Distributed Computing Support
Management Team

Meeting Minutes

February 16, 2007

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 Fin/Bus 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), Charlie Brien (UNT Facilities), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Mike Hatch (COBA), Katy Gallahan (substituting for Scott Jackson (UNT Libraries)), Scott Joyce (UNT Business Services), Gary Mathews (School of Library/Info Sciences), Uwe Rossbach (College of Engineering), Richard Sanzone (CITC Helpdesk), Chris Strauss (CITC Remedy Admin)

Richard Anderson (CITC Information Security), Charlie Andrews (College of Education), Kory Booth (CITC Computer Operations), Allen Bradley (CITC Network Computing Services), Mac Edwards (CITC Helpdesk), Cathy Hardy (Computing and IT Center), John Hooper (CITC Administrative Info Sys), Krysta Kaye (CITC Data Communications), Mat Kernan (CEN Computer Sciences), Mike Lynn (Col. Public Admin & Comm. Service), Claudia Lynch (CITC Academic Computing), Don McClure (CITC Remedy), Jason Myre (CITC Network Computing Services), Bahram Paiani (CITC Network Computing Services), Lawana Robinson (CITC Operations), Charlotte Russell (CITC Admin/Compliance), James Strawn (CAS), Yoke Teo (CITC Network Computing Services), Steve Vocelka (CITC Computer Operations), Robert Wellman (College of Education), Scott Windham (CITC Data Communications), David Wood (CITC Security), Mike Wright (CITC Disaster Recovery/Contract Mgmt), Shane Yeargan (UNT Libraries)


Minutes from February 2, 2007, were approved as written.


Jason Myre discussed the affect of the implementation of the earlier daylight savings time on Groupwise calendar appointments. After the time change, appointments may be off by an hour if they were created before the application of the patch supporting the new daylight savings schedule (last November).


Charlotte Russell spoke about the preliminary plan for a UNT closure due to a pandemic/epidemic with essential services in operation. CITC and Financial Business Affairs are both working on a plan. Charlotte Russell will send a message out requesting feedback on the current plan concerning what the DCSMT group considers essential services and will give the information to Maurice Leatherbury. Mike Hatch stated that faculty need access to their desktop. Philip Baczewski responded that services may remain available, but will not be repaired in the event of a failure unless that service is determined to be strategic to University operations during a pandemic. The Matthews Hall router will be considered strategic because it serves the UNT Police, and the Chilton router will be needed for the Health Center. It was mentioned that posting a even a preliminary plan may be very helpful if a pandemic does break out.


February 24 GAB Electrical Outage Update: Steve Vocelka reviewed the power outage scheduled for 12 hrs 7 pm to 7 am on 2/24/07 in GAB 5th floor for scheduled maintenance. Bahram Paiani said that mailhost would be up at an alternate location. Philip Baczewski has written an article for Benchmarks listing services that will be unavailable during the outage. Questions can be directed to CITC Operations or the CITC Helpdesk. Steve stated that the goal is to have a more secure power environment for the GAB.

Remedy ITSM 7 Follow-up: Chris Strauss said that the current timeline is to have Remedy up for training by June 07 and to implement it by July 07. He reminded everyone that the current Remedy system has no patch for daylight savings time.

Microsoft Office 2007/Vista Implementation Issues Followup: Mike Wright said the bookstore will have the Home Premium Edition (of MS Office and Outlook) by April.

Horizon Wimba Live Classroom followup: There are still security questions to be answered about Horizon Wimba Live Classroom service (1/19/2007 DCSMT meeting) which are being addressed by Horizon Wimba. Patrick Pluscht can be contacted for additional information about the Live Classroom service.


No new business was discussed.


Krysta Kaye will be applying patches on the Matthews, Chilton, and Research Park Routers this weekend.

Charlie Brien is looking for surplussed PCs to support electronic communication with custodians, grounds crews, and other workers without offices.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for March 2, 2007.

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