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Change in Automatic Update Service for Computers

Tuesday - March 21st., 2006
Message from Joe Lear;

The servers on Campus that provide automatic updates to our servers, workstations and laptops were upgraded today to be more secure and provide critical updates for Microsoft Office as well as the Windows operating system. We just learned about this change a little over and hour ago.

You may notice that you computer is currently downloading and/or installing new updates on your computer. If you haven’t noticed it yet, you may soon. This should appear as a small yellow shield next to time in the lower right hand corner of your screen in the system tray.

Microsoft Office has not been part of the automatic updates in the past, so there may be a large number of office updates downloaded and installed on your computer during the initial switchover to this new server.

Since some of these new updates may be rather large. I would suggest leaving your computers on, but logged off or locked overnight (depending on weather conditions in your area) so that all the new updates are allowed to download and install. Once these updates are complete, you should plan on leaving your computers on one night each week depending on weather conditions to allow the updates to take place overnight.

If you have any questions regarding this message, please contact us at ETCS.

Thank you,

Joe K. Lear
Systems Administrator/Associate Director
Extension Technology and Computer Services

Last Revised: 08/04/08



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