Monday, September 12, 2011

Can't Start Sametime

My current engagement uses the Lotus Sametime chat client and I use it on a daily (hourly) basis. Today, for no reason that I can discern, I was unable to start up the application after a computer reboot. The install creates a shortcut to C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\Lotus\Sametime Connect\rcp\rcplauncher.exe and running that executable would do absolutely nothing.

After several attempts to figure out what was going on - including a failed attempt to reinstall the standard client - I found a lock file:
C:\Users\dsixe\AppData\Roaming\Lotus\Sametime\.rcp.lock
Delete the file, problem solved.