Is User Account Control enabled on the client?

Article:TECH91902  |  Created: 2009-01-19  |  Updated: 2014-01-06  |  Article URL
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User Account Control (UAC) is enabled.





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User Account Control (UAC) is an integral part of the Microsoft Windows security model. It allows administrative users to log on to Windows with a "split token" - a limited user token is provided to logon, and when necessary the user is prompted to provide an administrative token to perform tasks that application developers and/or the operating system consider administrator-only tasks.

It should not be neccessary to disable UAC in order to install or adminster a Symantec product, but it may be necessary to run Symantec applications as Administrator, or start command-line applications from an elevated command prompt.

For more information on User Account Control, read the following article from the Microsoft Knowledge Base:


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