Active Events

 Scheduled Maintenance – VPN – Sunday Sept 9, 2018 – 0000

Start Time: 9/9/18 12:00 am - End Time: 9/9/18 12:00 pm


Networking will be upgrading our VPN server.  VPN access during this time will be unavailable.

Primary Contact: Steve Chapman x4063

Posted: 9/7/18 10:01 am
Last updated: 9/7/18 10:01 am
Event type: Scheduled Maintenance
Current status: Active
Service Network-VPN

 Windows Server Patching

Start Time: 9/7/18 5:30 pm - End Time: 9/7/18 8:30 pm


ITS system administrators will apply critical security updates to Windows servers.

There will be brief disruptions to:

  • Faculty/Staff MyDocuments and Department Shares
  • Secure file shares (RMS)
  • Print and fax services
  • TritonApps sessions
  • SharePoint sites
  • Panopto videos

Primary Contact: Mike Toohey

 Oak Hall Wireless

Start Time: 5/27/18 7:00 am - End Time: 5/27/18 8:00 am


ITS will be upgrading the network equipment in the Oak Hall attic.  Some areas will have ports and wireless service affected for a short time.

Primary Contact: Bob Garrison

Posted: 5/23/18 6:14 am
Last updated: 5/23/18 6:14 am
Event type: Scheduled Maintenance
Current status: Active
Service Network-Wireless

 Maintenance on MSC Garage North Switch

Start Time: 4/8/18 8:00 am - End Time: 4/8/18 10:00 am


Networking will be doing some maintenance on the switch in order to expand the network. Phones, Network wired and wireless access will be down during maintenance.

Primary Contact: Pollyana Appleton x6026

Posted: 4/6/18 1:54 pm
Last updated: 4/6/18 1:54 pm
Event type: Scheduled Maintenance
Current status: Active
Service Network-Access

 Warning! Mac OSX High Sierra 10.13 Vulnerability


A security flaw has been detected in Mac operating systems, High Sierra 10.13 or greater.  This vulnerability allows anyone to login to a Mac device and change administrative settings by typing in the username “root” with no password more details can be found in the links provided.


Systems at Risk

  • Currently, this vulnerability is only detected in users with a Mac operating system that has been upgraded to High Sierra 10.13 or greater.
  • Systems with local console access, such as shared usage computers in teaching or lab environments, where users of shared computers are not privileged with root access.
  • Systems with Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) enabled

Systems Not at Risk

  • Mac operating systems that are prior to 10.13
  • Systems using SSH (Secure Shell)

Recommended Actions

  1. High Sierra 10.13 or greater users: A possible fix is to create a root account, then set a password and leave it enabled.  Instructions can be found here:
  • If you do not have the latest MacOS, do not upgrade to High Sierra 10.13 or greater until a patch is made available

More Information


Posted: 11/29/17 7:58 am
Last updated: 11/29/17 7:58 am
Event type: Informational
Current status: Active
Service Security Alert

 New ITS System Status Notification Service


New ITS System Status Notification Service

UMSL ITS has a new method for notifying the campus of system interruptions, maintenance downtime, and other informational announcements.  Events will be posted to a new website which will show all currently active events/notifications.  These notifications will also be posted on Twitter and Facebook.

Email Notifications

Email notifications will be sent for all new events posted on the website.  The email will contain brief information about the event, with a link to the details on the website.

If you would like to start or stop receiving email notifications (Opt In / Opt Out) when a new event is posted, go here:

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RSS Feeds

From the main page, you can click the RSS icon  at the top to set up an RSS feed for all currently active events.  If you filter by service, you can click the RSS icon at the top to set up an RSS feed for that particular service.

Posted: 8/17/15 10:32 am
Last updated: 9/22/16 9:49 am
Event type: Informational
Current status: Active
Service Other