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Custom welcome page deployment

I have a database that is not based on the Bookmark.nsf file, but we want to use as our Intranet Portal. How can I script it to set this database as our "Welcome Page" automatically? I am upgrading from R5 clients to R6, so I want to automatically change the clients to use the new portal without any intervention.
I'm not sure where you were thinking of putting a script for this, but you can do it without any coding. Please read the Domino Administrator Help document, "Custom welcome page deployment."


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Unfortunately this doesn't answer my question. Our Intranet Database is not based on the Bookmark.Ntf file as I eluded to -- therefore the desktop policy document is irrelevant.

—Paul A.

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Perhaps I misunderstood you, or my answer was not sufficiently detailed. It sounds like you're using Notes 6 clients, but the term "Intranet Portal" implies an internal Domino Web site. My understanding from this is that when your users open their Notes client, you want their Notes welcome page to be a URL to your internal site. Is that correct?

Once you, personally, can set up your Notes welcome page the way you want it, you can make it everybody else's welcome page using the process described in the Domino Administrator help. You do not base your Domino Intranet database design on bookmark.ntf. You just set all the users' bookmark.nsf databases to point to your Web site.

To make a URL your Notes welcome page, go to the Welcome screen. Click here for welcome page options. Create a new welcome page (or select an existing one to modify and click "Customize this page," then "Rename this page," and press Next). Say you want to use frames, click Next. In the next screen, check "Web page" and uncheck everything else. Click Next until you see a button to choose a Web page. It can be any Web page, not limited to your Intranet and not limited to Domino sites. Click that button, check "I want to enter the Web address", and type the URL of your Intranet site (including HTTP: or HTTPS:). Click "Finish."

If by "Intranet" you really meant a Notes database accessed through the Notes client, not via HTTP, then the procedure is the same, except that in the contents selection screen, instead of "Web page," select "database," then select your database as the contents for the frame. Again, the database can be created with any design -- the bookmark.nsf file is just a way of distributing a link to it.

Does that answer your question?

—Andre Guirard, Domino Development Expert

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