News archive - January 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

SharePoint updates and ADS account removal

What is happening? Updates will be applied to SharePoint servers as part of the regular maintenance of IST services. 

When is this happening? Wednesday, January 25 at 10:00 p.m. until Thursday, January 26 at 2:00 a.m. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Exchange- Email attachment issue [Resolved]

What is happening? Yesterday's virus definition for Forefront Microsoft Exchange caused Forefront to quarantine legitimate attachments and returning a non-deliverable to the recipient with the following information:

FILE QUARANTINED

Microsoft Forefront Protection for Exchange Server removed a file since it was found to be infected.

File name: "******.pdf"

Malware name: "JS/Injector.A"

When did this happen? Monday, January 16 from approximately 1:00 p.m. to 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, January 17.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

[Faccus] Scheduled testing of the Emergency Notification System- January 18

What is happening? We will be testing the University’s campus-wide emergency communication system.

When is this happening? Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.                                                    

What is the impact? Emergency communication channels being tested include:

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Undergraduate student email migration to Office365

What is happening? Undergraduate students are encouraged activate their Office 365 account. Students can use the activation tool to activate their account https://o365tools.uwaterloo.ca/.

Why is this happening? Undergraduate students can activate their Office 365 account from now until the end of Winter 2017 when all student mail will automatically be moved to Office 365 email accounts.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Network maintenance in Arts buildings

What is happening? There will be maintenance on some switches in ECH, HH, ML, and PAS. This maintenance will briefly interrupt wired and wireless connectivity while the switches reboot.

Why is this happening? The switches will be rebooted to complete firmware updates.

When is this happening? Thursday, January 12 between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.

What is the impact? Users will experience a brief loss of connectivity when the switches reboot. 

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