Are UAC prompts suppressed on Win7 over RDC

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I am testing an application on clean Win7 Enterprise VMs but I am seeing different UAC behavior between VMs reached over RDC than with physical machines running the same O/S. The VMs are hosted on Virtual Server 2005 R2.

I am trying to determine if there are any compatibility issues with the application on Windows 7, specifically around UAC issues, but I am not getting the UAC elevation prompts over Remote Desktop when connected to the VM as I do on physical machines.

For example, if I mark the Command Prompt shortcut on the Start menu as 'Run as Administrator', I get a UAC prompt on my own physical Win7 Ent. workstation which is set to the default UAC level (3 out of 4); but on the VM, which is set to the same default UAC level, I do not get a prompt if I do the same thing to the CMD shortcut on that machine.

Does Windows suppress the UAC prompts over RDC, or do I have some other configuration difference that I'm not aware of?

Please let me know if there's some additional info that I should provide and I will update the question.


Best Answer

Windows can be configured to not show UAC prompts, but i believe thats a system wide config (ie youd see the same thing at the console as you would over RDP). They can definitely show up though, so it sounds like your servers have some configuration differences.

heres a technet article about the various keys: