Unexpected UAC prompt from network on a Windows 8.1-based device

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 R2 EssentialsWindows Server 2012 R2 Foundation


Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a Windows 8.1-based device.
  • You join the device to a domain.
  • The password synchronization feature under the OneDrive Sync settings is enabled for the device.
  • You switch networks on the device. For example, you switch the device between Wi-Fi and LAN networks.
In this scenario, a User Account Control (UAC) dialog box appears unexpectedly.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


See the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.