Windows Account Management - Samba Maintenance (Dec 6, 2014)

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What is this maintenance?

In an effort to increase stability, the ECE Samba authentication service will undergo maintenance on Saturday, December 6th from 11pm-1am. The current physical server supporting Samba will be virtualized.

How does this affect me?

1) Logons to Microsoft Windows-based workstations will fail during the maintenance window. Access to workstations in the MacLeod undergraduate computer labs, as well as effect any Windows-based workstations bound to the ECE Samba domain, will be temporarily unavailable,

2) Access to ECE storage (e.g., shared group storage, home directories) from Windows-based operating systems will fail during the maintenance window. Please ensure you are not trying to access data on ECE storage via a Windows-based operating system during the maintenance window.

Do I need to do anything before or after the maintenance?

The maintenance will be performed on back-end systems, with no end-user changes required. Following the maintenance window, you will be able to access ECE storage and Windows-based workstations as you do today.

I would like further information and/or assistance

Please visit the IT Team in MacLeod 105, Monday-Friday, or submit your query to