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About IBM Lotus Sametime Advanced for Lotus Sametime 8.5.1

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This document is about the IBM Lotus Sametime Advanced update for Lotus Sametime 8.5.1.


IBM® Lotus® Sametime® Advanced works with a Lotus Sametime Standard deployment to extend the infrastructure and features. This release consists of cumulative updates for existing Lotus Sametime Advanced 8.0.1 deployments. If you are running Lotus Sametime Advanced 8.0, you must upgrade to release 8.0.1 before applying this update.
Additional information about the Lotus Sametime Advanced can be found in the IBM Lotus Sametime Advanced Information Center.

Requirements for the IBM Lotus Sametime Advanced update for Lotus Sametime 8.5.1

For the Lotus Sametime Advanced server the hardware and software requirements can be found in the Sametime Advanced server requirements section of Technote 7012109.

For Lotus Sametime Advanced plug-in is support on:

- Lotus Sametime 8.5.1 Connect client on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux platforms
- Lotus Notes 8.5.1 FP2 client with Sametime 8.5.1 embedded on Windows platforms(Notes 8.5.1 FP4 recommended)
- Lotus Notes 8.5.1 FP4 client with Sametime 8.5.1 embedded on Mac OS X and Linux platforms

Please review the system requirement for the Sametime 8.5.1 and Notes 8.5.1 FP clients for their specific hardware and software requirements.

Problems resolved by the IBM Lotus Sametime Advanced update for Lotus Sametime 8.5.1

This update includes several performance improvements, as well as fixes for the following:

- InstantShare support on Mac OS X via the Lotus Sametime 8.5.x Meetings Server appshare
- Unable to scroll viewer window during sharing session
- Kazakh language characters not displayed properly
- Toolkit/api feeds contain incorrect chat room url
- Toolkit/api feeds not encoding titles and descriptions
- Support default settings of Chat Room Alerts via ini parameter
- No awareness in the Sametime embedded browser
- Incorrect user name displayed in chat room's Participants list
- Chat room transcript window displays duplicate messages
- Duplicate chat room entries in "My Chat Rooms" list
- Folder Reader cannot view subfolder

It is recommended to upgrade both the Sametime Advanced server and the Sametime Advanced plug-in to obtain complete resolution of the above issues.

Installing the IBM Lotus Sametime Advanced update for Lotus Sametime 8.5.1

The Sametime Advanced for Sametime 8.5.1 install kit can be downloaded from IBM Fix Central:

Windows: LSADV-

Linux/Mac: LSADV-

The extracted Sametime Advanced zip from IBM Fix Central contains:

- extract.bat
- extract.jar
- STAdvanced851Install-readme.html
- sametime.advanced.embedded.add-on.linux.html
- sametime.advanced.embedded.add-on.linux.ubuntu.html
- sametime.advanced.embedded.add-on.mac.html
- sametime-advanced-embedded-8.5.1-1.i586.rpm
- sametime-advanced-embedded-8.5.1.i586.deb

Note: The installation kit ( is encrypted and requires special processing to properly be extracted. The installation kit should be extracted using the extract.bat, according to the STAdvanced851Install-readme.html instructions. The extract.bat can only be run on a Windows machines. After extraction the contents can be moved/installed to the appropriate server.

Step-by-step installation instructions can be found in the STAdvanced851Install-readme.html file.

For the Lotus Sametime Advanced plug-ins for the Sametime embedded client, it is required to upgrade to the Notes 8.5.1 FP2 (for Windows, FP4 is recommended) or Notes 8.5.1 FP4 (for Linux and Mac OS X) clients before installing Sametime Advanced. The embedded add-on installer is for the Notes client with the Sametime 8.5.1 embedded client. Please DO NOT attempt to run this embedded add-on installer against the Sametime 8.5 or Sametime 8.0.2 embedded clients.

Information for Lotus Sametime Advanced for Sametime 8.5 can be found in Technote 1424640.
Information for Lotus Sametime Advanced for Sametime 8.0.2 can be found in Technote 1384919.

Document information

More support for: IBM Sametime
Sametime Advanced

Software version: 8.5.1

Operating system(s): Linux, OS X, Windows

Reference #: 1441882

Modified date: 04 September 2014