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CWS/CMS Bulletin - R6.7.1 Interim Release Bulletin

Date: 1/16/2013
Title: R6.7.1 Interim Release Bulletin
What is Impacted: CWS/CMS Application
Describe Impact:

On Wednesday, February 27, 2013, the Interim Release 6.7.1 deployment package will be delivered to the CWS/CMS application. This deployment package contains two (2) System Change Requests (SCRs) and one (1) Help Desk (DPU) ticket.
SCR 8574- Windows 2000 Workstation Warning Message
Rule 08743 warning message ‘CWS/CMS is not supported on this operating system’ will display to end users running CWS/CMS on Windows 2000 workstations.

SCR 8582- Forms Update for Spring 2013
Updates to seven (7) existing forms with new versions

Form Identification

Form name and new version date


Payment Instructions Adoption Assistance Program
Updated to the September 2012 version


Eligibility Certification Adoption Assistance Program
Updated to August 2012 version 


Visitation  Order-Juvenile
Updated to January 2012 version


Restraining Order-Juvenile (CLETS)
Updated to March 2012 version


Updated to July 2011 version; this update includes changing the name of the document to Continuance-Dependency General.

SOC 156 (Spanish version)
Deactivated with R6.5.1 (Forms release)

Agency-Foster Parents Agreement
Reactivated and updated to match the current  December 2011 version


Adoption Order
Updated to January 2011 version


Help Desk Ticket:


Problem with LA Payee page

Problem Description

Staff persons from LA County can't edit LA Payee page for Supervised Independent Living Placement (SILP) homes after it has been saved to database.


The application has been modified to allow update of the LA Payee page for SILP Placement Homes if the logged on user is from LA county.

CWS/CMS Users please note:

  • It is strongly recommended that the user log off the application each night to insure that they are working with the latest version of the application. The release will be delivered to the workstation when the user logs on and does not require any further action to be taken. The user is not required to restart their workstation.
  • It is recommended that the install of Interim Release 6.7.1 occur via the office network, as opposed to a remote connection.
  • The following step can be taken to check that the Interim Release has been delivered to the workstation.
    • From the Control Panel in CWS/CMS, click on Help > About. The version will be 6.7.1.
  • Users that are logged onto the system when the release arrives will not be using the new code at their workstation until the next time they log on.
  • Unlike major releases, Interim Release 6.7.1 will NOT be using a full installation package and there is no outage.

Down-Level Workstations:

To continue using CWS/CMS, all workstations must be brought up-to-date with Release 6.7.1 before Thursday, March 14, 2013.  On workstations that do not yet have Release 6.7.1, appropriate messages will appear after the user clicks OK on the CWS/CMS Control Panel Logon dialog.  The messages are shown below.

Starting Thursday, February 28, 2013, this message will be shown with a yellow Warning icon:

Caution     [Rule 10008]
Updates for CWS/CMS Release 6.7.1 are available.  To receive them, please restart the workstation (or follow county-specific procedures).  If this workstation is not updated by 3/14/2013,  access will be denied.

Starting Thursday, March 14, 2013 this variation of the message will be shown with a red Error icon:

Stop     [Rule 10007]
Updates for CWS/CMS Release 6.7.1 are available. To receive them, please restart the workstation (or follow county-specific procedures). Access is denied.

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Start Time: 6:00 p.m.
End Time: 10:00 p.m.
Duration: 4 hours

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

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