How to Disable “Exchange Active Sync Policies Broker” UAC on Windows 10?

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Issue: How to Disable “Exchange Active Sync Policies Broker” UAC on Windows 10?

I install all available Windows 10 updates and have never considered turning off the automatic Windows Update service. However, after the installation of all the updates that the Tuesday Update patch consisted off, I consider stopping installing the updates. My Media Player has stopped working, I was struggling to make my mouse and keyboard work, and now I receive an irritating UAC prompt saying: Exchange Active Sync Policies Broker. It doesn’t matter whether I approve or deny the pop-up because it reappears every two hours or something. Any ideas on how to fix it?

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The latest Cumulative Updates KB4013429 and KB4015438 aroused the anxiety of many Windows 10 OS users. While some of them are still struggling with the installation of KB4013429 or cannot use multimedia software (Windows DVD Player and third-party apps that render Microsoft MPEG-2 handling libraries), the others reported about an irritating User Account Control (UAC) pop-up message “Exchange Active Sync Policies Broker.” It shows on various occasions. For example, a couple of users encounter the Exchange Active Sync pop-up when the system is rebooted, then click Yes, and the pop-up disappears. The others are less fortunate as they have to deal with the UAC window every two hours or even ten minutes.

The Microsoft-certified UAC related to the “Exchange Active Sync Policies Broker” app asks “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your PC?” The user can click No/Yes or select the time span after which the pop-up should reappear. However, none of the buttons provided on the “Exchange Active Sync Policies Broker” pop-up are going to stop it from reappearing. Most of Windows users who encounter this pop-up claim that the only way to get rid of it is to disable UAC prompts. However, turning off UAC reduces the security of the system and puts the user at a higher risk of being infected with malware or even scammed.

So the question is what I should do to fix “Exchange Active Sync Policies Broker” UAC alert? Exchange Active Sync Policies Broker is a piece of software, which is responsible for the execution of Exchange ActiveSync policies. In other words, this program allows the device (computer, mobile phone, tablet, etc.) to synchronize with the Calendar, Inbox, and other apps that have dedicated Microsoft Exchange Server mailboxes. Therefore, it might be assumed that the frequent emergence of this pop-up might be triggered by Gmail, Outlook, OneDrive,  or even the multiplicity of user accounts. Besides, it may show up due to incorrect registry entries or even malware infection. The problem is that Microsoft hasn’t acknowledged the issue yet and zero fixes (official) can be found online. Luckily, there are a couple of things that you can try since people reported them to be working. To start with, check you PC for virus/malware by running a scan with Reimage.

How to Disable “Exchange Active Sync Policies Broker” UAC on Windows 10?

Method 1. Disable UAC Prompts

NOTE: disabling official UAC from Microsoft decreases the security of your operating system. Therefore, it’s not recommended to do so.

UAC alerts are extraordinary important when it comes to system’s protection. If you consider removing “Exchange Active Sync Policies Broker” by disabling the UAC prompts, we would strongly recommend you to install a professional anti-malware, for example, Reimage or update it. Then, perform the steps indicated down below.

However, by disabling the UAC prompts you won’t fix the culprit of the problem. This way, you will work around the bug, but if the UAC prompts will get enables manually or automatically, “Exchange Active Sync Policies Broker” notification will reappear.

  1. Press Windows key + X and select Control Panel.
  2. Open User and select Change User Account Control Settings.
  3. If the UAC prompt opens, type your password if required or press OK.
  4. Then drag the cursor from the Always Notify to Never Notify.
  5. Click OK to save the changes.
  6. Type your password in the UAC prompt if asked.
  7. Now close everything and reboot your PC to execute the changes.

Method 2. Modify the registries

WARNING: this method requires to access an elevated Command Prompt and modify some registry entries. Any changes on the registries may negatively influence system’s performance, so it’s advisable to create registry backups.

Typically Exchange Active Sync Policies Broker app is registered n UAC’s COM auto-approval list, which is why the for most of Windows users it is launched via Component Object Model without displaying the “Exchange Active Sync Policies Broker” pop-up. However, it may start occurring due to the auto-elevation of Exchange Active Sync Policies Broker. To check that, you should:

  1. Press Windows key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Then use the left pane to navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\UAC\COMAutoApprovalList location.
  3. If this value is present, but you still encounter the Exchange Active Sync Policies Broker pop-up, open the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{C39FF590-56A6-4253-B66B-4119656D91B4}\Elevation.
  4. Find REG_DWORD, which should be Enabled and set to 1.
  5. If the entry is present, but the pop-up keeps showing up, navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{C39FF590-56A6-4253-B66B-4119656D91B4} and delete InProcServer32 and LocalServer32 keys.
  6. Close Registry Editor and reboot your PC.

Method 3. Remove OneDrive

Several people find it helpful to delete or remove OneDrive from the system and substitute it with the other cloud-based file storing/sharing service. If this option fails to fix Exchange Active Sync Policies Broker error, you will be able to reinstall OneDrive.

The last tips that may be helpful:
-log in with the local account;
install Windows Updates;
undo the last Windows update

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