Windows Account Migration March 2018

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When: Saturday, March 24th 2018 from 8am-11:59pm


UMIACS staff will be migrating all UMIACS user Windows accounts to a new domain to prepare for simplified password management. This migration will kickoff this process by moving from our existing Windows Active Directory domain to a new one. After this migration we will be starting a one month migration to consolidate from our UNIX Kerberos5 domain.

No files or emails will be lost as part of this migration.​

Actions you need to take

  • Log off your Windows workstation (if you have one) prior to 8am on Saturday, March 24th, otherwise you will be forcibly logged out at this time.
  • Authentication to the Pulse Secure VPN will not be available.

Things to keep in mind

  • Your password will not change.
  • Windows workstations will be unavailable to log into during this time.
  • Exchange/Outlook email access will be interrupted during this time, however mail delivery will not be affected.

After the migration has completed

  • We will post an annoucement on when the migration has completed and will send a follow-up email announcing this.
  • Your Windows account will now be of the form UMIACS\username instead of PC\username. You must use this username format going forward. Services that will require this new format: