Automatic system updates are important to keep your computer secure against
outside attacks over the internet. SUNY Downstate requires that all computers
connected to the Downstate network have their system software kept up-to-date
through automatic updates.
Open the System Preferences utility from the Apple menu at the top-left
of the screen.
Select the Software Update preference panel.
Make sure the "Check for updates" check box is selected. You can set frequency
of updates from the drop-down menu, but we strongly recommend setting this
option to either Daily or Weekly.
Checking the "Download important updates in the background option" is
suggested, but not required.