Has anyone had any issues with upgrading a Desktop 5.5 system with all the current upgrades from Microsoft, including SP3?
We have a couple of administrative pc's that have not been updated and after reviewing this thread, I'm a little hesitant in doing major updates.
This continues to be a frustrating issue for me. The Desktop 5.5 instructions say:
Now that Local Unit Computer Desktop Version 5.5 is installed, Windows security patches, new virus definitions, and other updates can be received from the administration office through the data transmission process in MLS. Updates will be made available as needed, but it is important to use the Send/Receive Changes feature weekly and apply all updates promptly to make sure the computer is always protected as fully as possible. (Updates may increase transmission times.)
And yet as near as I can determine, Windows security patches are not being sent through the MLS data transmission process, even though years have now passed since the above instructions were sent. If anyone has evidence to the contrary, I'd love to see it.
It doesn't seem like a good security policy to be so far behind on Windows updates, and yet the above quote seems to be saying that we should be getting such updates from the Church rather than making our own choices.
It sounds to me like the Church had optimistic plans to deliver OS and antivirus updates this way, but for whatever reasons implementation of these plans has been delayed. We have been told to update antivirus definitions manually at least every three months, but we have received no instructions on OS updates. That is a very unfortunate omission, leaving individual units with unnecessary confusion and indecision.