If your a Computer Technician using LogMeIn Rescue (LMIR) console, you know that when working on client’s computers and laptops that Window’s User Account Control (UAC) is a very annoying restriction. It disallows you to work on the client’s computer remotely without their active engagement and confirmation of executing programs on the client’s end. Most of the time, the client knows you are working on their computer and you would navigate them to disable UAC before you allow the customer to step away from the computer while you work on it.
However, there are times when you may forget to ask your client to disable UAC. Or you were in safe mode, captured their credentials (via LMIR), able to boot into normal mode, but UAC is enabled. Since the client is not present at the computer, you either would have to (1) inconveniently call the client back to engage them in your activities in normal mode, (2) inconveniently call the client back to disable UAC for you during your session, or (3) If your unable to reach the client back, you cannot proceed any further on the client’s computer resulting in negative feedback.
But have no fear, this tutorial will show you how to toggle between UAC without the client’s presence.
Run these in command prompt to enable or disable UAC
C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
– Command prompt does NOT have to be run in administrator mode
– Requires the computer to be restarted for the effects to take place.