Scheduled Maintenance for September 16, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

By Jeff Greenfield

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

- KnightVision
- Seminary File Server (luther)
- Academic Groupwise Post office
- Administrative Groupwise Post office
- FTP transfer access for Novell systems

September 22 - Security Updates

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

By Richard L. DeVries

The following security patches and updates will be released by CIT on Wednesday, September 22.

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:
Adobe Acrobat 8.2.3
Adobe Acrobat 9.3.3
Adobe Flash Player 10.1.82.76
Adobe Reader 8.2.3
Adobe Reader 9.3.3
MS10-061 Print Spooler Service
MS10-062 MPEG-4 Codec
MS10-063 Unicode Scripts Processor
MS10-066 Remote Procedure Call
MS10-067 WordPad Text Converters
MS10-068 Local Secuity Authority
MS10-069 Windows Client/Server Runtime
QuickTime 7.6.8


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 Security Update 2010-006
iTunes 10
Safari 4.1.2
Safari 5.0.2
iWeb 3.0.2
iWork Update 4

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 September 23

Thursday, September 23, 2010

By Christopher Wieringa

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

- 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)
- Lyris list management server (i.e. Calvin Parents, etc)
- Istrategy Datawarehouse server
- Istrategy Datawarehouse test server
- Great Plains finanacial application server
- ArcGIS server
- Inquisite server
- Prince Conference Center reservations server
- Prince Conference Center web server
- (Internal) VMWare Control Server ***
- Datatel Web UI server
- Box Office Ticketing Server
- ImageNow Server for scanning and document retrieval
- ImageNow Webnow server
- MSSQL database servers (HEAT, Physical Plant, Surveys, Calendar and other database-driven applications) ***
- Campus Store Backoffice server
- Campus Store Application server
- Sharepoint server
- All Calvin Wireless networks

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

September 29 - ZCM Update

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

By Richard L. DeVries

CIT will be releasing at update to the ZCM desktop agent on Wednesday, Sept. 29 to all faculty and staff Windows workstations.

ZCM (a.k.a. ZENworks) is used as the primary desktop management system for our Windows workstations. This update will deliver ZCM 10.3, which includes a number of bug fixes, security patches, and performance enhancements. It is a prerequisite for additional updates being planned.

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

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