News for new and returning MCECS computer users in Fall 2022

The CAT has been busy preparing the computing infrastructure at MCECS for both onsite and remote users for the new academic year. Here are some of the highlights: The front page of the CAT website includes a “Back to Campus Toolkit” and updated “New (Attend Anywhere) Students” section, where you will find links to the [...]

2022-09-27T23:50:48-08:00September 27th, 2022|

Fall 2022 Remote Windows Lab Access

New to Fall 2022 is our MCECS Windows Remote Lab (currently numbering 27 systems and soon to grow to 37 systems). These systems are dedicated to remote use and do not reduce the seat count of our onsite computer labs. We are hoping that this remotely accessible service provides sufficient capacity for remote Windows lab [...]

2022-09-26T16:22:20-08:00September 26th, 2022|

phpPgAdmin and phpMyAdmin moving to Adminer

If you are a user of the web interfaces to the database services provided by the CAT, be advised that we are moving from the old phpPgAdmin and phpMyadmin to a new interface called Adminer (formerly known as phpMinAdmin). The functionality of the old interfaces will still be provided, although the graphical layout will be [...]

2022-08-25T16:18:29-08:00August 25th, 2022|

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

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 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: - the MCECS Intranet for IT services - the portal for card access, printer fees, and locker rentals - 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 \\ This will affect any old drive maps that use these paths. [...]

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