Symantec Anti-Virus Client Staff Rollout

The Symantec Anti-Virus Client 14.2 RU1 (14.2.3335.1000) will be deployed to staff machines across campus as per the rollout schedule below:

SEP 14 RU1 to IT Services – Wednesday 18/09/2019

SEP 14 RU1 to BU, FM, LB – Wednesday 25/10/2019

SEP 14 RU1 to All Support – Wednesday 02/10/2019

SEP 14 RU1 to Rest of Campus – Wednesday 09/10/2019

This new SEP Client provides support for Windows 10 1903. For more information on the SEP Client 14.2 RU1 please refer to the following link: https://support.symantec.com/us/en/article.info5378.html The installation is silent and does not force a reboot. The live staff task sequence has already been updated with this new SEP version.

Symantec Anti-Virus 14 MP1 Rollout to Staff

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
https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.DOC9446.html
https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.DOC9698.html

Lab machines will get this new version of SEP when they are re-imaged over the summer.

SCCM CB Task Sequence Maintenance

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) Rollout

All,

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
LDS003                                    31/10/2016
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)
https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.INFO3801.html

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.

Verismic Power Management Client Labs Rollout

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.

Windows 7 Staff Deployments

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:

https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.DOC9122.html

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:

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/voice_ip_comm/jabber/Windows/11_5/cjab_b_cisco-jabberwindows-115-release-notes.html

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20151224-jab

Release of Windows 7 Service 2015 Core Beta

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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

Timescales:

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.

Windows 7 Labs Build Training for 2015/16

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.