Minutes of January 16, 2007 Meeting

B. Golon, N. Gonzaga, S. Jackson, P. Johnson, R. Sandler and via teleconference K. Au, S. Bartz, M. Belasco, J. Maxymuk, M. Medeiros and D. Voorhees.

1. Systems Update

Systems has 32 pc swaps to do in January and February.

The re-image of the public machines will be done by the end of the month. At the same time, public pcs will be moved to private address space to make them less vulnerable to outside attacks.

In the future, units will be instructed to leave the pcs on for updating on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

A newer version of NetOps will be loaded on e-class pcs.

The university has signed an agreement with Microsoft that will allow us to upgrade to the 2007 Office Suite. This version is not backwardly compatible with earlier versions and needs to run on XP. Training and the earliest installations will take place in the Spring.

2. Grant-Funded Equipment Policy

John forwarded the finished policy draft to Grace, and she requested that someone from PCWG present it to Tech Services Council. Au is on that group as well and will present the policy to them in February.

3. Ticket System Inventory

This item was tabled till next month.

4. Copier/Scanners for Requested Articles

Because of compatibility problems with the older Fujitsu scanners at Douglass, Kilmer, LSM and Camden, Darryl is looking into using the new copiers for article scanning. There are security, space and other issues to be resolved so the group will revisit this next month. In the meantime, Darryl will run some tests.

5. Old/New Business

Nick reported that there were fewer problems than last year with the annual Novell password change. The most common problem was a mismatch between the Novell and workstation passwords.

Pam noted that the "Effective Management and Use of Email" program developed through the cooperation of the Training Committee and PCWG will be conducted by Anne, Matthew and Andrew next week. She mentioned that Computer Security will be the subject of the next program and she is looking for volunteers. Pam will email the group future topics and dates.

The videoconferencing endpoints document is in the process of being updated.

There are plans to hire someone for an additional pc position in Alex.

6. Future Meeting Dates

The next meetings are scheduled on February 20 and March 20 at 10AM in the TSB Conference Room.

Reported by John Maxymuk

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