Software updates

In order to keep computers and personal devices as safe as possible, it is essential to keep systems and software up-to-date.

ANU hosts update servers, available to all students and staff to download, for both Microsoft and Apple operating systems and software. The Apple update server can be used on Macs running Mac OS X 10.4 or higher.

It is also important to patch applications from other software vendors such as Adobe and Mozilla. Many applications have the ability to automatically check for and install updates.

Windows updates

The ANU hosts a centrally supported Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server, which can be used by the Automatic Update Client component of Windows operating systems.

The ANU server offers the same content as the Microsoft servers and is synchronised regularly. The service has all patches approved by default.

The ANU WSUS Service currently supports

  • English
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Japanese

Additional languages may be supported in future as demand and resources allow.

Using the WSUS server

Sample registry files are available to