Monthly Forced Reboots for UBC Managed Windows Devices

To assist the campus community in staying compliant with UBC’s information security standards, new mandatory forced restarts on UBC supported computers are being implemented as operating system security patches and updates are deployed.

Security patches and updates are usually applied to Windows based computers monthly, but some might need to happen out-of-cycle to address a critical vulnerability or issue.  This follows Microsoft’s best practices and aligns with UBC’s information security standards: U7 – Securing Computing and Mobile Storage Devices / Media and M5 – Vulnerability Management. 

All UBC Okanagan supported Windows laptop and desktop computers will be required to reboot within a 3-14 day window following these updates. For more details please refer to the article in KnowIT – Windows Forced Reboots for UBC Managed Devices.