Microsoft Security Patch Releases

ITS is deploying the latest Microsoft Security and Critical patches on WPI-owned computers.

Why

Regular updates are made to maintain the security and functionality of WPI-owned computers.

Impact

Computers should remain powered on and will likely reboot during the process.

Conference room computers that are powered on will receive the updates and automatically reboot, leaving them in a ready state for meetings.

For computers that are powered off or disconnected from the WPI network, 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.

Action Needed

For ITS-Managed WPI-Owned Computers, prior to leaving please prepare for the updates as follows:

  • Save all of your work and close all programs.
  • Log off of your computer.
  • Leave the computer powered on.

For computers not managed by ITS, including personal devices, please ensure that you perform the latest operating system updates. Patching these vulnerabilities is critical to preventing the machine from being hacked.


Timeline

End: 28 March 2018,5:00 AM

Start: 27 March 2018,10:00 PM

Posted: 26 March 2018, 4:00 PM

Status

Completed


Timing

From

Tuesday

27 March 2018

10:00 PM

To

Wednesday

28 March 2018

5:00 AM

Posted

26 March 2018, 4:00 PM