Friday, July 7, 2017

Printing services restored for Linux and some older Macs.

Patching of the Windows print server mapprint01 last week broke access for Linux and unsupported MacOS X computers. A temporary workaround has been applied and all clients should be able to print again.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Student accounts accidentally deleted

For a short period on Thursday, April 27, some graduate and undergraduate  students were mistakenly informed that their computing accounts were going to be disabled.  

We had experienced some technical difficulties, but these accounts have been reverted to good working order.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

MFCF Management

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Updates to Windows and Unix print servers

What is happening?  MFCF is reconfiguring the Windows and Unix printer servers.  This does not include uPrint or USB connected printers.

When is this happening? Sunday April 30, 7pm to 11pm.

Who is affected? The printers will be unavailable during the change window. No other impact to users is expected.

What you need to do? No action is required.

Questions or concerns? Contact MFCF Help (x36323)

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Scheduled Power Outage of MC, Saturday October 22

Update, 8:30 pm October 22:

All machines are running again. Two network switches on the sixth floor have failed so there are areas of the sixth floor with no wired network service. IST has been informed.

Update, 4:00 pm October 22:

Regular building power came back on shortly after 3:00 pm, but high voltage power to the server room remains off.  Most services are still unavailable.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Move from MFCFADS to Nexus complete

All MFCF services have been moved from MFCFADS authentication to Nexus authentication, and the windows.math environment is available.  The depts.math server is available; but, the files.math\depts server permissions rebuild will take a few hours longer.  Please report any issues to mfcfhelp@uwaterloo.ca (x36323).

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