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  • Gary Tarbet
    Anyone know what the church is looking for from the inventory of computers they have requested? How will it be used? GaryT Ashburn VA
    Message 1 of 8 , Jun 1, 2003
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      Anyone know what the church is looking for from the inventory of
      computers they have requested? How will it be used?


      GaryT
      Ashburn VA
    • blhewitt7@netscape.net
      I haven t heard of a request for an inventory of FHC computers from SLC, but that doesn t mean our director hasn t received it and already taken care of it. I
      Message 2 of 8 , Jun 2, 2003
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        I haven't heard of a request for an inventory of FHC computers from SLC,
        but that doesn't mean our director hasn't received it and already taken
        care of it. I know that the ward administrative computers (i.e. ward
        clerk computers) are periodically inventoried for a couple of purposes.
        1. To make sure that the computers meet minimum specifications for
        administrative computers.
        2. To help the stakes keep track of potiential problems (i.e. diskspace
        getting low). The asst. stake clerk can usually request this report.

        The information that I got when I last made a request for our report was:
        - CPU Type
        - CPU Speed
        - OS Version
        - HD capacity / Free
        - RAM

        The thing I found that was missing was info on the CD-ROM. I still had
        a couple of systems that didn't have CD-ROMs that I didn't know about.
        (Hadn't been out to those units yet - 50mile/90mile drive type of thing).

        What I think could possibly be going on is an upgrade to Family Search
        that may take advantage of Windows and possibly the network. Our FHC
        directory shared with me a letter that indicated that all FHC's are
        supposed to get internet either this year or next and that the stakes
        are supposed to make sure that it is funded either by usage fees, donations
        or budget. I know that the general authorities are very anxious to make
        sure that we quit duplicating ordinances in the temple and this may be
        part of that drive.

        Brian Hewitt - Minneapolis, MN FHC


        "Gary Tarbet" <gtarbet@...> wrote:

        >Anyone know what the church is looking for from the inventory of
        >computers they have requested?  How will it be used?
        >
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        >GaryT
        >Ashburn VA
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      • Gary Templeman
        You will find the inventory request, along with attachments for the instructions and the necessary software, on the unit email account at webmail.ldsmail.net,
        Message 3 of 8 , Jun 2, 2003
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          You will find the inventory request, along with attachments for the
          instructions and the necessary software, on the unit email account at
          webmail.ldsmail.net, so if the director does not check that account
          regularly he/she may not know about it yet.

          I know the stake clerks for computers have recently received a couple of
          directives asking them to make sure there is no unlicensed software on any
          of the computers in the stake. The inventory software the Church is sending
          will make a report of both hardware and software, so part of the reason may
          be to make sure we are "clean".

          Gary Templeman

          ----- Original Message -----
          From: <blhewitt7@...>
          To: <fhctech@yahoogroups.com>
          Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 6:31 AM
          Subject: RE: [fhctech] Inventory of FHC Computers


          > I haven't heard of a request for an inventory of FHC computers from SLC,
          > but that doesn't mean our director hasn't received it and already taken
          > care of it. I know that the ward administrative computers (i.e. ward
          > clerk computers) are periodically inventoried for a couple of purposes.
          > 1. To make sure that the computers meet minimum specifications for
          > administrative computers.
          > 2. To help the stakes keep track of potiential problems (i.e. diskspace
          > getting low). The asst. stake clerk can usually request this report.
          >
          > The information that I got when I last made a request for our report was:
          > - CPU Type
          > - CPU Speed
          > - OS Version
          > - HD capacity / Free
          > - RAM
          >
          > The thing I found that was missing was info on the CD-ROM. I still had
          > a couple of systems that didn't have CD-ROMs that I didn't know about.
          > (Hadn't been out to those units yet - 50mile/90mile drive type of thing).
          >
          > What I think could possibly be going on is an upgrade to Family Search
          > that may take advantage of Windows and possibly the network. Our FHC
          > directory shared with me a letter that indicated that all FHC's are
          > supposed to get internet either this year or next and that the stakes
          > are supposed to make sure that it is funded either by usage fees,
          donations
          > or budget. I know that the general authorities are very anxious to make
          > sure that we quit duplicating ordinances in the temple and this may be
          > part of that drive.
          >
          > Brian Hewitt - Minneapolis, MN FHC
          >
        • Michael Provard
          A mailing is going out this week to all family history centers and it includes instructions about the computer inventory and instructions how to access the
          Message 4 of 8 , Jun 3, 2003
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            A mailing is going out this week to all family history centers and it includes instructions about the computer inventory and instructions how to access the LDSMail.net system. This paper mailing is necessary because not all family history centers are using their LDSMail account. Many announcements and surveys have gone out in the past year through this system. The hope is that we will be able to use LDSMail to more quickly reach the family history centers with timely and important information.
             
            Mike Provard
            Family History Center Operations

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            Message: 1
               Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2003 09:31:03 -0400
               From: blhewitt7@...
            Subject: RE: Inventory of FHC Computers

            I haven't heard of a request for an inventory of FHC computers from SLC,
            but that doesn't mean our director hasn't received it and already taken
            care of it.  I know that the ward administrative computers (i.e. ward
            clerk computers) are periodically inventoried for a couple of purposes.
            1. To make sure that the computers meet minimum specifications for
            administrative computers.
            2. To help the stakes keep track of potiential problems (i.e. diskspace
            getting low).  The asst. stake clerk can usually request this report.
            ________________________________________________________________________
            ________________________________________________________________________

            Message: 2
               Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2003 07:08:10 -0700
               From: "Gary Templeman" <gtempleman1@...>
            Subject: Re: Inventory of FHC Computers

            You will find the inventory request, along with attachments for the
            instructions and the necessary software, on the unit email account at
            webmail.ldsmail.net, so if the director does not check that account
            regularly he/she may not know about it yet.

            I know the stake clerks for computers have recently received a couple of
            directives asking them to make sure there is no unlicensed software on any
            of the computers in the stake.  The inventory software the Church is sending
            will make a report of both hardware and software, so part of the reason may
            be to make sure we are "clean".

            Gary Templeman

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          • klbeardall
            ... it includes instructions about the computer inventory and instructions how to access the LDSMail.net system. This paper mailing is necessary because not
            Message 5 of 8 , Jun 4, 2003
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              --- In fhctech@yahoogroups.com, "Michael Provard" <provardmr@l...>
              wrote:
              > A mailing is going out this week to all family history centers and
              it includes instructions about the computer inventory and instructions
              how to access the LDSMail.net system. This paper mailing is necessary
              because not all family history centers are using their LDSMail
              account. Many announcements and surveys have gone out in the past year
              through this system. The hope is that we will be able to use LDSMail
              to more quickly reach the family history centers with timely and
              important information.
              >
              > Mike Provard
              > Family History Center Operations
              >
              >
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              > Message: 1
              > Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2003 09:31:03 -0400
              > From: blhewitt7@n...
              > Subject: RE: Inventory of FHC Computers
              >
              > I haven't heard of a request for an inventory of FHC computers from
              SLC,
              > but that doesn't mean our director hasn't received it and already
              taken
              > care of it. I know that the ward administrative computers (i.e.
              ward
              > clerk computers) are periodically inventoried for a couple of
              purposes.
              > 1. To make sure that the computers meet minimum specifications for
              > administrative computers.
              > 2. To help the stakes keep track of potiential problems (i.e.
              diskspace
              > getting low). The asst. stake clerk can usually request this
              report.
              >
              ______________________________________________________________________
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              >
              ______________________________________________________________________
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              >
              > Message: 2
              > Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2003 07:08:10 -0700
              > From: "Gary Templeman" <gtempleman1@a...>
              > Subject: Re: Inventory of FHC Computers
              >
              > You will find the inventory request, along with attachments for the
              > instructions and the necessary software, on the unit email account
              at
              > webmail.ldsmail.net, so if the director does not check that account
              > regularly he/she may not know about it yet.
              >
              > I know the stake clerks for computers have recently received a
              couple of
              > directives asking them to make sure there is no unlicensed software
              on any
              > of the computers in the stake. The inventory software the Church is
              sending
              > will make a report of both hardware and software, so part of the
              reason may
              > be to make sure we are "clean".
              >
              > Gary Templeman
              >
              >
              >
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            • Alexander Smith
              My director handed me a floppy with a set of files on it (abt 600K) to conduct the inventory. You put in the floppy, switch to the A: drive, and run the
              Message 6 of 8 , Jun 4, 2003
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                My director handed me a floppy with a set of files on it (abt 600K) to
                conduct the inventory. You put in the floppy, switch to the A: drive, and
                run the program using the START/RUN a:\rinv.exe (as I recall, probably
                stands for run inventory). The program collects information on your
                hardware and software and stores it as a text file on the floppy (this is
                good information to make a paper copy for your own information). There is a
                separate text file for each computer. After you have run the program on
                each computer you are supposed to copy the results onto the computer that
                you use for Inventory Manager. There is a program on the disk to copy the
                files (a:\copy....) where they are stored in the nodesys directory until the
                next time you make an order using Inventory Manager. At that time the files
                are transferred to Salt Lake. Another option is to mail in the floppy disk.

                Alex Smith
                Los Angeles Family History Center
              • Russell Houlton
                Yes, but the question remains, how many computers do I have? I ve got two official church machines. Everything else has been back-door donations. To
                Message 7 of 8 , Jun 4, 2003
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                  Yes, but the question remains, how many computers do I have? <grin>  I've got two official church machines.  Everything else has been back-door donations.  To quote someone from SLC who came though to train us many years ago, "The church has a strict computer policy that nobody follows." <grin>  At no time did we get that $100 donation to run FamilySearch (DOS) on them.  We just assigned the computers other duty.  This trainer basically said for us to do this as having PAF machines for the patrons to use was needed. 
                   
                  Then there's that Novell server another multi-stake FHC center donated to us when they upgraded.....
                   
                  So the question remains - officially, how many computers do I have? <g> 
                  -----Original Message-----
                  From: sentto-332474-5104-1054652920-R_Houlton=compuserve.com@... [mailto:sentto-332474-5104-1054652920-R_Houlton=compuserve.com@...]On Behalf Of Michael Provard
                  Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 5:08 AM
                  To: fhctech@yahoogroups.com
                  Subject: [fhctech] Re: Inventory of FHC Computers

                  A mailing is going out this week to all family history centers and it includes instructions about the computer inventory and instructions how to access the LDSMail.net system. This paper mailing is necessary because not all family history centers are using their LDSMail account. Many announcements and surveys have gone out in the past year through this system. The hope is that we will be able to use LDSMail to more quickly reach the family history centers with timely and important information.
                   
                  Mike Provard
                  Family History Center Operations

                • Dana A. Repouille
                  I wonder if instead of mailing these diskettes to them, we could just e-mail the data files to them? I ve only got two out of the four FHCs in the stake using
                  Message 8 of 8 , Jun 5, 2003
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                    I wonder if instead of mailing these diskettes to them, we could just e-mail
                    the data files to them? I've only got two out of the four FHCs in the stake
                    using IM, and they don't use IM to order films very much at all.

                    Dana

                    ----- Original Message -----
                    From: "Donna Miller" <millerdl@...>
                    To: <drepouille@...>
                    Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 3:58 PM
                    Subject: Re: Inventory of FHC Computers


                    I am out for medical leave until mid july. The files were sent to the
                    center directors the last week of May before I went on leave. If you would
                    like a copy of the program you can contact Ray Cheatam in FHC support.

                    Donna Miller
                    Family History Center Support Specialist
                    Millerdl@...

                    ----- Original Message -----
                    From: <blhewitt7@...>
                    To: <fhctech@yahoogroups.com>
                    Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 8:31 AM
                    Subject: RE: [fhctech] Inventory of FHC Computers


                    > I haven't heard of a request for an inventory of FHC computers from SLC,
                    > but that doesn't mean our director hasn't received it and already taken
                    > care of it. I know that the ward administrative computers (i.e. ward
                    > clerk computers) are periodically inventoried for a couple of purposes.
                    > 1. To make sure that the computers meet minimum specifications for
                    > administrative computers.
                    > 2. To help the stakes keep track of potiential problems (i.e. diskspace
                    > getting low). The asst. stake clerk can usually request this report.
                    >
                    > The information that I got when I last made a request for our report was:
                    > - CPU Type
                    > - CPU Speed
                    > - OS Version
                    > - HD capacity / Free
                    > - RAM
                    >
                    > The thing I found that was missing was info on the CD-ROM. I still had
                    > a couple of systems that didn't have CD-ROMs that I didn't know about.
                    > (Hadn't been out to those units yet - 50mile/90mile drive type of thing).
                    >
                    > What I think could possibly be going on is an upgrade to Family Search
                    > that may take advantage of Windows and possibly the network. Our FHC
                    > directory shared with me a letter that indicated that all FHC's are
                    > supposed to get internet either this year or next and that the stakes
                    > are supposed to make sure that it is funded either by usage fees,
                    donations
                    > or budget. I know that the general authorities are very anxious to make
                    > sure that we quit duplicating ordinances in the temple and this may be
                    > part of that drive.
                    >
                    > Brian Hewitt - Minneapolis, MN FHC
                    >
                    >
                    > "Gary Tarbet" <gtarbet@...> wrote:
                    >
                    > >Anyone know what the church is looking for from the inventory of
                    > >computers they have requested? How will it be used?
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >GaryT
                    > >Ashburn VA
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