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Automated Software Updates

Machines on the UTA domain will receive automatic updates to standard software packages. Receiving automatic updates is useful because it ensures that your machine is protected from known security vulnerabilities.

Please be aware that high-priority updates can be provided outside of this schedule if a high-risk vulnerability must be addressed, or if a major software change is necessary. Major software changes will be announced via MavWire.

If your department would like to have your University-owned machine added to the UTA domain, please contact the OIT Help Desk.

Microsoft products such as the following are normally updated starting on the second Wednesday of every month:

Machines that are capable of "waking up" using Wake On LAN or those left on overnight on the second Wednesday of the month can get updates after 5pm. Otherwise, machines will get updated on the second Thursday of the month starting at noon.

  • Forefront Client Security (FCS)
  • Internet Explorer
  • Media Player
  • Office
  • Powershell
  • SilverLight
  • Windows

Software packages such as the following are normally updated starting on the fourth Tuesday of every month:

Machines that are capable of "waking up" using Wake On LAN or those left on overnight on the fourth Tuesday of the month can get updates after 5pm. Otherwise, machines will get updated on the fourth Wednesday of the month starting at noon.

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro X
  • Adobe Reader
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Flash Player for Firefox
  • Cisco VPN (for UTA Windows-based laptops)
  • Identity Finder Enterprise
  • Jolly Giant QWS3720 Secure
  • Mozilla Firefox

OIT has created a ListServ mailing list called SoftwareUpdates to announce software updates. Subscribe or unsubscribe to the SoftwareUpdates mailing list by following this link. The archives will be available for viewing on the web.