Windows UAC Manager : Quickly Enable/Disable UAC on Windows
Windows UAC Manager
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Windows UAC Manager is the free command-line tool to quickly enable or disable User Account Control (UAC) on your Windows system.

User Account Control (UAC) is a security feature (Vista onwards) that enables users to perform common tasks as non-administrators and as administrators without having to switch users, log off, or use Run As. It works by prompting for permission when a task requires administrative rights, such as installing software or changing settings that affect other users.

But sometimes it becomes annoying to keep waiting and hitting on these prompts at times for an elevation of the user rights. In such cases Windows UAC Manager can help you to quickly and easily disable UAC temporarily then enable it back again.

Here is the what you can do with it,

  • Know the current status of UAC
  • Enable UAC on your system
  • Disable UAC on your system

It automatically checks for the current status of UAC and then enable/disable it accordingly if necessary.

It is simple & easy to use tool. Also being a command-line based tool makes it perfect for automation.

'Windows UAC Manager' works on both both 32 bit & 64 bit versions and tested successfully on all Windows Platforms starting from Windows Vista to latest version, Windows 8.

How to use?

Windows UAC Manager is very easy to use tool.

Since it is command-line/console based tool, you have to launch it from the command prompt. Also make sure you run Command Prompt (cmd.exe) as Administrator.

Here is the simple usage information

WindowsUACManager.exe [-e | -d | -s | -h]
//Enable the Windows UAC
WindowsUACManager.exe -e
//Disable the Windows UAC
WindowsUACManager.exe -d
//Display the current Status of UAC
WindowsUACManager.exe -s
//Show this help screen
WindowsUACManager.exe -h
Here is the screenshot showing the usage of this tool. It shows disabling UAC on Windows 7 system.
WindowsUACManager in Action
Release History
Version 2.0: 14th Aug 2013
Fixed the minor problem while enabling/disabling UAC in certain environments. Improved the help screen and messages.
Version 1.5: 3rd May 2013
Added feature to automatically detect & prompt only when run from desktop directly. Also improved usage & display screens.
Version 1.0: 6th Feb 2013
First public release of WindowsUACManager
FREE Download Windows UAC Manager v2.0

License  : Freeware
Platform : Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2008, Windows 8

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