Network/Application Maintenance Schedules

  • The UWSP network: maintenance is performed 4:00 am - 7:00 am on Wednesday mornings. At this time you may be unable to access UWSP resources. Make sure you are logged off during this time each week. Please restart your machine every Wednesday morning to establish a clean connection to campus network resources.
  • Desire2Learn (D2L): maintenance is performed 5:00am - 7:00am on Thursday mornings. During this time you may be unable to log into D2L.
  • Microsoft security and software patches:  patches are automatically installed on all campus computers joined to the domain between 3:00 am and 7:00 am on the second Monday following the second Tuesday of every month.
  • Windows 7 campus computers: Software and security updates for the applications mentioned below may occur between 11:30 pm and 7:30 am every day on all Windows 7 campus computers. **Please note if your computer is not connected to the UWSP network during this time and updates have been released, your device will download the updates almost immediately after connecting your computer to the UWSP network.

    Required applications that will be updated:
    • Secunia Corporate Software Inspector (CSI)
    • Symantec Endpoint Protection
    • Alertus Desktop Alert
    • Identity Finder
    • Sassafras Key Access
    • Verdiem Surveyor

Standard Load applications that will be updated:

    • 7-Zip
    • Adobe AIR
    • Adobe Flash Player
    • Adobe Shockwave Player
    • Adobe Reader
    • Java Runtime Environment

Optional applications that will be updated*:

    • Adobe Acrobat
    • Adobe Creative Cloud**
    • Apple iTunes
    • Camtasia Relay Recorder
    • EndNote
    • Google Chrome
    • Google Earth
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Skype
    • Turning Point 2008
    • VLC Media Player
    • additional items dependent upon security vulnerabilities

*Optional applications are available for install through the UWSP Software Center on Standard Load computers. If you have installed any of these applications updates follow the schedule noted above.

**These applications are available for lease through IT Purchasing.