Supplementary information of the ICT guide

The ICT guide as of April 25, 2020 contains additional information at the end of the page.

The ICT guide published before April 25, 2020 does not contain additional information.
Please refer to the additional information from following URL.

ICT guide(2020/04/25 include additional information)
https://www.cc.tsukuba.ac.jp/ICT/ICT_Guide_E.pdf

Additional information is as follows.
https://www.cc.tsukuba.ac.jp/ICT/ICTGuide_Supplement_E.pdf

【IMPORTANT】About Helpdesk services (2020-06-01)

On changes of helpdesk services over the counter and phones due
to extensive implementation of work from home for the center staffs

In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the desk and telephone services at the Science Information and Media Center will be suspended during the following period.

Please contact us from the contact form about the request which has been received at the counter.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Period of closure : From Monday April 20th until the mode of operations of the university changes

See also: Change in Policy for the Mode of Operation Based on the COVID-19 Situation

On closure of zengaku computer satellite terminal rooms for preventing COVID-19 contagion

The Zengaku computer satellite rooms will be closed during the following period. During this period, the rooms with card key-operated locks will be inaccessible.
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

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Period of closure : 12:00 April 20th – 9:00 May 11th
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* The above period may be changed. Please visit the this websites and the Zengaku computer system for further notice.

[Reference information] Trend Micro Virus Buster Corp. XG SP1 works on Windows 10 November 2019 Update(Ver.1909)

The corresponding client version is 12.0.5464.

[FAQ] I want to postpone the application of Windows 10 feature updates

[FAQ] I want to revert to the previous version after applying the Windows 10 feature update

The above is for reference only. Please do it at your own risk. Academic Computing & Communications Center can not provide individual support.

Network maintenance of Tokyo Campus (2019/9/2)

Maintenance of network are scheduled at Tokyo Campus and Elementary School attached to University Tsukuba.

Date: Monday, Sep. 2, 2019 11:30 A.M. – 13:00 P.M.

Summary: Network maintenance at Tokyo Campus and Elementary School attached to University Tsukuba.

Impact: There will be up to 5 minutes of network downtime at Tokyo Campus and Elementary School attached to University Tsukuba.

Virus Buster Corp. XG SP1 works on Windows 10 May 2019 Update.

The corresponding client version is 12.0.5383 or later.

Update method:

  1. Restart PC with connected to campus network.
  2. Keep that state for a while (several hours?)
  3. It is updated automatically from the management server.

If it does not work:

  • Reinstall Virus Buster.

[Reference information]About feature update program in Windows 10

Application of the Windows 10 feature update program may cause problems such as not functioning of the application such as VirusBuster.
The application of the feature update is done automatically by Windows Update, but you can postpone the application of the update by setting, with the exception of Windows 10 Home.
You can also revert to the previous version after applying.It may not be possible depending on the conditions.
Please refer to the following and deal with as necessary.

[FAQ] I want to postpone the application of Windows 10 feature updates
[FAQ] I want to revert to the previous version after applying the Windows 10 feature update

The above is for reference only. Please do it at own risk. Academic Computing & Communications Center can not provide individual support.

Password Length for Unified Authentication System Extended to 8-16 Characters

The password length for Unified Authentication System, which manages passwords for some University-hosted computer systems, was 6 to 8 characters long.
Now the length have been extended to 8-16 chars.

You don’t have to change your password.
Even if you are using password of length 6 or 7 characters, you can use it without problems.
(Although you have to choose longer password when you change your password.)

But, since longer passwords mean enhanced security in general, we recommend you to use as long a password as possible.

You can change your password from:
https://account.tsukuba.ac.jp/cgi-bin/changepwd.cgi?lang=EN