Distributed Computing Support
Management Team

Draft Meeting Minutes

September 19, 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 (College of Visual Arts and Design), Ben Bigby (College of Music), Ginger Boone (University Union), Charlie Brien (UNT Facilities), Jim Byford (College of Engineering),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), Paul Hons (College of Education), Scott Jackson (Libraries), Abraham John (VP Student Development), (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), Ben Bigby (College of Music), Charlie Brien (UNT Facilities), Jim Byford (College of Engineering), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Jackie Thames (substituting for Chu Chuah (College of Public Admin & Comm. Svc.)), Katy Gallahan (ABN Lan Mgmt), Mike Hatch (College of Business), Scott Jackson (Libraries), Jason McMullen (UNT Business Services), Dan Kidd (substituting for Tom McElwee (CITC Micro Maint), Richard Sanzone (CITC Helpdesk), Chris Strauss (CITC Remedy), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math/Science)

T. J. Adamowicz (CITC Network Computing Services), Kory Booth (CITC Operations), Lisa Coleman (CITC Helpdesk), Mac Edwards (CITC Helpdesk), Randy Evans (TAMS), Jason Gutierrez (CITC Network Computing Services), Matt Graham (UNT Libraries), Catherine Hardy (CITC ACS), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC Student Computing), Maurice Leatherbury (CITC AVP Comp/CTO), Don McClure (CITC Remedy), Garrett Stevens (MMS/Sharepoint), Tri-Ever Rustee (the wonder dog), Steven Vocelka (CITC Computer Operations)


Minutes from September 5, 2008 were approved as written.


Brian Dietrich of Intel Corporation was on hand to provide a technology overview and development roadmap for Intel's line of desktop and server CPUs. He also discussed Intel's VPro and AMT technologies which are useful for remotely managing Intel-based systems.


Support for the general campus VPN was discussed. Tim Christian said that he'd only heard from three people regarding his offer to share the VPN documentation that College of Arts and Sciences Computer Support Services had developed. Philip ask if anyone was using the VPN to allow access to IP address-restricted sites. Scott Jackson stated that the UNT Libraries had plans to do so and were already documenting the VPN use for their patrons.

Maurice Leatherbury (CITC/CIO) stated that code development for the CAMReq system to enable early provisioning of EUIDs for new employees and to notify of employment changes for auditing computer access had been completed and that testing would be in progress soon.

Philip Baczewski (CITC ACS) reported that ACS had acquired an authorization code for SPSS 15 that would extend its use through January of 2009. ACS Research and Statistical Support staff will be evaluating whether to support SPSS 16 in the Spring or move to SPSS 17 if it is available by then. A decision in this regard will be made by November of 2008.


No new business was discussed.


Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC Student Computing) reported that Jaws and Magic 11 were now being metered on the new ACS License server. She also reported that Mikal Hensarling had been hired as the new ACS Adaptive Lab manager. She also stated that UNT Student Storage was being replaced by Microsoft Live@EDU SkyDrive and would shortly be documented on the CITC Helpdesk web page (http://helpdesk.unt.edu/).

Jason Gutierrez reported that UNT was at the end of the 3-year AMP agreement, but that we would not need to renew it until OS 10.6 was released, since most Macs on campus that could run 10.5 are already doing so. He noted that OS 10.6 may not be supported for non-Intel Macs which may affect the count of systems to be included under a renewed AMP agreement.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:43 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for October 3, 2008.

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