Foundry and Forge Outage July 27-29

There will be an outage of all Foundry and Forge computer resources from Monday, July 27, to Wednesday, July 29. Critical systems are planned to remain operational during this time. However, all Foundry user jobs will be affected by this outage.

Windows Critical Updates

Windows critical updates will take place this weekend between the hours of midnight Friday, July 17, to 6 a.m. Saturday, July 18. Please leave your computer connected to the S&T network and powered on over the weekend. Save and/or close any applications running as your computer will reboot during the update.

For questions, please contact the IT Help Desk by calling 573-341-4357 (HELP), visiting the IT Help Desk on the first floor of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library, or submitting a ticket online at: https://help.mst.edu.

Pre-Register for upcoming IT Microsoft changes

All UM System faculty and staff user accounts will soon use Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication for logging into all email which includes Microsoft 365 email for students and alumni, Microsoft Teams collaboration software, and employee Exchange email accounts.
 
Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication is a new and separate method of multi-factor authentication than SecureAuth, and is used only for Microsoft products. SecureAuth is used for sites such as myHR and PeopleSoft. They are two different multi-factor authentication tools used for different systems. Although similar in behavior – providing you with an additional Microsoft code when logging on to Microsoft products to ensure that your password has not been stolen – the two are not connected.
 
This is a UM System-required change.
 
The Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication for S&T will be implemented on July 8.
 
In preparation for this change, we strongly encourage you to pre-register your Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication information. To complete the registration, you will need to visit the UM System Multi-Factor Authentication page and login with your username @ umsystem.edu credentials. Once logged in, you will be taken to a trusted Microsoft interface. Guidance for pre-registration is below.

Guidance for pre-registration:
 
After visiting the UM System Multi-Factor Authentication page and having logged in with your username @ umsystem.edu account, you will be provided with phone and application-based authentication options for setup.
 
We recommend you set up the “Microsoft Authenticator App” option which is presented to you on the first screen after logging in. The mobile app will work even when phone service is spotty or unavailable while traveling. It is a best practice to add your phone as a backup method as well, which can be done after completing the setup of the mobile app.
 
Additional information is available from UM System here.
 
When your account is enabled for Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication on July 8, you have the option for Multi-Factor Authentication to not ask again for 30 days on each web browser, and each application you use for accessing email and Office 365. For instance, you will get one prompt for Outlook, one for Teams, one for your phone and email, and a re-prompt for each of these every 30 days.
 
For questions concerning this notice, please contact the IT Help Desk by calling 573-341-4357, by visiting the Help Desk on the first floor of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library, or by submitting a ticket online at help.mst.edu.

Adobe Creative Cloud free access ends July 6, 2020

This is a reminder to all S&T students and faculty that the free access to the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Applications will expire on July 6, 2020.

Students can go to adobe.com to see pricing and register for a free trial.

Faculty will need to call the Help Desk (573-341-4357) to request a license for Adobe Creative Cloud, the cost is $150 for an annual subscription license.

Help with New Microsoft 365 Email

For help setting up your new Microsoft 365 email account please visit: https://it.mst.edu/services/email/student-email/

Proctorio Cheat Engine Virus

A virus disguised as a Proctorio Cheat Engine is circulating. Do not download! It will not defeat online proctoring but will infect your computer.