Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


 Meeting Minutes

September 7, 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), Ginger Boone (University Union), 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), Pamiela Hight (Libraries), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (Student Computing Committee and Computing Center), Paul Hons (College of Education), Kirk Kelley (Housing), Brenda Kirk (Computing Center), Maurice Leatherbury (Chair, Sr. Director of Academic Computing and Asst. to the AVP Computing and Communications Services), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Sciences), Bruce Pollock (Computing Center), Chris Strauss (Computing Center), Mike Wright (Computing Center)

Guests: Charlie Andrews (College of Education; GALMAC) Philip Baczewski (Computing Center), Travis Brown (Computing Center), Blair Copeland (Computing Center), Daren Dugan (Computing Center),  Jason Gutierrez (Computing Center),  Jason Myre (Computing Center), Charlotte Russell (Computing Center), Curry Searle (College of Arts and Sciences), Craig Terrell (Computing Center), Jon Walker (Computing Center), Mike Williams (Computing Center)

Minutes
Minutes from August 17, 2001 will be approved at the meeting to be held on September 21, 2001.

Subcommittee Reports

Student Computing Committee
Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner reported that the Student Computing Committee is working on a Guide to Student Employment and that new General Access Lab brochures are available (contact James Strawn).

Mac OS X Support
Rich Anderson reported that the committee met on Tuesday.  A report of committee findings will be published on the web this afternoon.  The committee will meet again after Mac OS X 10.1 is released.  See http://tarantula.scs.unt.edu:8080/OSX/ for more information.

Network Service Upgrade
Blair Copeland reported that DHCP services will be upgraded to a new version.   The current format of HAMS requests will still be supported under the new version.  The upgrade will give a fully redundant load balanced servers.  The switchover should take place on Wednesday at 2:00pm.  An announcement will be sent to UNT-NETMAN later today.

Microsoft Campus Agreement
Mike Wright reported that the Microsoft Campus Agreement will undergo significant changes in the future.  Those changes include: pricing raised 22-40%, student workers and teaching assistants will have to included in pricing, departments must be decisive about which products will be included (available products are restricted to those that are included in the final contract), and operating systems will no longer be allowed to be taken home.

The current Open License agreement will expire on January 2002.  Each product will allow six different offerings, there will be more simplicity in ordering, and also a price increase.

More information will follow in future DCSMT meetings.

Old Business
None.

New Business
Pam Hight reported that Libraries received a TIF award.

Jim Curry reported that a Pentium 4 ghz machine will be available for viewing.  Let Jim know if you're interested.

Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner will be testing the use of Smartforce with selected versions of web browsers.  Elizabeth also reported that some users are choosing passwords that match their ID cards.  Those users will be asked to change their passwords to something more secure. 

Tim Christian reported that Wooten Hall had been renovated and CAS is contracting with departments to support departmental labs.

Travis Brown reported that CWN will be sending a second request for preferred e-mail addresses in order to get information from new faculty and staff.

Rich Anderson reported that they are no longer using Netware 4.11.

Paul Hons introduced Charlie Andrews, the new chair of GALMAC.  Paul reported that because of problems experienced with login and netware servers he will postpone the upgrade to Windows 2000.

Jon Walker is requesting a move to Winsock 4d.  This move will help prevent time syncronization "pop outs" and will remove connections that get stuck.

Jason Myre announced that Jason Gutierrez is a new member of the GroupWise team.  GroupWise questions should be referred to Jason Myre.

Craig Terrell reported problems with SIT.  Higher end equipment that will help the machine to run more smoothly should be arriving soon.

Gary Mathews reported that he's prepared for the new semester and that a faculty member brought up a linux server that experienced security problems.

Kirk Kelly reported that registration is going well and that connections in the dorms are running smoothly.

Craig Berry reported that he's building a new Mac lab (30 machines running Mac OS 9.2).

Wil Clark reported that a new CSS-III position has been approved and that 1,067 students were enrolled.

 

The meeting adjourned at 11:30 a.m.


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