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Software Requirements - University owned computers

Software requirements for all campus owned workstations, laptops or tablets.

University-owned computers running a supported operating system must be properly configured to be connected to the campus network. This also requires that a minimal set of software is installed on the workstation.

Operating System - How do I know my Windows version?

Windows 10 Professional/Enterprise

Windows 7 Professional/Enterprise **Support Ending January 14, 2020** more information at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13853/windows-lifecycle-fact-sheet

  • Windows 7 Service Pack (Minimum: Service Pack 1, Recommended: Service Pack 1)
  • Run Windows Update and install all critical updates. (Automatic Updates must be set to ON)
  • Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
  • Microsoft SCCM Configuration Manager
  • MicrosoftFile and Print Sharing must be removed.

Windows XP Professional ** No Longer Supported by Microsoft** see here.

ITS still provides limited support as needed.  Some existing instrumentation/hardware requires Windows XP.  These workstations will be supported.  If you have a workstation that still has Windows XP which doesn't have these requirements, please notify the Help Desk immediately.

Mac OS X 10.13/10.12/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8

  • Run Software Update and install all critical updates. (Check for updates automatically must be Enabled)
  • All File Sharing services must be set to OFF.

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or helpdesk@uwplatt.edu.  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.

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Keywords:Campus Workstations Software Minimum Support Supported Operating System Operating Systems   Doc ID:30118
Owner:Nathan M.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2013-05-12 12:43 CDTUpdated:2019-05-01 09:29 CDT
Sites:UW Platteville
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