August 4 - Software Updates

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

By Richard L. DeVries

The following software updates will be released by CIT on Wednesday, August 4.

Target Audiences
Faculty and staff workstations
Smart Classrooms

Windows Systems
Windows updates 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 updates are installed. If the machine is not rebooted within the 24 hours the system will reboot automatically. If you want to verify if these updates were installed you can go to your Add/Remove Programs control panel and check for the patches listed below.

Windows updates to be included:
iPrint client 5.42
Novell client 2 SP1 IR2
ZCM agent 10.3


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:
Acrobat Pro 9.3.3
Acrobat Reader 9.3.3
Acrobat Pro 8.2.3
Firefox 3.6.8

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

Network Infrastructure Maintenance 08-05-2010

Thursday, August 05, 2010

By Jeff Greenfield

August 5, 2010 (Thursday) from 4AM to 7AM:
  There will be disruptions to both the Internet connection from Calvin and connectivity to Calvin servers from on-campus.  The disruptions should last no more than a few minutes at a time, but could occur anytime between the specified time frame.

Wireless Network Infrastructure Maintenance for August 9, 2010

Monday, August 09, 2010

By Christopher Wieringa

August 9, 2010 (Monday) from 8AM to 5PM:

CIT will be performing maintenance on the wireless networks across the entire campus.  During this time, all the wireless networks listed below will be unavailable for use:

CalvinWireless
CalvinStudents
wireless_setup_instructions
boxoffice
princecc
calvinguest
calvinathletics

We apologize for the inconvenience this disruption of service may cause you. 

August 18 - Macintosh Security Patches

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

By Richard L. DeVries

The following security patches and updates will be released by CIT on Wednesday, August 18.

Target Audiences
Faculty and staff workstations
Smart Classrooms

Windows Systems
Windows updates 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 updates are installed. If the machine is not rebooted within the 24 hours the system will reboot automatically. If you want to verify if these updates were installed you can go to your Add/Remove Programs control panel and check for the patches listed below.

Windows updates to be included:
[See Windows security patches for Thursday, August 19]


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:
Safari 4.1.1
Safari 5.0.1
Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update
Epson Printer Software Update
Xcode Update 3.2.3

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

August 19 - Windows Security Patches

Thursday, August 19, 2010

By Richard L. DeVries

The following security patches and updates will be released by CIT on Thursday, August 19.

Target Audiences
Faculty and staff workstations
Smart Classrooms

Windows Systems
Windows updates 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 updates are installed. If the machine is not rebooted within the 24 hours the system will reboot automatically. If you want to verify if these updates were installed you can go to your Add/Remove Programs control panel and check for the patches listed below.

Windows updates to be included:
Acrobat Pro 9.3.3
Acrobat Reader 9.3.3
Acrobat Pro 8.2.3
Adobe Flash Player 10.1.82.76
Firefox 3.6.8
iTunes 9.2.1
MS10-046 Windows Shell
MS10-047 Windows Kernel
MS10-048 Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers
MS10-049 SChannel
MS10-050 Windows Movie Maker
MS10-051 XML Core Service
MS10-052 MPEG Layer-3 Codecs
MS10-053 Cumulative update for IE
MS10-054 SMB Server
MS10-055 Cinepak Code
MS10-056 MS Word
MS10-057 MS Excel
MS10-058 TCP/IP
MS10-059 Tracing Features for Services
MS10-060 .NET Common Language Runtime
MS 975496 Hotfix for Windows 7 Shutdown
QuickTime 7.6.7


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:
[See Mac patch releases for Wednesday, August 18]

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

Scheduled Maintenance for August 19, 2010

By Christopher Wieringa

The following systems/services will be unavailable during this Thursday morning scheduled maintenance window (5-7AM):

- College webserver (ie: http://www.calvin.edu, etc.) **
- Prince Conference Center server
- Network connectivity interruptions in the following buildings:
  Knollcrest Dining Hall
  Hekman Library
  DeVries Hall
  Science Building
  North Hall
  2041 Raybrook
  Hiemenga Hall
  Commons Annex
  Seminary
  Ecosystem Preserve Interpretive Center
  Ecosystem Preserve Storage Shed
  Prince Conference Center
  Chapel
  Gainey Athletic Fields

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

Network Infrastructure Maintenance for August 21, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

By Christopher Wieringa

Saturday Auguest 21,2010 from 10am-6pm:

CIT will be performing network infrastructure maintenance during this time.  All end-user workstations can expect network interruptions.  This will affect your ability to use any and all CIT resources and the Internet during this outage window.  Please turn off all your workstations for the weekend before you leave work on Friday. **

Additionally, many off-campus Internet services will be affected.  This includes getting access to the following servers and services:
- College webserver (ie: http://www.calvin.edu, etc.) **
- College application webserver (ie: web pages for library, kuyers, CICW, VanLunen, etc.)
- Email delivery **
- Groupwise
- WebAdvisor/Webwizard **

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

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