I do not want to disable UAC in my Vista nodes, what else can be done?

Solution: If you don’t want to disable UAC completely in Windows Vista systems which you are going to inventory, but still need to scan them, you can consider disabling UAC for remote administrator only. More details on this can be found in this article by Microsoft. In general you just need to do the following:

  • In registry locate this key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\system
  • Set value LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy into 1 (it means Remote UAC disabled)
.updated: March 9, 2018 author: jeff