IAutomaticUpdates::ShowSettingsDialog method (wuapi.h)

[IAutomaticUpdates::ShowSettingsDialog is no longer supported. Starting with Windows 10 calls to ShowSettingsDialog always return S_OK, but do nothing.]

Displays a dialog box that contains settings for Automatic Updates.


HRESULT ShowSettingsDialog();

Return value

Returns S_OK if successful. Otherwise, returns a COM or Windows error code.

This method can also return the following error codes.

Return code Description
This method cannot be called from a remote computer.
Automatic Updates is not enabled.
Automatic Updates is paused.
You cannot search for updates if the following conditions are true:


A call to ShowSettingsDialog fails if the calling user is not logged on or does not have a desktop. A caller can also programmatically modify Automatic Updates settings by using the Settings property.

The settings in the dialog box are read-only if the caller has insufficient security permissions or if the settings are enforced by a domain administrator who is using Group Policy settings.

This method returns WU_E_AU_NOSERVICE if Automatic Updates is disabled, initializing, uninitializing, or not configured.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Windows XP, Windows 2000 Professional with SP3 [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 Server with SP3 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header wuapi.h
Library Wuguid.lib
DLL Wuapi.dll

See also