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Disabling administrator rights messages in Windows 7 OS and above (Also known as UAC / User Account Control)


Potential for Data Loss: The steps detailed in the resolution of this article may result in a loss of critical data if not performed properly. Before beginning these steps, make sure all important data is backed up in the event of data loss. If you are unsure or unfamiliar with any complex steps detailed in this article, please contact Product Support Services for assistance.


Software installation problems with Windows 7 OS and above

Configuration problems

These problems occur when you receive an error message stating that you do not have the correct administrative rights to continue.


Windows 7

Windows 8 8.1

Windows 10

Server 2012


Windows 7 and above user administrator privilege settings (UAC)


Easy solution to this is to turn off the user admin settings before you start to install your software, you can do this by following these simple instructions:
1. Go to Start > Control Panel. Set the view to "small icons" to show all Control Panel icons
2. Click on "User Accounts." Make sure that the account you use for installing your software is a full admin user.
On this page you then need to click on "Change User Account Control settings" you will now see a slider bar that starts with "Never notify" up to "Always notify" by default it will be set to "Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer"
3. Set it to "Never notify." This will disable all the admin blocks that pop up in installing and configuring software
4. Once set, restart the PC and then continue with your software installation and configuration
6. Once all is installed and working, you may turn this feature back on if you wish when you have finished all your work
Aditional requirements for Windows server 2012 and Windows 10.
For Windows Server 2012 and Windows 10, additional steps are required to
disable User Account Control. Although the slider bar can be set to “Never
Notify”, the User Account Control does not disable completely.
The User Account Control can be disabled for any user by setting the system
registry value “EnableLUA” to zero in the system registry under the registry key
A Windows registration file has been included in the Continuum 2.01 release in
order to expedite these additional steps.
Or you can use the attached file Click Here then unzip and execute. 
Using the right click "run as administrator" instead of this is not the same. The right click will only run that .exe as an administrator and not the whole install/configuration package, i.e. SQL2005 manager will fail to run if you do not do as instructed above. You will always get an error stating that you do not have permission to run this program.
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