Sunday, August 29, 2010

Lotus Notes Domino 8.5.2 so far - painful

So far, we've attempted one Domino and four Notes 8.5.2 upgrades. The server installation went off cleanly, but took forever. Of the four Notes installs: One completed without errors (on a relatively clean, new Windows 7 machine). One completed but with problems (on a clean, old Vista machine), and I'll try a repair and see if that fixes it; otherwise, it's uninstall/reinstall. Two failed completely (on a Windows 7 and a Vista machine, both with lots of widgets). One was remedied by uninstall/reinstall. The other will go that route too when I find the time. The error, some of them, anyway, have to do with provisioning problems and MUI problems, and that's all I know at this time.
Update: Repair of the one machine (where 8.5.2 installed by "with problems") had no positive effect. The machine is useable. But the Home tab reads "%str.HomeTitle.Keywords". That's the only problem at the moment, one that is not a killer. But the fact that the title of the Home tab is broken in that way implies that I'll encounter other problems. I think I'll just uninstall/reinstall and see if that fixes it.
The one failure (Win7) was on Carlos's machine. He blamed the failure on a music widget. How he decided that was the cause of his problem, I don't know. But un/reinstall did fix it, so he says.
The other failure (Vista) was on my primary machine. It also has lots of third-party widgets on it. We'll see what happens when I un/reinstall there.

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