My installation of WP was done through cPanel with my webhost. When 2.7.1 released, I saw the notice on the dashboard to upgrade. However, when I clicked on the link to upgrade, I got an error page stating that I didn't have sufficient access to upgrade via the link.
I searched the WP site to see how to fix this so that I could simply follow the link for future releases, and in doing so, I discovered that I'm missing the "Upgrade" subpanel under Tools.
The page in Codex that I encountered, http://codex.wordpress.org/Tools_Upgrade_SubPanel, shows this "Upgrade" subpanel, but my version is missing it. Under Tools, I only have these subpanels "Tools", "Import" and "Export"--no "Upgrade".
Anybody know why my version is missing this? Is there something that I need to do in order for it to show?