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Domino Fix Packs on Virtual Windows 2008 R2 (Windows Instrumentation Service problems)

This is an addendum to an earlier blog post  but I found it so common on sites this year it’s worth it’s own blog post. As per my earlier post, it is often “difficult” to install 8.5.3 fix packs on Windows 2008 R2,  (there’s a couple of work arounds already listed, namely “run as administrator”, uninstalling… Read the full article

New Traveler 9 Console Commands

There’s a couple of new commands available when you issue a “tell traveler” from the Domino console in Traveler 9, that I haven’t seen documented elsewhere, namely: tell traveler cleanup and tell traveler netaddr  “tell traveler cleanup” is designed to force the removal of users that haven’t connected since the allocated cleanup period, [based on… Read the full article

Interesting Note on Windows Installation during Domino 8.5.3 FP4 upgrade

It has already been noted that there is an Interim Fix available for the “early” release version of 8.5.3 FP 4. What is also of note is what is actually installed either with the interim fix or with the “new” version of 8.5.3 FP4. The Domino fix pack installs Microsoft Visual C ++ 2005.  What… Read the full article

New iNotes 9.0 Undocumented Security Feature.

In iNotes on a Domino 8.x server you can view encrypted mail over http, once you’ve uploaded your ID. In iNotes on a Domino 9.0 server you get this message: It’s an interesting that this is now forced, I haven’t seen it documented anywhere. Not that we’d recommend that anyone use HTTP for any production… Read the full article

Debugging SMTP in Domino

These are some really useful notes.ini variables, if you’re changing any SMTP settings in Domino (in particular if you’re setting up or changing a TLS connection). SMTPClientDebug, SMTPDebug and SMTPDebugIO – Description and usage here TraceSSLHandshake – Description and usage here SmtpSaveOutboundToFile – Description and usage here  SMTPSaveImportErrors – Description and usage here Every time I’ve… Read the full article

Installing Domino Fix Packs on Windows 2008 R2

I’ve come across few “gotchas”  in recent months that seem to be catching customers over and over again.  Particularly when it comes to installing Domino Fix packs on 8.5.X on Windows 2008 R2, I’ve heard the following scenarios multiple times: 1. You get an error saying you don’t have a valid version of 8.5.x installed.  You will probably need… Read the full article

Traveler capacity planning and NOTES.INI settings.

IBM have recently published a series of new articles on the Domino Wiki site.  Two articles that really caught my eye were on:- Capacity Planning on Traveler – haven’t seen as detailed and specific guide as this before and Traveler notes.ini settings – it’s great that Traveler customisations are now published and this is a brilliant reference to bookmark.… Read the full article

Useful view for Replication or Save conflicts

This is a quick tip that can be used to find Replication or Save Conflicts in any Notes application, but as an Admin I’ve found it most useful for a Domain’s NAB. In a Notes application,  click Create -> View Change the view name to something appropriate. Change the “View type” to “Private” from the drop down… Read the full article