News for Faculty and Staff

Network Upgrades and Brief Loss of Connectivity, Dec. 27 - Jan 5th

OIT staff will upgrade network devices from December 27 - January 5. The upgrades will improve the stability and security of network devices. The proposed schedule is provided below and the work is expected to cause a 5-15 minute outage for each location. The outage will include wired, wireless, IP Telephony, and any other network services in the affected locations. Included in the upgrade schedule will be switches serving the OIT Data Centers, which will cause additional outages to applications hosted by OIT.

Computer lab hours change for winter break

During winter break, the Student Union (SU) 233 computer lab is closed between December 23-January 3. All other OIT General Use Computer Labs will be closed after 5 p.m. on Dec. 10 through Jan. 17th.

SU 233 is open Dec. 13 - 22 & Jan. 4 - 14 during the following hours:

Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat - Sun: Closed

MyUNLV Unavailable During Maintenance, 12:01 a.m., 11/21

MyUNLV will be unavailable as UNLV performs system maintenance at 12:01 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 21st. We appreciate your patience as we improve the system. If you have questions, please contact the IT Help Desk.

UNLV Seeks Directory Services Administrator

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is seeking candidates for the position of Directory Services Administrator.

Send large files through Lotus Notes? Use Secure File Transfer instead

Do you send and receive large file attachments via your Lotus Notes e-mail account? On Monday, November 15th, Lotus Notes will no longer accept attachments that are over 50 MB in size from external e-mail services (like @hotmail.com, @gmail.com, @msn.com, @csn.edu).

Not Using UNLV-Secure? It's Time to Start.

A new tool released this week makes it easy for novice computer users to intercept your account information while you use unencrypted wireless (Wi-Fi) networks. It is more important than ever that you start using UNLV-Secure to access Wi-Fi on campus. If you connect to Wi-Fi via unencrypted wireless networks, like UNLV or UNLV-Guest, people who sit nearby the same Wi-Fi hotspot can see your identity and "be you" on sites that start with http instead of https (e.g.

Some Lotus Notes Services Unavailable at Midnight, Oct. 12

Starting at midnight, Tuesday, October 12, the following services will be unavailable for about 10 minutes while technicians conduct emergency maintenance:

  • BlackBerry services
  • Lotus Notes Traveler (for the iPhones)
  • Sametime (chat)
  • List serves (Mail List Manager)
  • Material safety data sheets

We appreciate your patience during this maintenance. If you have questions, please contact the IT Help Desk.

Sarah & Timothy Did Not Get Married: A Phishing Scam to Avoid

OIT encourages you to ignore and delete a message from Sarah Russell with a subject line that reads: "Hiiii [insert your name here]." The e-mail asks for your phone number and supposedly links to photos of Sarah's wedding to Timothy Hansen. The link is not to photos, but a download for a .zip file that could install malicious software on your computer. Please do not respond to Sarah's request for your phone number and do not download the file linked within the email. It is a scam.

Fall 2010 Technology Report Now Online

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) invites you to read its Fall 2010 Technology Report, which highlights:

  • Lotus Notes e-mail archiving
  • Network redundancy improvement
  • Tips on data security
  • How "Almost TECs" save costs and add value

View the Technology Report on the web or download the PDF.

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