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.
This service 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.
This service currently supports Microsoft Windows XP SP3 and above, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008. Both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions are supported.
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.