New and Noteworthy

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