Installing Microsoft Security Essentials
Description: The University recommends that Microsoft Security Essentials be installed on any personal computer used by Faculty, Staff, or Students.  For University-owned computers, Microsoft System Endpoint Protection is recommended.   Please follow the instructions below to install Microsoft Security Essentials. If you are a Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 user then either of those come with […]
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Installing Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection Non-Managed Client
Description: The University is transitioning from the Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP).  The Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) is the current recommended Antivirus/Malware application for University computers.  This application allows for Managed and Non-Managed client.  If you need uninstall Symantec Endpoint protection please visit Migration from Symantec to Microsoft Antivirus.  The University recommends Microsoft Security Essentials for […]
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Microsoft System Center EndPoint Protection
Description: The University is transitioning from the Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP).  The Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) is the current recommended Antivirus/Malware application for university-owned computers.  This application allows for Managed and Non-Managed client.  For an overview of the client please visit Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection Overview document.  The University recommends Microsoft Security Essentials […]
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Microsoft Key Management Services (KMS)
Description: What is KMS? Microsoft Key Management Services (KMS) provides a way to automatically activate volume license editions of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. It is designed to allow Volume Licensing customers to automate the activation process in a way that is transparent to end users. Volume Activation applies to systems that are covered under a […]
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Windows 8 Software Compatibility
Description: The following is a list of software commonly used at UNC which we have briefly tested.  Although the list may say that an application is compatible, there is no way for us to fully test every function of that application, so if the Developer does not support it, there is no guarantee that this list […]
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Connecting to NAS with Windows 8
Description:  Previously, a registry change was required on Windows 8 computers to connect to the campus Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution (storage.unc.edu or myfiles.unc.edu).  Due to some updates this is NO LONGER needed. Windows 8 computers should successfully connect to campus NAS solutions without any registry edits. For more information please visit: Getting Started on storage.unc.edu […]
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How Do I Apply Microsoft Office Patches to my Computer?
Description: If you have Microsoft Office 2000, you will need to first install the “hashes” before installing any patches. You can install the hashes from the link below: Office 2000 Hashes After installing the hashes onto your computer, you can install all the patches you need (from oldest to newest) onto your computer for Microsoft Office […]
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How can I configure my Windows computer to automatically receive Microsoft critical updates?
Description: How can I configure my Windows computer to automatically receive Microsoft critical updates? You have two options. Any Windows user can setup Automatic Updates by My Computer and selecting . Alternatively all faculty, staff, and students running Windows can utilize our on-campus Software Update Services (SUS). For more information on SUS, please visit http://www.unc.edu/itswin/sus.htm.
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Can I use WSUS to automate the patching of Windows?
Description: Can I use SUS to automate the patching of Windows? Yes. SUS is a free Microsoft service that is available to all UNC-CH faculty, staff, and students. It is supported on computers running Windows 2000 or Windows XP. For more information about SUS please visit http://its.unc.edu/service/windows-server-update-services/.
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Windows XP Compatibility Mode in Microsoft Windows
Description: What is Compatibility Mode? According to the Microsoft knowledge base article, compatibility mode is a feature of Windows that allows you to run programs written for earlier versions of Windows such as Windows XP or Windows 2000. Many programs created for Windows XP may work in Windows vista and above; however, there are some that […]
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