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Install updates on your Windows computer

WSUS (Windows Server Update Service) is a service that enables the automatic deployment of the latest Microsoft product updates (security patches) to your Windows operating system at UCT.

UCT's ICTS department maintains a server that automatically synchronises with the Microsoft Update servers. Once the server has synchronised the new updates from Microsoft, the Research and Development team tests them to determine their suitability for campus. Suitable updates are released to computers on campus.

After an update is released to campus, the Windows Update notification icon will appear in your System Tray (bottom right-hand corner, next to the clock).

NOTE: The important thing is that you should always install patches or updates when they are released.

How to implement WSUS on your computer

Register to receive updates

Register your computer to automatically receive Windows operating system security and Microsoft product updates by downloading and applying the appropriate Registry Policy update file. Choose one of the options below.

Users - recommended for users who do not login with Administrative rights

  1. Log on to the ICTS Downloads section and click Windows WSUS > NonAdminAU.
  2. Download the installation package, which will automatically be placed in the Downloads folder.
  3. Browse to the Downloads folder, double-click the zipped file and it will automatically run the installation.

OR

Administrators - recommended for users who login with Administrative rights

  1. Log on to the ICTS Downloads section and click Windows WSUS > AdminAU.
  2. Download the installation package, which will automatically be placed in the Downloads folder.
  3. Browse to the Downloads folder, double-click the zipped file and it will automatically run the installation.