Service has been restored to normal.
Resolved as of 2009-02-25 12:45:00
Resolved as of 2009-02-25 12:45:00
IRIS would like to encourage the EECS community to keep appropriate backups of important data. To that end, IRIS is making EECSbackup scripts available to Windows and MacOS users. We continue to recommend that important files be kept in your EECS home directory, where snapshots and backups are routine, to safeguard against laptop or desktop hardware failure; these backup scripts can help you simplify the copying of your important local data from your laptop or desktop to your EECS home directory.
EECSbackup scripts are currently being provided as a “public beta” release; feedback to help@eecs is welcome.
Please see the EECSbackup FAQ page for more information.
Our departmental Matlab license expired January 31, 2009.
We are still awaiting an updated license from central campus, who had assured us that the existing license would operate under a 30-day grace period.
IRIS staff will work with campus to expedite our license replacement.
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The Mac Software Warehouse (macsww) is currently not available (clients are not able to access the shared files).
We hope to have service restored soon.
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Resolved as of 2008-10-01 10:35:00
The CalAgenda folks note on their main webpage
(http://calagenda.berkeley.edu) that following yesterday’s hardware
upgrade, many Windows and Mac clients will need to have their profiles
reset, and they give some instructions on doing so.
The Windows and Mac clients seem to cache the old server information.
The EECS Department is pleased to announce initial support for MacOS
X Leopard (10.5.3 or better). We also would like to announce that
a limited number of Leopard licenses and media are available for
purchase at the Helpdesk in 395 Cory.
With the 10.5.3 update to MacOS X Leopard, Macs are once again able
to mount shares on our department fileservers, home.eecs and
project.eecs. It appears that significant improvements to X11
have been done in Leopard since the initial release as well.
Licenses for MacOSX Leopard are available for purchase at the
Helpdesk for $39; the media (the actual Install DVD) will be $15
extra. For comparison, note that the retail price of a license
with a DVD is $129. If you wish to purchase just the license, you
may check out a loaner DVD from the Helpdesk for installation.
Purchasers may pay by chartstring or personal check (there is a small
surcharge for paying by check), but we recommend calling ahead to
make sure we still have licenses or media available.
The Helpdesk can be reached at 2-7777.
Resolved as of 2008-09-22 13:55:00
The EECS Department is pleased to announce initial support for
Windows Vista (Service Pack 1).
Windows Vista’s Service Pack 1 included fixes that made it possible
for Vista to access our department fileservers. We do not yet have
Vista DVDs available for loan from the Helpdesk, nor are we yet providing
network installation of Vista to the department, but we are actively working on this and hope to
offer both of these services soon. In the meantime, computers
shipped with Windows Vista should work fine in our environment, and
we will do our best to answer any questions related to using Vista
Over the coming weeks, we will be updating IRIS FAQ pages where appropriate for Vista users.
Web access to the EECS Exchange server FONTUS via http:owa.eecs.berkeley.edu is currently unavailable, due to problems after the monthly Microsoft patching last Thursday. Users are able to login, but then only receive the error “HTTP/1.1 503 Service Unavailable”.
Access to Exchange via Outlook, including connections using “RPC over HTTP”, continue to function correctly.
CUSG staff are actively working on a resolution.
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