Symantec Anti-Virus 14 MP1 will be rolled out to the staff service over the next few weeks according to the deployment schedule below:
Wed 31st May IT Services
Wed 7th June Careers
Wed 14 June Professional Services
Wed 21 June All Staff Machines
For more detailed information on this new SEP version please refer to the following links:
Symantec™ Endpoint Protection 14 Release Notes
Lab machines will get this new version of SEP when they are re-imaged over the summer.
The ‘PC Staff Base’ image is available for imaging again.
When you image a machine with the ‘PC Staff Base’ Task Sequence SEP 14 MP1 will be installed.
A small change will be made to the ‘PC Staff Base’ Task Sequence this Thursday (25th) at 9AM. The Task Sequence will be modified so that Symantec Anti-Virus 14 MP1 gets installed during the image build process. This change will replace the older AV Client Task Sequence Step which currently installs SEP 12.1.6 MP5.
Once this change has been made and tested another e-mail will be sent out advising that the ‘PC Staff Base’ is available for imaging again.
Timescale: 9AM on 25/05/2017
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.6 (MP5) will be deployed across campus starting from Tuesday the 18th of October.
The deployment schedule is as follows:
Symantec 12.1.6 MP5 Deployment for Staff:
IT Services 18/10/2016
Support School 25/10/2016
External Depts 27/10/2016
Schools1 Collection* 01/11/2016
All Staff Machines 08/11/2016
Symantec 12.1.6 MP5 Deployment for Labs:
Haslegrave Short Stay 19/10/2016
U007 Lab 24/10/2016
All Haslegrave Labs 26/10/2016
All ITS Labs 02/11/2016
All Labs 09/11/2016
The installation can take up to three minutes to install and does require a reboot. All the live SCCM task sequences have already been updated to include the SEP 12.1.6 MP5 update.
For more info on this update goto:
New features and fixes in Endpoint Protection 12.1.6 (MP5)
The main benefits of upgrading to the 12.1.6 (MP5) platform include:
-Fixes a number of critical security vulnerabilities with the product.
-Adds basic compatibility support for Windows 10 Anniversary Edition.
-Adds support for Ubuntu 16.04.
-Adds support for a SQL Server 2016 database.
-Adds support for VMWare ESX 6.0.
-Updates RSA SecurID authentication to support the latest RSA configurations.
Please contact the IT Service Desk via IT.Services@lboro.ac.uk or call extension 222333 if you encounter any issues or have any queries concerning this update.
The Live EXSi VDI Hosts have now been patched and the VDI System is now available to use again.
The Verismic Power Management Client v4.0.51001.1 will be rolled out to lab machines according to the deployment schedule below:
- ITS Lab – U007 05/02/2016
- ITS Haslegrave Labs 10/02/2016
- ITS Design School Labs 12/02/2016
- All ITS Labs 17/02/2016
- All Labs Including 3rd Party 24/02/2016
This update will install silently at 03:00AM when the machines are woken up. This new version of Verismic provides bug fixes and security improvements, and will bring the clients in line with the Verismic Server which is already running v4.0.51001.1.
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.6 Staff Rollout
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.6 will be deployed to all Windows 7 Service Staff PCs across campus from the 26/01/2016. The rollout schedule is as follows:
- 26th Jan 2016 ITS Dept
- 2nd Feb 2016 Support School
- 4th Feb 2016 External Depts
- 9th Feb 2016 Schools1 Collection
- 16th Feb 2016 All of Campus
The postponable installation can take up to five minutes to install and does require a reboot. For more info on this update goto:
The main benefits of upgrading to the 12.1.6 platform include:
- Support for Windows 10
- Support for Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
- SEPM Database Support for SQL Server 2012 SP2
- Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.0 and 7.1
- Support for Oracle Linux (OEL) 6U5
- Support for Ubuntu 14.04
- Windows Embedded Platform Support
- Improved Protection Features
- Customer Experience and UI Improvements
- Network Load Improvements
Cisco Jabber 11.5.0 Staff Rollout
The Cisco Jabber upgrade will be deployed to all Windows 7 Service Staff PCs across campus from the 21/01/2016. The rollout schedule is as follows:
- 21/01/2016 Support
- 28/01/2016 External/ BE / DS / SR / PS / SC / AE
- 04/02/2016 All Staff
This postponable installation can take up to five minutes to install and does not require a reboot. Cisco Jabber for Windows 11.5.0 Release Notes:
Release of Windows 7 Service 2015 Beta Build
IT Services are pleased to announce the release of the Windows 7 Core Beta Build for the 2015/16 academic year. Please install this core beta build onto a test machine and use it to evaluate its suitability as a platform for learning and teaching next year. Documentation for this year’s beta release can be found on the Desktop Resource workspace:
Release Notes for this 2015 Beta Build:
\\ws2.lboro.ac.uk\DesktopResource\Windows 7 Service 2015 Beta Documents\W7 Core Beta 2015-2016 Release Notes.docx
Deployment Procedure for Lab Managers v2.9.9 W7 2015 Image:
\\ws2.lboro.ac.uk\DesktopResource\Windows 7 Service 2015 Beta Documents\Deployment Procedure for Lab Managers.docx
Installing Windows 7: OS Deployment using SCCM Task Sequence Media:
\\ws2.lboro.ac.uk\DesktopResource\Windows 7 Service 2015 Beta Documents\Installing Windows 7 Service (Staff and Labs).docx
Windows 7 – Service Definition V1.7:
\\ws2.lboro.ac.uk\DesktopResource\Windows 7 Service 2015 Beta Documents\Windows 7 – Service Definition.docx
The beta testing period will continue until the end of June when the final build will be released.
Can I get more information and help:
Contact the IT Service Desk via IT.Services@lboro.ac.uk or on extension 222333.
The EUC Team will be running their annual labs build refresher training session on June 24th from 2PM – 5PM in the LDS003 Lab. The training will cover:
- Changes to the Images for 2015/16.
- OS Deployment using SCCM Task Sequence Media.
- Deployment Procedure for Lab Managers.
Please accept the calendar invitation that was sent out earlier today if you want to attend.
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.5 will be rolled out to all Labs (including 3rd Party Labs) from 15/05/2015. This update has already been rolled out to the ITS Labs without issue. This program will install silently at 03:00AM when the machines are woken up automatically by Verismic. For more info on this update goto:
The main benefits of upgrading to the 12.1.5 platform include:
- Windows 8.1 Support
- Windows Server 2012 R2 Support
- Mac OS X 10.10 Support
- Symantec Endpoint Protection Client for Linux adds support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6.5 and CentOS 6.5.
- Download Insight and SONAR can now scan Office 2013 applications.
- Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager now uses OpenSSL 1.0.1h
- Client startup time is shorter, and the client service uses fewer processes.
For more information on this update contact IT Services on Ext 22233.