Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


Meeting Minutes

March 16, 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)

Members Present: Rich Anderson (School of Community Service), Craig Berry (School of Visual Arts),  Ginger Boone (University Union), 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),   Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration),  Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (Student Computing Committee and Computing Center), Paul Hons (College of Education), Abraham John (VP Student Development),  Maurice Leatherbury (Chair, Sr. Director of Academic Computing and Asst. to the AVP Computing and Communications Services),  Bruce Pollock (ABN LAN Mgmt), Chris Strauss (Computing Center), Mike Wright (Computing Center),  Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math and Science)

Members Absent: Troy Bacon (AVP Finance & Business Affairs and Controller),   Eric DuChemin (Computing Center), Cyndie Harris (Physical Plant), Pamiela Hight (Libraries), Kirk Kelly (Housing),  Brenda Kirk (Computing Center), Mike Maner (Computing Center), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Sciences), Ramu Muthia (School of Community Service), Dallas Newell (Registrar's Office)

Guests: John Berra for Pamiela Hight (Libraries), Daren Dugan (Computing Center),  Richard Harris (Computing Center), Lee Haughton for Cyndie Harris (Physical Plant),   Joey Macareg (College of Business Administration), Jason Myre (Computing Center),  Charlotte Russell (Computing Center), Bob Saringer (Telecommunications), Craig Terrell (Computing Center), Doug Jackson (Director of Customer Technology Services, UT Dallas), Paul Schmel (Desktop Support, UT Dallas)

Minutes from March 2, 2001 Meeting
Minutes from the March 2, 2001 meeting were approved with changes.

Subcommittee Reports
Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner reported that the General Access Labs are being audited.

Windows 98 or Windows 2000 "base" OS for MMS
Maurice Leatherbury asked DCSMT members if Windows 98 or Windows 2000 should become the base operating systems for campus.  The College of Arts and Sciences and the University Union are using Windows 2000.  Maurice will check on the feasibility (availability and cost) of upgrading to Microsoft 2000 from other versions of operating system software.

Pager Options
Bob Saringer reported that Metrocall has a new nationwide pager that can send and receive pages.   Telecommunications is negotiating pricing with Metrocall, including price breaks for bulk purchases.  Contact Bob if interested in purchasing/leasing the pager.

Wireless Networking at UT Dallas
Doug Jackson, Director of Technology Customer Services at UT Dallas, reported that UT Dallas has been using wireless technology for three years.  UT Dallas is currently using Lucent technology.  The technology has been deployed in auditoriums, lecture halls, small classrooms, the Student Union, and will soon become available in a student apartment complex.   As soon as funding becomes available, UT Dallas plans to deploy the technology throughout the entire campus. 

Students are required to register their "802.11" cards in order to become connected (802.11b will become available soon).  The cards will be replaced by the 802.11a standard next year.  For more information about wireless technology, visit www.utdallas.edu/ir/wlans.

Old Business
The status of New staff computing accounts and LDAP will be reported at the next meeting.

New Business
Craig Berry reported that asbestos abatement is occuring in the lab.

Chris Strauss reported that he attended  SQL Server Summit in Dallas.

Craig Terrell reported that he also attended the SQL Server Summit; he is working with "the mainframe" group on CDS system; and that he will be testing the Specter software over Spring Break.

Daren Dugan reported that Service Pack 2 for Netware 5.1 and Zen for Service Pack 2 will  become available after Spring Break.

Paul Hons reported that the College of Education may be moving to Windows 2000 in the summer, and that he's hoping Serivce Pack 2 will repair Zen problems.

Mike Wright reported that he is encouraging departments to migrate to NDPS.

Charlotte Russell reported that UNT Information Security Surveys will be distributed to departments this summer.

John Berra reported that new wiring and office hubs have been set up.

Abraham John reported that "musical chairs" has been going on in the Union.

Bruce Pollock reported that he received Compaq equipment for the back-up server.

Jim Curry reported that new 815 workstations are available.

Tim Christian reported that the NT Daily and the Department of Economics will now be supported by the College of Arts and Sciences, and that hacking attempts have been made on UNIX boxes.

Rich Anderson reported that the lab will be moving to Netware 5.1 over Spring Break.

Mike Hatch reported that migration to Netware 5.1 will be repeated.  He also reported that  Joey Macareg is now working full-time in the College of Business Administration.

 

The meeting adjourned at 11:40 am.


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