Accounts: User Account Control must virtualize file and registry write failures to per-user locations

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User Account Control (UAC) is a security mechanism for limiting the elevation of privileges, including administrative accounts, unless authorized. This setting configures non-UAC compliant applications to run in virtualized file and registry entries in per-user locations, allowing them to run.

Remediation

To fix this configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Local Policies >> Security Options >> "User Account Control: Virtualize file and registry write failures to per-user locations" to "Enabled".

STIG:
Server 2019: https://www.stigviewer.com/stig/microsoft_windows_server_2019/2021-08-18/finding/V-205720
Server 2016: https://www.stigviewer.com/stig/microsoft_windows_server_2016/2021-09-29/finding/V-225068
Desktop: https://www.stigviewer.com/stig/windows_10/2021-08-18/finding/V-220951



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