Distributed Computing Support
Management Team

 Meeting Minutes

February 20, 2004

Joe Adamo (Computing and IT Center), Troy Bacon (AVP Finance and Business Affairs and Controller), Craig Berry (School of Visual Arts), Ginger Boone (University Union), Allen Bradley (Computing and IT Center), Sandy Burke (Computing and IT 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 (UNT Facilities), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Pamiela Hight (UNT Libraries), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (Student Computing Committee, Computing and IT Center),  Paul Hons (College of Education), Abraham John (VP Student Development), Scott Joyce (Universities Center at Dallas), Kirk Kelly (Housing), Brenda Kirk (Computing and IT Center), Maurice Leatherbury (Chair, Executive Director of Information Technology and Academic Computing), Mike Maner (Computing and IT Center), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Science), Dallas Newell (Registrar's Office), Bruce Pollock (ABN LAN Mgmt), Chris Strauss (Computing and IT Center), Brad Varcoe (Police Department), Mike Wright (Computing and IT Center), Yancey Yeargan (College of Engineering), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math and Science)

Members Present
Joe Adamo (Computing and IT Center), Craig Berry (School of Visual Arts), Ginger Boone (University Union), Sandy Burke (Computing and IT Center),  Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (Student Computing Committee, Computing and IT Center), Paul Hons (College of Education),  Maurice Leatherbury (Chair, Executive Director of Information Technology and Academic Computing), Mike Maner (Computing and IT Center), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Science)

Travis Brown (Computing and IT Center), Chris Cofer (Computing and IT Center), Joey Cranmore (Computing and IT Center), Howard Draper (Computing and IT Center), Daren Dugan (Computing and IT Center), Jason Gutierrez (Computing and IT Center), Lance Harris (Computing and IT Center), Lee Haughton (UNT Facilities), Krysta Kaye (UNT Libraries), Scott Krejci (GALMAC),  Jason Myre (Computing and IT Center), Bahram Paiani( Computing and IT Center), Rory Rivoire (Computing and IT Center), Charlotte Russell (Computing and IT Center), Richard Sanzone (Computing and IT Center), Dennis Scroggins (Computing and IT Center), Yoke Teo (Computing and IT Center), Craig Terrell (Computing and IT Center), Glenn Thorpe (Computing and IT Center), Scott Windham (Computing and IT Center)

Approval of Minutes
Minutes from February 6, 2004  were approved with corrections.

Fallout from Blocking Port 25 Traffic and Attachments
Maurice Leatherbury asked if DCSMT areas experienced any problems due to the block on port 25 traffic and attachments.  Bahram Paiani reported that he received two minor complaints but they were resolved by Datacom or through configuration changes.  Mike Hatch reported that users in his department who were using the GroupWise as a POP client could not use the client off campus.  These issues can also be resolved with configuration changes.

Extra.dat Files on Iatro for Newly-Discovered Viruses

Paul Hons reported that COE was one of the first colleges to become infected with My Doom, and also asked if extra.dat files are applied to Iatro.  Travis Brown reported that extra.dat files are applied on an hourly basis.

Old Business

New Business

Status Reports
Krysta Kaye reported that she is doing forensics on a servers.

Craig Berry reported that his area was hit hard by bagle.b  He spent a full day remediating machines.  His area is also experiencing printing problems- extreme slow downs.

Lee Haughton reported that he is working with Backup Exec.

Daren Dugan reported that he will be installing Netware 6.5 at the Health Science Center this weekend.

Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner reported that the ACS GAL is experiencing the same printing problems as Craig Berry mentioned.

Charlotte Russell reported that the security team completed network scans and submitted Remedy tickets to network managers.  She also reported that CITC is undergoing a key audit which may affect several network managers.

Jason Myre reported that the GroupWise 6.5 migration is scheduled for tomorrow.  He requests that those who are not presently using snap-ins to begin using them now.

Chris Cofer reported that he has made headway with a test group.  He has successfully backed up a cluster.  Chris also reported that the Red Hat acquisition is finalized and he is looking at methods for deploying it.

Travis Brown reported that he is ready to turn off power to the old ID mgmt tree.  There are three IPs that are still hitting the server, otherwise there is extremely low usage.  He will try to track down these users.  He will find out about all others after the power button is turned off.

Craig Terrell reported that he is in the initial planning and testing phase of deploying the active directory tree on campus.  2003 active directory tree is viable and is working well with server and workstation testing.  Scheduling a campus-wide installation will be difficult due to funding issues.  Craig projects that the process will be a long one, but departments can maintain their own active directory or they can be migrated into the UNT forest.

Maurice Leatherbury reported that there is funding ($1.5 million) in next year's building budget to begin moving the Computing and Information Technology Center to the E-Wing of the Research Park.   The intent right now is to leave public services (walk-up services) on the first floor of ISB, maintain Datacom's space in the basement, and leave equipment in GAB 560.  Aside from these areas, CITC will vacate the 2nd floor of ISB, ISB 134, the 2nd floor of the Student Health and Wellness Center, the 4th floor of GAB, and the 2nd floor of Marquis Hall.  Space may free up in ISB 133 but that is still uncertain due to security concerns.

There is not a definite answer on whether CITC will receive cubicles or walled offices.  Maurice will be meeting with the project manager for the move.

The meeting adjourned at 10:30 am.


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