On Friday, May 2nd, IT will replace the anti-virus software on your computer. This process will include remote installation of our new product and removal of our current product on all Windows computers. There is nothing you need to do except allow the process to happen uninterrupted. The license for Symantec Endpoint Protection expires at the end of June and the University has purchased Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection to secure our computers.
The installation is scheduled for 1:00 am on May 2nd. If your computer is asleep at that time, it will wake up and the installation will take place. If your computer is off or otherwise doesn't wake up, the installation will happen during your subsequent use of the computer. This update will also work while your computer is off campus. In either case if it doesn't happen right away, that's fine. You'll still be protected with Symantec and the Microsoft installation will keep trying periodically until it succeeds.
What might you see? If the installation takes place without you present, you may notice simply that Symantec's yellow shield tray iconhas been replaced with Microsoft's green shield tray icon .
If the installation takes place while you are at your computer, you may see a few messages to which you may not be accustomed.
A time-lapsed version of what you will see is available in this short video.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the CLA-OIT Service Desk at 4-HELP (4-4357).