Group policy cleanup and consolidation (9/5/2018 11:33:00 PM)
Starting now, and running through at least December, we will be deleting unused Group Policies, and merging and cleaning up existing group policies. This work is in preparation for upcoming Active Directory changes, and will be necessary to streamline the migrations that will be involved.
No significant changes are expected, but due to the nature of group policy editing, there is a small risk of error while editing and combining group policies.
Group policies which are not linked to any AD container will be deleted. There are a significant number of these discarded, and sometimes un-configured group policies, which we will delete to reduce the amount of work involved in the migration process.
Fiber Optic and Copper Cable Conduit Relocation - 51st Street between Holmes and Rockhill - Midnight, Jan 26th, 2019 (1/26/2019 12:01:00 AM)
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Construction of the SCE-FERC building is requiring the relocation of a conduit bank that contains 11 fiber optic and copper cables.
This work will involve the cutting, relocating and splicing of over 800 individual fiber optic strands and over 800 copper wires.
The work will begin at Midnight on January 26, 2019. All UMKC copper and fiber services including connectivity to UMKCnet and the Internet and phone service to Katz Hall, Building 71, & 4825 Troost will be down.
Expect service to go down with-in and hour after Midnight and remain out for 8-10 hours.
Data Center Switch Migration (1/26/2019 10:00:00 PM)
Tentative date/CM to move away from our existing data center infrastructure switches to the Nexus 9K series, including SDN spine/leaf architecture. Data center connectivity and resources will be unavailable while the migration is in process.
Deployment of smart card drivers to support Yubikey cards (2/1/2019 5:00:00 PM)
In order to help support a wider range of smart cards, YubiKey drivers will be deployed to 64-bit Windows computers. This will help provide an alternative Smart Card for cases where Virtual Smart Card is not available, and where the newer Gemalto cards are too slow to function. This will be released February 1st, with workstations picking up the update on the weekly Monday reboot, servers likely picking up the update when February updates get installed.
Immediate installation can be done by running this script: