Run the IBM Connections Desktop Plug-in on Windows server

ICDesktopPlugin

 

When you have to work on a MS Terminal Server you will not be able to use
the IBM Connections Desktop Plug-ins for Microsoft Windows.

This as the administrator will not be able to install this plug-in on a server OS.
When you try to install it you will get a message saying that the operating system isn’t supported and that it will only run on systems like Windows 7 or Vista.

As the IBMConnectionsMSDesktop was created by making use of the MSI
packing system there are options to remove this OS check.

Please see this Blog post about how to do it.

http://sunmaiblog.wordpress.com/2010/11/04/change-launchcondition-of-an-msi-package/

The SuperOrca tool is a pretty good, and free, tool to get the job done.

http://www.pantaray.com/msi_super_orca.html

Here you download a prepackaged version of the IC Desktop Plug-in from 2014-10-07
which will install on Windows 2008 server.

IBMConnectionsMSDesktop MSI

Until now there were no issues running the IC Desktop plug-in on a MS Terminal Farm consisting of two nodes where this modified version was deployed.

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3 Responses to Run the IBM Connections Desktop Plug-in on Windows server

  1. Nicki Faulk says:

    Nice! I will have to test this out next week when I get some time. Thanks for sharing! 😀

  2. Keith Brooks says:

    MArco, does this still work with the feb 1, 2017 plugin version? I tried Orca and no luck yet, still looking for a win 7 machine.

  3. Keith Brooks says:

    Update, never mind, didn’t run install from the MSI but from the .exe

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