11:00 pm Wednesday, April 27, 2011 Through 6:00 am Thursday, April 28, 2011

posted Apr 26, 2011, 8:38 AM by Cindy S   [ updated Apr 26, 2011, 4:12 PM ]
The following servers/services are scheduled for maintenance during the weekly Information Technology Services (ITS) maintenance window: 

Primary Domain Name Server (Primary DNS) 

No impact is expected to wireless devices on ISU's network OR any ITS lab PC connected to ISU's network. 

No impact is expected to wired connections as long as the secondary DNS is properly configured. 

The following describes how you can verify the DNS settings of your WIRED connection: 
To check to see that your Primary and Secondary DNS is properly configured: 

Check DNS Servers for a wired connection in a Windows XP WorkStation

To configure TCP/IP, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Connections.
  2. Right-click on Local Area Connection (typically the name of the ISU Network), and then click Properties.
  3. On the General tab (for a local area connection), click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.
  4. Use the following DNS server should be selected.  If it is not selected click the radio button. The Preferred and Alternate DNS Servers should be listed below.  Check the DNS Server addresses below if you are unsure what they should be.
  5. If they are not listed enter them as follows:

1.     Preferred –

2.     Alternate –


Check DNS Servers for a wired connection in a Windows 7 WorkStation (Vista should be the same)

1.     Click the Start button, click Control Panel, click Network and Sharing Center.

2.     Once the Network and Sharing window is open, click Change adapter settings on the left side, right-click on Local Area Connection (typically the name of the ISU Network) and selectProperties (if you get a UAC prompt, click Accept.

3.     In the following window, under “This connection uses the following items”, click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.

4.     On the General tab check Use the following DNS server addresses if it is not already selected.

5.     If the DNS server address are not listed enter them as follows

a.     Preferred –

b.     Alternate –

If you need help with a server, please give the Service Desk a call. We will need to know the operation system running on the server in order to get you the help you need. 

Thank You 
IT Service Desk