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Certified Desktop Compliance Patching (Third-party Applications and Operating Systems)


This information is intended for IT support professionals. End users should contact local IT administrators.

Third-Party Software from Central Patching

In the following list of third-party applications, those highlighted in red are currently checked for compliance with Certified Desktop's patching requirements—that is, they are up-to-date within 14 business days of a patch release, including all vendor-described "critical" security patches. The IT Security Office, in consultation with Desktop Engineering, determines this list.

  • 7-Zip
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Adobe AIR
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • FileZilla Client
  • Google Chrome
  • iTunes
  • Java (JRE)
  • Microsoft Power BI Desktop *
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Mozilla Firefox ESR
  • Slack *
  • Tableau Desktop (updated in coordination with the central Tableau server admins)
  • VLC Media Player
  • Zoom Client *
  • Zoom Outlook Plugin *

Applications marked with an asterisk ("*") are patched for both security and non-security updates.

Non-Compliant Operating System Releases

A Certified Desktop-managed computer will be marked as being non-compliant in the "OS Vendor Patching" category if it is running any of the following OS versions:

  • Windows 10 1507 – Went out of support 05/09/2017
  • Windows 10 1511 – Went out of support 10/10/2017
  • Windows 10 1607 – Went out of support 04/09/2019

The following OS versions will go out of support on the dates indicated. After the end of support date for a release, any Certified Desktop-managed computers running that release will be marked as non-compliant.

  • Windows 8.1 – Goes out of support 01/10/2023
  • Windows 10 1507 LTSB – Goes out of support 10/14/2025
  • Windows 10 1607 LTSB – Goes out of support 10/13/2026
  • Windows 10 1703 – Goes out of support 10/08/2019
  • Windows 10 1709 – Goes out of support 04/14/2020
  • Windows 10 1803 – Goes out of support 11/10/2020
  • Windows 10 1809 LTSB – Goes out of support 01/09/2029
  • Windows 10 1809 – Goes out of support 05/11/2021

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Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 4:03pm

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