Sophos Autoupdate (Greyed out)

The sophos update settings are greyed out when a domain policy is in place. This is a problem when testing settings and debugging…

Settings can be changed by editing the iconn file:

  • Windows 7: C:\ProgramData\Sophos\AutoUpdate\Config\
  • Windows XP: C:\Program files\Sophos\AutoUpdate\Config\

Open iconn.cfg and change “AllowLocalConfig = 0” to  “AllowLocalConfig = 1”

AllowLocalConfig = 0
AutoDialTimeout =
LocalPath =
DownloadGranularity =
ConnectionAddress = \\SERVERNAME\SophosUpdate\CIDs\S000\SAVSCFXP\
PortNumber =
UserName = domain\AVUpdate
UserPassword = ********************
ConnectionType = UNC

Just a tip for other Sophos issues, you can check connectivity to Sophos by confirm the following links work:

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