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In Windows Server 2008, I have create a new user and added it to the Administrator group ("Administrators have complete and unrestricted access to the computer/domain.")

However, in most instances this user is not treated as an Administrator. For example, when logged in under the new administrative user's account, Internet Explorer treats the login as a regular user, even though IE ESC is turned of for administrators.

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UAC is still turned on. This means that, while unelevated, your administrator user account is actually just the same as a regular user account.

More information here.

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1000 thank yous. – mmcglynn Oct 7 '11 at 19:24
No worries, glad I could help! – tomfanning Oct 7 '11 at 23:00
In fact, when logged in a Administrator, and being in Control Panel > User Accounts > User Accounts, does not show the critical link "Turn User Account Control on or off.". So, I am back to start. Why would this line not show? – mmcglynn Oct 13 '11 at 19:56
Do you definitely want to turn UAC off? If you really do, there are instructions all over the internet. Several ways to do it - it's in msconfig.exe, for one. – tomfanning Oct 14 '11 at 8:50

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