Deployment of Microsoft Software Patches for System Administration

Microsoft provides updates to their software applications monthly to improve performance, resolve security issues and add enhanced features. The UIS Service Desk selects the patches that are appropriate for System Administration and deploys them automatically to PC desktops and laptops.

  • UIS Staff: Microsoft patches will be deployed to UIS on the third Tuesday of each month.
  • System Administration: Microsoft patches will be deployed to System Administration on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

A popup message will appear on your screen informing you that you have a certain amount of time (usually 15 minutes) to save your work before an automatic reboot occurs. Because of the importance of these updates, you are not able to delay the reboot. However, you can initiate the reboot sooner, if you choose.

When you see the popup on your screen, please save your work and close any open applications to avoid loss and application corruption.

If you use a laptop and are not logged into the network when the patch is deployed, updates will begin the next time you log in.

If you work on a Mac computer, please contact the UIS Service Desk for assistance.

Thank you for your cooperation as we complete this important maintenance.

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