Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


Meeting Minutes

March 27, 2009

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

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), 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), Jason McMullen (Business Services), Richard Sanzone (Computing and IT Center), Chris Strauss (Computing and IT Center), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math and Science)

Members Present
Bacon, Troy, (AVP Fin/Bus Affairs and Controller), Baczewksi, Philip, (DCSMT Chair (CITC)), Bigby, Ben, (College of Music), Boone, Ginger, (University Union), Brien,Charlie, (UNT Facilities), Byford, Jim, (College of Engineering), Gallahan, Katy, (ABN Lan Mgmt), Hatch, Mike, (College of Business), Hons, Paul, (College of Education), Mathews, Gary, (School of Library/Info Science), McMullen, Jason, (UNT Business Services), Sanzone, Richard, (CITC Helpdesk), Zumwalt, Roy, (Texas Academy of Math/Science)

Guests
Bagget, Michael, (VP Student Development), Bunten, Tom, (HSC Academic Information Services), Edwards, Mac, (Computing and IT Center), Hinkle-Turner, Elizabeth, (CITC Student Computing), Leatherbury, Maurice, (CITC AVP Comp/CTO), Macaraeg, Joey, (COBA), Searle, Curry, (CITC ACUS), Talley, Larry, (CITS MMS Sharepoint), Terrell, Craig, (CITC Network Computing Services), Wellman, Robert, (College of Education), Wright, Mike, (CITC Admin/Compliance)

SPECIAL MEETING TO DISCUSS SOFTWARE PROVISIONING

DCSMT held a special meeting on March 27, 2009. The primary topic of the meeting was provisioning software and systems using Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager.

Before discussion turned to software provisioning, Maurice Leatherbury (CITC/CIO) queried the group as to the level of interest in Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft SQL, and Microsoft Sharepoint in relation to an opportunity to expand access for those products. Managers agreed that student access to UNT's Sharepoint services would probably generate the most interest.

Larry Talley (CITC MMS/Sharepoint) asked managers if changes could be made to the UNT domain to support authentication to Sharepoint. Consensus was that the requested changes could be made.

Discussions regarding software provisioning revealed that only a couple of areas were using Microsoft SCCM and that some were still using Microsoft SMS. Many managers expressed and interest in SCCM training and it was agreed to pursue an on-campus trianing offering in this regard. Further discussion indicated that an automated deployment process as well as packaging were important issues. Curry Searle (CITC ACUS) agreed to share a script used to automate software deployment.

Dicussion briefly turned to power management of desktop workstations. Two areas mandate that desktops be powered down at night, however, other areas either only recommended that desktops be powered down or required that they stay powered up. The reasons that people gave for leaving systems powered on were to push out software updates overnight, to allow remote desktop access from off campus, and to avoid a lengthy startup at the beginning of the business day.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 11:10 a.m.


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