Network/Application Maintenance Schedules

Note: In rare cases, a software patch will need to be applied outside of the normal maintenance cycles described below. Those “out-of-band” installations will be announced to the campus through MOD/SMOD.

General Network and Server Maintenance

Wednesday mornings 4:00 - 7:00 A.M.  Maintenance window for UWSP network.  You may be unable to log in or access network resources as maintenance is performed.

Make sure you are logged off during this time each week.

Information Technology recommends that you restart your machine each Wednesday morning to establish a clean connection to campus network resources.

Desire2Learn (D2L BrightSpace)

Thursday mornings 5:00 - 7:00 A.M.  Maintenance window for D2L BrightSpace. During this time you may be unable to log into D2L.

Microsoft Security and Software Patches

Microsoft releases patches to customers the second Tuesday of every month. After evaluating and re-packaging them for our computer environment, Information Technology releases them for automatic install the second Monday following Microsoft’s initial release.*

Supported Applications

Daily update window 11:30 P.M. through 7:30 A.M. Software and security updates for supported applications available with the Standard Campus Load, and applications installed through the Software Center, may occur during this update window.*

* If your computer is not connected to the UWSP network during the published update timeframe, any available updates will download almost immediately the next time your computer connects to the UWSP network.

Information Technology publishes news about coming updates in the MOD and SMOD.