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WindowsRegistryUAC

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The department is: Chef/Modernize

The full name of the cop is: Chef/Modernize/WindowsRegistryUAC


Enabled by defaultSupports autocorrectionTarget Chef Version
EnabledNo15.0+

Chef Infra Client 15.0 and later includes a windows_uac resource that should be used to set Windows UAC values instead of setting registry keys directly.

Examples

incorrect

registry_key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System' do
  values [{ name: 'EnableLUA', type: :dword, data: 0 },
          { name: 'PromptOnSecureDesktop', type: :dword, data: 0 },
          { name: 'ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin', type: :dword, data: 0 },
         ]
  action :create
end

correct

windows_uac 'Set Windows UAC settings' do
  enable_uac false
  prompt_on_secure_desktop true
  consent_behavior_admins :no_prompt
end

Configurable attributes

NameDefault valueConfigurable values
Version Added5.22.0String
Exclude
  • **/metadata.rb
  • **/attributes/*.rb
  • **/Berksfile
Array

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