UCF STIG Viewer Logo

Windows Server 2019 User Account Control approval mode for the built-in Administrator must be enabled.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-205811 WN19-SO-000380 SV-205811r569188_rule Medium
User Account Control (UAC) is a security mechanism for limiting the elevation of privileges, including administrative accounts, unless authorized. This setting configures the built-in Administrator account so that it runs in Admin Approval Mode. Satisfies: SRG-OS-000373-GPOS-00157, SRG-OS-000373-GPOS-00156
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-03-01


Check Text ( C-6076r355795_chk )
UAC requirements are NA for Server Core installations (this is the default installation option for Windows Server 2019 versus Server with Desktop Experience).

If the following registry value does not exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding:

Registry Path: \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\

Value Name: FilterAdministratorToken

Value Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0x00000001 (1)
Fix Text (F-6076r355796_fix)
Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Local Policies >> Security Options >> "User Account Control: Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account" to "Enabled".