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
- Currently supports Windows 7 and 8, Windows Server 2003, 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit), 2012
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.