Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


Meeting Minutes

February 5, 2010

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 (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
Joe Adamo (CITC Communications), Troy Bacon (AVP Fin/Bus Affairs and Controller), Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair (CITC)), Michael Bagget (College of Visual Arts and Design), Ben Bigby (College of Music), Charlie Brien (UNT Facilities), Jim Byford (College of Engineering), Katy Gallahan (ABN Lan Mgmt), Mike Hatch (College of Business), Paul Hons (College of Education), Gary Mathews (College of Information), Richard Sanzone (CITC Helpdesk), Marquis Young (for Tim Christian, College of Arts and Sciences), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math/Science)

Guests
T.J. Adamowicz (CITC Network Computing Services), Ray Banks (Universities Center at Dallas), Krysta Berry (CITC Data Communications), Blair Copeland (CITC Data Communications), Mac Edwards (Computing and IT Center), Nassos Galiopoulos (College of Public Affairs and Community Service), Jason Gutierrez (CITC Network Computing Services), Jennifer Lafleur (CITC Admin/Compliance), John Leutkemeyer (UNT Libraries), Joey Macaraeg (College of Business), Gabe Marshall (CITC Security), Patrick McLeod (CITC Academic Computing RSS), T.J. Miller (CITC Directory Services), Shea Rogers (UNT Business Services), Charlotte Russell (CITC Admin/Compliance), Curry Searle (CITC ACUS), Jon Starkweather (CITC RSS), Larry Talley (CITC MMS/Sharepoint), Steve Vocelka (CITC Computer Operations), Yancey Yeargan (CITC Network Computing Services)

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes from January 15, 2010, were approved as written.

NEW DNS AUDIT TOOL

Blair Copeland (CITC Datacomm) announced a new facility that allows distributed and network managers to audit the addresses in use on the subnets that they manage. The system allows them to see a list of MAC addresses and associated DNS entries.

STAT SOFTWARE AND LICENSE UPDATE

Patric McLeod (CITC ACUS) announced that ACUS now has SAS version 9.2 available and that they recommended migrating from SAS 9.1.3 to SAS 9.2 by the Fall of 2010.

OLD BUSINESS

Curry Searle (CITC Classroom Desktop Support) reported that the SCCM interest group had met and discussed interest in a centrally-supported SCCM server solution with the majority of departments represented indicating they would take advantage of the service if offered. T. J. Miller (CITC Directory Services) indicated that he could have a production server available with a week or two. The SCCM group also discussed discovery issues in shared buildings and agreed to coordinate on standard naming conventions to help prevent confusion. Curry reported that he had acquired a test version of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack and would be bringing up a demonstration installation for those interested in seeing the capabilities provided by that software.

Jennifer LaFleur (CITC Administration and Complilance) announced that the Adobe software agreement was being renewed through a DIR vendor and that a new price list would be available. The Adobe software agreement would still provide a 2-year maintenance cycle for products purchased through the contract. She also announced that she made Windows 7 Enterprise edition available as provided by our Microsoft Campus Agreement.

NEW BUSINESS

No new business was discussed.

AREA REPORTS

Curry Searle reported that the iMacs in the DP D215 classroom had been upgraded to OS 10.6 and had the ability to run Windows applications on an installed version of VirtualBox.

Jim Byford (College of Engineering) introduced Paul Stroufe, a new employee in his area that will have responsibility for Linux support in the College of Engineering.

Roy Zumwalt introduced Randy Evans, a new employee in his area.

Mike Hatch (College of Business) introduced Grat Asuncion, a new employee in the College of Business Computing Support.

Larry Talley (CITC Sharepoint) noted that Office 2010 beta version was available, but will not work with the current version of Sharepoint.

Joe Adamo (CITC Datacomm) announced that the EagleNet wireless network on the main campus had been upgraded to new wireless access points over the holiday break and that 802.11 b,g, and n standards were now supported.

Marquis Young (College of Arts and Sciences) inquired as to whether the Mac OS extension to Active Directory had been installed. Directory Service team members responded that those would be applied after the last AD server was upgraded to Windows Server 8 which would be complete soon.

Jason Gutierrez announced that the Apple Managers Group would be meeting on the next Friday with the topic being a discussion of iPhone app development led by Yancey Yeargan.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 10:50 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for February 19, 2010.


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