How to Disable User Account Control in Windows Server 2012 R2 to Install Oracle EPM (Hyperion) Applications

November 18, 2015

Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects

One of the prerequisites for installing Oracle EPM (Hyperion) software on servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 or later is to disable User Account Control (UAC). In Windows Server 2008 R2, one can do this via the System Configuration tool (Windows Key + R, type ‘msconfig.exe’). On the “Tools” menu, launch “Change UAC Settings” and move the slider all the way down to “Never Notify.”

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In Windows Server 2012 R2, however, this is not sufficient, since UAC is still active at this point. In order to disable UAC completely, the registry key “EnableLUA” needs to be updated with the value of ‘0’ from the default of ‘1’. This key is at the location “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system.”

A system reboot is required for this to take effect.

This is also described in this article on the Microsoft TechNet website.


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