[Faccus] Graduate Admissions - Document Management Active X Controls/Java Deployment

Derek Kirkland kirkland at ist.uwaterloo.ca
Fri Nov 14 17:01:10 EST 2008

Walter will supply the new active X controls to you and others on Monday. 

We are now going to focus on GSO functionality and applicant access to
upload admissions materials next week. CS will pilot faculty access starting
on Nov 24. Other faculties will now roll in starting one week after that.
This will give everyone additional time for deployment and will give the GSO
more time for training faculty users. 


Derek Kirkland, Project Manager
Information Systems - Student Administration, IST, University of Waterloo

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Subject: RE: Graduate Admissions - Document Management Active X
Controls/Java Deployment

Once you have the new activeX control, could you make it available to me?
I will have to look at how it fits in the current setup.

This also means that most staff will *not* have the activeX control  
available by Monday, which was the initial requirement!


Quoting Derek Kirkland <kirkland at ist.uwaterloo.ca>:

> Hi
> I have further clarification for the client deployments.
> JRE version for Mac
> For Mac deployment of Java JRE for DMS, users should just ensure that they
> have the most current JRE that is appropriate for their level of OS X. For
> most, this would be JRE 1.5 (which has been successfully tested), in spite
> of what the vendor states is the minimum JRE level. Do not force a load of
> JRE 1.6. I am trying to get further clarification from the vendor on this
> issue.
> Active X MSI Package
> The vendor (Hyland/OnBase) has had to give use new core software (to more
> fully support ADS authentication) for our implementation, which is ongoing
> as I write this. Unfortunately, this means they are giving us a new Active
> MSI package, as the previous one is not compatible with their software
> upgrade. There is no alternative. This means that any deployment to-date
> the Active X package that was provided has to be redone. I fully
> the implications of this, especially for any deployment to-date to self
> managed machines, and we would like to apologize for the work done to date
> having to be redone. Please do not proceed with any further deployments
> until we can provide the vendor's new Active X package. Please note that
> the future we will tightly manage core upgrades to DMS to minimize further
> deployments of the Active X controls to a manageable level.
> I would like to thank Daniel Delattre of Nexus / Engineering for the work
> is doing to make the deployment of Active X controls easier for centrally
> managed as well as self managed workstations (through the Nexus advisory
> group and esag). This has been greatly appreciated and is a wonderful
> example of the cooperative spirit at UW.
> ...Derek.
> Derek Kirkland, Project Manager
> Information Systems - Student Administration, IST, University of Waterloo

Daniel Delattre                    System Integration Specialist
delattre at uwaterloo.ca                      Engineering Computing
(519) 888-4567 ext. 35889                               PHy 3014
http://www.eng.uwaterloo.ca/~delattre     University of Waterloo

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