December 19, 2016

CHESS DAQ Read-Only - Tuesday, 12/20

At approximately 10am on Tuesday, 12/20, the main CHESS DAQ and MAIA file systems will become read-only. This is required to initiate the first full archive of the 2016-3 data to tape.

Document Database Update - Tuesday, 12/20

CLASSE's Document Database (AKA EDMS - Electronic Document Management System) will be updated at 10am Tuesday, 12/20. When this upgrade is complete, documents will be restricted using CLASSE users and groups - the same users and groups used to restrict access to computers, file systems, and wiki and web pages.

CLASSE's Document Database is an electronic library serving as CLASSE's central document database - storing both private and public documents, proposals, publications, procedures, and figures.

Please see DocumentDatabase for our internal documentation and a list of features, and email with any questions or requests to store new collections or documents.

Linux Adobe Flash Player and Firefox Plugin Security update on Tuesday 20-Dec-2016

Powering Down Your Computer (Winter holiday, December 24, 2016 - January 2, 2017)

As in recent years, the CLASSE computer group is making the following recommendations for the holiday period from December 24, 2016, through January 2, 2017:

If you will be leaving for the holidays and have a desktop computer used only by yourself in Wilson, Newman or the Physical Sciences Building, please do a "graceful shutdown" of your computer before you leave.

Of course, if you expect to use your desktop computer from a remote location, then you should turn off only its display and not the computer itself.

Turn off only your computer's display if you will be away from your computer only for a night or weekend. Do not turn off the computer itself. Leaving it on makes it possible to install software patches and security updates while the computer is unattended.

Please use a blank screen saver when your computer is idle. Dynamic screen-savers increase power consumption and do not further the goals of the Lab.

If you have any questions about these recommendations, please contact the CLASSE IT group.

Zoom videoconference training in Bailey Hall on Tuesday, January 10.

Zoom All-Campus Training On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 CIT will hold two campus Zoom training sessions in Bailey Hall. Please share with your units and departments, all are welcome to attend.

Zoom Basics will be held from 1:00pm - 2:00pm. Topics covered in Zoom Basics will include;

  • logging in,
  • configuring your profile,
  • scheduling from the web profile,
  • in session controls,
  • how to install the Zoom Client App,
  • information on further Zoom support and online tutorial.

Zoom Advanced will be held from 2:00pm - 3:00pm. Topics will include Zoom features such as;
  • polling,
  • break out rooms,
  • the Zoom mobile app,
  • scheduling from the Zoom Client app,
  • Zoom Outlook Plug-In.

To attend via Zoom: Password: Zoom!

General network and server maintenance will occur every Tuesday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM. The CLASSE-IT group will always announce any expected disruptions in our NewsLetter and via CLASSE-IT-NEWS-L, but with the size and complexity of our network there is always the potential for something to go wrong. We will do our best to contain all network maintenance and planned outages to Tuesdays from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM.

Unless other arrangements have been made, CLASSE-managed Windows systems may be updated and rebooted on Tuesday morning at 2:00 AM, so please avoid critical or lengthy operations at that time. For more details, please see SystemExpectations.

Questions or problems? Submit a service request.

Other resources:

Topic revision: r9 - 22 Dec 2016, WernerSun
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