Computer and Services Update Policy

To keep up with the demands of staying current with operating system, security and software updates, CTS will be updating SUNY Oswego-owned campus computers, servers and services throughout each semester.

For SUNY Oswego-owned faculty and staff computers, these updates will occur on Wednesdays.  On these "Patch Wednesdays," CTS staff may remotely push operating system and/or security patches as well as new version of particular software, such as Firefox, Adobe Reader, etc. to computer.  These updates will occur early Wednesday mornings.  You may see a slight delay in performance of your computer as the updates are applied to your computer.

At other times, updates to campus servers or services will take place which may interrupt service.   These "Change Management" updates may include operating system or security patches to servers and/or new versions of campus software used for accessing online services.  Examples could include updates to Banner, myOswego, or the campus wireless system.

In both types of updates, CTS will thoroughly test updates before being applied to the campus.

To see our scheduled updates, please visit our CTS Computer and Services Schedule page.