Windows Updates are greyed out

I would like to disable my Windows Updates on Vista but i can't because the enable and disable tabs are greyed out.
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apache09Connect With a Mentor Commented:
When you say ALL how many are we talking about?
How Many PCs are in this Office?
Are there are no servers at all?
If no server, then are all these machines are running as stand alone workstations or are they all on a type of Peer to Peer Network.

If ALL Users have this same issue and they have Administrator rights (Are a Member of the Administrator Group as described above) it would seem to me that there is then a policy(s) in place that restricts the users from changing these settings.

If this has been set via registry you may look for the following:

- 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

- Navigate to this location:

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

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


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


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

In the right-pane check the Auto Update Settings.

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Tapan PattanaikSenior EngineerCommented:
You need to be logged in as an Administrator or a Member of the Administrator Group.
Right click on Computer
Select Manage

On the left expand Local Users and Groups
Select Groups
On the Right
Dbl Click on Administrators

Check to see if you are here
If you are not you may Add yourself.
Once Added, Apply Ok

Restart PC

Then go back to Control Panel
Security Centre
Windows Updates (On the Left)
Change Settings
Then Select Never Check For Updates.
technolutionsAuthor Commented:
Yes they all have administrator rights.  On tapanpattanaik comment, It is a office where there is MAC's and Windows PC and they do not want there machines to update the whole time.  There is no server so we cannot push it thru WSUS.

technolutionsAuthor Commented:
there is a domain controller on the network, but these machines are not on the domain as they are vista home machines.  i will look at you suggestions.
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