Microsoft Patch Deployment to WPI Systems

WPI ITS will be deploying Microsoft patches to WPI managed systems.

Why

In preparation for distribution of Windows patches which:

  • protect systems from malicious software
  • resolve issues and bugs
  • access new features

Impact

  • Windows systems are rebooted after the patch update and any files left open overnight may result in loss of data or recovered files.
  • Machines powered off and reconnected later are rebooted within 5 minutes of powering on so that patches are applied.
  • The reboot may be disruptive if not anticipated so please plan accordingly.

Action Needed

Please plan accordingly so as not to experience a disruption. ITS recommends prior to Friday morning, you:

  • Save and close files and log off your machine
  • Do not shut down and power off your machine
  • For laptops, anticipate the maintenance to run once the machine powers-on and connects to the WPI network. The machine will update then reboot when the patches have completed.


Timeline

End: 30 September 2016, 7:00 AM

Start: 30 September 2016, 3:00 AM

Posted: 29 September 2016, 8:00 AM

Status

Completed


Timing

From

Friday

30 September 2016

3:00 AM

To

Friday

30 September 2016

7:00 AM

Posted

29 September 2016, 8:00 AM


Audience

Faculty Staff Students