IT Services news
The operation to split the contents of myCourses into two separate databases has been completed. You will now notice a new "myCourses Archives" link on the myCourses web page and in the myMcGill portal. See the full announcement for details.
Students taking deferred exams for Winter 2011 courses, please note that your courses may be located via the temporary link named "Instructors: Copy Fall 2010 courses". If you cannot find your Winter 2011 courses via the regular myCourses link, try this temporary link.
Staff mailboxes will be moved to Exchange server 2010 in batches starting on August 8. Staff will receive general and personal email notifications from IT Services before accounts are moved, with any pertinent details about the move, including any action you need to take in preparation.
Some staff members have reported receiving error messages when attempting to open messages and calendar items in both Outlook and Outlook Web Access/App. IT Services staff are looking into the issue to resolve it as quickly as possible. Please check the IT Services website for status updates. We apologize for the inconvenience to those who are affected.
Yesterday afternoon we discovered that some Departmental Xerox printers, which required “Xerox Accounting”, had the “accounting” setting disabled on the print server; print jobs sent to these printers were deleted without being processed. If you are experiencing problems printing to a Xerox printer, please notify the ICS Service Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org, 514-398-3398).
A fraudulent website impersonating McGill's Minerva administrative systems is harvesting usernames and passwords. Please do not use Google to access Minerva. Always visit Minerva through myMcGill or by going to www.mcgill.ca/minerva.
Please note that the ICS Service Desk Walk-In Support office, located at 688 Sherbrooke, room 285, will be closed for renovations on Monday, July 4. However, you will be able to reach Service Desk consultants by telephone (514-398-3398) or email (email@example.com).
Attention instructors and administrators using myCourses: The information stored in myCourses is growing and requires us to move pre-Fall 2010 courses to a separate server. Rest assured you will not lose access to any of your courses on the system. Please see the full announcement for important events and changes that will impact you over the summer.
IT Services has experienced problems releasing the quarantined attachments to affected staff members and has stopped the process. If you are missing attachments from received or sent emails, you will receive a targeted email with instructions.
Jun6, 4 pm: IT Services continues to work to release and deliver any file attachments quarantined over the weekend between 2 am Saturday and 11:45 am Sunday, due to problems on a staff email server.
We are currently determining the most efficient way to release these messages with the least inconvenience to any email users affected by this problem. Thank you for your patience while we work on your behalf.
Note the following problem affecting staff email: Starting at around 2:00 am Saturday, June 4, email messages containing attachments were incorrectly quarantined by the Exchange email security system. This Exchange server is used by about 50% of staff members and is not used by students or alumni. Read the full announcement for details.