[Updated 5/24/2016 7:00 am] The upgrade is complete. Thank you for your patience.
[Original Post] vDesk will be unavailable in the early hours of May 24, 2016 for our scheduled annual upgrade. The upgrade should be complete by 7:00 am. Updated versions of software will be installed on vDesk, including Office 2016. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Technology Service Desk at email@example.com. Thank you for your patience with the upgrade process this year.
[Updated 5/23/9:45 am] Access to vDesk has been restored. Thank you for your patience.
[Updated 5/23/2016 8:15 am] Unfortunately, there was a complication, and we were unable to complete the upgrade this morning. We are working on restoring vDesk to its former state as quickly as possible.
[Original Post] vDesk will be unavailable in the early hours of May 23, 2016 for our scheduled annual upgrade. The upgrade should be complete by 7:00 am. Updated versions of software will be installed on vDesk, including Office 2016. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Technology Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Updated 5/16/2016 7:45 am] The vDesk upgrade has been postponed to later this week. Thank you for your patience.
[Original Post] vDesk will be unavailable in the early hours of May 16, 2016 for our scheduled annual upgrade. The upgrade should be complete by 8:00 am. Updated versions of software will be installed on vDesk, including Office 2016. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Technology Service Desk at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
All campus wireless clients except “PS-GuestAccess” are now monitored by SafeConnect.
A new feature of the Account Management application allows supervisors to “unlock” an employee’s work session from a supervisor’s management page. Lockable systems are Cascade Web and Cascade database.
The following components were installed 1/27/2010 5:30-6am:
The new Impulse Point NAC server had been implemented for the residential network. It will check machines for virus software, windows updates and shared music and movie files. It will ask to have a profile key installed on the machine for identification, but will be transparent unless a machine is non-compliant.
Password Synchronization is here! You can now synchronize your password across many Puget Sound applications by changing your password in Cascade Web, Webmail/e-mail or Windows. Learn more at http://www.ups.edu/pssync.xml.
[Update 3/24/09 6:00 AM] The bandwidth upgrade on the ResNet Internet connection is complete. ResNet now has a 100 Mbps connection to the Internet. Enjoy!
On Tuesday morning, 3/24/09, from 5:30 AM to 6:00 AM the Internet connection for the college’s residential network will be upgraded from 45 Mbps to 100 Mbps (a two-fold increase). The Resnet Internet connection will be unavailable during this time.
The upgraded connection will feature not only a 100 Mbps bandwidth, but also a new traffic shaping model, based on bandwidth, rather than type of traffic. This should reduce many of the application problems we have seen over the past few years.
As of 6 AM this morning, Puget Sound has been connected to the Washington K-20 Educational Network, and network traffic between the academic/administrative buildings and the Internet has been rerouted over this new network. Residential Internet traffic is routed over the pre-existing Internet connection.
There was a 5-10 minute interruption today at approximately 2:15. Our internet service provider increased bandwidth to the University without coordinating the change with us. Configuration changes were made here at the University’s equipment, which restored connection to the internet. The University now has a full DS3(T3) connection at 45 Mbps.
The University’s VPN concentrator is now configured to allow connections from PPTP, L2TP, or L2TP/IPSec clients. Because of this reconfiguration, the Microsoft VPN client can now be used to connect to the University’s VPN. Encryption will be required when using these protocols.
Because of IPSec’s superior encryption methods, the use of an IPSec VPN client is still the recommended way to connect.
Wireless coverage has been expanded to cover all of Howarth Hall.
The University doubled the bandwidth (speed) of its Internet connection from 12 to 24 megabits per second (mbps) on June 30, 2004. The cost for the new connection is only slightly more than the old connection. The unit cost of the connection has dropped almost by half because many carriers overbuilt their networks and are loaded with excess capacity.
The Anti-Virus Gateway was reboot after updating to the 4359 DAT file. This DAT file allows the AVG to detect the W32/Bagle.ab virus. The server was out of service for about ten minutes as it rebooted.