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Windows SOE Update – 10 Dec 2010

Posted by on December 8th, 2010 · Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, DivX, Firefox, Scheduled maintenance, SOE, Windows

What is happening?

IT at UNSW Desktop Engineering will be updating the base software on ALL UNSW SOE computers. This is to ensure University computers are up to date and have the latest release of software.

The following software will be updated:

Adobe Flash Player ActiveX 10.1
Adobe Flash Player Plugin 10.1
DivX Codec 7.0
Quicktime 7.68
UNSW EML File Fix 1.0
Adobe Reader 10.0
Mozilla Firefox 3.6.11

Why is this happening?

Vendors and software providers update their applications with newer versions for the following reasons :

  • Added functionality
  • Compatibility with newer versions of other applications they integrate with (eg. Web browsers, iTunes, PDF readers)
  • Compatibility with newer versions of other hardware they integrate with (eg. iPhones, DVD Players, PCs and Laptops)
  • Address security and stability risks
  • Address application functionality errors

When is this happening?

The update will be delivered after 18:00 10 December 2010.

What do I need to do?
Please ensure that you leave your computer turned on, but logged off as you leave work on Friday 10 December 2010.  If you would prefer to turn your computer off, the software will be deployed when you next turn your computer on.

Laptops : If you take your laptop home over the weekend, the software will be deployed when you next connect it back to the network.

Whom do I contact if I have any questions?

If you have any questions regarding this upgrade, please contact the IT Service Centre on 9385 1333 for more information or assistance.

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