
    Thanks. Bit of a mixed bag so far. If enabled how do you stop UAC popping up and asking for standard things like adding a printer or updating java.
    Likewise we centrally deploy software to have control over what is out there.

    For printing, this is done via the point and print restrictions

    Allowing Standard Users to Install Network Printers on Windows 7 without Prompting for Administrative Credentials - GES on Windows 7 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

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