Computing Services Maintenance for Thursday, November 15th, 2012

The following maintenance activities will take place beginning at 9:00 PM during our normally scheduled maintenance window:

-All web services will experience brief outages as we apply critical security updates to the systems. Impact to our users should be brief, roughly 15 minutes.

-The campus Windows servers (printing, Active Directory) will be rebooted after the installation of critical security patches. User impact should be minimal, if at all.

-The Banner Job Submission and Forms servers will be unavailable from around 9:00 PM until roughly 11:00 PM for the installation of critical security patches.

****Old anti-virus software expired on Employee Computers****

Over the summer, Computing Services migrated all the computers on campus to a new antivirus. Instead of using Kaspersky Antivirus, we are now using Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection (abbreviated SCEP). In the system tray on your computer (by the clock) you should see a green square with a shield for SCEP instead of a red “K” for Kaspersky.

A few computers on campus did not automatically migrate to the new antivirus. Laptops that were off campus during the migration also may still have Kaspersky.

Last week our licensing for Kaspersky expired. If you still have Kaspersky installed on your computer you will no longer have valid anti-virus protection. If Kaspersky is installed, you should see a pop up notification that the license is expired.

Please contact Computing Services immediately so we can install SCEP on your computer to ensure that your workstation is protected from viruses and malware. If you have a laptop that still has Kaspersky, please bring it to the Computing Services Helpdesk.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Helpdesk at x7741 or email us at computingservices@adams.edu.

Thank you,

Computing Services

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