The Curative Analysis team in IT is tasked with finding the causes of significant IT issues that affect campus. In this news update, we draw your attention to some of the problems being investigated or issues handled recently.
Personal Services Access: Personal Services access has been a known issue for some time in some K-12 schools, hospitals, and other government stations. IT staff are currently working with the UNC System Office to test a new setup which may provide a solution for anyone trying to connect from a military or similarly secured network.
MS Office on Windows 10: Several Windows 10 users are reporting an Unlicensed Product error at the top of their Office 365 products on WCU-owned devices. This message does impact the ability to use the applications. To resolve the issue, install the latest version of the Office 365 ProPlus 2020 from self-service. Self-service is available at software.wcu.edu using the Internet Explorer browser.
Issues Connecting New Devices to Eduroam: On August 7, new Windows 10 devices attempting to connect to eduroam via the eduroam onboarding tool (ExpressConnect) began receiving an unexpected popup asking for a URL and were unable to proceed. As a workaround, Windows 10 users who are experiencing this issue can use https://cloud.securew2.com/public/54166/eduroam/ to connect to eduroam. Networking staff plan to migrate all users to the new onboarding tool for eduroam and retire the old tool.
Banner 9 Admin Login Issues: Several users have been experiencing issues logging into Banner 9 Admin. Users receive an error message stating “Invalid username/password; logon denied.” The application servers have been restarted and users are now able to log into Banner Admin. This is a recurring issue, and we are researching the cause with the UNC System Office and Ellucian. Scheduled updates will be applied on November 21 which we expect to prevent future occurrences of this issue.
Ramsey VoIP Phones: Mitel VoIP desk phones are intermittently losing their connection to the network in the Ramsey building. When this happens the phones show “No Service” and cannot dial in or out. Computers connected through the phone ethernet ports are not affected by this problem. This appears to be an issue in the network core. We are working with Juniper to determine the cause. The Networking department is monitoring phones in Ramsey for these outages and is correcting the issue as it occurs. The Clearspan softphone app can be used instead of desk phones if needed, as the app is not affected by these outages.
October 2020 Problem Tickets: (Total 11)
Banner Admin: 2
Network Connectivity: 4
Phone Services: 1
Office 365: 1
The Division of IT is committed to adopting a proactive, process-oriented approach to prevent problems before they arise. We will continue to keep you informed on our progress.
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