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Minutes of Smathers Middle Managers Meeting
January 5, 2006

Present: Denise Bennett, Rich Bennett, Will Chaney, Gary Cornwell, Robena Cornwell, Lori Driscoll, Leilani Freund, Martha Hruska, Tom Minton, Patrick Reakes, Colleen Seale, Betsy Simpson, Jan Swanbeck, Carol Turner
Microsoft Virus Threat
  1. End of December - WMF windows metafiles - threat to all Windows users. Fortunately, our anti-virus software has caught any thing coming through.
  2. Anyone using Windows systems is vulnerable to attack. They claim they are monitoring - hopefully, they will catch the culprits.
  3. Be careful opening attachments.
  4. Public: DeepFreeze should catch it.
West Computers
  1. Purchased 110 workstations for West and 30 replacements for old public machines.
  2. Right now, every space in Systems is full of boxes.
  3. The 30 for replacement should be pushed out in the next few weeks. The 110 for West will remain stored in Systems.
  4. HSSS met with Barbara - she wants the specs for the equipment they want to order for West. Looking for mid-January. Waiting for staff to consult.
WinXP Upgrade
  1. Went well - some problems - had to start from scratch on a few machines. We are close to being completely off the old platform.
McAfee Anti-Virus
  1. Central service concept - most of our machines now have it installed. If there are machines without it, please notify SYSHELP.
  2. The easiest way to push it is to stop services, delete Trend then push McAfee.
Public Workstation Conversion
  1. HSSS - 30 Gateways will not update - they will be replaced with new machines.
  2. MSL - all done except eight. There are several machines awaiting parts - CD ROM drive replacements.
  1. Have ordered cables for headphones and USB ports, but need to get tie-downs.
  2. MSL has them set up without tie-downs. HSSS may want to take a look at their set-up. Check with Michael Howell.
Systems/Liaison Program
  1. Any word on the dissolution of the liaison program and the takeover of all machine maintenance by Systems? It is still under discussion. No final plan as of yet.


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