Computing Services

HelpWelcome to the Social Ecology Computing Services web site. We provide information technology, facilities and support to help the faculty, staff and students of the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine meet their learning, teaching and research goals. For assistance you may find answers here on our web site or feel free to contact our office. Submit a request via our web site or you may contact our office by calling (949) 824-8202 or sending email to se.computing@uci.edu.

Critical vulnerability in older Windows systems

Windows 7You may have received a UCI ZotMail about a flaw that has been discovered in Windows Remote Desktop Services on older Windows machines. Please update your Windows 7 system as soon as possible.

This vulnerability does not require any kind of login, so it can spread very quickly among campus systems. It is vital that anyone on campus using an earlier version of Windows apply the patch as soon as possible. 

 

Multi-Factor Authentication

DUO MFAMultiFactor Authentication (MFA) is a two-step process that requires both a password and a second verification using a smartphone or a small token device that you carry with you. The University of California is adopting an MFA product called “Duo” and most UC campuses now require it to access institutional resources or soon will.

The campus is expected to transition to DUO MFA by October 15, 2019.

For assitance setting up DUO MFA please visit: https://www.oit.uci.edu/mfa/

 

Purchasing Computer Equipment

All University owned equipment needs to be approved by our office before any purchases are made.  We check to make sure any equipment you are considering will work within the limits of the campus network and that it will effectively meet your needs.  In some cases we have access to better equipment at a lesser price.  If you are planning on purchasing new computer equipment, please email Computing Services at se.computing@uci.edu with specific details about what you would like to buy, and we will advise and/or prepare an e-quote. All Computing Support e-quotes include warranties.  Keep in mind all purchases, must include a 4 year warranty (PC) or AppleCare (Mac).