Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


Meeting Minutes

October 15, 2004

Members
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), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (Student Computing Committee, Computing and IT Center),  Paul Hons (College of Education), Abraham John (VP Student Development), Scott Joyce (Housing), Brenda Kirk (Computing and IT Center), Maurice Leatherbury (Chair, Executive Director of Information Technology and Academic Computing), Burton Lee (College of Music), 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),  Allen Bradley (Computing and IT Center), Ginger Boone (University Union), Ginger Boone (University Union), Allen Bradley (Computing and IT Center), Sandy Burke (Computing and IT Center), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Wil Clark (UNT System Center at Dallas), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (Student Computing Committee, Computing and IT Center), Paul Hons (College of Education), Scott Joyce (Housing), Maurice Leatherbury (Chair, Executive Director of Information Technology and Academic Computing), Mike Maner (Computing and IT Center), Bruce Pollock (ABN LAN Mgmt)

Guests
TJ Adamowicz (Police Department), Philip Baczewski (Computing and IT Center),  Travis Brown (Computing and IT Center),  Jim Byford (ABN LAN Mgmt), Daren Dugan (Computing and IT Center),  Jason Gutierrez (Computing and IT Center), Bill Jones (UNT Health Science Center at Ft. Worth),  Krysta Kaye (Libraries), Matt Kernan (Computing and IT Center),  Jason Myre (Computing and IT Center),  Garret Rumohr (UNT Libraries), Charlotte Russell (Computing and IT Center),  Richard Sanzone (Computing and IT Center), Dennis Scroggins (Computing and IT Center),  Glenn Thorpe
(Computing and IT Center), Scott Windham (Computing and IT Center)

Approval of Minutes
Minutes from October 1, 2004 were approved as written.

Password Aging Process
Allen Bradley reported on the new password aging schedule.  The process will begin with CITC during the week of October 18, 2004.  The next group of expirations will begin the following week. Two characters will expire per week.  If all goes well within CITC, a publicity campaign will also begin to notify affected users. Applicant passwords will be purged at the appropriate time and will not be part of this expiration process.  Starting the 25th of October, pre-registration for spring will begin.  Students who did not use Peoplesoft to register this past spring will be newly affected by the use of EIS. 
 

Old Business
None.

New Business
None.

Status Reports
Jason Myre reported that he will update the gwia agent on Saturday night. 

Mike Hatch reported that faculty members in COBA are being advised to install software that will ensure compatibility with WebCT.   Faculty in COBA are not given administrative privileges to install or download software and Mike requests that that these types of requests be coordinated with network support staff.  Maurice Leatherbury will ask the center for distributed learning to contact the appropriate person within the college before recommending software installations.

Maurice reported that there have been problems with vista (i.e. chat login problems, node failure problems, memory leaks, etc.).  CITC is working with WebCT to resolve the problems.  Maurice, Richard Harris and Austin Laird will be going to Educause next week to meet with a vista advisory group to discuss the issues. 

Bruce Pollock requested that a subcommittee be formed to address single sign on issues.  LDAP issues are currently being addressed by individual systems rather than with a coordinated effort (i.e. Novell's universal password, simple passwords, etc.).  Maurice commissioned a subcommittee to discuss the issues.  Members include Tim Christian, Bruce Pollock and Travis Brown.

Paul Hons reported that the reseller of Inaquick has severed ties with the company.  It might be time to change to another product.  Paul will be evaluating what the rest of campus is using.  Maurice recommended that Paul work with Judy Hunter to evaluate products.

Wil Clark showed drawing of the plans for the new UNT Dallas campus. 

Bill Jones reported that he has been working with Travis to create an authentication process that will sync passwords with UNT.  Bill also reported that HSC is prepared for password strengthening and will notify their users.

The meeting adjourned at 11:00 am.

 


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