This updated was completed on time, with minimal service interruption.
On Friday, November 13, 2015 between 5PM and 7PM, CUIT will be updating the infrastructure used by the IDM Command Line Tools (uniedit and group). There will be some brief periods of unavailability during this maintenance window.
CUIT apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause, but this action is necessary to ensure a more reliable service. If clients continue to experience issues after the service-interruption hours, please contact the CUIT Helpdesk at:
Due to the events in Paris, Columbia CUIT Leadership has decided to keep all systems online to ensure communication for the Student and Administrative Community within Columbia. As a result, we are canceling the Central File servers migration this weekend and will reschedule for a future date.
Planned Downtime for Shared Drives/Central File Servers
11/13/2015 - 11:30 p.m. to 11/14/2015 - 4:00 a.m.
Because of important upgrades, Columbia University’s Central File Servers (also known as Group Shares, Shared Drives, H Drive, G drive, M drive, etc.) will be unavailable during this late-night weekend window. During this time, shared drives will not be visible or accessible, and files on those drives cannot be viewed, accessed, or saved. Note: Google Drive is not affected.
Please be sure to save and complete your work related to Central File Servers prior to:
11:30 p.m. on Friday, November 13
If you have questions or need technical support, please open a CUIT Service Desk ticket; contact the CUIT Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 212-854-1919.
AOL.com is refusing mail from columbia.edu because a stolen Columbia account was used to send spam to users @aol.com. The block began at 12:02 yesterday 11/11 and according to AOL it is automatically removed "within 24 hours".
WordPress will be upgraded on Thursday 12 November from 8-11 am. During the upgrade, websites that run on WordPress may be unavailable or appear to be missing features, and administrators of WordPress sites will not be able to access their dashboards.