IBM Connections 4.5 CR3 released

After a couple of false starts, IBM Connections 4.5 Cumulative Refresh 3 (CR3) has been released on FixCentral for download. is 742 MB in size and is available for all server platforms.

It is a fairly major update, and therefore requires database schema changes.  If CCM is installed then there is a requirement to update FileNet as part of the upgrade.

Here are some useful links:

Installing interim fixes
Update strategy for IBM Connections 4.5
Fix list for IBM Connections 4.5 CR3
Information on updating FileNet 5.2.0 for use with IBM Connection Content Manager (CCM)
Updating the IBM Connections 4.5 databases to the required schema versions for Cumulative Refresh 3 (CR3)
New functions included in IBM Connections 4.5 CR3
Step-by-Step for applying CR2 or CR3 for Connections 4.5 with Connections Content Manager

There is also a mandatory update to the Update Installer, (95MB).

I’ll update you as we get I get this applied on my own systems and at our customers.  Let me know how you get on!

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Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!