Whats new Installing Lotus Connections R2

Lotus Connections R2 will ship tomorrow, it contains quite a number of improvements, one area that is greatly improved is the Installation process, the highlights are summarized here:

Connections R1
Connections R2
Database Creation Manually via SQL Scripts, lots of manual steps to run per database Database creation wizard, create all six databases in a few simple clicks
Population of Profiles Database Manually, requires editing of configuration files, and running of batch files. Database Population wizard, simplifies the process
Installation of Services Can only install one service at a time, need to run the installer five times to install all five features. All six services can be installed at one time, installer is flexible to support different installation types (one WAS profile, or multiple WAS Profiles)

Here are some selected screen shots from the Wizards and the Installation Database Wizard 3 2 3 4 Populate Profiles Wizard (Note: Connections R2 requires TDI 6.1.1 installed for the wizard to run) 4 5 8 Installation 6 7a 8b 9a 9b 13 14 Lots more coming later today and tomorrow on Connections R2…. this is just the begining.

One Response to Whats new Installing Lotus Connections R2
  1. john wylie
    June 12, 2008 | 5:34 pm

    Well that’s better. Connections 1 did require a bit of concentration!

    Similarly Sametime Advanced seems complicated – but is relatively easy.

    Getting better.