CS Maintenance for Thursday, July 12th, and Employee Anti-Virus Software Migration Details

The following maintenance activities will be taking place this week during our normally scheduled maintenance window

-Employee and TEC Classroom PCs will be receiving critical Windows security patches. Employees are encouraged to leave their computers on, but log out as you leave work on Thursday. This will allow the updates to install overnight and minimize any interruption to our users.

-Beginning at 9 PM, the back-end storage system for the campus BDMS (Xtender) system will be replaced with a newer storage system. Estimated time to complete this migration is 1 hour.

-Also beginning at 9 PM, we will be migrating a few back-end virtual servers to a new virtual environment, no interruption to user services is anticipated with this maintenance.

-We will be shutting down Dragula, the old Banner server and re-purposing the storage for this system. No interruptions to Banner services are anticipated.

**** New Anti-Virus Program for Employee PCs- Migration Details Below ****

In an effort to further improve our management of employee workstations, as well as to save licensing costs, Computing Services will soon start migrating all computers on campus from Kaspersky Anti-Virus to a new Anti-Virus, System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP). This new anti-virus integrates much more closely with our current systems, and will continue to provide excellent anti-virus protection for all employee PCs. Below are the details of the migration process that will be taking place over the next few weeks:

Kaspersky will be completely uninstalled and SCEP will be installed in its place. This process is all done remotely, without any intervention required by you. In your system tray (by the clock) you will see the Kaspersky icon, a red “K”, disappear and be replaced by a green shield, SCEP. This will not force a reboot, although we recommend rebooting your computer soon after receiving the new Anti-Virus to ensure the process completely finishes. If you have both Kaspersky and SCEP installed on your computer for more than 15-20 minutes please call the Helpdesk at x7741. We will send a technician over to manually remove Kaspersky to ensure that there are no program conflicts.

Computing Services technicians will be going department by department to check each computer to verify that Kaspersky is properly uninstalled and changed to SCEP. We will be staggering this migration building by building, so it may be anytime in the next two weeks that a technician will be checking your workstation. If you still do not have the new Anti-Virus by June 30th please call the Helpdesk so we can make sure to manually install SCEP for you.

Thank you for your help and support as we press on with our major summer projects. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Helpdesk at x7741 or email us at computingservices@adams.edu.

Have a great day,

Computing Services