Marin County Free Library — Technical Services

  Marin County Technology Users Group  
   June 12, 2008, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

South Novato Library

  1. Updates
    1. LAN Party updates: 2008 Schedule so far
      • SNO 6/25 Weds 530-8
      • CMA 7/17 Thurs 5-7
      • MCI 7/31 Thurs 5-8
      • PRE 8/06 Weds 3-5
      • NOV 8/08 Fri 1-4
      • CCE 8/14 Thurs 530-8
      • FAI 8/22 Fri 4-6
      • SNO 8/27 Weds 530-8
      • Current Plans: Porsches, RockBand, Dance Dance
        Future Plans: Wii will try new games
    2. Sunday Tech Support Protocol Reminder: 11-5, PIC -> TEC pager
    3. Service Alert: JetDirect cards failing in HP LJ4000n PCs (CCE, STB)
    4. Windows XP SP3 rollout -- not really started yet
    5. Office 2007 updates: Publisher for sure, but
    6. Network Update: Done! Now, more remote tools and monitoring software
    7. Useful Tool: WS-FTP Ping Pro
    8. Civic Center (Building) Wireless from IST
      • FW1: staff, authenticates using RADIUS (domain usernames and passwords)
      • Cguest: public, authenticates using U: Cguest P:GuestCOM

    9. External Floppy Drives: Demo
    10. Wireless Keyboard and Mouse troubleshooting

  2. Topics

    1. Save Your Energy:
      • IST implementing power management and forced shutdowns on domain computers
      • Library staff seems to typically shut down their computers
      • Typical Power Management settings, and Power Management vs. Usability on public computers
      • Improving AutoStartup (and Shutdown)
        • Adding more PCs to the shutdown list? (e.g. Self Checks)
        • Tightening power settings on PCs a little?
        • Consolidating or virutalizing servers
        • Other ideas?
      • SFGate article on A Greener Glow for Computers
    2. Recent Rise in Spams and Scams

    3. Training and informational issues raised:



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