Distributed Computing Support
Management Team

Meeting Minutes

July 18. 2008

Meeting Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Meeting Place: Chilton Hall, Room 245

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
Krysta Kaye (substituting for Joe Adamo (CITC Communications)), Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair, Director of Academic Computing, Computing and IT Center), Craig Berry (College of Visual Arts and Design), Sean Flowers(substituting for Bruce Byford (College of Engineering)), James Strawn (substituting for 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)), Scott Jackson (Libraries), Richard Sanzone (CITC Helpdesk), Chris Strauss (CITC Remedy), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy Math/Science)

Tom Bunten (HSC Academic Information Services), Catherine Hardy (CITC Academic Computing), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC Student Computing), Maurice Leatherbury (CITC AVP Comp/CTO), Matt Graham (UNT Libraries), Gabe Marshall (CITC Security), Don McClure (CITC Remedy), Tri-Ever Rustee (the Wonder Dog), Scott Windham (CITC Data Communications)


Minutes from June 6, 2008, were approved as written.

Minutes from June 13, 2008, were approved as written.


Dan Peak (COB ITDS) relayed that a committee charged by the UNT President was working on the deployment of a UNT presence on iTunes U. Professor Peak expressed that he was mainly wanting to alert the distributed managers to anticipate software needs on faculty desktops to support use of iTunes U. The iTunes application and Quicktime were both mentioned as possible requirements, and the problem of preventing iPod syncing in labs was discussed.


DCSMT discussed the recent directive from PPS that software with "click-through" license agreements was no longer to be purchased on a pCard, but would require a requisition and review of any license agreement in advance. Distributed managers expressed that this may place an undue burden on the acquisition of fairly inexpensive software items. Maurice Leatherbury (CITC/CIO) agreed to raise the issue with PPS to express the issues raised by distributed managers.


Krysta Kaye (CITC Datacomm) reported that the switch replacement project portion for this fiscal year was completed with minimal disruption of service. Plans are underway to convert another group of buildings during the next fiscal year.

Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC ACS/US) reported that Softrack has been enabled to meter copy-restricted statistical applications. A new Windows-based stastical application server is available to replace the Netware Markov server.

Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair) relayed an inquiry from Jim Curry regarding whether Office 2003 would still be required on the classroom support Windows workstations. The concensus of the group was that Office 2003 was not needed in the classroom support computer image.


Mike Hatch brought up the fact that CITC Datacomm was planning to route private subnets across the campus network. The chair agreed to invite Datacomm to explain this requirement at a future meeting.

Craig Berry inquired as to when the CITC Software volume would be moved to a Windows server. The answer was "soon" but undetermined.

It was discussed that the Novell site license expires as of August 31 and that a limited number of licenses would be available after that date.

Maurice Leatherbury reported that progress was being made on the process to enable assignment of EUIDs for new employees by distributed areas.


Craig Berry (College of Visual Arts and Design) reported that CVAD had implemented an Apple XServer.

Mike Hatch reported that "Administration" had been dropped from the College of Business name and they would now use the acronymn "COB."

Gabe Marshall (CITC Security) mentioned that security training was available on Blackboard Vista and to contact him to be added to the course site.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:24 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for August 1, 2008.

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