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CWS/CMS Bulletin - Release 7.1 and Interim Release 7.1.0 (30-Day Reminder)


Date: 4/18/2014
Title: Release 7.1 and Interim Release 7.1.0 (30-Day Reminder)
What is Impacted: CWS/CMS Application
Describe Impact:

Release 7.1 and Interim Release 7.1.0 will be implemented on Saturday, May 17, 2014.

The application outage begins on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 3:00 am, and will continue until Saturday, May 17, 2014 at approximately 11:30 am.  Users will not be able to access the CWS/CMS application during this period.  All code will be delivered beginning Saturday, May 17, 2014 and should be available to counties as of Saturday afternoon at 3:00 pm, May 17, 2014.  Customer support will be available from the IBM Helpdesk at (800) 428-8268. 

Coex County Users

Follow instructions provided by county IT staff.

Dedicated County Users

Dedicated county users should log out of Windows (via log off, restart or shut down) at least one time in the two weeks prior to Release 7.1 Implementation.  When logging back in during that time, the R7.1 cwscms.msi file will be copied to the workstation via the login script where it will await installation on 5/17.
Users should log off the CWS/CMS application and county LAN, but leave the workstations powered on, as they leave the night before R7.1 implementation so the installation can complete over the weekend.  Otherwise the installation will take place the next time the workstation is powered on following the weekend.
Starting on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 6:00 pm, through 3:00 am on Saturday, May 17, 2014, users will not be able to reinstall Release 7.0.2 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.
Remote users should plan to bring their workstations into the office on Monday 5/19 to complete their installation.  It is not necessary for remote users to bring their workstations into the office prior to the release weekend.

Additional Information

Additional R7.1 information is located on the CWS/CMS website at the following locations:

  • Bulletins:  CWS/CMS Homepage>Releases>Current Code Release-7.1
  • All Other R7.1 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.

CO-EX COUNTIES – SPECIAL NOTE

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: May 17, 2014
Start Time: 3:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Duration: 12 Hours

Who is Impacted: All CWS/CMS Users
Why: R7.1 New code delivery

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