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IBM Connections 5.0 Cumulative Refresh 3 (CR3) was made available on IBM Fix Central yesterday. Use the documents below to plan for applying this update to your Connections 5.0 environment. Be sure to review the Upda
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I've spent the last couple of months documenting a Connections 5.5 small deployment that can serve as the starting point for a deployment that goes beyond the proof of concept stage. This deployment consists of a deployment manager, two clustered Connections nodes, a database server, and a web server. I've also created videos for each step in the process. You can find the guide here and the videos here. Feedback is encouraged!
If you run systems with both Notes and Domino installed, you have probably run into the problem of not being able to update the JVMs when patches are released. In particular, the JVM patcher finds only the Notes JVM, leaving you with the unappealing prospect of uninstalling Notes to patch Domino's JVM. Here's a simple workaround to that problem:
2. Delete the Notes registry key.
3. Run the server JVM patcher, which will now find the Domino JVM.
4. Restore the Notes registry key.
5. Run the client JVM patcher, which will now find the Notes JVM.
Works like a champ for me.
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I can't tell you how many times some Sametime inst
Wow! The tips helped me help my customer and I've since shared it with other engineers so I'm sure it's helped others. And I'm sure it can help you too!
2 new videos just posted today: "IBM Client Application Access (ICAA)" (Notes) and "Troubleshooting Seedlists" (Connections)
Be sure to check out our 2 most recent videos, just published today, on our
VIDEO 1: "Ask the Experts session: IBM Client Application Access (ICAA)" (14 min)
VIDEO 2: "Troubleshooting Seedlists" (19 min)
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A client asked me today how to retrieve all wiki owners. After some research in the documentation, I was unable to find a wsadmin command that would return this information, but this SQL query does the trick:
This returns the set of users who own at least one wiki. If you instead want a report of all users who are wiki owners plus the count of wikis each user owns, you can run this query:
Chad Scott, IBM Connections Support software engineer
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A colleague of mine asked for some help benchmarking the time required to build background indexes on an IBM Connections 5.0 CR2 test system with very little data. To test that, I ran the following wsadmin command as described in Sear
However, I ran into the following error:
CLFRW0807W: Problem creating an FSDirectory instance from this class class org.
Caused by: java
Initially I thought this was due to not creating the seedlist, extract, and index directories before running the command, but doing so yielded the same error on a subsequent indexing attempt. The issue turned out to be the case used in the paths provided in the wsadmin command. While Windows is not case-sensitive, the Java methods invoked are, and using the wrong case throws the java
The correct way to run that command on my system is:
If you are lazy like me and tend to ignore case on Windows, get in the habit of making sure to use exact case for any wsadmin command, regardless of platform. Oh, and the time required for all indexes on a nearly empty system? About 40 seconds.
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For clients on the go, IBM Support Portal is fully supported on mobile browsers with a mobile UI that was significantly enhanced in 2014. Additionally, the IBM Technical Support app was released on Android in December 2014, and will be available soon on iOS. The IBM Technical Support app provides search access to the full library of support content on the Support Portal, access to Service Requests, warranty lookup, and more.
When searching the Support Portal, you can restrict your search to the currently selected product or product group, or you can search the full IBM Support Portal knowledge base library to include content for products that integrate with Collaboration Solutions offerings.
on the IBM Support Portal today!
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IBM Connections Docs v1.0.7 is now available. Formerly known as IBM Docs, IBM Connections Docs is a socially enabled online office productivity suite that makes it easier than ever for teams to collaboratively create and edit word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation documents in real time.
Today we’ll take a look at how you can install the Mail Onboarding Manager (MOM) client to prepare for migrating users from an on-premise Exchange server. This capability was delivered as part of the 2.0 release of MOM and gives you the ability to migrate users from on-premise Exchange directly to a hosted-only SmartCloud Notes organization without needing a hybrid configuration. Cool!
The install is fairly straightforward, but pay close attention to the login information and requirements in Step 15.
1. Log into the service as the admin user for your organization.
2. Click your profile picture and select Downloads and Setup.
3. Click View available software under the Software Download for IBM Notes Client... link.
4. Search for "Mail Onboarding Manager."
5. Download the latest available package.
6. Launch the installer and choose your language.
7. Click Next, accept the license agreement, and click Next again.
8. Enter the install location and click Next.
9. Select your geography and click Next.
10. Click Install.
11. Confirm successful installation and click Finish.
12. Open a browser and connect to http
13. Log into MOM using the same admin credentials you used in Step 1.
14. Select the Exchange server option and click Next.
15. Enter the connection info to access your Exchange server. Note that the impersonation account used here is an account that has admin access to all mailboxes to be migrated. This account needs to be preconfigured prior to completing this step. Additionally, be aware of this issue if you get an error indicating that the SMTP address has no associated mailbox.
16. Enter the connection info to access your Active Directory server. For example, enter your domain administrator credentials.
17. Confirm the installation options and click OK.
18. Confirm that you see a green check indicating the installation is complete.
19. Click Get Started and optionally take the tour of MOM features (highly recommended!).
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If you have used Mail
To get those requests, we need to cause the MOM JVM to use Fiddler as an HTTP proxy, something that happens automatically for your browser client but needs an extra step for MOM. Here's how:
1. On the MOM client system, open
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We had a slow start with videos in 2016 but things have picked up recently and we have a lot of news to share! Some of our recent video postings include topics like Domino Off-line Services, LEI, Sametime Policies, Watson Services and IBM Verse Offline. If you want to learn more about a new feature or have questions related to an installation that you're working through, we have the video for you.
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Ahhhh, the lure of nature and a great hike. Hiking a trail in a new geography is especially interesting to me, with its history to learn, rocky slopes to navigate and exquisite views along the way. I look forward to hiking more this spring and summer and Verse Offline is going to allow me to do that. It's a new feature within Verse that syncs the last seven days of email in all folders, seven days of preceding calendar events, and 30 days of future events to my laptop.
I am really glad to be one of the first to use Verse Offline. Setup was just one step and it was fast. When I got ready for a hike this spring, I synced my most recent mail to offline, then took my laptop with me on the hike. It was relaxing to tend to email while taking in some fresh air. After my hike, I found a place to connect to the Internet again, and the messages I had worked on offline were automatically sent and I was synced to my online mail file.
Is getting my work done while disconnected from the Internet the best of both worlds?
Sally Cripe, Knowledge Manager for IBM Verse & SmartCloud Notes
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Version 1.7 of the IBM Connections Mail Plug-in, for use with IBM Connections 5.5, has been posted to the IBM Collaboration Solutions Catalog. If you are upgrading to 5.5, make plans to download this plug-in to add access to email and calendar from within your IBM Connections environment.
Get the details, and the download, by visiting the catalog page IBM
Not ready to upgrade Connections yet? The catalog also has Connections Mail plug-in vers
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IBM Connections 5.5 is available for electronic download from Passport Advantage. IBM Connections V5.5 is a leading social network platform that streamlines your connections to collaborative networks, providing efficiencies to help you get more work done.
Resources for additional information: