New Banner Link to Employee Desktop Computers- 8/2

Beginning at 9 PM tonight, (8-2) Computing Services will be remotely copying a new Banner icon to all employee desktop computers on campus. This icon will be called simply “Banner” and will be used for DEVL only. The old icon, “Banner INB” will still be used for all production Banner functions. Please read below for further details and testing instructions:

This new icon is necessary because we will be moving to a new Banner INB server towards the middle of August. This is another of the several necessary hardware/software modifications required by Ellucian in  preparation for Banner 9. We will be taking a stepwise approach for this move. You will be receiving a new ‘Banner’ icon on your desktop in the next several days. It will contain the login to the DEVL database. You will need to use this new icon to get to the  DEVL database, as the DEVL option will be removed from the current Banner INB icon. All Banner users need to test their login to DEVL using the new Banner icon.

When you launch the icon, you will receive one or more prompts regarding java and/or digital security. You need to check the box to “always trust” and then proceed. This is similar to the move we  made in June, below is a link to our how-to article that explains the process:

Once you successfully login to DEVL, test it by navigating to the forms you use in performing your normal functions. You should see no differences compared to the current forms functionality. You will notice that the font is different, and this is the normal font for the new server.

We anticipate moving PROD to the new Banner icon during the week of August 20th. We will send separate notification to you prior to making that change. If you discover any issues, please submit a service request to the Banner group at Computing Services with the title ‘Banner INB issue’ by visiting our online helpdesk system at

Thank you for your assistance,

Computing Services