Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


 Meeting Minutes

November 2, 2001

Members
Troy Bacon (AVP Finance and Business Affairs and Controller), Craig Berry (School of Visual Arts), Ginger Boon (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), 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
Troy Bacon (AVP Finance and Business Affairs), Michael Baggett for Abraham John and Dallas Newell (VP Student Development/Registrar's Office), Sandy Burke (Computing Center), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Wil Clark (UNT System Center at Dallas), Cyndie Harris (Physical Plant), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Paul Hons (College of Education), Ben Howard for Brenda Kirk (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), Ramu Muthiah (School of Community Services), Bruce Pollock (ABN LAN Mgmt)

Guests
Rich Anderson (Computing Center), Charlie Andrews (College of Education; GALMAC), Philip Baczewski (Computing Center), John Berra (Libraries), Scott Blackwell (Computing Center), Daren Dugan (Computing Center), Lee Haughton (Physical Plant), Jason Myre (Computing Center), Charlotte Russell (Computing Center), Chris Stoermer (College of Business Administration), Mike Williams (Computing Center)

Minutes
Minutes from October 19, 2001 were approved with changes.

Subcommittee Reports

Office XP Study Committee 
Mike Williams reported that the Office XP Study Committee will meet next week.  Mike also reported that a compatibility fix for GroupWise and Outlook 2002 will be implemented in the first enhancement pack (scheduled for release after the first of the year). 

GroupWise IP Changes
Jason Myre reported that with the rollout of the next version of GroupWise, IP addresses will change for each server, however ports will not change.  Plans are to change two servers a week.  Network managers will be notified of what the new IP address will be.
 
Old Business
TI Plant
Maurice reported that the coordinating board approved the purchase of the TI facility.  It is still unknown as to who will move into the facility, however it's possible that administrative areas (excluding student service areas) will move.  A tentative move-in date has been scheduled for January.  

Switches have been ordered to support the move, and plans may include the lease of an OC3 from Verizon and an OC12 microwave.

EIS Project
The EIS Project is moving forward as scheduled.  John Hooper, Technical Project Team Leader, is making schedules for site visits.  Plans are also to have vendor presentations (starting next week) on the UNT and UNTHSC campuses.  EIS Project teams have been reviewing vendor responses to requests for proposals and have made preliminary decisions about the candidates.

New Business

None
 
Status Reports
Bruce Pollock reported that he's still working on plans for the Gateway Center. Data Communications equipment has been ordered and should arrive November 15.  Some areas are slated to move on that date.

Rich Anderson reported that the security assessment project has begun.  An assessment of the School of Community Service has been completed and has yielded lots of data.  Rich will inform network managers before assessments are made on their networks.  Rich also plans to evaluate two products, VMWare and ESX.

Jason Gutierrez reported that he is planning to migrate GW1 to new hardware.  A special back-up of the server will be completed in the morning.  Services will be taken down for approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes in order to get the new server up and running.

Charlotte Russell reported that the monthly e-mail request for security incidents will be mailed today.

Daren Dugan reported that an official copy of Netware 6 has arrived.  NDS will be moving to new servers, which will need to be re-configured due to IP changes.  Daren also reported that the majority of Netware 4.11 servers have been upgraded to Netware 5.1.  It's possible that a migration to Netware 6 will occur early next year.

Mike Williams reported that he is still waiting for a reply from McAfee on using the products at home.

Chris Stoermer reported that COBA received a rash of e-mails (spam) from a company that claims to provide the names of instructors who teach the easiest classes.  It is yet to be determined how the company received e-mail addresses.  Maurice is waiting for information from the Registrar's Office in this regard.

Sandy Burke reported that she will be out of the office indefinitely.  Scott Blackwell will be in charge of the Helpdesk while she is out.

 
The meeting adjourned at 10:35 am.

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