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IBM Connections 5.5 - change the name of "My Organization Communities"
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IBM Sametime emoticons - free of charge :-)
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Automate startup of IBM Docs 2.0 server - the correct way?!
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IBM Connections - Force setting the "share with external" option on files.
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Connections 5.5 Rich Text widget loops the community - a third option to fix the issue
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IBM Connections 5.5 - change the name of "My Organization Communities"
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IBM Connections 5.5 - Make top header/menu sticky
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Robert Farstad
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IBM Docs 2.0 CR2 upgrade issue with the Conversion app. Deja vu with a twist.
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 8:58a   Robert Farstad
We´ve seen it before on CR1 for Docs 2.0, first discovered by Roberto Boccarodo (See this blog post about that issue), and now we see it again, with a twist... Here´s the output of the attempted upgrade: And the iFixInstall.log file says: WASX7017E: Exception received while running file “../execwas.py”; exception information: com.ibm.websphere.management.exception.AdminException: CWWSY0102E: Target with name docsserver.yourdomain.com was not found. The fix last time was to edit the "a
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TDI / SDI - Connect to Active Directory over SSL - How to
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 4:51p   Robert Farstad
I mostly write this post as a reminder to my self the next time I have a similar need. I had a case where I had to connect to Active Directory to be able to create users and set passwords on that user, off course, using TDI. The AD administrator gave me a .pfx format of the certificate which is stored in AD. Installing this file in Windows is easy. Just double click it and install. Then, starting the "certmgr.msc" from Start - Run inn Windows, I was able to right click the cert, selected "
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IBM Connections 5.5 - Make top header/menu sticky
Thu, Jan 19th 2017 12:34a   Robert Farstad
I had this challenge given to me from a customer; "Can you make the top menu/header always visible when scrolling the pages downwards in Connections?" Originally, my answer was NO, because this is not an out-of-the-box option. But, being the html/css enthusiast as I am, I started looking into it. I played around a bit with it in Firefox using Firebug. And I noticed that when I put in a "position: fixed" css property on the correct Divs, I was actually getting somewhere. Along the way, I t
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IBM Connections 5.5 - change the name of "My Organization Communities"
Wed, Jan 18th 2017 5:20a   Robert Farstad
I noticed a new feature In Connections 5.5. The menu item for "Public Communities" has changed to "My Organization Communities". This is something we´ve all seen. In CNX5.0:In CNX 5.5: What I didn´t know, was that there´s now a possibility to change the name of "My Organization" to be of your choosing. There´s a new configuration in LotusConnections-config.xml called " This you can change to The recipe to do this is here: http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSYGQH_5.5.0/a
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IBM Connections - Force setting the "share with external" option on files.
Mon, Dec 19th 2016 9:23p   Robert Farstad
Open for debate, please comment if you have any insight in why this might not be a good thing to do. When you upload a file in IBM Connections Cloud, the option "Files can be shared with people external to my organization" is automatically set for you: Which is a good thing. In On-Prem versions of IBM Connections (I tested this in Connections 5.5 CR2.), this option is left unchecked, so in order for you to be able to share this file with external users, you have to remember to set this EVE
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Automate startup of IBM Docs 2.0 server - the correct way?!
Wed, Nov 9th 2016 11:37p   Robert Farstad
Hi. I´ve done 5 different customer installations on IBM Docs 2.0 now, and they have all been having the same issues. When I´ve done the installations, I´ve also created a scheduled restart of the server once a week. And after the server has restarted, the issues have been: Viewer does not work as it shouldDocs don´t work as it shouldThumbnail generation won´t work at all.IBM initial setup, which is working fine, is that the scheduled tasks are set up to start on a "one time" trigger, an
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IBM Sametime emoticons - free of charge :-)
Wed, Nov 9th 2016 12:05p   Robert Farstad
Over the years, I´ve gathered up quite a few emoticons which I have in the Sametime Connect client. You can download those here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/825599/Robert_sametime_emoticons.zipAbsolutely free of charge, from me to you :-) How do you import them into the chat client?Well, just go like this: Open up a chat window, and click the smileyface in the toolbar. Then, click "edit". Then, to separate my emoticons from the standard ones that Sametime provides, click "new". Ent
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Docs 2.0 CR1 iFix 001 - Conversion app will not update.
Wed, Sep 28th 2016 8:09a   Robert Farstad
Has anyone had issues with upgrading Docs CR1 to the CR1 iFix1? This is the log error: INFO This iFix is not for your current DocsConversion version. Please double check. DocsApp and ViewerApp is updated fine, but not the conversion App. I have gone through the applypatch.py file, and managed to figure out that the script looks for the file “conversion-config.json” in the IBMDocs-Config folder on the DMGR server. (D:IBMWebSphereAppServerprofilesDmgr01configcellsappsrv1Cell01IBMDocs-config)
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Connections 5.5 Rich Text widget loops the community - a third option to fix the issue
Mon, Sep 5th 2016 6:02p   Robert Farstad
When doing a migration to 5.5 CR1, there´s an issue with the Rich Text widget. Adding the widget in a community makes the browser go into a loop of refreshing the page. Previously, this has helped me fix the issue (thanks you guys!): https://brandlrainer.blogspot.no/2016/01/connections-55-rich-text-widget-in.html and https://www.urspringer.de/2016/06/15/ibm-connections-rich-content-widget-stops-working-migrating-server/ And there´s also a technote on this: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docv
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IBM Connections Docs 2.0 CR1 upgrade failure. Here´s the fix.
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 6:06p   Robert Farstad
I attempted my first Docs 2.0 CR1 upgrade today, on a fresh Docs installation. It failed. I got the same error as Roberto Boccadoro did as described here: https://rob59blog.wordpress.com/2016/07/29/ibm-connections-docs-cr1-installation-may-fail-with-an-error-on-conversion-server/ Roberto, thanks for this solution. Although I ran into a new issue in step 4 of your solution. I was not able to run the command: upgrade_node.bat -installroot D:IBMConnectionsDocsConversion -symcount 8 This is
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Using TDI/SDI to populate Profile Tags in IBM Connections 5.
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 6:56a   Robert Farstad
I have created this simple AssemblyLine to automatically populate tags on profiles in IBM Connections. This one works in IBM Connections 5.0, but haven´t tested it on version 5.5 yet. The AL does the following: The iterator is a CSV file, with the following structure: email-address;tag For example: robert.farstad@item.no;tdideveloper robert.farstad@item.no;NominateThisGuyForChampion The location of the CSV file is: /opt/IBM/TDI/tdisol/tags_input.csvA JDBC connector in Lookup mode, which
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Kudos Boards - error message "Unable to retrieve Members"
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 7:43a   Robert Farstad
After installing Kudos Boards, I had this error message: I went over all the config parameters, and encountered that I had the wrong path to the "sbt.properties" file. So if you get this error, check the path and correct it if it´s wrong. The documentation says that the file should be on the path: file:///opt/IBM/Connections/data/shared/sbtsdk/sbt.properties But my data directory lies directly on "/opt/IBM/data" so I had to correct the environment variable to: "file:///opt/IBM/data/sh




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