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Ongoing Microsoft Updates for Faculty & Staff Windows-Based Computers

Monday, June 16, 2014

ITS has completed the push of Windows patches to all Windows-based computers on campus. ITS will now drop back to a monthly maintenance schedule as follows:

 

·        2nd Tuesday of each month – Updates are released by Microsoft.

 

·        3rd Tuesday of each month – Updates will be made available to campus. Faculty and staff will receive a notification in the System Tray that updates are available along with a notification of the deadline time for install.  The updates can be installed immediately or scheduled for any time before the deadline is reached.

 

System tray notification:

 

 

·       Last Friday night of each month – Deadline for install.  This gives you about a week and a half to select a time that works best for you.  If you do not select a time before the deadline is reached and a reboot is required, your computer will notify four hours before the forced reboot. 

 

NOTE:  ITS recommends that you save your documents/files and lock your computer (Ctrl + Alt + Delete) each evening but keep it powered on. This way your computer can receive updates while you are away, which will keep your computer protected and your downtime/disruption to a minimum.  

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the TAC at 910-962-4357 or tac@uncw.edu.