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This notice is a reminder to administrative staff about locked records in INB (Internet Native Banner).
There was a campus-wide network problem yesterday (Tuesday, April 4) from around 16h00 until 16h40. This affected access to network files and personal home directories.
Please note that the CallPilot voice messaging service will be unavailable on Saturday, April 8, from 7 am to 10 am, due to maintenance. During this period, callers will not be able to leave voice messages for anyone, nor will voice mail users be able to retrieve their messages. Callers will be connected to a special temporary information message that will disappear as soon as the system maintenance is completed. No user messages, greetings or configurations will be affected. All autoattendant systems will be rerouted to a back-up system, and all menu applications will be rerouted to a special message providing emergency access information.
Please note that VPN access will be unavailable Thursday, April 6, from 6:00 am to 6:15 am, due to an upgrade. VPN sessions already in progress should not be affected. Those experiencing authentication errors should try reconnecting after the scheduled interruption.
At 5 pm this evening (Tuesday, March 28), Minerva's Reports Menu will be disabled to upgrade security. When the Reports Menu makes itself available on Wednesday morning, you may notice some new behaviour.
We are currently experiencing problems with the Exchange server. If you use Exchange, you will not be able to send or receive email messages at this time.
10 pm Sat., March 18, to 10 am Sun., March 19.
If you are using Internet Explorer to access the Minerva login screen, the Course Catalog, or Class Schedule, you may need to temporarily right-click on the key icon and select Open Link from the pop-up menu that appears. To link to INB from Banner for administrative staff (INB), you should also right-click to open the link.
McGill Web Publishing Software now has new page layout functions. If you are a site editor or a site manager of McGill web pages, a short online tutorial can demonstrate to you how the system has improved. See "Accessing Page Editing" at the link below.
Please note that EXCHANGE mail server will be unavailable on Sunday, February 26, from 3 pm to 4 pm, due to an upgrade. Incoming messages will be queued and delivered once the system is back up.
Please note that EXCHANGE mail server will be unavailable on Thursday, February 23 (tonight), from 10:00 pm to 10:30 pm, due to an upgrade. Incoming messages will be queued and delivered once the system is back up.
The LISTSERV service will be unavailable on Wednesday, March 1, from 6:30 am to 7:00 am while an upgrade is being done. All submissions to LISTSERV will be queued and processed upon completion of the upgrade.
Is the newborn preference for speech innate, developed in utero or acquired during the early days post-partum? McGill University psychologist Dr Athena Vouloumanos says she's broken the uterine sound barrier and filtered out speech from non-speech and established that newborns' preference for the sound of speech is at least partly innate.
Network drives are now operational. Their performance and accessibility will continue to be monitored throughout the day. If you experience any problems, do not hesitate to contact ICS Customer Support. We regret any inconvenience this morning's problems have caused.
An upgrade to the anti-virus application known as Scanmail for Exchange will be done Sunday, February 19, between 12h00 and 13h00.