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Important News for Faculty and Staff


Do you have an NIU-managed cellphone?

NIU has passed a Cellular Service Stipend Policy.

Learn more > NIU Cellular service is changing

Read the NIU Today article:
NIU adopts new policy on cellular
communication devices for employees


Cisco AnyConnect and Microsoft Windows February update conflict

If you downloaded the Microsoft Windows February update and use Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2, AnyConnect will give this error:
Failed to initialize connection subsystem

Microsoft and Cisco are working to resolve this issue.

For more information, see the InfoWorld article 'Failed to initialize connection subsystem' errors with AnyConnect VPN


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Service Alerts

Intermittent issues with NIU Firewall instability may be experienced. DoIT is working with the vendor to find a permanent resolution. Updated - Feb 26, 2015

planned maintenance


IT has established a system maintenance window from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Sundays. System availability should not be impacted during the maintenance window unless noted below.

On March 1, 2015 starting at 8:00AM, work will be done on the CICM gateways, the servers that support VoIP phones, to apply a software patch. This change is scheduled to last 1 hour. Calls in progress when switching the gateways may be dropped.