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Windows Vista Service Pack 1 to distribute August 26 to University computers

On Tuesday, August 26, 2008, at 12:01 a.m., the Microsoft Windows Software Support Server (WSUS) will begin to distribute software to install Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) on all University Windows Vista computers. (This excludes all undergraduate student machines that will be updated later in the fall, as well as all DeSC computers which were upgraded to Vista SP1 on Monday, August 18.)

Distribution and installation takes approximately 45 minutes and requires two or three reboots. OIT recommends that on Monday evening the 25th, Vista users log off but leave their computers on. This will allow the installation to run automatically overnight and will lessen the impact on day-to-day business the next morning. For more information regarding Windows Vista SP1, please see Microsoft's Quick Start website.

If you have any questions, please contact the OIT Help Desk at 8-4357 or