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Top 10 Lotus Notes/Domino administration tips of 2009

From running multiple instances of Lotus Notes to learning about the new DAOS feature in Notes 8.5, these tips kept you clicking in 2009.

We present the top 10 Notes/Domino admin tips that kept users clicking in 2009. From running multiple instances of Lotus Notes to approving Notes documents via a BlackBerry device, you'll see why these were our most popular tips of the past year.

 
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TOP 10 ADMINISTRATION TIPS OF 2009 ---

#1. Domino server setting and email policy tricks admins must know
Make these quick changes to your Lotus Notes Domino server settings and mail policies to keep users from disabling email forwarding and other mistakes.

#2. Running multiple instances of Lotus Notes
Setting up multiple Lotus Notes clients for in-house developers and testers can help them work more efficiently. The steps may vary depending on your organization, but the setup works with all versions of Notes.

#3. What is Notes 8.5's DAOS (Domino Attachment and Object Storage) feature?
Read about Domino Attachment and Object Storage (DAOS), a new Notes 8.5 feature that saves disk space by storing attachments in the file system on a server.

#4. Run or restart Notes/Domino agents via text messages
Discover how one Notes/Domino developer at a small company set up his mail database to send him a text message when an agent terminates abruptly. You'll also get the code that you can text back to the database to run or restart the agent.

#5. Search Microsoft Active Directory with LotusScript
Since many companies use both Lotus Notes and Microsoft, having the ability to search Active Directory from a Lotus Notes view can be helpful. This LotusScript searches AD without having to rely on a third-party driver.

#6. Open a Lotus Notes database from Microsoft SharePoint 2007
If you're using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS 2007) and Lotus Notes, you can't create a link from your client to a Lotus Notes database. This workaround can help. Get the steps to use the proper syntax to open a Notes database in your client using SharePoint.

#7. How to move Notes databases off Domino 8 servers and save disk space
Get the steps you need to free up disk space on your Domino 8 servers by moving Lotus Notes databases to a file server or SAN device and by using Dirlinks.

#8. Approve Lotus Notes documents using a BlackBerry mobile device
Are you using a BlackBerry mobile device to check Lotus Notes documents? Use this agent to quickly approve Notes documents via a BlackBerry.

#9. How to turn off the message recall feature in Lotus Notes 8
Learn more about the message recall feature in Lotus Notes Domino 8.x, how to turn it off and how to hide the button completely.

#10. Create an RSS feed in Notes/Domino with XML
Follow these simple steps using XML in an embedded view to set up an application that pushes RSS feeds to subscribers in Lotus Notes/Domino 8.

This was last published in January 2010

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