Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


Meeting Minutes

June 21, 2002

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, 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
Allen Bradley (Computing Center), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Wil Clark (UNT System Center @ Dallas), Jim Curry (Microcomputer Maintenance/Classroom Support Services), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (Student Computing Committee, Computing Center), Paul Hons (College of Education), Kirk Kelly (Housing), 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), Bruce Pollock (ABN LAN Mgmt), Mike Wright (Computing Center)

Guests
Charlie Andrews (GALMAC, College of Education),  Travis Brown (Computing Center), Jim Byford (ABN Lan Mgmt), Brendan Carroll (ABN Lan Mgmt), Jason Gutierrez (Computing Center), Patrick McLeod (Computing Center), Jason Myre (Computing Center), Charlotte Russell (Computing Center), Scott Windham (Computing Center)

Minutes
Minutes from June 7, 2002 were approved with changes.

Subcommittee Reports

Student Computing Committee
Elizabeth Hinkle Turner reported that the Student Computing Committee met on June 20, 2002 and discussed upgrading general access lab computers to Microsoft Windows 2000.  Lab computers will have the ability to use SIT accounts.  The committee also discussed issues related to ZenWorks, and Craig Terrell gave a report on the SAN.

Cooperation and Coordination Committee
Tim Christian announced that the Cooperation and Coordination Committee has not yet met.

TIF HE4 Grant
Maurice Leatherbury reported that roughly $670,000 has been made available for TIF HE4 grants.  Decisions will be made about how to spend the funds in July.  Funds can be used for much of the same types of items as in the past (computers, video conferencing, etc.).  Proposals should be submitted to Maurice by Wednesday.

Old Business
Maurice announced that EIS consultants arrived on campus today and will be meeting with team leaders.  Contracts with CYBER are still in the negotiation phase and may be signed within a week.  The contract with PeopleSoft has been signed.

New Business
None.

Status Reports
Wil Clark announced that he is still looking for a computer support specialist 3.  Wil also reported that machines are being upgraded.

Mike Wright announced that Microsoft Campus Agreement 3.1 will be released soon.  There may be provisions for "take home" server software.   Mike also announced that a spreadsheet of Macromedia product information is available.

Allen Bradley reported that the McAfee home user and Mac versions will be placed on CD.

Jason Gutierrez reported that native file access has been installed on ABN servers, and that the latest nlm for Mac from Novell arrived and will be installed in the School of Visual Arts and the College of Music.

Jason Myre reported that a few GW6 clients have been rolled out, he is continuing to work with GW web access, and that he is looking into an anti-spam solution.

Bruce Pollock reported that he is working with Jason Gutierrez on native file access issues.

Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner reported that she has been educating freshmen and parents.  Elizabeth also announced that there have been several problems associated with Smartforce and java functionality (Oracle 9i is fine, but older courses freeze); and statistical applications are now on the Gauss server.

Paul Hons reported that he attended BrainShare/BrainFreeze and was able to see examples of new software that include a management services product that can sync between other products.

Tim Christian reported problems with cleaning a virus.  On Novell servers, files are becoming re-infected.  Tim will work with Travis Brown to resolve some issues.

Jim Curry reported that he is evaluating the 2.5 ghz pentium 4.  Jim also reported that he has invited vendors to demo ghost products.

The meeting adjourned at 10:45 am.


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