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.
Before you begin
Set up optional update sites and make a note of their URLs.
About this task
Follow these steps to add the update sites to the Sametime
® optional add-on site URLs policy for Instant Messaging on each of your Sametime
- Log in to the Sametime System Console, open that server's Integrated Solutions Console, select Sametime System Console, and then click Manage Policies -> Instant Messaging.
- Locate the "Sametime optional add-on site URLs" setting in the Instant Messaging section of the policy.
- Specify one or more URLs for update sites where you will post optional updates. Separate multiple URLs with semi-colons or commas.
- Repeat these steps on each server.
When the user logs in as a user with administrative access, the client scans all of the optional update sites specified in the "Sametime
optional add-on site URLs" policy on the default Sametime
server. The client then displays the updates that match the client configuration and allows the user to disable further checking on startup. The user selects which updates to install, if any.
If the URL has not been specified or the setting is not found, the client will search the preferences.ini file located in the update plugin (com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.update\preferences.ini) root directory for the optionalUpdatePolicyURL value. (The policy setting was not available prior to Sametime
Parent topic: Distributing updates and optional features to clients