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CWS/CMS Bulletin - Release 6.7 Information (30 Day Reminder)

Date: 10/17/2012
Title: Release 6.7 Information (30 Day Reminder)
What is Impacted: CWS/CMS Application
Describe Impact:

CWS/CMS R6.7 is planned for implementation on Saturday, 11/17/2012. Unless otherwise directed by county IT staff, please log off the CWS/CMS application and county LAN as you leave the night before R6.7 implementation. Workstations that are at a down-level version of the CWS/CMS application as of 6:00 pm Friday, November 16, 2012 will remain down-level until after R6.7 goes live. Starting on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 6:00 pm, through 3:00 am on Saturday, November 17, 2012, users will not be able to reinstall the application code from the application servers. However, users will continue to be able to connect to the CWS/CMS application and operate normally until the outage begins at 3:00 am.
The application outage begins on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 3:00 am, and will continue until Saturday, November 17 at 3:00 pm. Users will not be able to access the CWS/CMS application during this period. All code will be delivered beginning Saturday, November 17, 2012 and should be available to counties as of Saturday afternoon at 3:00 pm, November 17, 2012. Customer support will be available from the IBM Helpdesk at (800) 428-8268. Users will see the code install when they start work on Monday, November 19, 2012.
Additional R6.7 information is located on the CWS/CMS website at the following locations:

  • For bulletins: CWS/CMS Homepage>Releases>Current Code Release-6.7
  • For all other R6.7 information: CWS/CMS Homepage>County Info>County Logon>Code Release Secure Site
Since this is a major release, the CWS code tables will be refreshed. As long as users are logging into the CWS Application regularly, this code table refresh will not impact counties. This will impact newly imaged machines that will receive the newer code table. Dedicated counties do not need to take any action.

The new code tables need to be replicated to county servers. Counties should already have a process in place that updates county workstations from county servers. These files are to be delivered to the workstations only if the code tables are newer than what the workstations already have.
When: November 17, 2012
Start Time: 3:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Duration: 12 Hours

Who is Impacted: All CWS/CMS Users
Why: R6.7 New code delivery

Contact Name: Ben Ampong
Contact Email: Ben.Ampong@osi.ca.gov
Contact Phone: (916) 263-5639