Thursday, April 28, 2011

Alert: Admin Maintenance Saturday 4/30

The Admin server will be inaccessible on Saturday April 30 from 6:00 AM to 12:00 noon. If you use Admin, will not be able to reach your G: and H: drives during this maintenance period. We will be applying multiple patches to Admin in an ongoing effort to fix recent performance issues. All other services will remain available, including email, Banner, Internet access, College and departmental Web pages. If you have questions please contact Gabe Stitzel at x.6823 or via email,

Novell Client Patching

If your computer runs Windows 7, please click "yes" to the prompt next time you log in. Others don't need to do anything.

Further information: in an effort to improve the performance of your network drives, we will be automatically applying patches to Windows computers running the Novell Client. This will increase reliability when accessing your files on the college network.

* Windows 7 users will see a prompt to allow software to be run next time they log in to Novell. Please click "Yes" in response to the prompt. You should only see the prompt once.

* Windows XP users will not see a prompt and no action is required.

* Macintosh users will not be affected by this change.

If you have questions please contact the Help Desk at 651-696-6525 or email

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Alert: 1600grand, Banner Operational

An unplanned 1600grand/Banner outage occurred last evening. As of 8:30 AM, both systems are back up and working. If you experience problems with either 1600grand or Banner, please call the Help Desk at 651-696-6525.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Please Change Your Password!

(This message was sent directly to 35 faculty and staff who are directly affected.)

In order for us to improve our network services, we need you to update your password using this link. Please take a moment to do this now. To help you, here are ITS' recommendations on how to create a better password. If you have any questions, please email the Help Desk, call 651-696-6525, or contact your AIA. Please note, we are not asking you to divulge your password, only that you change it. Thank you!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Notice: Graduates' Accounts Disabled September 16

Congratulations to the Class of 2011! As you get ready for finals, Commencement and your Senior Summer, plan ahead. Your Macalester electronic accounts will be disabled on Friday September 16. These include not just your Google email, but also Google Docs, Calendar, Sites and other Google services; files you have saved on the G:, H: and M: drives, and any personal Web pages. You will need to migrate any files you want out of these accounts before September 16.

For shared files, especially Google docs, you should transfer ownership to someone else. By making another person (who is not graduating) the owner, a Google doc can continue to be shared and edited after your account is deleted.

Here are simple instructions to move your Google mail to a different GMail account. Depending on how much mail you have, it can take several days - even a week - for the Google Mail Fetcher to migrate your messages. Don't wait until the last minute to begin migrating your data. Move it or lose it!