What operating systems are supported on university servers?

See the Guideline for Security of Endpoints and Guideline for Security of Applications for additional information.

  1. Windows: the latest operating system and one version back.
  2. Red Hat Linux: the latest operating system and one version back.
  3. It is important to run updated operating systems because:
    1. Computers are constantly under attack by malicious actors such as hackers, viruses or malicious software.
    2. Running an out-of-date operating system poses a serious threat to UNC Charlotte because it gives malicious actors an opportunity to exploit the vulnerabilities (weakness).
    3. An out-of-date operating system may also prevent legitimate software such as Antivirus from working properly.
    4. With the constant threat of computer attacks, the first line of defense is to run an up-to-date operating system.
  4. To request an exception to this Guideline, see the exception process FAQ

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Article ID: 2094
Created
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