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CLASSE Computing Newsletters

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NewsletterOctober192020
19 Oct 2020 LNS Protected Reorganization: Beginning Tuesday, 20 Oct 2020 Over the next three weeks, we are planning to apply a security upgrade to the LNS Protec...
NewsletterOctober122020
12 Oct 2020 LNS Protected Reorganization On two consecutive Tuesdays, 20 Oct 2020 and 27 Oct 2020, we will apply a security upgrade to the LNS Protected network,...
NewsletterSeptember282020
28 Sep 2020 Windows 7 Quarantine Starting 05 Oct 2020 On 05 Oct 2020, Cornell's IT Security Office will start using the Network Quarantine to contain, or disable...
NewsletterOctober052020
05 Oct 2020 Windows 7 Quarantine Starting Monday, 05 Oct 2020 On Monday, 05 Oct 2020, Cornell's IT Security Office will start using the Network Quarantine to con...
NewsletterSeptember212020
21 Sep 2020 Web Browsers for CULearn CU101 Last week, Cornell introduced a new required staff training available as CULearn course CU101. In our testing, this co...
NewsletterSeptember142020
14 Sep 2020 CLASSE Windows Laptops: Monday Night Updates If you are using a CLASSE managed Windows laptop while working from home, please connect to the CLASSE V...
NewsletterSeptember072020
07 Sep 2020 CHESS Public Network Outage: Wednesday, 09 Sep 2020 @ 4:00 AM On Wednesday, 09 Sep 2020, from 4:00 AM to 7:00 AM, there will be an outage of the CHES...
NewsletterAugust312020
31 Aug 2020 MATLAB License Renewal for 2020 2021 MATLAB licenses for CLASSE have been renewed until 31 Jul 2021. Most CLASSE installations of MATLAB (including t...
NewsletterAugust242020
24 Aug 2020 Linux Update to SL7.8: Tuesday, 25 Aug 2020 and Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 Starting Tuesday, we will be updating all CLASSE Scientific Linux (SL) 7 syste...
NewsletterAugust172020
17 Aug 2020 MATLAB License Renewal for 2020 2021 MATLAB licenses for CLASSE have been renewed until 31 Jul 2021. Most CLASSE installations of MATLAB (including t...
NewsletterAugust102020
10 Aug 2020 Service Outage Summary Last Wednesday, 05 Aug 2020, there was an extended unscheduled outage of central CLASSE IT services from approximately 10:30 A...
NewsletterAugust032020
03 Aug 2020 AppsAnywhere Upgrade: Tuesday, 04 Aug 2020 @ 8:00 AM On Tuesday, 04 Aug 2020, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon, the Computing.AppsAnywhere service will be ...
NewsletterJuly272020
27 Jul 2020 Power Outage Recovery: Monday, 27 Jul 2020 Following the scheduled power outages at Wilson Lab last weekend, all central CLASSE IT services have now ...
NewsletterJuly202020
21 Jul 2020 CLASSE Computing Outages: 22 Jul 2020 to 27 Jul 2020 This week, a series of scheduled power outages at Wilson Lab will disrupt CLASSE computing servi...
NewsletterJuly132020
13 Mon 2020 CLASSE Computing Outages: 22 Jul 2020 to 27 Jul 2020 During the week of 20 Jul 2020, a series of scheduled power outages at Wilson Lab will disrupt C...
NewsletterJuly062020
06 Jul 2020 CLASSE Computing Outage: 24 Jul 2020 to 25 Jul 2020 On Friday, 24 Jul 2020 and Saturday, 25 Jul 2020, a series of scheduled power outages at Wilson L...
NewsletterJune292020
29 Jun 2020 ScreenConnect Upgrade: Tuesday, 30 Jun 2020 @ 10:30 AM On Tuesday, 30 Jun 2020, starting at 10:30 AM, the ScreenConnect service will be unavailable f...
NewsletterJune222020
22 Jun 2020 CLASSE Windows Laptops: Monday Night Updates If you are using a CLASSE managed Windows laptop while working from home, please connect to the CLASSE V...
NewsletterJune152020
15 Jun 2020 IT Equipment for Home Use If you plan to retrieve computer equipment from your office or lab for use at home, please inform CLASSE IT by submitting a...
NewsletterJune082020
08 Jun 2020 IT Equipment for Home Use If you plan to retrieve computer equipment from your office or lab for use at home, please inform CLASSE IT by submitting a...
NewsletterJune012020
01 Jun 2020 IT Equipment for Home Use If you plan to retrieve computer equipment from your office or lab for use at home, please inform CLASSE IT by submitting a...
NewsletterMay252020
25 May 2020 CLASSE Windows Laptops: Monday Night Updates If you are using a CLASSE managed Windows laptop while working from home, please connect to the CLASSE V...
NewsletterMay182020
18 May 2020 Zoom Security Updates (Action Required) In the near future, Zoom will implement two security changes that require the following actions by its users:...
NewsletterMay112020
11 May 2020 Wiki Tutorial: Friday, 15 May 2020 @ 2:00 PM On Friday, 15 May 2020, at 2:00 PM, CLASSE IT will host a wiki tutorial on Zoom: https://cornell.zoom.us...
NewsletterMay042020
04 May 2020 Work From Home IT Purchases While working from home, if you need to purchase IT equipment or software which is intended for future use at the lab (e....
NewsletterApril272020
27 Apr 2020 CHESS DAQ Rotation 10AM Wednesday, 29 Apr 2020 With the completion of the 2020 1 run, the main CHESS Data Acquisition file systems will be rotated ...
NewsletterApril202020
20 Apr 2020 IT Purchases While working from home, if you need to purchase IT equipment or software which is intended for future use the lab (e.g. printers, moni...
NewsletterApril132020
13 April 2020 Online Trainings from IT@Cornell Are you looking to brush up on your computer skills? Do you want to learn a new programming language? With a Corne...
NewsletterApril062020
06 Apr 2020 Linux At Home If you run Linux at home and want to build software that will eventually run at CLASSE, or if you want to run software that was built a...
NewsletterMarch232020
23 Mar 2020 CLASSE IT Online Help Desk: Thursday, 26 Mar 2020 @ 10:30 AM Are you having problems with working from home? This Thursday, 26 Mar 2020, from 10:30 t...
NewsletterMarch162020
16 MAR 2020 Working From Home * The CLASSE Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides access to CLASSE central storage (a.k.a samba), etc. * CLASSE computers c...
NewsletterMarch092020
09 Mar 2020 ScreenConnect Upgrade: Tuesday, 10 Mar 2020 @ 11:30 AM On Tuesday, 10 Mar 2020, starting at 11:30 AM, the ScreenConnect service will be unavailable f...
NewsletterMarch022020
02 Mar 2020 Upcoming Change: Windows Firewall During the spring down of April 2020, we will begin enabling the ESET firewall on CLASSE managed Windows computers,...
NewsletterFebruary242020
24 Feb 2020 Remove Windows 7 on LNS Protected and CHESS Public If you have a personal Windows 7 laptop connected to the LNS Protected or CHESS Public networks, p...
NewsletterFebruary172020
17 Feb 2020 Upcoming Change: Windows Firewall During the spring down of April 2020, we will begin enabling the ESET firewall on CLASSE managed Windows computers,...
NewsletterFebruary102020
10 Feb 2020 Goodbye, Linux Login Messages After some consideration, the CLASSE Linux login messages (technically known as the sshd banner and "message of the day...
NewsletterFebruary032020
03 Feb 2020 Accelerator SVN Certificate Update: Tuesday, 04 Feb 2020 @ 10:00 AM On Tuesday, 04 Feb 2020, at 10:00 AM, the SSL certificate for the accelerator SVN...
NewsletterJanuary272020
27 Jan 2020 Autodesk 2020 Upgrade: Monday, 27 Jan 2020 @ 3:00 PM On Monday, 27 Jan 2020, at 3:00 PM, we will begin migrating Autodesk products (AutoCAD, Inventor...
NewsletterJanuary172020
17 Jan 2020 Because of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on 20 Jan 2020, next week's CLASSE IT newsletter is being delivered to you early. Autodesk 2020 Upgrade: Monday...
NewsletterJanuary132020
13 Jan 2020 AppsAnywhere Outage: TODAY, 13 Jan 2020 @ 2:00 PM With apologies for the short notice, TODAY, 13 Jan 2020, starting at 2:00 PM, there will be an outa...
NewsletterJanuary062020
06 Jan 2020 Windows 7 Network Termination: Tuesday, 07 Jan 2020 Microsoft has set an end of life date for Windows 7 of 14 Jan 2020. After this date, no security ...
NewsletterDecember242019
24 Dec 2019 2019: The Year in Review 2019 was another busy, transformative year for CLASSE and for CLASSE IT. We devoted significant resources to CHESS and CBET...
NewsletterDecember232019
23 Dec 2019 Windows 7 Network Termination on 07 Jan 2020 Microsoft has set an end of life date for Windows 7 of 14 Jan 2020. After this date, no security update...
NewsletterDecember162019
16 Dec 2019 ScreenConnect Upgrade: Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019 @ 10:00 AM This Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, we will be upgrading our ScreenConnect s...
NewsletterDecember092019
09 Dec 2019 X2Go Desktop Sharing and Software Update: Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019 On Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019, a major update to the X2Go server will be pushed to all CLASS...
NewsletterNovember252019
25 Nov 2019 New Computer Shortage Because of a widely reported shortage of Intel CPUs, many of our standard computer models are currently backordered with our su...
NewsletterNovember182019
18 Nov 2019 LNX201 Reboot: Tuesday, 19 Nov 2019 @ 10:00 AM On Tuesday, 19 Nov 2019, at 10:00 AM, the general purpose Linux login node, LNX201, will be rebooted f...
NewsletterNovember112019
11 Nov 2019 Windows 7 Network Termination on 07 Jan 2020 Microsoft has set an end of life date for Windows 7 of 14 Jan 2020. After this date, no security updates...
NewsletterNovember042019
04 Nov 2019 Reminder: No Backups for Desktops and Laptops CLASSE IT does NOT provide local backups of CLASSE managed desktops and laptops. Instead, please store ...
NewsletterOctober291019
28 Oct 2019 Firefox Update: Tuesday, 29 Oct 2019 On Tuesday, 29 Oct 2019, Firefox on CLASSE managed Windows and Linux computers will be updated from version 60 t...
NewsletterOctober212019
21 Oct 2019 Upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 10 On January 14, 2020, Microsoft is ending support for the Windows 7 operating system. To prepare for this deadline, ...
NewsletterOctober142019
14 Oct 2019 CHESS Firewall Upgrade: Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019 @ 9:00 AM On Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, we will be upgrading the internal CHESS fir...
NewsletterOctober072019
07 OCT 2019 Tomcat maintenance 10am 08 OCT 2019 From 10 11am Tuesday, 08 OCT 2018, the CLASSE central tomcat service will be down for maintenance. During this...
NewsletterSeptember302019
30 Sep 2019 New Compute Farm Queues and Nodes Users of the CLASSE Compute Farm might notice that we recently added four new CHESS queues to the Farm. These queue...
NewsletterSeptember232019
23 Sep 2019 Samba Server Configuration Update: Monday, 23 Sep 2019 @ 5:00 PM This evening, 23 Sep 2019, at 5:00 PM, the central CLASSE Samba server will be recon...
NewsletterSeptember162019
16 Sep 2019 ESET Endpoint Security Client Update: Tuesday, 24 Sep 2019 On Tuesday, 24 Sep 2019, the ESET Endpoint Security Client will be updated on CLASSE manag...
NewsletterSeptember092019
09 Sep 2019 General Network Maintenance: Tuesday, 10 Sep 2019 @ 10:00 AM On Tuesday, 10 Sep 2019, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon, we will be upgrading the LNS Prote...
NewsletterSeptember032019
03 Sep 2019 Newman Network Upgrade: Tuesday, 10 Sep 2019 @ 10 AM Next Tuesday, 10 Sep 2019 starting at 10:00 AM, we will be upgrading the main CLASSE network swi...
NewsletterAugust262019
26 Aug 2019 LNX201 Maintenance: Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019 @ 10:00 AM On Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019, our general purposes Linux login node, lnx201, will be DOWN for one hour...
NewsletterAugust192019
19 Aug 2019 Matlab Update The 2019a version of Matlab is now available on CLASSE Linux, using the command "matlab r 2019a" or "matlab r latest". Please see the...
NewsletterAugust122019
12 Aug 2019 Compute Farm Outage Wednesday 14 Aug 2019 @ 1PM At 1PM Wednesday 14 Aug 2019, electrical work will be conducted on the East Module. To prepare for...
NewsletterAugust052019
05 Aug 2019 Upcoming Compute Farm Outage In approximately two weeks, there will be a power outage in the Wilson Lab East Module, which will affect the CLASSE Com...
NewsletterJuly222019
22 Jul 2019 Virtual Machine Cluster Upgrade: Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019 @ 10:00 AM On Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019, between 10:00 AM and 12:00 noon, we will upgrade the CLASSE...
NewsletterJuly152019
15 Jul 2019 ScreenConnect Upgrade: Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019 @ 10:00 AM This Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon, we will be upgrading our ScreenConnect...
NewsletterJuly082019
08 Jul 2019 CLASSE Account Expirations: Tuesday, 09 Jul 2019 (TOMORROW) Please note that many CLASSE accounts are set to expire on Tuesday, 09 Jul 2019. Affected...
NewsletterJuly012019
01 Jul 2019 Timesheet Has Replaced Replicon The Replicon application for tracking effort at the lab was retired on June 30 and replaced with Timesheet. Starting ...
NewsletterJune242019
24 Jun 2019 Salaried Employees Begin Using Timesheet July 1 The Replicon application for tracking effort at the lab will be retired on June 30 and replaced with ...
NewsletterJun172019
17 Jun 2019 Hourly Employees Begin Using Timesheet App This Week The Replicon application for tracking effort at the lab will be retired this summer and replaced...
NewsletterJun102019
10 Jun 2019 Central Filesystem Maintenance: Tuesday, 11 Jun 2019 @ 11:00 AM On Tuesday, 11 Jun 2019, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, several central Linux filesystems ...
NewsletterJune032019
03 Jun 2019 Central Filesystem Maintenance: Tuesday, 04 Jun 2019 @ 12:00 Noon On Tuesday, 04 Jun 2019, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM, several central Linux filesyst...
NewsletterMay282019
28 May 2019 Summer Usage of Public Terminal Rooms Between 28 May 2019 and 09 Aug 2019, CLASSE will be hosting 30 summer students in the SERCCS, SUnRiSE, PREM, R...
NewsletterMay202019
20 May 2019 RDP Gateway Shutdown To address a recently disclosed Windows vulnerability, we have shut down the CHESS Remote Desktop Gateway server. If you are aff...
NewsletterMay132019
13 May 2019 Central Filesystem Maintenance: Tuesday, 14 May 2019 @ 12:00 Noon On Tuesday, 14 May 2019, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM, central Linux filesystems will...
NewsletterMay062019
06 May 2019 ESET Endpoint Protection Upgrade: Tuesday, 07 May 2019 @ 10:00 AM On Tuesday, 07 May 2019, beginning at 10:00 AM, we will begin upgrading the ESET En...
NewsletterApril292019
29 Apr 2019 Windows Laptops OpenVPN Client Upgrade: Tuesday, 30 Apr 2019 @ 10:00 AM On Tuesday, 30 Apr 2019, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon, the Computing.Private.O...
NewsletterApril222019
22 Apr 2019 Brief Pause of CESR Online Filesystems: Tuesday, 23 Apr 2019 @ 10:00 AM On Tuesday, 23 Apr 2019, at 10:00 AM, there will be a configuration update of...
NewsletterApril152019
15 Apr 2019 ScreenConnect Upgrade: Tuesday, 16 Apr 2019 @ 10:00 AM On Tuesday, 16 Apr 2019, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon, we will upgrade our ScreenConnect server...
NewsletterApril012019
01 Apr 2019 Problems Sending Email to service classe #64;cornell.edu Beginning on Sunday, 31 Mar 2019, some users have been unable to reach service classe #64;co...
NewsletterMarch252019
25 Mar 2019 New Computer Shortage In our 25 Feb 2019 newsletter, we noted that availability of new computers is being affected by a widely reported shortage of I...
NewsletterMarch182019
18 Mar 2019 Possible Network Disruption: Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019 @ 10:00 AM On Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon, there will be possible network dis...
NewsletterMarch112019
11 Mar 2019 PSB Conference Room Computers This week, we will replace the old Linux computers in the PSB conference rooms (PSB 301, 308, and 470) with new Mac Min...
NewsletterMarch042019
04 Mar 2019 Potential Network Disruption: Tuesday, 05 Mar 2019 @ 10:30 AM On Tuesday, 05 Mar 2019, from 10:30 AM to 12:00 noon, there will be potential network d...
NewsletterFebruary252019
25 Feb 2019 Wilson Lab West Module Switch Replacement: Tuesday, 26 Feb 2019 @ 10:00 AM On Tuesday, 26 Feb 2019, at 10:00 AM, we will replace a defective network ...
NewsletterFebruary182019
18 Feb 2019 AppsAnywhere Upgrade: Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019 @ 7:30 AM On Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019, from 7:30 AM to 12:00 noon, the Computing.AppsAnywhere service will be ...
NewsletterFebruary112019
11 Feb 2019 Wilson Lab Chilled Water Shutdown: Potential Disruptions and Performance Degradation From 11 Feb 2019 (today) through 22 Feb 2019, the Wilson Lab ser...
NewsletterJanuary282019
28 Jan 2018 AppsAnywhere Upgrade: Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019 @ 7:30 AM On Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019, from 7:30 AM to 12:00 noon, the Computing.AppsAnywhere service will be ...
NewsletterJanuary212019
21 Jan 2019 Compute Farm Outage: Ongoing The CLASSE Compute Farm queues are currently disabled in preparation for an upgrade to the network and to the SGE queue ...
NewsletterJanuary142019
14 Jan 2019 Autodesk Inventor Upgrade: Tuesday, 15 Jan 2019 On Tuesday, 15 Jan 2019, Autodesk Inventor will be upgraded to SP4.7 during the weekly maintenance wi...
NewsletterJanuary072019
07 Jan 2019 CLASSE Filesystem and Linux Outage: Tuesday, 08 Jan 2019 @ 5:00 PM On Tuesday, 08 Jan 2019, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, we will be replacing a central s...
NewsletterDecember172018
17 Dec 2018 Update to SL7.6: Tuesday, 18 Dec 2018 Starting Tuesday morning, 18 Dec 2018, all CLASSE SL7 systems will be updated from Scientific Linux 7.5 to Scie...
NewsletterDecember102018
10 Dec 2018 Network Interruption: Tuesday, 11 Dec 2018 @ 10:30 AM On Tuesday, 11 Dec 2018, from 10:30 AM to 12:00 noon, CLASSE IT will perform network maintenanc...
NewsletterDecember182018
18 Dec 2018 2018: The Year in Review It has been a year of many changes at CLASSE, with the complete overhaul of the Wilson Lab experimental areas for CHESS U an...
NewsletterDecember032018
03 Dec 2018 CLASSE VPN Certificate File Update As we mentioned in last week's newsletter, because of an expired security certificate, all computers (both persona...
NewsletterNovember262018
26 Nov 2018 Network Maintenance: Tuesday, 27 Nov 2018 @ 10 AM On Tuesday, 27 Nov 2018, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon, we will be performing some network maintenanc...
NewsletterNovember192018
19 Nov 2018 CLASSE VPN Certificate File Update Because of an expired security certificate, all computers (both personal and CLASSE managed) that connect to the C...
NewsletterNovember122018
12 Nov 2018 Changes to Adobe Creative Cloud Licensing Because of changes to Cornell's contract with Adobe, users of Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) must now have an in...
NewsletterNovember052018
05 Nov 2018 WinAPP To Be Replaced With WinAPP2: Tuesday, 06 Nov 2018 Starting Tuesday, 06 Nov 2018, the official CLASSE Windows terminal server will be WinAPP2 (...
NewsletterOctober291018
29 Oct 2018 CLASSE ELOG Server Upgrade: Tuesday, 30 Oct 2018 @ 10:00 AM The CLASSE ELOG server will be upgraded at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, 30 Oct 2018, to include s...
NewsletterOctober222018
22 Oct 2018 Replicon Maintenance: Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018 @ 10:00 AM On Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon, Replicon will be unavailable while it und...
NewsletterOctober152018
15 Oct 2018 Urgency of Service Requests When you submit a Computing.ServiceRequest via our web form, you have the opportunity to provide an urgency rating indica...
NewsletterOctober082018
08 Oct 2018 Password Management Tool Outage: Tuesday, 09 Oct 2018 @ 10:00 AM On Tuesday, 09 Oct 2018, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon, the CLASSE online password man...
NewsletterOctober012018
01 Oct 2018 Wilson Lab Computing Outage: Tuesday, 02 Oct 2018 @ 9:00 AM On Tuesday, 02 Oct 2018 at 9:00 AM, there will be a CLASSE computing disruption for some ...
NewsletterSeptember242018
24 Sep 2018 CLASSE Computing Outage: Tuesday, 25 Sep 2018 @ 8:30 AM On Tuesday, 25 Sep 2018 at 8:30 AM, there will be disruptions to CLASSE computing services be...
NewsletterSeptember172018
17 Sep 2018 Update to SL7.5: Tuesday, 25 Sep 2018 Starting Tuesday morning, 25 Sep 2018, all CLASSE SL7 systems will update from Scientific Linux 7.4 to Scientif...
NewsletterSeptember102018
10 Sep 2018 Virtual Machine Maintenance: Tuesday, 11 Sep 2018 @ 10:00 AM Starting at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, 11 Sep 2018, the main CLASSE Virtual Machine infrastruc...
NewsletterSeptember042018
04 Sep 2018 CESR Network Outage: Thursday, 06 Sep 2018 @ 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM On Thursday, 06 Sep 2018, between 12:00 noon and 4:00 PM, the main CESR network sw...
NewsletterAugust272018
27 Aug 2018 Decommissioning CLASSE HyperNews, 31 Aug 2018 With the widespread use of Cornell mailing lists, the CLASSE HyperNews service has seen no significant ...
NewsletterAugust202018
20 Aug 2018 ScreenConnect server update, 21 Aug 2018 On Tuesday, 21 Aug 2018, from 10 AM to 12 noon, we will upgrade the ScreenConnect server. You will be unable...
NewsletterAugust132018
13 Aug 2018 Isolating non CLASSE managed personal devices In an effort to improve the security of critical infrastructure services, we will gradually be isolatin...
NewsletterAugust062018
Aug 06 2018 Full X2Go Client on CLASSE Managed Windows computers We are deploying the full X2Go Client on all CLASSE Managed Windows computers this week. This wi...
NewsletterJuly302018
30 Jul 2018 Linux SL6 and SL7 nVidia Graphics Driver updates on Tuesday 31 Jul 2018: Tomorrow morning, updates of the latest nVidia Graphics Drivers will be push...
NewsletterJuly232018
23 Jul 2018 Network Outage: TOMORROW, 24 Jul 2018 @ 12:00 Noon At 12:00 noon on Tuesday, 24 Jul 2018, we will upgrade the network infrastructure for the CLASSE C...
NewsletterJuly162018
16 Jul 2018 Disk Server Reboot: Samba and Main User Disk, Tue 17 Jul 2018 @ 12:00 Noon At 12:00 noon on Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018, one of our central disk servers wil...
NewsletterJuly092018
09 Jul 2018 CLASSE Account Expirations, Today 09 Jul 2018 Please note that many CLASSE accounts are set to expire today, 09 Jul 2018. Affected users will have re...
NewsletterJuly022018
02 Jul 2018 CLASSE Account Expirations on 09 Jul 2018 Please note that many CLASSE accounts are set to expire on 09 Jul 2018. Affected users will receive a warni...
NewsletterJune182018
18 Jun 2018 Linux transition to Scientific Linux 7 (SL7) We are now in full transition mode from SL6 to SL7. If you have a CLASSE Linux workstation running SL6,...
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NewsletterJune042018
04 Jun 2018 CST Studio Suite (Microwave Studio) The CST Studio Suite license server has been updated with this year's license and moved from pc176 to lnxlm. *...
NewsletterMay292018
May 29th, 2018 LogMeIn deprecated CLASSE is retiring LogMeIn and will be contacting people who have access to CLASSE managed computers via LogMeIn. You will rece...
NewsletterMay212018
21 May 2018 Vidyo on PSB in room linux computers To use Vidyo on a PSB in room computer, start Firefox and go to https://vidyowebrtc.cern.ch/web/index.html, use...
NewsletterMay072018
07 May 2018 From Noon to 1PM on Tuesday, 08 May 2018, the following central servers and filesystems will be unavailable. Please note that this includes the CLASS...
NewsletterApril302018
30 Apr 2018 Reminder: ScreenConnect for Remote Access, LogMeIn Deprecated After many years of using LogMeIn as our remote access solution for Windows computers, ...
NewsletterApril232018
23 Apr 2018 CESR Network Isolation test tomorrow, 24 Apr 2018 On Tuesday, 24 Apr 2018, there will be a CESR Network Isolation test from approximately noon 1pm. T...
NewsletterApril162018
16 Apr 2018 In an emergency.... If you have a computer related emergency, please follow up your Computing.ServiceRequest with a beamphone page or a phone call. T...
NewsletterApril092018
09 Apr 2018 Linux Packages Updates The following software packages have been updated (both Scientific Linux 6 and Scientific Linux 7, unless noted): * Ansys (...
NewsletterApril022018
02 Apr 2018 CHESS Data Rotation Tuesday 03 Apr 2018 Starting at 3pm Tuesday, 4/3, the main CHESS DAQ and Maia filesystems will become read only and backed up t...
NewsletterMarch262018
26 Mar 2018 New Web Client for CLASSE Chat Service CLASSE provides a chat service for all CLASSE users, using CLASSE authentication. The service was designed to ...
NewsletterMarch192018
19 Mar 2018 CESR Network Isolation test tomorrow, 20 Mar 2018 On Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018, there will be a CESR Network Isolation test from approximately noon 1pm. ...
NewsletterMarch122018
12 Mar 2018 C: Drive filling up on CLASSE managed Windows computers Many CLASSE managed Windows computers are experiencing an unfortunate side effect of a recent...
NewsletterMarch052018
March 5th, 2018 New Image Viewer for CLASSE Managed Windows computers Due to limitations in the base Windows 10 image and to provide consistent software across W...
NewsletterFebruary192018
February 19th, 2018 CLASSE Network Outage Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 CLASSE IT is planning an upgrade to our central Firewall system at 10am. This will interru...
NewsletterFebruary122018
12 Feb 2018 Remote Access: Introducting ScreenConnect, LogMeIn Deprecated After many years of using LogMeIn as our remote access solution for Windows computers, ...
NewsletterFebruary052018
05 Feb 2018 CLASSE Compute Farm is running Scientific Linux 7 (SL7) * All the nodes on the CLASSE Compute Farm have been upgraded to SL7! * Please keep thi...
NewsletterJanuary292018
29 Jan 2018 Retirements: Selden Ball and Rich Sholtys At the end of January, we bid a fond farewell to two longtime members of the CLASSE IT team: Rich Sholtys a...
NewsletterJanuary162018
16 Jan 2018 Database Support and Solutions Do you have a need for a database? Do you have a lot of data you want to keep in a centralized, backed up location? CL...
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NewsletterJanuary082018
08 Jan 2018 Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities Last week, a pair of serious hardware vulnerabilities (dubbed Meltdown and Spectre) was disclosed, affecting nea...
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NewsletterJanuary022018
02 Jan 2018 Home disk maintenance 4pm Today At approximately 4pm on Tuesday, 02 Jan 2018, all public CLASSE home directories will become unavailable for up to ...
NewsletterDecember182017
18 Dec 2017 RESCHEDULED: Home disk maintenance Tuesday 02 Jan 2018 At approximately 4pm on Tuesday, 02 Jan 2018, all public CLASSE home directories will become...
NewsletterDecember112017
11 Dec 2017 Change to Caller ID Beginning Saturday, December 16, calls placed from your Cornell phone to off campus numbers will display your Cornell phone numbe...
NewsletterDecember042017
04 Dec 2017 Do not forward CU mail To avoid blocks on your Cornell email, it is important that you do not forward your CU Mail to any external mail providers (cm...
NewsletterNovember202017
20 Nov 2017 CLASSE Accelerator Repository Server Upgrade The CLASSE Accelerator Repository Server (accserv.lepp.cornell.edu) has been upgraded to version 1.9.3. ...
NewsletterNovember062017
06 Nov 2017 CESR Cluster Maintenance 10 AM to 12 PM (Noon) on Tuesday, 7 Nov 2017 The CESR Cluster will be rebooted at 10 AM on Tuesday. This is necessary to ...
NewsletterOctober242017
24 Oct 2017 Power Outage Tuesday Morning. There was a campus wide power outage at about 7:15 AM EDT on Tuesday, 24 Oct 2017. It took down many central CLASSE com...
NewsletterOctober162017
16 Oct 2017 Reminder: reduced coverage due to meeting support Responses to IT problem reports might be delayed because people are busy supporting the various pro...
NewsletterOctober092017
09 Oct 2017 Update to SL7.4 on Tuesday, 10 Oct 2017 Starting Tuesday morning, 10 Oct 2017, all CLASSE SL7 systems will update from Scientific Linux 7.3 to Scien...
NewsletterOctober022017
02 Oct 2017 Software Installation Policy CLASSE IT understands that many users often require specific software to accomplish the Lab's research mission. We make ...
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NewsletterSeptember182017
18 Sep 2017 CHESS DAQ Rotation, 22 Sep 2017, 10am At approximately 10am Friday 22 Sep 2017, the main CHESS DAQ and MAIA file systems will become read only. A fi...
NewsletterSeptember112017
11 Sep 2017 Some central services unvailable on Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 From 10:00 AM until about 2 PM on Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017, some central CLASSE services that re...
NewsletterAugust282017
August 28th, 2017 Microsoft Office Upgrade on Tuesday, 29 AUG 2017 Microsoft Office will be upgraded from 2010 to Microsoft Office 2016 on CLASSE Managed Windows...
NewsletterAugust212017
21 AUG 2017 W210_XRX_5550 The old Xerox 5550 printer stopped working. We replaced that printer with a new Brother 6200 printer. The printer name stayed the sa...
NewsletterAugust142017
14 AUG 2017 Windows Firefox and Flash updates, Tuesday, 15 AUG 2017 CLASSE managed Windows computers will be updated early Tuesday morning to have Firefox ESR 52...
NewsletterAugust072017
07 Aug 2017 Update to SL6.9 on Tuesday, 08 Aug 2017 Starting Tuesday morning, 08 Aug 2017, all CLASSE SL6 systems will update from Scientific Linux 6.8 to Scient...
NewsletterJuly312017
31 Jul 2017 Network interruptions, Tuesday, 01 Aug 2017 Network maintenance on Tuesday 01 Aug 2017 from 9 AM to 12 noon EDT will cause 20 to 30 minute interrupt...
NewsletterJuly242017
24 Jul 2017 Network interruptions, Tuesday 01 Aug 2017 We will be performing network maintenance on Tuesday 01 Aug 2017 from 9 AM to noon. During this window, t...
NewsletterJuly172017
17 Jul 2017 Linux Packages Updates The following software packages are now available under both Scientific Linux 6 and Scientific Linux 7: * Ansys (and AnsysE...
NewsletterJuly102017
10 Jul 2017 Central virtual machine maintenance Tuesday 11 Jul 2017 From approximately 10 10:30am, the following central virtual machines will be rebooted. ...
NewsletterJuly032017
3 Jul 2017 Central virtual machine maintenance Wednesday 5 Jul 2017 From approximately 10 10:30am, the following central virtual machines will be rebooted. l...
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NewsletterJune262017
26 Jun 2017 CLASSE and CHESS firewall scans, 29 Jun 2017 On Thursday, 29 Jun 2017, at 1:30 PM, we will perform a routine vulnerability scan of the CLASSE and CHE...
NewsletterJune192017
19 Jun 2017 Linux Adobe Flash Firefox Plugin Security update on Tuesday 20 Jun 2017 * The patched Adobe Flash Firefox Plugin Security update (version 26.0.0.1...
NewsletterJune122017
12 Jun 2017 Phishing emails When forwarding a questionable message to service classe, please be sure to change your subject line. If the subject is the same and ...
NewsletterJune052017
05 Jun 2017 Possible delays in response June 5 9 The week of June 5 9 will be a busy one for CLASSE IT, with summer students arriving at the same time as the CBB...
NewsletterMay302017
30 May 2017 Possible delays in response June 05 11 The week of June 05 11 will be a busy one for CLASSE IT, with summer students arriving at the same time as the...
NewsletterMay222017
22 May 2017 Exchange E mail CNAMEs to be retired CIT will retire 58,000 CNAMEs on Monday, 22 May 2017 that were created during the Office 365 project. For the mo...
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NewsletterMay152017
15 May 2017 WannaCry Ransomware Worldwide, more than 200,000 computers have been infected with the "WannaCry" malware/ransomware over this past weekend. To prote...
NewsletterMay082017
08 May 2017 Samba With the goal of addressing periodic delays and slowdowns accessing samba, the IT group has made several significant configuration changes to o...
NewsletterMay012017
01 May 2017 Firefox Update to 52.1.0ESR on CLASSE Managed Windows Computers * CLASSE is updating to the new major ESR release 52 from 45 which we have used fo...
NewsletterApril242017
24 Apr 2017 Power outage Sunday, 23 Apr 2017 There was a brief power outage on campus Sunday morning around 9:20 AM. Most of the core CLASSE IT servers rode out ...
NewsletterApril172017
17 Apr 2017 Linux Adobe Flash Firefox Plugin Security update on Tuesday 18 Apr 2017 * The patched Adobe Flash Firefox Plugin Security update (version 25.0.0.1...
NewsletterApril102017
10 Apr 2017 Second Duo Enrollment Clinic: Thursday, 13 Apr 2017 Starting 20 Apr 2017, IT@Cornell will require Two Step Login to access financial and tax related ...
NewsletterApril032017
03 Apr 2017 Duo Enrollment Clinic: Wednesday, 05 Apr 2017 Starting 20 Apr 2017, IT@Cornell will require Two Step Login to access financial and tax related tasks ...
NewsletterMarch202017
March 20, 2017 Autodesk upgrade on Monday 17 Apr 2017 We are tentatively scheduling a major upgrade to our Autodesk software products on Monday, April 17. As par...
NewsletterMarch132017
Monday, March 13, 2017 Zoom training reminder Zoom will be replacing WebEx as Cornell's web and video conferencing service in June 2017. Zoom Basic training will...
NewsletterMarch062017
Monday, March 6, 2017 Two step login for Cornell services To help protect your Cornell NetID and password, we strongly encourage you to sign up for two step logi...
NewsletterFebruary272017
February 27, 2017 Service request response times We typically receive 3000 new service requests per year, generating hundreds of emails per day. We make every ef...
NewsletterFebruary202017
February 20, 2017 CLASSE network and service maintenance Tuesday, February 21, starting at 10AM We will be reconfiguring core CLASSE switches and restarting seve...
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NewsletterFebruary132017
February 13, 2017 Core CLASSE network disruption Tuesday, February 14th, starting at 10AM We will be updating and restarting a core 1Gbit CLASSE switch at 10AM. ...
NewsletterFebruary062017
February 6, 2017 Power outage recovery Following the extended power outage in the Ithaca area on Saturday (Feb. 4), we restored almost all central CLASSE IT serv...
NewsletterJanuary232017
January 23, 2017 All VMS computers were shut down on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 This past Tuesday marked the end of an era: the last of the CLASSE computers runni...
NewsletterJanuary162017
January 13, 2017 CHESS User file system maintenance 10am Tuesday, January 17 At 10am on Tuesday, January 17, the CHESS User directory (/nfs/chess/aux/user) wil...
NewsletterJanuary092017
January 9, 2017 Network Maintenance 10am Tuesday On Tuesday January 10 at 10am, we will restart several infrastructure services that may result in brief pauses...
NewsletterDecember192016
December 19, 2016 CHESS DAQ Read Only Tuesday, 12/20 At approximately 10am on Tuesday, 12/20, the main CHESS DAQ and MAIA file systems will become read only. ...
NewsletterDecember052016
December 5th, 2016 Theft of login credentials: Phishing Many people at Cornell recently received a fraudulent message which was designed to steal their Google lo...
NewsletterNovember212016
November 21, 2016 Windows updates: an update Last Tuesday, November 15, many CLASSE managed Windows computers rebooted between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM because of thi...
NewsletterNovember142016
November 14, 2016 Linux Adobe Flash Firefox Plugin Security update on Tuesday 15 Nov 2016 * The patched Adobe Flash Firefox Plugin Security update (version 11...
NewsletterNovember072016
November 7, 2016 New Wiki Search Engine The default wiki search engine used when entering text in the upper right corner "Search" box has been updated as follows...
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NewsletterOctober312016
Monday, October 31, 2016 Happy Halloween! Forcing SSL to www.classe.cornell.edu In response to a Cornell security audit, the CLASSE IT group will be forcing SS...
NewsletterOctober242016
October 24, 2016 Windows updates: changes and challenges We would like to provide more information about the new Windows update mechanism from Microsoft that we ...
NewsletterOctober172016
Monday, October 17, 2016 Windows 7: new update mechanisms Starting this week, CLASSE managed Windows computers will be adapting to Microsoft's new update system,...
NewsletterOctober102016
October 10, 2016 Symantec expires next week REMINDER: Cornell's Symantec Anti Virus software license expires on October 21st. If you have Symantec Endpoint Prote...
NewsletterOctober032016
October 3, 2016 Network maintenance 2 4pm Tuesday October 4 From 2 4pm Tuesday, October 4, there may be periodic network glitches as we update the configuration ...
NewsletterSeptember262016
September 26, 2016 Network Maintenance from 12 4 Wednesday, September 28. There will be periodic network glitches between Noon and 4pm on Wednesday, September 28...
NewsletterSeptember192016
September 19, 2016 Network Maintenance from 10 2 tomorrow: Tuesday, September 20. There will be periodic network glitches between 10am and 2pm tomorrow, Tuesday,...
NewsletterSeptember122016
September 12th, 2016 Microsoft is changing Windows servicing model October 2016 * Microsoft is changing their servicing model significantly starting in Octobe...
NewsletterAugust292016
August 29, 2016 Possible network glitch 10 AM Tuesday 8/30 At approximately 10 AM tomorrow, Tuesday, August 30th, there may be a momentary network glitch or pa...
NewsletterAugust222016
August 22, 2016 Update to SL6.8 on Tuesday, August 23 Starting Tuesday morning, 8/23, all CLASSE SL6 systems will update from Scientific Linux 6.6 to Scientific ...
NewsletterAugust152016
August 15, 2016 Update to SL6.8 on Tuesday, August 23 Starting Tuesday morning, 8/23, all CLASSE SL6 systems will update from Scientific Linux 6.6 to Scientific ...
NewsletterAugust082016
August 8, 2016 Reboot of LNX201 on Tuesday, August 9 at 10 AM Our general purpose Linux login node, lnx201, will be rebooted at 10 AM on Tuesday, August 9 for ro...
NewsletterJuly252016
July 25, 2016 Reboot of LNX201 on Tuesday, July 26 at 10 AM Our general purpose Linux login node, lnx201, will be rebooted at 10 AM on Tuesday, July 26 for routi...
NewsletterJuly182016
July 18, 2016 Reminder: The end of VMS at CLASSE After many years of service, all CLASSE computers which are running the legacy VMS operating system will be shut...
NewsletterJuly112016
July 11, 2016 SSHFS (alternative protocol for Macintosh access to samba drives) looking for a small number of "beta testers" SSHFS (SSH Filesystem) is a filesy...
NewsletterJuly052016
July 05, 2016 Many CLASSE computer accounts will expire on Saturday, July 9th. Quite a few CLASSE computer accounts are scheduled to expire on Saturday, July 9th...
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NewsletterJune272016
June 27, 2016 The end of VMS at CLASSE After many years of service, all CLASSE computers which are running the legacy VMS operating system will be shut down this...
NewsletterJune202016
June 20, 2016 TeX Live 2016 now available The newest version of TeX Live 2016 is now available to all CLASSE Linux SL6 and SL7 systems. Please see https://wiki....
NewsletterJune142016
June 14, 2016 Replicon outage June 15 16, new timesheets Yesterday, all CLASSE staff members received an email announcement of a change to Replicon timesheets be...
NewsletterJune062016
June 06, 2016 LNX201 reboot at 10am Tuesday, June 7 LNX201 will reboot at 10am Tuesday, June 7 for routine maintenance. Please logout of lnx201 before 10am Tues...
NewsletterMay312016
May 31, 2016 Possible delays in response June 6 10 The week of June 6 10 will be a busy one for CLASSE IT, with summer students arriving during the CHESS Users'...
NewsletterMay232016
May 23, 2016 Blocked email attachments Starting today, Cornell's email system will block attachments of file types that are frequently used to distribute malware...
NewsletterMay162016
May 16, 2016 CLASSE ELOG Authentication On Tuesday 5/17, the CLASSE ELOG authentication system will change slightly. You will still login using your CLASSE user...
NewsletterMay092016
May 9, 2016 Change is in the air In response to feedback from our user community, we are piloting a new HTML version of our newsletter, delivered directly to CLA...
NewsletterMay022016
May 2nd, 2016 Today's topics: CLASSE Managed Windows Computers Updates * PDF XChange Pro will be updated to the newest major version, v6. * Note: Some p...
NewsletterApril252016
April 25, 2016 Today's topics: CHESS Data Archive and Rotation The second full CHESS archive and data rotation is underway. As a result, the main DAQ and MAIA f...
NewsletterApril182016
April 18th, 2016 Today's topics: CLASSE Managed Windows Computers AntiVirus migration * Tonight, during our normal update period, CLASSE managed Windows compu...
NewsletterApril112016
April 11, 2016 Today's topics: Unscheduled power outage, Mon Apr 11 Shortly before noon on Monday, April 11, we experienced a campus wide power outage, which las...
NewsletterApril042016
April 4, 2016 Today's topics: Beware of Ransomware The past two weeks have seen a dramatic rise in ransomware attacks both in the outside world and here at Corne...
NewsletterMarch282016
March 28th, 2016 Today's topics: Firefox updates CLASSE Windows computers will get security patches to Firefox and Flash tonight during our standard update perio...
NewsletterMarch212016
March 21, 2016 Today's topics: CLASSE IT Privacy Statement The CLASSE IT group takes the privacy of our users' electronic data very seriously, and we make every ...
NewsletterMarch142016
March 14, 2016 Today's topics: Second Test of CLASSE Computer Quick Notification System * CLASSE IT has been working on a system to quickly notify users of CL...
NewsletterMarch072016
March 7th, 2016 Today's topics: New Antivirus Software on CLASSE Managed Computers We have tentatively scheduled the switch over from Symantec Endpoint Protectio...
NewsletterFebruary292016
February 29th, 2016 Today's topics: Logitech and other brands of Wireless Keyboards and Mice: potential local security vulnerability * We have become aware of...
NewsletterFebruary222016
February 22nd, 2016 Today's topics: Antivirus (AV) software will be changing at CLASSE Cornell will stop providing Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) in the next...
NewsletterFebruary152016
Monday, February 15, 2016 Today's topics: Linux Developer Toolsets Update As previously announced, on Tuesday 2/16/16 the Red Hat Developer Toolset 4 will be i...
NewsletterFebruary082016
February 8th, 2016 Today's topics: Stock Computer Models The CLASSE Computer group keeps several "classes" of computer models and peripherals available for the l...
NewsletterJanuary252016
January 25, 2016 Today's topics: ELOG Software Update Noon Tuesday, January 26 All of the CLASSE ELOG servers will be updated at Noon Tuesday, January 26. Sig...
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NewsletterJanuary112016
January 11th, 2016 Today's topics: CLASSE Managed Windows Computers IE11 Update * Is now approved for install during the next possible update window. For many...
NewsletterJanuary042016
Monday, January 04, 2016 Today's topics: Linux Adobe Flash Firefox Plugin Security update on Tuesday 05 Jan 2016 * The patched Adobe Flash Firefox Plugin Secu...
NewsletterDecember212015
December 21, 2015 Today's topics: Major milestone reached: 40,000 tickets! Well, it took us almost 16 years, but on December 16, 2015, we received our 40,000th s...
NewsletterDecember142015
December 14th, 2015 Today's topics: CLASSE Managed Windows computers Flash update Adobe Flash will be updated to 20.0.0.235 during normal updates tonight. CLASS...
NewsletterDecember072015
December 7th, 2015 Today's topics: Internet Explorer 11 for CLASSE Managed Windows Computers How does this affect me? * CLASSE IT supports Firefox for all we...
NewsletterNovember302015
November 30th, 2015 Today's topics: Firefox and Flash updates for CLASSE Managed Windows Computers During our standard third party update window we will update t...
NewsletterNovember232015
November 23, 2015 Today's topics: LNX201 reboot 10am Tuesday 11/24 LNX201 will be rebooted at 10am Tuesday, 11/24, and is expected to be down for approximately...
NewsletterNovember162015
November 16, 2015 Today's topics: Another bogus phish: do NOT "Update your Cornell University Webmail" Many people have received yet another attempt to steal the...
NewsletterNovember092015
Monday, November 9th, 2015 Today's topics: Brief network outage at 10am on Tuesday, November 10th At 10am on Tuesday, 11/10, there will be a brief network glitch...
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NewsletterNovember022015
Monday, November 2, 2015 Today's topics: Suggestions for configuring Outlook's "Clutter" service Brian Heltsley recently provided the following information about...
NewsletterOctober262015
October262015 Today's topics: Brief network outage at 11am on Tuesday, October 27th At 11am on Tuesday, 10/27, there will be a brief network glitch (pause or out...
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NewsletterOctober192015
October 19th, 2015 Today's topics: 2000 NetID passwords compromised every year Every year more than 2000 Cornell NetIDs have their passwords compromised, resulti...
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NewsletterOctober52015
October 5 , 2015 Today's topics: Project Management After extensive research and evaluation, the CLASSE IT group recently deployed Active Collab (https://www.act...
NewsletterSeptember222015
DATE Today's topics: Temporary Printing solution We have a temporary solution for those users who have had occasional problems printing. Here is the temporary ...
NewsletterSeptember282015
Monday, September 28, 2015 Today's topics: Flash Updates Linux Adobe Flash Firefox Plugin Security update on Tuesday 29 Sep 2015 * The patched Adobe Flash Fi...
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NewsletterSeptember142015
September 14, 2015 Today's topics: Brief network outage at Noon on Tuesday, September 15th At Noon on Tuesday, 9/15, there will be a brief network glitch (pause ...
NewsletterAugust312015
Monday, August 31, 2015 Today's topics: General computing outage Noon Wednesday 9/2 There will be a general computing outage from approximately Noon to 1pm Wed...
NewsletterAugust242015
August 24, 2015 Today's topics: General computing outage 10pm Tuesday 8/25 There will be a general computing outage from approximately 10pm to 11pm Tuesday nig...
NewsletterAugust172015
August 17, 2015 Today's topics: CLASSE Central Filesystems In order to ensure the security and availability of your data, it is important you store them in centr...
NewsletterAugust102015
August 10, 2015 Today's topics: Partial Power Outage and Scheduled IT maintenance on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Please plan for a general CLASSE (including CHESS) ...
NewsletterAugust032015
August 3rd, 2015 Today's topics: Partial Power Outage and Scheduled IT maintenance on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Please plan for a general computing outage on Augu...
NewsletterJuly272015
Monday, July 27, 2015 Today's topics: Partial Power Outage and Scheduled IT maintenance on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 The East and Central Modules will be without ...
NewsletterJuly202015
Monday, July 20, 2015 Today's topics: Flash Updates Linux Adobe Flash Firefox Plugin Security update on Tuesday 21 Jul 2015 * The newly discovered security v...
NewsletterJuly132015
DATE Today's topics: CLASSE Managed Computers Flash Player updates Linux Adobe Flash Firefox Plugin Security update on Tuesday 14 Jul 2015 * The patched Adob...
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NewsletterJune292015
June 29th, 2015 Today's topics: CLASSE Managed Computers Flash Player updates Linux Adobe Flash Firefox Plugin Security update on Tuesday 30 Jun 2015 * The p...
NewsletterJune222015
June 22, 2015 Today's topics: Firefox Graphics Hardware Acceleration * New releases of Firefox enable graphics hardware acceleration. If you experience slown...
NewsletterJune152015
Monday, June 15, 2015 Today's topics: New Cornell Login page: clear your browser cache Please clear your browser's cache. Cornell's "CU Web Login" page is changi...
NewsletterJune082015
June 8th, 2015 Today's topics: Logitech Video conference Cameras: unavailable in Wilson conference rooms June 15 19. The Logitech video conference cameras in Wil...
NewsletterJune012015
June 1st, 2015 Today's topics: CLASSE IT Help Desk hours suspended in Newman and PSB Mike Roman has been injured in a bike accident and will not be in for a bit....
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NewsletterMay182015
May 18th, 2015 Today's topics: Linux Adobe Flash Firefox Plugin Security update on Tuesday 19 May 2015 * The patched Adobe Flash Firefox Plugin Security updat...
NewsletterMay112015
May 11, 2015 Today's topics: Summer students arriving soon Because of space limitations, a small number of this year's summer students will be assigned to comput...
NewsletterMay042015
May 4, 2015 Today's topics: CESR Cluster Maintenance Noon Tuesday May 5 At approximately Noon on Tuesday, May 5, the CESR Linux cluster will reboot and undergo...
NewsletterApril272015
April 27, 2015 Today's topics: CLASSE Cluster maintenance on Tuesday, April 28. If you are working on samba or NFS file systems, save and close your work before ...
NewsletterApril202015
April 20, 2015 Today's topics: Update to SL6.6 on Tuesday, April 28 Starting Tuesday morning, 4/28, all CLASSE SL6 systems will update to Scientific Linux 6.6. ...
NewsletterApril132015
April 13th, 2015 Today's topics: CLASSE Windows Managed Computers Firefox update April 13th, 2015 This will update Firefox to ESR 31.6.0 during our normal Window...
NewsletterApril62015
April 6, 2015 Today's topics: Print Server Upgrade The main CLASSE print server used by Windows, Linux, and OS X will be updated in the early morning of Tuesday,...
NewsletterMarch302015
March 30, 2015 Today's topics: Print Server Upgrade The main CLASSE print server used by Windows, Linux, and OS X will be updated in the early morning of Tuesday...
NewsletterMarch232015
March 23rd, 2015 Today's topics: CLASSE Managed Windows Firefox and Flash update March 23, 2015 We are updating Firefox and Flash for security patches during the...
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NewsletterMarch162015
DATE Today's topics: Linux Adobe Flash Firefox Plugin Security update on Tuesday 17 Mar 2015 * The patched Adobe Flash Firefox Plugin Security update (version...
NewsletterMarch092015
March 09, 2015 Today's topics: Improved CUDA support in CLASSE Compute Farm The CUDA resources in the CLASSE GridEngine Compute Farm are now available to both ba...
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NewsletterMarch022015
March 2, 2015 Today's topics: VPN upgrade tomorrow (Tuesday, March 3rd) As mentioned last week, at 10AM tomorrow: * There will be a 30 minute outage of VPN se...
NewsletterFebruary232015
February 23, 2015 Today's topics: VPN Upgrade March 3rd 10AM The CLASSE VPN will have a 30 minute outage starting at 10AM for updates to the server. As part of t...
NewsletterFebruary162015
February 16th, 2015 Today's topics: CLASSE Managed Flash Update on Windows We are again updating flash tonight for CLASSE managed Windows computers. CLASSE Conf...
NewsletterFebruary092015
February 9th, 2015 Today's topics: CLASSE Managed Computers: Flash updates Adobe has had many updates in the last two weeks. Each time there is an update, Mozill...
NewsletterFebruary022015
February 02, 2015 Today's topics: GHOST: glibc vulnerability In response to the recent GHOST glibc vulnerability, sshd and all other forward facing services will...
NewsletterJanuary262015
January 26th, 2015 Today's topics: CLASSE Managed Windows updates Computer may REBOOT * Tonight during the normal updates, your computer might reboot if a P...
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NewsletterJanuary122015
DATE Today's topics: Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.0 The Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.0 package is now installed locally on every CLASSE Linux system and provides t...
Newsletter22December2014
DATE Today's topics: Avoiding Flash * Firefox: * select "Add ons" from the "Tools" menu * select "Plugins" in the left sidebar * select "Ask...
NewsletterDecember152014
December 15th, 2014 Today's topics: Flash Update on CLASSE Managed Windows computers We are updating Flash to v16 during our normal Windows Updates schedule. I.e...
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NewsletterDecember082014
December 8th, 2014 Today's topics: CLASSE Managed Windows computers Firefox Update We will be updating during our standard updates the following browser softwa...
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NewsletterDecember012014
December 1, 2014 Today's topics: Compute farm outage, Dec. 9 11 In order to upgrade the network connection between the compute farm and the central file systems,...
NewsletterNovember242014
November 24, 2014 Today's topics: Compute farm outage, Dec. 9 11 In order to upgrade the network connection between the compute farm and the central file systems...
NewsletterNovember172014
November 17, 2014 Today's topics: Autodesk Design Suite upgraded to version 2015 During this past weekend, all computers with Autodesk Design Suite (Inventor, Va...
NewsletterNovember102014
November 10, 2014 Today's topics: Firefox update to ESR 31 profile reset As previously announced, all CLASSE computers should already be updated to ESR 31. Whe...
NewsletterNovember032014
November 3, 2014 Today's topics: /nfs/acc/temp, /nfs/acc/libs, and Accelerator SVN Repository maintenance At 10am on Tuesday 11/4, we will begin maintenance on t...
NewsletterOctober272014
October 27th, 2014 Today's topics: CLASSE Windows Firefox package update: reboots might be needed Tonight we will be updating CLASSE managed Windows computers to...
NewsletterOctober132014
October 13, 2014 Today's topics: X2Go replacing NX X2Go has replaced NX as CLASSE's solution for remote linux desktops. For more information, please see X2Go. D...
NewsletterOctober062014
October 6, 2014 Today's topics: Migration of CLASSE file systems Tuesday October 7 After repeated disk failures on a decades old file server, the CLASSE IT gro...
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NewsletterSeptember292014
September 29th, 2014 Today's topics: Firefox update to ESR31 on CLASSE Managed Windows Computers We will be updating Firefox to ESR31 tonight during our normal u...
NewsletterSeptember152014
September 15th, 2014 Today's topics: CLASSE Managed Windows Firefox update 9/29/2014 CLASSE will be pushing Firefox ESR31 during standard updates on September 29...
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NewsletterSeptember082014
Monday, September 8, 2014 Today's topics: Login change for CESR ELOG CESR logbooks (CESR Ops, CESR MS, CHESS_MS, and Instrumentation) were moved to cesrwww at 1...
NewsletterAugust292014
August 29, 2014 Today's topics: Downtime for lnx201, Tuesday September 2 @ 12:01 AM On Tuesday, September 2, at 12:01 AM, the main Linux login node, lnx201, will...
NewsletterAugust252014
August 25, 2014 Today's topics: Downtime for lnx201, Tuesday September 2 @ 12:01 AM On Tuesday, September 2, at 12:01 AM, the main Linux login node, lnx201, will...
NewsletterAugust182014
August 18th, 2014 Today's topics: CLASSE Managed Windows computers: Firefox update tonight We will be updating Firefox to ESR 24.7.0, including Flash and Java up...
NewsletterAugust112014
August 11, 2014 Today's topics: Getting notifications of outages While we strive to notify people of changes to computing in this newsletter, sometimes services ...
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NewsletterAugust042014
August 4th, 2014 Today's topics: Running Linux programs from Windows: the CLASSE GRID icon The Windows desktop program "CLASSE GRID.exe" (the program previously ...
NewsletterJuly282014
July 28, 2014 Today's topics: Wilson computer room AC upgrade, Aug 4 13; AC is down today. The main cooling unit in the Wilson computer room (W221) will be repl...
NewsletterJuly212014
July 21, 2014 Today's topics: Computing at CLASSE homepage On Tuesday, July 29, the CLASSE Computing homepage will be updated the new homepage will be the Quic...
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NewsletterJuly142014
July 14, 2014 Today's topics: Usage of lnx201 Over the past year, we have been promoting lnx201.classe.cornell.edu as a general purpose Linux login node, to be u...
NewsletterJuly072014
July 7th, 2014 Today's topics: RedRover Secure retiring on July 15 On July 15, CIT will discontinue the RedRover Secure wireless service. For more information, s...
NewsletterJune302014
June 30, 2014 Today's topics: CLASSE Managed Windows computers Firefox update The web browsing package will be updated during today's regularly scheduled updates...
NewsletterJune162014
June 16, 2014 Today's topics: Accelerator Computing Mailing List CLASSE ACC COMP L is a new mailing list for announcements and discussions concerning accelerator...
NewsletterJune092014
June 09, 2014 Today's topics: Network Filesystems To ensure your data is secure and available, CLASSE maintains several terabytes of centrally maintained, redund...
NewsletterJune022014
DATE Today's topics: CLASSE Managed Windows Computers PDF Package upgrade during normal updates tonight. We are upgrading the PDF X Change Editor software to 5.5...
NewsletterMay192014
May 19, 2014 Today's topics: New CLASSE Website Over the next two days, the long awaited CLASSE website will be moved into production. In addition to replacing ...
NewsletterMay122014
May 12, 2014 Today's topics: New CLASSE website (beta) The beta release of the new CLASSE website is now available at https://wwwdev.classe.cornell.edu. CLASSE c...
NewsletterMay052014
Monday, May 5, 2014 Today's topics: Power outage in West (New) Wing of Wilson Lab The following rooms in Wilson Lab will be without power on Tuesday, May 6, 2014...
NewsletterApril212014
April 21st, 2014 Today's topics: CLASSE Managed Windows Computers Firefox Update We will be updating Firefox to 24.4.0ESR, Flash to 13, and Java to 7u55 during o...
NewsletterApril142014
Monday, April 14, 2014 Today's topics: Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability. Cornell's IT Security Office has issued alerts about the recently discovered "Heartbleed...
NewsletterApril072014
Monday, April 07, 2014 Today's topics: Wilson Lab Network Outage: Tuesday, April 8 @ 9:00 AM There will be a brief network outage (including RedRover eduroam w...
NewsletterMarch312014
Monday, March 31, 2014 Today's topics: Wilson Lab Network Interruption: Tuesday, April 1 @ 9:00 AM There will be a brief 30 second network interruption in Wilson...
NewsletterMarch242014
March 24, 2014 Today's topics: Newman Lab Network Outage: Tuesday, March 25 @ 7:30 AM There will be brief network outage (including RedRover eduroam wireless) ...
NewsletterMarch172014
March 17, 2014 Today's topics: Linux Introduction At the recent CESR Software meeting, a Linux Tutorial for VMS Users was giving. While some aspects are specifi...
NewsletterMarch102014
March 10th, 2014 Today's topics: Microsoft Windows Performance Ever wonder what makes your Windows machine run sluggishly or crash all the time? We have a write ...
NewsletterMarch32014
March 3rd, 2014 Today's topics: Security Vulnerability fixed in latest versions of iOS, MacOS On Friday, Feb 21st, Apple announced that they discovered a serious...
NewsletterFebruary242014
February 24, 2014 Today's topics: Vulnerability in iOS (and maybe MacOS) Last Friday, Apple released a critical update to iOS 6 and iOS 7 to fix a major security...
NewsletterFebruary172014
February 17th, 2014. Today's topics: New functions for PDFs on CLASSE Managed Windows computers Tonight during Windows updates, we are upgrading from PDF X Chang...
NewsletterFebruary102014
February 10th, 2014 Today's topics: CLASSE Managed Windows computer Firefox, Java updates We will be updating to Firefox 24.3.0 and Java 7u51 during our normal W...
NewsletterFebruary032014
February 3rd, 2014 Today's topics: VPN outage Tuesday at 10AM 11AM We will be migrating the VPN endpoint of the CLASSE VPN from a legacy server to a clustered se...
NewsletterJanuary272014
January 27, 2014 Today's topics: CLASSE Authentication for additional web services. On Tuesday, 1/28, the CLASSE IT group will work to transition several remaini...
NewsletterJanuary212014
January 21, 2014 Today's topics: Replicon issues resolved The previously reported issue with accessing Replicon from off site was resolved on Saturday, 1/18. Pl...
NewsletterJanuary172014
January 17, 2014 Today's topics: Accelerator Subversion Repository Switching to CLASSE Authentication On Tuesday, January 21st, at 10am, the Accelerator Subversi...
NewsletterJanuary132014
January 13, 2014 Today's topics: CLASSE Managed Windows Firefox update to Firefox ESR 24 We are deploying Firefox ESR24. As part of this update, we will also be ...
NewsletterJanuary062014
January 6, 2014 Today's topics: CLASSE Windows desktops Firefox update to Firefox 24ESR CLASSE managed desktops running Windows will be updated to Firefox 24ESR ...
NewsletterDecember232013
Monday, December 23, 2013 Today's topics: Powering down desktop computers for the holidays. If you'll be away for an extended period of time, please do a gracef...
NewsletterDecember162013
December 16, 2013 Today's topics: Computer security videos Cornell's central computer security group has produced several informational videos which are availabl...
NewsletterDecember022013
Monday, December 2, 2013 Today's topics: Exchange (Office 365) upgrade: December 4th starting at 5 PM. Microsoft will be upgrading Cornell's instance of Office 3...
NewsletterNovember252013
Monday November 25, 2013 Today's topics: Campus network outage Sunday, December 1 On Sunday, December 1st between 5:00am and 12:00pm CIT Network Engineering will...
NewsletterNovember182013
Monday, November 18, 2013 Today's topics: Brief network outage 9am EST, Tuesday, November 19, 2013 There will be a brief network outage starting at 9am EST, Tues...
NewsletterNovember112013
Monday, November 11, 2013 Today's topics: Brief network outage, Tue Nov 12 @ 9 AM There will be a brief network outage starting at 9am, Tuesday, November 12, 201...
NewsletterNovember042013
November 4th, 2013 Today's topics: CLASSE managed Windows Firefox updates tonight We will be updating Firefox to 17.0.10ESR, Flash to 11.9, Java to 7u45. During...
NewsletterOctober282013
October 28, 2013 Today's topics: Matlab 2013a on Linux On Tuesday October 29, the default version of matlab for all Scientific Linux 5 and 6 computers will be up...
NewsletterOctober212013
October 21, 2013 Today's topics: Some Linux computers will start using CLASSE logins CLASSE (the Lab) is in the process of changing LEPP Linux computers to accep...
NewsletterOctober142013
October 14th, 2013 Today's topics: LNX201 upgrade Tuesday October 15th at 10AM Noon. LNX201 will be unavilable from 10AM to Noon on Tuesday October 15th while we...
NewsletterOctober072013
October 7, 2013 Today's topics: CLASSE Authentication in Wilson Public Terminal Room To prepare for the upcoming CHESS run and the expected use of W315 (the Wils...
NewsletterSeptember302013
Monday, September 30, 2013 Today's topics: WorkDay Problems? If you are having problems accessing WorkDay (e.g. long periods of the "busy" indicator), please su...
NewsletterSeptember092013
September 09, 2013 Today's topics: New instructional videos We have produced two new instructional videos, showing how to perform common tasks on Windows: * I...
NewsletterSeptember032013
September 3rd, 2013 Today's topics: Updates for CLASSE Managed Windows Computers Firefox Firefox will be updated to 17.0.8 ESR, Flash to 11.8 Tuesday night. Ma...
NewsletterAugust262013
August 26, 2013 Today's topics: MATLAB server upgrade, Aug 27 On Tuesday, August 27, at 7 am, we will upgrade the license server for MATLAB versions 2012a and ea...
NewsletterAugust192013
August 19, 2013 Today's topics: Mathematica 9 Mathematica 9 is available for testing from any managed CLASSE Linux box using the command, mathematica r 9.0.1. ...
NewsletterAugust122013
August 12, 2013 Today's topics: RedRover and Cordless Phones If you use a Cordless Phone at CLASSE, please verify the frequency range that it uses. Cordless phon...
NewsletterJuly292013
July 29, 2013 Today's topics: Power Outage at Wilson Lab Saturday, August 3 Wilson Lab will be without power from 8AM until 12 noon THIS Saturday, August 3rd. ...
NewsletterJuly222013
Monday, July 22, 2013 Today's topics: Replicon requires Firefox ESR You must use Firefox ESR 17 in order for Replicon to work for you. Firefox ESR is the version...
NewsletterJuly152013
July 15, 2013 Today's topics: Matlab 2013a push to CLASSE managed Windows computers Monday, July 22, 2013 Windows computers currently running Matlab 2010a will...
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NewsletterJuly082013
July 8, 2013 Today's topics: Accelerator File Systems Upgrade (lnx113 deprecation) 4pm Monday, July 8 Starting at 4pm Monday, July 8, the following accelerator...
NewsletterJuly012013
July 1, 2013 Today's topics: CLASSE Windows Systems will update the Firefox Package at 10PM 7/1/2013. This evening there will be updates applied to Firefox to ES...
NewsletterJune252013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 Today's topics: Kronos and Java For this week only, hourly employees and their supervisors should be sure to use Kronos Basic, not full Kr...
NewsletterJune172013
DATE Today's topics: Wilson Lab RedRover Service Interruption, Tuesday 6/18 @6:00 PM As a follow up to last week's intervention, CIT will be restarting the Red...
NewsletterJune102013
June 10, 2013 Today's topics: Wilson Lab RedRover Service Interruption, Tuesday 6/11 @6:00 PM CIT will be restarting the RedRover Wireless Access Points in Wil...
NewsletterJune032013
June 03, 2013 Today's topics: CLASSE IT Help Desk In the upcoming week, we will be establishing a CLASSE IT Help Desk in Wilson 229, which will be staffed by an ...
NewsletterMay292013
May 29, 2013 Today's topics: CLASSE Wiki server upgraded, May 27 (This changes the URLs) The CLASSE Wiki server was upgraded to new hardware and software on Mond...
NewsletterMay212013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Today's topics: CLASSE Wiki Server Upgrade, May 27 On Monday, May 27, the CLASSE Wiki server will be upgraded to new software and hardware...
NewsletterMay132013
Monday, May 13, 2013. Today's topics: CLASSE Windows License Server outage (PC176) Tuesday at 10AM We will be migrating the CLASSE Windows License server (PC176...
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NewsletterMay62013
May 6th, 2013 Today's topics: How To Use VPN at Newman * Wednesday, May 8 10 AM in Newman 311: A presentation on "How To Use VPN" will be provided for those ...
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NewsletterApril292013
April 29, 2013 Today's topics: SAMBA service maintenance 9:30am Tuesday April 30 At approximately 9:30am Tuesday, April 30, there may be a momentary interrupt...
NewsletterApril222013
April 22, 2013 Today's topics: Red Rover IP address conflict If your laptop reports an IP address conflict when you (re)connect your laptop to a Red Rover wirel...
NewsletterApril152013
April 15th, 2013 Today's topics: LEPP Matlab Upgrade to 2013a LEPP currently uses Matlab 2010a as the standard Matlab deployment. This version is now 3 years old...
NewsletterApril082013
April 8, 2013 Today's topics: Matlab 2013a License Server Upgrade PC176, the Matlab license server at CLASSE, will be upgraded at 10:00 AM Tuesday, 4/9. During t...
NewsletterApril012013
April 1, 2013 Today's topics: lnx201 maintenance lnx201, LEPP's public login node, will be rebooted at 10am Tuesday, 4/2. Please ensure all jobs running on lnx...
NewsletterMarch252013
March 25th, 2013 Today's topics: Outage for WinAPP re configuration Tuesday There will be a 1hr outage Tuesday Morning starting around 8:30 to reconfigure WinAPP...
NewsletterMarch112013
March 11th, 2013 Today's topics: Firefox on LEPP Windows computers will be upgraded during normal updates today We will be updating Firefox to 17.0.4, Flash 11.6...
NewsletterMarch042013
March 04, 2013 Today's topics: Phishing In response to the recent successful phishing exploit, CIT has published a web page with general advice about phishing h...
NewsletterFebruary252013
February 25th, 2013 Today's topics: LEPP Windows computers Firefox update during standard Windows update schedule We will be updating the Firefox bundle as follo...
NewsletterFebruary182013
Monday, February 18. 2013. Today's topics: Exchange to Office 365 migration: informational sessions There will be informational sessions about the migration to ...
NewsletterFebruary112013
February 11, 2013 Today's topics: Passwords In the coming months the Laboratory will be transitioning to a single central system for authenticating CLASSE perso...
NewsletterFebruary052013
February 5, 2013 Today's topics: CLASSE e mail migration to Office 365 will happen on February 20th. If you did not receive a notice about your Exchange mailbox...
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NewsletterJanuary282013
January 28, 2013 Today's topics: Requesting Computers and Computer Accounts The LEPP Web site includes links to many useful Web and Wiki pages. When new arrival...
NewsletterJanuary222013
January 22nd, 2013 Today's topics: CLASSE Service service classe #64;cornell.edu can now be used for submitting service requests to the CLASSE Computer Group for...
NewsletterJanuary142013
January 14th, 2013 Today's topics: RedRover wireless, VPN, SAMBA, and CLASSE login training The "LNS Protected" wireless network has been shut down in Wilson Lab...
NewsletterJanuary072013
January 7th, 2013 Today's topics: Open Session for Red Rover, bring your lab laptop 1PM, Jan 14th, 2013 in Wilson Commons There will be an Open Session for Red ...
NewsletterJanuary022013
January 2, 2013 Today's topics: Use your CLASSE userid and password for SAMBA starting January 3rd Currently, access to the server known as "samba" from Windows...
NewsletterDecember192012
12/19/2012 Today's topics: CLASSE Account Password Expiration Emails If your CLASSE account password is about to expire, you will get an email that looks like t...
NewsletterDecember102012
December 10,2012 Today's topics: CLASSE userid and password needed for Lab. IT Changes As the Lab. makes a transition from autonomous LEPP and CHESS IT environm...
NewsletterDecember032012
Monday December 3rd, 2012. Today's topics: LEPP Windows computers Firefox update to 17.0.1ESR We will be pushing an update tonight to coincide with normal updat...
NewsletterNovember122012
November 12th, 2012 Today's topics: LEPP Windows Firefox update During normal patches tonight, LEPP will be pushing Firefox ESR 10.0.10, Flash 11.5 and Java 7u9 ...
NewsletterNovember022012
Friday, November 2nd, 2012 Today's topics: Java for Kronos Under Firefox The LEPP preferred browser for running Kronos is Firefox. If Kronos complains that Java ...
NewsletterOctober222012
October 22nd, 2012 Today's topics: LEPP Windows Firefox update Tonight As part of our normal updates, we are planning to update Firefox to 10.0.9ESR, Java to v6u...
NewsletterOctober152012
October 15th, 2012 Today's topics: Cornell Migration to Office 365 limits e mail attachments to 25MB During the spring semester, Cornell is planning to transfer ...
NewsletterOctober082012
October 8, 2012 Today's topics: Home disk quotas In the near future, quotas will be enabled on the LEPP Unix home disks (/home/username). Up until January of t...
NewsletterOctober012012
October 1st, 2012 Today's topics: LEPP VPN service (Computing/CmpGrp.OpenVPN / ZeroShell) changing to CLASSE authentication Currently, users of the LEPP VPN serv...
NewsletterSeptember242012
September 24, 2012 Today's topics: LNX201 upgraded to SL6 LNX201 hung on Monday, September 17 and needed to be rebooted. To avoid multiple disruptions, we proc...
NewsletterSeptember172012
Monday, September 17, 2012. Today's topics: Samba authentication changing to CLASSE credentials The LEPP samba server (\\samba\user etc...) will change from LNS...
NewsletterSeptember102012
September 10th, 2012 Today's topics: PC50 is READ ONLY today As warned in our previous newsletter, PC50 has been set to READ ONLY today. If you find you cannot w...
NewsletterAugust312012
Friday, August 31, 2012 Today's topics: Firefox update on LEPP Windows computers to 10.0.7 During the night of Tuesday evening/Wednesday morning, September 4th a...
NewsletterAugust202012
Monday, August 20, 2012 Today's topics: Scheduled network outage: Saturday, August 25 There will be a scheduled network outage of the LEPP and CHESS networks fr...
NewsletterJuly272012
Friday, July 27, 2012 Today's topics: Remote access to Windows Computers (LogMeIn) If you have been using LogMeIn to remotely access a Windows or Mac computer v...
NewsletterJuly232012
July 23, 2012 Today's topics: LEPP Windows users Firefox Update We will be pushing an update to Firefox to take place with our normal update schedule, Monday Nig...
NewsletterJuly092012
July 9, 2012 Today's topics: Campus migration to Microsoft's Office 365 Cornell has decided to take advantage of Microsoft's Cloud based Office 365 service (fr...
NewsletterJune252012
June 25, 2012 Today's topics: New Restrictions on CLEOc HyperNews Server A HyperNews vulnerability is being exploited, leading to compromises of HyperNews fora....
NewsletterJune182012
Monday, June 18, 2012 Today's topics: ACCFS (lnx113) to be down Tuesday morning Maintenance has been scheduled for accfs (also known as lnx113) starting at 10a...
NewsletterJune112012
June 11, 2012 Today's topics: Networked Filesystems LEPP provides several network accessible fileystems to our linux and unix systems using NFS. As with all ce...
NewsletterMay242012
May 24th, 2012 Today's topics: Windows third party software updates Traditionally LEPP has pushed updates for third party software such as Firefox, Flash, Java e...
NewsletterMay152012
May 15, 2012 Today's topics: SSL Certificate Update The SSL certificates for imap.lepp.cornell.edu and smtp.lepp.cornell.edu have been updated. You may need to...
NewsletterMay072012
May 7th, 2012 Today's topics: Windows Inventory and deployment agent upgrade We will be converting from our legacy OCSNG Agent on Windows XP x32 and Fusion Inven...
NewsletterApril232012
April 23, 2012 Today's topics: Grid Engine Queues During the upgrade to SL6, the queues previously known as lnx65101 lnx65111 have been renamed ilc301 ilc31...
NewsletterApril172012
April 17, 2012 Today's topics: Laptops at LEPP infected with Flashback Several personal Mac laptops have been infected with the recent Flashback malware. We've ...
NewsletterApril022012
April 2, 2012 Today's topics: Scientific Linux 6 As previously announced, LEPP is continuing the upgrade from SL5 to SL6 wherever possible. This week we will b...
NewsletterMarch262012
March 26, 2012 Today's topics: Linux Firefox Redhat has released Firefox 10 ESR as a security update to firefox in EL5 and EL6. All LEPP Linux users should beg...
NewsletterMarch082012
March 8, 2012 Today's topics: EDMS Maintenance On Tuesday March 13 starting at 10am, LEPP's Invenio installation will be updated to v1.0.0. During this time, al...
NewsletterFebruary202012
February 20, 2012 Today's topics: Firefox Extended Support Release Mozilla is now providing an ESR (Extended Support Release) of version 10 of the Firefox Web b...
NewsletterFebruary132012
February 13th, 2012 Today's topics: Cornell NetID password change In the near future, about 2000 Cornellians, some at LEPP, will be receiving notices that they n...
NewsletterFebruary062012
February 6th, 2012 Today's topics: Firefox Extended Support Release Mozilla is now providing an ESR (Extended Support Release) of version 10 of the Firefox Web b...
NewsletterJanuary302012
January 30th, 2012 Today's topics: Inventor SP2 update Wed, Feb 1st, 2012 Starting at 4PM An e mail has been sent to all known Inventor suite users with more inf...
NewsletterJanuary232012
January 23rd, 2012 Today's topics: Inventor Update to SP2 Feb, 1st 2012 We will be pushing an update to Inventor to bring it to SP2 on February 1st, 2012. All In...
NewsletterJanuary162012
January 16th, 2012 Today's topics: Virtual Servers (PC570A PC570D) We are retiring the Virtual Windows XP Servers PC570A PC570D on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012. W...
NewsletterJanuary52012
January 5, 2012 Today's topics: Scientific Linux 6 As LEPP continues the migration from 64 bit SL5 to 64 bit SL6, two farm nodes (lnx301 and lnx302) are now run...
NewsletterDecember192011
December 19, 2011 Today's topics: CLASSE computers are not backed up Please don't forget that LEPP Windows computers in the CLASSE domain are NOT being backed u...
NewsletterDecember122011
December 12, 2011 Today's topics: Printing Transparencies If you need to print transparencies, please contact Bill Brangan, who will put them in the printer for...
NewsletterNovember212011
November 21, 2011 Today's topics: Reporting Network "slowness" When reporting network slowness, please include the following information with your service reques...
NewsletterNovember142011
November 14, 2011 Today's topics: Office Activation Warning Some users on Windows computers have received a warning from Microsoft Office that it will shut down ...
NewsletterNovember072011
November 7, 2011 Today's topics: Outlook and Exchange problems Cornell's central Exchange email service has had many problems during the past week. Although the...
NewsletterOctober312011
October 31st, 2011 Today's topics: Firefox versions in use at LEPP LEPP is currently running (and has standardized on) the Firefox 3.6 series, the most recent as...
NewsletterOctober242011
October 24, 2011 Today's topics: Windows Office 2010 patch update Tuesday morning: logout Monday evening. Windows Office 2010 SP1 will be installed early Tuesda...
NewsletterOctober172011
October 17, 2011 Today's topics: Windows Office 2010 upgrade: Monday evening Reminder: Please exit from all Windows Office applications before 4:30 PM, Monday, ...
NewsletterOctober102011
October 10th, 2011 Today's topics: Windows Office 2010 upgrade: substantial disruption starting Monday evening, October 17 You must close all Windows Office pro...
NewsletterOctober032011
October 3, 2011 Today's topics: Linux Scientific Linux 5.7 As announced last week, all LEPP SL5 systems have been upgraded to SL5.7. Please note that this upd...
NewsletterSeptember262011
September 26, 2011 Today's topics: Email Problems CIT is still in the process of moving email accounts from the old Exchange 2007 servers to the new Exchange 20...
NewsletterSeptember192011
September 19, 2011 Today's topics: Exchange migration started on Tuesday, September 6, 2011. CIT began migrating all mail accounts from servers running Exchang...
NewsletterAugust292011
August 29, 2011 Today's topics: Security Alert Watch for phishing attempts: Ten year anniversary of 9/11 The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integra...
NewsletterAugust082011
August 8, 2011 Today's topics: CESR Control System down starting at 9am Tuesday, August 9th. The CESR Control System will be down on Tuesday August 9th. Start...
NewsletterAugust012011
08/01/2011 Today's topics: Mathematica 8 The default version of Mathematica on all SL5 systems is now 8.0. Version 7.0 can still be run using mathematica v 7....
NewsletterJuly252011
July 25, 2011 Today's topics: More Phishing bogus email warning On Thursday, July 21, many people received email from a non Cornell address claiming that thei...
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NewsletterJuly182011
July 18, 2011 Today's topics: Scientific Linux 5 SL 5.6 All LEPP SL5 systems are being upgraded to SL5.6. Other than a new graphical theme called "Atom Shine,...
NewsletterJune272011
June 27, 2011 Today's topics: Many basic computer peripheral items in Stock Room If you need some basic computer peripheral items like flash drives, CAT5 / patc...
NewsletterJune202011
June 20th, 2011 Today's topics: Updates for Windows desktops Firefox, Adobe Updates for Windows These updates are scheduled for Tuesday between 10 and 11Am on J...
NewsletterJune142011
June 14, 2011 Today's topics: Campus wide Network Interruptions Campus network connections will be briefly unavailable several times on Sunday, June 19th. These...
NewsletterJune062011
June 6, 2011 Today's topics: LEPP Solaris and Linux Compute Farms: Cooling Problems As usually happens in the spring and fall, the air conditioners in the compu...
NewsletterMay232011
May 23, 2011 Today's topics: LEPP network outage One of LEPP's core infrastructure switch/routers failed around 6:30 am Sunday morning. Connectivity to most sys...
NewsletterMay102011
May 10, 2011 Today's topics: LEPP Trailer Conference Room resource name change The LEPP Trailer Conference Room is currently known to the Exchange Calendaring S...
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NewsletterMay022011
May 2, 2011 Today's topics: Bogus Mail Maintenance message: Don't Click That! Never click on Web links in messages from people you don't know. This (Monday) mor...
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NewsletterApril252011
April 25th, 2011 Today's topics: REMINDER: CLASSE focussed tutorial and Q A sessions for Exchange Calendaring The LEPP Computer Group is offering CLASSE focussed...
NewsletterApril182011
April 18th, 2011 Today's topics: CLASSE Domain general update schedule change For general use CLASSE Domain systems, we will change the updates to be applied at ...
NewsletterApril112011
April 11th, 2011 Today's topics: Accelerator Subversion Server Upgrade For required functionality not available in our current server, the Accelerator group pla...
NewsletterApril052011
April 5th, 2011 Today's topics: Firefox, Java and Flash updates for Windows The LEPP computer group will be pushing updates to Firefox, Java and Flash beginning ...
NewsletterMarch282011
March 28th, 2011 Today's topics: Newman Lab power outages Power will be shut off to parts of Newman Lab the first four evenings this week; shutdowns start at 6 P...
NewsletterMarch212011
March 21, 2011 Today's topics: Calendaring * Michael Roman will be giving Exchange calendaring training sessions sometime in the next week or two. If you plan...
NewsletterMarch142011
March 14, 2011 Today's topics: Wilson Lab Color Printer w229_ibm_1567 * On Thursday afternoon (Mar. 17th) we hope to move the Wilson lab color printer from ...
NewsletterMarch082011
March 8, 2011. Today's topics: Windows 7 SP1 has been released * This past Wednesday, Microsoft officially announced the availability of Service Pack 1 for W...
NewsletterFebruary142011
February 14, 2010. Today's topics: CLASSE Domain server patching There will be some down time on the CLASSE Domain Controllers this Tuesday, Feb 15th starting a...
NewsletterFebruary072011
February 7, 2011 Today's topics: Reserving rooms at Wilson Lab Remember that the method for using Outlook Calendar for reserving rooms in Wilson Lab is changing ...
NewsletterJanuary312011
January 31, 2011 Today's topics: Scheduling Meetings There has been quite a bit of confusion about how to schedule meetings using Outlook. Here's an attempt to c...
NewsletterJanuary122011
January 12, 2011 Special Physical Sciences Building edition Today's topics: Networking in the PSB * Each LEPP office in the PSB has three networks availabl...
NewsletterJanuary172011
January 17, 2011 Windows Backups at night: leave your computer on! * Many people are turning Windows machines off at night. When you finish using a Windows ...
NewsletterJanuary102011
January 10, 2011 New Windows Domain CLASSE (Active Directory) * Windows XP, XP x64: You've used LNSNTCAD for a long time. However, it is an "NT Domain" which ...
NewsletterJanuary42011
LEPP Computing Newsletter EXTRA! Monday afternoon, January 3, 2011 The New Physical Sciences Building Later this week, many people will be moving from their cu...
NewsletterJanuary32011
Computing Newsletter January 3, 2011 This is the first of our weekly newsletters to let you know what's happening in computing at LEPP. We will attempt to keep ...
NewsletterSeptmber2010
LEPP's Infrequent Computing Newsletter for September, 2010. Welcome to the third issue of LEPP's VERY Infrequent Computing Newsletter. We'll be using it to try t...
NewsletterMarch2007
LEPP's Infrequent Computing Newsletter for March, 2007 Welcome to the second issue of LEPP's Infrequent Computing Newsletter. We'll be using it to try to keep yo...
NewsletterOctober2006
LEPP's Infrequent Computing Newsletter for October, 2006 Welcome to the first edition of LEPP's Infrequent Computing Newsletter! We hope this will be the first o...
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