Security Enhancement for College-owned Windows and macOS computers

Posted October 26th, 2016 at 3:17 pm.

This Friday, October 28th, LITS will be applying a system-wide restriction to all Bryn Mawr College computers. This restriction will prevent changes to the software update settings LITS has set for Windows and macOS. This security enhancement will ensure all College-owned computers are automatically checking for and installing critical updates published by Microsoft and Apple.

The change will not require any action on your part, but you may notice a few differences or new behaviors:

  • On macOS computers, you may notice you are no longer able to access the App Store settings from the System Preferences panel
  • On Windows computers, automatic updates will be enabled and updates will run overnight.
  • If updates require a restart, they will only occur outside of the business day and when the computer is not being used.

Contact the Help Desk with questions:, 610-526-7440, or

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