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DOWNTIME: Friday, 2/16/2018 6PM, Windows Servers

There will be Reboots of all MCECS supported Windows Servers on Friday, 2/16/2018 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 Terminal Server. This work is needed to provide Windows Updates on our Servers. You are asked to [...]

2018-02-14T17:58:33+00:00 February 14th, 2018|

FAB/EB POWER OUTAGE – 8pm 2/16/2018 to 1pm on 2/17/2018

Facilities expects some power disruptions in FAB/EB as they perform long deferred maintenance work on two old breakers. The work is expected to begin on Friday, February 16th at 8pm and continue into Saturday afternoon until 1pm (on February 17th). It’s difficult for Facilities to guarantee with certainly what sections and systems will be affected [...]

2018-02-07T17:42:54+00:00 February 7th, 2018|

End of the Maple site license at PSU is June 2018

In June 2018, the campus site license for Maplesoft’s Maple (a symbolic and numeric computing tool) ends. The last version available to PSU is Maple 17 and all copies running on MCECS systems (or Tier 3 machines using this floating license) will cease to function after this happens. The Maple site license had been handled [...]

2018-01-31T20:40:55+00:00 January 31st, 2018|

Windows 7 Users – Adobe READER upgrade to Acrobat READER 2015 series

On our Windows 7 systems, the old version of Adobe READER (the program/plugin that views pdf documents) is no longer being supported. The next time we patch our Windows systems, any computers running an older version of Acrobat Reader will be upgraded to the current version of Acrobat READER (the 2015 DC version). Note that [...]

2018-01-31T16:40:41+00:00 January 31st, 2018|

User (public_html) web page server changes are now live

We have now switched over to the new methodology for serving up user web pages (web files served from your public_html directories).  If you are running into issues, check this post: If you need help in fixing issues, please contact us.  

2018-01-22T01:55:30+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|

DOWNTIME – 1/10/2018 – 7pm – All Ubuntu Linux Systems for patching

Most CAT supported Linux systems (desktops and servers running Ubuntu Linux) will be rebooting for the installation of critical patches on Wednesday, January 10th, starting at 7pm. Expect sporadic outages for these CAT supported Linux systems and anyone using Linux-based services. The work is scheduled to last until midnight and will affect: - FAB MCECS [...]

2018-01-08T16:32:45+00:00 January 8th, 2018|

1/20/2018 weekend – User Web Page Serving Changes

During the weekend of January 20th, 2018, the user web pages served from public_html directories will undergo a significant transformation. If you host pages at URLs like: on our systems, you could be affected. We have sent email notifications to users who have pages that could be affected by these changes. Details about what [...]

2018-01-08T02:52:30+00:00 January 8th, 2018|

New for Winter 2018

While most things remain the same, there are a few changes: MATLAB 2017B - The version of Matlab in the MCECS Windows Labs has moved to Matlab 2017B. While we usually do not like to make version changes during an academic year, there was demand from some faculty to make this happen to get around [...]

2018-01-08T13:14:13+00:00 January 8th, 2018|

DOWNTIME – 1/3/2018 – 5pm – (Database Server)

On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018, at 5pm, we will be bringing down for an operating system reload. During that time, the general access database services for MySQL and Postgres will be down. Any websites or programs that use these services will be affected. We expect the downtime to last about 3 hours.

2017-12-29T16:04:05+00:00 December 29th, 2017|

DOWNTIME – 1/2/2018 – 3pm (Redmine)

On Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018, starting at 3pm, we will be reloading the operating system on our Redmine service host  ( as well as upgrading the version of Redmine. This will affect all Redmine users (ie: people with resources on as well as those accessing git/svn repos on it.  We expect the downtime to [...]

2017-12-29T15:30:12+00:00 December 29th, 2017|