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How to get remote CAT Support in MCECS during Spring Term 2020

Due to Covid-19 concerns, the CAT front desk will be closed during Spring Term 2020. We will be providing remote support using a number of methods. Email with your problem or leave us a voicemail on the CAT support line (503-725-5420). Both of these methods will result in the creation of a trouble ticket [...]

2020-03-29T23:16:05+00:00March 29th, 2020|

Physical access to FAB/EB Computer Labs disabled

Due to Covid-19 concerns, most MCECS student physical access to the FAB/EB MCECS Computer Labs has been disabled until further notice. This affects access granted by Student Services to the buildings and the following labs: FAB 55-17 - FAB MCECS General Lab (Intel Lab) FAB 88-09 - FAB CS Particle Lab FAB 88-10 - FAB [...]

2020-09-04T12:56:04+00:00March 23rd, 2020|

CAT facilities status through the break, and start of Spring term 2020

(Updated 3/27/2020) Physical access to all Maseeh College computer labs has been disabled. We are in the process of setting up a mechanism for accessing these labs remotely, especially the Windows computers (single user systems) which have never been remotely accessible before. All remotely accessible systems in MCECS will be available as usual. The CAT [...]

2020-03-29T11:50:42+00:00March 13th, 2020|

Windows 7 end-of-life planning for computers in MCECS

If you still have any computers running Windows 7, you probably already know that Microsoft will be ending support for this operating system on January 14th, 2020. We are working to remediate the risks to MCECS/PSU from these systems after the deadline (since they will no longer have security updates). Over the past few months, [...]

2019-12-13T01:14:33+00:00December 13th, 2019| running Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic)

After September 19, 2019,, the user pages web server, will be running Ubuntu Linux 18.04 (Bionic). This affects web pages accessed through the URL scheme of: The PHP version that comes with this release is the 7.2.x series.  

2019-09-18T00:27:55+00:00September 18th, 2019|

Laptop Purchasing, OIT managed loads, and a September 1 deadline

[Are you an MCECS computer or laptop user with an OIT managed load? Are you thinking of getting your laptop loaded by OIT to get a managed configuration? If so, read on....] Since the CAT doesn’t have the resources to provide managed and supported laptop configurations, an increasing number MCECS users have been opting to [...]

2020-04-15T16:40:34+00:00August 29th, 2019|

EB & FAB building hours are changing

MCECS, CPSO and PSU have worked together to enhance security and safety in EB and FAB without sacrificing accessibility. To this end the exterior door hours are changing. The changes below will go into effect on Monday September 16, 2019. New hours for exterior doors: Harrison Street Doors (east and west) 24/7 card access only [...]

2019-08-28T08:20:18+00:00August 28th, 2019|

Eve/Walle (Red Hat Linux 5) Final Shutdown – August 30, 2019

On Friday, August 30, we will be decommissioning the old Centos 5 systems used by many ECE students in the last 6+ years. These were equivalent to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Centos/RHEL 5 has been out of active operating system support for many years. ECE Linux tools are migrating to hosts running a newer [...]

2019-08-28T01:08:04+00:00August 28th, 2019|

Getting rid of Oracle Java for Windows – Aug 1, 2019

On August 1st, we will be removing the default Oracle Java install on CAT supported Windows desktops. We are taking this action in order to maintain the security of CAT supported desktop Windows systems. Due to recent changes to licensing from Oracle, we are no longer able to freely install newer, patched versions of the [...]

2019-07-19T09:29:01+00:00July 19th, 2019|