Distributed Computing Support
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Meeting Minutes

November 17, 2000

Members: Rich Anderson (School of Community Service), Troy Bacon (AVP Finance and Business Affairs and Controller), Craig Berry (School of Visual Arts), Allen Bradley (Computing Center),  Bill Buntain (Computing Center), Sandy Burke (Computing Center),  Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Wil Clark (UNT System Center @ Dallas), Jim Curry (Microcomputer Maintenance/Classroom Support Services), Eric DuChemin (Computing Center), Cyndie Harris (Physical Plant), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Pam Hight (Libraries), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (Student Computing Committee and Computing Center),  Paul Hons (College of Education), Abraham John (VP Student Development), Kirk Kelly (Housing), Brenda Kirk (Computing Center), Maurice Leatherbury (Chair, Sr. Director of Academic Computing and Asst. to the AVP Computing and Communications Services), Mike Maner (Computing Center), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Sciences), Ramu Muthiah (School of Community Service), Dallas Newell (Registrar's Office), Bruce Pollock (ABN LAN Mgmt), Chris Strauss (Computing Center), Mike Wright (Computing Center), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math and Science)

Present: Rich Anderson (School of Community Service), Craig Berry (School of Visual Arts), Allen Bradley (Computing Center),  Sandy Burke (Computing Center),  Wil Clark (UNT System Center @ Dallas), Jim Curry (Microcomputer Maintenance/Classroom Support Services), Cyndie Harris (Physical Plant), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Pam Hight (Libraries), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (Student Computing Committee and Computing Center),  Kirk Kelly (Housing), Maurice Leatherbury (Chair, Sr. Director of Academic Computing and Asst. to the AVP Computing and Communications Services), Mike Maner (Computing Center), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Sciences), Chris Strauss (Computing Center), James Strawn for Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Mike Wright (Computing Center), Brenda Yu for Paul Hons (College of Education)

Absent: Troy Bacon (AVP Finance & Business Affairs and Controller), Ginger Boone (University Union), Bill Buntain (Computing Center),  Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Eric DuChemin (Computing Center),  Paul Hons (College of Education), Abraham John (VP Student Affairs), Brenda Kirk (Computing Center),   Ramu Muthia (School of Community Service), Dallas Newell (Registrar), Bruce Pollock (ABN LAN Mgmt), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math and Science)

Guests: Travis Brown (Computing Center), Daren Dugan (Computing Center),   Chris Frasier (Registrar), Lee Haughton (Physical Plant), Jason Myre (Computing Center), Charlotte Russell (Computing Center),  Mike Williams (Computing Center)

The minutes of the November 3, 2000 meeting were approved as written.

Subcommittee Reports
Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner reported that the Student Computing Committee had not met.

Update on Iatro Virus Scanner
Jason Myre reported that the Iatro virus scanner is now scanning all post offices.  Scanning of outgoing mail will begin after Thanksgiving. Notices of detections will be sent to network managers on a monthly basis. 

Old Business
None.

New Business
Gary Mathews reported that he is working with Data Communications and will begin building new servers.

Daren Dugan reported that he is working on Netware 5.1 rollouts and Exabyte tape system problems.  Service Pak 2 is in but is should not be installed due to problems that have been encountered.

Mike Williams reported that he is now receiving new .dat files automatically that will ftp files up to the ftp directory.

Charlotte Russell reported that the Security Program Review is now complete.   There we no findings or recommendations, however increased documentation of critical systems should continue.

Jim Curry reported that 1 gig hard drives and 40 gig IDE processors are now in stock and should be added to the Microcomputer Maintenance Shop order form this week.

Mike Maner reported that the order for the DS3's are delayed due to facilities problems in Dallas.  The new due date has been changed from December 15, 2000 to January 9, 2001. 

Mike Hatch reported that an Exabyte system is now in service.  No problems have occurred.

Rich Anderson reported that he is fighting viruses.

Kirk Kelley reported that connectivity problems have now been worked out.

James Strawn reported that the latest service pack has been received and that machine upgrades are ongoing.

Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner reported problems receiving an SPSS CD for Mac.

Maurice Leatherbury reported that the Computer Resource Security Policy will be revised by the Standards and Cooperation Committee.

Cyndie Harris reported that the roll-out of  new departmental programs is almost complete.  A new netware server is currently being ordered.

Chris Strauss reported that Windows ME, Office 2000 for Mac, SQL Server 2000, and Office 2000 Service Release 1 have been added software distribution server.

Mike Wright reported that Yancy, Daren, and Brenda have been testing "CC1 going with NDPS".  Mike also reported that ABN will be converting to Netware 5.1 on Dec. 2, and that users may be requesting that Lotus Notes be installed on their computers in order to do more research related to acquisition of a new ERP.

Maurice also reported that some departments will begin writing "Needs Analysis" reports for the new ERP system collaboration. 

Brenda Yu reported that the College of Education had a smooth transition to NetWare 5.1.

Pam Hight reported that three servers will be upgraded to Netware 5.1 after Thanksgiving.

Wil Clark reported that he has a new computer support position but no funding yet.   Wil also reported that installation of new voice and data equipment is continuing and the he is installing new software.

The meeting adjourned at 10:45 a.m.


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