User Account Control (UAC) helps prevent malware from damaging a PC and helps organizations deploy a better-managed desktop.
User Account Control (UAC) Prompt
User Account Control (UAC) is designed so that apps and tasks always run in the security context of a non-administrator account, unless an administrator specifically authorizes administrator-level access to the system.
Battle.net UAC prompt on Startup
Unfortunately UAC (User Access Control) can incorrectly block the automatic start-up of certain applications like Battle.net on start-up in Windows 11, the good news is that the issue is easy to fix.
Step by Step Instructions
Time needed: 2 minutes
To fix the UAC prompt on every start of Battle.net, you must change the owner of the following folder:
- Locate the Battle.Net_Components Folder
Open File Explorer and navigate to the following folder: C:\ProgramData\Battle.net_components.
- Change the Folder Properties
Right-click on the folder and select “Properties” select the “security” tab, click on “Advanced”.
- Change the folder Owner
Under owner on the top row select “change”, In the owner field type “users”, and then click on “Check names”. Press OK > OK > OK.
- Restart the device
Finally reboot the device and the BattleNet update agent should start without prompting for UAC during logon.