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Windows 7 / Server 2008 Migration Project 

Summary

Failure to migrate away from these platforms before January 2020 will result in the University being more exposed to security threats as updates will no longer be provided by Microsoft. It may also lead to some third party applications becoming unusable in the future.

Project Manager: Simon Geller

Project Sponsor: Kath Winter

Delivery Date: February 2020

Why are we doing this project?

Doing this project will allow us to reduce cyber security threats.


How will the project benefit the University?

It will ensure that our staff and students are using the most up to date versions of the software available and getting the best possible user experience.


Project milestones

  • Project start: August 2018
  • No new staff Windows 7 devices will be allowed to connect to the University network: February 2019 - Complete
  • Replace all staff Windows 10 instances with the current version: March 2019 - Complete
  • Automated warning messages generated by MUSE on Login to Windows 7 users: February 2019 - Complete
  • Replace all staff Windows 7 with Windows 10: September 2019
  • All University owned Windows 7 devices without express permission will be blocked from the network: September 2019
  • Automated warning emails sent to owners of Windows 7 computers connected to the University network: September 2019
  • Replace all Windows 2008 servers with a supported platform: September 2019
  • No student Windows 7 devices will be allowed to connect to the University network: December 2019
  • No Windows 7 devices, staff or student, are permitted on the wired network: December 2019
  • Microsoft withdraws support for Windows 7: January 14 2020
  • Project end date: February 2020 
  • Windows 7 Desktop Update Policy
  • Windows 8 Server Update Policy