Article ID: 6975, created on Dec 7, 2009, last review on May 8, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo
  • Virtuozzo hypervisor 4.0
  • Virtuozzo hypervisor 4.0 for Mac Bare Metal
  • Virtuozzo hypervisor 5.0


I go to Start, Control Panel, Automatic Updates and all options are grayed-out:


The option is disabled for Containers in order to avoid server misconfiguration. However on virtual machine it is allowed to enable Windows Updates as for a physical server.


1. Click Start, Run and type REGEDIT.EXE
2. Navigate to this location:
3. In the right-pane, delete the two values AUOptions and NoAutoUpdate (if any of those is present)
4. Navigate to this location:
5. In the right-pane, delete the value DisableWindowsUpdateAccess
6. Reboot the virtual machine

After that you will be able to configure Automatic Updates.

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