Network Maintenance and Downtime Friday August 14, 2015 from 6pm to 11:59pm (EDT)

Posted by Frantz Merine on August 10th, 2015 :: Filed under Information Technology  
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The Law School computer network will be unavailable Friday August 14, 2015 from 6:00pm to 11:59pm (EDT) The IT Department will perform standard system maintenance.

The downtime includes the file and print servers, Lotus Notes email, and Internet connectivity from within the Law School.

The following network services will also be unavailable:

  • H: & G: drives
  • Computer lab workstations
  • Network printers
  • Courseweb
  • Lawnet
  • FTP CUNIX, CubMail and LionMail will be accessible from outside the Law School buildings.

Please make a note of the following dates in order to avoid conflicts between network maintenance periods and your work. Network Maintenance Schedule for the 2015-2016 academic year, 6:00pm to 11:59pm:

  • Friday August 14, 2015
  • Friday September 18, 2015
  • Friday October 09, 2015
  • Friday November 13, 2015
  • No December downtime due to finals
  • Friday January 08, 2016
  • Friday February 12, 2016
  • Friday March 11, 2016
  • Friday April 08, 2016
  • No May downtime due to finals

For a complete listing of the 2015-2016 schedule, please visit: http://web.law.columbia.edu/information-technology/contact-us/monthly-downtime

Network Maintenance and Downtime Friday July 10, 2015 from 6pm to 11:59pm (EDT)

Posted by Frantz Merine on July 6th, 2015 :: Filed under Information Technology  
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The Law School computer network will be unavailable Friday July 10, 2015 from 6:00pm to 11:59pm (EDT) The IT Department will perform standard system maintenance.

The downtime includes the file and print servers, Lotus Notes email, and Internet connectivity from within the Law School.

The following network services will also be unavailable:

  • H: & G: drives
  • Computer lab workstations
  • Network printers
  • Courseweb
  • Lawnet
  • FTP CUNIX, CubMail and LionMail will be accessible from outside the Law School buildings.

Please make a note of the following dates in order to avoid conflicts between network maintenance periods and your work. Network Maintenance Schedule for the 2015-2016 academic year, 6:00pm to 11:59pm:

  • Friday July 10, 2015
  • Friday August 14, 2015
  • Friday September 18, 2015
  • Friday October 09, 2015
  • Friday November 13, 2015
  • No December downtime due to finals
  • Friday January 08, 2016
  • Friday February 12, 2016
  • Friday March 11, 2016
  • Friday April 08, 2016
  • No May downtime due to finals

For a complete listing of the 2015-2016 schedule, please visit: http://web.law.columbia.edu/information-technology/contact-us/monthly-downtime

Email and network account information for 2015 Graduates

Posted by Frantz Merine on July 2nd, 2015 :: Filed under Information Technology  
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Hello Graduates and Congratulations.

As you move from being a student to being an alumnus, your relationship with our technology services changes, too.

Here’s some information about email and network accounts you may find helpful.


Law School Account

Law School (LawNet) network accounts remain accessible through July 31. Any personal files you wish to take with you must be copied to a USB thumb drive or emailed to another account by that date. Assuming you have printing credits available, you can also print until July 31 with your account.


University Account

Per CUIT guidelines, graduating students’ UNI accounts expire approximately 10 months after graduation.  Your UNI will go through several status changes before finally expiring. It starts out as an active UNI, and over the 10 months after you leave Columbia, it goes through a grace period, then is set to expire, and finally expires. Understanding this process will help you plan for a smooth transition.  Continue Reading…


Law.Columbia.Edu Email Addresses

Your Columbia Law School full-name email address (firstName.lastName@law.columbia.edu) will expire on July 31.


Lifelong Email and Other Email Options

Recent graduates who began using LionMail while at Columbia will be able to continue using their LionMail email account. There is no waiting period after graduation. New graduates will automatically be able to use their LionMail account. For LionMail questions, review the LionMail FAQs or visit the Help and How-To Page. Learn more about your lifelong email and forwarding options.

Link to UNI and Password Frequently Asked Questions.


Access To Online Registrar Services (LawNet)

The LawNet website can be accessed through July 31. After that date, if you need your grades, please visit Student Services Online (SSOL) to check grades, request transcripts, and access other services. You may also want to save a copy of your internal LawNet grades. You can print a hard copy of your grades by visiting LawNet on or before July 31.


Access To Computer Labs And Email Kiosks

The Law School computer labs and email kiosks are accessible to graduating students through July 31 with a valid Law School network account.


Registered Laptop On Wired And Wireless Networks

Laptops registered to connect to the wired and wireless networks in the Law School will automatically be unregistered on July 31. If you configured the G and H drive and printers on your laptop, you can simply remove them after that date. Connections to Columbia University’s wireless network (CUIT) will remain active after July 31.

Network Maintenance and Downtime Friday June 05, 2015 from 6pm to 11:59pm (EDT)

Posted by Frantz Merine on June 1st, 2015 :: Filed under Information Technology  
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The Law School computer network will be unavailable Friday June 05, 2015 from 6:00pm to 11:59pm (EDT) The IT Department will perform standard system maintenance.

The downtime includes the file and print servers, Lotus Notes email, and Internet connectivity from within the Law School.

The following network services will also be unavailable:

  • H: & G: drives
  • Computer lab workstations
  • Network printers
  • Courseweb
  • Lawnet
  • FTP CUNIX, CubMail and LionMail will be accessible from outside the Law School buildings.

Please make a note of the following dates in order to avoid conflicts between network maintenance periods and your work. Network Maintenance Schedule for the 2015-2016 academic year, 6:00pm to 11:59pm:

  • Friday June 05, 2015
  • Friday July 10, 2015
  • Friday August 14, 2015
  • Friday September 18, 2015
  • Friday October 09, 2015
  • Friday November 13, 2015
  • No December downtime due to finals
  • Friday January 08, 2016
  • Friday February 12, 2016
  • Friday March 11, 2016
  • Friday April 08, 2016
  • No May downtime due to finals

For a complete listing of the 2015-2016 schedule, please visit: http://web.law.columbia.edu/information-technology/contact-us/monthly-downtime

Email and network account information for 2015 Graduates

Posted by Frantz Merine on May 1st, 2015 :: Filed under Information Technology  
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Hello Graduates and Congratulations.

As you move from being a student to being an alumnus, your relationship with our technology services changes, too.

Here’s some information about email and network accounts you may find helpful.


Law School Account

Law School (LawNet) network accounts remain accessible through July 31. Any personal files you wish to take with you must be copied to a USB thumb drive or emailed to another account by that date. Assuming you have printing credits available, you can also print until July 31 with your account.


University Account

Per CUIT guidelines, graduating students’ UNI accounts expire approximately 10 months after graduation.  Your UNI will go through several status changes before finally expiring. It starts out as an active UNI, and over the 10 months after you leave Columbia, it goes through a grace period, then is set to expire, and finally expires. Understanding this process will help you plan for a smooth transition.  Continue Reading…


Law.Columbia.Edu Email Addresses

Your Columbia Law School full-name email address (firstName.lastName@law.columbia.edu) will expire on July 31.


Lifelong Email and Other Email Options

Recent graduates who began using LionMail while at Columbia will be able to continue using their LionMail email account. There is no waiting period after graduation. New graduates will automatically be able to use their LionMail account. For LionMail questions, review the LionMail FAQs or visit the Help and How-To Page. Learn more about your lifelong email and forwarding options.

Link to UNI and Password Frequently Asked Questions.


Access To Online Registrar Services (LawNet)

The LawNet website can be accessed through July 31. After that date, if you need your grades, please visit Student Services Online (SSOL) to check grades, request transcripts, and access other services. You may also want to save a copy of your internal LawNet grades. You can print a hard copy of your grades by visiting LawNet on or before July 31.


Access To Computer Labs And Email Kiosks

The Law School computer labs and email kiosks are accessible to graduating students through July 31 with a valid Law School network account.


Registered Laptop On Wired And Wireless Networks

Laptops registered to connect to the wired and wireless networks in the Law School will automatically be unregistered on July 31. If you configured the G and H drive and printers on your laptop, you can simply remove them after that date. Connections to Columbia University’s wireless network (CUIT) will remain active after July 31.

Network Maintenance and Downtime Friday April 10, 2015 from 6pm to 11:59pm (EDT)

Posted by Frantz Merine on April 7th, 2015 :: Filed under Information Technology  
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The Law School computer network will be unavailable Friday April 10, 2015 from 6:00pm to 11:59pm (EDT) The IT Department will perform standard system maintenance.

The downtime includes the file and print servers, Lotus Notes email, and Internet connectivity from within the Law School.

The following network services will also be unavailable:

  • H: & G: drives
  • Computer lab workstations
  • Network printers
  • Courseweb
  • Lawnet
  • FTP CUNIX, CubMail and LionMail will be accessible from outside the Law School buildings.

Please make a note of the following dates in order to avoid conflicts between network maintenance periods and your work. Network Maintenance Schedule for the 2014-2015 academic year, 6:00pm to 11:59pm:

  • Friday April 10, 2015
  • No May downtime due to finals

For a complete listing of the 2014-2015 schedule, please visit: http://web.law.columbia.edu/information-technology/contact-us/monthly-downtime

Network Maintenance and Downtime Friday March 13, 2015 from 6pm to 11:59pm (EDT)

Posted by Frantz Merine on March 9th, 2015 :: Filed under Information Technology  
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The Law School computer network will be unavailable Friday March 13, 2015 from 6:00pm to 11:59pm (EDT) The IT Department will perform standard system maintenance.

The downtime includes the file and print servers, Lotus Notes email, and Internet connectivity from within the Law School.

The following network services will also be unavailable:

  • H: & G: drives
  • Computer lab workstations
  • Network printers
  • Courseweb
  • Lawnet
  • FTP CUNIX, CubMail and LionMail will be accessible from outside the Law School buildings.

Please make a note of the following dates in order to avoid conflicts between network maintenance periods and your work. Network Maintenance Schedule for the 2014-2015 academic year, 6:00pm to 11:59pm:

  • Friday March 13, 2015
  • Friday April 10, 2015
  • No May downtime due to finals

For a complete listing of the 2014-2015 schedule, please visit: http://web.law.columbia.edu/information-technology/contact-us/monthly-downtime

Network Maintenance and Downtime February 13, 2015 from 6pm to 11:59pm (EST)

Posted by Frantz Merine on February 9th, 2015 :: Filed under Information Technology  
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The Law School computer network will be unavailable February 13, 2015 from 6:00pm to 11:59pm (EST) The IT Department will perform standard system maintenance.

The downtime includes the file and print servers, Lotus Notes email, and Internet connectivity from within the Law School.

The following network services will also be unavailable:

  • H: & G: drives
  • Computer lab workstations
  • Network printers
  • Courseweb
  • Lawnet
  • FTP CUNIX, CubMail and LionMail will be accessible from outside the Law School buildings.

Please make a note of the following dates in order to avoid conflicts between network maintenance periods and your work. Network Maintenance Schedule for the 2014-2015 academic year, 6:00pm to 11:59pm:

  • Friday February 13, 2015
  • Friday March 13, 2015
  • Friday April 10, 2015
  • No May downtime due to finals

For a complete listing of the 2014-2015 schedule, please visit: http://web.law.columbia.edu/information-technology/contact-us/monthly-downtime

Remote Access to Law School Services: Hurricane Sandy: Winter Storm Juno

Posted by Frantz Merine on January 26th, 2015 :: Filed under Information Technology  
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With the threat of Winter Storm Juno upon us and the increased possibility of working from a remote location; it would be timely to remind you of the ways you can connect to your networked files, email, and library resources from a remote location.

There is detailed information on the IT web site (http://web.law.columbia.edu/information-technology/how-guides/how-do-i-access-law-school-network-remotely) and of course the IT helpdesk (212.854.1370) is prepared to answer your questions; however we just wanted to briefly highlight some service offerings in this area.

Remote access to email

To access LionMail, please visit http://lionmail.columbia.edu and enter your UNI login and password combination.

Remote access to your G:  & H: drives

To access your networked files, please visit  https://remote.law.columbia.edu and enter your CLS username and password. You will see the contents of your H: drive. The folder named Groups will give you access to your G: drive. There are other ways to access your files, including VPN (virtual private networking) and FTP (file transfer protocol). The web browser method is the easiest by far; but if you prefer or need other ways to access filesremotely, please call the helpdesk.

Electronic Resources and Remote Access

The Law Library’s Electronic Resources page provides access to a broad range of U.S. and foreign indices, looseleafs, e-journals, and databases.  In addition, a wide range of web-based resources is available through the University Libraries’ electronic resources page.

Remote access to law databases can be accomplished by selecting the link marked “access from offsite” beneath each listed database on our electronic resources page.  The system will prompt you to enter your lawschool username and associated password (i.e. the same username and password used to access Lawnet and other law school services). Databases maintained by the University Libraries can also be accessedremotely.  See their  FAQ page for details.  Feel free to call the reference desk (854-3743) if you have any questions.

Please be aware of fraudulent emails entering your Inbox.

Posted by Frantz Merine on January 8th, 2015 :: Filed under Information Technology  
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As the start of the spring semester approaches, you can expect to see a slight increase in fraudulent emails entering your inbox.  Although an exceedingly large number of these messages are blocked at the University’s email gateway, a few of them do enter your Inbox.

Many of these emails are cleverly written messages that attempt to retrieve personally identifiable information such as bank accounts, usernames, passwords, credit card details, etc…..by masquerading as a Columbia University site, a trustworthy organization, or business.

A recent example of this attempt is an email purporting to be the IT help desk and asking you to sign into a temporary login page powered by jimdo.Do.

You may consider any email asking you for the following information , but not limited to as fraudulent:

  • user name and/or password (for _any_ kind of account)
  • mailing address
  • social security number
  • banking account number
  • credit card number

Please continue to ignore and delete emails like these, and do not respond or click on their attachments or links. Emails of these types are hoaxes and will attempt to install malicious software on your computer or misuse your identity.

Columbia Law School’s desktops are protected by antiviral software, however you may want to download a copy of antivirus software for computers you may use away from the Law School. Columbia  Faculty and Staff  are eligible (UNI required) to download a free copy of antivirus software from http://www.columbia.edu/acis/software/nav

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please feel free to contact us at your convenience.

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