Cool Id File Examine And Server Availability Smart Icons

Very Cool SmartIcons and admin apps that go with them. In the process of administering Domino servers and helping out clients I have created two SmartIcons that have been very helpful in the admin area. Here they are: ----Setting up your SmartIcons---- Go to File/Preferences/SmartIcon Settings go to the bottom of the left hand icon directory and choose one of the blank icons labeled Macro Button and drag it to the right hand icon directory....

Next click on the Edit Icon button and select the icon that you just moved into the directory. ----ID File Examine---- Modify the description to something like ID File Examine. This will help you rember what the icon does. Next click on the Formula button and then click on the Add Command button and find the command AdminIDFileExamine highlight this and click on the paste button. This will insert the following string into the formula window @Command([AdminIDFileExamine]) Then click on OK, Done and OK to save your changes. The next time someone sends you a user or server safe ID you can click on the ID File Examine Smarticon and see if they sent you the correct ID. ----Notes Ping---- This command uses an executable that was developed to check the availablity of typical Domino server ports i.e. 1352 Start by downloading the nconnect.exe from Iris at the following URL: http://www.notes.net/sandbox.nsf/e7425656e0c80508852567540065d7f9/4a60b6779e52c1 9c8525679100832651?OpenDocument&ExpandSection=1 Extract this file into a folder (i.e. d:\Lotus\Domino) Using the SmartIcons setup info above choose a new icon and modify the description to something like Notes Ping. Next click on the Formula button and then click on the Add @Func button and find the command @PostedCommand( ) and modify it to look like this: @PostedCommand([Execute]; "d:\\Lotus\\Domino\\nping.exe") where "d:\\Lotus\\Domino\\nping.exe" is the location of the executable you are going to launch. Then click on OK, Done and OK to save your changes. The next time someone tells you that they can't get to the Notes server click on your Notes Ping icon and pick from the list of servers to ping and you can quickly tell them the availability of the Domino server.

This was first published in November 2000

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