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FAB/EB POWERDOWN – June 19th and 20th, 2019

The annual FAB/EB power systems testing will happen on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019. The work will begin at 8pm and could last as long as 4am. In case problems crop up during the procedures, they have reserved Thursday night (June 20th) as well. If they decide to do further tests on Thursday night, we will [...]

2019-06-16T13:01:08+00:00June 15th, 2019|

NETWORK DOWNTIME – FAB/EB – 6/18/2019 – 8pm

On Tuesday, June 18th (during the week of the break), we will be applying patches to some of our networking equipment. The work will begin at 8pm and we’re reserving a 3 hour outage window. (If everything goes well, things should be wrapped up sooner.) During the work, people on wired or wifi networks in [...]

2019-06-11T18:01:26+00:00June 10th, 2019|

Web Servers moving to Ubuntu Bionic – Test your User Websites

In early Summer 2019, we will be transitioning our web servers to the latest long term support release of Ubuntu Linux (18.04 aka Bionic Beaver).  If you have web code or applications (especially those using PHP) on “user” websites hosted under: http://web.cecs.pdx.edu/~yourusername you may be affected by some of these changes. We have set up [...]

2019-06-03T08:56:07+00:00June 3rd, 2019|

New round of phishing scams hitting PSU users

With the Memorial Day weekend under way, many PSU users seem to be the targets of a recent series of phishing scams. Users claiming to be people you know at PSU may be approaching you with emergency solicitations for money or other resources. As always, be careful about responding to suspicious emails, even from people [...]

2019-05-25T14:28:00+00:00May 25th, 2019|

SFTP access to your N: drive is moving to winsftp.cecs.pdx.edu

SFTP users, The host used to access files in your N: drive with SFTP is changing to winsftp.cecs.pdx.edu.  (It used to be khensu.cecs.pdx.edu but we’re moving this service away from the file server.) For users who may be interested, SFTP is a mechanism that is available for remotely transferring files to and from your Windows [...]

2019-05-16T13:21:50+00:00May 16th, 2019|

Changes to Windows Updates on CAT supported systems

Starting on May 15th, 2019, the behavior of Microsoft supplied Windows Updates will change on all CAT supported Windows systems. During “patch week”, updates will be released on Wednesday evening. From that time and throughout Thursday, desktop users may see this popup. To run the update at your convenience, visit the Software Center, go to [...]

2019-05-10T17:50:52+00:00May 10th, 2019|

What’s new and other info for MCECS computer users – Fall 2018

Watch out for phishing spam The start of Fall term is phishing season. Avoid falling for attackers who want your login details and other personal data https://www.pdx.edu/oit/phishing-attacks Computer Labs Windows labs are now running Windows 10 version 1709. The Classic Shell start menu has been deprecated. Windows lab software list: https://cat.pdx.edu/services/software/windows-labs/ Most Ubuntu Linux-based Labs [...]

2018-10-09T00:54:45+00:00October 9th, 2018|

Problems with some Tier 3 installs of Microsoft Office

In the past year, we have found many instances of MCECS faculty/staff having problems trying to install the PSU licensed version of the Microsoft Office suite on their new Tier 3 (self managed) computers. The problem seems to stem from the vendor's default Windows load (OEM load) on the computer having a trial or starter [...]

2018-10-24T16:52:13+00:00October 8th, 2018|

Web-based Remote Desktop App (Spark View) now available

We have a web-based Remote Desktop Client available for users who need to remotely access Windows systems in MCECS. This method does not require the use of a VPN and may benefit people who are having problems getting their VPN connection to work. The web client is not as robust as a native RDP app, [...]

2018-10-08T16:31:06+00:00October 8th, 2018|