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Latest News:

 

March 27th 2014: Server Spiderman moved to a new hardware platform

 

The Windows Server Spiderman moved to a new hardware platform. Therefore, new Windows Profiles are configured. If you think, some data is missing, ask the System Operating Group for advice. Please remember: Always store important data on drive u:\ ! Btw: The usage of the server did not change.

 

 

Jan 2014: Windows XP musst be replaced in the University Network

 

The Chancellor of the University has ordered, that computers running Windows-XP musst be replaced until April 2014 because of security reasons. The side of the computing center of the university with more information.

 

 

April 2013: TFconnect2 (WLAN) goes offline and is replaced by eduroam

 

From April 22nd till April 26th 2013 we will change the faculty's network from TFconnect2 to eduroam.

Please follow the appropriate instructions for your operating system, which you can find on our services-site.

 

 

February 2013: Changes in the external access to Sophos-updates

 

Please note: The changes have no effect to computers in the faculty's network
From February 25th 2013 the Sophos-Update will fail if you try to update Sophos from outside of the faculty's network.

You have to update your computer at least one time from within the faculty's network for example by using a VPN connection.

You can also download a new installation-package of Sophos and reinstall Sophos from the website of the University Computing Center (RZ). These installation-packages will be updatet at February 25th.
You do not have to manually uninstall Sophos first.

For further information read these news of the University Computing Center (RZ).

 

 

20th September 2012: Severe Sophos antivirus problems


Due to an incorrect automatic update last night the Sophos antivirus installations on many Windows PCs and servers display severe problems. It seems as if Sophos detects itself as malware. Moreover, the local autoupdate mechanisms of some other software packages seem to be affected.

First analysis results indicate that PCs/servers not running this night (19./20.9.12) are unaffected by this problem.

The solution is:
1. delete agen-xuv.ide from the Sophos Anti-Virus installation path
      for 32-bit operating systems C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus
      for 64-bit operating systems C:\Program Files (x86)\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus
2. restart your computer
3. if necessary cancel the quarantine of the "infected" files
4. If files were deleted from your Sophos-Update-Directory
      for 32-bit operating systems C:\Program Files \Sophos\AutoUpdate
      for 64-bit operating systems C:\Program Files (x86)\Sophos\AutoUpdate
    you have to manually copy the directory from a system where Sophos is intact after stopping all
    Sophos related services
    (Start - Run - "services.msc"). 5. start ALMon.exe inside that directory
6. manually update Sophos by right-clicking the trayicon and selecting Update Now

 

 

18th September 2012: Microsoft and BSI warn of using the Internet Explorer


Microsoft and BSI (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik) warn of using the Internet Explorer in any version. You can obtain more information at heise.de
As a workaround we recommend you to use an alternative browser like Firefox or Google Chrome.

 

 

11th September 2012: Active Directory addressbook available


You can add the faculty's Active Directory as an additional addressbook to your standalone email-client like Thunderbird or Outlook.
There are detailed instructions on how to configure your email-client on our website.

 

 

29th May 2012: VPN-service available


Today we announce a new service available to TF-Account-owners: VPN. Using this service accessing restricted websites (e.g. publications research) or personal data from outside the faculty will be easier.
There are detailed instructions on how to use this service on our website.


Update: From July 16th you need a VPN-connection to establish a RDP-connection to our terminal servers Spiderman and Superman and all other computers providing RDP-connections from outside the faculty's network.

 

 

May 2012: Phishing mails


Recently some phishing mails passed our spam and malware filter asking owners of a TF-account to enter their account data for their webmail account on a website.
No serious person will ever ask you for your password and so the System Operating Group won't.
Keep your account data secret!

 

 

May 2012: Server maintenance


Every single service that is hosted on servers managed by the SOG (System Operating Group) is going down on

Friday, 11. May 2012, between 14:00 and 18:00 o'clock

due to necessary maintenance work. This includes mail- and webservices as well as network-shares. Please ensure thoroughly to not access these shares on the servers to avoid data loss.
Do not hesistate to ask if you feel uncertain about how to react.


Update: Server maintenance run smoothly from our point of view. If you experience any problems, feel free to contact us.

 

 

April 2012: Top 10 FAQ for students


We created a one sided pdf-file with short answers to the most asked students questions. The Top 10 FAQ can be read in english and german!

 

 

March 2012: Changes in the external access to Sophos-updates

 

Please note: The changes have no effect to computers in the faculty's network
Since the February 27th 2012 the Sophos-update will fail if you try to update Sophos from outside of the faculty's network.

You have to update your computer at least one time from within the faculty's network or download a new installation-package of Sophos and reinstall Sophos. You do not have to manually uninstall Sophos first.
For further information read these news of the University Computing Center (RZ).

 

 

Feb 2012: Firefox 10 and Thunderbird 10 on Terminalservers (update)

 

Now Firefox 10 and Thunderbird 10 are installed on our terminal servers Superman and Spiderman. The look has not changed since the last version (9.0.1).

If you want to customize the look of Firefox read these instructions.

In Thunderbird it is important, to switch off the news-synchronisation.
If you are using Thunderbird the first time, the Mail Account Setup starts automatically: Use these settings

 

 

Jan 2012: MSDNAA now called "DreamSpark"

 

Microsoft changed the name of their software program MSDNAA into "DreamSpark". The download abilities did not change. Find the Faculty´s DreamSpark webstore here and read how you get an account for it.

 

 

Oct 25 2011: LibreOffice replaces OpenOffice on the terminal servers

 

New installation on the terminal servers: LibreOffice is a further development of OpenOffice. It is for free and a full functional Office package. To change the user interface language: Read this.

 

 

Oct 2011: Firefox 5/6/7 on Terminalservers (update)

 

Now the new and quick Firefox 5/6/7 is installed on our terminal servers Superman and Spiderman. The look may be different to Firefox 3.x. To customize the look of the new Firefox read these instructions.

 

 

Mai 09 2011: Printquota check on Terminalservers

 

Your current print quota can now be checked out by starting a desktop icon "Check your printquota.RDP" on the terminalservers Superman and Spiderman. Simply give in your account data and follow the instructions.

 

 

April 1 2011: Printing for students now by prepay

 

Since today every printjob of students has to be prepaid. The previous free print quota of 100 pages per month is cancelled. More about how to prepay.

 

 

November 1 2010: Change in Wireless LAN

 

The access to the Wireless LAN (WLAN or Wi-Fi) will be changed. Therefore, all wireless devices (i.e. Notebooks) need to be reconfigured. Appropriate information how to reconfigure your devices can be found on our service website.

 

 

October 19 2010: New Password Policy

 

Initiated by the last phishing offences, the Faculty of Engineering changes it´s password policy. From now on, new passwords must fit higher security standards. Read more about how to change your password and which requirements it has to meet.