How To: Disable UAC
Posted by Panagiotis Mantzouranis on 05 February 2018 04:17 PM
User Account Control (UAC) is a technology and security infrastructure introduced with Microsoft's Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 operating systems.
It aims to improve the security of Microsoft Windows by limiting application software to standard user privileges until an administrator authorizes an increase or elevation.
This limitation can create problems to gizmo service when running as a service. It can also create problems to Gizmo client, since it requires administrator privileges to perform certain functions.
For this reason we strongly advise you to disable UAC on all computers running Gizmo (Service & client).
Windows Vista & Server 2008
Windows 7 & Server 2010
Windows 8, 10, & Server 2012
Note: In Windows 8 and 10, the above procedure does not fully disable UAC, only reduces its functionality; completely disabling UAC is done through the Windows Registry or Group Policy Editor.
Disable UAC in Registry -- Back up the registry first
Note: To re-enable UAC, repeat these steps, but on Step 8 change Value Data to 1
You can also download a registry script that will modify the key. Link