Distributed Computing Support
Management Team

Draft Meeting Minutes

October 16, 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
Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair (CITC)), Ben Bigby (College of Music), Charlie Brien (UNT Facilities), Jim Byford (College of Engineering), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Chu Chuah (Col. Of Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Katy Gallahan (ABN Lan Mgmt), Mike Hatch (College of Business), Paul Hons (College of Education), Scott Jackson (Libraries), Don McClure (for Chris Strauss, CITC Remedy Administration), Richard Sanzone (CITC Helpdesk), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math/Science)

T.J. Adamowicz (CITC Network Computing Services), Vasilis Angelogiannos (College of Public Affairs and Community Service), Michael Bagget (VP Student Development), Tom Bunten (HSC Academic Information Services), Mac Edwards (Computing and IT Center), Nassos Galiopoulos (College of Public Affairs and Community Service), Jason Gutierrez (CITC Network Computing Services), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC Academic Computing), Matt Kernan (College of Engineering/CSE), John Leutkemeyer (UNT Libraries), Claudia Lynch (CITC Academic Computing), Ramu Muthiah (Col. Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Jason Myre (CITC Messaging), Bahram Paiani (CITC Network Computing Services), Shea Rogers (UNT Business Services), Curry Searle (CITC ACUS), Chris Stoermer (Student Health and Wellness Center), Craig Terrell (CITC Network Computing Services), Jackie Thames (Col. Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Michael Wilhelmi (UNT Police), Yancey Yeargan (CITC Network Computing Services), Jason Zorola (UNT Police)


Minutes from October 2, 2009, were approved with minor amendments.


Craig Terrell and Yancey Yeargan (CITC Directory Services) were on hand to answer questions regarding the UNT AD tree and other directory services issues. Craig provided an overview of the upgrade of the AD servers to the 2008 version. Craig indicated that restore tools would be better in Server 2008 with the AD recycle bin, and that managed service accounts could be supported with non-expiring passwords. Paul Hons (COE) asked if it would be possible to have an encrypted file system on a network share, and Craig said that would not be possible. Tim Christian stated that CAS was using TrueCrypt for that function. When asked about saving Mac OS preferences in AD, Craig stated that schema extensions would be needed and would be applied after the upgrade process was finished.

Yancey Yeargan discussed issues regarding job title data in AD and LDAP as received from EIS in light of the classification title change implemented in September by UNT HR. Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair) agreed to attempt to get more information as to how the classification versus working title was being implemented and managed in Peoplesoft.


Philip Baczewski inquired about SCCM use and suggested that an initial SCCM working group meeting be held during a DCSMT "off week".


Philip Baczewski reminded distributed manages of the CITC's offer to provide no-cost virtual server and storage hosting to distributed departments. The VM Service includes server systems, storage, and backup service. Katy Gallahan asked about the backup cycle for virtual hosts. It was indicated that there was a 2 week retention cycle with daily incremental backups. When asked if the CITC offered media storage, Craig Terrell indicated that it was not a service of the CITC. Tim Christian asked if the Backup service was available as a separate service.

Jason Gutierrez said that a new agreement with Apple will provide iWork and iLife software for Mac OS X systems on campus. 10.6 OS X Server will be available at low cost with unlimited client connections as will Apple Remote Desktop. Support with Apple for OS X Server, OS X Client, Ad interaction, and the Pro Application Suites has been renewed.


Jason Gutierrez announced that iPhone active sync with EagleConnect was not currently working with the UNT domain and that a call in this regard was open with Microsoft.

Chris Stoermer announced that the Student Health and Wellness Center was investigating several medical records systems and that vendors would be on campus starting on Oct. 20 to demonstrate their products. He invited any interested distributed managers to attend the demonstrations and asked that he be contacted for additional details.

Tom Bunten (UNT HSC) noted that HSC would be sharing UNT's AD infrastructure.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:15 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for November 6, 2009.

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