Since the IBM Connect pages does not show all presentation, i uploaded mine to slideshare. TDI Solutions Best Practices with IBM Connections Deployments Best and Worst Practices Deploying IBM Connections 2016

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Today i read a question in the IBM Connections Forum about setting the EMPLOYEE_EXTENDED role to all users in a Connections deployment. It would be easy to set it directly in the database, but that’s not supported by IBM. I wrote a little script some weeks ago, because i had the same request, but never published it. The good thing here it only uses supported commands. So i use this question to add it as a new script to my GitHub Repository. Here you see the source, it is simple a join of the tables emp_role_map and employee:

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Today I got a call that a IBM HTTP Server stopped working after a reboot. The service starts and ends again after some seconds. In the error_log of IBM HTTP we found following messages: [notice] Bld version: 8.5.5 [notice] Bld date: Oct 30 2014, 11:44:02 [notice] Webserver: IBM_HTTP_Server [notice] Using config file C:/IBM/HTTPServer/conf/httpd.conf [notice] IBM_HTTP_Server/8.5.5.4 (Win32) configured -- resuming normal operations [notice] Server built: Oct 20 2014 10:58:09 [notice] Disabled use of AcceptEx() WinSock2 API [notice] Parent: Created child process 4004 [crit] Error 10 initializing SSL environment, aborting startup [error] SSL0115E: Initialization error, Error validating ASN fields in certificate. Configuration Failed [crit] (OS 1813)The specified resource type cannot be found in the image file.

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Today i thought about creating and deleting some Communities with the REST API. Works really good and i need to post my findings sometimes. First cool thing is that you can create restricted Communities with external feature through REST. After deleting these Communities i checked the Community overview through my browser and found following view: So you mustn’t use wsadmin to restore Communities from trash, you can use this view. Never heared of it and the documentation still mentions wsadmin as the only way to restore them.

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The next big IBM Connections Community event – Social Connections 9 – takes place November 05/06 in Ehningen / Germany. The theme of the event is “Working out loud” and it offers tons of sessions all around IBM Connections and Adoption in the social software world. This will be my fifth Social Connections Event after Zurich, Prague, Stockholm and Boston, for me all of them were great experiences and personally very successful. I have been working with ESS / ICS / Lotus products since 2000 and I followed many other community members through blogs, forums, web events and tweets, but I rarely had the chance to meet any of them in person.

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