Note for deploying IC4 CR2 with Connections Mail

When deploying CR2 for IBM Connections 4 and you also make use
of IBM Connections Mail plug-in take notice of the first two points in the
Update strategy document from IBM for this CR release.

When you want to use Connections Mail in combination with IC4 CR2
you need to use Connections Mail fp1.

IBM Connections Mail 1.0 FP1

What’s New in IBM Connections Mail 1.0 Fix Pack 1

And in case you made any customizations to the header.jsp for example
when adding the “Give thanks” link to navigation menu for the Kudos
add-in from ISW you need to redo these customization on a header.jsp
from the CR2 deployment.

After deploying CR2 you can find a plain header.jsp here.


Make the required edits to this file and place it in the correct path in the customization
directory of IBM Connections.

When you forget to take this last step you will notice that the mails icons itself are loaded
and that the test URL gives you a valid response response but nothing happens when
you hover over the mail or the calendar icons.


1. IBM Connections 4.0 CR2 deployment using Connections Mail need to have Connections Mail 1.0 FP1 installed. Pre-FP1 Connections Mail will not load with IBM Connections CR2.

2. IBM Connections 4.0 CR2 deployment using Connections Mail installations that have a customized header.jsp MUST migrate the changes made in the JSP file to the new version of the header.jsp file included with CR2.


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