We briefly deployed Vista a couple of springs ago; have those machines been offered SP2 via our WUS? (and I have no clue if I'm using the right terminology here).

I really don't want to encourage my people to upgrade to Win7 themselves if I can avoid it.  However that means that these people would be "stuck" with Vista until Spring 2013 when we replace their machines again.

On Mar 29, 2011, at 10:51 AM, Geoffrey Duke wrote:

A note from Microsoft crossed my Inbox, yesterday. We strongly encourage anyone running any version Windows Vista to upgrade to Windows 7 SP1.
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) will reach the end of support on July 12, 2011. From that date onward, Microsoft will no longer provide support or free security updates for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1). In order to stay secure and continue support you must upgrade to Service Pack 2 (SP2).
Products no longer supported
  • As announced in 2008, support for Windows XP Service Pack 2* ended on July 13, 2010.
  • Also announced in 2008, support for Windows 2000 ended on July 13, 2010.
  • Support for Windows Vista Release to Manufacturing (RTM) ended April 13, 2010.
*Note that Windows XP SP3 Mainstream Support ended April 14, 2009. Extended Support will end April 8, 2014.
Please donít wait to migrate to Windows 7.

Andrew Hendrickson
CAS, IT Administrator
UVM, College of Arts & Sciences
438 College Street #402
Burlington, VT

802-656-4529 (fax)

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