Maintenance

Kendall Hall Network Switch Maintenance

Maintenance Window: Wednesday, August 30th  6:30 – 7:30 AM
Services Impacted: Kendall Hall Network

During this maintenance window, a switch serving portions of the 1st and 2nd floors of Kendall Hall will be swapped out to increase capacity in the building. Up to 24 devices may experience an interruption of network service of up to 30 minutes during this process, and all machines in the area will experience a five minute interruption in services as the switch stack is restarted.

Maintenance

Perceptive Content Upgrade

Maintenance Window: September 8th and 11th
Services Impacted: Perceptive Content

Enterprise Applications will be upgrading Perceptive Content to version 7.1.5 on September 8th and 11th.   It is hoped that the upgrade is completed on September 8th and over the weekend, but we reserve Monday, September 11th for any problems that might arise as the result of the upgrade.   Workstation clients will be upgraded via the Campus SCCM product on Monday September 11th.   If this schedule is inconvenient please contact Enterprise Applications – Perceptive Content Support at 898-4367

Workstations

August 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, August 31st at 5:00 PM. On Thursday at 5:00 PM, 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.