News archive - November 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Security alert - Apple vulnerability bug - November 29

There is currently a previously undisclosed critical vulnerability affecting some versions of macOS. Users running macOS 10.13 "High Sierra" with remote desktop enabled should apply the patch released by Apple or disable this functionality. Disable screen sharing at System Preferences > Sharing> Screen Sharing.

See the article written by Wired for additional details: https://www.wired.com/story/macos-high-sierra-hack-root/

Monday, November 27, 2017

Service desk and Media Resources closure - November 29

The service desk in East Campus 2 as well as Media Resources in MC 1007 will be closed on Wednesday, November 29 from 1:45 - 3:45 p.m. so staff can attend a departmental meeting.

For technical support/inquiries, please visit one of our other service desks on campus.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Skype for Business (S4B) maintenance – December 1-6

What is happening? There will be some brief interruptions of service on Skype for Business (S4B) as a result of upcoming maintenance to virtual server hardware.

When is this happening? 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. on December 1, 4, and 6.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Exchange maintenance – November 21

What is happening? Exchange administrators are making a small configuration change that requires a restart of Internet Information Services (IIS).  

When is this happening?  Tuesday, November 21 from 9:00 to 9:30 p.m.

What is the impact? It may be necessary to re-authenticate desktop clients and Outlook web access.

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

Thursday, November 16, 2017

myHRinfo maintenance - Nov 16

myHRinfo will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance from 12:00 to 12:30 pm on November 16. 

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