About Pepperdine Device Management

The latest developments in device management at Pepperdine, along with relevant informational links and our patch log.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Windows XP Sunset: January Update

Windows XP will no longer be supported by Microsoft after April 8, 2014. Consequently, all university-owned computers running Windows XP need to be upgraded to Windows 7 or else retired from duty as they will not be allowed on Pepperdine’s network after April 8, 2014. 

Thanks to all our Pepperdine colleagues who have been upgrading or surplusing their Windows XP computers.  There are only 211 computers at Pepperdine still running XP.  Of those, 125 need to be upgraded to Windows 7 while 86 computers need to be retired as they do not have the resources required to be upgraded.  E-mails were sent on 1/15/14 to the owners of these computers (if they are able to be determined) informing them of the Windows XP sunset program.  If no definitive owner can be determined for a given computer, then technology support personnel will visit the computer and work with attendant staff in sunsetting XP.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Now patching Win 8.1 and OSX 10.9

Patching has been enabled for Windows 8.1 and Macintosh OSX 10.9 systems. Patch support became available in December for these systems along with our recent upgrade to the Device Management system just before the Winter Break. While use of these operating systems are few and far between, we do currently have approximately 9 - Windows 8.1 and 58 - OSX 10.9 in the Device Management system.