Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


Draft Meeting Minutes

October 20, 2006

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), John Berra (Registrar), Craig Berry (School of Visual Arts), Ben Bigby (College of Music), Ginger Boone (University Union), Richard Sanzone (Computing and IT Center), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Chu Chuah (College of Public Administration and Community Service), Wil Clark (UNT System Center @ Dallas), Jim Curry (Microcomputer Maintenance/ Classroom Support Services), Charlie Brien (UNT Facilities), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Paul Hons (College of Education), Scott Jackson (Libraries), Abraham John (VP Student Development), Scott Joyce (Housing), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Science), Brenda Kirk (CITC PC/LAN Support), Bruce Pollock (ABN LAN Mgmt), Uwe Rossbach (College of Engineering), Chris Strauss (Computing and IT Center), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math and Science)

Members Present
Joe Adamo (CITC Communications), 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), Ben Bigby (College of Music), Ginger Boone (University Union), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Chu Chuah (College of Public Administration and Community Service), Wil Clark (UNT System Center @ Dallas), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Paul Hons (College of Education), Scott Jackson (Libraries), Abraham John (VP Student Development), Scott Joyce (Housing), Jim Byford (substituting for Bruce Pollock (ABN Lan Mgmt)), Uwe Rossbach (College of Engineering), Richard Sanzone (Computing and IT Center), Chris Strauss (Computing and IT Center), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math/Science)

Guests
T.J. Adamowicz (Police and Traffic), Richard Anderson (CITC Information Security), Charlie Andrews (Col of Education), David Bernard (CITC Network computing Services), Allen Bradley (CITC Network Computing Services), Tom Delozier (HSC IT@ Ft. Worth), Daren Dugan (CITC Network Computing Services), Cathy Hardy (Computing and IT Center), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC Student Computing), Krysta Kaye (CITC Data Communications), Matt Kernan (CEN Computing Services), Claudia Lynch (CITC Academic Computing), Tom McElwee (CITC Technical Support Services), Sheila Mote (HSC), Jason Myre (CITC Network Computing Services), Tom Newell (UNT HSC), Bahram Paiani (CITC Network Computing Services), Joel Phillips (College of Arts/Sciences), Patrick Pluscht (Center for Distributed Learning), Charlotte Russell (CITC Admin/Compliance), Tri-Ever Rustee (the Wonder Dog), Steve Vocelka (Computing and IT Center), Scott Windham ( CITC Data Communications), David Wright (College of Education), Yancey Yeargan (CITC Network Computing Services), Jason Zorola (Police and Traffic), Jeff Stewart (Microsoft Inc.)

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes from October 6, 2006, were approved as written.

CAMPUS ACTIVE DIRECTORY TREE DESIGN

As an introduction to this topic, Philip Baczewski reported that the migration from Novell to MicroSoft technology was discussed at the IRC meeting on the previous Tuesday (10/17/06) and that consideration of this move has been accelerated. One reason for this acceleration was that the expense of the Novell software licenses was included as a possible cut in the FY08 budget planning. One factor that could possibly make the transition overlap easier is that our Novell contract allows our existing licenses to be converted to perpetual licenses.

Allen Bradley distributed and discussed a tentative time line. for a migration to Microsoft software technologies. Discussion ensued regarding the conversion time line.

Craig Terrell presented a preliminary design for an enterprise Active Directory implementation. The design included separate domains for each system member and would have user accounts populated from EIS EUID records. Discussion ensued regarding the directory design and other issues. Joe Adamo mentioned that investigation was underway to find a commercial product to manage DNS and DHCP services which could accomodate Microsoft DNS requirements.

OLD BUSINESS

Mike Hatch suggested that the Novell to Microsoft Migration Evaluation Committee change its emphasis to implementation. Philip Baczewski said he would call a meeting of the subcommittee before the next meeting of DCSMT in order to discuss issues related to the Active Directory implementation.

Philip Baczewski related that he had expressed to the IRC DCSMT's motion regarding the possible ruling that EUID was protected information. The IRC requested more information regarding the ruling and its impact on IT management. After further investigation, it was found that the preliminary opinion had never been confirmed by University legal council. Further investigation is underway and any further feedback should be sent to Baczewski.

NEW BUSINESS

Mike Hatch reported that the College of Business has a position open in their technical staff which will primariliy be for web development.

AREA REPORTS

There were no area reports.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for November 3, 2006.


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