News archive - April 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

IST printsrv maintenance - May 6

What is happening? Printing services known as PRINTSRV are being taken offline for patching.

When is this happening? Wednesday, May 6 between 9:30 and 10:30 p.m.

What is the impact? During this window printing services managed by IST will be unavailable.

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

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Update for UW SSH Tools - April 28

What is happening? The following UW SSH Tools will be updated on all computers which are members of the UW SSH Tools security group:

  • PuTTY will be upgraded to 0.64
  • WinSCP will be upgraded to 5.7.2

When is this happening? Tuesday, April 28 at 11:00 p.m.

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

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Schedule of May IT PDAG seminars now available

The IT Professional Development Advisory Group (PDAG) schedule for May seminars is now available. If you would like to give a talk or have suggestions for future seminars, please contact a PDAG member.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Endpoint Protection vendor change - April 30

An excellent question was asked about Endpoint Protection for home PCs (and some laptops). The response is below.  

UW owned PCs at home are not considered “managed” because:

Monday, April 27, 2015

Netapp storage maintenance - April 29

What is happening? Netapp storage maintenance will be performed to apply a vendor update. This work will impact all clients using a file* share.

When is this happening? Wednesday, April 29 between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m.

What is the impact? During the maintenance window there will be a 2 minute interruption in service, then approximately 10 minutes of service, then another 2 minute interruption of service.

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