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Website and server maintenance – Oct 31 10pm-12am

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Tonight (Oct 31), certain NJIT websites will be unavailable due to critical security upgrades between 10pm and 12am.  The list of websites include:

  • Information Services and Technology
  • Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing
  • Enterprise Development Center
  • Office of Strategic Communications
  • Admin Council
  • Staff Council
  • Graduate Studies
  • Institutional Research and Planning
  • Shared Governance

These websites and their services will remain offline until all upgrades are complete.  This includes NJIT Software downloads.  Upgrades are expected to take two hours.

Telephone system maintenance – Thursday October 23, 2014 5:30pm – 6:30pm

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On Thursday October 23, 2014 at 5:30pm – 6:30pm, telephone system maintenance will be performed affecting telephone connectivity for portions of GITC, Fleisher and Naimoli Athletic Centers, Mechanical and Redwood Halls.  During this maintenance window,  telephones may have an intermittent outage for approximately 5 minutes.   The campus computing network will not be impacted.

Information: IST Helpdesk 973-596-2900

Degree Works system maintenance

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Beginning at 5:00 am Friday, October 24, 2014, for approximately four hours, NJIT’s Degree Works system for advising and degree audit services will undergo maintenance.

During an outage access to Degree Works system will be interrupted. Maintenance is expected to be completed and services restored by 9:00 am.

User Authentication Service Maintenance

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Beginning at 3:00 am Thursday, October 23, 2014, for approximately four hours, NJIT’s user directory and authentication services will undergo maintenance. Password management and directory entry updates will be disabled while maintenance is performed.  Authentication services are expected to remain available during this period, however, brief outages will be required.

During an outage access to the following services will be interrupted: Highlander Pipeline, Banner, Moodle, Webmail by Google, VPN, MAP-Works, 25 Live, CDSLink, Postini Mailhygiene, Activity Insight for Faculty.

Maintenance is expected to be completed and services restored by 7:00 am.

Lowercase “njit” Wireless Network to be Retired on October 22, 2014

The NJIT wireless network (SSID) lowercase “njit” will be retired on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 After this date it will no longer be visible on campus. Please remove or “forget” this wireless network from all your mobile and wireless devices.

Students, Faculty, and Staff should use the wireless network (SSID) “NJITsecure” on all mobile wireless devices. Please remember that this network uses your UCID username, and the Windows ACADEMIC or NJITDM password. The same password you would use on a Lab PC or on your office PC.

University guests and users connecting devices for a short time should use the “NJIT” (uppercase) OPEN wireless network.

Please see the Wireless Network information page for details.

Computer equipment failure, October 15, 2014

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Update:

The majority of services interrupted by the computer equipment failure this morning were fully restored.  Please report any lingering service issues to the IST Computing Helpdesk at973-596-2900.

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At around 9:00am this morning, an unexpected interruption of several critical services was caused by a computer equipment failure.  The services affected were immediately and automatically restarted on alternate equipment.  Some services were fully restored quickly while other services require additional attention.  Status updates about this interruption of services will be provided.

For additional information, please contact IST Computing Helpdesk at 973-596-2900.

Moodle Maintenance, October 16, 2014

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On October 16, 2014 Moodle will be undergoing maintenance between 3 am and 5 am EDT. During this time period Moodle will be unavailable.

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