Systems Staff Meeting Notes 2/26/01

Systems Staff Meeting Notes
February 26, 2001

Present: Rich Bennett, Cynthia Bowker, Will Chaney, Bill Covey, Debra Harris, Winston Harris, Bobbie Meng, Suzy Shaw, Hilton Soto, Geoffrey Stewart, Ying Tang
  1. Digital problems continue - USI accident in room 148 over the weekend. A worker fell through the ceiling after climbing up the ladder & into the drop ceiling. He broke one of the wooden library chairs on impact, got glue on the floor and broke a light fixture and two ceiling tiles. He was OK and cleaned up most of the mess he made. Judy from Digital came by Bill's office this morning and was very apologetic.
  2. Systems furniture - Eight chairs have arrived for the conference room. Unfortunately, that is not a sufficient amount & we will need to get more ordered.
  3. DLC area on the 2nd floor - they have a Jeffries tube in place complete with a small, oscillating fan in an attempt to distribute the air flow between Resource Services & the DLC. Also, a conference room appeared in the far end of DLC that was not in the original floor plan.
  4. The electronic calendar is fully operational - we'll be removing that item from the Systems minutes.
Review Minutes of 2/5/01
  1. HB369 - Friday's mail had a notice to faculty members about the bill - it generally had some pessimistic views. President Young made some comments over the weekend, to the effect that he wouldn't have the system be like the one we're getting, but he would have it be better than the one we currently have. No more SUS revisions have occurred.
  2. Health Center - PAULA - no real news, they're waiting to see if they are allowed to have it.
Ongoing Systems Updates
Equipment Received/Installed/Repaired
  1. Borland Kylix Server Developer edition software has been ordered.
  2. SuSE Linux 7.1 Professional and six Linksys Etherfast 10/100 LAN cards have been ordered.
  3. The remaining 20 of the first order of 30 Dells arrived.
  4. Still no word on the second order of 30 Dells.
  5. Speakers were not ordered with the last order of 30 Dells. Should not be necessary, people should have speakers already. Geoffrey will go through the vault to round up the speakers that we do have available.
  6. Visors - received late Friday afternoon. David Hickey has been alerted. We can throw out his old Visor. Two will be kept on the shelf.
  7. Beatriz Lugo returned the Toshiba Resource Services laptop (WSID 1124) that the Micron laptop replaced. It was returned sans docking station, although the IRDB lists it with one. Bill suggests checking with Diana Hagan. In the meantime, Geoffrey will evaluate the laptop to see if it is useable for checkout. It will need to be set up for dial-up access.
  1. DLC L2 (2nd Linux box) will go online today. Two more left to go.
  2. SID server on NT8 - Suzy will be bringing it up.
  3. W2K migration servers are ready; will start with the dummy.
  4. E series machines will work, Geoffrey will convert to W2K next. Will cost over $200 per machine to upgrade.
  5. Per John Ashcraft, the current copy of Centurion Guard works with W2K. Bill believes we can accomplish its function with W2K security.
  6. Wireless - power is in, waiting on closet punch downs. May be able to get it up this week.
Software Projects Status
  1. Trouble Ticket Viewer - testing browsers, columns sort by caller ID or date. Bill would like to have sort by whom it is assigned to as well.
  2. PAULA for RS - working on making it more user friendly - currently takes 3 clicks, want to reduce it to two. Bill suggests the difference between left/right click.
  3. Winston has been working on the Trouble Ticket database for Debra - auto sending email for closed tickets.
  4. Travel program - added capability to print in rich text directly to email.
DP Coordinator
  1. Students are on Spring Break next week. Phones will be ringing.
  2. Phones - Debra placed a work order to get more up-to-date manuals and instructions on programming the number of rings before voice mail picks up.

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