The MIT Windows Automatic Update Service (WAUS) enables the MIT community to utilize Microsoft's "Automatic Update" feature with a more conservative selection of patches - focused on critical security updates - than those available directly from Microsoft.
Benefits and key features
- WAUS may be used by MIT faculty, staff, and students on MIT-owned and personal machines.
- Computers in the win.mit.edu domain are subscribed to MIT WAUS by default.
- Microsoft Windows XP SP3 and above
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7,
- Windows Server 2008 32-bit and 64-bit
- Windows 8
- Windows Server 2012
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By using this service, you agree to have your patch installation statistics recorded by the server. These statistics are extremely useful for IS&T to determine what percent of the Windows community is protected when high-profile vulnerabilities arise and to warn system owners if that system failed to apply a particular patch.