Welcome to the new site!

This website has replaced my old site, Domino Thoughts, as I’m trying out a different site generator. Over time, I’ll get all the old content over, but that will take a little time as I convert it from the current format to something more permanent. If you ended up here clicking a link from the Domino Thoughts site, try searching for the subject and if I’ve migrated the article, you should find it there.

What’s new as of 9 Aug 2019?

  • Search enabled, so you can search for stuff as I add old articles.

  • Disqus comments enabled, I’ve converted any previous posts that had comments and they will show the comments from the “old” site here.

Thanks for visiting - Ted

IBM Notes and Domino 9.0.1 Feature Pack 9 available

Looks like IBM Domino and IBM Notes 9.0.1 Feature Pack 9 are available for download from Fix Central Link to all Domino downloads Link to all Notes downloads Here’s a quick hit of new features available in each: Domino: The documentation in Knowledgebase will be updated with these new features to coincide with the ship date of 9.0.1 FP9 1) Enhancement Request To Be Able To Increase The Amgr Queue Beyond 100 (SPR #RSTNA4SL7C APARID: LO87242) [Read More]

IBM Technote: Customizing Default Navigation Order of Apps in Connections 6.0 Mobile App

A technote published today outlines the ability to customize the default order of the apps displayed in the IBM Connections Mobile app. This does require IBM Connections 6.0 and the June 2017 update to be installed for the new setting to work. See this technote for the details on configuring the new setting. 📰 9 Aug 2019: As IBM has sold Connections and their support site may not show this permanently, I’ve added the text from the technote below [Read More]

IBM Traveler 9.0.1.16 - A Note On Upgrading

So IBM Traveler 9.0.1.16 is now available. We’ve been waiting on it to upgrade our internal server that was on an older version, mostly due to the issue that Detlev posted about in December. That is “fixed” in this release, however my experience upgrading revealed that it wasn’t so much fixed as the command that you need to issue to resolve the error was enabled for use. So, after upgrading Traveler from the . [Read More]

IBM Verse On-Premises - some thoughts after using for two weeks

We installed IBM Verse On-Premises (VOP) the day it was released. See my previous post about the installation (spoiler alert…simple). This post will cover my impressions after having used it for two weeks as my main access point to my company email. Basic Usage: Overall, I’m pretty pleased with the VOP 1.0 release. Reading and composing emails are easy and straightforward. When new mail arrives, the browser tab adds a red dot to the Verse icon to let me know there’s something new. [Read More]

Initial impressions on IBM Verse On-Premises 1.0

NOTE: This is a “first impression” post after working with VOP for a few hours. I didn’t participate in the betas, so this is a fresh experience. So, as has been announced on the interwebs today, IBM Verse On-Premises 1.0 (VOP) was made available for download today. Part number: CNDG8ML We had some time today, so Chris Whisonant and I installed it and setup the integration with Connections. So Chris did the Domino side and I handled the Connections side. [Read More]

IBM Connections 5.5 - Errors in SystemOut.log cleaning up HOMEPAGE database

Working with a client on IBM Connections 5.5 CR1, they were noticing errors in the SystemOut.log of the InfraCluster around 11pm regularly. Lately, the errors were filling up 1GB of logs for a minute when it occurred. The “critical” piece of information was the line below: Error for batch element #1: A parent row cannot be deleted Page 10 of 67 because the relationship "HOMEPAGE.NR_READ_STATUS.FK_READ_STATUS_STR" restricts the deletion.. SQLCODE=-532, SQLSTATE=23504, DRIVER=4. [Read More]

File Downloads From Connections Using SPNEGO

With IBM Connections, there are options to utilize different SSO options. One of the eaiser is using Windows Integrated Authentication, better known as SPNEGO. This uses the AD domain and the user’s Windows credentials to issue a ticket that can be used to authenticate users against other resources, such as an IBM Connections site. In some cases, this doesn’t work like it should. One example is if the user gets an email with a link to download a file stored in Connections, but hasn’t yet authenticated with the site. [Read More]

IBM Connections 5.5 CR1 and Connections Mail - issue with calendar picker

After updating a test server with Connections 5.5 CR1, a customer noticed that the calendar picker in Activities would stay open after selecting a Due Date for an activity. This didn’t happen in 5.5 or earlier versions. We opened a PMR with IBM and after some back and forth, according to IBM the issue is related to Connections Mail being enabled on the server. If you don’t have Connections Mail enabled, there’s no issue. [Read More]

IBM Cnx 5.5 CR1 and WAS 8.5.5.8 update - something to remember

I was updating a Connections 5.5 environment to CR1 today and part of the process is updating WebSphere to 8.5.5.8. The installs all went very smoothly untill we went to verify the updates by launching the site. We saw the always generic “We are unable to process your request” message hitting the homepage. Off to the SystemOut.log! Looking at the logs, I saw a series of SSL Handshake errors and then it hit me - the Java policy files to handle the large SSL key size must have been overwritten. [Read More]

Location Document Mailserver Field - What Not to Use

Working with a client recently on some policy setting updates and we ran into an issue where the new policy wasn’t taking effect on his client. We made the change to the policy (in this case an Archive policy) and could see that it had been processed and applied to the mail file. Checking the user’s Notes client, the link to the Archive was not showing up. I opened up the ($Policies) view in the user’s local names. [Read More]