IT Services news
There is currently an intermittent problem with the McGill wireless network, on campus and in REZ. Some users have reported being unable to connect to certain websites, such as Facebook, Yahoo and others. Our technical staff members are working with the external Internet service provider to resolve the issue.
An attempt to resolve network file server issues last night (Sept 7) was not successful. Some users are still experiencing intermittent problems accessing their network drives. Please check announcements on the IT Services site for updates (www.mcgill.ca/it).
There is currently a problem with McGill file servers that mainly affects administrative staff members. When attempting to access your shared network drives, you may receive the error message that they are "not accessible". Technical staff are looking into the issue and hope to resolve it as quickly as possible.
In light of the labour disruption at McGill University, there are some important effects on MUNACA employee accounts, also, the IT services listed at the bottom of this message will be limited or temporarily suspended. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your patience.
Due to the labour disruption at McGill University, default out-of-office replies have been automatically created for the email accounts of employees on strike. We wish to assure these employees that even though autoreply settings on their accounts have been temporarily changed, no password or any other sensitive personal information was revealed in the process.
EVault, the email archiving system, requires an urgent maintenance operation to begin at midnight tonight, Friday, August 19. The work is expected to extend into the weekend. During the maintenance you will not be able to search the eVault archived messages. However, you will still be able to access archived messages via links.
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).
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.