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This article explains how to edit the updating configuration of a managed endpoint - which by default is locked due to the central policy controlling it.
Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s) Sophos Endpoint Security and Control
Select the section below that matches your operating system.
Modern versions of Windows have User Account Control (UAC) enabled for better security. When UAC is enabled you have to open files 'as an administrator' or open the program used to edit the file 'as an administrator' - even when logged on as an administrator. Therefore the steps below explain how to open Notepad.exe as an administrator and then open the required configuration text inside that - when UAC is enabled opening a text file from Windows Explorer directly will not allow you to save the file.
AllowLocalConfig = 0
You can now change the updating address and the user name and associated password. See the section at the bottom of this article for additional advice.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sophos\AutoUpdate\Config\
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