Distributed Computing Support
Management Team

Meeting Minutes

March 2, 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
Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair, Director of Academic Computing, Computing and IT Center), John Berra (Registrar's Office), Craig Berry (School of Visual Arts), Ginger Boone (University Union), Chu Chuah (Col. Of Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Nossos Galiopoulos (substituting for Wil Clark (Univ System Center @ Dallas)), Charlie Brien (UNT Facilities), Chris Stoermer (substituting for Mike Hatch (COBA)), Robert Wellman (substituting for Paul Hons (College of Education)), Scott Jackson (Libraries), Gary Matthews (School of Library/Info Science), Bruce Pollock (ABN Lan Mgmt), Uwe Rossbach (College of Engineering), Richard Sanzone (CITC Helpdesk), Chris Strauss (CITC Remedy Admin)

Charlie Andrews (College of Education), Allen Bradley (CITC Network Computing Services), Tom Bunten (HSC Academic Information Services), Jim Byford (ABN Lan Mgmt), Katy Gallahan (UNT Libraies), Jason Gutierrez (CITC Network Computing Services), Cathy Hardy (Computing and IT Center), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC Student Computing), Claudia Lynch (CITC Academic Computing), Don McClure (CITC Remedy), Jason Myre (CITC Network Computing Services), Patrick Pluscht (Center for Distributed Learning), Stormy Shippy (CITC Telecommunications), Yoke Teo ( CITC Network Computing Services), Tri-Ever Rustee (CITC Wonder Dog), Steve Vocelka (CITC Computer Operations), Yancey Yeargan (CITC Network Computing Services)


Minutes from February 16, 2007, were approved as written.


Tom Anderson and Keith Cullum of Dell, Inc. were in attendance to provide a current overview of Dell's printing products. Tom Anderson discussed the various printer models Dell currently offers and alerted the group to new models that are currently or soon to be available. He also reminded the group that Dell's OpenManage Printer Manager software can be freely downloaded from http://support.us.dell.com/.


Steve Vocelka said that the GAB electrical upgrades last weekend went well and he thanked everyone for their help. The generator is almost completely installed (for CITC and CAS) now and should be finished by mid-March. The load testing will be done offline.

Jason Myre has found a DST bug which was supposed to have a patch by March 1. Novell is still working on a patch which is expected March 5.


Jason Gutierrez said that a new GroupWise Instant Messenger security patch will be out soon. GWIM is inserting Asian characters in messages and the patch will solve the problem.

Uwe Rossbach suggested a committee to discuss Office 2007 rollout and plan. Philip Baczewski asked that Uwe coordinate the committee as chair. The committee will include Robert Wellman (COE), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (ACS Student Computing), Jim Byford (ABN Lan Mgmt), Jason Gutierrez (CITC Network Computing Services), and any others who wished to volunteer. The committee will identify issues involved with rolling out Office 2007, and develop one or more scenarios outlining how a rollout could be accomplished in a coordinated and efficient way.

Uwe wanted to know how many security breaches UNT has had (except breaches with ResNet) so it can be judged how big or small a security problem we really have. Philip Baczewski said that we send monthly incident reports to the security team for DIR reporting and perhaps a summary could be made available to distributed managers. Chris Strauss suggested that we ask the information security team make a presentation to DCSMT.

Discussion ensued regarding IE 7, Java, WebCT and other topics which prompted Patrick Plucht to provide an overview of plans to evaluate replacement Course Management System possibilities for WebCT Vista version 3, and related that a proposal for this process is currently before the IRC and scheduled for a vote on March 13.


Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner reported that CBT courses will be down until March 6 in order to roll out the new expanded collection. She will also look into the availability of Office 2007 courses within the new collection.

Patrick Pluscht will demonstrate Horizon Wimba Live Classroom at the next meeting (March 16, 2007, in Chilton 245).

The meeting was adjourned at 11:40 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for March 16, 2007.

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