ECS Events and Alerts

  • Jun12

    ITS Wireless Work in SC Starting 13 June

    June 12, 2014 - 10:45am

    ITS is expanding the UI Wireless coverage in the Seamans Center. Over the next 2 weeks you may see electricians in classrooms, conference rooms, hallways, and offices to install additional wireless access points as well as the necessary conduit and cabling.

  • Jun07

    Account System Mistaken Notices: Account Inactivation

    June 7, 2014 - 6:30am

    Early Saturday morning on June 7 an error in a data processing system triggered a flood of incorrect "Engineering Account Inactivation--First Notice" email messages. Please disregard these notices. Your account access and data are not at risk, and you need not take any action.

    We are working on correcting the problem and will post an update here. We apologize for any confusion it may have caused.

  • Jun13

    File Server Upgrade 6/13/14 Postponed

    June 13, 2014 - 9:00pm

    ECS will upgrade the home directory and share file server sometime this summer. This downtime had been scheduled for Friday, 13 June, 9pm until 8am Saturday, 14 June.


  • May29

    ICON Upgrade Complete on 5/28/14

    May 29, 2014 - 9:15am

    The ICON upgrade has been completed. has an overview of the changes in this version of ICON.  The major changes are:

  • Jun01

    Electrical Shutdown in SC 6/1/14 - Updated

    June 1, 2014 - 7:00am to 9:00am

    University Operations has scheduled an electrical shutdown for the Seamans Center on Sunday, 1 June 2014, from 7-9:00am. This shutdown will affect the air handlers, elevators, air complressors, and pumps in SC. This shutdown may affect all power in the building. Best practice is to close all files and quiesce all jobs.

    If you have questions or concerns, contact Work Control Center at 319-335-5071.

  • May23

    Web Server Down 5/23, 10pm-midnight

    May 23, 2014 - 10:00pm to May 24, 2014 - 12:00am

    ETC needs to complete the work on the web server that was started last week. The web server will be down from 10pm - midnight on Friday, 23 May.

  • May26

    Intermittent Downtime 7:30am 26 May

    May 26, 2014 - 7:30am to 5:00pm

    The Windows file server will be down intermittently for maintenance beginning at 7:30am on Monday, 26 May 2014. If you are working on home directory or share files on 5/26, save your work often and be prepared to be interrupted from time to time. Normal service should be restored in the afternoon.

  • May16

    Engineering Web Server Down 5/16/14 5:30-8:30pm

    May 16, 2014 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

    ECS will take the engineering web server down for maintenance beginning at 5:30pm on Friday, 16 May. For the first couple hours of the maintenance window you will be able to view web pages. After that and until the web server is back up, there will be no access to engineering web pages.

    If you have questions or concerns about this down time, please contact the Engineering Help Desk, 1253 SC, 319-335-5055.

  • May13

    Firefox v.29.0.1 Fixes Blank PDF Pages

    May 13, 2014 - 8:45am

    The new 29.0.1 version of Firefox fixes the problem with PDF pages that got printed as blank pages. If your machine is administered and Firefox was not running last night, you have the update. To update on your own, close Firefox and go to the Symantec Management Agent in the system tray. On the Software Deliver tab, you'll see that Mozilla Firefox 29.0.1 is Not compliant... Highlight Mozilla FIrefox 29.0.1, which makes it show up as the Application Task in the left column. Click on that Firefox link and version  29.0.1 will be installed.

  • May27

    ICON Downtime 5/27-5/28/14 for Version 10

    May 27, 2014 - 12:00am to May 28, 2014 - 12:00pm

    ICON will be offline on Tuesday, May 27th, and Wednesday, May 28th, while the system is upgraded to the next version.

    The next version of ICON includes many new features and enhancements, including:

     1.  A new ICON Dashboard, and a new modern interface throughout the system.
     2.  A redesigned Content tool. Students can read Content files in their browser without downloading them, and instructors can drag and drop files to upload files to Content.
     3.  More email and text message notification options for students.