'UAC needs to be disabled' message during Sagent Installation

Product Feature: Installation / Upgrade
Operating System: Windows Server 2008


During Sagent installation a warning message 'UAC needs to be disabled' is shown, even though User Account Control (UAC) is disabled.


Possible root causes are:
  • Sagent installer not launched using elevated privileges.
  • UAC not disabled properly.
  • Machine not rebooted after disabling UAC.


UPDATED: September 19, 2019
In order to fix this warning, follow these steps:
  • Launch the installer using elevated privileges (i.e "run as administrator).
  • Check the value of key 'EnableLUA' in registry settings at path 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system' is set to zero.
  • Reboot the machine after disabling UAC.