Dec. 16 - December Security Patches

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

By Richard L. DeVries

CIT Monthly Security Patches for December 2009
The December 2009 security patches will be delivered on Wednesday, December 16 and will include the patches listed below.

Target Audiences
Faculty and staff workstations
Smart Classrooms

Windows Systems
Windows patches will be installed silently and automatically. If a reboot is required after installation you will receive a message in a pop-up window. You will be allowed to postpone the reboot for up to 24 hours after the patches are installed. If the machine is not rebooted within the 24 hours the system will reboot automatically. If you want to verify if these patches were installed you can go to your Add/Remove Programs control panel and check for the patches listed below.

Windows patches to be included:
Flash [more]
Firefox 3.5.5 [more]
Microsoft Security Patch MS09-071 Internet Authentication Services [more]
Microsoft Security Patch MS09-072 Cumulative Update for IE [more]
Microsoft Security Patch MS09-073 WordPad and Text Converters [more]

Macintosh Systems
Users on Macintosh systems will be prompted to install patches. You will have 14 days to begin installation. If a reboot is required you will have 5 minutes after installation completes to reboot your system or it will reboot automatically. Patches listed with a triangle next to them indicate that a system reboot is required. 

Macintosh patches to be included:
Apple-SA-2009-12-03-1 Java for OS 10.6 Update 1 [more]
Apple-SA-2009-12-03-2 Java for OS 10.5 Update 6 [more]
Flash [more]
iPhoto Update 8.1.1
AirPort Client Update 2009-002
HP Printer Drivers Update 2.3
Stuffit 2010

Please contact the CIT HelpDesk at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 526-8555 if you have questions or concerns.

Planned GroupWise Outage - December 20, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

By Christopher Wieringa

ALERT: GroupWise maintenance scheduled, 12/20/2009 - 08:00 AM
Outage Type: Scheduled for System Maintenance
This affects: Faculty, Staff
Estimated time service will be restored: 12/20/2009 - 1:30 PM

Quick overview:
Email delivery will be delayed for all GroupWise email users between 8:00 AM and 1:30 PM on Sunday, December 20. All outgoing and incoming email will be queued for later delivery.

The details:
In preparation for our major GroupWise 8 upgrade on December 26, we will be performing system maintenance between 8:00 AM and 1:30 PM on Sunday, December 20. This will delay delivery of all GroupWise email. If you use the GroupWise client or WebAccess you WILL be able to login and access your account at this time. If you connect via POP/IMAP/SOAP protocols, you will NOT be able to login and access email during this time. In all cases, outgoing and incoming email will be queued for later delivery.

Scheduled Maintenance for December 17

By Christopher Wieringa

The following systems and services are scheduled for maintenance this Thursday morning:

- Health Services server
- Micros machines and handheld devices used for Food Service server
- CBORD Server for Food Service and Roommate Matching
- RuffaloCody Phoneathone Server
- Web room reservations and calendar server
- TMA Physical Plant work-order system (and iServiceDesk)
- Credit Card Processing server (ie. Box office and Bookstore)
- Lyris list management server (i.e. Calvin Parents, etc)
- Istrategy Datawarehouse server
- Great Plains finanacial application server
- ArcGIS server
- Inquisite server
- Prince Conference Center server
- (Internal) VMWare Control Server ***
- MSSQL database servers (HEAT, Physical Plant, Surveys, Calendar and other database-driven applications) ***
- Datatel Web UI server
- Box Office Ticketing Server
- ImageNow Server for scanning and document retrieval
- ImageNow Webnow server
- Campus Store Backoffice server
- Campus Store Application server
- Sharepoint server

** Many Calvin services will be affected during this outage; some services may be affected that are not listed. 

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