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  • Setting up ID Vault operations in Notes/Domino 8.5

    Get the steps to set up an ID Vault and its operations, from storing new and existing user IDs to resetting users' passwords in Notes/Domino 8.5.

  • Quickly scan all databases on a Lotus Domino server

    Use this agent to quickly scan all the databases on your Lotus Domino server. You'll find out which databases you don't have access to, which aren't included in the directory catalog and more.

  • How are policies implemented?

    Once determine all the configuration settings to be applied to the Lotus Notes client follow these steps to identify the settings. Your second task is figuring out how to apply the settings to the user community.

  • Registering a new user using an explicit policy

    This section illustrates how to go about applying an explicit policy when registering a new user.

  • Assigning an explicit policy to an existing user or group

    You can apply explicit policies when the user is registered or by updating the Person document for users who already exist in the Domino Directory. Start by completing the instructions outlined in the section titled, "Creating Policy Documents."

  • What are settings documents?

    Learn and understand everything about settings documents including setup, registration, and primary usage as well as how to inherit and enforce settings documents.

  • Creating policy documents

    Once you have sufficient authority via the Domino Administrator client, you're ready to go. The following steps provide a general overview on how to create a policy document.

  • Using exception policies

    An exception policy lets you create a set of configurations that ignore other policies. Use the Domino Administrator client to create this policy.

  • Using Domino Administrator to manage client settings

    In this chapter excerpt from "Survival Guide for Lotus Notes and Domino Administrators," learn how to manage client settings using the Domino Administrator client and private policies.

  • Viewing your policy settings

    Viewing your settings allows you to see the application of policies for a user in the Domino Directory. This is known as the effective policy. The following steps outline how to produce a policy synopsis and to display the effective policy for a person listed in the Domino Directory.

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  • Setting up ID Vault operations in Notes/Domino 8.5

    Get the steps to set up an ID Vault and its operations, from storing new and existing user IDs to resetting users' passwords in Notes/Domino 8.5.

  • 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.

  • Display SharePoint data in a Lotus Notes Web application with Ajax

    For those organizations using Microsoft SharePoint for document sharing, the ability to display SharePoint list contents in a Notes Web application can cost you. Avoid third-party pricing and use this Ajax code to programmatically connect Lotus Notes with SharePoint lists and libraries.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Top 10 Lotus Notes/Domino administration tips of 2008

    Discover how some Lotus Notes administrators fixed Out of Office agent error messages, which Domino domain default server settings you should change, how to move a Domino server to a new certifier without reinstalling and a method to secure Lotus Notes 8. Our top ten admin tips of 2008 has all of this and more.

  • Can Lotus Notes/Domino and Microsoft SharePoint play nice together?

    As companies transition from employing Generation X to Generation Y workers, use of collaboration software such as Lotus Quickr and Microsoft SharePoint is beginning to gain steam for project and document management. For enterprises that rely solely on Lotus Notes/Domino and Lotus Quickr, the ability for individuals to share information is relatively straightforward and seamless. But even in Domino shops, new applications are cropping up virally that administrators must deal with. Windows SharePoint Server (WSS) 2003 is one such example.

  • IBM Lotus Notes versus Microsoft SharePoint: The rest of the story

    With continued growth in the IBM Lotus Notes install base and expanding deployments of Microsoft SharePoint, there has been renewed discussion about the competitive environment of IBM Lotus Notes/Domino versus Microsoft SharePoint. While the Notes versus SharePoint question is a timely topic for many organizations, it's useful to expand the analysis to include other solutions such as Quickr, Sametime and Connections.

  • Fix Lotus Notes 8.0 issues when launching Microsoft Office applications

    Discover a workaround to fix Lotus Notes 8.0 issues when launching Microsoft Office applications without installing Lotus Symphony.

  • A batch file for Lotus Notes Domino maintenance on Windows Server 2003

    Discover a batch file you can use with Microsoft Task Scheduler to run maintenance on a Lotus Notes Domino system sitting on top of Windows Server 2003.

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  • Top 10 Notes/Domino administration tips of 2006

    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.

  • 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, SearchDomino.com contributor Chuck Connell clarifies this conundrum.

  • Notes licensing: Not so mysterious

    This article aims to demystify Notes/Domino licensing. I wrote it to help my readers, and also to help myself understand the options more thoroughly.

  • Domino Domain Monitoring hints and gotchas

    Use these various Notes.ini variables and console commands to better manage Domino Domain monitoring in your organization.

  • Monitoring the status of external processes on a Lotus Domino server

    You can edit your events4.nsf form to include tasks, but did you realize you can also use it to monitor external prcocesses on your Domino server? Learn how and the benefits in this tip.

  • Configuring Domino Domain Monitoring (DDM)

    Some issues that frequently trouble Lotus Notes/ Domino administrators include resource consumption, time-consuming tasks, missed replication schedules and error conditions. Domino Domain Monitoring (DDM) features preconfigured probes to help administrators monitor their Lotus Notes/Domino environments.

  • Domino server setting and email policy tricks admins must know

    Are you constantly un-doing a mistake one of your Lotus Notes Domino users made? Here are two quick server settings and policy changes to help protect Notes users from themselves and relieve some administrator stress.

  • Top 10 Lotus Notes/Domino administration tips of 2008

    Discover how some Lotus Notes administrators fixed Out of Office agent error messages, which Domino domain default server settings you should change, how to move a Domino server to a new certifier without reinstalling and a method to secure Lotus Notes 8. Our top ten admin tips of 2008 has all of this and more.

  • An introduction to Domino Domain Monitoring (DDM)

    Domino Domain Monitoring (DDM) is a free administration tool in Domino version 7 or higher that monitors events that the logging process of your Domino servers register, records information on a central server throughout your entire Domino domain, suggests how to fix server problems and more. This tutorial outlines how to leverage DDM in your Domino domain to benefit from its comprehensive server monitoring and reporting features.

  • Troubleshooting common Lotus Notes/Domino error messages

    Error messages can be the bane of most Lotus Notes/Domino administrators' existence. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions on the topic -- with their accompanying answers from our panel of Lotus Notes/Domino experts and peers participating on ITKnowledgeExchange. From errors messages encountered when accessing Lotus Notes databases, to Lotus Notes 8 migration problems, to BlackBerry synchronization issues with Lotus Notes, we've got the answers.

  • Repair Lotus Domino server 'Cannot write or create file' error

    Discover what steps you can take if your Lotus Domino server runs out of disk space and you have issues sending and receiving Lotus Notes email messages.

  • Track and record Lotus Notes user logins to Domino Server

    Discover notes.ini settings you can implement that will track and record the Lotus Notes users and IP addresses that log onto your Domino server.

  • A Domino Domain Monitoring primer

    Domino Domain Monitoring (DDM) allows you to monitor the status of multiple servers in one or more Notes/Domino 7 domains, all from a single location. This compilation of tips, tutorials and resources will get you up to speed on DDM's architecture and functionality and help you weight its benefits and drawbacks as a Notes/Domino monitoring and administration tool.

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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.

  • Domino Mailbag: Notes/Domino clustering

    Our Notes/Domino administration expert answers our users' queries on upgrading to Domino 8.5 with clustered servers, using the Domino Internet Cluster manager and more.

  • Domino Domain Monitoring hints and gotchas

    Use these various Notes.ini variables and console commands to better manage Domino Domain monitoring in your organization.

  • Using Domino Administrator to manage client settings

    In this chapter excerpt from "Survival Guide for Lotus Notes and Domino Administrators," learn how to manage client settings using the Domino Administrator client and private policies.

  • Build your own Domino multi-server test environment

    Do you want to experiment with a few different Domino configurations, but don't have the budget to build a test lab? Follow these four steps to set up a personal multi-server Domino test environment.

  • How the Agent Profiler tool improves Notes/Domino performance

    Get an overview of the Notes/Domino 7.x Agent Profiler feature and learn how it detects and reports on problem agents and suggests ways to fix them in order to improve Domino server performance.

  • Benefits of virtualizing Lotus Domino servers

    While many administrators are hesitant to virtualize Domino servers, the servers can still benefit from virtualization. In this tutorial from contributor Eric Seibert, learn about some main points to consider when virtualizing your Domino servers, benefits you can expect and some best practices.

  • Configuring Domino Domain Monitoring (DDM)

    Some issues that frequently trouble Lotus Notes/ Domino administrators include resource consumption, time-consuming tasks, missed replication schedules and error conditions. Domino Domain Monitoring (DDM) features preconfigured probes to help administrators monitor their Lotus Notes/Domino environments.

  • How to move Notes databases off Domino 8 servers and save disk space

    Most Notes/Domino users are not aware of this easy method for freeing up space on Domino 8 servers. With this tip, you'll learn how to save valuable disk space by using Dirlinks and storing Notes databases off your Domino servers.

  • What is Notes 8.5's DAOS (Domino Attachment and Object Storage) feature?

    Get an introduction to DAOS (Domino Attachment Object Storage), a new feature in Lotus Notes 8.5 that preserves disk space by transferring attachments to a file system in your server, leaving you with tickets that reference the attachments, making them easily accessible. You'll learn the components it is made up of, what you'll need to run it, and why it's important to know all about it.

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  • Domino Domain Monitoring hints and gotchas

    Use these various Notes.ini variables and console commands to better manage Domino Domain monitoring in your organization.

  • 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.

  • Top 10 Lotus Notes/Domino administration tips of 2008

    Discover how some Lotus Notes administrators fixed Out of Office agent error messages, which Domino domain default server settings you should change, how to move a Domino server to a new certifier without reinstalling and a method to secure Lotus Notes 8. Our top ten admin tips of 2008 has all of this and more.

  • Five Domino domain default server settings you should change and why

    In this article, Lotus Notes Domino expert Andy Pedisich gives five default settings in your Domino domain that you should change, including the Message Recall setting and the 'use more secure Internet Passwords' setting. Modifying these settings will improve server performance, enhance Domino security and will give you tighter control of your Domino domain.

  • Routing Domino cluster servers to the correct network

    Discover the reasons why and the steps you should take if your Domino server clusters are inexplicably routing between public and private networks.

  • Use a notes.ini setting to adjust font sizes in Lotus Notes

    Learn how to implement a notes.ini parameter that will proportionally adjust the font size in Lotus Notes based on a user's screen resolution setting.

  • Track and record Lotus Notes user logins to Domino Server

    Discover notes.ini settings you can implement that will track and record the Lotus Notes users and IP addresses that log onto your Domino server.

  • Log off idle Lotus Notes users for better Domino Server performance

    You may not realize it, but idle Lotus Notes users are taking up load of unused space and resources on your Domino server. Learn about a simple notes.ini parameter that Domino administrators can set on their servers that will log idle Lotus Notes users off the server and clear up valuable Domino CPU and memory resources, courtesy of SearchDomino.com contributor Andy Pedisich.

  • Copy Lotus Notes databases from the Domino Server console command line

    Learn an undocumented technique that lets you makes copies of Lotus Notes databases from the Domino Server console command line instead of a client.

  • Notes.ini tips and tutorials

    Selective editing of notes.ini settings can improve the performance of your Lotus Domino servers, but it requires a steady hand and the proper know-how. This collection of tips and tutorials will provide you with knowledge you need to successfully manage Domino server tasks and parameters through the notes.ini file.

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