To enhance the security of university computers and the campus network, information services is modifying how Windows updates are being applied to Windows desktops.
Starting this month, we are requiring that updates be installed by the fourth Tuesday of the month, after which the patches will be installed automatically, and your computer restarted if those updates require it. Users will receive popup reminders to apply updates during the week before automatic updates are scheduled to be applied.
Best practices for this change would be to:
- Install the updates yourself when notified.
- Log out, but do not turn off your computer when not in use.
- Save your work frequently.
Please note: Updates will force a restart of your computer. A restart will cause any unsaved files to be lost.
More information is available on the UP Tech Support Portal Knowledge Base article, which includes screenshots and additional details, here. You may also contact the Help Desk at x7000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.