MBU Information Technology Maintenance

We're working on it!

The Maranatha Information Technology (IT) Department is performing work this summer to move all IT systems from the mbbc.edu domain to mbu.edu. Check this page for updates! Thank you for your patience and understanding as we update and improve Maranatha’s technology infrastructure.


Upcoming IT Maintenance

  • TBD - VMware Maintenance
    • Begins at 12:00AM, 1 hour of downtime expected (MyMaranatha, Email, MNet)
  • TBD - Transition to new SAN
    • Begins at 12:00AM, some downtime may be experienced (all systems)

Completed IT Maintenance

  • Friday, June 27th – Storage Area Network (SAN) Maintenance
    • Begins at 12:00AM, 2-3 hours of potential downtime (all systems)
  • Wednesday, July 2nd – VMware Maintenance 
    • Begins at 12:00AM, no downtime expected, but performance may be impacted (all systems)
  • Saturday, July 12th – Sunday, July 13th – MBU Domain Transition
    • Begins at 12:00AM Saturday morning, 48 hours of downtime expected (all systems)

Outlook Configuration for MBU (On-Campus)

Outlook Users: follow this process to get your Outlook client connected to MBU. You can also call the IT Department and request that a Help Desk technician configure Outlook for you.

  1. Close Outlook.
  2. Check to see if a .prf (PICS Rule File) exists in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\.
    • If there is a .prf file, contact the Help Desk so that they can remove the file.
  3. Open Control Panel and click on the Mail icon
  4. Click the Show Profiles button
  5. Click Add to create a new Outlook profile, name it “MBU”, then click OK.
  6. Click the Always use this profile radio button, select the MBU profile, then click Apply.
  7. Use @mbu.edu address (should be pre-populated)
  8. Additional Steps for Office 2010/Outlook 2010
    • Choose Advanced Settings
    • Choose Exchange
    • Set Exchange server to exchange-02.mbu.edu
    • Click More Settings
    • Select Connection tab
    • Enable Outlook Anywhere
    • Enter address as mail.mbu.edu
  9. Click OK, Next, and Finish

Domain Transition – Frequently Asked Questions

What will change after the MBU domain transition is complete?
After the transition is complete, MBU sites like my.mbbc.edu and mail.mbbc.edu will move to my.mbu.edu and mail.mbu.edu. We will do our best to redirect mbbc.edu links to the new mbu.edu locations. To log into systems that require the whole email address (like MNet/SharePoint), you will need to login with username@mbu.edu. (See next question.)

iOS/Android/Mac Mail Users: after the transition is complete, you will need to change your email server setting to mail.mbu.edu. Contact IT for more details.

Students: Mailboxes will be moved over the week of July 16-27. During this time continue to use https://mail.mbbc.edu. If you receive the error “The Outlook Web App address https://mail.mbbc.edu/owa is out of date.” when logging in, it means your account has been moved to the MBU email server. Go to https://mail.mbu.edu to log in after that point.

Will my username and password change?
For most people, no. Users currently using the FirstInitialLastName addresses (i.e. JSmith or JDoe) will be changed over to FirstName.LastName (i.e. John.Smith or Jane.Doe) on an individual basis. If your password does not work after the transition, contact us using the information below.

What is the timeline for transitioning my email from @mbbc.edu to @mbu.edu?
All Maranatha email users have been switched to use @mbu.edu addresses by default. However, we set up an additional address on all accounts (called an “alias”) so that users can continue receiving email directed to their @mbbc.edu address. However, this will only work until November. (See next question.)

I use my @mbbc.edu address in other websites (Amazon.com, eBay, etc.). Do we get any extended privilege for these other sites?
Unfortunately, no. You need to change your email address in these sites to use your @mbu.edu email. As of November, Maranatha will no longer own the mbbc.edu domain and no extensions or exceptions are available. This is the policy of EDUCAUSE, the organization that issues .edu web addresses.

Will my emails that went to my @mbbc.edu address disappear?
No, your entire mailbox (which includes email, calendar appointments, contacts, and tasks) will be copied to our new MBU email server.


Have a question not answered here? Having problems? Contact the MBU IT Department at 920.206.2322 or email support@mbu.edu.


Updated 7/15/2014 @ 4:00 PM (SMM)