News archive - July 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Java 7 update 65 deployment – July 17

What is happening? Java 7 update 65 will be deployed to all academic support computers.

When is this happening? Thursday, July 17 at 11:00 pm.

What you need to do before the upgrade begins: Please close any open web browsers. If you forget to close them, a task sequence will close them for you, but your work may not be saved.

Questions/concerns? Please contact the IST Service Desk, helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca or ext. 44357.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Reboot of print services (printsrv) - July 17 at 11:55 am

What is happening? Academic support print services (printsrv) will be rebooted today.

When is this happening? Thursday July 17 at 11:55 am.

What is the impact on users? Network printers will be offline (unavailable) for 5-10 minutes.

Questions/concerns? Please contact the IST Service Desk (CHIP), helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca or ext. 44357.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ArcGIS and Comsol License server maintenance - July 18

What is happening? The server hosting the ArcGIS and Comsol (research) license servers will be moved to a new physical location.

Who is affected? There are approximately 15 users of each license server.

When is this happening? Friday July 18 from 8:00am to 8:30am

What is the impact to users? During the upgrade, the license servers will be inaccessible. Desktop versions of ArcGIS and Comsol will not function.

After the maintenance window: Normal service will resume.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

WCMS upgrade – July 16

What is happening? The Waterloo Content Management System (WCMS), which includes the UW homepage (uwaterloo.ca), will be upgraded to the latest Drupal release, 7.28. The staging WCMS (pilots.uwaterloo.ca) will be upgraded at the same time.

When is this happening? Wednesday, July 16, 9:00pm to Thursday, July 17, 6:00am (or earlier).

What is the impact to users? There should be no noticeable changes during the upgrade although the system may be a bit slow.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

PC Depot is being retired - Aug.1

What is being done? PC depot is being retired (currently accessible using the second link at:  http://download.uwaterloo.ca/)

Why is it being done? The service is no longer used, we have other local software distribution methods and distribution points.

When is it being done? August 1, 2014.

What is the impact to users? None - software there is now obsolete.

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