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Critical Microsoft Security Update

By Monica Lavin
Posted on 16 April 2015 | 6:00 pm

SERVICE: Critical Microsoft Security Update

IMPACT: IT will be applying a critical Microsoft security patch on servers that will affect the applications listed below.  These applications will experience intermittent disruptions in service.

DATE: Saturday, April 18, 2015

TIME: 8:00 AM thru 12:00 PM

OVERVIEW: A critical Microsoft remote exploit security patch (MS15-034) has been released and will be applied to affected Information Technology Production servers this Saturday, April 18th, from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM to help protect against potential security vulnerabilities. The following applications will experience intermittent disruptions in service during this maintenance window:

  • OAKS (Interruptions with OAKS will be very brief, so if you experience a problem with access, please wait a minute and log in again.)
  • Advisor Scheduler
  • ListServ
  • Parking
  • StarRez
  • R25
  • Lab Stats

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

IT publishes all scheduled maintenance on the IT blog at https://blogs.cofc.edu/it. We encourage you to check this site often to be aware of scheduled preventative maintenance. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Information Technology Helpdesk at (843) 953-3375 or by emailing helpdesk@cofc.edu.

Attention BDMS Users

By Monica Lavin
Posted on 4 June 2014 | 12:14 pm

Hello BDMS users,

On Thursday, June 5, 2014, IT will be installing new Active X controls (new settings) on BDMS. As a result, once you login to your computer an installation wizard will guide you through the steps to successfully complete the installation of the new Active X controls. You will need to follow the steps outlined below to complete the upgrade.  The install should finish in under a minute depending on your compute.

The installation of the new Active X controls are required for the BDMS upgrade scheduled for Sunday, June 8th, 2014 as part of routine maintenance. BDMS will be unavailable on June 8th, 2014 while it undergoes the upgrade. A notification about the June 8th routine maintenance will follow.

Follow these steps:

You’ll need to follow the steps below once you login to your computer to complete the installation. If you have any questions, please contact Helpdesk at 843-953-3375 or helpdesk@cofc.edu .

1. You may see a command prompt window.  It will close automatically.

Windows Installer Image

2. A new upgrade window will appear. Please click UPDATE when prompted.

Wizard Client

3. You may also see a window titled User Account Control depending on your computer configuration. It will ask you “Do you want to allow the following program to update software on this computer?”  Please click YES.

4. Click Finish to complete the installation.

Installation Complete Window

Please note that STUDENT WORKERS or other users who may not have Administrative rights to the computer. In this case, student works will have to have their supervisor log into the computer to install the controls.

If you prefer to install the controls manually please click on this link.  \\1techsvr\CommonSoftware\BDMSsp2\install_sp2.bat Note:  You may see the following window at the bottom of your screen.  Click RUN.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

SERVICE: Installation of new wireless equipment
DATE: March 3-7, 2014

OVERVIEW:
As part of the Wireless Project IT will be installing the new wireless equipment in the buildings below over Spring Break, March 3-7. During this time wireless access may be intermittent.

  • Fresh Food Company
  • 19 St. Philip Street
  • 88 Wentworth Street
  • Early Childhood Development Center
  • 94 Wentworth Street
  • Jewish Studies Center
  • 97 Wentworth Street
  • Greek Life Offices
  • 4 Glebe Street
  • President’s Residence
  • 12 Glebe Street
  • 14 Glebe Street
  • 16 Glebe Street
  • 16A Glebe Street
  • 20 Glebe Street
  • 22 Glebe Street
  • 26 Glebe Street

Additionally over Spring Break, Physical Plant will be installing the pathways necessary to install wireless in Randolph Hall. After the pathways and cabling are complete, we anticipate the wireless installation for Randolph Hall and Block 6 (Psychology buildings)(see http://it.cofc.edu/documents/wireless-rollout-plan.pdf) of the Wireless Project to happen at the same time in early April.

IT will also start site visits for Block 7 (Foundation buildings), and Block 8 (Remaining areas), (see http://it.cofc.edu/documents/wireless-rollout-plan.pdf) beginning March 10. After we have reviewed the building layout the College will have cabling contractors on-site to provide additional cabling to locations as necessary.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

IT lists all planned outages on the IT blog at https://blogs.cofc.edu/it/. We encourage you to check this site often to be aware of scheduled preventative maintenance. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Information Technology Helpdesk at (843) 953-3375 or by emailing helpdesk@cofc.edu.

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