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Manhattan, KS 66506
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K-State Software Update Service for Windows

K-State's Software Update Service for Windows (KSUS) deploys the latest Microsoft product updates to computers running Microsoft Windows. This service is for K-State owned computers.

Note: This service will only apply critical/security patches.

Why is patching important?

A patch is a small piece of software designed to mitigate risks or upgrade/update software. Security patches are designed to patch security holes that cause vulnerabilities within software.

Setup Automatic Windows Updates

  1. Verify your computer meets these system requirements:
    • Windows Operating System
    • Active internet connection
  2. Select a time for the automatic updates to run. This should be a time when the computer is normally connected to the internet. To select a time, click one of the options below:
    • 12:00 PM - Sets daily update time to 12:00 p.m.
    • 3:00 PM - Sets daily update time to 3:00 p.m.
    • 10:00 PM - Sets daily update time to 10:00 p.m
    • 2:00 AM - Sets daily update time to 2:00 a.m.
    • 5:00 AM - Sets daily update time to 5:00 a.m.
  3. Reboot your computer after applying the update setting above.
  4. Verify the desired update time is in place:
    1. Open your Control Panel and then double-click Automatic Updates.
    2. Verify the time in Automatically download and Install Updates matches the setting installed. The other options will be grayed out.