Set up updates site to distribute updates and optional features to clients.
Before you begin
A basic Eclipse update site is provided in the optional-components directory of the standalone client install CD and downloaded image. It includes all of the optional features distributed with Sametime
®, including Microsoft
® integration features and spell checker dictionaries for various languages. You can make updates to this site yourself to remove features you do not plan to distribute, to add your own features, or to add fixes.
About this task
Configuring update sites allows you to:
- Distribute optional Sametime client features to Windows and Mac clients.
(Linux client installations include the optional features, but they are hidden until users enable them.)
- Install new client features that you have purchased from a third party or developed yourself using the Sametime SDK.
- Install client fixes from Lotus®.
To be able to install updates, Microsoft Windows
™ Vista and Windows
7 clients must right-click the client program and choose to log on as an administrator, and when prompted, consent to run the program with elevated privileges. This allows the installation of new updates temporarily. After installation, log on as a regular user, to restore the default security for the client.
Pushing updates to installed clients automaticallyParent topic: Deploying the Sametime client to users
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Administrators can push a uniform set of updates and features to all clients automatically each time users log in to Sametime
. This distribution method is supported for all features except the Sametime
Office Integration for Microsoft
Office features and patches.
Giving users the option of installing new features when they log in
Administrators can allow users to decide which features and updates to install. Configure the optional updates sites before users install the product, so they can choose the optional features and updates they want immediately after installation. With subsequent logins, users also continue to have the option to install features and updates. Users need administrator access to their machines to be able to install the Sametime Integration for Microsoft Office feature.
Letting users install updates manually
Administrators either distribute update sites (zip or jar files) or post them to a web server and provide the users with instructions for manually installing the updates from their clients.
Creating an update site for plugin access
If you want to provide additional IBM Sametime
plugins for your users, you can create an update site by using tools available from Eclipse.org. Users can use the site to update features or to get new features for their Instant Messaging component.
Client automatic update process
To ensure all clients have the same features, enable the update policy key to have the server push updates out to the IBM Sametime