Did you receive a new laptop over the holidays? If so, you should get it encrypted right away. Simply check your laptop in at the OIS Help Desk in 65 MacNider and you can pick it up the next morning.
OIS will apply the recently released Microsoft security patches to all Windows servers on Wednesday, Jan. 11, starting at 5 p.m. Each server will be unavailable for a brief time so that they can be rebooted.
We try to continually improve the service we provide to SOM customers and based on your feedback we are going to make changes to how we provide IT support to you.
As the holidays approach, OIS encourages all employees to remember these safety tips when traveling with your laptop.
The UNC Campus is experiencing an explosive growth in attacks to Remote Desktop services on computers within the University Network. As a result, the ITS Information Security Office (ISO) is planning on blocking all incoming Remote Desktop sessions from outside computers. All access to Remote Desktop will be required to connect from on campus or through the Virtual Private Network (VPN) service vpn.unc.edu.
The OIS Systems team is scheduling system updates to three servers. The first set of updates will take place on Sunday Dec. 4 beginning at 10 a.m. and complete by 11:30 a.m. The second on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 9 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Now you can know your MU status anytime, through the click of a link. The MU EP Dashboard is a web-based dynamic data display that is updated weekly and can be accessed from anywhere within the UNC firewall, or via a secure connection (VPN or Citrix).
OIS will apply Microsoft Windows Security patches on Tuesday, Nov. 22, starting at 5 p.m. Each server will be down temporarily for a reboot, so downtime will be minimal.
OIS is preparing to migrate the remaining SOM IMAP users to the campus Microsoft Exchange-based system. These migrations will begin on Aug. 15 and are targeted to be completed by Aug. 31.