Columbia University Information Technology

Service Alerts


Service Impact: 
Alert Date: 
07/01/2008 - 12:30pm to 11/11/2008 - 02:26pm
Main Content
Alert Message: 
CUIT supports systems running certain editions of the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. CUIT will provide support for systems running Vista as long as:

One of the following editions of Vista was pre-installed on your computer
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Ultimate

One of the above editions of Vista was installed as a Clean Install *

* Clean Install: installation of Vista performed after the removal of all previously installed operating systems, programs, and files
For more information on clean vs. upgrade-in-place installations, visit

IMPORTANT! Do you use Columbia University Enterprise Applications?

Update, 6/23/08: As of today, Windows Vista will work with the following administrative applications ONLY:
  • Accounts Payable (AP/CAR)
  • Data Warehouse Reporting (DWR)
  • Financial Accounting (FAS)
  • Financial Front End (FFE)
  • Labor Distribution (LDS)
  • People @ Columbia (PAC)
  • Purchasing (CAPS)
  • Putty
  • Research and Compliance (Rascal)
  • Projects Tracking (SPOTS)
  • Student Information (SIS)
  • SIS Document Reporting (SDR)
  • Web Salary Accounting Forms (WebSAF)
  • Departmental Advanced Tracking & Reporting (DARTS)
  • OnBase (EDM)
As CUIT is continually testing Columbia University enterprise applications with Windows Vista, please visit for status and additional information on other applications.