News archive - January 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

SharePoint maintenance and ADS account removal – January 25

What is happening? As part of the regular maintenance of IST services, updates  will be applied to SharePoint servers. These changes will impact both mySharePoint.uwaterloo.ca and SharePoint.uwaterloo.ca services. During this update cycle updates will be applied, and all remaining legacy ADS accounts will be removed from SharePoint. This change will not impact Security Group names that may still contain ADS in the display name.

When is this happening? Wednesday, January 25 from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 26

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

WCMS sites were temporarily unavailable - January 11

WCMS sites were temporarily unavailable again between 4:05 p.m. and 4:10 p.m. IST has resolved the issue and sites are now working.

Updated at 4:40 p.m. on January 11, 2017.


What is happening? WCMS sites were temporarily unavailable between approximately 1:55 p.m. and 2:05 p.m. IST has resolved the issue and all sites are now working.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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:

Thursday, January 5, 2017

NetApp snapshot visibility issue - January 5

UPDATE: Snapshots created prior to January 1, 2017 can be manually restored by an IT admin. If you require this service, please submit an RT at rt@rt.uwaterloo.ca. 

Updated at 11:00 a.m. January 13, 2017


What is happening? NetApp snapshots created prior to January 1, 2017 are not currently visible in the Windows “Previous versions” tab. Snapshots are still being created and can be mapped in a more complex manner. IST is working with the vendor to resolve this issue. Additional information will be shared when available.

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