If you want to set some preferences for the Sametime Connect client remotely you can do this via an update site. How to create such an update site and how to configure your Sametime server that these preferences will be forced to the clients as soon as they log in is described in these technotes:
Although both technotes are for Sametime 7.5.x the same procedure will work with the current 8.5.x clients.
In the first technote you will also find a sample update site where you just need to adapt the preference settings you want to deploy. You can find a list of the valid settings for the current 8.5.1 client in the infocenter.
There are two things I would like to mention as they are not obvious:
The sample for the setting “URL for UIM Proviosioning” in STCONFIG.NSF is a bad one. You will find “http:///STclientupdate/site.xml”. This should better read “http://<full host name of your update site server>/STclientupdate/site.xml”. So, do NOT forget to specifiy the full URL to your site.xml including the host name. Sametime will NOT add that automatically …
And in the sample update site you will find the following line in the “feature.xml” within the “<required>” section:
This means, that the update will only be applied if you do have exactly the Sametime 7.5.1 installed. If you want to only apply that for another client version, e .g. 8.5.1 you need to change “7.5.1″ to “8.5.1″. If you want to apply the settings to all clients with version 7.5.1 or above you need to change the line to:
Connectivity Problem with DB2 V10.1 on Suse Linux
Tue, Apr 23rd 2013 8:08a Michael Urspringer Today I tried to install IBM DB2 V10.1 on a Suse Enterprise Linux 10.1 SP2. However, although the installation went smoothly with no errors, I was unable to connect to the DB2 server via TCP/IP. The install program told me that the server is using port 50001 but there was no connect and a “netstat -an | grep LISTEN” showed that there was no process listening on port 50001.
I checked /etc/services and there was no entry for port 50001 as well.
Running the command “db2 get dbm cf [read] Keywords: ibm
Replacement for Google Reader
Mon, Mar 18th 2013 11:29a Michael Urspringer As Google Reader will disappear starting July 1st, I was looking for an alternative as I am still reading many RSS feeds on a regular basis. I looked at Feedly first, which looks quite ok especially if they really will rebuild the Google API and will be independent from Google Reader bevor Google stops the service.
However there are two reasons why I will not use it:
1. It is already overcrowded because of the many people currently switching to Feedly from Google and sometimes no longer reachabl [read] Keywords: google
Comment Function Restored
Sat, Mar 9th 2013 3:45a Michael Urspringer It seems that the comment plugin of WordPress Jetpack is broken. At least no comments were possible on this site since yesterday (timeout in browser after submitting the comment). Although I not yet have an idea how to fix it, I have restored the comment function by disabling the plugin until I find some time to look at it.. [read] Keywords:
WordPress: Paste Pictures From Clipboard
Thu, Mar 7th 2013 9:45a Michael Urspringer I really missed the feature of just pasting an image (e.g. made with a screenshot tool) into the WordPress editor. I know found a small tool which almost does that. It is called PicturePaste. And it just adds one additional small step between the normal copy / paste operation.
I am using the Home Host version of the tool which allows me to configure my own FTP server to upload the images (so they are just automatically saved into my WordPress media folder).
So from now on I will more often use [read] Keywords: server
Sametime 8.5.2: Suppress Meeting Reports
Thu, Mar 7th 2013 8:22a Michael Urspringer A customer wanted to suppress the meeting room report function of a Sametime Meeting Room (because of a request of the Working Council). Although there is no direct setting for it, there is a possibility to do this. You need to distinguish between the Meeting Rich Client and the Web Browser.
Meeting Rich Client
You will need to use a Sametime 8.5.2 IFR1 client version newer than March 2012 (I have tested it with the Notes Embedded CLient Version 20121204-0645). Since this release two managed set [read] Keywords: ibm