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WSUTC IT will be performing our normal monthly maintenance on Thursday, April 10th between 4AM and 7AM. Services will be unavailable as servers are restarted.

This will also include a brief outage of our phone system to install new hardware. This outage is expected to last less than 15 minutes.
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Reminder: Windows XP Support ending soon.

Quoting from SANS:

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Yes, Windows XP is about to Xpire. This sunset has been a while in the making, and has even been paused so that the world could admire it a while longer. But now, it really is upon us, on April 8, the earth rotation will stop for a second or three, and then move on.

If you don't know whether you are running Windows XP, you are probably not reading SANS ISC, but for the off chance that you are, Microsoft now have a cute site http://AmIRunningXP.com to tell you. I wonder how many Mac users connect to that site, just to make sure :).

If you are still running XP anywhere, the current MSFT Blog states that users of XP who have "auto-update" turned on will see a Warning come March 8. So ... expect grandma to call and ask about the weird pop-up. It was anyway overdue that you talked to her. Kudos to Microsoft for keeping us connected with our family!

Long story short: If you are still on XP, get off it. The mentioned blog is now even offering migration tools, though that "free" offer is somewhat of a trojan: If you want to move applications in addition to your data, it comes with a 23$ price tag. But why anyone would opt to "migrate" applications rather than go for a clean re-install is anyway beyond me .. as is using a "migration tool" black-box without knowing what is actually being migrated.

Here's my XP migration 101:

Determine if your box can run Windows 7 (enough muscle and memory). Yes, I wrote Windows 7. Who wants Windows 8, anyway?
If no, buy a new computer. Not necessarily a PC. Then go to step 8.
If yes, get yourself a new Hard Drive that fits, and a USB drive enclosure for the disk that is currently in the box.
You'll need to buy a new OS. It doesn't come for free. You might find out that you have to buy Windows 8 after all, because Windows 7 supply is artificially shortened. Well, you had it coming. Life punishes he who is late. What were you waiting for? If the price tag of disk+enclosure+OS turns out bigger than buying a new computer, go to step 2.
Install the new HD, and the new OS onto it.
Boot the new OS. It probably won't bluescreen. Reinstall only the ~five applications that you remember using in the past two weeks or so.
Attach the old HD via USB
Manually copy whatever you still need of your data over. Be skimpy, you can always go back to the original disk if something vital is missing.
Enjoy, sort of.
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WSUTC IT will be performing our normal monthly server maintenance on January 16th between 4AM and 7AM. Services will be offline as servers are restarted.
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Due to finals week and continuing server problems in Pullman we've postponed our normal monthly server maintenance until Monday, December 16th. Maintenance will be between 4AM and 7AM. Some services will be offline during this period as servers are updated and restarted.
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Having trouble connecting to the campus wireless? Check the link below for instructions on getting connected. The campus went through a large upgrade this semester with new Access Points, and along with that came changes in the networks available.
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This is a reminder that after April 8th, Windows XP support is ending. After April, network access for Windows XP computers will not be available. If you are running a computer that supports Windows 7, you will need to upgrade to the latest OS. If you don't know if you are running Windows XP, you can find out at http://amirunningxp.com/.
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WSUTC IT will be performing our normal monthly maintenance on Thursday, February 13th between 4AM and 7AM. During this time services may be unavailable while servers are restarted to apply updates.
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Some Pullman services are still out, due to the data center flood. Pullman ITS is continuing to restore services.
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WSU Pullman will be doing maintenance Wednesday, November 20th from 4-7AM, which may affect access to wsu.edu sites, as well as WSU mail.
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WSUTC IT will be performing our normal monthly server maintenance on Stptember 12th between 4AM and 7AM. Services will be offline as servers are restarted.
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