How to keep freetime lookups current in large environments
In smaller Notes shops, appointments may not be scheduled with such frequency that freetime appears to be out of sync. But at companies that schedule meetings constantly, an incorrect freetime lookup can cause frustration and problems for your users.
Lotus' answer used to be to delete the busytime.nsf database and let the Schedule Manager recreate it. There is a workaround, but be warned, it does cause a performance issue.
You can add the following line to the Notes.ini:
The Scheduler validates all entries at 2:00 a.m., but it does not validate the entries between mail files, the Resource Reservation database and busytime.nsf. This INI parameter causes them to validate against each other.
I highly suggest you run this on a server with ample resources, and at a time where the server is under a light load. As always, make sure you test this parameter before placing it into your production environment.
Michael Lazar is a SearchDomino advisor
This was first published in March 2000
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