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POWERDOWN – 6pm – 12/19/2022 – FAB/EB power testing again

This power down is to allow PSU facilities and their contractors to perform some fine tuning of the new FAB/EB power control system that was installed in September. The night of Monday, December 19th, is the primary outage period. It may last from 6pm on Monday evening all the way until 6am on the following [...]

2022-12-01T02:31:02-08:00November 30th, 2022|

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|

POWERDOWN TESTING IS OVER!

As of 9/9/2022, after some significant breakthroughs during the night's work, the contractors and PGE were able to verify to their (and PSU’s) satisfaction that the new electrical control system is working as designed. Nightly power down testing is over. Unless some unforeseen problems crop up, we should be done with powerdown testing until our [...]

2022-09-09T05:26:07-08:00September 9th, 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 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|

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|

Changes to SSH host keys

In an attempt to modernize our SSH infrastructure, we’ve made some changes to SSH keys on our Linux computers. We’ve disabled DSA host keys, and enabled new ECDSA and ED25519 host keys. This process took a few days, and during that time a few hosts had their keys changed. If you are experiencing problems trying [...]

2021-07-27T18:34:15-08:00July 27th, 2021|

Find what version of Windows 10 you are running

Find what version of Windows 10 you are running To see which version of Windows 10 is installed on your computer: Click on the Start Button and type "winver" Run the "winver" command that shows up. It will display a popup window showing the current Windows 10 version.

2021-08-19T12:19:57-08:00June 24th, 2021|
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