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Old 10-23-2008
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Automatic Updates options are greyed out

When I launch Automatic Updates from the Control panel, the options are
all greyed out - despite the fact that I have administrator status on my
computer (XP, SP3). In addition the service does not ever inform me
that updates have been downloaded and are ready to be installed, even
though this is the selected option visible on the greyed-out buttons.

Can anyone tell me what to do, please? I've tried to search all the
relevant threads!


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Old 10-24-2008
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Re: Automatic Updates options are greyed out

This happens due to any of the following reasons:


- You're not logged on as Administrator (or equivalent)
- Automatic Updates Policy is enabled
- Automatic Updates (and Windows Update) access is blocked via Group
Policy


To make the Automatic Updates options configurable by the user (only
for stand-alone systems), remove the restrictions 2 & 3 above.




- Click Start, Run and type *REGEDIT.EXE*
-
- Navigate to this location:


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows \
WindowsUpdate \ AU


- In the right-pane, delete the two values *AUOptions* and
*NoAutoUpdate*

- Navigate to this location:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion
\ Policies \ WindowsUpdate



- In the right-pane, delete the value *Disable Windows Update
Access*



USING THE GROUP POLICY EDITOR - FOR WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL

Click Start, Run and type *gpedit.msc*


* Navigate to the following location:*


- Computer Configuration
- Administrative Templates
- Windows Components
- Windows Update



In the right-pane, double-click *Configure Automatic Updates* and set
it to Not Configured


THEN, NAVIGATE TO THIS LOCATION:


- User Configuration
- Administrative Templates
- Windows Components
- Windows Update



In the right-pane, set *Remove access to all Windows Update features*
to Not Configured.

for more information you can visit
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328010


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