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December 2011 Critical Windows and Office patches

December 16, 2011

On December 13, 2011, Microsoft released patches for critical vulnerabilities in Windows, Microsoft Office, and Office for Macintosh.

* 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.

Other Windows patches:

If you are the administrator for an Active Directory server, or use Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM), or Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service (AD LDS), see:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms11-09

for information about an important patch.

To patch Microsoft Office for Macintoshes: If you are using Microsoft Office on a Macintosh, use Microsoft AutoUpdate for Mac, which comes with Office, to check for updates or visit the Macintosh Office download page to get the latest updates: http://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloads.mspx If you will be manually installing updates, check the "system requirements" section on the download page to make sure that previous required updates have been installed. 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

If you have any questions or problems applying these patches, please contact the SCS Help Desk at x8-4231 or send mail to help@cs.cmu.edu.

Thank you for your attention,

SCS Help Desk