PeopleSoft Campus Intermittently Available Saturday, February 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. [Completed]

[10:15] Work has been completed on the upgrade.

[Original] Due to scheduled maintenance, access to PeopleSoft Campus will be intermittent on Saturday, February 27th starting at 8:00 a.m. for a PeopleSoft upgrade.

We will post an update when the work is completed. Thank you for your patience while we conduct this necessary work!

VPN Issue 2/24/2016 [Resolved]

[Updated 2/29/2016 5:00 pm] VPN2 is back in service. Thank you for your patience!

[Original Post] We are experiencing an issue with VPN2. As a workaround, please use vDesk, or change your connection attempt to In order for vpn1 to work, you will need to make an additional setting change (Settings > Preferences) to uncheck the box to “Block connections to untrusted servers.” We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to restore access to VPN2.

Firewall Maintenance 2/17/2016

Technology services will be doing an update on our firewalls to address a security vulnerability. This work will take place on February 17th, at 5am.

This WILL effect internet access temporarily as the firewalls will need to be rebooted.  The expected down time for each firewall is about 5 minutes.

Internal access will continue to function as normal.

Mac Management Announcement 2/15/2016

As a first step to improve the security of our campus computers, as well as the campus network, we will be instituting a new policy to ensure that Macs on campus are up to date with all the latest security updates from Apple. This will bring our Mac computing experience more in line with our Windows computing experience.

Effective Monday, February 22, university-owned Mac computers will automatically be prompted to download and install critical operating system updates. If the download requires a restart, you will have the ability to postpone this restart up to two times. For the third time, the restart will proceed after you click okay.

Please contact the Technology Service Desk at 253.879.8585 or if you have any questions or concerns.

Pre-Production Server Patch Maintenance 2/14/2016 [Complete]

[Update 2/14/2015 4:45 PM] Our scheduled pre-production server patch maintenance has been completed successfully.

Pre-Production Server Patch Maintenance is scheduled for Sunday, 2/14/2016, from 8 am. to 5 pm. This should NOT affect any production services such as email, individual and departmental file shares, database applications, or web services (Moodle, vDesk, etc.). If an issue is encountered, please contact the Technology Service Desk at 253.879.8585 or

Technology Services schedules regular maintenance windows generally on the second Sunday of every month to ensure a secure, reliable computing environment. Thank you for your patience as we conduct this important work!