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 3AM Tuesday morning. This does not affect specifically scheduled systems such as CESR Control Systems or core CLASSE infrastructure systems.

User Impact: Users should expect their computers to reboot Tuesday morning at 3AM to complete patches. New user best practices will be to log out Monday night.

Windows 7 Configuration change

Windows 7 computers have been configured per Cornell Policy 5.10 to lock the screen after 15 minutes of inactivity for security reasons. You will need to re-enter your password to unlock your computer.

Windows 7 Service Pack 1

We anticipate deploying Windows 7 SP1 on April 26th at 3AM (the normal Tuesday morning patch time). We will have a reminder in the next newsletter. Please plan to leave laptops on and on the network on Monday night. If you cannot do so, your log in on Tuesday morning may be delayed by over an hour while the service pack is installed and the computer is rebooted several times.

CLASSE-focussed tutorial and Q&A sessions for Exchange Calendaring

The LEPP Computer Group is offering CLASSE-focussed tutorial and Q&A sessions for Exchange Calendaring
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Tuesday 26 April 2011 in the LEPP Trailer Conference Room
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Wednesday 27 April 2011 in Newman 311

note: this is a change from the times posted in the LEPP Computer Group Newsletter
the sessions scheduled for 18 April 2011 and 19 April 2011 have been postponed as noted above

General network and server maintenance will occur every Tuesday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM. The CLASSE-IT group will always announce any expected disruptions in our NewsLetter and via CLASSE-IT-NEWS-L, but with the size and complexity of our network there is always the potential for something to go wrong. We will do our best to contain all network maintenance and planned outages to Tuesdays from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM.

Unless other arrangements have been made, CLASSE-managed Windows systems may be updated and rebooted on Tuesday morning at 2:00 AM, so please avoid critical or lengthy operations at that time. For more details, please see SystemExpectations.

Questions or problems? Submit a service request.

Other resources:

Topic revision: r5 - 18 Apr 2011, JamesPulver
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