Microsoft Windows Vista or higher and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or higher use User Account Control (UAC) to improve the safety and security and prevent malicious content from running on systems. GFI LanGuard is compatible with UAC requirements and all the GFI LanGuard application files are digitally signed.
Command line tools, such as lnsscmd.exe, impex.exe and others, require elevated privileges to complete the requested tasks. To use these tools, open CMD using the Run as: Administrator option. Failure to do so returns the following error:
The requested operation requires elevation.
When you attempt to open GFI LanGuard, GFI LanGuard Troubleshooter, or any other module, you are prompted to approve the user elevation.
To disable User Account Control:
- Click Start > Run, key in secpol.msc and press Enter
- From the left pane of the Local Security Policy console, expand Local Policies and select Security Options
- From the right pane, double-click User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode and select Disabled
- Click OK
NOTE: For more information about User Account Control (UAC), refer to Technet's How User Account Control Works