Distributed Computing Support
Management Team

Draft Meeting Minutes

March 16, 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), Charlie Brien (UNT Facilities),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), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Paul Hons (College of Education), Scott Jackson (Libraries), Abraham John (VP Student Development), Scott Joyce (Housing), Brenda Kirk (CITC PC/LAN Support), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Science), Bruce Pollock (ABN LAN Mgmt), Uwe Rossbach (College of Engineering), Richard Sanzone (Computing and IT Center Helpdesk), Chris Strauss (Computing and IT Center), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math and Science)

Members Present
Joe Adamo (CITC), Troy Bacon (AVP Finance and Business Affairs and Controller), Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair, Director of Academic Computing, Computing and IT Center), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Chu Chuah (Col. Of Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Nossos Galiopoulos (substituting for Wil Clark (Univ System Center @ Dallas)), Charlie Brien (UNT Facilities), Mike Hatch (COBA), Paul Hons (College of Education), Katy Gallahan (substituting for Scott Jackson (Libraries)), Gary Matthews (School of Library/Info Science), Jim Byford (substituting for Bruce Pollock (ABN Lan Mgmt)), Uwe Rossbach (College of Engineering), Mac Edwards (substituting for Richard Sanzone (CITC Helpdesk)), Chris Strauss (CITC Remedy Admin), Roy Zumwalt (TAMS)

Charlie Andrews (College of Education), Chris Bennet (ABN LAN Mgmt), Cathy Gonzalez (CITC EIS Support), Cathy Hardy (Computing and IT Center), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC Student Computing), Robert Jones (CITC EIS Computing), Claudia Lynch (CITC Academic Computing), Don McClure (CITC Remedy), Patrick Pluscht (Center for Distributed Learning), Lawana Robinson (CITC Computer Operations), Charlotte Russell (CITC Admin/Compliance), Curry Searle (College of Arts and Sciences), Tri-Ever Rustee (CITC Wonder Dog), Steve Vocelka (CITC Computer Operations), Scott Windham (CITC Data Communications)


Minutes from March 2, 2006, were approved as written.


Problems with installation of beta software to support 2-way video via Live Classroom caused the demo to be rescheduled for a later date. Uwe Rossbach raised questions about security issues with the Live CLassroom remote control feature. These issues included the protection of the client computer from third party control attempts and the duration of the live remote control feature. Patrick Pluscht showed a $28 camera that can be used with Horizon Wimba Live Classroom once video features are available.


Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner gave a presentation on SkillPort. KnowledgeNet will be available through May. Office 2007 and Vista CBT will be available by the end of the 2nd quarter. CBT is available to students, faculty, staff and HSC at www.unt.edu/cbt . Uwe Rossbach suggested the presentation be shared with the Faculty Senate.


  • AD/Exchange Migration Project Update

    Philip Baczewski provided an update on the AD/Exchange migration project, including the fact that the project was within the discovery phase. Issues discussed at the previous project Steering Committee meeting included increasing network security via firewall and DMZ implementations, and the naming convention to be used for Active Directory/Exchange login. Mike Hatch made a motion that DCSMT support EUID for primary login for active directory exchange. The motion was seconded by Uwe Rossbach. After some discussion the motion passed unanimously and Philip Baczewski agreed to communicate DCSMT's opinion to the Steering Committee and project management team.

  • Report from the Office 2007 Implementation subcommittee

    Uwe Rossbach reported that there was no agreed-upon coordinated date for implementing Office 2007 on campus computers. Different areas have different requirements for their rollout time frame, so efforts need to be concentrated on supporting import or export of appropriate file formats. It was noted that new and returning students in the Fall of 2007 will likely have Office 2007 on their computers.

  • Security Report Information

    A previous discussion regarding a request to receive information on the frequency and type of IT security breaches on campus was brought up and discussion ensued regarding how such information might be reported back to the distributed support managers. Philip Baczewski said that he would invite Rich Anderson to discuss the topic at a future meeting.

  • Pandemic Planning

    Charlotte Russell reported that the pandemic planning group has met with President Bataille's chief of staff, Bonita Hairston, and that administrative pandemic planning is slated to be underway after Spring Break.


No new business was discussed.


Joe Adamo reported that the Communications Program Group of the IRC was considering designs for increased firewall security and a campus DMZ that could extend to specific rooms on campus.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:55 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for April 6, 2007.

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