[Faccus] Changes to academic support workstation patching

Heather Wey hawey at uwaterloo.ca
Thu Oct 30 09:45:43 EDT 2014

What is happening? WSUS group policy settings will be turned off to allow for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to take over patch management responsibilities.

Why is this happening? The way patches are distributed to academic support workstations is changing for the November patch cycle.  Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is replacing Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) as the standard deployment method for academic support workstations.  The SCCM client is already deployed to all workstations. This will  simply be taking better advantage of what it has to offer.

When is this happening? This change will be applied over the next few days.

What is the impact to users? No impact is expected for academic support workstations. WSUS will continue to be available for those whose workstations are not managed by SCCM or are not in academic support.

Questions/Concerns? Please contact Greg Parks x47162 or gparks at uwaterloo.ca<mailto:gparks at uwaterloo.ca>

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

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

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