OIT Systems Maintenance, Thursday August 2 from 3:00AM to 7:00AM

Office of Information Technology will be performing routine systems maintenance which includes but is not limited to rebooting Windows servers as deemed necessary, installing critical patches and other health checks on Thursday, 08/02/2012 from 3:00 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window.  In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:

When: August 1, 11:00pm until August 2, 7:00am
Affected services: Windows workstation clients in buildings 4, 8, 22, 31, 80
Affected systems: Windows workstation clients in buildings 4, 8, 22, 31, 80
Description of maintenance: The SCCM client will be installed on workstations in buildings 4, 8, 22, 31, 80.  Additionally, a patch concerning performance issues with high system load caused by the WMI process checking its database for consistency on login (KB2617858) will be automatically installed. The SCCM client will be operational immediately and typically does not require a reboot. The deployed patch does require two reboots. Users may reboot at their leisure unless they report a problem with their system becoming slow, in which case they may be instructed to complete two reboots immediately.
User impact: Typically no user impact is expected, however several cases have been reported of poor system performance due to the above mentioned issue. If this issue is reports on any workstation in buildings 4, 8, 22, 31, 80, please reboot the computer, login, and finally reboot the computer again.

 

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