Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


Meeting Minutes

December 7, 2007

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 (College of Visual Arts and Design), 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), Tom McElwee (CITC Microcomputer Maintenance 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
Troy Bacon (AVP Finance and Business Affairs and Controller), Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair, Director of Academic Computing, Computing and IT Center), Craig Berry (College of Visual Arts and Design), 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), Tom McElwee (CITC Microcomputer Maintenance Services), 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), Jim Byford for Bruce Pollock (ABN LAN Mgmt), Uwe Rossbach (College of Engineering), Chris Strauss (Computing and IT Center), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math and Science)

Guests
T.J. Adamowicz (CITC Messaging), Tom Bunten (HSC Academic Information Services), John Davis (UNT Health Center), Katy Gallahan (UNT Libraries), Nassos Galiopoulos (UNT System Center @ Dallas), Jason Gutierrez (CITC Network Computing Services), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC Student Computing), Dan Kidd (CITC MMS), Claudia Lynch (CITC Acad Computing), Gabe Marshall (CITC Security), Don McClure (CITC Remedy), T.J. Miller (College of Arts and Sciences), Angela Mosley (UNT System Center @ Dallas), Mike Sanders (Universitys Center at Dallas), Stormy Shippy (CITC Datacomm), Yoke Teo (CITC Network Computing Services), Steve Vocelka (CITC Computer Operations), Robert Wellman (College of Education), Jason Zorola (Police and Traffic)

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes from November 16, 2007, were approved with minor corrections.

GROUPWISE TO EXCHANGE MIGRATION UPDATE

Jason Gutierez presented an update on the status of the Groupwise to Microsoft Exchange and Outlook migration. He stated that about 200 e-mail post offices are in operation on Exchange, with most of the CITC had already migrated to Exchange. HSC and Dallas Campus addresses are not yet in the Outlook address book, but work is underway to make those available. No busy searches are possible between Groupwise and Exchange, however, it is possible to send appointments between systems. Several tech support office are ready to migrate, but no department-wide migrations are formally scheduled yet. Blackberry services are not yet installed, but we may have a 90-day transition period allowable in our Blackberry server license. GWIM will be up and running until Microsoft OCS is ready for general use.

AD, WINDOWS FILE AND PRINT SERVICES IMPLEMENTATION

Yoke Teo distributed a report on the status of the Active Directory implementation. All but a small number of faculty and staff are provisioned in AD. Administrative groups have been created and distributed areas have been granted full OU control. The System Management Server is fully deployed. Distributed managers were also provided with instructions on joining their systems to the UNT Active Directory. Additional information was provided regarding migration of Netware servers to Windows file and print services.

OLD BUSINESS

Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner provided a report from the DCSMT working group on software metering. Softrack was selected as the solution for metering when copy execution limits need to be enforced. A central server for metering statistical applications can work in conjunction with distributed Softrack servers used to restrict applications within a department or college. A number of managers expressed a need to implement Softrack to replace Zenworks functionality, feedback which had not been previously received. Elizabeth agreed to again receive requirements information from managers and recalculate the level of Softrack licensing needed.

NEW BUSINESS

DCSMT discussed problems using Excel 2007 to directly open reports generated by Cognos on the UNT EIS system. Managers agreed that a workaround was to save a file to disk and then open the file in Excel.

Because of the proximity of the holidays, DCSMT will not meet on Dec. 21, but will next meet on Jan. 4, 2008 and will feature a demonstration of the Customer problem reporting interface for the ITSM 7 (Remedy) trouble ticketing system. Managers expressed a preference for a cutover to the new ticket system in early February.

AREA REPORTS

Paul Hons reported that College of Education has Windows file and print server up for about 100 users in the campus Active Directory. They report problems with partime employee job records not being complete.

Gabe Marshall (CITC Security) reported that security incident reports would be posted on a password-protected area of new security website, security.unt.edu.

Scott Jackson reported that UNT Libraries are working on the campus Active Directory migration for their area with about 60 users to be included. Library electronic resources will be down Dec. 27&28 because of a planned power outage.

Troy Bacon (AVP Finance and Business Affairs and Controller) reported implementing a Windows cluster.

John Davis, formerly of UNT Facilities, reported his new position supporting the UNT Health and Wellness Center.

Charlie Brien (UNT Facilities) reported implementation of new work control software.

Uwe Rossbach (College of Engineering) reported implementing a Windows cluster. He also announced accepting a position at UC Davis starting in January, 2008.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 11:10 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for January 4, 2008.


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