Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


Draft Meeting Minutes

December 1, 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
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), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Nassos Galiopoulos (substituting forChu Chuah (College of Public Administration and Community Service)), Wil Clark (UNT System Center @ Dallas), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration),Jim Curry (Microcomputer Maintenance/ Classroom Support Services), Charlie Brien (UNT Facilities), Paul Hons (College of Education), Katy Gallahan (substituting for Scott Jackson (Libraries)), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Science), Jim Byford (substituting for Bruce Pollock (ABN Lan Mgmt)), Uwe Rossbach (College of Engineering), Mac Edwards (substituting for Richard Sanzone (Computing and IT Center)), Chris Strauss (Computing and IT Center), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math and Science)

Guests
Charlie Andrews (College of Education), Krysta Kaye (CITC Data Communications), Curry Searle (College of Arts and Sciences), Tri-Ever Rustee (the Wonder Dog), Steve Vocelka (Computing and IT Center), Scott Windham (CITC Data Communications), Armin Sabeti (Intel Corp.), Todd Phillips (Intel Corp.), Keith Cullum (Dell inc.)

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes from November 17, 2006, were approved as written.

OLD BUSINESS

Philip Baczewski relayed the results of the IRC's vote on two resolutions supporting the move from Novell to Microsoft technologies. They were,

1. The Information Resource Council concurs with the Computing and Information Technology Center's recommendation that the University of North Texas System migrate its Novell file and print services and directory services to corresponding Microsoft services as soon as the migration can prudently be begun.

2. The Information Resource Council concurs with the Computing and Information Technology Center's recommendation that the University of North Texas System migrate its Novell GroupWise e-mail service to Microsoft's Exchange server and Outlook e-mail client as soon as the migration can prudently be begun.

The two resolutions were voted on together, as one proposal, and the vote was unanimous in favor of the resolutions.

Discussion ensued and it was suggested that better communication was needed about these plans since some Deans and Vice Presidents didn't seem to be informed about these plans.

NEW BUSINESS

No new business was discussed.

AREA REPORTS

No area reports were given.

INTEL PROCESSOR ROADMAP AND VPRO TECHNOLOGY

Todd Phillips and Armin Sabeti from Intel gave a talk about Intels plans for new processor models and the vPro technology brand that new processors support. They demonstrated some of vPro's features including AMT (Active Management Technology) which is already supported on some UNT desktop systems. Software such as Microsoft's SMS and Altiris can take advantage of vPro to allow remote management and provisioning of desktop systems, including control over power, capability for remote OS installs, and the ability to monitor the post screen as a system boots.

OTHER BUSINESS

Keith Cullum of Dell inc., mentioned that Dell is offering the D420 sub-notebook model which may be of interest to some on campus. He also mentioned upcoming events, including an overview of Dell Openmanage software, the possibility of on-campus Redhat Linux training and a campus visit by Dell's Intelligent Classroom specialist.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:47 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for December 15, 2006.


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