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., early Tuesday morning.

CESR Cluster Maintenance - 10am Thursday 12/18

Maintenance on the CESR Cluster has been scheduled for 10am Thursday, 12/18. All control system nodes will be down, and there will be no monitoring or control of systems through MPM. We expect this maintenance to end by 2pm.

Powering Down Your Computer (Winter holiday, December 25, 2014 - January 4, 2015)

As in recent years, the CLASSE computer group is making the following recommendations for the holiday period from December 25, 2014 through January 4, 2015:
  1. If you will be leaving for the holidays and have a desktop computer used only by yourself in Wilson, Newman or the Physical Sciences Building, please do a "graceful shutdown" of your computer before you leave.
  2. Of course, if you expect to use your desktop computer from a remote location, then you should turn off only its display and not the computer itself.
  3. Turn off only your computer's display if you will be away from your computer only for a night or weekend. Do not turn off the computer itself. Leaving it on makes it possible to install software patches and security updates while the computer is unattended.
  4. Please use a blank screen saver when your computer is idle during the day. Dynamic screen-savers cause problems for backup, increase power consumption and do not further the goals of the Lab.

If you have any questions about these recommendations, please contact the CLASSE IT group.

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.

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Topic revision: r6 - 18 Dec 2014, admin-wms8
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