DEPLOYMENT OF WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1803 TO NMCI UPDATE 1:
R 262025Z FEB 19
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SUBJ/DEPLOYMENT OF WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1803 TO NMCI UPDATE 1//
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RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN is the second in a series on the Navy Marine Corps
Intranet (NMCI) Secret Internet Protocol Routing Network
Non-Classified Internet Protocol Routing Network (NIPRNet) transition to
Windows 10 (WIN10) version 1803 (v1803). It outlines current status and
efforts being taken to resolve remaining challenges. This evolution was
extensively coordinated with U.S.
Fleet Cyber Command (FCC)/Commander, U.S. TENTH Fleet (C10F), the Program
Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), and Echelon II
Chief Information Officers (CIOs). Continued maximum effort is necessary by
leadership at all commands to get the Navy to 100 percent WIN10 v1803 for all
NMCI seats by 31 March 2019 in order to improve cyber security, promote
standardization across the Naval Enterprise Network, and comply with
Department of Defense mandates.
2. As of 24 February 2019, status for NIPRNet is at 31.3 percent and for
SIPRNet is at 19.1 percent complete. Challenges being addressed
a. Green Shutdowns: A Green Shutdown is a means to ensure that large
updates can successfully download during off-hours, minimizing impact to
productivity. Nightly Green Shutdowns are the key to success as they enable
gradual receipt of required pre-load packages and proper update installation.
Those seats that conducted Green Shutdowns have experienced a WIN10 v1803
update success rate of over
99 percent. However, many seats still await Green Shutdown. CIOs and
Contract Technical Representatives (CTRs) must be proactive in ensuring their
command personnel expeditiously execute Green Shutdowns. Additionally, in
order to assist CIOs and ensure compliance, FCC/C10F directed forced
shutdowns commencing 14 February 2019. All machines not rebooted within a 7-
day period will automatically restart. This is critical to seat readiness
and there are no waivers to this requirement. Details on how to conduct Green
Shutdowns are listed in para 3.
b. Mandatory McAfee Security Modules and Reboots: These enable update
of key security features to protect user workstations and data. WIN10 v1803
update requires multiple dependent McAfee security modules. Some users may
require varying numbers of McAfee -related reboots. Users receiving prompts
to reboot their workstations shall comply per NMCI User Awareness Bulletin.
3. Individual User Responsibilities
a. End of Day Actions. All users shall restart their seats nightly
selecting Green Shutdown. Users will need to execute a Green Shutdown by
clicking the Windows logo from the desktop bar, selecting Shut down or
Restart, and selecting Yes when prompted to perform a Green Shutdown. Please
note that Green Shutdowns are usually quick when done regularly and time-
consuming when not done as a best practice. Once each seat receives all
required preload packages, the user will receive a notification that the
WIN10 v1803 update is ready for installation. Users will then need to
execute another Green Shutdown which will manage the reboot cycle necessary
to complete the installation overnight.
b. Protection of Personal Data. Users should back up any personal data
on their seats by utilizing their personal H: drive or contacting their
Information Technician support staff for alternate backup methods if data
backup exceeds H: drive capacity.
c. Network Connection. Users must ensure that individual machines are
plugged in and physically connected to the NMCI network when scheduled for
migration. WIN10 v1803 update cannot be completed via NMCI Enterprise WiFi
or Remote Access Service connection.
d. XPS Viewer. Microsoft has retired XPS Viewer and it is not supported
in WIN10 v1803. Users are advised to check if they retain files in XPS
format and convert to PDF before migration.
e. Users in Restricted Access/Controlled Access Areas are recommended to
preload seats by Digital Video Disk in accordance with instruction provided
4. The NMCI Service Desk has established top-level end user support directly
for WIN10 v1803 that can be accessed by dialing (866) 843
-6624 and selecting Option 3 from the option prompt. Users experiencing
failed rollovers due to technical issues will be contacted by the service
desk with required actions prior to the next attempted update.
5. Released by VADM Matthew J. Kohler, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Information Warfare, OPNAV N2N6.//