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Sametime "Connect.ini" problem

Posted on 2005-04-14
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Last Modified: 2013-12-18
After installing Sametime 3.1 on a Windows 2000 machine with SP4, every time I boot up notepad launches the Sametime "connect.ini" file from my startup folder.  For some reason, even though I've deleted it from the All Users profile and my own personal profile and from the registry as well, it puts itself right back in the startup folder and launches on each subsequent reboot.  

I can't seem to find where this is coming from or why, since the correct and working connect.ini file is right where it should be and working fine.

Any thoughts?
Question by:bgstovall
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Sometimes this problem arises when using multi user environment..

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Set Sametime NOT to launch automatically.  See if that clears it up.  If it does, then we'll have to figure out
#1) A workaround
#2) Why it is doing that

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HemanthaKumar: Could you go into a little more depth concerning your comment?

qwaletee:  Great thought!  I took it off of automatic start after removing the entry from the startup folder.  That cleared it up, but as soon as I set it back to auto launch on startup, the Connect.ini file was somehow copied back into the startup folder and displayed itself.  Well, at least we know it has something to do with Sametime itself.  
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OK, so a workaround would be to leave the automatic startup off, but manually add a smaetime link to startup yourself.

As to the why, I woudl also like to hear from Hemnatha.

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Tried the workaround, however even just putting the shortcut in the startup for Sametime puts that Connect.ini right back in the startup at boot.   Grrrr.

Contents of this "2nd" .ini file are as follows:


As you know, the real one has much more info than that.  Why would this app think it needs this in the startup? *Boggle*
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HemanthaKumar earned 375 total points
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When used in multi user environment sametime looks into the current user profile for the connect.ini and other ocx files (it doesn't care about the install dir)... Since it cannot find it ..it tries to recreate one in the user profile... So, What you can do ?

Re-Register these files using syntax regsvr32 C:\sametimeinstall\AIM.ocx (replace drive letter and install dir appropraitely)


BTW, Is your drive NTFS partitioned ?

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Yes it is an NTFS drive.

Okay, I am going to award you the points HemanthaKumar.  Because of your tip, I found out what the issue was.  I didn't need to register the .ocx files, BUT when I tried to register them I found that I COULDN'T because they weren't there!!!

:P  Apparently, the MSI file I used was an ill packaged one (by someone here at work).  What was happening was, it wasn't putting the files where they needed to be.  Instead it put both the Connect.exe and Connect.ini in the startup and was running the app from there.  Only two ocx files went where they were supposed to go, so in the future othere problems would've appeared when I tried to Share an app or screen, etc.  

The tip off was when I tried this at home, on reboot sametime was looking for the MSI file for some reason.  This I later realized was so it could put the files back that I deleted.

I installed it from the correct MSI and all is fine.

Thanks for the help everyone!

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