IT Services news
Please note that wireless access and the Work Order System (WOS) will be unavailable on Friday, September 16, 2005 from 07:00 am to 07:30 am, due to a system upgrade. Wireless sessions already in progress should not be affected.
A new variant of Beagle, Worm.Bagle.BB-gen, or W32.Beagle.CG@mm, is currently spreading through McGill's email system. It arrives via email, with a blank subject line and a .zip attachment (price.zip or newprice.zip). Do not open attachments.
There is a new virus circulating through McGill's email system. Do not open attachments coming from a bogus @mcgill.ca email address such as firstname.lastname@example.org or from the "Mcgill Support Team" telling you that "Your account has been suspended" or that your "Password has been successfully changed."
The Minerva Nakisa Organization Chart system will be unavailable from Tuesday, August 23 at 5:00 pm until Monday, September 6 at 9:00 am, for an upgrade to provide security enhancements. Nakisa users will receive instructions on using new features via email.
Please note that the LISTSERV service will be unavailable on Saturday, August 27, 2005 from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm while an upgrade is being done. All submissions to LISTSERV will be queued and processed upon completion of the upgrade.
With the introduction of Active Directory (AD), a new feature in the directory structure is being provided, allowing you to segregate in your Home drive (R:) your non-position-related files (e.g., your email pst files).
Please note that the previously announced unavailability of the PO-BOX mail server (@po-box.mcgill.ca) on Saturday, August 13, 2005 has been cancelled.
If you receive the following message upon logon: "Your roaming profile is not available. The operating system is attempting to log you on with your locally stored profile" — the message being displayed is only informative and has no effect. It is recommended that you click on the OK button and not wait until the countdown completes to bypass this message.
On Sunday, August 14, between 10h00 and 18h00, the LISTSERV service will not be available while LISTSERV is migrated to a more powerful server and upgraded to a later version. All submissions to LISTSERV will be queued and processed upon completion of the migration/upgrade.
Please note that email on the po-box server (@po-box.mcgill.ca) will be unavailable beginning Friday, August 5, 2005 at 18h00 until 18h00 Sunday, August 7, 2005 while maintenance is being done. Incoming messages will be queued and delivered once the system is back up. Note that this work is in preparation for increasing the size of po-box mailboxes.
Please note that email on the po-box server (@po-box.mcgill.ca) will be unavailable beginning Sunday, July 31, 2005 at 22h00 until 8h00 Monday, August 1, 2005 while maintenance is being done. Incoming messages will be queued and delivered once the system is back up.