Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


Meeting Minutes

November 16, 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 Science), 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
Scott Blackwell for Sandy Burke (Computing Center), Ginger Boone (University Union), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Wil Clark (UNT System Center at Dallas), 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 Science), Chris Strauss (Computing Center), Mike Wright (Computing Center)

Guests
Rich Anderson (Computing Center), Charlie Andrews (College of Education; GALMAC), Philip Baczewski (Computing Center),  Daren Dugan (Computing Center), Burton Lee (College of Music), Jason Myre (Computing Center), Charlotte Russell (Computing Center), Mike Williams (Computing Center)

Minutes
Minutes from November 2, 2001 were approved.

Subcommittee Reports

Office XP Study Committee 
Mike Williams reported that the Office XP Study Committee is testing installs and will eventually test file compatibility.  (Mike Hatch reported that he is sending Chris Stoermer to XP training.) 

Security Policy
Maurice Leatherbury and Charlotte Russell reported that the first draft of the Computer Resources Security Policy had been rewritten and is now considered a "new document".  The new document incorporates the Microcomputer Data Integrity Policy and the Computer Resources Security Standards.  It has been requested that these separate policies be deleted.  The UNT Information Security Handbook for Faculty, Staff, and Students has also been modified to include more up-to-date information.  Copies of the draft of the new document and the handbook were distributed to DCSMT for review, and will also be submitted to the IRC on the next meeting date for review.  Please direct comments or suggestions about the documents to Maurice or Charlotte.
 
Old Business
EIS Vendor Presentations
Maurice reported EIS vendor presentations took place this week.  Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner commented that the presentations varied from similar presentation that she had attended at SMU (at SMU they saw the actual software in production).  See John Hooper if you would like to attend future vendor presentations.  You can also visit the EIS homepage for more information (http://www.unt.edu/eis/EIS_Homepage.htm).

New Business

None
 
Status Reports
Chris Strauss reported that the beta version of Remedy ARS 5.0 is designed for primary web interface and will work with specific browsers.

Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner reported that the new statistics server now has power and data.  She will be installing Netware 5 and ZenWorks 3 and the server will be called Gauss.  ACS server software will be moved to a different location, but an announcement will be made when that occurs.  Direct comments about this experimental server to Elizabeth.

Jason Myre requests that you contact him or any member of the NDS team if you experience NLS problems.  Jason also announced that more spaces are available in the Console1 class.  Those who have sent e-mail are registered for the class.

Mike Williams reported that McAfee 4.5.1 is out.  This version allows you to run updates on extensions.  You no longer have to push out superdat files.

Charlotte Russell requested that ideas about the handbook or policy be submitted to her or Maurice.  

Richard Anderson reported that he is continuing with the scan.  He will contact network managers whose areas have not been scanned.

Pamiela Hight reported that servers which were purchased using TIF grant funds have arrived.  In order to keep the server room cool, the Library will be installing a second air conditioning unit.

Mike Maner reported air conditioning problems in a telecom closet (heat was blowing into the room at full blast.)

Wil Clark reported that the City of Dallas purchased land that will be donated to the System Center.

Tim Christian reported that the AEMS system will be replaced. Current air conditioning indicators in GAB will be replaced with with remote sensing equipment.  

 
The meeting adjourned at 10:50 a.m.

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