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Sametime 8.5.1 client - beware!!
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Important tip on Sametime installs - increase the JVM heap size for Installation Manger
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Which Sametime server field is used?
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Control of Sametime user policy using Managed Settings in Domino Policy
Sat, Apr 20th 2013 244
Important tip on Sametime installs - increase the JVM heap size for Installation Manger
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Sametime V9 due out soon
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Sametime 8.5.1 client - beware!!
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Upgrading your Sametime DB2 databases for Sametime V9
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Sametime 9 - a first glance
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Andy Higgins
 
Blog Title Sametime Discussion Group
Blog Description Discussion Group set up after Sametime Bird of a feather session at Lotusphere 2011. Purpose is to share Sametime experiences and discuss solutions
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Thu, Aug 28th 2014 2:09p   Andy Higgins
Sametime V9 modification of STAVCONFIG.XML - be careful!! I ran into an issue that wasted a lot of my time recently during a Sametime V9 Audio/Video install and I wanted to get it out there so others know about it and are not similarly affected. As you may know, the config file for the Audio/Video is stored under the websphere STMedia server in a file called STAVCONFIG.XML. Most of the parameters in this file are displayed through the STMedia server screen on the ST Console but some are not... [read] Keywords: ibm sametime profile server websphere xml
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Sametime 9 - a first glance
Mon, Nov 18th 2013 3:23p   Andy Higgins
The View just published my latest article on Sametime Sametime 9 - a first glance [read] Keywords: sametime
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Upgrading your Sametime DB2 databases for Sametime V9
Mon, Nov 11th 2013 3:13p   Andy Higgins
Upgrading your Sametime DB2 databases for Sametime V9In an "upgrade" from a Sametime V8.5 deployment to Sametime V9, probably the most important thing is to keep is the database information in the Sametime Console (just the policies), Sametime Meetings and Sametime Advanced DB2 databases. Sametime V9 uses a newer version of DB2 (V9 moves to V10.1 because DB2 V9 went to “end of support” on April 30, 2012), so the databases will need to be upgraded and moved onto a DB2 V10.1 server. IBM’s [read] Keywords: ibm policies sametime database db2 server xml
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Sametime V9 due out soon
Tue, Sep 10th 2013 2:09p   Andy Higgins
Sametime V9 is due out pretty soon - September 20th is the date I have seen on the Sametime Blog. The new version promises better features on the Video side and a new, sexier interface.... Once I download it, I will be writing a more thorough review. I will leave judgement until then :-) [read] Keywords: connections ibm sametime interface
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Control of Sametime user policy using Managed Settings in Domino Policy
Sat, Apr 20th 2013 12:11p   Andy Higgins
For the past few years I have advised against using Managed Settings in Domino Policy because of bad experiences using this particluar way to manage the Sametime clients. For one thing, you can't managed the stand-alone client this way which means that unless you are 100% sure that users will use the embedded Notes ST client, you should always use the Managed-settings.xml file approach. Having said that, I have clients that have used the Managed Settings in Domino Policy because that the way th [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes sametime desktop properties xml
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Sametime 8.5.1 client - beware!!
Wed, Jun 6th 2012 10:10p   Andy Higgins
Ok, so I consider it my duty to report that the ST client V8.5.1 has some issues.... Especially when you're implementing Audio/Video services and you want to limit those services to a small population of users....which is what we are trying to do currently.... So, the majority of users in our 100k environment have the 8.5.1 client. These users can actually only use AV services if they are on the VPN but regardless of that, they must register with the AV proxyRegistrar even if our policy dictate [read] Keywords: sametime blogger security server




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Important tip on Sametime installs - increase the JVM heap size for Installation Manger
Mon, Apr 16th 2012 10:11a   Andy Higgins
I wanted to mention this tip as I have just finished my part of a 80+ Sametime server environment and this tip helps the installer work so much better (including helping it not to crash "out of memory" sometimes): Increase the JVM heap size for the Installation ManagerClose Installation ManagerGo to the Installation Manager install directory (C:Program FilesIBMInstallation Managereclipse)Add the line "-Xmx1024m" to IBMIM.iniRun the offering launchpad again to invoke the installationThanks t [read] Keywords: ibm sametime blogger eclipse server
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Sametime View article
Tue, Feb 28th 2012 2:12p   Andy Higgins
I forgot to mention that I recently published a general article on Sametime 8.5.x in the View and I am currently writing another article on upgrading your Sametime Community server to 8.5.2 IFR1. You can see the View article here: Sametime 8.5.2 — Unifying Communication and Collaboration in the Enterprise [read] Keywords: collaboration sametime blogger community enterprise server
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Great link for information on Sametime
Mon, Feb 27th 2012 3:08p   Andy Higgins
I have decided to start blogging a little more now after a recent hiatus caused by too much work :-). I came across the following link on Instant-Tech's blog which has lots of great Sametime information: http://blog.instant-tech.com/2008/08/very-useful-sametime-debugging-faqs.html I also saw another blog which details a lot of the information about managing client settings that I had blogged about, so I wanted to tie the two together - check out this link: http://kbild.ch/2011/05/change-same [read] Keywords: sametime blogger blogging xml
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Presentation from PACLUG
Wed, Jun 22nd 2011 11:14a   Andy Higgins
Hi to everyone who attending my PACLUG presentation on "Sametime for Administrators"- as promised, here is the updated presentation. PACLUG sametime presentation View more presentations from amhiggins.Let me know if you have questions or comments..and subscribe to my blog!! Cheers, Andy [read] Keywords: sametime application blogger
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Follow up to last blog
Wed, Jun 22nd 2011 6:09a   Andy Higgins
So now finally, I can post my findings on what I posted back in April. The question was where do we get the Sametime community server from? It used to be in the Location document in the client but with the new embedded client, it's now in an XML file (community-config.xml) here: C:LotusNotesDataworkspace.metadata.pluginscom.ibm.collaboration.realtime.community.sametime There is actually a lot of information in this file and it seems to come from the plugin_configuration.ini file (PC.ini) (on fi [read] Keywords: collaboration domino ibm lotus notes sametime blogger community eclipse server workspace xml
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Which Sametime server field is used?
Fri, Apr 8th 2011 12:41p   Andy Higgins
So now it's getting confusing.... with Notes 8.5.2 (and earlier versions), the Sametime server field has disappeared from the Location document... not sure exactly when this happened (i.e. which version) but in my reading I came across this useful link which explains some of the mystery. I still could see the Sametime server field in the Location document but only looking at properties. Regardless of all this, it is my understanding now that with respect to the ST embedded client, the locatio [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus notes policies sametime blogger community desktop instant messaging properties server workspace xml
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PACLUG and Admin2011 together
Fri, Apr 1st 2011 5:30a   Andy Higgins
I will be presenting at the Pacific Lotus Users Group in Vegas this coming June. Check out the site here I will talking about migrating Sametime users to 8.5.x and the corresponding pain :-) Both the View's Admin2011 and Lotus Developer 2011 will be co-located and hosted at the same place, so make sure you attend this event for lots of great information [read] Keywords: lotus sametime blogger
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How to configure Sametime embedded client remotely
Wed, Mar 30th 2011 11:29a   Andy Higgins
I just posted this to the Sametime Community Forum and thought I would post it here too as it may be useful: Information on how to configure your Sametime embedded client Basically - I could never get the Domino policy and managed settings in there to work. I believe that with 8.5.x onwards the best way to control Sametime configuration is NOT with Domino policies but with the plugin_customization.ini file and managed-settings.xml First thing is make sure the Sametime Community server is in yo [read] Keywords: collaboration domino ibm notes notes client policies sametime blogger community server workspace xml
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Rolling out users onto Sametime 8.5.x
Fri, Mar 4th 2011 9:31a   Andy Higgins
It seems to me that there are serious issues with rolling out the newer version of the Sametime clients which are required to work with the new Sametime 8.5.x infrastructure. Apart from interoperability issues with older clients accessing the new servers (something we have been "spoiled" by having in past releases) it seems to me that there are no fixed methodologies laid out by IBM for client deployment. Specifically: How to update Sametime preferences on the client automaticallyWhat's the d [read] Keywords: ibm notes policies sametime blogger
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Deploying scalable Sametime
Mon, Feb 21st 2011 7:06a   Andy Higgins
I was just notified about this great article on IBM developer works written by Andy Yiu from IBM. It details how to deploy a scalable Lotus Sametime 8.5.1 environment on a minimum of two servers with the ability to expand as and when needed. Deploying a scalable IBM Lotus Sametime 8.5.1 environment for small-to-medium businesses [read] Keywords: ibm lotus sametime blogger
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Things discussed at Lotusphere BoF session
Wed, Feb 16th 2011 2:22p   Andy Higgins
There were a number of things discussed in out BoF session at Lotusphere that I would like to address in this blog: HTTPS access to the meeting server - how to set this up (watch this blog space)Red Book on Sametime deployment - only available online at present LINK: Sametime 8.5 Enterprise Scale DeploymentCan we get a VMWare image with everything loaded on it? (Andy Higgins will investigate)Multi-tenancy Sametime install (Frank Altenburg to report on this option)Setting configuration options as [read] Keywords: ldd lotus lotusphere sametime blogger enterprise server vmware
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Sametime 8.5.2 released in beta
Mon, Feb 14th 2011 12:33p   Andy Higgins
You all probably know that the beta release of ST 8.5.2 has been released. I have a copy and am installing it as I blog.... I need to read the fine print to see how much I can talk about it, so watch this space. [read] Keywords: sametime blogger
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The first post
Mon, Feb 14th 2011 12:32p   Andy Higgins
Hi all, This is the newly set up Sametime Discussion blog for all those people who attended my Birds of a Feather session at Lotusphere in 2011. I hope to be able to share ST information and provoke discussion on various ST topics on this blog. I hope to grow this blog too, so please feel free to add more people to the distribution. Thanks, Andy Higgins [read] Keywords: lotusphere sametime blogger




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