What: Microsoft releases critical patch for all versions of Windows
On September 23, 2019, Microsoft released a critical update for all versions of Windows to address a severe vulnerability in the Windows operating system. ITS is releasing this patch to protect our computers.
UNCG-owned computers: Friday, September 27, 5:30 p.m. is the deadline for installing this update. The update will be installed automatically upon powering up your computer if it is not installed before this date. If you have a UNCG computer at home, connect it to the GCN using the VPN so that it can update.
ITS-hosted servers: This vulnerability also affects all versions of Windows Server. ITS will run the patch and restart all servers according to this schedule:
- Development servers – September 26, 2:30 a.m. – 5:30 a.m.
- Validation servers – September 27, 12:01 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
- Production servers – September 28 and September 29, 1:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Personal computers: This vulnerability affects all installations of Windows. If you have a personal Windows computer, patch it immediately.