Domino Directory management tips and tutorials

Whether you want to configure and customize the Domino Directory or back it up and synchronize it with another directory, these tips and tutorials will teach you how.

Also known as the names.nsf database, the Domino Directory contains vital information about the users, groups and servers in a Lotus Notes Domino email environment. Administrators often use the Domino Directory to perform common Domino systems management tasks as well. Beef up your Domino Directory know-how with these tips and tutorials. Whether you want to configure and customize the Domino Directory or back it up and synchronize it with another directory, these resources will teach you how. You'll also get a sneak peek at the Domino Directory improvements and changes available in ND8.

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What is the Domino Directory?
New to the Notes/Domino administration scene? Get a quick rundown of what the Domino Directory is and how it works.

Setting up the Domino Directory for a domain
Get step-by-step instructions on how to set up the Domino Directory in R6 after installing and setting up servers in your Domino domain.

Managing Lotus Notes and Domino users and groups -- 10 tips in 10 minutes
While not exclusively about the Domino Directory, this SearchDomino.com tutorial will teach you how to change Lotus Notes usernames and how to delete groups and users in your Domino Directory. You'll also learn how to tackle everyday Lotus Notes Domino user management tasks, including changing group membership, moving a mail file, setting up roaming users, and much more.

Getting the most from your Domino Directory
If you truly want to understand how to properly plan, configure and manage your Domino Directory services, this 304-page IBM Redbook is the mother-lode reference. Written for Lotus Domino Release 5, many of the PDF's fundamental concepts still apply to later ND versions of Domino Directory.

Integrating Domino Directory with Microsoft Active Directory using ADSync
An enterprise IT environment with multiple directory platforms is a common scenario. This IBM tutorial offers easy-to-follow instructions and helpful screenshots that walk through how to use the Lotus Domino Active Directory Synchronization (ADSync) tool to get an R7 Domino Directory and Microsoft Windows Active Directory communicating with each other.

How to automatically create a backup copy of your Domino Directory
SearchDomino.com member Jari Riihimaki provides a Lotus Notes agent that automatically creates a backup copy of your Domino Directory. After implementing this agent, you'll never again need to restore documents back to your Domino Directory or check old configurations.

Calculate business days between two dates using Domino Directory
Use this LotusScript code from SearchDomino.com member Gary Cronin to calculate business days between two dates using your Domino Directory. Included are several helpful steps and the necessary LotusScript for each.

Customizing the Domino Directory
SearchDomino.com Lotus Domino development expert Andre Guirard offers advice to a user who would like to customize their Domino Directory for the purpose of adding fields.

Domino Directory changes in Lotus Notes Domino 8
Discover some of the Domino Directory improvements and changes available in Lotus Notes Domino 8 and find out about a new administrative tool that simplifies directory data synchronization.

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This was first published in July 2007

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