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MI Notifications

This page collects Microsoft Infrastructure notifications. Only notifications sent since 2012 are present here. Contact the Microsoft Infrastructure team via <a href=”mailto:help@uw.edu”>help@uw.edu</a> if you’d like notifications that were sent between 2006 and 2012.


SMBv1 disabled on NETID domain controllers

Oct. 04, 2017

We disabled SMBv1 on all domain controllers for the NETID Windows domain. Over the past couple months, we reached out to customers with resolvable client hostnames which were using SMBv1 to connect to the NETID domain controllers to let them know about…

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NETID domain controller upgrades: 8/2 – 8/28/2017

Jul. 21, 2017

Several changes are planned for the NETID domain service. What: All NETID domain controllers (DCs) will be replaced with new servers running Windows Server 2016. An additional design change will happen during this process of relying on InCommon CA issued certificates for…

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LAPS – Local Administrator Password Solution

Apr. 21, 2017

A new capability is available to delegated OU customers.   What and When: As of yesterday, a new capability is available allowing automated management of a Windows computer local admin password. This includes delegated password escrow.   What you need to do:…

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Consistent group naming in Microsoft Infrastructure services

Apr. 10, 2017

A change in how group names are populated will occur to ensure a more consistent user experience across service interfaces which leverage Microsoft Infrastructure (MI).   What and When: On April 26th, we’ll be making a couple changes related to group naming…

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Delegated OU role group changes

Mar. 29, 2017

The role groups for delegated OUs will be changing. Delegated OU role groups are those groups which Microsoft Infrastructure provides to delegate permissions in your delegated OU.   What and When: Later today March 29th, 2017, there will be two changes to…

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Microsoft LAPS schema and permission changes

Mar. 28, 2017

The NETID Active Directory will have minor changes to set the stage to add support for LAPS, a Microsoft provided capability, for delegated OU customers.   What and When: On Friday March 31, 2017, the Microsoft Infrastructure (MI) team will be making…

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Microsoft Infrastructure to add Preferred Name data: 3/1/2017

Feb. 17, 2017

The Microsoft Infrastructure service will add the Preferred Name data source to its existing identity data.   What and When   On Wednesday March 1 2017, Microsoft Infrastructure will replace its existing identity data agent with a new one. The new system…

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Azure Active Directory application identities: risk mitigation

Feb. 09, 2017

What is happening and when:   This notice is to make you aware that UW-IT’s Azure AD service design is changing fundamentally, providing risk mitigation processes as well as new capabilities.   On Wednesday, February 15, UW-IT will change its approach to…

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Azure Active Directory application identity availability

Jan. 11, 2017

This change is being rescheduled to allow for further review and testing.  The new release date is planned for February 15th, and a reminder will be sent before the change is made.     If you have any questions or concerns regarding…

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Azure Active Directory application identity availability

Jan. 06, 2017

What and when On Wednesday, January 11, UW-IT will change its approach to Azure Active Directory (AD) application identities to make them significantly easier for users to obtain and use. This change also provides: Mitigation where there may be risks due to…

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