Thursday, May 29, 2008

Notes.Net forums : Faq of Faq links - Should it be added back?

My answer is YES!

Is there a reason why the Faq of Faq links (From Doug Finner) is not there anymore?


It should be added back to the web site.

Also, it would be great to add a link to the Crispy initiative from Andre Guirard (IBM)



Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Database Redirection tool

Have you ever used this new feature?

What's new in the Lotus Domino V8 server Link

A new Database Redirection function automatically fixes broken links to moved or deleted applications. Redirection markers are created by default, and a new tool (see figure 11) lets an administrator create or modify redirects manually. When a Lotus Notes client accesses a redirection marker, if the file has been moved the reference is replaced; if the file has been deleted, the reference is deleted. (Database redirects are used only by Lotus Notes V8 clients, not by servers.) The tool lets administrators assign references to particular users or groups, making redirection role-based.


Is it possible to recall messages in Domino Web Access 8?

In an Lotus Notes/Domino® 8 environment that is configured to allow Message Recall, the Lotus Notes® 8 client offers a few ways to recall a sent message including:
In Lotus® Domino® Web Access (iNotes™ Web Access) 8, however, the user interface (UI) does not display an action button or a right-click menu option for recalling a message. Is Message Recall supported in Domino Web Access (DWA) 8?

Answer Domino Web Access supports the message recall feature starting with Domino version 8.0.1. Note that there are some additional considerations:...


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Free Proofpoint Report on Outbound Email Security and Data Loss Prevention

Not directly related to Lotus but an interesting report. Registration is required

How concerned are companies about the content of email leaving their organizations? And how do companies manage the legal and financial risks associated with outbound email? To find out, Proofpoint and Forrester Consulting (a division of leading analyst firm Forrester) conducted an
online survey of technology decision makers at 424 large companies - in the US, UK, Germany, France and Australia - during March 2008.

This report summarizes the findings of Proofpoint's fifth-annual email security and data loss prevention study, including surprising statistics about how large companies manage the risks associated with outbound email, blog postings, media sharing sites, social networking sites, mobile Internet-connected devices and other electronic communications streams.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Troubleshoot blackberry devices

Have you ever had problems troubleshooting Blackberry devices?

Here's a few links that will help you.

First, the Blackberry 101 for Domino

Eight best practices for running BlackBerry Enterprise Server on Lotus Notes Domino
(Michael Kinder ),289483,sid4_gci1269929,00.html

BES For Lotus Notes Troubleshooting

And finally, if you want to have a return receipt that will confirm that the device
received you message, just use this trick

Add <$Confirm> in the SUbject of your mail message

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Steps for migrating from Notes/Domino 7.x to Notes/Domino 8.x

Very good technotes
This document contains the recommended procedure for migrating from Notes/Domino 7.x to 8.x.

IBM - Making modifications to Notes System Templates

IBM Lotus strongly recommends that careful consideration be given before any modifications are made to any template, especially the Domino Directory.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Knowledge Collection: Lotus Notes and Domino mail rules

A really good technote:

Knowledge Collection: Lotus Notes and Domino mail rules

This Knowledge Collection serves as a source of key documents regarding Lotus Notes® and Domino® mail rules. This includes Block Sender rules, Server mail rules, and Domino Web Access mail rules.

Server mail rules
Notes mail rules
Domino Web Access mail rules
Block Sender rules
Additional mail rule references

Monday, May 19, 2008

How to analyze Notes/Domino NSDs? NSD Analyzer V2.6

How to analyze Notes/Domino NSDs? NSD Analyzer V2.6
a new version of the Lotus Notes Diagnostic Tool (Nsd Analyzer) is available here : Link
From : Link

Friday, May 16, 2008

Windows Server 2008 potholes snag Exchange, in-place upgrades

From Network world

Users planning to run Microsoft Exchange on Windows Server 2008 and those contemplating
in-place upgrades of the new server operating system coming out next week may face
installation problems unless they heed specific advice from Microsoft.

The vendor is already warning users that the RTM version of Exchange 2007 cannot be
installed on Windows Server 2008 and that it is impossible to do an in-place upgrade to
Windows Server 2008 on a server running Exchange 2007 SP1.

Microsoft also has said "rolling upgrades" of failover clusters for Exchange are

Microsoft has published three migration options, including one long set of steps around
off-loading data, uninstalling and reinstalling numerous Exchange components.


Microsoft officials say in-place upgrades are not considered a best practice [for
Microsoft products] and that most large IT shops do thorough testing before deployment.

In addition, Hinrichs said Windows Server 2008 installs will likely [hopefully] be done
on new hardware or hardware wiped clean for new installs.

Free tool on OpenNtf - Find all design elements signed by an id

A little tool that will help you find all the design elements in your databases located
on a specific server?

You can add exclusions for databases or folders that you don't want to scan (Mail\,
Help\, Admin4,nsf, etc)

You can then sort the results by Server, By signer, By design element, etc.

It's very useful when an Admin no longer works for your company but many designe elements
(agents , scripts libraires,e tc) were signed with his ID.

Topic discussed here on

Lotus R8 Desktop Policy Settings

Unexpected Desktop Policy settings pushed to clients after upgrade to Domino 8

After upgrading to Lotus Domino 8, all mail messages are sent as encrypted and Notes
users receive 'scan for unread' message when loading the client

Where Have All The Emails Gone?

Where Have All The Emails Gone?

The worrisome implications of the Mexican theft of White House BlackBerry devices

An elephant never forgets? George W. Bush's lost e-mails

Court Expands White House Missing E-Mail Order

Troubleshoot policy documents

From the abstract:

This document is part of a collection of documents designed to help administrators better
understand how to create, configure and troubleshoot Lotus® Domino® policies. The topic
of this document, which includes an accompanying video, is troubleshooting policy
settings documents.

Internet password

New Internet password is not immediately usable

Newly created Web user unable to log in for five minutes or longer

Have you ever noticed then we you go to a Domino based website and sign up for an account
you typically have to wait a few minutes for your account to become
active?..............While this might not seem to present itself as a problem,
organizations with large directories would see a significant performance hit on their
boxes each and every time the cache was reset and reloaded with current information....

Performance basics for IBM Lotus Notes developers

A must read document about performance... it's THE reference
Performance basics for IBM Lotus Notes developers

What methods are available to determine if additional mailboxes are needed on a Lotus Domino® server?

What methods are available to determine if additional mailboxes are needed on a Lotus Domino® server?

DocLink support with Domino - Password manager for BB

It sounds (unofficially) like BES 4.1.6 is in the pipeline and for Domino folks Doclink
support, Sametime 8 and Connections Client are the current highlights.

Free password keeper application from BlackBerry