The research backup server kc-is-rmbs.kc.umkc.edu will be temporarily unavailable the morning of Wednesday November 21st so that system security and bugfix patches can be installed and rebooted for kernel and microcode change implementation. We will also be switching the primary network interface to a new 10GBit card during this outage window, to improve concurrent usage throughput.
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.
Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and Adobe Reader DC will receive critical updates. The Adobe Pre-Deployment group will be updated December 3rd . The remainder of campus will be updated December 17th coinciding with Intercession