Author Archives: Mary Backus

Issue with access to Middlebury Google Services – August 5, 2016

09:30 AM
We’re investigating reports of an issue with authentication into Middlebury Google services. We will provide more information shortly.

11:00 AM Update
We are working on resolving an issue with authentication into Middlebury Google services. We will provide more information shortly. Thank you for your patience.

2:40 PM Update
We are now working with Google Support to resolve an issue with authentication into Middlebury Google services. Thank you for your patience.

5:15 PM Update
We are continuing to work with Google Support to try to resolve an issue with authentication into Middlebury Google services. Updates will follow.

8/6/2016 4:30 PM Update
The authentication issue with Middlebury Google has been resolved.

MIIS & Middlebury Drupal sites have a known issue

All Clear:  the latest content has been restore, sites current as of approximately 9:00 EST this morning, sites operating normally.

Update:  It was necessary to restore the supporting database for our primary Middlebury and MIIS drupal web sites.  The sites are now responsive, however we currently are restoring more current versions of the database, while this is taking place, there will be some older content displayed.

There is an issue that is causing the MIIS and Middlebury drupal sites to be unresponsive or slow. ITS is working on the issue and expect to resolve it this morning.

Banner INB, Hyperion EPM 11 Reporting and Degree Works are Down

Tuesday, September 15th
We are currently experiencing a disruption of the site-to-site connection between the Middlebury campuses and the Ellucian data center where our Ellucian Banner, Hyperion Reporting and Degree Works systems are hosted. This disruption began at approximately 12:38pm ET.

The disruption appears to be on the Ellucian side of the network connection. We are currently in contact with the Ellucian Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and they have mobilized their response staff to address this issue.

At this time the following systems are DOWN: Internet Native Banner (INB), Hyperion EPM 11 Reporting and Degree Works.

The Self-Service Banner (SSB) is UP as this connection works across the public internet.

We regret any inconvenience this service interruption is having on your day and will have this issue resolved as soon as possible. I will send out another message once all services are restored.

Faster Helpdesk Ticket Updating

In the past when you responded to an email from the Helpdesk about a specific ticket, someone had to find your ticket, and copy your email into it so the technician assigned to your issue would see the lastest information. As of Wednesday, 09/09/2015, this can be a much faster process. When you reply to an email from the Helpdesk about your ticket, it will automatically be added to your ticket, and the assigned technician will receive notification that there has been an update from you. This method will only work if you reply to an email from the system. If you send an email to the Helpdesk about your ticket that does not have the correct subject line format, the system will create a new ticket, which may delay the resolution of your issue. The emails from the Helpdesk system look like this:

From: Helpdesk []
Sent: Thursday, August 20, 2015 3:29 PM
To: Your Name
Subject: Ticket 499799 Open –> The description of your issue

We hope that you will find this new functionality easy to use, and that the progress of your tickets to resolution will be faster.

Network issues -7/17/2015 – Resolved

Update: We have found the cause and fixed the issue that was casing the outages.

Good Afternoon,
We have received some reports of brief network outages across campus. We are working to find the cause and correct it. Not everyone is affected, but saving your work is a good precaution. We will let you know when the problem is fixed.
Thank you for your patience.

Issue with Network Drives on Windows

A problem occurred on June 25th that caused Windows computers to temporarily lose their network drive mapping when logging in. We have researched what may have caused this issue, and believe we have fixed it. Please call or email the Helpdesk ( if you see any problem with your network drives the next time you login to your computer.