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Systems Staff Meeting Notes
February 20, 2006

Present: Cynthia Bowker, Will Chaney, Debra Fetzer, Winston Harris, Bobbie Meng, Tom Minton, Chris Nicolich, Geoffrey Stewart, Mark Sullivan, Ying Tang
Announcements
  1. Today is President's Day.
  2. Starbucks plan for West is back in motion. 24 hour wireless access for 500 square feet.
Review Minutes of 02/13/06
  1. Liaisons #2 - Policy changes - cured liaisons from not being able to rename/remove machines from the domain.
Ongoing Systems Updates
Equipment Received/Installed/Repaired
  1. Dell tried to deliver 52 boxes to us today - shipment refused - was not equipment we ordered or needed replaced. The PO on the order was tied in with the original, troublesome order of 170 workstations from December.
Liaisons
  1. Public machines - liaisons are to update, maintain and do new setups. L107 classroom machines are still running TREND and have not been updated.
  2. Rebuilds - Will says that Geoffrey will have to spend some time training liaisons.
  3. Confusion over the location of PWSIDs in Network Neighborhood. 'P' is listed first - have to scroll to see regular WSIDs.
  4. Windows Vista has a hibernate mode which can be broken remotely.
Networking
  1. NT13 - Maps server - DLC was unable to access the server during a presentation. Now the Provost has decided to provide money to purchase a new server. Trial version of Disk Keeper is now installed on NT13. Joe Aufmuth provided documentation on successful GIS servers. It calls for separating the SQL/Web servers.
  2. Net Agent server - NT11 - is no longer going to be used. As soon as they are done capturing data, it will be rebuilt and we can use it for something else.
  3. West - waiting to hear on the Digital Worlds decision - 26 machines are slated for high-end configuration. Staff Training room - Trudi has quotes.
  4. AD - campus reorg - plans in place March '06, jump-in March '07.
  5. Winston went to the ITAC meeting last week - briefly broached the AD subject. Lots of Vista talk: non-patron sign-ons and security. GatorLink sign-ons to expand to 16 characters. Federated IDs are in the works.
Software Projects Status
  1. ILLIAD/Accounting - weekly meetings seem to have fallen by the wayside. Emails remain unanswered. Status unknown.
  2. DLC Loader/Pre-Loader - done.
  3. UFDC Customization Manager - done.
  4. Ephemeral Cities - grant runs out at the end of March.
  5. ERES - Chris is working on it. Angela Mott will be out on maternity leave soon and is asking for something more automated. Meeting Wednesday to get the specs.
  6. New programmer - Stephen Williams - to start on Friday.
Web Projects
  1. MetaLib - ready to hand-off to the public librarians for testing.
Security Management
  1. Meeting held.

 

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