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Programmatically update server name for users' desktop files

I would like to programmatically update the server name for my users' desktop files. We have over 150 databases and 200 mail databases on the same server. We're going to keep the mailboxes on the server but move the 150 databases to another one. Our users will be very confused when they go to open a database and have to find the server it is on. Most of our users aren't comfortable with the File --> Database --> Open concept. I am developing...

a database catalog that will categorize the databases by department; if it turns out the only solution is to remove their desktop5.dsk file and have them recreate it, that would be the worst case scenario. Do you have any advice on this? Thank you! Don't resort to deleting the desktop files. See Removing Lotus Notes/Domino Workspace Icons for some options.

I haven't used it myself, but I've heard recommendations for CMT for Notes Domains from business partner Binary Tree. This is used to rename and consolidate servers, but perhaps it supports operating at the database level.

This was first published in October 2003
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