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Installing 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.

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

 

How to implement WSUS on your computerWindows

 

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. Visit http://technet.uct.ac.za/wsus/NonAdminAU.reg.
  2. Click Run when the dialog box appears
  3. The Registry Editor asks you to confirm that you want to add the information to the registry.
    • Click Yes, after which you will receive confirmation that the information has been entered into the registry.
    • Click OK.
  4. Restart your computer to activate the policy.

OR

Administrators - recommended for users who login with Administrative rights
  1. Visit http://technet.uct.ac.za/wsus/AdminAU.reg.
  2. Click Run when the dialog box appears
  3. The Registry Editor asks you to confirm that you want to add the information to the registry.
    • Click Yes, after which you will receive confirmation that the information has been entered into the registry.
    • Click OK.
  4. Restart your computer to activate the policy.