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Systems Staff Meeting Notes
February 8, 2008

Present: Thomas Bielicke, Cynthia Bowker, Will Chaney, Logan Clapp, Debra Fetzer, Winston Harris, Bobbie Meng, Tom Minton, Chris Nicolich, Amy Polk, Mark Sullivan, Stephen Williams
Announcements
  1. Reorganization discussion.
Review Minutes of 02/01/08
  1. Software #1 - correction on blog policy.
Ongoing Systems Updates
Equipment Received/Installed/Repaired
  1. Will emailed GovConnection about the battery charger. We have a meeting scheduled with them on Feb.12. They need to give us a solution.
Liaisons
  1. Liaison Training not yet scheduled.
  2. Systems Training - Middle Manager's Meeting ran long yesterday, so Group A's training was postponed. Group B will meet next Thursday, 10AM.
Networking
  1. Still working on the new McAfee server. It is in limbo right now - it was renamed and that subsequently broke it.
  2. SAN status - Replistor license - Bill said to go ahead with it. Will is going to hold off until the meeting with GovConnection.
  3. SAN speed issue - no complaints as of late.
  4. SMS upgrade is done. Everything works, Logan just needs the time to sit down and get to it. He's working on the OS and software deployment.
  5. MSL SAN move - Rob spoke to Xerox - they may consolidate two of their offices, giving one up to us. We will have to get additional networking.
  6. Slip streaming - down to 3 updates from 11. They are actually not real updates, they are new utilities. We need only the updates. Therefore, it is ready to go. Cynthia gave Paul McDonough a disk - he reported that it gives errors. IE7 is not integrating - it requires user intervention. It can be pushed from WSUS.
  7. Central Exchange Server - meeting later this month. The topic has resurfaced again at meetings - staff are clamoring for increased email size limits.
  8. AD Public Print Demo - it went well. The Public Service Task Force got their questions answered.
  9. SAN User Folder/My Docs synch - Middle Mangers seemed interested. Liaisons asked for the pros and cons.
  10. SAN File Structure - presented to MMM and Liaisons. Permissions to be set by hand. Will prepare for migration to campus AD by creating redundant groups for GatorLink. Discussion of GatorLink mail ensues.
  11. File server - hosting Web pages - moving it may be an issue - DLC stuff on NT12 and Acquisitions/FCLA shared files on NT2R.
Software Projects Status
  1. Blogs/wikis - Bill replied to the policy draft. He found it way too dictatorial. Will eliminated the points Bill wanted - it is now down to of a page. Anonymity will be allowed and the password policy will be the same as email. Need to come up with a name: Smathers Blog Server. Working on blog templates.
    Wikis - working on setting it up with a Library password log-in. Laurie Taylor has been asking if we are wiki ready - told her almost - we are tweaking it.
  2. Grover - design issue this week for DHCP machines. It has been worked out.
  3. Tracking database - new version with changes released - Erich accepted. Now we are really into the design phase for Web Client.
  4. Greenstone - production server not responding yesterday and this morning - something different than the usual problem. Logan restarted it - was a server, not software, problem.
  5. UFDC optimization - update to Erich to be sent today. Two milestones are done. Mark Sullivan to start on the third.
  6. IRDB - problem with reporting on software by department - it is now fixed.
  7. SysRequest - problem with the Notify field. It now checks for the correct username/email.
  8. Folder issue last week - HR wanted Sam Huang to have access to PDF folders. Had to change the registry setting - couldn't open attachments in Exchange. It's working now.
DLC Greenstone Issues
  1. Finally fixed scanner problems - got the CopiBooks networked to the SAN. Logan had to create local accounts for each CopiBook on the DLC server. He will inform DLC folks.
Web Projects
  1. SSI scratched. Too many security issues.
  2. Expect to be getting more programming requests.
Systems Security Management
  1. Meeting held.

 

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