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.
Before you begin
Set up required update sites and make a note of their URLs.
About this task
Follow these steps to add the update sites to the Sametime
update site URL 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 update site URL" setting in the Instant Messaging section of the policy.
- Specify one or more URLs for update sites where you will post required updates. Separate multiple URLs with semi-colons or commas.
- Repeat these steps on each server.
When the user logs in, the client checks the ″Sametime update site URL″ setting for the appropriate policy on the default Sametime
server. The client connects to the specified update site and silently downloads all updated features it finds and installs them. The client then prompts the user to restart the client after the updates are installed. The user can delay the restart for five minutes or continue to delay every five minutes until it is convenient to restart. After the restart, the client checks again to see if there are more updates, and if it finds none, the user is not interrupted again. This update process takes place each time the user restarts his client and logs in.
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 adminUpdatePolicyURL value. (The policy setting was not available prior to Sametime
Parent topic: Distributing updates and optional features to clients