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Microsoft Imagine Username Changes

The usernames on the Microsoft Imagine site (formerly known as Dreamspark and before than as MSDNAA) have been changed to be of the form crsid@cam.ac.uk for all users. The effect of this change will be that you receive notice of … Continue reading

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Website upgrade Tuesday 4th October

On the morning of Tuesday, 4th October 2016 we will upgrade the web server software behind the main Lab web site. If you are using .htaccess files in order to restrict access to some of your web pages to certain … Continue reading

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Dropbox

The UIS have recently made available reduced cost access to Business Dropbox available via normal purchasing means.

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Terminal Server access now requires VPN

Following a number of brute force password attacks against our Windows Terminal Server hosts these have now been restricted to only accept connections from clients within the University network. If you need to access them from outside that network then … Continue reading

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Password requirements change

Passwords created or changed from now onwards will need to be of higher complexity than was permitted previously.  Details of the requirements can be found at http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/local/sys/access/kerberos/.  Existing passwords will continue to work as normal – you only need to be aware … Continue reading

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Unix groups now also available in AD

All Unix groups are now also maintained as a set of Security Groups in the Active Directory. The membership is controlled from the Unix groups and additions and deletions to maintain the groups in synchronisation are performed hourly during the … Continue reading

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Windows7 RC1 now available locally

You can now download Windows 7 from the local MSDNAA site, www.cl.cam.ac.uk/MSDN, in both 32 and 64 bit versions.  Please remember that since this is a release candidate it will stop working after a set period.  It is only suitable … Continue reading

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Terminal Server changes

We are about to release a new terminal server (ts01.ad.cl.cam.ac.uk) to replace the ones (waterloo & charingcross) that have been in service for the last 6 years.

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