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CWS/CMS Bulletin - Release 8.6 and Interim Release 8.6.0 15-Day Reminder

Date: 4/12/2019
Title: Release 8.6 and Interim Release 8.6.0 15-Day Reminder
What is Impacted: CWS/CMS Application
Describe Impact:

The application outage begins on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 5:00 AM, and will continue until approximately 1:00 PM.  Users will not be able to access the CWS/CMS application during this period.  All application updates will be applied during this outage and should be available to counties as of Saturday afternoon at 1:00 PM, April 27, 2019.

Customer support will be available from the IBM Helpdesk at (800) 428-8268.

Coexistent County CWSCMS.MSI file availability:

The CWSCMS.MSI file will be available by Thursday, April 11, 2019 for technical staff to begin testing the installation of the release. The code will be located on the CWSDFSr share in the following location:

  • \CODEDIST\Staging\R8.6


Dedicated County CWSCMS.MSI file delivery:

By Thursday, April 11, 2019 dedicated county users should start seeing the CWSCMS.MSI file copied to their workstations during Windows logon. Technical staff can verify that they have received the file by checking for its presence in the C:\CACW\R8.6 folder. This file must exist on the workstation for the installation of Release 8.6 to take place on or after April 27, 2019



Dedicated County users should do the following on the night before the release:

    1. Restart (reboot) the workstation and log into Windows (aka the "welcome screen").
    2. Restart again and do not log into Windows.
    3. Leave the workstation powered on.


Database Changes
Business Objects Mappings 8.6
Charts-Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)
Index-Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)
Folded Keys
R8.6 Data Structure Changes

xTools is available and is located on the CWS/CMS website under the County Info tab>County Logon>Applications>xTools.

CWS/CMS Error Messages is available and is located on the Training Portal
Training Portal>Guides>General User

Release outage start time will be changed from 6:00 AM to 5:00 AM

When: April 27, 2019
Start Time: 5:00 AM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Duration: 8 Hours

Who is Impacted: All CWS/CMS Users
Why: R8.6 New code delivery

Contact Name: CWDS Customer Relations
Contact Email: CWS_CustRel@osi.ca.gov
Contact Phone: