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System Updates


These alerts detail any service impacts, unplanned outages, critical security issues such as widespread virus outbreaks or phishing scams.   If you have any questions about these service impacting issues, or want to know how they might affect you, please contact the Help Desk

Alert Description


IS Updates

This list will include some details around what is new and changing within Information Services and the services we support.  Here you can find a listing of planned system updates, upcoming maintenance, and major project updates.

Event Description

Windows Desktop Patching

Date: Oct 14, 2019 4:30 PM
Services:University administered computers (Win7, Win8.1 and Windows 10 admin machines) and Windows lab/classroom computers .
User Impact:Service Stack Updates do not require reboots
Microsoft Service Stack Updates released on September 10, 2019 have been approved for distribution to all University administered computers (Win8.1, and Win10 admin machines) and Windows 10 lab/classroom machines.

Loop Network Equipment Maintenance

Date: Oct 16, 2019 11:00 PM
Services:This will affect networks in the Loop.
User Impact:Information Services does not anticipate any widespread Internet service impact to the loop, however we do expect Loop WiFi service to be down while the router is being rebooted to replace hardware and apply other changes.
DePaul network engineers will be performing maintenance on the main router servicing the Loop campus in the CDM Building on Wednesday, October 16, beginning at ~11PM. This work is expected to be completed by 8:30AM.

Server Maintenance

Date: Oct 20, 2019 1:00 AM
Services:This server maintenance will affect all DePaul Production Linux Servers, with the exception of Linux Database and Sharepoint Front-End cache servers. .
User Impact:All servers will be restarted during this maintenance work.
Information Services will be doing maintenance on RedHad Linux servers. This work will begin at ~1PM on Sunday, October 20.

Windows Production Server Patching

Date: Oct 20, 2019 1:00 AM
Services:This will affect all Windows Production environment servers.
User Impact:All servers will be rebooted after updates are applied successfully, so some systems may experience a brief (10-20 minute) period of downtime.
Information Services will be applying Microsoft Windows updates to all Production Windows servers on Sunday, October 20, 2019, between 1am - 4am. VMWare Tools are also being updated. All servers impacted will be rebooted after updates are applied successfully.