Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


 Meeting Minutes

July 20, 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), Pamiela 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), Allen Bradley (Computing Center), Bill Buntain (Computing Center), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences),  Jim Curry (Microcomputer Maintenance/Classroom Support Services), Cyndie Harris (Physical Plant), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Pamiela Hight (Libraries), Mauurice Leatherbury (Chair, Sr. Director of Academic Computing and Asst. to the AVP Computing and Communications Services), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Sciences), Chris Strauss (Computing Center), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math and Science)

Guests: Philip Baczewski (Computing Center),  Travis Brown (Computing Center), Daren Dugan (Computing Center), Jason Gutierrez (School of Visual Arts), Jennifer Lafleur (Computing Center), Burton Lee (College of Music), Jason Myre (Computing Center), Charlotte Russell (Computing Center), David Wright for Paul Hons (College of Education)

Minutes
Approval of minutes from the July 6, 2001 meeting was deferred until the next DCSMT meeting.

Subcommittee Reports
Maurice Leatherbury and Philip Baczewski reported that TIF grant funding will be used to fund file space for the Student in the Tree project, and that the Student Computing Committee agreed on a secure shell interface for Mac.

Mac OS X Support
Rich Anderson reported that Apple announced the first update to OS X.

TIF Grant
Maurice reported that the IRC Strategic Planning Committee approved TIF grant funding for two wireless classrooms (located at the System Center @ Dallas and in Chilton Hall), Mac software for the Center for Distributed Learning, one video conference room at the System Center @ Dallas, new video conference equipment for the Gateway Center, replacement of video conferencing equipment in Chilton Hall, training to support video conference equipment, file space for the Students in the Tree project and WebCT, two new servers for WebCT, and, one desktop video conference workstation at the System Center @ Dallas.

Multicasting Test
Bill Buntain reported that CR Chevli, along with Jim Curry (Microcomputer Maintenance) and Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), have been testing multicasting on the respective networks.  Testing on the COBA network was successful, however, cpu utilization on MMS network was higher than it should be.  A follow-up summary report should be posted by next Wednesday.

Old Business
None.

New Business
Philip Baczewski reported that increasing support for the Simeon e-mail client will be dropped.  The client will no longer be distributed and IMSP accounts will no longer be created, however, support will continue for existing users.

Maurice reported that MS Office XP version of Outlook does not work with the GroupWise client.  Novell is working with Microsoft to resolve the problems.

Tim Christian reported that CAS is now supporting more departmental labs and classroom computer environments.

Travis Brown reported that mail will be sent to updated preferred e-mail addresses.

Mike Hatch reported that migrations to NDPS (along with the Win 2000 upgrade) caused printing problems.

Rich Anderson reported that a new classroom lab opened in Chilton, he's been training staff, and that the last Netware 4.1 server will be going out of production.

Richard Harris reported that the EIS request for proposal target date has been scheduled for August 8.  Proposals will be due September 19 and a vendor may be selected in the fall.

David Wright reported that the COE lab will be migrating to Windows 2000 with an expected completion date in the fall.

Craig Berry reported that the Mac classroom will be upgraded.

Gary Mathews reported that a new research lab will open and that he's been "putting out fires".

Jennifer Lafleur reported that IDOs for Adobe products will be processed before the end of the fiscal year.

Pam Hight reported that a Sequel DBase (used for the Libraries web site) will become active and live the week of August 13, and that the last Netware 4.11 server will be upgraded to 5.1

The meeting adjourned at 10:55 a.m.


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