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Lotus Domino and Exchange are completely different products. What do you want? Do you only want email/calendaring? If so, I would avoid Domino. Domino provides a 'database infrastructure' of sorts. Databases can be webpages, email, calendar info, address books, CRM systems, configuration pages, everything. It's a way of life, not an email platform. Email ...


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Domino/Notes is a world of pain, hurt, suffering, weeping, and gnashing of teeth. Period, end of story. ...okay, now that I got that off of my chest, I'll continue :) Speaking from the experience of maintaining Domino environments at two different mid-sized companies, the only think that Domino has going for it is a superior system for deploying multi-user ...


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I find it strange that this string of posts have made it past the serverfault moderators (purely cause I have been rapped on the knuckles before). Lots of emotion, little fact in the responses. I'm now off my soap box. To answer your question directly, you cannot use a Lotus Notes Client to manage this in a stand-alone manner. The synchronisation you ...


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With Lotus Domino, the compact runs in the background on the Domino server and can take some time on a large mail file. Once the compact has completed, you may need to re-open the mail file to notice the effects.


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This article describes how to see what clients connected to the domino server. Or you can try this.


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You can also write a simple Notes Agent using @Formulas. Here's the code: FIELD Category := "Your new category"; Set the agent to run on selected documents. Then just select the documents and run the agent on them. If your category field has multiple values, you can replace values using the @Replace formula: FIELD Category := @Replace(Category; ...


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The question about which is better is completely subjective and I wouldn't even recommend bringing it up. In fact I assume one of the forum moderators will either edit down or close the question in about 4 milliseconds because of this. The "which is better" discussion is HIGHLY specific to your needs, your politics, development and operations skills, ...


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Two ways to find the version of Domino running on a server: Open the Name and Address Book on server (usually, names.nsf), go to the Configuration > Servers > All Server Documents view (using left-hand navigator). You will see a list of all servers, and a column for each labeled "Domino Release" Open the main log database (usually, log.nsf) on the server. ...


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Sounds like a Lotus 123 (spreadsheet) file. I just checked and OpenOffice supports *.123 files. So, you can definitely use OpenOffice and import the .123 file and export it to a .xls file. Try using Excel first but if that fails, use OpenOffice.


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I have to used Lotus Notes for 5 years. I expect Hell to be kind of the same experience. You can say a lot of things about the trio Outlook/Exchange/Sharepoint but whatever the problem you have, it will be worst with Lotus Notes.


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I highly recommend converting the design of the mail-in database from the standard mail template to the DominoTeamMailbox template available at OpenNTF: http://www.openntf.org/Projects/pmt.nsf/ProjectLookup/DominoTeamMailbox You can manually set the from/reply-to addresses in the database configuration. We use it for all of our mail-in databases (as well ...


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This article on the DominoPower.com site could be helpful: Different ways to programmatically create an email message. Basically the author describes how to use ShellExecute in order to open "mailto:" links.


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11 Years.... Although I don't know about your SSO goals, I would have to deffiently say that it's time for a fresh install on a new/virtual server and to move everything over then create the users you need (or if you find out about SSO, setting that up). That current setup sounds like it's covered in security issues.


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I personally don't have experience in with the Domino / AD integration, but I've long thought about it and hope to try implementing it this year. The things I do know is that IBM has a service built to synchronize Domino and AD user/group info in both directions, and that there is a company called PistolStar that appears to specialize in this area. I ...


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Avoid like the plague! JUST DON'T USE IT. It is a BIG failure. You should do like what we did in our company (multinational, thousands of employees), and move to google apps.)


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One reason to keep Domino is the security is significantly better than any technologies I have ever known or heard of. Combined with the Lotus Notes client it is just about impossible to break. Most of the technology being dreamed up now to address web growing pains have been in Lotus Notes since 1993. Biggest negatives are that the programming of ...


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It's very difficult to determine whether one solution will save money over another. There are many hidden costs beyond licensing costs. Lotus Notes is not very similar to Outlook/Exchange other than they both can be used for email. You could drive yourself mad trying to come up with a fair assessment. If the decision is above your heads, I'd just get ...


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You'll have to change the mail file location specified in the Person document of the Domino Directory.


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Like in MS Outlook, you cannot split your large NSF file into many small NSF files. You have to only repair it using some suitable software. For repairing your corrupt NSF file, you can try Stellar Lotus Notes Recovery Software which is an excellent software to repair corrupt NSF file and recovers all emails, calendar entries, notes, tasks, journals, ...


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The Synchronize Address Book action actually copies contacts into the user's mail database itself. There are several views like "($Contacts)", "($Users)" or "($VIMPeople)" in the mail database that Domino Web Access (and newer versions of BB) uses to display Contacts on the web. Try just giving her Manager access to her own mail file and then use the ...


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Yes, setup an archiving policy and deploy to your users. You may need to deploy repeatedly on any Notes clients that are less than version 8 (which began to prevent overriding of policies) You should be able find the details in the Admin help pages. Failing that here's a copy on IBM's website: ...


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You can write a Lotusscript Agent to iterate over all documents, read the category field, consolidate the categories and write them back into the document. There is no admin-function for this.


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Have you tried replacing the bookmarks.nsf, you should only need to delete it and as long as bookmark.ntf exists a new one should be created when the client is launched. The notes.ini should have the correct mailfile in it before the client is started.


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Make sure you are compacting the database on the server and not the local replica.


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You should setup a special user account whose sole purpose is sign code with the rights to run. You then lock that in the policies so it can only run ny default. Details here. http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/domhelp/v8r0/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.help.domino.admin.doc%2FDOC%2FH_DYNAMICALLY_PUSHING_ADMIN_ECLS_OVER.html After that sign only ...


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This can't really be done out of the box in the notes client. First you need a Domino web server on your machine that you can link to. The Notes client does not offer this. It does have a scaled down web server which is active when you "Preview in Web Browser", but it is very limited and not designed to take external requests from the machine. One ...


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Here are some more: IBM Notes running on Windows Terminal Services IBM Notes on smartphones and tablets via IBM Notes Traveler (mail, calendar and contacts) IBM Notes in the browser using IBM iNotes (mail, calendar and contacts) IBM Notes running as a full client in the browser using the IBM Notes Browser Plugin


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If it's a server based archive you have to configure your Domino server to run the archive task based on a schedule. This will create the archive database based on the archive profile in the users mailfile. You can run the archive task once manually by issuing "load compact -a" on the console.


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It sounds like an issue with the UNK table. The field was probably not created as a date/time field in the first place. Delete the FT index, do an offline compact, and re-build the FT index. See http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21261002 for more info.



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