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Use the Windows Command Line to Check UAC and the Local Admin Group

You want to determine if UAC is enabled or disabled. A lot of software still struggles to work properly with UAC and so sometimes you need to check if UAC is enabled or not.


In this post, I’ll cover a few things you can do relating to UAC.

List Users in the Local Admin Group

Checking local admin is pretty easy:

C:> net localgroup administrators
Alias name administrators
Comment Administrators have complete and unrestricted access to the computer/domain
PURYEAR-ITDomain Admins
The command completed successfully.

Check UAC via the Registry

You can determine if UAC is enabled via the Registry. Specifically, if EnableLUA is 0x0 then UAC is disabled. Otherwise, its enabled.

C:> reg query HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem /v EnableLUA

 EnableLUA REG_DWORD 0x0


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