News archive - November 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

Skype for Business firewall change – November 29

What is happening? The external firewall rules for Skype for Business will be updated and consolidated to meet standard requirements and future feature addition.

When is this happening? Tuesday, November 29 at 7:00 a.m.

What is the impact? If you are connected to Skype for Business externally (e.g. from off campus), you may be required to re-authenticate/login to the client once the work is completed.  If any issues are determined, the rules will be reverted.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

myHRinfo unavailable December 22

myHRinfo will be unvailable on Thursday, December 22 from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. for scheduled maintenance.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

ADS Security Identifier (SID) history value removal – November 24

What is happening? IST will be removing the ADS Security Identifiers (SIDs) history value from users and groups in the Nexus Active Directory (AD) that were originally created in the ADS domain and migrated to Nexus for all of Academic Support.

Why is this happening? The ADS domain is no longer being used widely and is in the process of being decommissioned. The SID history values that are being removed are not used in the Nexus AD and no longer need to exist.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

SharePoint maintenance – November 24

What is happening? As part of the regular maintenance of IST services, updates will be applied to SharePoint servers. These updates will impact both mySharePoint.uwaterloo.ca and SharePoint.uwaterloo.ca services. The SQL instance will also be rebooted.

When is this happening? Thursday, November 24 from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Friday, November 25.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Rescheduled: Firefox and Google Chrome updates – November 18

RESCHEDULED: The following updates have been rescheduled to deploy on Monday, November 21 at 11:00 p.m.


What is happening? The following software updates will be made to all academic support computers.

  • Google Chrome 66.198.99 (54.0.2840.99)
  • Firefox ESR 45.5.0
  • Firefox 50

When is this happening? Friday, November 18 at 11:00 p.m.

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