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Notes from My Work with WebSphere Portal, Domino, and Other IBM Technology

IBM Connections 3.0.1 Install Issues

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Despite a clear sense of jeopardy I decided to install IBM Connections 3.0.1 on Windows 2008. I do not hate Microsoft but… I am frequently burned by unexpected obstacles. In this case the IBM documentation for various aspects of the installation (Launchpad, Installation Manager, Tivoli Directory Server, WebSphere Application Server, and various fix packs) did not consistently indicate when I would need to execute certain tasks with elevated privileges. Perhaps if I used Windows Vista or Windows 7 desktops I would have been more skeptical of the product documentation.

With some tools, such as Installation Manager, I was prompted to launch the tool with elevated privileges. However, this is not the case with command line tools such as syncNode.bat.  Ergo, I had some failures during the effort that slowed my progress.

Unlike Linux, where I am accustomed to sudo various tasks, I have not yet learned to launch a command line with elevated privileges.  Likewise the product documentation doesn’t always make it clear I need to launch a command line with these privileges.  I would say lesson learned but I think, more likely, I will be beaten up a few more times first.

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Written by David Wilkerson

August 14, 2012 at 7:04 am

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  1. Thanks for your feedback David. Remember that the documentation is a wiki and you are free to edit it and/or comment on it to make it better.

    Luis Benitez (@lbenitez)

    August 15, 2012 at 6:37 am

    • A very good point. I pursue adding an update.

      David Wilkerson

      August 15, 2012 at 8:46 am


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