So if you've been following my manic tweets lately, you may have picked up that I'm doing a session at Lotusphere 2012. My session stems from a document I wrote up, and have tried to keep updated, several years about about InstallShield Tuner for Lotus Notes. Great app, free, learn all about at my Show -N- Tell. Since I am putting together the session slides, I have to go through and do step by step screenshots. Not a big deal. But, when you're using InstallShield Tuner, one of the required files you need, LotusNotes853.itw, is missing from the 8.5.3 Standard client installation download. But of course, I didn't know that since I had not put one together yet for Notes 8.5.3.
So picture this if you will. Our hero, a strapping figure of a man, Andy, sitting at his downstairs desk working away madly on trying to come up with awesome content for a Lotusphere slide deck. A bead of sweat at his brow as his works madly into the night. Screen shot here, document there. "I've got a good pace going!", he excited says to himself. "Okay, now click here, do this, look for the file LotusNotes853.itw.......look for the file LotusNotes853.itw......WHERE THE HELL IS THE LOTUSNOTES853.ITW!?" he yells out into the cold, December night. He hastily unpacks the download installation files again, missing from there too. Off to Google he goes to find the answer. Yup. It's not in the download package. Harrumph. But, as glimmer of hope appears as he reads that the file is available from IBM Fix Central! Away with great speed he went to the site, selected the following options
Clicked continue, clicked continue again and beheld before his tired eyes, the missing file!
Hazzah! He was once again victorious and continued on with his assigned tasks! The End!
But the moral to this story kids, is IBM seems to have overlooked placing the LotusNotes853.itw file in the installation package and if you use InstallShield Tuner for Lotus Notes, you're going to need that file. But, IBM Fix Central has what you're looking for.
Andy's Guide to (dis)ConnectED2015!
Sat, Dec 13th 2014 12:14p Andy Donaldson Every year about this time, I sit down in front of my computer and bang out my guide and tips for making your yearly journey to the holy land of collaborative awesomeness, Lotusphere. (You can click here to see all of the past years write-ups.) Well, it used to be called Lotusphere, but over the past couple of years it's had a bit of an identity crisis. This coming January it has once again had a change of name and is called ConnectED. Okay, no problem. But this year for the first time sinc [read] Keywords: connections
Another one bites the dust.
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 7:09p Andy Donaldson I've been feeling it coming for a long time now. The eventuality that my days as a full time Domino Administrator coming to a close. I've known for some time at work, (past couple of years), that there has been a lot of conversation about migrating away from the Domino stack. At first I fought it. Nobody listened. Nobody cared. No help from IBM either. As far as I'm concerned, they gave up on us as a customer a long time ago. Haven't heard from my rep in months. So why fight it. My [read] Keywords: domino
17 years. 16 an honest man.
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 3:40a Andy Donaldson Back before the turn of the century, I didn't know what I wanted in the world. I thought I did and that took me down many roads. But most of the time, it was roads that others had already paved. I hadn't made any of my own. I was at a crossroads in life I felt. I was on the verge of making a decision to either sticking it out in Ohio, or move back to Michigan and live in my parents basement to start over. I was looking for answers on a direction in life and that's when I decided to look [read] Keywords: email
Sametime Video Calls on a MacBook Pro - not happening
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 9:10a Andy Donaldson Okay, blogosphere, I need your ear for a few minutes.The overlords here at the day job want to start support Macs. That's a good thing in my opinion. IBM has had a Notes client for Mac, (but not an Admin or Dev client), for some time now. But with rolling out new hardware, we have to make sure everything works of course. What's not working for me right now, and is reproducible on another like Mac, is that video calls in Sametime won't work. We have nice, shiny new MacBook Pro's with Re [read] Keywords: admin
Migrating Traveler to HA Error
Sat, Mar 15th 2014 6:48a Andy Donaldson Today was the day I made the leap to migrate our production Traveler server from running on the Derby database to an SQL database. While we are not taking full advantage of HA with multiple servers, I wanted to at least get us migrated to a more robust database. Having walked through the migration steps at this link in our test environment, I felt pretty confident with the task ahead. After the server restarted and Traveler launched, the migration process began. But not too long after the mi [read] Keywords: ibm