Andy Pedisich March 27 2008 11:29:35 AMI'm currently involved in an upgrade project and using Smart Upgrade to get the clients together. This is going pretty darn well.
I built an install package with the Installshield OEM tuner for Lotus Notes and we're having a fun time beta testing before we pilot and roll out. Upgrading Release 8.0 to release 8.0.1 works perfectly. But we found that when we upgraded a Release 6 or 7 client to 8.0.1, Activities and integrated Sametime were not included in the install. These things are not included as part of the things you can control in the OEM Tuner.
I elected to try to control them ether using the INSTALL.XML as recommended in the Administrator Help. However there wasn't much mentioned about how to modify the INSTALL.XML. I did find this URL about what you shouldn't mess with in the INSTALL.XML though. As usual, I decided to mess with it and see what happens.
The changes in bold below now makes the install put in the Activities and the integrated Sametime client.
installfeature default="false" description="Activities.description" id="Activities" name="%Activities.name" required="true" show="true" version="126.96.36.19980214.1630"
installfeature default="true" description="Sametime.description" id="SametimeUI" name="%Sametime.name" required="true" show="true" version="188.8.131.5280214.1630"
They were both set to false originally. I had to remove some of the symbols in the lines above because they were messing with the HTML, so your lines will look a bit different from these.
This is a bit of alchemy, of course, since , as usual, I really don't know what I'm doing. That never stopped me before and it certainly won't stop me moving forward. Just thought I would share.
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