Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Running Instant Archive Viewer in Sharepoint

To enable an ASP.NET application to run on a server that is running Windows SharePoint Services or SharePoint Portal Server 2003, configure an exclusion for the application path on the virtual server.
This article describes how to configure an ASP.NET application:

Monday, May 18, 2009

After install, I can’t open a room on the web client, can't create server based alerts – or navigate to the server based alerts page

You may also receive the error: "sorry you are not authorized to perform that action, reason: http web server: Lotus Notes exception – entry not found in index"
The issue is that the Configuration document has not yet been created. To resolve this you must do the following:
1. Once you set up ITS, go to "Edit global settings" link and click on the "Update" button. This is a one time activity.

Once this is done, the configuration document is created.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Uninstalling Plugins for Sametime 7.5.1 and Above

To uninstall Team Sessions Plugin for your Sametime Client.

1. Select Tools > Plugins > Manage Plugins...

2. Find: C:\Program Files\IBM\Lotus\Sametime Connect\shared\eclipse

3. Drill and Scroll down to Team sessions Feature 1.0.1xx
and select Uninstall.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Tab.xml, Office Communicator R2 amd Instant Archive Viewer Integration

Note: Microsoft has removed the custom tab feature in Lync 2010.
These instructions still work for OCS 2007 and OCS 2007R2

The Office Communicator tab has been modified slightly to accommodate new features. Please see following link for more details:
To compensate, for this change and/or also to provide ease of viewing Instant Archive viewer integrated with Communicator, tab.xml just needs to be placed in a site that does not require authentication.

For example we can create this new site:

Right Click Default Website folder in IIS.
1. Choose New>Virtual Directory…

Type in an Alias Name and folder for the new location of the tab.xml

1. Allow Read Browse and Execute permissions

1. Find tab.xml in your Inetpub/wwwroot/ITIMArchiveViews folder
And place it into the newly created folder you had already created when setting up the new virtual directory. (c://tabxml )

1. Modify Tab.xml to point to your index page
(Copy the below text and substitute your IP or domain name for mydomain)

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
   <name>IM Archive</name>
   <tooltip>Message History</tooltip>

You will see the Tab.xml placed in your new virtual directory

Right click the Virtual tabxml in Default web site and select Properties> Directory Security--

Authentication and access control > Edit...

Check Enable anonymous access for tab.xml as below (Your Archive Viewer Site will still be using Windows Authentication)

Modify Tab.reg to point to the ITIMArchive Viewer tab.xml and double click to save.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Finally, Sign out--exit and sign back into Communicator and view your Archives!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

When attending chatrooms via IE8, we are unable to upload files

A security setting should be enabled for us to read the file and determine its size. In previous versions of IE this was enabled. We will need to enable this in the trusted domain in your setup.
1. Go To Tools -> Internet Options .
2. Click on ' Security ' tab.
3. Click on ' Custom Level ' button .
4. In ' Settings ' under ' Miscellaneous ' find ' Include local directory path when uploading files to a server ' and select radio button ' Enable '
5. Click on OK button
6. Click on OK button
7. Restart IE

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

If you run OCS Archive Viewer on IIS7 you can run into the following HTTP errors: 500.22, 500.23

Error: An ASP.NET setting has been detected that does not apply in Integrated managed pipeline mode.

1. Open IIS, go to your Application Pools, find your Application Pool and double click the Managed PipeLine Mode.

2. Set the Manage Pipeline mode from Integrated to Classic.

You can also set the Manage pipeline mode in the Application Pool Defaults.

1. You can do this in IIS7 by clicking on Set Application Pool Defaults.

2. Change the Managed Pipeline Mode to Classic.

For more information:

How to see the number of OCS users you are licensed for with OCS AV and how many users have been registered in OCS.

1. Using your IE Browser, enter the address to your Instant Archive Viewer Admin page
For Example: http://server/ITIMArchiveViews/Admin/index.aspx

2. Select the Product License Tab.

3. View the number of users that are licensed for your Archive Viewer as well as the number of registered OCS users. (This will only be displayed after the license has been entered and updated)

Monday, May 4, 2009

How would I set up inclusion/exclusion rules so that no chat sessions are logged, but then if we had one person whose chats we wanted logged, we could

There is a difference between the actual LOGGING and then ARCHIVING/IMPORTING those logs into the database.
Logging will happen all the time, for all chats/users using a Sametime server. The inclusion/exclusion rules then determine which one of those logged chats will get archived/imported.

You could simply setup an inclusion rule which specifies a non-existant user to be required as a chat party. Since that user doesn't exist, the rule will always fail and therefore the log won't get imported.
Then, you could add another import rule which specifies an actual true filter (such as user needs to be found in a group, etc), and since that 2nd rule would then successfully pass, the chat would get imported. In other words, if you have multiple rules configured, only ONE of them need to 'match' for the import to happen (they are logically OR'ed... ie. Rule1 OR Rule2 OR Rule3).

Capture and Encrypt patterns like Social Security numbers with IMtegrity

You can capture id's, SSN's or other important patterns and tag, email them for viewing and/or encrypt them.

1. Open Instant IMTegrity 4 Configuration (imtconfig.nsf) and highlight action rules.


2. In the menu, select "New Action Rule"

3. Enter Rule name, Rule description and server.


4. Select value: "All of these" and enter the pattern you would

like Instant IMTegrity to capture. For example: ###-##-####

5. Select participants and other details you require.

6. Select whether you would like to have it emailed or tagged to view in the

tag section of your chatlogs.

View tagged content in your chatlogs!

Encryption Options
7. Check "Encrypt chat messages"

8. Specify users for encryption and decryption and view.

Installing the Instant STLinks package

Instant STLinks a customized version of IBM Lotus STLinks. It presents a much richer UI and allows you to display a customized feedback form before the chat begins.
First, you need to unzip the file called ‘Instant STLinks’ Use the extract method, rather than dragging and dropping the files out of the zip file. If done correctly, the extracted files should all be in one folder called ‘InstantStlinks’
Sametime comes equiped by default with an STLinks package. It can be found on your Sametime Server located by default at: ..domino/data/domino/html/Sametime/stlinks
It is best to leave this package alone and place the Instant STLinks package as a separate folder in the directory ..domino/data/domino/html/Sametime/
So in the Sametime folder, you will have two STLinks packages. One in the folder ‘stlinks’, and the other in the folder ‘InstantSTLinks’
At this point, the STLinks package is installed. Next we need to create a test HTML page which uses custom STLinks.
There are two ways to enable your webpage with the Instant STLinks package. When an agent clicks your STLink on your webpage, you can choose to have them be directed to the Information Submission form, or directly to the chat window. Both options will first require you to setup the html code on your webpage (By default the Instant STLinks package is set to direct a web visitor to the information submission form; see above sections for how to disable this). Below are the basic elements you need to setup an STLink on your webpage.
<link rel="STYLESHEET" href="”<CODEBASE">/stlinks.css" TYPE="text/css">
<script src="">/stlinks.js"> </script>
<script> setSTLinksURL("<codebase>");
<script> writeSTLinksApplet("Web Visitor","",false);

The first part is the code which goes into the head of your html page. This is code required to prepare the STLinks. is the path to the Instant STLinks directory on your Sametime server. For example if you are using Lotus’s stock STLinks package, would be “ The second part is the code which you can place in the body of your html page. This is the code which actually creates the link to start the chat. is the Sametime username written like you would use it to login on a Sametime client (Note this needs to be case sensitive). is the name which will be displayed on your web page as the STLink. is an optional variable, meaning that you do not need to include it. However, if it equals true, then the Information submission form will be opened (if it is set to in stlinks.js). If it equals false, the Info form is not opened. This is useful if you have multiple STLinks on one webpage, where some are links to QueueBots and others are not.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Steps to enable Anonymous logins to Sametime Server

Steps to enable Anonymous logins to Sametime Server are as follows:

1. Start Notes Client, login as Sametime Administrator

2. Open the STConfig.nsf database located in the Domino-Sametime Server

3. Next you should the screen as specified in stconfig.png

4. Open the item under the “AnonymousAccess” category as highlighted in the screenshot

5. Next you should see the document as in following screenshot. Make sure your setting match with that of screenshot

6. After updating and save the settings

7. Next we need to ensure that anonymous users are authorized to resolve other users and view their status. Go to the URL: http://serverFQDN/servlet/auth/admin. Login with Administrator privileges.

8. Navigate to Configuration -> Community Services node

9. Go to the tab Anonymous access

10. Make sure anonymous users have access to resolve and watch users. Refer screenshot

11. You will need to save your settings and restart the Domino Sametime server

No archives appear in chat area even though Instant TeamSessions Persistent Chat Service is running

At times TeamSessions server application is unable to open notes database which results in this issue.

Steps to address this issue:

1. Open the itsessions.nsf database using Notes Client

2. Update ACL. Server should access the database as person having Manager access level (refer screenshot)

3. Next restart the “Sametime Persistent Chat Application” service from Services applet located under Administrative Tools folder in Control Panel. (refer screenshot)

4. Wait for 5 to 10 mins and test archiving using the TeamSessions plug-in client