To: Application Release Management
From: Application Release Management

BCC: [Intranet and Internet mailing lists]

Subject: CHANGE ALERT: Servers to be updated in September

 

Attention:

 

The Corporate Intranet and Internet September upgrades are scheduled for the dates and times listed below. As always, you must plan to test your applications after each installation.

 

If any experience any problems, report them via this link: http://insertname.corp.anycompany.com/wsp/scripts/escalations/escalateticket.aspx.

 

These upgrades are considered medium risk and require a reboot of the servers. Applications that use Internet Explorer on the server also will want to run through additional testing.

 

Implementation Schedule (Intranet and ENA):

Tuesday, September 4, from 8 to 11 a.m. (COMPLETE)

         Intranet Next

         Internet Inflab

         Internet Applab Next

 

Thursday, September 6, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

         Development (Intranet Authoring/Internet Virtual Teams)

 

Monday, September 10, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

         Test (Intranet QA and Internet Appfac)

 

Sunday, September 16, from 1 a.m. until 5 a.m.

         Production

 

The following work will be completed:

 

Microsoft Patches for all environments:

         MS07-042 Vulnerability in Microsoft XML core services, could allow remote code execution (936227)

         MS07-043 Vulnerability in OLE automation, could allow remote code execution (921503)

         MS07-044 Vulnerability in Microsoft Excel, could allow remote code execution (940965) - CILOB only

         MS07-045 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer

         MS07-046 Vulnerability in GDI, could allow remote code execution (938829)

         MS07-047 Vulnerabilities in Windows Media Player, could allow remote code execution (936782)

         MS07-049 Vulnerability in Virtual PC and Virtual Server, could allow remote code execution (937986) virtual hosts only

         MS07-050 Vulnerability in Vector Markup Language, could allow remote code execution (938127)

 

Additional Rollouts:

         Machine.config 1.1 updates for all environments

         Web.config 2.0 updates for Intranet environment

 

Additional maintenance windows occurring during the month of September: (Note: Both of these maintenance windows should be transparent to end-users.)

         WXYZ2V - ABC environment will be virtualized 9/4/2007- 9/14/2007

         Internet Production Firewall clustering and SSL termination 10 p.m. 9/22/2007 to 2 a.m. 9/23/2007

 

Send any questions or concerns you may have to the Application Release Management mailbox, arm@anycompany.com.

 

Thank you,

 

{Insert Name}

Application Release Management

Phone: (314) 555-7154