Posted: December 4, 2019

Ag IT has just about completed the project we began in early September to migrate the backup/sync of user My Documents from county servers to OneDrive. Thanks to each of you who took the time to work with us to get this project completed. It is rare for us to complete an IT project ahead of schedule, but with your cooperation, we have done just that.

As you may recall, the changes to your My Documents was the first step in preparation for two much larger projects, 1) to remove servers from county offices and 2) to migrate College of Ag computers to the new Penn State Enterprise Active Directory (EAD).

We have now begun work on the larger projects. We have successfully decommissioned 26 of the 66 servers deployed in county office and research centers across the state and have converted most of the computers in 11 of the county offices and research centers to the new EAD.

We are well on our way to meeting the goal of having all servers decommissioned and all computers migrated by the end of March 2020.  If we have not yet contacted your office to schedule a migration date, we will be soon. 

As a heads up to what you can expect for your office migration. We will be asking:

  1. You to inventory all of the computers that belong to you (and any spares that are used by your programs) and be prepared to connect them to the Internet for updates and then ultimately their migration to EAD.
  2. On your pre-determined migration day, have all of your computers plugged into your office network by 3:00 PM with the intention of leaving them online, unused until 8:00 AM the following day.

With a little pre-planning, your migration is expected to go smoothly and once complete, should have little to no changes to how you work. If you have any questions about the server decommissioning and/or domain migration projects, please feel free to give us a call at 814-865-1229.

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