Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


 

Meeting Minutes

January 19, 2001

 

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: Craig Berry (School of Visual Arts), Ginger Boone (University Union), Allen Bradley (Computing Center), Bill Buntain (Computing Center), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Jim Curry (Microcomputer Maintenance/Classroom Support Services), (Computing Center), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Pamiela Hight (Libraries), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (Student Computing Committee and Computing Center), Paul Hons (College of Education), 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 Muthia (School of Community Service), Chris Strauss (Computing Center)

Members Absent: Rich Anderson (School of Community Service), Troy Bacon (AVP Finance & Business Affairs and Controller), Sandy Burke (Computing Center), Wil Clark (UNT System Center @ Dallas), Eric DuChemin (Computing Center), Cyndie Harris (Physical Plant), Abraham John (VP Student Development), Kirk Kelly (Housing), Brenda Kirk (Computing Center), Dallas Newell (Registrar's Office), Bruce Pollock (ABN LAN Mgmt), Mike Wright (Computing Center), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math and Science)

Guests: Daren Dugan (Computing Center), Richard Harris (AVP Computing and Communications Services), Lee Haughton (Physical Plant), Jason Myre (Computing Center), Charlotte Russell (Computing Center), Jon Walker (Computing Center)

Minutes from January 5, 2001 Meeting
Minutes from the January 5, 2001 meeting were approved as written.

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

Update on WAN Upgrade
Mike Maner reported that Qwest is working to get the connection made. After a stable connection is made Data Communications will begin testing.

Jaws License
Maurice Leatherbury reported that he and Jim Curry have been working to add fifty user licenses for Jaws screen reading software. Currently, seventeen licenses are available.

Old Business
None.

New Business
Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner reported that MS Office 2000 is available in the lab.

Jim Curry reported that "Dell notebooks is going out-of-business", however, Microcomputer Maintenance will continue to support them internally at UNT.

Craig Berry reported that he is preparing for the new semester. Labs and classrooms were at 100% operational levels.

Chris Strauss reported that five additional floating licenses for Remedy are to be ordered.

Paul Hons reported that he is tracking problems related to the upgrade to Netware 5.1. There are compatibility/communication problems with Zen and Netware 5.1.

Tim Christian reported that problems with the Netware server have been encountered. Jon Walker and Daren Dugan are working with Tim to resolve the problems. Tim also reported that a UNIX box was compromised in the Computer Science department.

Jon Walker reported that slots are available for Netware 5.1 upgrades. Jon also reported that he and his team will be moving to the 4th floor of the GAB.

Mike Hatch reported that the migration to Netware 5.1 will occur on January 6, 2001and that a few problems indirectly related to Netware 5.1 have occurred.

Jason Myre reported that the Netware 5.1 migration for GroupWise servers has begun.

Daren Dugan reported that he’s been working on upgrades to Netware 5.1, building machines, and that he will be moving to the 4th floor of the GAB.

Allen Bradley reported that the caching server is running again. Contact Craig Terrell or Allen if problems are encountered.

Bill Buntain reported that Data Communications is preparing for the last phase of the wiring project. After bids are out, funding and other issues will be addressed. Bill also reported that Data Communications will be reviewing tools to look at internet traffic, a deal to provide VPN services to faculty, staff and students at a discounted rate may become available, and that wireless rfp responses are being reviewed.

Richard Harris reported that the new budget cycle has begun. Cisco maintenance, the OC3, Internet2 and Internet1 funding issues will be addressed. Richard also reported that the ISB addition was on hold pending the outcome of negotiations to purchase FLOW Hospital. (It’s possible that a new Computing Center building will be built on campus.) ISB renovations may still occur.

Gary Mathews reported that the migration to Netware 5.1 was successful, the lab is now running MS Windows 2000 Professional, and that he will be upgrading the lab machines.

The meeting adjourned at 11:15 a.m.

 


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