Windows Software Updates
The VMI Information Technology Department routinely reviews existing processes and procedures to
ensure your system remains safe and secure while still maintaining the same end-user friendly
experience you’ve come to expect.
We recently replaced the aging anti-virus application on your system. As a result, we have observed a
significant drop in malware related issues in the environment.
Now, we are announcing significant improvements to the process of routine software update and patch
installations. These improvements include:
- Extended deployment options
- Enhanced notifications
- End-user automation options
Extended deployment options
To better fit your schedule, you’ll now have the option of delaying deployment of software updates
for up to two weeks. Once updates are tested and approved for installation, you get a full two-week
grace period to install them. At the end of the grace period, the updates will be installed automatically
and any necessary reboot will occur.
Pop-up notifications will remind you that updates are pending. You will receive pop-up notifications
during the grace period reminding you of pending software updates. As the end of the two-week grace
period nears, the notifications will become more frequent. We recommend completing the software
update installation as early in the grace period as possible.
Here is an example of the pop-up notification (your actual date and time will be different)
We understand that software updates are an inconvenient but a necessary disruption in your daily
routine. This improvement will lessen their impact.
Proceeding with the Installation Prior to the End of the Grace Period
Double click the icon in the system tray (box with green arrow)
The following screen will be displayed. Check the “Apply all required changes now” or “Apply all
required changes outside my configured business hours” and click “OK”
The following screens will be displayed during the installation, at the end of which you may be prompted
to reboot your computer.
End-user automation options
Not worried about the timing of software updates? We’ve got you covered. The updates will install
automatically on the date and time shown on your pop-up (see example above). However, if you want
to decide when these first updates install (as well as all future updates) YOU can now choose when to
automate the software update installation. In “Custom (Advanced)” options, you have the option of
setting what frequency you want approved patches to be applied automatically.