The minutes for 14th October were approved.
Neil asked if using Ubuntu remotely via XRDP would be sufficient rather than updating our own desktops. Stephen replied that he would prefer C(S)Os to update their own machines as he would like to know what scripts needed updating but the main objective was for everyone to gain enough experience of using Ubuntu to be able to support users when they start moving across. Carol asked what should be done if problems were found. Stephen replied that a RT ticket would be best.
It was agreed to fold this into the 'Remove unused kit from racks in IF, AT, KB' action.
Blog articles discussed:
Alastair also has an action to write an Ubuntu blog article from CEG. He will discuss with Graham whether the two articles can be combined.
Report from Computing Executive Group
Alastair gave a short overview of how the imminent introduction of People and Money is likely to affect the computing staff (executive summary, not much).
All staff are encouraged to make a record of how much of this year's leave they still have outstanding before the Whoseoff license expires at the end of the year.
Carol asked whether the issue of part time workers being required to specify a particular day of the week when they would be off for the new P and M holiday system had been fixed? Alastair replied that he didn't know if this had been fixed yet.
Reports from Units
George emphasised the importance of recording every visit to the server rooms. Other Schools have had problems with having incomplete records.
George stated that disconnecting machines from power and switch ports was a high priority task.
No report given.
Iain asked if there had been word of mail being incorrectly bounced as well as being delayed given the contents of RT104827? Neil said he would investigate.
Topics for discussion
Jennifer issued a heartfelt plea for help with her RT issues. Iain said he would continue to investigate.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday 4th November 2020 online at 10am.
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