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Be careful using seamless upgrade after moving to CCH2

Andy Pedisich  December 19 2008 01:43:39 PM
I have to thank my shared brain, Rob Axelrod, for this one.

I hope you know about Seamless Upgrade by now.  That's where you set a desktop policy to automatically convert mail files to a new template as soon as the user connects to the server for the first time with the new release.

Normally, the setting would look something like this where the "If Running" field contains "Release 8.0.2".

Mail Template Information
Note:  The information in this section is only used during client upgrades.
Prompt user before upgrading mail file:
(If users have multiple machines or custom folders that they don't want the design replaced on)
Old design template name for your mail files: *
If Running This Version Of Notes: Use This Mail Template:
Release 8.0.2

mail8.ntf



However if you have upgraded to 8.0.2 CCH2, you need to pay attention to what shows in the Help About IBM Lotus Notes screen.  Don't assume that it's just Release 8.0.2 in there, because it's not.

Image:Be careful using seamless upgrade after moving to CCH2

You'll need to feed it Release 8.0.2 CCH2 to get it to work right.  You'll see that version in the person document of people who have the CCH2 as well.

Just an FYI.

Awww, come on!  You would have found that in testing, right?

- Andy


Comments

1craig wiseman  12/19/2008 10:44:55 PM  Be careful using seamless upgrade after moving to CCH2

Release 8.0.2*

Works, btw

2Andy Pedisich  12/20/2008 1:38:31 PM  Be careful using seamless upgrade after moving to CCH2

Thanks for the reminder!

- Andy

3rob axelrod  12/22/2008 12:08:55 PM  Be careful using seamless upgrade after moving to CCH2

You didn't tell them the fun part! That if they upgrade to CCH1 that seamless upgrade doesn't even see that as CCH1 it sees it as HF88! Arrrrrrrgh!

4Andy Pedisich  12/22/2008 3:55:47 PM  Be careful using seamless upgrade after moving to CCH2

I'd take Craig's advice and go global.

5Victor toal  12/27/2008 10:25:21 PM  Be careful using seamless upgrade after moving to CCH2

Definitely - I find EVERYTHING during testing, definitely, testing, find ... all ... errors ... errors ... definitely .... testing ........ oops, where did THAT come from????!

Good one, thanks for sharing!

"Test"