Tip

Changing Domino servers

Moving mail users from one server to another and updating the location document can be a hassle. We developed a 'form' that looks like a memo that can be sent to those individuals. It may contain a bland message, or an explanation of the process. Regardless of the message, when the user opens the email, a LotusScript is activated that edits and updates their location document.

We also perform some housekeeping on the location documents by removing everything but Office and Island. (This reduces accidentally going home on desktop computers.) We set the Proxy to 0.0.0.0:80 per a prior tech tip and make sure their e-mail addresses are computed correctly. Finally, we call a sub SendMail2 that notifies the Admin department that this user has changed their location document, the replica on the original server may be deleted and the server NAB changed. We toyed with automating the server NAB update, but elected to perform this manually.

  
  Code: The UpdateLocation script is called on PostOpen. 
Sub UpdateLocation
 Dim s As New NotesSession
 Dim db As NotesDatabase
 Dim view As notesview
 Dim NameView As Notesview
 Dim doc As notesdocument
 Dim NameDoc As Notesdocument
 Dim user As String
 user = Cstr(s.CommonUserName)
 Set db = s.GetDatabase("", "names.nsf")
 Set NamesDB = 
s.GetDatabase("MailServer", "names.nsf") 
 Set NameView = 
NamesDB.GetView("($VIMPeopleByFirstName)")
 If Not Nameview Is Nothing Then
  Set NameDoc = NameView.GetDocumentByKey(user)
  If Not NameDoc Is Nothing Then
   email = NameDoc.InternetAddress(0)
  End If
 End If
 
 Set view = db.GetView("Locations")
 If Not view Is Nothing Then
  Set doc = view.GetDocumentByKey("Office")
  If Not doc Is Nothing Then
   doc.MailServer  = "MailServer2"
   doc.DefaultPassthruServer = "MailServer2"
   doc.CatalogServer = "MailServer2"
   doc.DirectoryServer = "MailServer2"
   doc.SametimeServer = ""
   doc.LocalAdmin = "NotesAdmin"
   doc.Proxy_HTTP = "0.0.0.0:80"
   If email <> "" Then
    doc.ImailAddress = email
   End If
   Call doc.save(True,True)
   Call SendMail2
  End If
  Set doc = 
view.GetDocumentByKey("Home (Network Dialup)")
  If Not doc Is Nothing Then
   Call doc.Delete(True)
  End If
  Set doc = 
view.GetDocumentByKey("Home (Notes Direct Dialup)")
  If Not doc Is Nothing Then
   Call doc.Delete(True)
  End If
  Set doc = 
view.GetDocumentByKey("Travel (Notes Direct Dialup)")
  If Not doc Is Nothing Then
   Call doc.Delete(True)
  End If
 End If
End Sub

Sub SendMail2 
 Dim session As New NotesSession
 Dim dbMail As NotesDatabase
 Set dbMail = New NotesDatabase( "", "" )
 Call dbMail.OpenMail
 Dim rtfBody As NotesRichTextItem
 Dim docMail As New Notesdocument(dbMail)
 Dim user As String
 user = Cstr(session.CommonUserName)
 docMail.Form = "Memo"
 docMail.Subject = "Updated Location to MailServer2"
 docMail.SendTo = "Admin" 
 Set rtfBody = New NotesRichTextItem( docMail, "Body" )
 Call rtfBody.AppendText
( "Updated Location to Dommail 2 for " ) 
 Call rtfBody.AddNewLine( 2 ) 
 Call rtfBody.AppendText(user)
 Call rtfBody.AddNewLine( 2 ) 
' On Error Goto ErrorMail
 Call docMail.Send(False)
 Exit Sub
 
EndProcess:
End Sub

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This was first published in February 2005

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