Notes 8.5.2 Ships with Embedded Sametime 8.0.2 you can Easily Upgrade to Sametime 8.5.1

Lotus Notes 8.5.2 ships with the Sametime 8.0.2 embedded client (as have previous releases of Notes 8.5.x) Beginning with Notes 8.5.1 FP2 (FP4 Recommended) and in Notes 8.5.2 you can upgrade the embedded Sametime version to 8.5.1. To determine which version of Sametime you have embedded in your Notes client click on Help / About IBM Lotus Notes/ Feature Details and you will see the Sametime Version there. 0 To upgrade the embedded client you need to download the SametimeStandard Client kit, the part number is CZII3ML.  When you extract the file you will find a number of installs you are looking for the folder named “sametimeclient.for.notes”, under which you will find installs for Windows, Mac, and Linux ( I am performing a Windows install here). When you run the executable you have the option to unpack the files and delete when done or unpack to a specific location and save for later, if you want to upgrade the Notes 8.5.2 installer to include Sametime 8.5.1 choose the latter option. 2 You will find the manual install takes a lot of click to accomplish so start by clicking next on this screen 3 Accept the license agreement and click next (any questions regarding the license agreement you can check with the expert) 4 The installer will now remind you to make sure your Notes Client is shut down (this will appear regardless of the current state of your Notes Client) 5 Just for fun click Next one more time to get the install going 6 Sit back relax and watch the install go by (mine took about 7 minutes to complete) 7 When it is done click finish to exit the installer. 8 Restart your Notes client and if you check the Sametime version you should now see that it is 8.5.1 10 As mentioned earlier if you are deploying Notes 8.5.2 you can update the Notes Install to include Sametime 8.5.1 instead of Sametime 8.0.2, you can find more information on that in the Infocenter.

5 Responses to Notes 8.5.2 Ships with Embedded Sametime 8.0.2 you can Easily Upgrade to Sametime 8.5.1
  1. Alan Lepofsky
    August 27, 2010 | 12:14 am

    Ah, gee that is simple. LOL. Emoticon

  2. Niels J. Hansen
    August 27, 2010 | 3:21 am

    What benefits are there in upgrading?

  3. Bernd Webster
    August 29, 2010 | 7:26 am

    Yes it would be nice to know the benefits…

  4. Garry Stewart
    August 30, 2010 | 7:28 pm

    I gave it a try and now I get…
    An internal error has occurred “Voice Chat Internal logged in job” (initialization failure) and all of the Dial Out features are disabled.

  5. Lars Olufsen
    September 17, 2010 | 6:22 am

    Next, Next, Next, Next, Install, Finish …

    I hate complex software installs!