Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


Meeting Minutes

May 16, 2008

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 (Collegel of Visual Arts and Design), Ben Bigby (College of Music), Jim Byford (College of Engineering), 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), Katy Gallahan (ABN Lan Mgmt), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Paul Hons (College of Education), Scott Jackson (Libraries), Abraham John (VP Student Development), Scott Joyce (UNT Business Services), Brenda Kirk (CITC PC/Lan Support), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Science), Tom McElwee (Micro Maint/Class Supt Serv), Richard Sanzone (Computing and IT Center), 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), Craig Berry (College of Visual Arts and Design), Ben Bigby (College of Music), Jim Byford (College of Engineering), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Chu Chuah (College of Public Administration and Community Service), Katy Gallahan (ABN Lan Mgmt), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Robert Wellman (substituting for Paul Hons (College of Education)), Matt Graham (substituting for Scott Jackson (Libraries)), Abraham John (VP Student Development), Dan Kidd (substituting for Tom McElwee (CITC Micro Maintenance)), Richard Sanzone (CITC Helpdesk), Chris Strauss (CITC Remedy), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy Math/Science)

Guests
Michael Bagget (VP Student Development), Kory Booth (CITC Operations), Tom Bunten (HSC Academic Information Services), Kacey Close (College of Visual Arts and Design), Sean Flowers (Eng/GALMAC), Catherine Hardy (CITC Academic Computing), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC Student Computing), Maurice Leatherbury (CITC AVP Comp/CTO), John Leutkemeyer (UNT Libraries), Claudia Lynch (CITC Academic Computing), Mike Lynn (PACS), Gabe Marshall (CITC Security), Don McClure (CITC Remedy), Patrick Pluscht (Center for Dist. Learning), Bruce Pollock (ABN Network Support), Garrett Rumohr (UNT Libraries), Charlotte Russell (CITC Admin/Compliance), Stormy Shippy (CITC Telecommunications), Tri-Ever Rustee (the Wonder Dog), Craig Terrell (CITC Network Computing Services), Mike Wilhelm (Police and Traffic)

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes from May 2, 2008, were approved as written.

APPLE BOOTCAMP BOOTCAMP

Vonn Miller and Ken Gray from Apple Inc. were on hand to provide information on recent updates to the MacBook line of laptop computers and to provide an overview of running other operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows, on Apple hardware. They provided an overview of different strategies for hosting alternate operating systems by using Parallels or VMWare Fusion software and also provided an overview of using Apple's Bootcamp feature to support dual boot into either Mac OS or an alternate OS.

OLD BUSINESS

Distributed managers discussed the need for an IT Help Center service item to allow a supervisor to request modifications to a computer account for their employees, including making a request to provision an account for new employees. Richard Sanzone agreed to create the service request item for the IT Help Center and then accept feedback from distributed managers regarding features needed for such a request. It was mentioned that there was often considerable delay in getting an EUID created for new employees and it was agreed that this issue should be reexamined if possible by a broader group, since there have been key personnel changes in a number of areas supporting this process. Philip Baczewski agreed to look into this matter and constitute a committee to examine the issue if needed.

Charlotte Russell reported that the Computer Account Access Revocation system was almost ready for use and would be tested in the CITC this summer with general availability targeted for August.

NEW BUSINESS

No new business was discussed.

AREA REPORTS

Craig Terrell reported that separate public and private VMWare farms were planned to be available by the end of the month. Separate farms are required to avoid security vulnerabilities.

Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner reported that she was working on a Microsoft server to replace the Markov Netware server currently used to distributed centrally-licensed statistical software.

Stormy Shippy reported that a self service web site for Telecomm issues was now available at telecomm.unt.edu.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 11:42 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for June 6, 2008งท.


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