Notes 8(.0.1) against Sametime 7 limited use server

I’m at a customer site today where they are running Notes 7.0.2 but would like to experiment with (the new) Notes 8.0.1 Standard client. The upgrade of select users went fine but the embedded Sametime client was unable to connect to the Sametime 7 Limited Use server. After some searching on Google and in the developerWorks forums the problem was easy to solve thanks to posts there and some additional searching. I simply needed to add the client ids of Notes 8 and Notes 8.0.1 Standard to the sametime.ini and restart Sametime.

The steps are as follows:

  1. Find sametime.ini on your Sametime server – it’s in the binary Domino directory. Open it in a text editor.
  2. Find the line starting with VPS_ALLOWED_LOGIN_TYPES in the Config-section.
  3. Append 1231 and 1233 to the end of the list (that is “,1231,1233”).
  4. Save and close the file.
  5. Restart the Sametime services (tell staddin quit, load staddin).
  6. Happily log-in using Notes 8(.0.1) Standard. In my case it took a couple of minutes for the change to be picked up but as always being patient pays off.

References:

Re: Ugly regression in Notes 7.0.2

I just realized that the performance regression mentioned earlier isn’t on the fix list of Notes/Domino 7.0.3 (release technote). This is really unfortunate since 7.0.3 is the last maintenance release for the 7.0.x codestream for a long time (for all I know anyway) since Notes/Domino 8.0 is Gold. This has been the story with previous releases anyway once a new major release has gone Gold.

This is worth keeping in mind when you decide on code releases. It’s a good reason for going to 8.0 anyway… 🙂