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New Remote Desktop Service

The previous remote access Windows machines ts01 and ts02 have now been retired. In their place is a newer version running on Windows Server 2016. The local unix command cl-rdesktop has been updated to point to this service. To login … Continue reading

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Problem with new VPN certificate corrected

Some people using the VPN service at vpn.cl.cam.ac.uk may have been experiencing difficulties since the server certficate was updated on 2018-02-13. We issued a warning applicable to Windows users, but we forgot to point out that some Linux and Android … Continue reading

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SE18 due to be cleared by 1 June 2018

The deadline for moving equipment out of SE18 has been set to the 1st June 2018. The removal of the air-conditioning has been arranged to start them. Anyone with any equipment remaining in that room will need to ensure that … Continue reading

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ely reboot in vulnerable period 28th Feb

This reboot is necessary to complete the installation of some security updates. Apologies for missing the reboot on the earlier advertised date.

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CL VPN certificate replacement

The SSL certificate used to authenticate the CL-specific instance of the UIS VPN service at vpn.cl.cam.ac.uk is scheduled for routine replacement on Tuesday 13th February at about 08:00. The purpose of this certificate is to give the VPN client the … Continue reading

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Filer software update Tuesday 9th Jan 2018

The next scheduled vulnerable period (2018-01-09 0700-1000) will be used to perform a software update on the NetApp filers elmer and eldo. Elmer is the main filer directly visible to users and eldo provides the backing store for virtual machines. … Continue reading

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UPS move 10th January 2017

On the 10th January the UPS was moved. This left core services vulnerable to building power outage until it is recommissioned later that day. At the same time one of our switches in the West Cambridge Data Centre was moved … Continue reading

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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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