Dental Hospital Network Migration

The Dental Hospital will be migrated across to the new network on Tue 29 – Wed 30 May (07:00-18:00).

There will be no internet access in the building across these two days. Migrations will affect all client devices such as PCs, laptops, printers, desk phones, building management systems etc. connected to the University network.

You may find your device becomes active prior to the completion time. If this does occur, your network service should still be considered at risk up until 18:00 on Wed 30.

Whilst the replacement of the network equipment should be completed by Wed evening, some devices (such as printers etc.) may need further configuration afterwards. Work to update such devices will be carried out on subsequent days if required.

Follow the guidance below to re-establish your computers’ wired (ethernet) connection afterwards:

Unmanaged computers
You will need to enable 802.1x authentication on your wired network connection post-migration. Go to the IT webpage to source the instructions you need.

Managed computers (e.g. Staff Desktop) 
Take no action for these devices post-migration. They should automatically connect to the new wired network but may need to be rebooted if they have been switched on throughout the change.

UoD_WiFi will disappear in your area. Connect to eduroam to get super-fast wifi using your full username (


Reporting issues/getting help
Please contact the Service Desk online or by phone on extension 88000 once the work is complete.

All Dental Hospital activities will run on the University’s new, next-gen network following the successful migration.

Read more about this project on the Network Refresh Blog.

Power Cut Campus Wide – IT Systems Affected

UPDATE – All infrastructure systems are now back operational, bar some leftover wireless issues in Life Sciences. Please report any minor issues i.e. PC not powering on to the Service Desk and they will be resolved promptly. Should your IP telephone not be operational, remove the network cable from the rear, wait a few seconds and replace – this may help to resolve the issue.


There has been a short power outage in this area of Dundee. Most systems have recovered, but there may be a delay in getting all system back operational. Please bear with us at the moment.

Please contact the IT Service Desk should you have systems which remain down.

Ninewells wifi outage

We’re currently experiencing reliability issues with wifi services at Ninewells. This is affecting both eduroam and UoD_wifi networks. The issue is under investigation and we’ll provide an update as soon as we have further information as to the cause and/or resolution.

Meantime, service availability may continue to fluctuate and be unstable. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Microsoft retiring Outlook Web Apps (OWA)

The OWA apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices will no longer work from tomorrow (15 May 2018) onwards. If you currently use this app on any of your mobile devices, you need to download and install the Outlook for iOS or Outlook for Android app instead.

The Outlook apps offer enhanced email and calendar features, and most of the functionality currently found in the OWA apps. A few features such as the ability to access shared mailboxes will not be available until later in the year.

More information can be found in Microsoft’s article.

Homes storage (Life Sciences) migration

We’re moving any files you have stored on Life Sciences Homes (H: or L: Drive) to a new, more reliable storage solution on Tues 22 May from 07:00-09:00.

Will this affect me?
If the H: or L: drive on your computer is mapped to \\homes\… then you will be affected by this change.

What impact will this have?
Any data you have stored in these areas on your computer will be inaccessible during the work window. This includes files on your desktop. There will be no change to the place you store your files afterwards.

Do I need to do anything?
Please shut down your computer before 07:00 on 22 May and log back in after 09:00.

Why is this happening?
Many of you have been experiencing intermittent issues with access to \\homes and your files. As a result, we’ve commissioned a new Homes server and are duplicating your data onto it. This will result in a more stable and resilient environment for your personal data.

Questionmark OnDemand

Questionmark OnDemand will be updated on Saturday 19th May at 07:00 and may be unavailable until Monday morning.

During the time above, staff authoring assessments and students taking assessments will experience service disruption. This also includes assessments taken through MyDundee that use the Questionmark OnDemand service.

This update will ensure the ongoing reliability, security, and uptime of the platform.

Reporting issues and getting help
If you have any questions about the update, please contact the Service Desk (ref 1805-0636)

Issues with making external calls

We are receiving a number of reports of issues encountered by some users when making external calls. This is an intermittent issue whereby users may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Engaged Tone
  • Call cannot be connected
  • Rings then goes dead
  • Connects but callers/recipients cannot hear.

Subsequent calls may be successful.

Please report all issues to the IT Service Desk providing the following additional information to help with diagnosis;

Calling Number:

Called Number:

Time of call:


Further updates will follow.

04/05/18 – Work carried out last night appears to have rectified the issue. We will continue to monitor over the weekend and into the early part of next week before closing this down. Please report all instances of problems experienced in making or receiving external calls meantime with the information requested above.

07/05/18 – Following remedial work carried out on Friday evening it would appear that the issue has now stabilized and that the underlying cause of the problem has been identified and rectified. We will however, continue to monitor the situation for the next couple of days and would request that anyone experiencing issues with external calls please report them to the IT Service Desk.