Maintenance, Workstations

December Desktop Security Updates Approved for Campus Computers

The majority of campus Windows desktops will have updates sent to them in the next day or so. For security reasons, campus computers are given an installation deadline for monthly patches. The installation deadline this month is Thursday, January 5th at 5:00pm. On Thursday at 5:00pm, if you have not installed this month’s patches, they will automatically begin installing, and when done, may reboot your computer. If your computer is off at the time of the deadline, updates will begin installing the next time you log in, and when done, may reboot your computer.

 We highly recommend that you install the patches as soon as you are prompted to do so, before the installation deadline. This way, you can be present when the computer needs to restart and you have more control over the restart timing, allowing you to save any open work. If you ignore the update messages you run the risk of updates being applied while you are not present and potentially having your computer restart and possibly even losing unsaved work.

In addition to Microsoft updates, there may be updates for Adobe Flash, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Oracle Java, and other 3rd party applications. These updates will require you to close all your browser windows. Please save any work in your browsers before doing so.

Maintenance, Wireless

Wireless Controller Software Update

Maintenance Window: Wednesday December 21st 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Service Impacted: Campus Wireless Network

During this maintenance window, all wireless network services will experience several brief (~1 min) interruptions as network controllers are upgraded and restarted. All services are expected to be fully operational by 8:00 AM.

Blackboard, Maintenance, Telephone, Voicemail

Data Center Maintenance

Maintenance Window: 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday, January 7th
Services Impacted: Multiple campus systems

The campus data center will undergo maintenance 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday, January 7th. Multiple campus systems may experience momentary outages during this maintenance window. This includes Blackboard Learn, which will likely experience about 30 minutes of downtime.  Campus voicemail may also experience a brief service interruption.

Outage, Voicemail

Voicemail Outage

Technicians are currently troubleshooting an issue with campus voicemail. Callers may be unable to check or leave messages, and call routing may not be working properly. We hope to have the issue resolved shortly.