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P&A File Server Maintenance - Thursday 11/20 - 6 am
Article # 106 - Posted by Esther Reed on 2014-11-19 11:06:20
On Thursday, November 20, patches and updates will be applied to the Windows PHY-AST file servers (S-Drive and U-Drive) starting at 6 AM ET. This should be done by 7 AM ET.

Please check this article for the status. Thanks.
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Done - 6:55 AM.
P&A Exchange server maintenance today
Article # 105 - Posted by Esther Reed on 2014-11-14 11:48:14
Patches and updates will be applied to the PHY-AST Exchange servers today starting at ~12 noon. There will be NO email downtime.

For those of you with PHY-AST email accounts, if your email client reports “server connection lost”, simply retry what you’re doing and you will be able to instantly reconnect. For those of you who forward email from the PHY-AST servers, you will notice no interruption.

Please check this article for status updates. Thanks.
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Done - 5:30 pm
MSU plans to block all network access for Windows XP and Windows 2000 PCs
Article # 104 - Posted by Esther Reed on 2014-11-11 17:02:29
MSU IT Services announced today that they plan to block network access to and from all PCs using the Windows XP and Windows 2000 operating systems.

The blocks will be implemented in three steps as follows:

* December 1, 2014: MSU will no longer allow Windows XP/2000 devices to be accessed from the Internet.
* December 15, 2014: MSU will conduct scanning to identify any Windows XP/2000 machines that remain connected to the MSU network. MSU's Information Security Team will make efforts to contact the owner(s) of these machines to help with remediation.
* February 1, 2015: MSU will no longer permit Windows XP/2000 devices to access the Internet.
* March 1, 2015: MSU will no longer permit Windows XP/2000 devices on the MSU network.

After these blocks are in place, Windows XP and Windows 2000 PCs will only be able to communicate with directly connected devices, or on a local network – such as a switch connecting PCs within a single room.

If you have questions or concerns about this plan, please contact MSU IT Services or the Office of the CIO (https://itservices.msu.edu/contact/index.html)

If you need assistance evaluating what can be done with your Windows XP and Windows 2000 PCs, please contact the P&A Helpdesk (email: pa-helpdesk@pa.msu.edu; phone: (517) 884-5460).
P&A File Server Maintenance - Thursday 10/16 - 5:45 am
Article # 103 - Posted by Esther Reed on 2014-10-15 09:51:44
On Thursday, October 16, patches and updates will be applied to the Windows PHY-AST file servers (S-Drive and U-Drive) starting at 5:45 AM ET. This should be done by 7 AM ET.

Please check this article for the status. Thanks.
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Done - 7:05 am.

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