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DOWNTIME : Friday, 04/17/2015 6PM, Windows Servers
Written by johnh   
Friday, 17 April 2015

There will be Reboots of all MCECS supported Windows Servers on Friday,
04/17/2015 at 6PM. This work should be completed by 7:30PM. This will
include the Windows Homedirs, Stashes, Printing, Networked Applications
and Network Licenses as well as the MCECS VPN and Terminal Server.

This work is needed to provide Windows Updates on our Servers.

You are asked to please logout of your Windows account prior to that time.

Supported Windows Workstations will also be rebooting for patches as per
our regular Monthly patch cycle. You can expect workstations to reboot
on Friday morning at 2AM if left on or shortly after power up if they
have been powered off.

This would also serve as a good reminder for everyone to be sure and
Patch those self supported Windows desktops, laptops & home systems.

As always if you have questions please contact:

Last Updated ( Friday, 17 April 2015 )
Google Chrome profile changes for MCECS Windows users
Written by Janaka Jayawardena   
Monday, 23 March 2015

We are going to change where Chrome stores its own “profile” information by placing it in your N: drive where there is more storage. This is to address some User Profile overflows caused by new versions of Chrome.

Logging in to our supported Windows systems AFTER late Wednesday (March 25, 2015) will transition you to this new scheme. You may experience some “slowness” during your first login after this date. This is because it is copying the data to the new location and changing settings.


New process for buying Additional Print Quota
Written by Janaka Jayawardena   
Monday, 01 December 2014

If your termly allotment for printing in the MCECS Computer Labs has run out, there is now an online process for buying additional print quota credits. The update takes effect within 5 minutes and your PSU Billing Account is charged within a week. No more visits to the cashier’s office.

To buy additional print quota, go to:

Login using your MCECS username/password and click on the “Printquota” tab.  Read the instructions and follow the outlined steps.

There is a limit of $10 per print quota add. A confirmation e-mail is sent to your address (wherever that points to) as well as an alternative e-mail address you can specify,

CRAM - for MCECS Account Activation and Password Changes
Written by johnj   
Friday, 15 August 2014

CRAM is the CAT Remote Account Manager.  If you have an active Odin Account (because you are an active PSU Student, Faculty or Staff member), then you can use it at:

You must use your Odin ID to get into CRAM.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 February 2015 )

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