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User Account Control: Use Admin Approval Mode for the built-in Administrator account

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

The User Account Control: Admin Approval Mode for the built-in Administrator account policy setting controls the behavior of Admin Approval Mode for the built-in Administrator account.

The options are:

  • Enabled. The built-in Administrator account uses Admin Approval Mode. By default, any operation that requires elevation of privilege will prompt the user to approve the operation.

  • Disabled. (Default) The built-in Administrator account runs all applications with full administrative privilege.

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