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Top 10 Notes/Domino administration tips of 2006

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Here are the top 10 Notes/Domino administration tips from 2006. From improving your Domino Web Access performance and combating calendar delegation issues to running an ND upgrade pilot and managing Windows Client Access Licenses, these topics grabbed your attention the most in 2006.

#1    Hosting multiple Lotus Domino servers at one IP address
How can you host more externally visible servers than the number of IP addresses you have? contributor Chuck Connell explains how to host multiple Lotus Domino server at a single IP address --- without having to use a virtual private network.
#2    Calendar delegation problem with Lotus Notes client 6.5.5 upgrade
IBM Lotus has urged customers to upgrade to Notes/Domino 6.5.5 and 7.0.1 for security reasons. But a calendar delegation problem discovered in the Lotus Notes 6.5.5 client software may be concern enough to delay your upgrade.
#3    How to fix the Lotus Notes unread documents feature
Lotus Notes 6.x client has the ability to keep track of unread documents in each folder. But sometimes this feature gets out of whack and displays a larger count than the actual number of unread documents within a folder. In this tip, member Erwin Hommes provides step-by-step instructions on how to resolve this problem.
#4    Windows Client Access Licenses for Lotus Notes
For Notes/Domino administrators, there has always been one question of special mystery: When Domino runs on a Microsoft server operating system, do you need a Windows Server Client Access License (CAL) for each Lotus Notes client? In this tip, contributor Chuck Connell clarifies this conundrum.
#5    Two fast and easy Domino Web Access performance tips
Learn two simple configuration changes you can make to Domino Web Access that will improve its performance for your users.
#6    Dos and don'ts: 10 tips for running a Notes/Domino 7 upgrade pilot
A Notes/Domino 7 upgrade pilot is when you put your first Notes/Domino Release 7 server into the production environment. It's the first real chance you have to prove to everyone that everything is going to work; and, it's your last chance to fix anything that's broken. Find out about 10 ND7 upgrade pilot dos and don'ts you should follow to ensure the smoothest ND7 upgrade pilot process possible.
#7    A project-tracking application for Lotus Notes
Lotus Notes and Domino expert Chuck Connell has revived and updated his popular "Things to Do" task- and project-tracking application for Lotus Notes.
#8    Notes.ini and mail.boxes transaction logging -- a cautionary tale
IBM Lotus recommends turning off transaction logging on newly created mail.boxes. You can use a parameter in the notes.ini file to do so, but whether it works or not depends on where you get the parameter from.
#9    Restraining the monsters behind Lotus Notes' 'Full Access Administrator'
Discover the hazards behind "Full Access Administrator" privileges and how to contain potential abuses of power.
#10    Update on Lotus Notes client 6.5.5 calendar delegation problem contributor Chuck Connell provides some follow-up information on the calendar delegation problem some customers have been experiencing after upgrading to Lotus Notes client 6.5.5.

This was first published in January 2007

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