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Deleting base templates will lead to Meeting corruption

Some users may get into this trouble after deleting the base or default Meeting templates from Adobe connect.

Problem:

After deleting the default Meeting template any meeting that was created from the default/base template launches with the error message, “The template you are looking at is the one we use if the default template feature is not working.”

Environment : Connect Hosted/Licensed

Method via which issue can be re-produced :

1.     Create a meeting template using Default Meeting Template
2.     Launch the template created in step 1 and move it to the Shared Templates location.
3.     Create two meetings (M1 and M2) using the custom template created in step 1.
4.     Launch the Meeting M1 and End Meeting. Do not run M2.
5.     Delete the custom template.
6.     If you launch Meeting M1 it will launch successfully.  However, Meeting M2 will show the grey screen with error.
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Result:
Meeting room opens with a grey screen and the error message appears, “The template you are looking at is the one we use if the default template feature is not working”.

Solution :

Avoid deleting the default/base templates.  In order to recover the templates please contact Adobe support team.  We can recover the templates on case by case basis.

General Overview on Adobe Connect Meeting Connection Test Results

Adobe Connect provides an online Connection Test for troubleshooting connection problems with your Adobe Connect Meeting. This utility tests the four key components for a successful meeting experience:

  • Flash Player version
  • Network connectivity to the Adobe Connect Server
  • Available bandwidth
  • Acrobat Connect Meeting Add-in version

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You can access this utility inside the meeting room by choosing Help > Troubleshooting. You can also access the test at the following URL:  https://admin.acrobat.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.

In the Adobe Connect Connection Test, if you are getting a fail on step 2:  Adobe Connect connection test: unable to connect.

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This means that there is no communication between your computer and the Connect server.

If you want to see the details of what happened, click on Send Results and then the Details… link.

There is likely a firewall setting, or something similar, that is preventing the one computer for communicating with the Connect server.

Adobe Connect requires suitable connectivity from each user to the server. Adobe Connect can accommodate different bandwidth levels such as modem, DSL, and LAN. But each type of connection requires a certain minimum for acceptable performance.

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In addition to the throughput on any given type of connection, there are other factors that can affect the overall bandwidth of each connection. These factors include firewalls and proxy servers.

Adobe Connect presentations are normally delivered as HTTP data on port 80, while meeting audio and video streams are delivered as RTMP data on port 1935. When users are inside a corporate firewall that blocks these optimal ports, Adobe Connect uses fallback mechanisms to deliver RTMP data on ports 80 and 443. This fallback technology is called tunneling. This tunneling mechanism results in additional overhead that impacts overall throughput and the end user experience.

If the Add-in is not installed, then trying to share your screen or a PPTX file in a meeting results in a prompt to download and install the Add-in (or “Lightning download”). The Add-in can also be installed manually before a Meeting. The Add-in is not required to be a Host or Presenter. Even if the Add-in is installed, Flash Player is still required to start or join a meeting.

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The Adobe Connect Add-in is a specialized version of Flash Player, required for the following functionality in an Adobe Connect Meeting Room:

  • Screen sharing
  • Offline recording (FLV format)
  • Share a supported file by dragging it into a share pod
  • Enhanced Audio and Echo Cancellation
  • Sharing PPTX files

 

Note : In some situations, you may find TLS settings of your browser affect the Meeting test results which is described in more detail in following article :
http://blogs.adobe.com/connectsupport/tls-settings-that-may-affect-meeting-connection-test-results/

 

Users are Unable to join /enter Meeting Room

Environment: Hosted

Reason:

1. Forgot password/password does not work

2. Don’t have a user ID and password to get into a meeting

Solution:

1. Try using the Forgot your password link to set a new password. If this Doesn’t work contact your account administrator to verify access for the account.

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2.If you don’t have an user ID and password to get into a meeting contact your Connect Administrator to request the same.

Guest logins are also an option for meetings, but must be approved by the Meetings Host. With private meetings, the Meeting Host must approve guest login requests.

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Creating an open access meeting where Participant don’t require approval to join.

Environment: Hosted

Issue: In large meeting/seminar rooms if the meeting is created using the access type “Only registered users and accepted guests may enter the room” then the host approves each guest’s entry request to allow them in the meeting.

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Solution: To avoid this situation always select the access type “Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room

  •        Go to Meeting > New Meeting

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  • Enter the required Meeting Information and  select access type as  “Anyone who has the URL  for the meeting can enter the room”

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  • In case you need further assistance contact Adobe Connect Support for help.

Note: If you choose the access level to ‘Anyone who has the url can enter the meeting’, you might experience a security risk as well, as any unintended user who gets the url can also try to join the meeting and create disruptions, which would be problematic to the rest of the attendees. 

Record Meeting option is disabled in Meeting Room

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Reason: Only Adobe Connect Administrator has the rights to disable/enable the Record Meeting Option in Meeting Room depending on the requirement/needs.

Environment: Hosted

Solution:  To enable Record Meeting option in Meeting

  • Go to Administration > Compliance and Control > Recordings and Notice

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  • Now uncheck the option Lock recording settings for all meeting

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Note: If you are not able to access Administration tab contact your Adobe Connect Account Administrator.

Administrator joins/enters meeting room as a participant

Reason: In Named Host pricing model user should be a part of Meeting Host group in order to enter the Meeting room as a Host. You will not be able to enter the Meeting room as a Host if you are member of only the Administration Group.

Solution: 1. Check your Group Membership

  • Go to My Profile > Group Membership

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If you don’t see Meeting Host listed there then follow below mentioned steps.

2. In order to be the part of the Meeting Host group Go to Administration > Users and Groups

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  • Select Meeting Hosts Group and then click on Information

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  • Click on View Group Members

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  • Select your Name and click on Add to add yourself to the Meeting Host Group

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  • Once you are the part of the Meeting Host group , your name will appear under Current Group Members

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Note: If you are still getting the same issue contact Adobe support for help.

In Connect Meeting, Clicking “Don’t show this dialog again” has no Effect on the Tips Dialog

Issue: Upon startup, Tips for using Adobe Connect for Hosts is displayed. After clicking on “Don’t show this dialog again” and dismissing the dialog, the next time Connect is launched the dialog is again displayed.

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This is caused by a problem storing the changes locally available to flash applications on client machines. Here are workaround steps:

  1. Open the connect meeting in the IE/Firefox. You can append launcher=false to the meeting URL to open it in browser: <url>/?launcher=false
  2. Right click on the meeting and select Settings; the  flash dialog GUI will appear:

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3. Click on the folder icon:

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4. Check that the variable for storage is allowed and is greater than 0 (make sure the slider is not all the way to the left) and also check to see if the Currently used variable is equal to the allowed value.

5. If the Currently used variable is showing 0 then close this dialog and again right click on meeting and open the Global Settings. The following dialog will appear:

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6. Click on Local Storage Settings by Site:

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7. Make sure that the Adobe Connect server is listed there and it is allowed as depicted in the third column. If it is not allowed, then allow it using the drop-down menu.

Here are some additional references that may be helpful:

http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/help02.html

http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-local-shared-objects-flash.html

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/FlashPlayer/LSM/WS6aa5ec234ff3f285139dc56112e3786b68c-7fff.html

Adobe Connect Offline Recording Option Captures and Records Local Client Screen Activity

Adobe Connect Offline Recording Option Captures & Records Local Screen Assets:

While in the process of creating an offline recording in Connect, the recording will capture extraneous desktop application activity if Windows is in Non-Aero mode

To stop extraneous recording,  turn on the Aero theme: Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Personalization – choose any Aero theme.

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This workaround will limit the offline recording to the Connect Meeting archive.

Here is the related forum discussion for reference: https://forums.adobe.com/message/6629306#6629306

How to use – Adobe Connect captioning -Closed Caption Pod

With the Adobe Connect Closed Caption Pods extension from Adobe ensures that participants who are deaf or hard of hearing may fully participate in online meetings and events.

The extension is available free of charge to Adobe Connect customers.

Meeting organizers hire professional captioning services from providers such as the Media Access Group at WGBH, Caption Colorado, and Caption First. Professional stenographers attend the Adobe Connect meeting or teleconference to listen to the audio and transcribe the information using specialized stenographer’s keyboards. This information is transmitted to a captioning server

The captions are transmitted to the Adobe Connect Meeting and viewed by the end users. Meeting participants have the ability to customize the caption font size and color settings to enhance readability. Participants can even skip back to re-read previous captions and then fast forward to the current captions. Participants may individually choose to display or not to display captions on their individual screen. Participants can optionally save the captions as a transcript and download them at the conclusion of a meeting.

1. Loading the Closed Caption Pod into your meeting

Meeting Hosts or Presenters can upload and share the ClosedCaptionPod.swf file from the Share pod to start the Closed Caption extension. Simply select Share Document

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Next, choose Browse My Computer2

And finally select the AC9_ClosedCaptioning_v.3.3 file to load.

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At any point in time, the Host or Presenter can stop sharing this extension by clicking the “Stop Sharing” button in the toolbar of the Share pod, however if you close the Pod all connections will be closed and any recorded transcripts will be lost.

2. Establishing and managing connections

1. After the Host launches the Closed Captioning Pod, they can simply click on the “+” tab to create the first connection.

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2. On the New Connection tab, the Host can choose to Configure Connection by selecting a caption provider or “Other” in a dropdown menu. The Host selects the provider and the relevant connection form is revealed. Prior to establishing a connection, the tab will be titled “New Connection” and the circular-slashed red “not-connected” icon will be shown on the tab.

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Providers such as the Media Access Group at WGBH, Caption Colorado, and Caption First require subscription which would allow you to further use the pod once you are subscribed and successfully connected to their network.

 

Cannot use keyword while creating meeting (custom URLs)

When you add a new content, a new meeting, a new course or a new curriculum, a new seminar, or a new event, it is preferred to create a custom URL for the content.

This URL is unique across the entire Acrobat Connect Pro account and helps to identify the content quickly.

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A. Uneditable portion of URL     B. Customizable portion of URL

Custom URL rules:

  • You cannot edit a custom URL after you create it.
  • You cannot use digits (0 – 9) at the beginning of a custom URL.
  • Custom URLs cannot contain any punctuation, spaces, or control codes.
  • If you enter any uppercase letters, they are automatically converted to lowercase letters to conform to URL case sensitivity conventions.
  • You cannot use name for any Adobe product (like cs, cs2, cs6, photoshop, etc…)
  • Do not use any of the following reserved keywords in your custom URL:
account content idle report
acrobat course info sco
adobe cs input search
admin cs2 livecycle seminar
administrator curriculum macromedia send
api data meeting service
app default metadata servlet
archives download monitor soap
breeze event open source
builder fcs output src
close flash photoshop stream
com gateway presenter systems
common go producer training
connect home public user
console hosted publish xml
cs3 cs4 cs5

cs6

NOTE: As new versions of Adobe products will be upgraded, keywords will be assigned automatically to the list. For example: cs5, cs6, etc…