Issue for Family History Center Printing and Network Connectivity
On July 1, 2021, a vulnerability in all versions of Windows printing functionality was found. This vulnerability (dubbed “PrintNightmare”) allows attackers to gain complete system control. On July 6, Microsoft released patches for all versions of Windows. But this patch will not work on systems older than Windows 10 without additional licensing costs. The Family History Department is in the process of upgrading older systems to Windows 10, but there are still some upgrades that need to take place.
As of July 26, 2021, all Family History Center computers running a Windows operating system older than Windows 10 (including Windows XP or Windows 7) will be unable to print. To enable printing, please upgrade the operating system to Windows 10 by following the instructions in the article Whether to update family history center computers to Windows 10.
Because of this vulnerability, April 30, 2022, has been selected as the last date church networks will allow unsupported Windows operating systems on the network. This includes Windows 7, XP, and Vista. These systems will be unable to connect after this date.