Author Archives: Wannes Rams

About Wannes Rams

I'm a IBM Collaboration software consultant. I am specialized in the architecture and technical lead of enterprise implementations. I started of as a Lotus Domino specialist certified up to Domino 8, but moved on to IBM Connections, Lotus Sametime and Lotus Quickr. I also have experience with WebSphere Administration and WebSphere Portal deployments. I am also IBM Champion for ICS Specialties: Lotus Domino Lotus Sametime Lotus Quickr IBM Connections WebSphere Portal administration WebSphere Application server administration Cisco Firewall administration Tivoli Directory Integrator Social Business

WebSphere nodes no longer syncing

Came across this issue recently, took em a while to get it solved. None of the nodes could sync with the deployment manager due to following error: ADFS0119E: An unexpected exception occurred: File download failed: ADFS0140E: The file … Continue reading

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Social Connections VII Stockholm, looking back

Sitting in a very tiny little Swedish airportwaiting for a 4,5 hour delayed fligth is the perfect excuse to write a little roundup on the Social Connections event. This 7th version was a bit special for me, it w the … Continue reading

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Social Connections slides posted

I have posted my slides from the presentation Klaus Bild and I gave at Social Connections Stockholm to Slideshare, you can get them here Our session was called “The lazy administrator, how to make your life easier by using tdi … Continue reading

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How to update the IBM Connections Favicons

Every Connections application has its own favicon. Our current customer wants to replace them by 1 corporate favicon. After looking trough the documentation, we found that this is not very well documented. Therefore this article. After some help from IBM … Continue reading

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I will not be speaking @ ICONUK

A big disappointment for myself. I will not be speaking at the IconUK conference. I had a session set up with Klaus Bild. So I am letting down a lot of people. Klaus, the organization and myself. Thanks to Klaus … Continue reading

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IBM WebSphere on Raspberry PI

I happen to have a Raspberry PI at home connected to my tv to stream content from my NAS to my television. I think it does a great job, but I could not imagine using it for something work related. … Continue reading

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How to change a password on AIX as an admin without following the password policy

I used this on a project where the systems were protected by a non local policy I had no access to. Your best friend is the pwdadm command As root execute the following: pwdadm -f NOCHECK ‘youruser’ This will allow … Continue reading

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Function keys not working on AIX (smitty) when using Putty

Working on a AIX deployment for the moment. A very usefull tool on AIX for configuring a lot of stuff on the system is smitty Issue is that on smitty you have to use the keyboards function keys to navigate. … Continue reading

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IBM Connections 4.5 CR4 brings new functionalities

CR4 for IBM Connections 4.5 has been released. You can download it here Fix list can be found here As before, this CR adds some new functionalities, find them here Coolest one for integration is the ability to use @mentions … Continue reading

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@Mentions not working on Connections 4.5 CR3

We are experiencing issues with @mentions in Internet Explorer 9 at a customer. The customer uses dutch and french keyboards. If we change the keyboard layout to US everything works as expected. In Firefox everything is working as expected even … Continue reading

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