Problem solve Get help with specific problems with your technologies, process and projects.

How can we get icons on each machine after a server decommission?

We have a mixed R5 and ND6 client environment. Our servers are at ND6. We decommissioned a 5.0.8 server last May, but I believe we did it incorrectly. Many users (some remote) have icons on the Notes workspace and bookmarks that still point to the old server so their Notes client tries opening these on every attempt. How do you get the icons on each PC to point to the new servers without manually touching each one?
Without having the old server available, you will have trouble. If it were at least in the Domino directory, you could cluster the two servers and then have everyone fail over to the new cluster mate. After a while, everyone would be pointing to the new server and you could remove the server document from production and truly eliminate the server.

Member's response:
Ok, I still have the old server's ID. Could I recreate its entry in the Domino Directory by copying the ID's public key and pasting in? Any other ideas?

Mike's answer:
That should work. You should try to recreate the server document the best you can (host name, NNNs, etc.). Outside of the clustering idea, there isn't a way to fix your problem without manually touching every client. I believe there are a few LotusScript classes that may allow you to touch the replicator page and bookmarks, but I am not sure if that would work in your case.

Dig Deeper on Domino Resources - Part 6

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.




  • iSeries tutorials

    Search400.com's tutorials provide in-depth information on the iSeries. Our iSeries tutorials address areas you need to know about...

  • V6R1 upgrade planning checklist

    When upgrading to V6R1, make sure your software will be supported, your programs will function and the correct PTFs have been ...

  • Connecting multiple iSeries systems through DDM

    Working with databases over multiple iSeries systems can be simple when remotely connecting logical partitions with distributed ...