News archive - October 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Changes to academic support workstation patching

What is happening? WSUS group policy settings will be turned off to allow for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to take over patch management responsibilities. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

SharePoint Service - October 28

This is an alert about a series of brief service outages that will present minor delays when using SharePoint.

Most people will not notice these delays, however there is very slight chance that data may not save to SharePoint as the changes are made.

Please pass on this alert to anyone who may be working on SharePoint during this event.

What is happening? We need to apply some hotfixes and patches to the SharePoint infrastructure. These fixes will place various SharePoint services offline as they are stopped and restarted.

Monday, October 27, 2014

BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) maintenance – October 28

What is happening? IST will be performing maintenance on the BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) server that provides email and calendar synchronization services to BlackBerry 10 mobile devices on Connect.

Why is this happening? Along with routine maintenance, an update to the BES software will be performed. The update from BlackBerry provides enhanced support for newer BlackBerry desktop software and devices running 10.3 or later.

When is this happening?  Tuesday, October 28 - 10:00 pm to 12:00 midnight

Friday, October 24, 2014

Internet Explorer modification - October 24

What is happening? We are making a security modification to Internet Explorer (IE) on academic support computers to enable TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2, in addition to the current TLS 1.0 and SSL3.0.

When is this happening? Friday October 24 at 5:00 pm

Friday, October 24, 2014

RESOLVED: Issue with website configuration change - October 24

We had issues reported by some users that certain HTTP URLs were unreachable:

  • http://www.uwaterloo.ca
  • http://uwaterloo.ca

Note that https://uwaterloo.ca URLs were working fine in all browsers (as did https://www.uwaterloo.ca).

This was limited to machines connected to the network via IPv4, rather than IPv6.

The issue has been resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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