Systems

Update on Malware Attacks and Windows Workstations

 

Yesterday, University Communications sent a message regarding protections against recent large-scale malware attacks. SAIT has confirmed that all Division of Student Affairs workstations are patched, and no further steps need to be taken.

 

Please contact SAIT Support if you have any questions or concerns.
Student Affairs Information Technology
860-486-8992
sait@uconn.edu
www.sait.uconn.edu

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Upgrade

SAIT will be upgrading a major piece of software in the coming week — System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). SCCM is a product that SAIT uses to manage software on all desktops for Student Affairs. This upgrade is a necessary step in the IT infrastructure work in preparation for the move to Windows 10. The SCCM upgrade should be unnoticeable to end users.

This upgrade will be taking place throughout the week of May 8-12 as it propagates to all workstations in the Division of Student Affairs. All workstations will restart at least one time next week so that the upgrade can process.


Please contact SAIT Support if you have any questions or concerns.

860-486-8992
sait@uconn.edu
www.sait.uconn.edu

Account Renewal Period Starts May 2

 

Starting May 02, 2017, department authorizers will be able to renew student accounts online for the summer session. You may begin renewing accounts on or after this date. Renewing accounts during this period will extend student accounts until September 30, 2017.

Unlike previous renewal periods, we will NOT be sending spreadsheets to each department. Department authorizers should review and renew their accounts online. A confirmation email will be sent once an account is renewed. You may also disable student accounts at this time.

Manage Account Renewals Here:
https://accounts.sa.uconn.edu

Login with:

Username: SA\<netid>
Password: Your Student Affairs domain password


If there are any questions please contact SAIT Support:

sait@uconn.edu
860-486-8992

Important Change to Mass Email Service

 

The University provides a Mass Email Service allowing users to send a large number of emails while avoiding being blocked by spam filters. On Wednesday, January, 25th, the University implemented a change to the Mass Email service configuration. For security purposes, NetIDs will no longer be used as the access credential for the Mass Email Service. If you or your department needs to use email to communicate to large distributions, please contact SAIT so that we can provide you with the appropriate new credentials required to use the Mass Email Service.

 

Contact SAIT Support if you have any questions or concerns.

sait@uconn.edu
860-486-8992

Adaxes New Feature – Disable Accounts

 

SAIT has added another feature to Adaxes, our Account Management System: Disable Accounts

Account authorizers may now disable student and staff accounts at any time. This will allow for better response time when users are no longer employed at the University. You may access the new feature by going to https://accounts.sa.uconn.edu and selecting your department.

Under Account Management there will be two sections, Disable Staff and Disable Student. You may sort and select multiple users.

 

Users will be marked with the adaxes-disabledsymbol indicating they are disabled.

Users marked with the adaxes-expired symbol are expired accounts. If the user no longer works for the department you may disable them as well.

 

If there are any questions please contact SAIT.

sait@uconn.edu
860-486-8992

Renew Student Accounts Online!

 

Starting December 2, 2016, department authorizers will be able to renew student accounts online.

SAIT will continue to send spreadsheets to departments with a listing of student accounts that will expire. Instead of marking the spreadsheet and sending it back, please go to this website and renew the accounts. Once an account is renewed, a confirmation email will be sent.

User Account Renewals

https://accounts.sa.uconn.edu

Login with:
Username: SA\<netid>
Password: Your Student Affairs domain password

The renewal period for the Spring semester begins December 02, 2016. You may begin renewing accounts on or after this date. Renewing accounts during this period will extend student accounts to May 31, 2017.

 

If there are any questions please contact SAIT.

sait@uconn.edu
860-486-8992

MBAM Upgrade Monday, November 14

SAIT has scheduled an upgrade for Microsoft Bitlocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) from version 1.0 to the newest version, 2.5. This upgrade addresses compatibility issues with current workstation hardware and includes support for new operating systems, such as Windows 10. The upgrade will occur on Monday, November 14, 2016, will be unnoticeable to end users and cause no interruption of service.

What is MBAM?

MBAM is a central tool used by SAIT to provide enterprise support for management of encryption on workstations. This behind-the-scenes software allows SAIT to ensure that Student Affairs workstations are encrypted and their recovery key is backed up to our servers. This results in our end users having the ability to work with the assurance that their university data is protected.

More about Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring

 

 

Aurora System Maintenance July 30, 31

Aurora websites will be read-only on the weekend of July 30th & 31st for an infrastructure upgrade. Websites will be viewable in production, but Admins will not be able to log in until the upgrade is complete. This upgrade will increase Aurora’s system capacity and performance. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Evelyn Lang in SAIT.

Planned IT Service Change Friday, June 3rd, 5:00-6:00am

As part of routine maintenance, UITS is making configuration changes to firewalls in the MSB Data Center on Friday, June 3rd, 2015, between 5:00-6:00am. During this time, Student Affairs employees may be unable to log into their computers to access system resources.

The expected impacts will include:

  • intermittent connectivity to all network services
  • interruptions that will affect major services
  • loss of communication among systems during the outage

Please contact SAIT Support if you have any questions or concerns.