User Account Control: Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account

User Account Control: Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account

This security setting determines the behavior of Admin Approval mode for the Built-in Administrator account.

The options are:

- Enabled: The Built-in Administrator will logon in Admin Approval Mode. By default any operation that requires elevation of privilege will prompt the Consent Admin to choose either Permit or Deny.

- Disabled: The Built-in Administrator will logon in XP compatible mode and run all applications by default with full administrative privilege.

Default: Disabled

Policy path: 

Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Local Policies\Security Options

Supported on: 

At least Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008

Registry settings: 

SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\FilterAdministratorToken

Reboot required: 

No