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July Critical Windows Security Patches

July 11, 2008

Microsoft released new patches for critical Windows vulnerabilities on July 8, 2008

* All Windows PCs must be patched. *

To patch your PC:

Click on the update icon on the taskbar (it is a globe or yellow shield with an exclamation point, depending on which version of Windows you're running).

If you do not have such an icon, run Windows Update by going to the site:http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com

After patching, you must reboot your PC in order for the patches to take effect.

If you are the administrator of a host running Microsft Exchange or Microsoft SQL server, including SQL Server Express or MSDE, see:http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-jul.mspx

for information about patches that were released for those services.

Please contact help@cs.cmu.edu or call the SCS Help Desk (x8-4231) if you have questions or problems with applying these patches.

Thank you for your attention,

SCS Help Desk