To provide a secure, stable, and supported operating system on all Network Connected Devices (NCDs) within the Enterprise.
NCD operating systems will provide a secure, stable, and supported platform.
This standard applies to all executive branch state agencies excluding the University Systems Office and other higher education institutions, i.e. campuses and agricultural and research centers.
Network Connected Devices (NCD): A device on a network that provides computing resources to one or more end users. Devices include but are not limited to tablets, laptops, desktops, workstations, printers, multi-function printers, and mobile devices.
Active Support: Active support is considered to be support that addresses relevant security vulnerabilities that are identified within the OS. The entity providing the OS support shall maintain a concerted effort to address all security issues with patches and upgrades through an appropriate documented management process.
Critical Updates: Any updates, excluding service packs or general OS updates, which the OS vendor defines as critical or security related.
Non-compliance with this standard shall be reported to the Office of the State Auditor.
Enterprise Architecture (EA) interweaves business and IT together. It consists of the vision, principles, and standards that guide the purchases and deployment of technology within the enterprise.
ITD utilizes Windows Server Upgrade Service (WSUS) to manage OS and Microsoft Office patching, and to give administrators control over hot-fixes and updates released to computers within an organization.