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vbs code to turn off UAC in vista
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You dont need to use VBScript for that

just type one command in the command line


 Disable UAC
 C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
 
 Enable UAC
 C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

or make batch, the run it from command line with argument (1 enable UAC, 0 Disable)
Example UAS.bat 1 or UAC.bat 0:

@echo off
 
C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d %1 /f

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i need to change the status with vbs,pls provide code.
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Here you go:
Const UAC_ENABLE = 1
Const UAC_DISABLE = 0
Const UAC_REGKEY = "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\EnableLUA"
 
If Wscript.Arguments.Count <> 1 Then
    Wscript.Echo "Usage: " & Wscript.ScriptName & " Enable|Disable|Status"
    Wscript.Quit
End If
 
Set Shell = CreateObject( "WScript.Shell" )
 
If UCase(Wscript.Arguments.Item(0)) = "ENABLE" Then
    Shell.RegWrite UAC_REGKEY, UAC_ENABLE, "REG_DWORD"
    Wscript.Echo "UAC Enabled, please reboot..."
    Wscript.Quit
End If
 
If UCase(Wscript.Arguments.Item(0)) = "DISABLE" Then
    Shell.RegWrite UAC_REGKEY, UAC_DISABLE, "REG_DWORD"
    Wscript.Echo "UAC Disabled, please reboot..."
    Wscript.Quit
End If
 
If UCase(Wscript.Arguments.Item(0)) = "STATUS" Then
    If Shell.RegRead(UAC_REGKEY) = 0 Then
        Wscript.Echo "UAC is Disabled."
    Else
        Wscript.Echo "UAC is Enabled."
    End If
        Wscript.Quit
End If

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by:ankur3020
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i tested the code whenever i ran it , just a message display "Enable/Disable/Status" nothing else.

do you want me to create a dword with name enable LUA and assign it value 0 for disable and 1 for enable UAC.

otherwise please explain the above code
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The above script must be run form command line:

For example to disable UAC run form command line: "cscript UAC.vbs disable"
The UAC.vbs may be different in your case, depending of the name you gave to the script"

If you want just to disable UAC use this code:
Const UAC_DISABLE = 0
Const UAC_REGKEY = "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\EnableLUA"
 
Set Shell = CreateObject( "WScript.Shell" )
Shell.RegWrite UAC_REGKEY, UAC_DISABLE, "REG_DWORD"
Wscript.Echo "UAC Disabled, please reboot..."

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by:ankur3020
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can i run the above code with vbs for disabling uac.?
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by:si_shamil
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Yes the last snippet will disable the UAC.
You will have to restart the computer after you run the script for changes to take effect.
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by:ankur3020
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following code is ok for enabling uac?
Const UAC_ENABLE = 1
Const UAC_REGKEY = "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\EnableLUA"
 
Set Shell = CreateObject( "WScript.Shell" )
Shell.RegWrite UAC_REGKEY, UAC_ENABLE, "REG_DWORD"
Wscript.Echo "UAC enabled, please reboot..."

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yes it is!
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dear when uac is turned on , i tried to run uac turning off script i.e. vbs file . it gave message permission denied. then how will it turn off uac when system do not allow to run file.
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You have to run this script as administrator, only with administrative permissions you can disable/enable UAC for all users
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by:ankur3020
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i tried to change registry value with uac enable, but still getting same error of permission denied. u pls check at ur side and then guide.

u know if u have uac enabled , and u try to open regedit with run it ask for permission, then how could vbs be allowed to change registry without permission. i think some code need to be added.
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by:ankur3020
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dear, i got alternative to solve this problem.

i do not require solution of this query. thanks for help.
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thanks
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