Firefox Deprecation and User Installations (Windows)

As previously announced, Vivaldi has now replaced Firefox as the primary web browser on CLASSE computers. Therefore, on Tuesday, 13-Jul-2021, we will remove the CLASSE version of Firefox from CLASSE-managed Windows computers. However, if you need to continue using Firefox, you may install a user-managed version by following these instructions. CLASSE Linux and Mac computers will not be affected at this time. Please submit a ServiceRequest with any questions or concerns. In particular, please notify us of any job-related websites that still require Firefox, so that we can attempt to reproduce your problem and work towards a solution.

New Windows VPN Installation

In preparation for a future Windows VPN migration, we have installed a new VPN application known as Pritunl (pronounced Pre-Tunnel) on CLASSE-managed Windows computers. As a result, the Pritunl icon will appear on the desktop of Windows CLASSE Managed computers. Instructions for using Pritunl from CLASSE-managed and personal computers are available at ClasseVPN, but for now the existing CLASSE OpenVPN remains available. For enhanced security, our Pritunl deployment includes two-step login via Duo, which should be familiar to Cornell users (although a separate CLASSE registration will be required).

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.

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Topic revision: r3 - 04 Apr 2022, AdminDevinBougie
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