Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


Meeting Minutes

January 7, 2005

Members
Joe Adamo (Computing and IT Center), Troy Bacon (AVP Finance and Business Affairs and Controller), Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair, Director of Academic Computing, Computing and IT Center), 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), Burton Lee (College of Music), Mike Maner (Computing and IT Center), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Science), Dallas Newell (Enrollment Management), 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), Allen Bradley (Computing and IT Center), Sandy Burke (Computing and IT Center), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (Student Computing Committee, Computing and IT Center), Paul Hons (College of Education), Scott Joyce (Housing), Brenda Kirk (Computing and IT Center), Mike Maner (Computing and IT Center), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Science), Chris Strauss Computing and IT Center), Mike Wright (Computing and IT Center), Yancey Yeargan (College of Engineering), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math and Science)

Guests
Travis Brown (Computing and IT Center), Jim Byford (ABN LAN Mgmt), Howard Draper (Computing and IT Center), Cathy Gonzalez (Computing and IT Center), Tracy Hansen (Computing and IT Center), Bill Jones (UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth), Matt Kernan (Computing and IT Center), Claudia Lynch (Computing and IT Center), Don McClure (Computing and IT Center), Jason Myre (Computing and IT Center), Bahram Paiani (Computing and IT Center),  Charlotte Russell (Computing and IT Center), Richard Sanzone (Computing and IT Center), Glenn Thorpe
(Computing and IT Center), Scott Windham (Computing and IT Center)

Approval of Minutes
Minutes from December 17, 2004 were approved as written.

Strong Password Implementation
Philip Baczewski reported on euid password changes.  As of this morning, 62% of UNT students had reset their passwords.  There were over 500 password changes at the Health Science Center. 

UNT students had been mistakenly sending complaints regarding password changes to the Health Science Center.  Web pages have been updated to more clearly indicate contact methods.

The UNT helpdesk has also been resetting a large number of secret question and answers, however there have been relatively few complaints compared to the number of passwords that have been reset.

Resnet students returning from the break may also run into problems authenticating to Resnet if they have not reset their passwords.  Shawn Adams has been notified.

Administrative Computing Support Services Restructure
Cathy Gonzalez reported on organizational changes in the administrative computing support services group.  Changes include the following:
 

Old Business
Mike Hatch asked about the status of printers that were to be donated by Dell.  Tim Christian reported that Dell oversold the printers and will supply them when they become available.

New Business
Philip reported that a new position has been created: computer systems manager 5, job number 3315, pay grade 64, salary $66,780.

Status Reports
Bill Jones reported that he plans to work with Travis on the authentication process.

Chris Strauss introduced Don McClure, a new Remedy developer in CITC.

Don McClure reported that he formerly worked in the corporate environment developing software.

Yancy Yeargan reported that things are normal in the College of Engineering.

Jason Myre reported that GroupWise servers will be migrated to 6.5 over the break.

Allen Bradley reported that Daren Dugan will be in and out due to an accident.  Contact Craig Terrell or Yoke Teo if hardware support is needed. 

Travis Brown reported that he is working on synchronizing trees. He also reported that he will begin interviewing for a vacant computer systems manager 3 position.  

Jim Byford reported that he is rolling out desktop machines. 

Roy Zumwalt reported that TAMS students are returning.

Mike Wright reported that the bookstore entered into an agreement with Dell.   Dell machines will be available for purchase through the bookstore at a reasonable price.

An agreement has been reached with Adobe to add student options for Acrobat and the Creative suites.  Mike is working to make these items available in the bookstore. 

Sometime during the spring semester, it may be possible for students to benefit from the same programs as faculty and staff.  Pricing may be similar to the old Microsoft Select Agreement pricing (which is less expensive than MOLP). Operating systems will be included.

DCSMT areas interested in Adobe products should contact Mike as soon as possible. 

Scott Joyce reported that any problems regarding Resent should be reported to Shawn Adams. 

Matt Kernan reported that he now works with Scott Joyce. 

Brenda Kirk reported that Stormy Shippy now works with the CITC PC/Lan support group. 

Howard Draper reported that he is investigating compromised computers and is also doing research on security best practices. 

Glenn Thorpe reported that he is very busy working with McAfee and desktop security. 

Joe Adamo reported that the communications group is in the process of installing GigaMAN services at the Research Park, Health Science Center and the central Denton campus that will provide redundancy to the wide-area network.  The service may be up by the end of the month.  Access to dark fiber will be available between Denton and Dallas.   

Gary Mathews reported that he moved furniture over the break. 

Mike Maner reported that communications staff is bringing up the new Athletics building across the highway. 

Claudia Lynch reported that the deadline for the Benchmarks article submission is Friday. 

Paul Hons reported that he and the syncing group discussed syncing GroupWise with PDAs.  The group has been testing the beta product from Novell.

Mike Hatch reported that the COBA general access lab has been completely vacated for asbestos abatement and installation of new carpet. 

Tim Christian reported that he is waiting for purchase orders to make it through purchasing.   

The meeting adjourned at 11:05 am.

 


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