About Pepperdine Device Management

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

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Windows XP Sunset: March 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 43 computers at Pepperdine still running XP.  Of those, 25 need to be upgraded to Windows 7 while 18 need to be retired as they do not have the resources required to be upgraded.  These computers are receiving daily pop-ups informing their users of the Windows XP sunset program.  In addition, the Device Management team has contacted all students informing them of the deadlines, and it is collaborating with colleagues across Pepperdine to educate guests, vendors, and newly admitted students about the end of Windows XP.