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DOWNTIME - 2/12/2016 - 6pm - Postgres Server db.cecs.pdx.edu
Written by Janaka Jayawardena   
Thursday, 11 February 2016

Starting at 6pm on Friday, the Postgres database service on db.cecs.pdx.edu will be down for a critical patch installation. We expect the outage to last no longer than 10 minutes.


This will affect websites or applications that use Postgres from db.cecs.pdx.edu as well as any users trying to run their own queries against the database during the downtime.
DOWNTIME : Friday, 02/12/2016 6PM, Windows Servers
Written by johnh   
Wednesday, 10 February 2016

There will be Reboots of all MCECS supported Windows Servers on Friday, 02/12/2016 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.

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Chrome and lack of Flash support
Written by Janaka Jayawardena   
Thursday, 21 January 2016

Users on our Windows systems may have noticed that the Chrome browser will sometimes reject components on websites that are running Flash. If you are running into that problem, try visiting the site using Firefox or Internet Explorer.


The problem we are running into is a mismatch in patch delivery schedules from Adobe (which maintains the Flash plugin used by Firefox and Internet Explorer) and Google (which maintains the Flash plugin for Chrome). In recent months, the gap between these patch deliveries has widened.


We expect a Google update for Flash to “fix” this discrepancy soon but the next time a new Flash update shows up, we will probably experience the same problem.
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: 

https://intranet.cecs.pdx.edu/cram/


You must use your Odin ID to get into CRAM.

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