Updated patching schedule for Windows desktops and laptops starting Wednesday, July 14

WHAT ARE WE DOING?
Computing has enabled this month’s security updates from Microsoft and third-party vendors for centrally managed Windows desktops and laptops. We have received revised guidelines from the Department of Energy which will require us to further accelerate our patching schedule to address the PrintNightmare vulnerability.

WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR?
Installation of all July security patches will begin for all Fermilab-owned Windows laptops and desktops at 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14.

WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU?
Patches will install and cause your system to reboot late at night on Wednesday, July 14.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?
When you have finished working today (July 14), please leave your system powered on and connected to the Fermilab network. If you are working offsite, please leave your VPN connected.