Most changes you make to your MCommunity Directory profile or groups take effect immediately or within a couple of minutes. Some changes, particularly those that must get to multiple systems, may take longer. Events that result in a large amount of data for MCommunity or related systems to process may result in temporary delays. Your changes are saved, but may take longer to be processed and take effect.
Changes to people profiles. Usually seconds; sometimes a few minutes. Changes to your Away message and mail forwarding address must syncronize to a system that is checked when mail is delivered. Allow several minutes for that synchronization.
Changes to groups. Allow a few minutes. Group membership changes must synchronize to a system that is checked when mail is delivered, and this can take several minutes. It can also take several minutes for group membership changes to synchronize to
New groups. Allow a few minutes. You can expect to see your new group in MCommunity right away. Allow a few minutes for your group to get to a system that is checked when mail is delivered. Your group is sent to
Getting accounts for people new to U-M. Once a person has a uniqname and MCommunity Directory profile, their Active Directory (UMROOT) account is generally created for them within a few minutes. Once they have an active affiliation that makes them eligible for an
UMICH password changes. Usually seconds; sometimes a few minutes. When you change your UMICH password, it must be synchronized by the UMICH password hub to several U-M systems so that you can to use it to log in to multiple U-M services. Your new password will work right away for services such as Wolverine Access. It may take a couple of minutes for your new password to work with services such as MWireless and
There can be delays of several hours when MCommunity is processing a large amount of information. This can happen, for example, at the start of a term when updates about student enrollment and more. Changes are always queued and processed as soon as possible.
Changes are sometimes delayed, but they are not lost. Whenever a large influx of data or other event is causing delays, a notice is posted ITS Service Status page.