Managed Workstation Program: Updating your Microsoft Windows Operating System
ITS patch management service (BigFix)
The ITS patch management service enables both local and central ITS staff to deploy critical security patches (through BigFix) to Macintosh and PC-compatible computers across campus in a consistent and reliable way. ITS tested these specific patches for compatibility with University applications.
Windows Automatic Update for computers unable to use BigFix
If you have a home computer or a campus computer that is not in the Active Directory and thus unable to get updates via the ITS server, ITS recommends that you run Automatic Update. Automatic Update is a program built into the operating system and that will scan your computer and download updates for you automatically. Automatic Update requires an internet connection.
Note: If your computer runs one of the operating systems referenced in the above Microsoft Help & Support link, we recommend that desktop/laptop computers use the settings:
Automatically download the updates, and install them on the schedule that I specify.
In the area to choose a day and time, we recommend every day.
Your computer will now automatically download the updates when needed. For computers that have not updated recently, the first use of Automatic Update may run longer; keeping your system patched will prevent unnecessary delays. We recommend that you install any Critical Updates and Service Packs.
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