Distributed Computing Support
Management Team

Meeting Minutes

June 19, 2009

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), 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 (College of Information), 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
Angela Mosley (for Wil Clark, UNT Dallas), Michael Bagget (for Abraham John, VP Student Dev.), Krysta Berry (for Joe Adamo, CITC Data Comm.), Troy Bacon (AVP Fin/Bus Affairs and Controller), Ben Bigby (College of Music), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences (for Philip Baczewski DCSMT Chair (CITC)), Chu Chuah (UNT PACS), Katy Gallahan (ABN LAN Mgmt), Paul Hons (College of Education), Scott Jackson (Libraries), Gary Mathews (College of Information), Shea Rogers (for Jason McMullen, UNT Business Services), Joey Macaraeg (for Mike Hatch, College of Business), Don McClure (for Chris Strauss, CITC Remedy)

Chris Stoermer (Health and Wellness Center), Maurice Leatherbury (CITC AVP Comp/CTO), Nassos Galiopoulos (UNT PACS & SMHM), Vasilis Angelogiannos (College of Public Affairs and Community Service), Chris Bennet (AVP/Fin Bus. Affairs and Communication Services). Matt Graham (Libraries), Jason Myre (CITC Messaging), Craig Terrell (CITC Network Computing Services), Steve Vocelka (CITC Computer Operations)


Minutes from June 5, 2009, were approved as written.


Andy Johnson and Matt Johnson of Bomgar Corporation remotely presented a demonstration of and answered questions about the Bomgar desktop remote control appliance used to provide remote user support for multiple computing platforms.


Craig Terrell (CITC Directory Services) raised an option for the group to consider turning off NTLM v1 support; can be disabled enterprise-wide, but could break something and will be put back if needed. Windows XP has NTLM v2 by default and the risk is primarily for Windows 2000 and older devices, like network attached storage. Tim Christian asked Craig to send email to Network Managers to give people a chance to evaluate and respond before disabling NTLM v1 in August.

Jason Myre (CITC Messaging) is working on VM Exchange, which is no longer a beta product. Office Communication Server's VOIP solution may require power-over-Ethernet and will require some campus infrastructure build-out.


Steve Vocelka (CITC Operaions) is retrofitting the CITC GAB machine room to support a new high performance computing cluster. The system will prove useful for people on campus and will aid in faculty recruitment.

Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences) reported that Microsoft limits, via licenses with vendors, hard disk and memory capacities on netbook computers. CASCSS was able to order with their image. A DCSMT member raised the question of whether disk encryption software will work with the Latitude Netbook.


Joey Macaraeg (College of Business) announced he is building new VM servers.

Paul Hons (College of Education) ordered a test unit of new Latitude 2100 Netbook.

Don McClure (CITC Remedy) reported a minor ITSM upgrade. Krysta Berry experienced a change in ticket visibility. Don stated that this was a membership incident where members have to be assigned (attached) to a support group. He requested that anyone experiencing that problem email him.

Scott Jackson (UNT Libraries) noted the Libraries currently have 20+ thin clients deployed and hope to have 150 deployed in time for the fall semester.

A member noted they were using PowerSave to manage power for about 100-200 machines. Katy Gallahan (UNT Administration) noted they are experimenting with Surveyor, which is not as free as once thought.

It was reported that a new version of Deep Freeze is available and the vendor is requesting permission to do a demo. Tim Christian will pass this information on to Philip Baczewski.


11:30 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for July 3, 2009.

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