I see that with the new 3.6 version that there are some new tasks being run with my Scripted Installations, namely the "disable UAC" and "enable UAC" both of which are vbs scripts. Previously on 3.5 I had a post-install task for disabling UAC which worked great. The problem I now have with 3.6 is that the "enable UAC" task that runs at the end is re-enabling UAC, which I don't want.

I have tried to edit this task out of the scripted install via the .xml task file for my Scripted Install but discovered that I don't have write permissions to the files. I don't see anywhere in the new 3.6 console where these new tasks can be edited or disabled.

So long story short, how can I remove/delete/disable the Enable UAC task that was forcibly added with 3.6?


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  • I am seeing the same thing, i love "features"
  • There is a xml task list for the entire deployment that you can see and edit if you set the deployment to prompt on errors. I don't know if its possible but you could try writing a script to edit the xml file to comment out the enable UAC section and set the script as a preinstall task.
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Try this, http://www.kace.com/support/resources/kb/solutiondetail?sol=SOL121713

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Answered 04/29/2014 by: cserrins
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  • Corey, this does not however solve win 8.1 uac issue. Meaning the predefined options are yes or no uac with no middle ground. If you disable UAC in 8.1 the apps built into 8.1 do not work. I want the UAC setting in 8.1 to hide. This will allow the apps to work at the same time not bug the user to "run xxxx program"...

    Perhaps a workaround would be give us the option to move the task order around during postinstall. Or better yet, add them by default and give us the choice remove it. Right now, I am getting Line 28 char 5 invalid root in reg key.

    Thank you,

    • Hiding the uac is not controlled by Kace, they have either it disabled or enabled. You may need to use a policy to change the user prompting, something like they talk about here:
  • Thank you Corey, this works.
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I contacted support regarding this issue and I was told it's unresolved until version 4.0 is released.  There is no ETA for 4.0.

Answered 03/18/2014 by: Jayzonious
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Did not run into this with my external win images I am testing.  I already had a work around ready in case it happens.  Run this as your last post script and see what happens.

Answered 04/07/2014 by: SMal.tmcc
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I actually just ran across this yesterday also. This appears to cover the Win8.1 changes fairly well: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5509-user-account-control-uac-change-settings-windows-8-a.html

Answered 06/12/2014 by: cblake
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