Interim Fix 1 for IBM Lotus Notes client 8.5.3 Fix Pack 1 is now available for download from Fix Central.
NOTE: In the "Help -> About" dialog box, the string value for this Interim Fix is listed as 853FP1SHF171.
|Fix & Download Information|
For W32 platforms, once installed the hotfix version will be 853FP1SHF171.
W32 Notes Standard Configuration
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W32 Notes Basic Configuration
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|SPR Fix List|
This table lists SPRs fixed in 8.5.3 Fix Pack 1 Interim Fix 1 that impact both the Basic and Standard client
|PACY8M6HN6||Contact synchronization can delete mails from different database (different replica ID). Note: See below for more information.|
|HSAO8T9DZR||NSD Has An Error In Memcheck. Note: See below for more information.|
This table lists SPRs fixed in 8.5.3 Fix Pack 1 Interim Fix 1 that impact only the Standard client
|VDHR8SYCUW||Add support for Browser Helper Objects (BHO) in the embedded browser|
|YGAO8RAGAW||Error Caused By Theme Parameter In Desktop Settings|
|HDAN8J8JWZ||Biz card showing wrong info for users with similar Internet address|
|CSTS8TMQHS||Users Needing To Re-enter Their Credentials For Every Feed When Password Changes|
|KKSS8RJCWB||Citrix/Windows 2008 R2 SP1: Notes didn't launch the default external browser after changing default browser|
|SVRO8T9VCR||Hotfix is not provisioning Notes Annotation Plugin com.ibm.notes.client.annotation when installed under SYSTEM user on 8.5.3 FP1. Note: See below for more information.|
|SVRO8TAU7N||Certain plugins not being installed by 8.5.3 FP1 under SYSTEM Account. Specifically Provisioning and Security Update Policy Engine. Note: See below for more information.|
|RKRY8SKN3C||Need nullpointer check in toolbox initialization|
|CREH8M4S94||Platform downloads proxy auto config file for every URL request and overloads proxy server|
|NBRR8S4QYT||Expeditor Framework to include ICU4J update for tzdata2012b|
Regarding SPR# SVRO8TAU7N and SPR# SVRO8T9VCR
Installing 8.5.3 Fix Pack 1 using Windows System account on a pre-existing Notes installation, fails to install two platform plugins (Provisioning and Security Update Policy Engine). If installed on a brand new installation of 8.5.3 + Fix Pack 1 and not an upgrade with an existing data\workspace\ directory, this issue does not occur.
Certain plugins will not install on the Notes Standard client when installing under SYSTEM account with 8.5.3 Fix Pack 1 on an existing Windows client installation. Many automated deployment packages such as SCCM (formerly SMS), install under SYSTEM account so these types of installations would be impacted by this defect.
The two missing plugins mean that these two are not updated. The net result is an updated IBM certificate which is not installed that could cause the following issues:
- Installing a 2012 IBM signed plugin to the client will prompt if you want to install, since the security certificate is not included in 8.5.3 Fix Pack 1
- IBM SmartCloud Notes customers authenticating with SAML, will not be able to authenticate with the Connections server
Additionally, this fix will also be included: SPR# SVRO8T9VCR. If a parent feature is not found, then a feature patch will not be applied. This fix does not have any direct impact in 8.5.3 Fix Pack 1, but is included as an additional fix in this same code area.
Regarding SPR# PACY8M6HN6
Technote #1596479 - Unintentional deletions possible if using a Location document to switch to another mail file and synchronize contacts
If the Synchronize Contacts feature is in use in IBM Lotus Notes 8.x, then a user who uses a Location document to switch to another mail file can unintentionally replicate deletions to that other mail file if they have Editor with delete documents access. Conversely, any delete operations in that other mail file will also propagate when switching locations back to their own mail file. This problem is fixed in Interim Fix 1 8.5.3 Fix Pack 1 and 8.5.3 Fix Pack 2.
Regarding SPR# HSAO8T9DZR
In Domino 8.5.3 Fix Pack 1, a problem was introduced where NSD could hang while terminating. This problem was introduced by SPR# NBRR8LNQMH on Windows (Client and Server) and UNIX platform in 8.5.3 Fix Pack 1. This issue is a race condition and the chances of encountering this problem vary from system to system and from platform to platform. The symptoms, risk, and solutions for this problem are outlined technote #1592901. This issue is fixed in Interim Fix 1 for 8.5.3 Fix Pack 1 and 8.5.3 Fix Pack 2.