ITS Maintenance Digest - Week of November 13th to November 19th - Advanced Notice for Banner Upgrade

November 15, 2022

ITS Maintenance/Information for this week:

This is your weekly digest of system maintenance/information and downtime. All notices are also posted on the myUNBC Student Portal, our.unbc. ca for Employees, and on /its. Please see one of these locations for maintenance notices.

ITS Maintenance Notice: Tuesday, November 15th   || Time: 10:30pm

Windows Workstation patching (all desktops and laptops running Windows)

  • Windows Workstation Patching - Important information regarding the release and install of Software Security Updates for UNBC Workstations
  • Security Updates are available to install from Tuesday, November 15th  at 12:30pm
  • Workstation updates have been made available for Tuesday, November 15th  at 10:30pm, when restarts will occur automatically

ITS Maintenance Notice:  Wednesday, November 16th  || Time: 10:00pm – 4:00am

SharePoint Server Maintenance: All internal SharePoint sites require patching and will be unavailable

  • Please note that this maintenance does not involve SharePoint Online (Teams/OneDrive) environments

ITS Maintenance Notice: Thursday, November 17th  || Time: 10:00pm – 4:00am

Windows Server Maintenance

  • All Windows Servers are impacted – FAST access may be intermittent during this window.

Linux Host Maintenance

  • All Linux hosts are impacted

ITS Advanced Maintenance Notice: Monday, November 21st  || 8:00pm

SharePoint Farm Patching: All SharePoint sites require patching and will be unavailable.

  • Please note that Moodle and UNBC Online Services can still be accessed through
  • Please note that this maintenance does not involve SharePoint Online (Teams/OneDrive) environment

ITS Advanced Maintenance Notice: Saturday, November 26th   || Time: 7:00am – 7:00pm

 Banner Upgrade - Systems Unavailable during this maintenance:

  • Banner Admin Pages– BANPROD, BPREPROD, BQAWEEK
  • UNBC Online Services (Student, Alumni and Employee)
  • myUNBC Student Portal
  • UNBC Password Management Services
  • UNBC Online Phone List
  • FAST
  • Argos
  • Ellucian Workflow

Contact Information

Thank you for your assistance while we keep our systems maintained and secure. If there are any questions, please contact the IT Service Desk using the information below.

IT Service Desk Contact Information:

  • Telephone: 250-960-5321
  • Toll Free: 866-960-5321
  • Email:
  • Web:
  • Customer Support Portal:
  • Service Desk hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
    • Closed daily from 12:00pm to 12:30pm
  • Located on the second floor of the Teaching Lab, room 8-264.