Distributed Computing Support
Management Team

Meeting Minutes

November 17, 2006

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), Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair, Director of Academic Computing, Computing and IT Center), Chris Bennet (substituting for Troy Bacon (AVP Fin/Bus Affairs and Controller)),Craig Berry (School of Visual Arts), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Chu Chuah (College of Public Administration and Community Service), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Scott Joyce (UNT Business Services), Alan Livingston (substituting for Gary Mathews (School of Library/Info Science)), 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), Robert Wellman (substituting for Paul Hons (College of Education))

Richard Anderson (CITC Information Security), Tom Bunton (HSC IT @ Ft. Worth), Daren Dugan (CITC Network Computing Services), Jason Gutierrez (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), Don McClure (CITC Remedy), Charlotte Russell (CITC Admin/Compliance), Curry Seale (College of Arts and Sciences), Tri-Ever Rustee (the Wonder Dog), Steve Vocelka (Computing and IT Center), Yancey Yeargan (CITC Network Computing Services)


Minutes from November 3, 2006, were approved as with one change to note the mention of engaging outside professional services in Dr. Leatherbury's report.


Philip Baczewski presented preliminary results from the DCSMT assessment survey of Novell and Microsoft software use. 21 responses were received which represented feedback from each DCSMT represented area. After discussion of the results, it was determined that clarification of some of the usage numbers was needed and that further analysis would be done to apply weightings based on usage and strategic importance. The data would also be summarized for the upcoming IRC meeting at which the migration issue is due for a vote.


Philip Baczewski discussed a methodology for determining Active Directory design requirements for distributed area support. It was determined that the technical planning committee may need to meet at a later date to discuss the issue further.


No old business was discussed.


No new business was discussed.


Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner reminded the group that the ACS Gauss server was being retired in December. The Markov server is now operating as the distribution point for statistical software applications.

Uwe Rossbach announced that he had brought up an Active Directory test bed and offered access to any managers who wished to explore that technology.

Rich Anderson announced that a risk assessment survey will soon be released in order to assess server security on campus.

Jason Gutierrez stated that he is working on a replacement for Groupwise chat services, and is testing an Apple iChat server, which operates as a Jabber server. He invited participation by Network managers and stated that details would be forthcoming via the unt-netman list.

Joe Adamo relayed that the Communications Program Group of the IRC met to discuss policies regarding the campus firewall and established a working group to determine policy and operational requirements for the firewall.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for December 1, 2006.

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