Welcome to MFCF

MFCF supports the computing needs of all members and visitors of the Faculty of Mathematics with the exception of members and visitors of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science. These persons should instead contact our colleagues in the Computer Science Computing Facility (CSCF) for service.

MFCF Help Centre Information

  • Location: Mathematics & Computer Building (MC) 3017
  • Hours: Monday - Friday:
    • 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • closed 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 36323
  • Email: mfcfhelp@uwaterloo.ca

  1. Aug. 14, 2018Building Power Shutdowns

    What Is Happening

    Plant Operations is upgrading electrical infrastructure to provide more power and generator capacity for SHARCNET, among other things. This requires complete power outages for the affected buildings. The buildings will be locked while work is underway. Temporary generator power will enable MFCF to keep a small number of the most important computers running, but many services will be severely reduced and some will be completely unavailable.

  2. July 26, 2018Windows 10 Release 1709 availability announcementSoftware Center operating system upgrade warning

    What is happening? As part of the continuous upgrade process for Windows 10, MFCF will be advertising a managed upgrade via System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) for Windows 10 workstations that are joined to Nexus.  The advertisement will allow you to select when the upgrade applies. Machines running Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 are not affected. If your machine is already running release 1709, you won’t see the upgrade.

  3. May 8, 2018POSTPONED - Windows Offline Files feature will be disabled on machines joined to Nexus on May 24, 2018

    This has been postponed.

    What is happening? Windows Desktop PCs joined to Nexus will have the offline files feature (also called client side cache) disabled on May 24, 2018. The change will take effect as part of the weekly Thursday morning reboot.

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