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Who: Faculty, staff, and students whose computers run Windows

What: Microsoft releases a critical patch for all versions of Windows (client and server)

On July 7, 2021, Microsoft released a critical update for all versions of Windows to address a severe vulnerability in the Windows operating system (known as PrintNightmare). Information Technology Services (ITS) is releasing this patch to protect UNCG computers.

UNCG-owned computers 
Thursday, July 8, 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. UNCG computers at home will also receive this update at the same time. A restart is required after the update is installed.

ITS-hosted servers
Because this vulnerability affects all versions of Windows Server, ITS will run the patch and restart all servers according to this schedule:

  • Development and validation servers – July 8, 2:30 a.m. – 5:30 a.m.
  • Production servers – July 8-9, 11:00 p.m. – 7:30 a.m.

Personal computers
If you have a personal Windows computer, patch it immediately.

For technical assistance, please submit a 6-TECH ticket, call 6-TECH at (336) 256-TECH (8324), or email