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Admin's account deleted from Notes

We are beginners in Lotus Notes and are stuck in a ridiculous situation. Our Notes admin left the job and after he left, our junior admin deleted his account from Notes. The deleted account was also the "administrator." How can I upgrade another user to admin rights? My Notes server is on RedHat Linux. I tried changing the notes.ini's "Admin" option with my name and reinstalled the "Administrator client" but in vain. The system is on, but we cannot add or modify anything.
That is quite the quandary you have. Administration rights are based on database access control lists. Your ex-admin was probably the only one listed in the ACLs. If you deleted him via AdminP, it would have removed him from the ACLs of all databases, and you have a problem. If his name is still in the ACLs, reinstate his ID for a short time and change all ACLs to include an administrators group. This group should be a Manager with all roles and rites. If the ex-admin is not in the ACLs, you will need to down your server and go at the files locally via drive mapping. Open up all of the databases and enter a group with manager access. The group will prevent this situation from happening again. If someone leaves or comes, you just modify the group.

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