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Self-upgrade to version 21H2 of Windows 10

For MCECS faculty, staff, and grad students using a CAT supported Windows desktop in offices or research labs: The version of Windows 10 currently installed on CAT-supported desktops (version 20H2) will be reaching end-of-life in Spring Term 2023.  If you are using one of our Windows 10 desktops in your office or in other FAB/EB [...]

2022-08-03T21:53:33-08:00August 3rd, 2022|

EB 325 Remote Lab Closing Down

We will be disabling the EB 325 remote lab computers. This is to make way for some system upgrades that are taking place in EB 325. For the time being, use the FAB 55-17 remote lab computers (also available through our remote lab page) for off-site access to MCECS Windows systems. The rest of the [...]

2022-07-13T16:40:02-08:00July 13th, 2022|

4/18/2022 – Adding MCECS single sign-on to rdp.cecs.pdx.edu

Starting Monday, April 18th, we will be testing the placement of MCECS single sign-on authentication "in front of" the web-based Remote Desktop application that some users access at rdp.cecs.pdx.edu. This move is to provide an additional security layer since this service allows direct logins to many of our Windows systems from off campus. It does mean [...]

2022-04-19T13:04:34-08:00April 15th, 2022|

MCECS Web Sign-On Update – 2/10/2022

On 8am on Thursday, February 10th, we will be upgrading the single sign-on software that provides authentication to various CAT supplied MCECS web services. The change should only affect: intranet.cecs.pdx.edu - the MCECS Intranet for IT services services.cecs.pdx.edu - the portal for card access, printer fees, and locker rentals dbclass.cecs.pdx.edu - for CS students in [...]

2022-02-07T17:33:27-08:00February 7th, 2022|

Remote Access to MCECS Computer Labs – Spring 2022

Windows Computer Labs Remote Lab With the threat of Omicron driving more students towards remote access, for Winter 2022, many of our Windows computer labs are switching to a hybrid operation with some seats reserved for remote-use only. Portions of FAB 55-17 (MCECS FAB General Lab - aka the “Intel Lab”), EB 325 (MCEC EB [...]

2022-04-19T13:07:17-08:00January 21st, 2022|

MCAE Lab remote access pool has been increased (Winter 2022)

To accommodate the increased use of MME tools from off site, we have adjusted the number of remote/onsite seats in the MCAE lab (EB 420) as follows. 24 seats - remote only 10 seats - onsite only We had started the Winter quarter with only 10 remote seats and were seeing congestion on the remote pool. MME students [...]

2022-01-13T14:08:58-08:00January 13th, 2022|

Old Windows methods for web directory access have been removed

As announced in Fall 2021, the following Windows paths will no longer work. the U: drive (for Tier 1 Windows users) the following paths seen from Windows: \\unix\cecs \\unix\ece \\unix\solaris \\unix\linux \\unix\linu \\unix\solu Also, any variant of the above with \\unix replaced with \\unix.cecs.pdx.edu This will affect any old drive maps that use these paths. [...]

2022-01-02T15:43:36-08:00December 22nd, 2021|

Linux Home Directory permissions change – 10am on 10/12/2021

We will be making a slight home directory permissions change for all users on our systems. The end result will lock down access to user home directories so that only the owner of the account can access the files. We expect this to only affect a very small minority of users who have specifically opened [...]

2021-10-11T19:16:40-08:00October 11th, 2021|

Fall 2021 – Time for a new wave of phishing scam emails

At the start of each academic year, we usually see a variety of attempts by scammers and other miscreants to try and steal your credentials, get you to give up money or personal information, or get you to run malware. This term is already up and running with a “Covid Test” phishing campaign. Make sure [...]

2021-09-24T23:12:50-08:00September 20th, 2021|
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