managed-settings.xml issue after IBM Sametime 9 upgrade
Fri, Oct 25th 2013 2:17a Klaus Bild I manage all our Sametime client settings through managed-settings.xml and I love the simplicity of it.
But recently I updated our IBM Sametime environment to Version 9 and the managed settings stopped working.
So I enabled the debugging parameters in rcpinstall.properties and looked at the trace:
"org.xml.sax.SAXParseException: Premature end of file."
Mhmh, not very specific, sounds like a prob with the xml but I used the same xml without any problems with version 8.5.1
So I checked to ope [read] Keywords: ibm
Customize it – Make IBM Connections look your way
Thu, Sep 26th 2013 8:05a Klaus Bild I just finished my session at Dominopoint days in Milano and it is really a honor to be a part of this event!
I want to share my slides with you and I’m open for comments or remarks, so please tell me if you think I should add/change some slides in future.
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Google map link – IBM Connections Profile customization
Wed, Sep 25th 2013 2:22a Klaus Bild Tomorrow I will give a session at the Dominopoint Days in Milano on customizing IBM Connections and there I will show a simple Profile customization example.
In this example I added a home address as link which will open the address on Google maps
How to do this is pretty simple, create a resource bundle for your labels, check out profiles-config.xml and add the attribute to profiles-config.xml and profiles-types.xml.
Now open profileDetails.ftl and here you have to add the magic:
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Change default SIP listening port – IBM Sametime Client
Tue, Sep 24th 2013 1:01a Klaus Bild Quick tip.
Want to change the default SIP listening port of your IBM Sametime Client? Browse to
and open preferences.ini.
In there you will find:
# Default SIP Preferences
Change listening port, restart Notes, done.
Thanks to Claudio for providing me this info!
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Example of IBM Connections Desktop Plug-in customisation
Mon, Sep 23rd 2013 6:19a Klaus Bild The latest release of the IBM Connections Desktop Plug-in gives you the possibility to customise the branding strings and the images of the connector.
Following screenshots show you a branding example:
Just download and edit this registry file if you want to try it yourself (64bit example!) or visit the Connections Wiki for further details.
PS: If you are in Milano this Thursday 26 September than visit my session at the Dominopoint Days 2013 for additional customisation examples
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Save the Mice – IBM Connections Scripting
Thu, Sep 12th 2013 5:40a Klaus Bild If you are an IBM Connections administrator you know that doing system configuration in the WAS Integrated Solution Console is a time and scroll intensive job.
Fortunately Christoph Stöttner created a bunch of very useful scripts which will save you a lot of time.
Check out his ICON UK 2013 slides or go to his GitHub repository
“Collection of useful scripts for WebSphere, DB2 and Connections admins“.
Here comes my power tip (which of course I learnt in Christoph’s ICON U [read] Keywords: connections
ICON UK – Social Intranet for Small Businesses
Tue, Sep 3rd 2013 6:00a Klaus Bild Yesterday Sandra Buehler and I had the honor to held a session at the IBM user group UK event in Brighton. We talked about the topic “Social Intranet for Small Businesses” and showed how we are using our Social Intranet.
It was a big pleasure doing this, thanks to all attendees and to the organizers of this very special event!
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A very handy IBM Sametime Name Change Task
Tue, Aug 27th 2013 9:50a Klaus Bild Totally missed that a very handy name change task was added to the IBM Sametime name conversion utility looooong time ago:
-> Usage is explained in this Community article
You will need this task if you change your community server host name.
Up to now I always used a custom Domino agent but will use this task in future for sure.
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Having fun with CMIS object types in IBM Connections
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 7:38a Klaus Bild A part of my session at the Dominopoint Days 2013 in Milano will be on CMIS object types in Media galleries.
You can create custom media gallery object types just by importing your XML documents that define CMIS object types for custom photo or video files -> Creating custom media gallery object types
Creating a “Belsoft Photo” template was pretty easy:
Create your XML document with your CMIS definition (I added 4 additional fields, Location/Date/Creator/Business Unit)
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Social Connections V in my hometown Zurich – Thank you!
Mon, Jul 1st 2013 6:03a Klaus Bild Last friday it was my second time attending the Social Connections Event. This time the event took place in my hometown Zurich which of course was a special pleasure to me.
It was already the 5th IBM Connections user group event with nearly 200 participants from 20 countries!
I had the honor to give a technical session on creating customized Cognos reports for IBM Connections:
Give your community owners the reports they really need from Klaus Bild
Helping the Social Connections team [read] Keywords: admin
Parameters for your IBM Connections Reports
Wed, Jun 26th 2013 7:17a Klaus Bild For my session “Give your Community Owners the Reports they really need!” at Social Connections in Zurich I started playing around with the Cognos Report Studio and created some custom reports. To use actual UI data in your reports you can use following parameters:
communityid = CommunityID of actual Community
dcommunityid = Category Code of actual Community
endDate = Yesterday’s date
installedapps = _1_2_….
lclocale = de, en, it…
Parameters which change with the Co [read] Keywords: connections
Social Intranet für KMU – IBM Connect Switzerland
Thu, Feb 28th 2013 3:43a Klaus Bild An der Veranstaltung IBM Connect Switzerland durfte ich einen Vortrag halten, in welchem ich aufzeige, wie wir IBM Connections als unser soziales Intranet nutzen.
Ich hoffe die Beispiele liefern euch einige Ideen, wie ihr das Thema in euren Firmen adressieren könnt.
Social Intranet für KMU – IBM Connect Switzerland von Klaus Bild
Ihr dürft mich gerne kontaktieren, falls ihr mal eine Live Demo sehen wollt.
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Social Connections IV – A huge success
Mon, Dec 3rd 2012 6:11a Klaus Bild Last friday it was my first time attending the Social Connections Event which was held in Amsterdam.
It was already the 4th IBM Connections user group event and I had the honor to take part as a speaker.
I held a technical session on upgrading Connections 3 to 4:
IBM Connections upgrade to 4 from soccnx
The event was just awesome, perfect location, superb sessions, passionate people,
in short, it was a blast!
Dear Social Connections Team, thx a lot for this memorable event and
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CR1 Fixpack for IBM Connections released
Tue, Oct 23rd 2012 12:53a Klaus Bild You can find the CR1 fixpack for IBM Connections 4 here:
and here the fix list:
and some post install instructions:
Will install it right now and test if the Mobile security management is included.
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Error in Step create-ear-metrics – Connections 4 upgrade
Mon, Oct 22nd 2012 4:01a Klaus Bild Had a hard time last week with a Connections 4 upgrade.
Whenever I tried to install the Connections apps (on a fresh WAS install!) I got an error during metrics ear file creation:
Googling brought me to this technote:
So I had to delete some WAS files and everything worked after that!?
PS: I assume that a failed Fixpack installation at t [read] Keywords: connections
Can’t see images on Cognos Dispatcher – Simple Fix
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 8:09a Klaus Bild I took me a lot of time to successfully installing Cognos for IBM Connections 4 and in the end I finally could access the dispatcher through
BUT it looked like this, no images at all
This wasn’t exactly what I expected. Looking at the image URL’s and the source files on the Cognos WAS server revealed the issue.
To fix this problem just copy the the ps and skins folder from
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Start Sametime TURN Server as Windows Service
Tue, Mar 27th 2012 7:11a Klaus Bild Since Ver. 8.5.2 Sametime provides video communications across NATed networks or firewall via the TURN server when direct peer-to-peer communications are not possible. Unfortunately this “server” is only a java program which has to be started manually and which will be closed when you log out the server.
Workaround is to create a windows service which will start the TURN server as local system account:
- Download Windows Service Manager (SrvMan) from: http://tools.sysprogs.org/sr [read] Keywords: ibm
Adding IBM Sametime Windows Services
Mon, Jun 27th 2011 7:33a Klaus Bild There’s another way to add Sametime Windows services as documented on:
Instead of adding uid and pw to soap.client.probs file you can add both via service stop arguments. Just use following command:
WASService -add "STProxyServer_NA" -servername nodeagent -profilePath "%PROFILE_PATH%STPPNProfile" -logRoot "%PRO [read] Keywords: ibm
IBM Lotus Connections 3 auf dem iPhone
Thu, Mar 17th 2011 3:58a Klaus Bild IBM Lotus Connections hat mit der Version 3 sehr viele Verbesserungen im Bereich Zugriff über mobile Geräte gebracht. Man kann mittlerweile direkt per iPhone (oder mit fast jeglichem mobilen Gerät) mit allen Komponenten arbeiten und somit wirklich von überall auf die nötigen Daten zugreifen resp. mit seinem Netzwerk interagieren.
Für meinen Arbeitgeber Belsoft AG habe ich dazu einen kleinen YouTube Film erstellt:
Ich bin wirklich von den gebotenen Möglichkeiten begeistert und freue mich [read] Keywords: connections