IAutomaticUpdates interface

Contains the functionality of Automatic Updates.


The IAutomaticUpdates interface has these methods.

Method Description
IAutomaticUpdates::DetectNow Begins the Automatic Updates detection task if Automatic Updates is enabled. If any updates are detected, the installation behavior is determined by the NotificationLevel property of the IAutomaticUpdatesSettings interface.
IAutomaticUpdates::EnableService Enables all the components that Automatic Updates requires.
IAutomaticUpdates::get_ServiceEnabled Gets a Boolean value that indicates whether all the components that Automatic Updates requires are available.
IAutomaticUpdates::get_Settings Gets the configuration settings for Automatic Updates.
IAutomaticUpdates::Pause Pauses automatic updates.
IAutomaticUpdates::Resume Restarts automatic updating if automatic updating is paused.
IAutomaticUpdates::ShowSettingsDialog Displays a dialog box that contains settings for Automatic Updates.


You can create an instance of this interface by using the AutomaticUpdates coclass. Use the Microsoft.Update.AutoUpdate program identifier to create the object.


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

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