Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


 Meeting Minutes

December 7, 2001

Members
Troy Bacon (AVP Finance and Business Affairs and Controller), 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), Chu Chuah (School of Community Service), Wil Clark (UNT System Center @ Dallas), Jim Curry (Microcomputer Maintenance/Classroom Support Services), 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
Troy Bacon (AVP Finance and Business Affairs and Controller),  Ginger Boone (University Union), Sandy Burke (Computing Center), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Chu Chuah (School of Community Service), Wil Clark (UNT System Center @ Dallas), Jim Curry (Microcomputer Maintenance/Classroom Support Services), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Pamiela Hight (Libraries), Paul Hons (College of Education), Ben Howard for 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), Chris Strauss (Computing Center)

Guests
Rich Anderson (Computing Center), Philip Baczewski (Computing Center), Scott Blackwell (Computing Center), Travis Brown (Computing Center), Jason Myre (Computing Center), Charlotte Russell (Computing Center), Mike Williams (Computing Center), Yancy Yeargan (College of Arts and Sciences)

Minutes
Minutes from November 16, 2001 were approved with changes.

Subcommittee Reports

Office XP Study Committee 
Mike Williams reported that the Office XP study is progressing well.   Outlook 2002 with GroupWise 6 service pack has been tested and works well.  Target date for a rollout of Office XP is scheduled for early next year.

Students in the Tree
Maurice reported that a TIF grant was received for the implementation of the Students in the Tree project, however, several issues related to the SAN purchase must be resolved before a complete implementation occurs.
 

Old Business
None.

New Business

None.
 
Status Reports
Wil Clark reported that new carpet and paint are being purchased and that a video conference room will be installed.  The computer support specialist position is still vacant.

Chris Strauss reported there will be a delay before CEATS data goes into the Asset table of Remedy.  Installation codes assigned by the purchasing department have changed, which will require manual data processing.

Philip Baczewski reported that a proposal to shut down services on the academic mainframe has been announced.  Because usage of the services is limited, and because implementation of the new EIS system is being planned, a target date for ending and replacing the services has been set for August 31, 2003.  See the November 2001 issue of Benchmarks for more information.

Jim Curry reported that pentium 4 processors are now being shipped. Soon, Intel will stop shipping pentium 3 processors. Jim asked DCSMT members if there was a need to purchase more pentium 3's.  DCSMT agreed that it would be best to purchase low and high end pentium 4's instead of buying more pentium 3's..

Mike Hatch reported that he's taking a second stab at installing Win2K in classrooms by Spring.

Jason Gutierrez reported that the next Mac Users group meeting is scheduled for next week.

Jason Myre reported that Console 1 classes are done.  Plans are to migrate to the primary domain of GroupWise 6 next week.  Jason also reported that the 5.5 client will work with the 6.0 server, and, that new GUI and web interface for web services will migrate after the backend is migrated.  Jason will send out a migration schedule.  

Chu Chuah announced that today marked his first day of attending DCSMT as an SCS representative.  Chu is replacing Mr. Rich Anderson.

Rich Anderson reported that scanning of Academic areas is complete.  He's working on editing and analyzing badly formatted html but may be done in a week. (Rich will send raw html to managers who need an immediate analysis.)  Administrative areas are scheduled to be scanned soon.  Network managers will be contacted after scanning is complete.  

Tim Christian announced that several macs have been removed from the labs.

Pamiela Hight reported that the server room will be reconfigured.  All servers will be down temporarily.  Pamiela also reported that a few pc's in an academic area attempted to infect one of the Libraries servers with nimda.  The apppropriate network manager was notified.

Yancy Yeargan reported that he's attempting to eliminate the last of the Netware 4 servers.  He may be able to go to pure IP in the next several months.

Maurice announced that DCSMT will not meet on December 21.

The meeting adjourned at 11:10 a.m.

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