Manually disabling User Access Control (UAC)


Apprenda requires Windows User Access Control (UAC) to be turned off in order for the platform to function correctly.

The Apprenda installer should be able to turn off UAC in most cases, but in rare circumstances, it cannot automatically make the required changes. In those cases, it is necessary to turn UAC off manually before proceeding with the installation.

Prior to Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

you can disable UAC (User Access Control) manually by following these steps:

- Open User Accounts by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking User Accounts and Family Safety (or clicking User Accounts, if you are connected to a network domain), and then clicking User Accounts.
- Click Turn User Account Control on or off. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
- Clear the check box to turn off UAC, or set the slider Never Notify and then click OK.

Note: You can read more about it by following this link:

Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8

Note: This requires editing the registry. Please ensure you follow all best practices for modifying your registry including creating a backup prior to making these changes.

- Run "regedit.exe" and search for the following key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\EnableLUA: 

- Set the value to 0

- Reboot

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