Distributed Computing Support
Management Team

Draft Meeting Minutes

October 3, 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), 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
Joe Adamo (Computing and IT Center), Chu Chuah (College of Public Administration and Community Service), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (substituting for Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair), Ben Bigby (College of Music), Charlie Brien (UNT Facilities), Jim Byford (College of Engineering), Lorenzo Robles (substituting for Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences)), Katy Gallahan (ABN Lan Mgmt), Mike Hatch (College of Business), Paul Hons (College of Education), 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)

Rich Anderson (CITC Network Computing Services), Charity Beck (CITC Central Web Support), Kory Booth (CITC Operations), Mac Edwards (CITC Helpdesk), Nassos Galiopoulos (UNT Dallas), Jason Gutierrez (CITC Network Computing Services), Matt Graham (UNT Libraries), Jason Gutierrez (CITC Network Computing Support), Catherine Hardy (CITC ACS), Maurice Leatherbury (CITC AVP Comp/CTO), Claudia Lynch (CITC Benchmarks), Gabe Marshall (CITC Security), Don McClure (CITC Remedy), Jason Myre (CITC Messaging), Bahram Paiani (CITC Network Computing Services), Charlotte Russell (CITC Admin/Compliance), Scott Seymour (CITC Imaging Services), Craig Terrell (CITC Network Computing Services), Jackie Thames (GALMAC), Tri-Ever Rustee (the wonder dog),


Joe Adamo (CITC Communications Services) discussed several options for migrating to 802.11n wireless networking for Eaglenet. He announced that the initial Aruba wireless equipment which supports b, g, and n will be tested at the Discovery Park. Adamo put forward two proposals for the main campus emphasizing the severe limitations put on this project by budget constraints: either begin replacing existing hotspots on campus with the Aruba equipment (it will take 3 or 4 years to replace all 200 hotspots) or work on saturating buildings with the new equipment which could take six years or longer due to the expense. The hotspot approach will mean that for several years we will have 'two Eaglenets' - one with the old b standard and one with the Aruba n standard (there will even be different login screens) and that managing customer expectations will be important. Joe favors the quicker hotspot approach and consensus seemed to lean towards this though all DCSMT members are strongly encouraged to contact Joe with questions or comments.


Rich Anderson (CITC Security Team) reported that the encryption committee met 3 times in September, picked an acceptable encryption tool (McAfee Total Protection Suite), and purchased the application. McAfee TPS will provide encryption for laptops, USB drives, iPhones etc. Rich's team will now draft policies and standards for encryption, upgrade ePO to accommodate the applications, test the applications and have them in everyone's hands for use by the end of the year.


Charlotte Russell gave an update on CAMReq: testing has gone very well and they were able to generate IDs within 20 minutes for 3 new employees and 2 hours for one other employee. Within two weeks CAMReq training will be offered to all - this will include the important role removal as well. Charlotte will post to Netman announcements about the training and about how to be added to the system.

Mike Hatch reported that his users are hitting their disk quota with Outlook and that the archive appears to be either not working or 'working with oddities' on the folders that were migrated with Quest. Jason Myre has apparently opened a ticket with Microsoft about this.

Dan Kidd reported that UNT standards for laptops and desktops need to be revised because both machine lines will roll over in January. A meeting of the DCSMT desktop standards committee is pending.


No new business was discussed.


Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC ACS) reported that Eviews 6 and Splus 8 are both available for installing and license management. Extensive tutorials for installing these products are found in the folders containing the applications on acslicense2. Netmans are encouraged to contact Hinkle-Turner or Patrick McLeod if they have any questions.

Paul Hons (COE) reported that the COE has fully migrated to Active Directory with relatively little problem.

Jason Gutierrez (CITC Messaging) reported that he has given demonstrations of Microsoft Live Meeting and will be giving a demonstration in DCSMT soon. He is currently working on web access to Live Meeting for Mac and Linux users and is also working on the OCS web front end.

Craig Terrell (CITC Directory Services) is still awaiting new Novell license so nothing has changed on this front. Once the license is received, he will announce and also give the Netmans about two weeks to prepare for the switchover to the new license. Terrell reported that the new student storage (Sky Drive) has all student accounts provisioned and he is in the process of getting password synchronization to work. It was also confirmed that a link and an extensive tutorial on the use of Sky Drive is available on the home page of the UNT Helpdesk website. It was also reiterated that Sky Drive is only for student use.


The meeting was adjourned at 10:55 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for October 17, 2008.

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