Before connecting to ALM

Before connecting to ALM, you may need to modify User Account Control (UAC) settings. You can revert these modifications afterward.

When to run this procedure

You must perform this procedure if you intend on running UFT tests remotely from ALM, and are running UFT on one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 8.x and higher
  • Windows Server 2012

Note: The security changes described in this section should be performed by your System Administrator.

Contact Microsoft Support if you have questions regarding changes in User Account Control (UAC) on any of these operating systems.

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Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Modify UAC settings on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 machines as follows:

  1. Log in as an administrator.

  2. From the Control Panel, select User Accounts > User Accounts > Change User Account Settings.

  3. In the User Account Control Settings window, move the slider to Never notify.

  4. Restart the computer to enable this setting to take effect.

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For Microsoft Windows 8.x and higher and Windows Server 2012

Modify UAC settings on Windows 8.x and higher, or Windows Server 2012 machines as follows:

  1. Log in as an administrator.
  2. From the Control Panel, select User Accounts and Family Safety > User Accounts > Change User Account Control Settings.
  3. In the User Account Control Settings window, move the slider to Never notify.
  4. In the Control Panel, select System and Security > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy.
  5. In the Local Security Policy window, in the left pane, select Local Policies.
  6. In the Local Policies tree, select Security Options.
  7. In the right pane, select the User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval mode option.
  8. Select Action > Properties from the menu bar.
  9. In the dialog that opens, select Disabled.
  10. Restart the computer for your changes to take effect.

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Enable UAC again if required

After connecting to ALM, return to the User Account Control Settings window to enable UAC again.

Restore the slider to its previous position to turn the UAC option on again.

Restart the computer for your changes to take effect.

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