If you weren’t able to participate in the on-site Jams for Domino V11 held in Chicago or Toronto, there will be a virtual Jam on January 30th at 11am ET/8am PT. Click the link to register and take part. Be part of the next release!
Observations on Upgrading to v10.0.1 - Domino, Traveler, Verse on Prem
I spent a little time this morning upgrading a Domino server from 10.0 to 10.0.1. Upgrading Domino, Traveler and Verse on Prem took about 15 minutes. Got to love those simple upgrades. Only wish some other products were that simple. That isn’t to say there wasn’t any issue. This was a Windows box and when the Domino service started, it failed with an error. Event viewer said the error number was 7024, but didn’t offer any help at all. [Read More]
IBM Notes and Domino 9.0.1 Feature Pack 9 available
Looks like IBM Domino and IBM Notes 9.0.1 Feature Pack 9 are available for download from Fix Central Link to all Domino downloads Link to all Notes downloads Here’s a quick hit of new features available in each: Domino: The documentation in Knowledgebase will be updated with these new features to coincide with the ship date of 9.0.1 FP9 1) Enhancement Request To Be Able To Increase The Amgr Queue Beyond 100 (SPR #RSTNA4SL7C APARID: LO87242) [Read More]
Initial impressions on IBM Verse On-Premises 1.0
NOTE: This is a “first impression” post after working with VOP for a few hours. I didn’t participate in the betas, so this is a fresh experience. So, as has been announced on the interwebs today, IBM Verse On-Premises 1.0 (VOP) was made available for download today. Part number: CNDG8ML We had some time today, so Chris Whisonant and I installed it and setup the integration with Connections. So Chris did the Domino side and I handled the Connections side. [Read More]
Location Document Mailserver Field - What Not to Use
Working with a client recently on some policy setting updates and we ran into an issue where the new policy wasn’t taking effect on his client. We made the change to the policy (in this case an Archive policy) and could see that it had been processed and applied to the mail file. Checking the user’s Notes client, the link to the Archive was not showing up. I opened up the ($Policies) view in the user’s local names. [Read More]
Installing Domino on Linux - Resolving Missing Requirements
Recently, I was installing the Domino 9.0 Social Edition on a new CentOS 6 Linux install. It started very smoothly, the CentOS install went very well and the system updates worked flawlessly. I prepped the notes user and group and was ready to install the Domino code. Then it came to a screeching stop. The installer stopped with the message below: To run this installer you need 32bit (i686) packages installed on your 64 bit Linux Redhat. [Read More]
Missing Rules Tab in Server Document?
Admittedly, this is an issue that is a fringe, but thought I’d post it just in case. Yesterday, I was working to configure a client’s server to use mail journaling. Everything was going smooth until I went to edit a server configuration document to add the mail rule for a couple of servers. The Rules tab was missing. I was on the Admin client, so I tried it from the Notes client and the tab showed up. [Read More]
Join Me Next Week for a GROUP Talk Webcast
Please join me next week for a GROUP Talk webcast on “Two Minute Drills for Administrators” where I’ll reprise my presentation from this year’s PACLUG event. The event will be at 11am EDT on September 7. This webcast will give you some tools to manage and maintain servers and users by teaching you easy, two-minute drills to implement in your office! Discussions will focus on Notes/Domino, Quickr, Sametime, and even Connections! [Read More]
Domino won't let that user on to the server? Try this...
Have you ever deleted a user from Domino and added them to the Deny Access group only to have HR come back and say, “We’ve rehired John Doe and he needs back into Notes right now.” Of course you have, and if you’ve ever done this, you may have come across an issue trying to get the user connected back in after removing their name from the Deny Access group and trying to get the user setup in Notes again. [Read More]
Directory Assistance - Watch for Design Changes
Working on an issue with directory assistance this morning - an admin had created a new directory database to support external users and added it to the existing DA.nsf. While testing the database, the test external users couldn’t login - got an invalid password error everytime. Reviewing the configurations, everything looked fine. I got involved and enabled debug_directory_assistance=1 and debug_namelookup=1 and started testing. The debug output revealed that the search wasn’t hitting the new directory database, even though a “show xdir” showed it was there and further checking revealed it was configured as expected. [Read More]