CS Maintenance for week of December 16th

With the Fall Semester completed, and to take advantage of a significantly fewer number of students and faculty on campus, Computing Services is performing several maintenance activities throughout this week. Here are the details:

-Tonight (Tuesday 12/17) there will be a brief period of downtime for the campus Microsoft servers (Active Directory and printing) at 9:00 PM as they reboot after receiving critical security upgrades. Impact to the campus is anticipated to be very low.

-Tomorrow (Wednesday 12/18), beginning at 9:00 PM, all employee email services will be down as we replace the current employee email server. During this time, employees will not be able to send or receive email. Services should be restored around 11:00 PM.

-On Thursday (12/19), Employee and TEC Classroom computers will receive critical security patches for Firefox, Windows, Office, Thunderbird and Adobe Reader beginning at 9:00 PM. Employees are encouraged to log out and leave their computers on when leaving for the day. This will enable these updates to run overnight and minimize any impact to our users.

-Lastly, beginning at 9:00 PM on Thursday, there will be very brief reboots to various campus web and networking services as CS installs critical security updates to our campus servers.

Computing Services thanks you for your patience and understanding as we perform these critical maintenance activities. As always, if you have any questions, please call the ASU Computing Services Helpdesk at 7741 or contact us via email at computingservices@adams.edu

Thank you,

Computing Services