Sametime Connect client considerationsAdded by IBM on November 23, 2011 | Version 1 (Original)
|There are several things you need to know before deploying the IBM® Sametime® Connect client to your users.
There are several things you need to know before deploying the IBM
® Connect client to your users.
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Connect client must be installed on a user's workstation by someone with administrative privileges on that computer. Before installing the client, review the following points:
Parent topic: Preparing for Sametime client installation and deployment
- Internet passwords required
Internet passwords are required to log on to IBM Sametime connect. Before using Sametime Connect, each user must have an Internet password in their Person Document in the Domino® Directory or stored in the LDAP Directory. You may need to inform users of their Internet passwords.
- Password character restrictions
In addition to non-English characters, the following characters must not be included in passwords used by Sametime:
: \ } ’ " &
- Supporting IPv6 addressing with the Connect client
Supporting the IPv6 protocol in a Sametime deployment requires you to upgrade Sametime Connect clients to release 8.5 or later to ensure they can communicate with Sametime servers that use IPv6 addresses.
If you support only IPv6 addressing, older clients will not generate error messages but will appear "broken" to users because they cannot communicate with the IPv6–enabled servers. To avoid lengthy investigations of problems caused by attempts to use older clients with servers where only IPv6 addressing is enabled, you should only use clients from release 8.0.2 or later.
If you support both IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, all Sametime clients can communicate with the IPv6–enabled servers; just be sure to configure the servers to listen for IPv4–format addresses as well as IPv6–format addresses.
- Spell checker dictionaries
The U.S. English spell check dictionary is installed automatically, but you can install spell checker dictionaries for additional languages. The additional dictionaries are provided as an update site on the client CD and downloaded image in the optional-components/optional-components-update.zip file. See Distributing updates and optional features to clients