[Faccus] Support for Windows XP ends on April 8, 2014

Pat Lafranier pllafranier at uwaterloo.ca
Wed Jan 22 16:35:17 EST 2014

Subject: Support for Windows XP ends on April 8, 2014

What is happening? Microsoft support for Windows XP is ending

When is this happening? April 8, 2014 but requires action from you now

What do I need to do? Make arrangements to upgrade or decommission all Windows XP workstations in your area (see Details section below).

Please advise your Windows XP clients: After April 8th, Windows XP computers involved in security incidents will be removed from the campus network by Information Security Operations and will remain off the network until the disk is reformatted and a vendor-supported OS is installed.

Questions/concerns? Please contact the IST Service Desk, helpdesk at uwaterloo.ca<mailto:helpdesk at uwaterloo.ca> or ext. 84357.


Number of Windows XP workstations in Nexus:

*         459 WXP workstations have been found and used within Nexus within the last 90 days. A breakdown by area is currently available to WNAG members (only) at:  https://ist.uwaterloo.ca/css/ISTonly/Report-WinXP.html   (If you would like access, please contact mtimm at uwaterloo.ca<mailto:mtimm at uwaterloo.ca>.)

*         1246 total, including pre-staged and currently active and inactive PCs in Nexus. Please clean up and delete these entries in your areas.

  *   Breakdown by area:
                                                                Sept 12th              Nov 12th                      Dec 16th                         Jan 14th, 2014
                Academic Support           224                         202                         186                         184
                AHS                                        99                           95                           89                            87
                Arts                                        51                           30                           28                            25
                CS                                           33                           31                            30                           30
                Eng                                         773                         634                         584                         577
                Math                                     4                              4                              4                             4
                Env                                         142                         122                         89                           89
                Sci                                           226                         184                        184                          182

  *   If you wish, you can see a further breakdown by OU of what workstations are no longer registered in DNS by going to:  https://magnolia.nexus.uwaterloo.ca/Windows/Nexus/Tools/PingWRKSTinOU.asp
(Please be patient with this link - this page is built dynamically every time it is launched, and once running, can take almost a minute to time out for every non-existent or turned off PC it finds pre-staged in Nexus.)

*         In addition, 59 active wireless (non-student) Windows XP clients were found and can be viewed at: http://windows.uwaterloo.ca/Nexus/Wireless_Windows_XP_Workstations_Jan2014.htm

Recipients of this message - wnag, admin-support, ctsc, iwag, faccus, isthd, ist-staff

Heather Wey
IST Communications
University of Waterloo
519-888-4567 x35878

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