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Using IAM credentials to grant access to AWS services
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Fixing crashes in Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS)
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Using regular expression with Connections profiles population
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Misleading error message at ST Meeting Server installation
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Lotus Traveler: 403 FORBIDDEN
Thu, Feb 2nd 2012 101
Principal field invalidates RFC 5322 compliance
Sun, Mar 11th 2012 71
Architecting on AWS: the best services to build a two-tier application
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 70
Change the date format when Domino server runs as a Windows service
Sun, May 8th 2011 66
DB2 error message on Windows 2008
Mon, Feb 21st 2011 56
Hadoop streaming R on Hortonworks Windows distribution
Tue, May 6th 2014 55
Fixing crashes in Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS)
Mon, Sep 24th 2012 42
Sametime 8.5.x LDAP: Domino vs. Active Directory
Mon, May 16th 2011 37
Using regular expression with Connections profiles population
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Misleading error message at ST Meeting Server installation
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Architecting on AWS: the best services to build a two-tier application
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 10:05a   Christian Petters
The notion of a scalable, on-demand, pay-as-you go cloud infrastructure tends to be easy understood by the majority of today’s IT specialists. However, in order to fully reap the benefits from hosting solutions in the cloud you will have to rethink traditional ‘on-premises’ design approaches. This should happen for a variety of reasons with the most prominent ones the design-for-costs or the adoption of a design-for-failure approach. This is the first of a series of posts in which we will [read] Keywords: policies application archive database mysql network oracle sql wiki
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Hadoop streaming R on Hortonworks Windows distribution
Tue, May 6th 2014 4:25a   Christian Petters
The ability to combine executables with the hadoop map/reduce engine is a very powerful concept known as streaming. Thanks to a very active community, we have  ample of examples available on the web that caters for a large variety of languages and implementations. Sources like this and this have also provided some R language examples that are very easy to follow. In my case I was only required to look at the integration between two tools. Unfortunately though, I hadn’t so far be [read] Keywords: application community integration javascript
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Using IAM credentials to grant access to AWS services
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 7:42p   Christian Petters
Having used Amazon Web Services (AWS) for quite some time now, I realised that it should be time to start sharing some of my experiences on this blog, particularly considering that I haven’t contributed to the World Wide Web community for quite some time. Today’s post is about Amazon’s Identity and Access Management (IAM) service and why it is a good idea to use it. I am using the great backup solution from CloudBerry to backup important files from my laptop on Amazon S3. Whi [read] Keywords: policies R7 application community laptop security
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Fixing crashes in Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS)
Mon, Sep 24th 2012 2:59p   Christian Petters
I recently started to look at SQL Server Analysis Services to get a better understanding of the design and usage of OLAP cubes. Unfortunately the development environment (Business Intelligence Development Studio) which is still based on Visual Studio 2008 kept on crashing on me for no obvious reasons. Being relatively new to the topic I obviously couldn’t judge whether the crashes where caused by my wrongdoing or something happening in the application itself. To my defence though, I shal [read] Keywords: application development microsoft server sql xml
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Using regular expression with Connections profiles population
Sat, Apr 28th 2012 2:22a   Christian Petters
Today I was challenged to make use of regular expressions in Tivoli Directory Integrator to further filter LDAP distinguished names for the import into IBM Connections Profiles. According to the Connections 3.0.1 documentation this can be achieved in specifying your regular expression in the source_ldap_required_dn_regex property of the profiles_tdi.PROPERTIES file. Looking at the underlying TDI Assembly Line code though I discovered that source_ldap_required_dn_regex is never being read. Instea [read] Keywords: connections ibm ldd lotus community java javascript properties tivoli
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Misleading error message at ST Meeting Server installation
Fri, Apr 20th 2012 9:24p   Christian Petters
This week I was challenged with a completely deceptive error message during the installation of the Sametime Meeting Server. The error message claimed that System Clocks are not synchronized within 5 minutes of one another, Please synchronize for federation. Since I was working in a somewhat unreliable test environment I obviously believed in the message and dutifully compared the system times between the Sametime Systems Console server and the Sametime Meeting server. Without a lot of surpris [read] Keywords: ibm sametime application java password server websphere websphere portal




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IBM Connections Documentation HTML wrapper
Wed, Apr 18th 2012 2:43a   Christian Petters
If you are like me and constantly being frustrated about the performance of the IBM Connections wiki you can try those two HTML wrapper documents for a more instant experience: HTML wrapper HTML wrapper accessible Just note the comment on the top of each document “This draft is refreshed quarterly, as necessary, but does not contain all of the latest updates and fixes made to the community-owned version of the wiki articles.” [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus community wiki
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AusLUG12 presentation
Thu, Mar 29th 2012 8:03p   Christian Petters
Thanks to everyone who attended my session on Lotus Notes package customisation and the positive feedback I have received so far. Don’t hesitate to drop me a line if you need to know more details on any of the topics covered. Feel free to download the presentation from here. Most presentations should also be made available in the AusLUG community after the event. [read] Keywords: lotus notes community
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Principal field invalidates RFC 5322 compliance
Sun, Mar 11th 2012 3:22a   Christian Petters
Due to lack of time, another post in ‘shorthand’: Issue: Outgoing SMTP messages are rejected by ISP or Gateway appliance with error “Invalid sender address” Investigation: RFC 5322 requires a from field in the header of every email. Emails that were sent from LotusScript* specifying an invalid entry for the Principal field, which caused Domino to create invalid message headers. The mandatory From field was missing. Solution: When using Principal fields, ensure to use v [read] Keywords: domino lotusscript email smtp
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Lotus Traveler: 403 FORBIDDEN
Thu, Feb 2nd 2012 1:42p   Christian Petters
Just a quick note on an issue we discovered lately. Issue: An Apple iPhone was unable to synchronise with the Traveler server. The only error message we got was 403 FORBIDDEN (Access not allowed even with authorization) in the Domlog.nsf. Investigation: Issue tell traveler security status username on the domino console. This will result with a listing of all devices registered to a user and their security status. In this particular case the security approval was pending for the iPhone but the [read] Keywords: domino lotus traveler apple iphone security server
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Sametime: Define path to vpuserinfo.nsf for name changes
Wed, Jul 13th 2011 5:42p   Christian Petters
This may not be an issue for organisations that do have the Domino data directory in the default location (e.g. data). If however you want to run the stnamechange task on a server with an alternative data directory, you must add the following parameter to the [Config] section of the sametime.ini NC_DB_PATH=G:Datadir [read] Keywords: domino sametime server
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Unable to connect to Sametime Community server after upgrade to 8.5
Mon, Jun 13th 2011 5:02p   Christian Petters
I recently upgraded our Sametime environment to version 8.5.1 from version 7.5.1. Since we also wanted to transfer to new server hardware I figured it would be easiest to do a new installation and just migrate the vpuserinfo.nsf and stconf.nsf. Since no configuration settings are being migrated this was a good opportunity to start afresh. This here is a quick note (from own experience) that the design of the vpuserinfo.nsf is important for the successful run of Sametime. Since the vpuserinfo.ns [read] Keywords: admin connections ibm sametime updall community database server
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Sametime: prevent contact list notification after directory change to LDAP
Sat, May 21st 2011 2:17a   Christian Petters
If you have followed IBM’s instructions on replacing the Domino Directory with an LDAP directory you might notice the user notification below after running the stnamechange command against the vpuserinfo.nsf: I can not think of any valid reason why a user should be bothered that his ‘contact list has been updated to reflect recent administration changes to contact names’. In my experience it would just puzzle people, especially since there is no true information relayed or any [read] Keywords: administration collaboration domino ibm notes noteslotus sametime desktop eclipse
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Sametime 8.5.x LDAP: Domino vs. Active Directory
Mon, May 16th 2011 3:25a   Christian Petters
While I was working on the upgrade of our existing Sametime environment to Sametime 8.5.1 (soon 8.5.2) I have run across an interesting question that I considered worth sharing: Will I use Domino LDAP or connect to Active Directory. There are good and not so good reasons for either option: To get the discussion started there seems to be the obvious choice to keep on using the Domino Directory when switching to LDAP. This way users can work in their familiar directory structure without the [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus sametime application bug server websphere
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Change the date format when Domino server runs as a Windows service
Sun, May 8th 2011 4:05p   Christian Petters
New technote from IBM. [read] Keywords: domino ibm server
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DB2 error message on Windows 2008
Mon, Feb 21st 2011 4:22p   Christian Petters
Just a quick note interesting for DB2 installations on Windows 2008 Server or Windows 7 workstations. If you are receiving an error “SQL5005C System Error” immediately after the launch of the operating system you have most likely missed to add your current user ID to the DB2Admin group on the local machine. SQL5005C System Error [read] Keywords: application db2 server
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Transferring the single server SSL certificate to ND Gateway installation
Thu, Oct 7th 2010 10:14p   Christian Petters
This post is in response to a question asked on my previous post by Gili Nachum. When re-installing the Sametime Gateway to convert it from a Single Server to a Network Deployment you are obviously faced with the task to re-configure the system, which definitely includes the SSL configuration. There might possibly be a way to transfer most of the configuration using Websphere scripts. In absence of any experience in this area I am going to describe the manual steps here. Very important: create a [read] Keywords: ibm sametime application java network password profile properties server websphere
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Unable to re-install Sametime Gateway
Wed, Sep 29th 2010 5:43p   Christian Petters
Today I had the need to re-install our Lotus Sametime Gateway to change it around from Standalone to Network Deployment. While the de-installation seemed to be alright, I still wasn’t able to re-install the server, ending up with an error message: “Unable to locate a Sametime Gateway server at [oldinstalllocation]“ Figuring out what was going on kept me busy for quite a while. I got my final hint from the installlog.txt claiming: “com.ibm.rtc.gateway.install.CheckVPDRegi [read] Keywords: ibm lotus sametime database network server
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Debug code shipped with 8.5.2 gold?
Sun, Aug 29th 2010 10:42p   Christian Petters
Looks like there is one more issue with the new 8.5.2 release of Lotus Traveler and Update Installer that is going to bug me. After installing the 8.5.2 Update Installer on my Nokia N97 mobile device there is a little pop-up coming up in the top right corner of the screen whenever I am using the function key on the keyboard (see screen shot below). Removing and reinstalling the app confirmed that it is definitely being the cause. Now I am obviously wondering whether IBM has missed to remove/dis [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes traveler bug mobile
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Lotus Traveler 8.5.2: Anyone else having issues with Update Installer?
Wed, Aug 25th 2010 12:06a   Christian Petters
After my previous post I am now back with a more appealing issue. Not a show stopper but still annoying, considering the possibilities if the automated client update is truly going to work. The issue I am facing is an error message on our Nokia mobile phones on checking for new updates using the update installer: “The response indicates that the server does not support Lotus Installer” Strangely enough I have been able to upgrade one phone using this method without any issues, all s [read] Keywords: ibm lotus traveler mobile planetlotus planetlotus.org server
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Traveler problem reports directory has moved in 8.5.2
Tue, Aug 24th 2010 9:44p   Christian Petters
Just updating our environment to Lotus Domino and Traveler 8.5.2. The only thing catching my eye so far is the altered directory for traveler problem reports. In the past they were located in a folder named travelerlogstprs in the Domino data directory. This has now changed and the files can be found in the IBM_TECHNICAL_SUPPORTtravelerlogstprs directory. This is important for organisations that have employed some kind of process to get the problem reports picked up and processed automaticall [read] Keywords: domino ldd lotus traveler
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Migrate in-line styles to css with XPages editor
Fri, Aug 13th 2010 5:14a   Christian Petters
There is a nice little option/feature on the Style tab of the Properties view in the XPages editor. It allows for the export of style parameter that had previously been defined manually in the code, to be migrated into a css file and automatically applied to the selected control. I like that! [read] Keywords: xpages css properties




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