Lotus Notes and Domino R6 Release Notes

Lotus Notes and Domino R6 Release Notes
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Contents
Chapter 1 - What’s new? ......................................................................................
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Welcome ....................................................................................................................................
Welcome to Lotus Notes, Domino, & Domino Designer ......................................................
License agreement ..............................................................................................................
New features ..............................................................................................................................
Overview - New Features in IBM Lotus Notes & Domino 6 .................................................
Applets - Installable Applets ................................................................................................
Client - Notes 6 supports Java Agents on Macintosh OS 9 .................................................
Client - Populating the To field for certificate renewal request ............................................
Client - Smartcard Support ..................................................................................................
Client - Toolbars: a replacement for SmartIcons .................................................................
Client - User Security ...........................................................................................................
Client - "Unread" marks are available ..................................................................................
Client - Applying multiple meeting updates automatically ...................................................
Designer - Backend MIMEEntity methods update position in Stream .................................
Server - Automatic Fault Recovery and NSD (Win32 and UNIX) ........................................
Server - Command line help for server tasks ......................................................................
Server - DIIOP task and CORBA-remoted Domino Objects ................................................
Server - Domino Console ....................................................................................................
Server - Domino Directory internet site documents .............................................................
Server - Domino Java Setup Program.................................................................................
Using the New Domino Setup program ...............................................................................
To use the old Domino Setup program ................................................................................
Server - Domino Remote Setup ..........................................................................................
Server - Domino Web Administrator Client ..........................................................................
Server - Dynamic Debug_Out facility ..................................................................................
Server - IMAP Namespace ..................................................................................................
Server - IMAP "Other user’s domain delimiter" Netscape setting ........................................
Notes/Domino 6 deferred features ......................................................................................
New enhancements ...................................................................................................................
Client configuration (setup) changes in Notes 6 ..................................................................
Setup and Desktop Policies .................................................................................................
New Mail Indicators and Notifications ..................................................................................
User preferences on the web ..............................................................................................
Drag and drop enhancements from Windows desktop/folder ..............................................
New Full Text Engine ..........................................................................................................
Improvements to LDAP service handling of time queries ....................................................
Passing Notes.INI location when starting Domino Server on Unix ......................................
Server access fields now apply to all internet protocols ......................................................
Cookie logging .....................................................................................................................
’Author’ access can run reports on Mail Tracking Reports db .............................................
JavaScript - Language updated to JavaScript 1.4 ...............................................................
LotusScript - Unix now supports customized locales ..........................................................
LotusScript - language updated to version 5.0 ....................................................................
Notes Rich Text to MIME conversion now includes HTML body part ..................................
Administration ECL <ECLOwner> key ................................................................................
Client ECL logging ...............................................................................................................
New Execution Security Alert option ...................................................................................
ISpy now supports SSL .......................................................................................................
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Chapter 2 - Things you need to know .................................................................
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Directory install and CD-ROM structure .....................................................................................
CD-ROM directory structure ................................................................................................
Value-added applications on the CD-ROMs........................................................................
Additional items on Notes and Domino Designer CD-ROMs ..............................................
Domino Global Workbench ..................................................................................................
Language dictionary files .....................................................................................................
Monotype WorldType ..........................................................................................................
fonts .....................................................................................................................................
SwiftFile Mail Assistant 2.0 ..................................................................................................
InstallShield Tuner for Lotus Notes .....................................................................................
Installing the InstallShield Tuner for Lotus Notes ................................................................
Installation ..................................................................................................................................
Installing Lotus Notes 6 .......................................................................................................
Upgrading folder design ......................................................................................................
Webkits - Installation File Unpacking Issue .........................................................................
Activity Trends Installation ...................................................................................................
Domino 6 Multi-Version Unix Installations ...........................................................................
Automated Client configuration ...........................................................................................
Smart Upgrade by full path method .....................................................................................
Before you upgrade from Release 4.x to Domino 6 ............................................................
Busytime dB in clustered configurations must be manually removed .................................
Configuring Partition Servers using HTTP and TCP/IP port mapping .................................
Linux - Default network queue parameter should be reset ..................................................
Macintosh - Manually remove keychain entry after uninstalling. .........................................
Macintosh - Upgrading install doesn’t change time stamp on files ......................................
No error checking for a Replication field setting ..................................................................
Not all mapped network drives appear when browsing .......................................................
Prerequisite to installing plug-ins from WAS PTF 4.0.3 .......................................................
Setting up Domino on Linux for non-’C’ locales ...................................................................
Spaces in Domino Server install path will prevent server restart ........................................
Upgrade W32 Domino Server from R4.x to V60 launches Setup again ..............................
Macintosh - Recommendations for installing on OS X ........................................................
Migration from R5 to Domino 6 Shared Mail .......................................................................
Client install requires Windows Installer Version 2.0 ...........................................................
Domino 6 cannot install Partition Server over Single Server ...............................................
Lotus Notes 6 Installation permissions ................................................................................
Macintosh - Need to rebuild desktop to view new icons ......................................................
Smart Upgrade kit document must have text in "Admin Notes" field ...................................
Specify the Server Controller as an NT service at installation.............................................
To enable Progress Bar during silent Client install ..............................................................
Uninstall Designer/Administrator via modify leaves icons behind .......................................
Upgrading Lotus Notes must be to the same directory .......................................................
Upgrading to Notes/Domino 6 is supported from 4.5.x ........................................................
Use IP addresses ONLY configuring hostname for partition servers ..................................
With Multiuser Client, turn off Auto Log-on for Sametime ...................................................
Platforms and requirements .......................................................................................................
Notes and Domino 6 platforms and system requirements ...................................................
Windows platforms supported .............................................................................................
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Windows service pack requirements ...................................................................................
Windows 2000 - Server monitoring requirements ...............................................................
Macintosh PPC platforms supported ...................................................................................
Macintosh performance advisory .........................................................................................
Preference settings on dual-boot Mac OS systems ............................................................
AIX platforms supported ......................................................................................................
AIX IOCP and patch requirements ......................................................................................
AIX - Installing bos.adt.debug ..............................................................................................
AIX - Java needs X11.adt.lib installed to run AWT ..............................................................
AIX - Java requires X11.fnt.ucs.ttf for Far Eastern locales ..................................................
Solaris platforms supported .................................................................................................
Solaris patch requirements ..................................................................................................
Solaris system settings ........................................................................................................
Linux platforms supported ...................................................................................................
Linux patch requirements ....................................................................................................
Linux - Domino not supported on SMP RedHat 7.2 ............................................................
Java Support upgraded to JRE 1.3.1 on Win32 ..................................................................
Lotus Components are no longer supported .......................................................................
Updating the LSX Toolkit .....................................................................................................
Setting a character set for full-text indexing plain-text files .................................................
CHECKOS warning messages ............................................................................................
Server Health Monitoring and Windows Regional settings..................................................
Supported versions of Lotus SmartSuite .............................................................................
Supported versions of Microsoft Office ................................................................................
Web browsers supported .....................................................................................................
Network protocols and methods ................................................................................................
NetBIOS over IPX: Notes and Domino on Windows NT or 2000 ........................................
NetBIOS over IPX: Notes on Windows 98, or XP ................................................................
NetBIOS: Only 256 sessions per NIC on Windows systems ...............................................
SPX: Notes and Domino on Windows NT or 2000 ..............................................................
SPX: Notes on Windows 98, or XP .....................................................................................
TCP/IP: Domino on UNIX and Linux ...................................................................................
TCP/IP: Notes and Domino on Windows NT or 2000 ..........................................................
TCP/IP: Notes on the Macintosh .........................................................................................
TCP/IP: Notes on Windows 95, 98, or XP ...........................................................................
IMAP Namespace/Public Folders is problematic with Netscape 7 ......................................
International language requirements .........................................................................................
International issues in Java-based Domino Console...........................................................
Specifying UCA Collation on servers ...................................................................................
UCA - Sorting characters that have more than one pronunciation ......................................
Changing the collation rule from ccSTR to UCA .................................................................
Character set ISO-8859-8 will not be used ..........................................................................
Character set name ’Windows-874’ was changed to ’TIS-620’ ...........................................
DBCS password is legible to a user during setup ...............................................................
Encoded field name isn’t decoded when converting from HTML to CD ..............................
Input Hindic text during server setup ...................................................................................
Linux - ru, ru_RU is defaulting to ru_RU.ISO-8859-5 ..........................................................
Linux - Turkish locale settings on Linux ...............................................................................
Product Scope for International Language Versions ...........................................................
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Unicode stand sorting:String comparison result may be different .......................................
Multiple-user Install & International versions of Windows ...................................................
Statistics pane doesn’t convert data from different regions .................................................
Switching UI Language to English from localized Notes versions .......................................
Security ......................................................................................................................................
S/MIME license information .................................................................................................
Internet Access and the Outlook Express Migration tool .....................................................
Rename of user through User Security panel, via mail .......................................................
Users should locally encrypt databases on multi-user machine ..........................................
Change to order of evaluation for ACL entries ....................................................................
Directories ..................................................................................................................................
Enabling and using Extended Access in a Domino Domain ................................................
Viewers and Filters ....................................................................................................................
’My reservations’ view of Room and Resource database ....................................................
Client Feature Changes .............................................................................................................
Displaying pop-up Help for view icons.................................................................................
DocLib template supports the use of groups as reviewers ..................................................
Document Library (doclibsw6) known issues ......................................................................
Designer Feature Changes ........................................................................................................
Change to "Never" option when discarding a view index ....................................................
Views and folders with background images need to be resaved .........................................
Server Feature Changes ............................................................................................................
Web Server: Error 401 is no longer logged to the Server Console .....................................
Web Server: Website crawler URL format now disabled by default ....................................
CGI scripts must be fully-qualified in Win32 environments .................................................
iNotes Web Access ....................................................................................................................
iNotes Web Access: Server and Client Considerations .......................................................
Default "Use UTF-8 for HTML forms = NO" in the web site document ................................
Java-based Server Setup ..........................................................................................................
Dialup settings in Additional Server Setup ..........................................................................
Domino Directory file names other than "names.nsf" ..........................................................
NCSOW.jar and NCSOC.jar removed from the kit ..............................................................
Reusing ID’s in Domino Setup .............................................................................................
Unlocking Unix system displays for running Domino Java Setup ........................................
Windows 2000 - Wrong path to save admin.id ....................................................................
Domino 6 Remote Server Setup requires Java 2 Version 1.3.1 ..........................................
Domino Profile Setup can’t get System databases from filesystem ....................................
Linux - Using Bi-Di organization name will cause setup to freeze .......................................
Remote server Setup from Unix to W32 cannot be Silent ...................................................
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Chapter 3- Troubleshooting .................................................................................
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Installation issues .......................................................................................................................
Multiple User Client Installation information ........................................................................
Windows 2000 Single Logon password synchronization .....................................................
Single Logon - Need Admin rights and restart after install ..................................................
Install issue with OLEAUT32.DLL and OLEPRO32.DLL .....................................................
Domino setup screens do not update correctly using Navigator .........................................
Automated Client Setup information ....................................................................................
Data Transfer Error during installation.................................................................................
Full-text indexes must be rebuilt upgrading to Notes/Domino 6 ..........................................
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Macintosh Client Error ". . .’NotesLib’ could not be found" ..................................................
Time Range cannot span midnight for Client Setup ............................................................
Win95 - Client install requires ’shfolder.dll’ ..........................................................................
Error 1607: Unable to install InstallShield Scripting Runtime ..............................................
For verification of a silent install, add "+" to the command ..................................................
If the client install fails while installing .................................................................................
Mac OS X - Problems connecting to network drives ...........................................................
Macintosh - Don’t rename the Notes Install Disk folder .......................................................
Macintosh OS X - Install folder to desktop ..........................................................................
Notes Single Logon & Windows Terminal Server/Client .....................................................
Please Replace (not Refresh) design for the Mail Journaling db ........................................
Renaming desktop icons will have to be manually deleted .................................................
Server upgrade may not remove obsolete files. ..................................................................
UNIX - Previously installed language pack should be removed ..........................................
UNIX - remote install causes different ownership of files ....................................................
Upgrading or installing Notes 6 after a disk failure ..............................................................
Windows Explorer shows the old brand icons for Notes/Domino ........................................
Client setup with ID whose Mail tab is blank .......................................................................
Domino 6 Setup overwrites ServerTasks line in Notes.INI ..................................................
Macintosh - Client Upgrade default folder ...........................................................................
Macintosh - Macintosh Installer and Notes ALM feature .....................................................
Multiple-user Install & user name with extended ASCII characters .....................................
Notes/Domino 6 cannot be installed into a non-ASCII name folder ....................................
R4.x Server has problems upgrading to Domino 6 ..............................................................
Upgrading Single Logon Install still has this feature enabled ..............................................
WebAdmin - no route to the destination address ................................................................
Accessibility Issues ....................................................................................................................
Duplicated field names and descriptions for accessibility aids ............................................
Meaning of "Access Name" field property ...........................................................................
No field contents being announced by screen readers .......................................................
Applet issues ..............................................................................................................................
Windows 95 - Java Applets are not supported ....................................................................
Windows 95 - Java is not supported ....................................................................................
Changes to rich-text applets may not appear without refresh .............................................
Application Design issues ..........................................................................................................
HTML Source Editor: List type fields not returned as Form fields .......................................
Date/time format changes in Notes/Domino 6 .....................................................................
Field value cannot be used as formula in embedded view ..................................................
MS Installer runs when accessing page with edit control ....................................................
Signature of embedded applet changed to signature of modifier ........................................
Migrating servlets from R5 to Notes/Domino 6 ....................................................................
Using Style Sheets with Netscape 4.x .................................................................................
Changing an editable Field/Formula column to simple function ..........................................
Custom-designed ’twisties’ ..................................................................................................
Embedded calendar view needs to be sized properly .........................................................
Embedded outline issues ....................................................................................................
Frameset-Selecting fields in Fields & Functions dialog crash .............................................
Known issues with Programmed Tables .............................................................................
Layer issues ........................................................................................................................
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LotusScript Debugger cannot test Query and Post DragDrop events .................................
Style sheet resource issues .................................................................................................
A sort order is not updated after changing collation rule .....................................................
Design Synopsis chokes on R5 actions with JavaScript .....................................................
Issue related to HTML Editor ...............................................................................................
Issues related to Fields........................................................................................................
OS-level database access from apps running in server directory .......................................
View/Folder Issues: "Shared, private on 1st use" view .......................................................
Calendar and scheduling issues ................................................................................................
Dragging entry slider on conflicting Calendar entry .............................................................
"In View Edit" adds information to the ’Subject’ field ...........................................................
Error dragging/dropping meeting with different End Time Zone ..........................................
Fields not displaying on Group To Do when Alarms are enabled .......................................
Importing holidays into the server Name and Address book ...............................................
In-View Edit feature doesn’t work with Alternate Names option ..........................................
Meeting form prompts to Save when no changes made .....................................................
Repeating reservations in Resource Reservations cannot be edited ..................................
Rescheduling Meetings in different Timezones ...................................................................
Room Wait for Approval document not updated with meeting changes ..............................
Scheduler/Find room search is not all inclusive ..................................................................
Some actions in a C&S event unnecessarily cause a Prompt to Save ...............................
Unable to accept a meeting invitation previously declined ..................................................
User with "Reader" access: No access to C&S entry from Internet ....................................
Accepting Reschedules from the Meetings View ................................................................
An Encrypted meeting via Internet generates two e-mails ..................................................
Assignee must take action on a loop-back delegation ........................................................
Calendar actions from view when meeting updates are outstanding ..................................
Calendar Manager can’t edit Repeat calendar entries from browser ..................................
Calendar switches to improper week if select Sun. in Date picker ......................................
Can’t reschedule Online Meeting using ICAL configuration ................................................
Cancel Meeting not synched up after declining ...................................................................
Check any Mail or C&S settings changed during Notes 6 beta ...........................................
Day computation on Two-Day Calendar view .....................................................................
Display issues with Calendar Preferences ..........................................................................
Editing manually created resource/room reservations ........................................................
Error delegating meeting with "Directly to Internet", no SMTP ............................................
Forwarded notifications sent to Calendar Manager .............................................................
Free time and Schedule information viewed from the web..................................................
Free time search’s preference setting .................................................................................
Free Time search in Island mode ........................................................................................
Group name no longer expands in Room/Resource definition ............................................
Group To Do assigned via address book removes Participants ..........................................
ICal - Response actions may be hidden from delegated invitee .........................................
iCalendar with Notes and Domino 6 ....................................................................................
If added invitee declines group To-Do they cannot re-accept .............................................
Invitee status - Right-clicking on blank area ........................................................................
Issue responding with comments to loopback delegation invitation ....................................
Limitations in repeating meeting delegation on web ............................................................
Macintosh - Limitation to double-click a Suggested Meeting Time ......................................
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Meeting duration expands when changing date in Counter dialog ......................................
Meeting saved as Draft reverts to default duration when opened .......................................
Meeting Scheduler UI on Windows NT ................................................................................
Meeting time changed using the Find Rooms/Resources feature .......................................
Non-fatal error displayed in Meeting Scheduler on opening Entry ......................................
Possible stale info when re-accepting a declined meeting. .................................................
Problem dragging scroll box in Summarized Calendar View ...............................................
Repeating meeting becomes a single meeting....................................................................
Repeating, Multi-Day, All Day Events in Calendar View .....................................................
Reschedule Repeating Appointments which spans Midnight ..............................................
Resource with forward slash is not found with Find Resource ............................................
Room unavailable when repeating mtg reschedule date/time overlap ................................
Sametime meeting not updated with Online meeting in Notes ............................................
Sending a "Pencilled In" Meeting and Free Time ................................................................
Updated Invitee list reflected in Scheduler ..........................................................................
User can "Propose" after declining original repeating meeting ...........................................
Using Local Free Time with contact names in Address Book .............................................
You can NOT span midnight if you manually book a room/resource ..................................
Zero appearing in beginning of server number....................................................................
Client issues ...............................................................................................................................
Macintosh - Limitation on size of "alert()" box in Javascript ................................................
Custom Smarticons for Designer and Administrator ...........................................................
Euro symbol in views ...........................................................................................................
Forwarding of messages to MIME users .............................................................................
Help appears to freeze when using "Always On Top" .........................................................
JavaScript code created in R5 memo does not working in Notes 6 ....................................
Known issues using Tables .................................................................................................
Known issues using Embedded Editors ..............................................................................
Misleading error when field text limit is exceeded ...............................................................
Static text lines are overlapped on some dialog boxes .......................................................
Status bar now supporting bidirectional text and screen readers ........................................
Using Mail Color Preferences with Macintosh .....................................................................
"Only plain text can be used" error message appears incorrectly .......................................
Crash closing document opened via shortcut from Windows desktop ................................
Footnoted items display incorrectly when viewing an attachment .......................................
HTML attachments do not launch properly ..........................................................................
Replication formula fails when using drag & drop method ..................................................
WinXP, WinME - Improve performance running Notes Client .............................................
’Replace All’ and ’Skip All’ are disabled for Language Tagging ..........................................
Calendar Printing: changing font has no effect on printout..................................................
DocLib & Forwarding Addresses .........................................................................................
Document reduction settings ...............................................................................................
Drag and drop of private-in-desktop folders ........................................................................
If Notes crashes on opening/editing old language tags .......................................................
Incorrect indenting of graphic images in rich text table cells ...............................................
Known drag and drop issues with attachments ...................................................................
Mac Only: Unable to print help docs when print dialog is open ...........................................
Macintosh - Java agents don’t run on Mac OS X ................................................................
Macintosh - Large images in documents do not print correctly ...........................................
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Macintosh - Menu shortcuts for some Text items not as expected .....................................
Picture Border custom color selection may crash (XP) .......................................................
Print Preview may not reflect exactly what prints out ..........................................................
Subsequent ’Open’ after ’Edit’ for attachments allows edits ................................................
User is allowed to set invalid startup preferences in Admin Pref .........................................
View/Customize with hidden columns .................................................................................
Windows XP - Using WebDAV client with Windows XP ......................................................
Attachment opens in background ........................................................................................
Client Launch with Windows’ Single Login feature ..............................................................
Cross-platform issue: ’Notes with Internet Explorer’ browser ..............................................
Drag & drop support for attachments ..................................................................................
Issues with Hotspots in Rich Text Fields .............................................................................
Link frames on Personal Welcome Page "C" has display issues ........................................
Mac OS 9 - Problem with Japanese IME and Java Debug Console ...................................
Mac OS 9 - Problem with "Start With" dialog and Japanese IME ........................................
Macintosh - Anchor links don’t always link to correct spot ..................................................
Mail Rules: Fully-qualified name, first forward slash stripped ..............................................
Multi-user shared dir needs Write access on NTFS system partion....................................
Multiuser client can’t browse to private directory if hidden ..................................................
Must use the "Edit" button within Personal Page F for changes .........................................
OLE "associated files" is not supported across platforms ...................................................
Remote Debugger - selecting an event does not update variables .....................................
Setup does not check for disk space on a multi-user Notes client ......................................
To view Welcome Page containing "UK My Lycos" use Notes with IE ................................
Win95 - Thai default multilingual font should use CordiaUPC .............................................
Windows 95/98 - Error upgrading Client from earlier beta release ......................................
Windows 95/98 users must load profile to use a multiuser client ........................................
Windows XP - Error: Can’t relaunch client after upgrade ....................................................
DECS issues ..............................................................................................................................
DECS Operational Considerations ......................................................................................
Designer Issues .........................................................................................................................
Issues related to the Designer UI ........................................................................................
Server Error: Entry not found in index inserting resource ....................................................
Action Bar Button Size properties not supported for web clients .........................................
Dual coded Actions trigger differently than Button & Hotspots ............................................
Issues related to Designer Locking .....................................................................................
Modification to imported Java agents ..................................................................................
No standard sequence of events in Web browsers .............................................................
Picture events that are not supported ..................................................................................
R5 clients will run the Notes 6 coded "Web - Javascript" code ...........................................
Some Subform events not supported on Web Clients .........................................................
Directory issues .........................................................................................................................
LDAP Schema .....................................................................................................................
Changes to how the LDAP service handles a search base of country ................................
LDAP - Returning aliases and duplicate attributes has changed ........................................
LDAP task automatically loads on Administration server ....................................................
LDAP searches of groups....................................................................................................
LDAP service and remote search operations ......................................................................
Cannot open Directory Catalogs .........................................................................................
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Allowing users to see column values when extended ACLs are used ................................
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LDAP Domino Upgrade Service group migration limited to 500 ..........................................
LDAP searches for naming contexts after upgrading from Release 5 .................................
LDAP will not honor abandon operations over SSL connections ........................................
LDAPSEARCH tool does not support LDAP_BASEDN ......................................................
Maximum Internet Name & Password settings with Extended Access ...............................
NAMELookups to Remote Directories with Extended Access warnings .............................
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DOLS platforms and system requirements ..........................................................................
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DOLS only in English for this release ..................................................................................
Limit subscription names to fewer than 30 characters/bytes ...............................................
Multiple directory catalogs may be confusing ......................................................................
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Internet password not synchronizing ...................................................................................
Save Offline Subscription Configuration profile document ..................................................
Scheduled agents do not run offline ....................................................................................
Subscription desktop icons may not appear ........................................................................
Sync gets stuck with multiple subscriptions set at 1 minute ................................................
Troubleshooting tips for DOLS installations ........................................................................
Users must be Reader or higher to install DOLS database .................................................
When browser prompts to "Work Offline?" choose ’No’ ......................................................
Accessibility issues ..............................................................................................................
Be consistent when encrypting subscriptions with shared files ...........................................
DOLS on a Domino Configuration Directory server .............................................................
Increasing security on configuration documents .................................................................
Moving extended mail files from one server to another .......................................................
Dircat not being deleted when shared subscription is deleted ............................................
Webmail: cannot remove folders .........................................................................................
Cancelling sync after wrong password causes security problem ........................................
Desktop icon not changing when customized .....................................................................
Dircat path not removed from notes.ini when subscription removed ...................................
Error during sync about public key not matching the Address Book ...................................
If configuration document deleted, users must re-install .....................................................
Issue if Notes is installed before Microsoft Outlook .............................................................
Multi-user subscriptions are deleted by Notes "clean up" ...................................................
Problems opening subscription when browser is Notes with IE ..........................................
Re-install subscription fails with encryption and ID overwrite ..............................................
Sync error with *.nsf in Optional Files field ..........................................................................
Users can’t access encrypted subscription if ID overwritten ...............................................
Win2K - Sync Details box opens behind Sync Manager .....................................................
’HTTP restart’ doesn’t appear to restart DOLS....................................................................
Deleting subscription doesn’t remove files ..........................................................................
Disabled subscriptions synchronize during upgrade ...........................................................
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Identity desktop icon does not update on re-install .............................................................
Need proper format to use wildcard for Optional files .........................................................
Netscape "flickers" during install .........................................................................................
Password lost when Offline Security doc is changed after upgrade....................................
Problems with DOLS SSO "Enter application Password" dialog .........................................
Server warning: "Cannot locate design note" ......................................................................
To enable DOLS to be used for the IIS plugin .....................................................................
iNotes Access for MS Outlook Issues ........................................................................................
Known issues using All Documents folder with iNotes ........................................................
Known issues using Contacts with iNotes Access for MS Outlook .....................................
Known issues using iNotes Access for Meetings and Invitations ........................................
Known issues using Tasks with iNotes Access for MS Outlook ..........................................
Known issues when migrating from MS Exchange to Notes ...............................................
Known issues with iNotes Access for MS Outlook in Folders .............................................
Known problems with iNotes Access for MS Outlook Calendar ..........................................
Internet issues ............................................................................................................................
Notes may crash if an invalid HTTP request is received .....................................................
Mail issues .................................................................................................................................
Migration from R5 to Notes 6 Shared Mail ..........................................................................
Netscape/Outlook messages may not prompt for "Save" ....................................................
Remote message journaling will be reflected in report results ............................................
Situation where a message may be journaled more than once ...........................................
Update journaling db ACL when using non-admin to encrypt mail ......................................
URL in mail forwarded to Eudora or iNotes recipient won’t launch .....................................
Adding or modifying system mail rules ................................................................................
Doc-links are lost in Notes Rich Text to MHTML conversion ..............................................
Ensure messages are encrypted when journaling to a mail-in db .......................................
Issue using TeamMail with Lotus SmartSuite applications..................................................
MIME attachment encoding method UUENCODE does not work properly .........................
NDRs for IMAP Clients may display wrong header information ..........................................
Issue sending mail from MS apps as a roaming user in Notes ...........................................
Issues with R5 Mail Rule that moves documents to Trash ..................................................
Mail created with Personal Stationery does not archive ......................................................
Mail Rules do not work in local replica ................................................................................
Router requeues messages when a directory replica is unavailable ...................................
SMTP Inbound ’Allow’ and ’Deny’ lists now work as documented ......................................
Upgrade-by-mail and client/server configuration .................................................................
"Pick Inbox Style" is visible for Full Access Administrators .................................................
Encrypt saved copy of Sent message does not disable ......................................................
Mail Rules handled in order of list .......................................................................................
Mail Rules need compaction tool .........................................................................................
Return receipt is incorrectly marked in some signed messages .........................................
Switching the encoding only affects the message body ......................................................
The character set UTF-7 does not work for the message body ..........................................
Unable to clear Email address for some contacts ...............................................................
Upgrading IMAP-enabled Notes 6 mail file returns an error ................................................
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Setup & Desktop Settings/Policy information ......................................................................
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’Default Welcome Page’ field becomes blank .....................................................................
’IMAP4 Server Error’ when deploying Policies to Notes Client ............................................
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Keeping Policy documents from servers earlier than 4.67a ................................................
Not all Public Archive settings show up in mail outline ........................................................
Pushing updated policies to the local cache........................................................................
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Setup & Desktop Settings with conflicting field values ........................................................
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Problem printing code for dual platform (Client\Web) Events ..............................................
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Issues with LotusScript Debugger .......................................................................................
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LS2J Error handling .............................................................................................................
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Using the Upload tag with the Shimmer Upload Control .....................................................
Issues related to Agent Runner ...........................................................................................
Issues related to Find and Replace in the Programmer’s Pane ..........................................
Issues related to LotusScript type ahead (Autocomplete) ...................................................
Issues relating to WebSphere integration ............................................................................
Non-ASCII characters cannot be used for JSP name attributes .........................................
Replication issues ......................................................................................................................
Macintosh - Call status is not cleared on the status bar ......................................................
Threshold chg. in Replication Settings apply to current location .........................................
Replicating ADMIN4.NTF between Domino 6 and Domino 4.67a .......................................
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SPARC - Search returns incorrect view ID ..........................................................................
Full-text Indexing of Attachments may fail ...........................................................................
Searching for text in HTML attachments fails ......................................................................
Help may need new full-text index after multiple upgrades .................................................
Full Text and Domain Search ..............................................................................................
If reports are not being reported - full-text index reports.nsf ................................................
Full-text searching Internet mail messages for DBCS .........................................................
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Macintosh - Underlined display search highlights on Attachments .....................................
Macintosh: Full-text search highlights don’t print from open doc .........................................
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Rebuild full-text indexes on local client ................................................................................
Search Query Troubleshooting and Limitations ..................................................................
Search Site - Problems recreating full-text indexing ............................................................
Uncleared Search results if document is left opened ..........................................................
"Searchresults No Documents Found" searching via browser ............................................
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Certifiers using CA process must be updated for Notes/Domino 6 .....................................
Picking up Web Client Certificates returns "No Document" .................................................
Unable to edit tabs with ruler if editing RTF in a tabbed table .............................................
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SSL Session Resumption ....................................................................................................
Browser caching can interfere with revocation checking .....................................................
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Change to basic constraints extension for Notes certifiers..................................................
Extending the Domino Directory to support LDAP CRL retrieval ........................................
Internet Site documents require IP address only for SSL ....................................................
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"The requested item does not exist" error ...........................................................................
Assigning an existing Admin ECL to a security setting document .......................................
Benign Internet Explorer error message ..............................................................................
CERTREQ.NSF Purge requests button not working ...........................................................
Creating a Certificate Authority db requires adding Role to ACL ........................................
Cross Certify Key menu item is missing ..............................................................................
LDAP SSL SASL bind ignores Allow and Deny Server Access lists ...................................
LDAP using SASL authentication doesn’t fail-over to Anonymous ......................................
Misleading error message re: validating agent execution access .......................................
Misleading Error: "This document has been altered..." .......................................................
Missing key file name generates errors in SSL-enabled lookup ..........................................
NAMELookups to Remote Directories with Extended ACLs ...............................................
Session Authentication, SSL Database Setting, and Login Forms ......................................
User cannot authenticate after upgrade to hierarchical name .............................................
"User name" must match the "CN=" field in the x.509 Certificate ........................................
Server issues .............................................................................................................................
Network performance stats are disabled by default in NT ...................................................
Error trying to make second database copy to server .........................................................
When using Domino for IIS, program directory must be in the path ....................................
AIX - Using the Intersolv/Merant libodbc.a driver manager .................................................
Compact -L does not work...................................................................................................
Linux - Need to set "NOTES_USESNIS = 1" to use NIS .....................................................
Linux - NSD function does not run correctly ........................................................................
Transaction logging: Unexpected internal error during startup ............................................
UNIX - NSD not working when files aren’t installed in /opt/lotus .........................................
UNIX - ’Save & Quit’ does not save and quit .......................................................................
Documentation error: Instructions to configure WebSphere plug-in ....................................
DSAPI filename must be added to Internet Site documents ...............................................
Error when clicking on doc link in ADMIN4.NSF .................................................................
Linux - Domino Java Setup: cannot browse to directories ..................................................
Mail Server: All agents need to be signed by ’Unrestricted’ user ........................................
Run Fixup to correct problem with unread marks and other areas ......................................
Using multiple DSAPI filters on UNIX ..................................................................................
Windows NT - Java backend method causes crash; no single sign-on ..............................
Windows NT - "The service cannot be installed . . ." error ..................................................
BTree corruption due to a lack of disk space ......................................................................
Compact of shared mail files causes deadlock with server .................................................
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Compacting mail database on a server ...............................................................................
Delegating access to your schedule information: dialog box ...............................................
Filtering new mail using rules: picture correction and new table .........................................
Modem file Save As dialog box: Help missing .....................................................................
Move to Archive Destination dialog box: Help missing ........................................................
Multi-user install dialog box: Help missing ...........................................................................
Requesting a new User Name: context-sensitive Help inaccuracy .....................................
Restricting access to local databases - update ...................................................................
Search Site - Save Search dialog box: Help missing ..........................................................
Selecting documents to archive: dialog box has changed ...................................................
Setting reading order for bi-directional text ..........................................................................
Switch Form: Context-sensitive Help inaccuracy ................................................................
Using High Contrast mode, or enlarging fonts in Notes ......................................................
"Local free time info" Replicator page entry shown with old icon ........................................
Mail and Address Book troubleshooting: inaccurate Index entry .........................................
Saved Searches dialog box: Help missing ..........................................................................
Domino Administration Help ......................................................................................................
Windows 95 - Administrator client not available ..................................................................
Examples for fields that can be excluded from text logs .....................................................
Server Performance Monitoring Platform Statistics .............................................................
All server version information removed from Web responses .............................................
New directory assistance features .......................................................................................
New NOTES.INI settings relating to the LDAP service .......................................................
Restriction when modifying user’s Internet address ............................................................
SSL: RC2 encryption with 40-bit key and MD5 MAC ..........................................................
Tell LDAP ReloadSchema command ..................................................................................
Archive Criteria Policy Setting applies to all documents......................................................
Correction to documentation for "Log= " .............................................................................
Correction to synchronizing databases with master templates ...........................................
Debug variable for multiserver session authentication (SSO) .............................................
Collect information from user calendars - correction ...........................................................
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New workstation security access option in Admin ECL .......................................................
Procedure for copying public keys in the Administrator Client ............................................
Seamless mail upgrade requires Multi-user install ..............................................................
Server.load - SendMessage attachment option needs full file path ....................................
Submitting Resource Balancing plans to a replica ..............................................................
’Using LDAP to search a Domain index’ is not available .....................................................
Changes in daylight saving time Notes.INI settings ............................................................
Correction to Administration Request ..................................................................................
Set user name and enable schedule agent .........................................................................
Correction to ODS version number .....................................................................................
Creating an Internet cross certificate for server-to-server SSL ...........................................
Cross-domain administration requests - update information ...............................................
Do not use forward slash (/) when setting SMTP rules .......................................................
DST_Begin_Date and DST_End_Date are obsolete in Notes/Domino 6 ............................
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F1 help for Server Analysis tab not working correctly .........................................................
LDAPNAME_UPDATE_SUPPRESS_TIME updates group cache .....................................
LSI Notes.ini variables for internationalization .....................................................................
Messages of normal importance and priority evaluate incorrectly .......................................
New views and processing options in ADMIN4.NSF ...........................................................
POP3 Session statistics on Linux reporting incorrect values ..............................................
Renaming roaming users ....................................................................................................
Restriction to configuring system mail rules ........................................................................
Set Secure server command - Correction ...........................................................................
Show Memory server command - documentation update ...................................................
TRANSLOG_Style Notes.INI setting includes Linear style..................................................
Updated description for SMTPDebugIO Notes.INI setting ..................................................
Using transform files for end-user installations....................................................................
You must be assigned the UserCreator role to register a user ...........................................
"Dbcache Disable" and "Dbcache Show" server commands ..............................................
"Grace Period" and "Kit Type" fields don’t exist ..................................................................
"My Reservations" private view must be rebuilt ...................................................................
Domino Designer Help ...............................................................................................................
Windows 95 - Designer client not available .........................................................................
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The R5 URL object $defaultNav is no longer supported .....................................................
Clarifying documentation for @GetViewInfo .......................................................................
Displaying "hover" text for view icons ..................................................................................
DTD element changes and additions ..................................................................................
JSP tag library updates .......................................................................................................
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Programmable tables ..........................................................................................................
Restricting access to categorized main topics, but not responses ......................................
Syntax for database reference in computed Named Element .............................................
Using Domino Connection Resources (DCRs)....................................................................
Do not use the NoteID in URL command syntax .................................................................
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Service Provider .........................................................................................................................
Domino IIOP supported in Domino 6 for hosted environments ...........................................
Some Domino Admin tools available only with Service Provider ........................................
Netscape POP3 clients in a hosted environment ................................................................
New views categorized by hosted organization name .........................................................
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Security - Limit access to ADMIN4.NSF in a hosted environment ......................................
DECS Documentation ................................................................................................................
DECS Administrator Documentation ...................................................................................
ISO Latin-6 (ISO-8859-10) is not supported ........................................................................
Additional DECS Guide availability......................................................................................
Domino Designer Programming Guide ......................................................................................
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Client Interoperability .................................................................................................................
Roaming using Notes 6 Clients may crash earlier servers ..................................................
Calendar view "busy row" color used as Entry Background color .......................................
Opening local DB with Notes 6 causes R5 to reset unread marks ......................................
View sorting: case and accent sensitivity migrating from R4.6 ............................................
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SMIME encrypted mail appears already decrypted at view level ........................................
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Welcome to Lotus Domino 6 for iSeries ..............................................................................
What’s new in Domino 6 for iSeries? ...................................................................................
Things you need to know ...........................................................................................................
Installation and Setup ..........................................................................................................
Removing beta or pre-release versions ........................................................................
Using silent mode with domwzd.exe .............................................................................
Restrictions ..........................................................................................................................
IPv6 is not supported ....................................................................................................
Multi-versioning is not supported ..................................................................................
SNMP Agent is not supported .......................................................................................
xSP is not supported .....................................................................................................
Server administration ...........................................................................................................
Fault recovery settings ..................................................................................................
Performance ........................................................................................................................
Monitoring platform statistics ........................................................................................
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Domino and OS/400 signatures ....................................................................................
Documentation updates .............................................................................................................
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Installing and Managing Domino for iSeries ........................................................................
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Welcome ..............................................................................................................................
Where to Find More Information ..........................................................................................
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CPU Reduction and z/OS Improvements .....................................................................
Documentation enhancements .....................................................................................
Domino Server Setup ....................................................................................................
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New BPXPRM verification ............................................................................................
New Fault Recovery and Servicability Features ...........................................................
Server monitoring ..........................................................................................................
Support of multiple Domino 6 releases in one LPAR ....................................................
Shared Library Support .................................................................................................
Verity Keyview Filter Support ........................................................................................
Domino HTTP DSAPI filter for host authentication (optional) .......................................
Websphere migration ....................................................................................................
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Installation Updates ......................................................................................................
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National language support...................................................................................................
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Server feature changes .......................................................................................................
EBCDIC html files will no longer be supported by Domino http ....................................
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Installation issues ..........................................................................................................
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About Release Notes
About Release Notes
October 11, 2002
TM
The Release Notes contain information about Release 6 of the Lotus Notes® and Lotus Domino software
products. Release Notes documentation contains the following chapters:
What's new? introduces you to Notes, Domino Designer, and Domino server, tells you about the new
features and enhancements in this release, and points you to further information.
Things you need to know describes supported platforms and environments and other information that
you need to know before installing this release.
Troubleshooting describes limitations and issues associated with this release of Notes and Domino.
Documentation updates describes last-minute information and corrections that are not included in the
Notes, Domino Designer, and Domino server Help databases and printed documentation.
Interoperability describes known restrictions or potential incompatibilities between different versions of
Notes and Domino.
Domino for iSeries contains details that are specific to the IBM iSeries platform.
Domino for z/OS contains details that are specific to the IBM z/OS platform.
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Chapter 1 - What's new?
Welcome
Administrator Client, Client, Designer, Server
Welcome to Lotus Notes, Domino, & Domino Designer
TM
Welcome to IBM Lotus Notes® 6 and the IBM Lotus Domino 6 Server family of software products.
Notes/Domino 6 is the latest release of the world's leading products for information management,
messaging, collaboration and Web application development.
These Release Notes contain information on the many new features and enhancements included in all
Notes/Domino 6 products. Before installing, please review the "Things you need to know" and
"Troubleshooting" chapters of these Release Notes.
For an overview of the features in this release, see the "What's new?" chapter.
For exhaustive online searches of the README.NSF Release Notes database, without using a full-text
index, use the Search view.
Additional information about IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 6, can be found in the Help files included with
each product. Help files and these release notes are also available on the Documentation Library of the
Lotus Developer Domain website at http://www.lotus.com/ldd/doc.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer, Server
License agreement
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document, is solely subject to the terms and conditions of the IBM International Program License
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may not rely on this document should there be any questions concerning your right to use Notes and
Domino. Please refer to the IPLA and LI document for Notes and Domino that is located in the license.txt
file, in the root of the \Apps directory of the product CD.
New features
Administrator Client, Client, Designer, Server, iNotes Web Access
Overview - New Features in IBM Lotus Notes & Domino 6
The following list represents an overview of the new features that are available in IBM Lotus Notes and
Domino 6. For more comprehensive information about new features, please refer to the "What's new?"
topic in the Administrator, Designer, and Notes Client on-line Help.
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Client
Bookmarks
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From the Bookmark History view, it is now possible to present the History by either Date, Site or Title.
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The Bookmark bar and folders now support drag and drop of OS elements; bookmarks will be created
when these elements are dropped onto the bookmark bar, or any of the bookmark folders.
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The Bookmark grid view provides functional equivalence to the Workspace, and has been extended to
include folders which are part of the existing bookmark pane. It is now possible to view and navigate
to any folder as part of the bookmark grid, and to move items between different folders from the grid
view.
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The Multi-select capability within Bookmarks has been extended to allow the selection of items which
are not necessarily adjacent to one another. This mechanism allows items which are not adjacent to
be selected at the same time, and the appropriate operation applied to all selected items. In addition,
users can now bookmark multiple databases from the "Database Open" dialog.
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Users can now select multiple bookmarks and/or bookmark folders for management operations such
as Delete, Drag/Drop, or Open.
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A user can now search bookmarks using Edit\Find and Edit\Find Next, in addition to the accelerator
key equivalents Ctrl+F and Ctrl+G.
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Bookmark grid control will now display right-to-left, for languages such as Arabic and Hebrew
Components
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Users can associate a range of text in a document with a certain language, and Spell Checking for
that text will use the appropriate language dictionary (if installed).
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Users can switch a language dictionary (if installed) during Spell Checking.
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Spell Checking will allow English language users to specify supplemental dictionaries (currently only
Medical may be specified).
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The Action bar applet now supports pulldown menus, instead of displaying a second row of action
items. Note that this is not supported on the Macintosh.
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The View applet now displays a horizontal scroll bar, as necessary.
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The Outline applet now also supports horizontal scrolling, allowing you to view entries in their entirety.
Additionally, this applet now supports horizontal and vertical alignment attributes.
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Installable Domino Applets are available as an action button, for Internet Explorer and Netscape,
through the TeamRoom templates (Windows platform only).
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Users now have the ability to use an IE control instead of Editor applet. Must have IE installed to use
this.
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Within Internet Explorer, Notes is now the default alternative program for Mail and Contact list internet
services.
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Editor
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Descriptive text can now be added to a field's design. This text helps the user know what to select or
fill in for that field. The descriptive text disappears when the cursor is placed within the field, and the
text is not saved out with the document.
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Designers can now create their own style sheets which can be used to define the look and feel of
documents. These documents can then be changed simply by changing the style sheet, without
having to change the original documents.
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Sections now support four additional border styles: Windows-caption style, gradient colors, and two
tab styles. Designers can also specify that the vertical alignment of a text control match that of the
outside text, rather than the control's border.
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Designers can now add an embedded editor (a fully-functional editor) to a form.
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Designers will be able to specify on a form that a document be "sign-on-save".
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Designers can specify the line spacing for 'checkbox' or 'radio button' items.
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Designers can now specify that buttons, check boxes, combo boxes, list boxes, dialog lists, text &
related fields, embedded outlines, date picker, and scheduler, be sized relative to font sizes on
individual Client machines.
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Designers can specify their own buttons to be identified as the "OK", "Cancel" and "Help" buttons, and
these buttons will take on appropriate behavior beyond their script.
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Properties and events can now be accessed and edited for ActiveX controls through the menu choice
Applet -> Edit Events and Properties. The programmer's pane is presented, containing the current
properties and events, along with their values.
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The @dialog function has a new parameter that allows the OK/Cancel buttons to appear either on the
right or on the bottom of the dialog box.
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Users will now have the ability to select borders for text paragraphs. Options include: border style,
border effects, and border thickness.
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Notes "guesses" at times and dates based on what a user types in a time or date field, and changes
the time or date to the correct format. This feature is disabled by default, and may be enabled through
User Preferences.
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A new option for tables allows a size-to-fit column (column width automatically sizes to fit the
contents).
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Designers can now specify a style of table called "Captioned table", which allows viewing of only one
section/table row at a time. A caption bar is displayed to identify each row.
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Users can now move the contents of a cell, or selected group of cells, up and down within a table
using Ctrl+uparrow and Ctrl+downarrow keys.
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Within a form-based table, users are no longer prompted when pasting a table into a field. This
essentially hides the fact that a table was used in the form as a layout tool, and reduces users'
confusion.
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Users will now be able to use the keyboard to tab to table tab headers, and use the left & right arrow
keys to navigate among table tabs.
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Tabbed tables now support placement of the tabs on any side of the table (top/bottom/left/right).
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When creating tabbed tables, users can now specify the offset of the first tab, in pixels from 0-100,
from the table edge. In addition, users can now create tabbed tables with equal-sized tabs.
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Context-sensitive help will become available for each tabbed page within a tabbed table dialog box.
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The Help button will appear on a templated dialog box, if the form's onHelp event has been specified.
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List items within a rich text field can now be moved up or down via keyboard and menu controls.
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The Time Picker and Time Zone controls are now accessible via screen readers for the visually
impaired.
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Screen readers will now be able to obtain the value of a table tab when in focus.
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Text pop-ups and HTML field labels are now reported to Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA) screen
readers, for the visually impaired.
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If the HTML title field is left blank, Editor will use text preceding the field as the HTML title. This is
useful for meeting accessibility requirements for screen readers.
International
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IME is automatically turned off when users are entering fields which do not require IME. For example,
users do not use IME to enter dates in a numeric field. This feature is available on the Windows 32
Client only.
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Users are able to choose either a primary name or an alternate name when entering data by using the
"Select Name Selection" dialog box. In addition, users will have an option to display alternate names
in Mail database views/folders, and in various areas in the Rooms/Resources/Reservations database.
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For right-to-left language markets (i.e., Arabic, Hebrew), the Calendar View can now be read from
right to left, where Monday will be shown at the top right corner and Friday will be shown at the bottom
left corner. Additionally, users can now choose another, secondary calendar to appear in their
calendar view. Finally, the Date Pickers now also work from right-to-left.
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Template designers are able to select the Hijri calendar for each field. When the option is set to "Hijri",
the date information in that field is displayed by the Hijri calendar date; input strings are also
recognized in Hijri.
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Users are now able to select Unicode text or UTF-8 text when exporting a plain text file.
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A newly-defined internet character set, which includes the Euro currency sign, is now supported by
Notes/Domino internet messages.
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There is a new and improved collation and translation algorithm being used in Notes/Domino. This
sorting function follows a standard defined by the Unicode consortium.
Mail, Calendaring, and Scheduling
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The 'Delete' functionality has been notably enhanced. After selecting and deleting a document, that
document will be removed from the open view and now appear only in the Trash folder. The Trash
folder now works as a soft delete mechanism. Documents in Trash can be undeleted until they have
been hard deleted from the system and are no longer recoverable. Deleting a document from Trash
hard deletes the document.
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In the Mail file, it is now possible to see the number of items that are Unread within all of the mail file
folders.
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The Inbox is now automatically refreshed after mail polling; you no longer need to hit 'F9' to refresh.
However, there is a preference to turn this feature off, if desired.
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The mail template now allows the user to customize colors for messages in the 'Inbox' and 'All
Documents' view, based on the sender of the message. Users can change the background color, or
the text color, or both, for a message. Users can also select their own color scheme for various entry
types in their calendar.
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Users can use the mail rule 'Send copy to' to have Notes forward incoming messages automatically
on new messages they receive that meet certain conditions. For example, a user could create a rule
that checks for messages from a certain sender, or that contain a certain subject, and have Notes
automatically 'Send copy to' a certain e-mail account, or cell phone or pager, before they can see
them in their In-box.
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Users will be able to upgrade the design on all private and shared folders, from any previous version
to the current Domino 6 version.
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The ambiguous names dialog is easier to use. It is resizeable, displays multiple columns for each
name, and includes a "Details" button for getting additional information about a name. In addition, you
can sort by any column in the name list.
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Reader lists are now respected when trying to mail or route mail to restricted groups. Restricted
groups are private groups protected by readers fields.
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The Select Addresses dialog is easier to use. It is resizeable, has a new layout, and has an improved
keyboard interface.
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Users can now use LDAP when searching for names to add to Access Control Lists.
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The Attachment Property options have been changed; "View/Launch/Detach" is now
"View/Open/Save". There are also two new options "Edit" and "Remove". Selecting "Edit" allows you
to make changes to the attachment and retain those changes back in the Notes document after
closing the application you used to edit the attachment, and also after saving the Notes document.
Selecting "Remove" will remove the attachment from the document.
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Users can attach files to documents by dragging files from their operating system into a rich text field
in a document. Additionally, users can save attached files by dragging them out of a document and
into a folder in their operating system.
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The Calendar Entry form has been redesigned, and includes a new Integrated Freetime control within
the form. When creating a meeting or appointment, users have the option to override the check
against their Calendar profile for free time.
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Notes now provides a way to tell the embedded scheduler control which timezone to use for displaying
Busytime.
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The location of a meeting is now shown in the alarm dialog.
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The Rooms and Resources reservation forms and requests have been revised to provide more
information and allow more feedback to the requestor. Additionally, a room or resource may now be
administered by more than one person, by including a list of the owners. And, single entries created
from within the Rooms and Resources Database may now be edited to change the Room/Resource or
date and time of the reservation.
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As part of enhancements made to the Calendar delegation functionality, a user can now specify an
alternate user who should be notified when the first user receives a meeting invitation in their mail file.
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Users who use autoprocessing now have the option to decide whether to accept or decline those
meeting invitations for which there is a time conflict. Repeating meetings for which there are no
conflicts will be autoprocessed.
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Meeting, Appointment and Reminder calendar entries now include time zone fields, to specify start
and end time zones. You can even specify a different time zone for the start and end times. This
feature is especially useful for scheduling airline flights.
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In a Group Calendar, users can see the start and end times, description, Chair, and list of attendees
for each appointment in a group member's schedule.
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Additional actions have been added to allow the Chair of a meeting to: Send Memo to all invitees
(regardless of status); Send Memo to meeting participants (those who have responded to the
invitation); or Send Memo to invitees who haven't responded.
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Using the Print command in Calendar, users can generate a document containing calendar entries
which can be printed, edited, and sent to others. Users can also generate a document containing a
calendar of entries from a group, which can be edited and sent to others.
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Various Calendar entry types have been color-coded to distinguish one type from another.
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In the QuickNotes section, users can create "Quick Reminders" that will be added to their calendar.
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Scroll bars in the Calendar view can be used to move to a different day.
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The 'To Do' view has been enhanced to support in-place editing of existing To Do entries.
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The 'Check Calendar' action for a meeting invitation has been enhanced to open the calendar in a
dialog. This dialog shows the day the meeting has been proposed for.
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Notes now supports copying a calendar entry to the clipboard in iCalendar format, and pasting an
iCalendar entry from the clipboard to Notes.
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iCalendar messages received in mail are now converted to Notes C&S messages.
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The Mail and Calendaring user interfaces have been updated, and their usability has been improved.
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The Mail template has been modified so that errors will not be generated when viewing C&S entries
from Lotes Notes/Domino releases prior to Domino 6.
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The In-box folder of IMAP client mail files can be renamed to an alias. This allows customers to
internationalize their users' In-box folder.
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The "Reply without Attachments" choice will remove attachments, graphics, layout regions, or images.
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Mail users can now choose to reply to messages "Internet-style", which formats the history in all
replies with ">" markers on the left margin (users may select another character to use as the left
margin marker). Internet-style replies are also stripped of pictures, attachments, and OLE objects.
Choose the action 'Reply->Reply with Internet-Style History' to use this feature.
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User Preferences allows a user to select the character(s) and line length for Internet-style quoting.
This character and line-length selection is applied to message histories when Internet-style replies are
enabled, instead of applying collapsed sections. The character and line-length selection will also be
applied whenever a user chooses Edit->Quote Selection for selected text in a document.
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The calendar and scheduling views are better-looking and easier to use. Changes include general
interface improvements, displaying "To Do" and all-day events at the top of the calendar, and allowing
users to change the length of meeting entries by dragging their edges.
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In the Work Week view, users can choose the number of days (up to 7), and which days to display.
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Calendar View meetings can now be lengthened or shortened by dragging and resizing the meeting in
the time-slot view.
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Calendar control has a pop-up list for month and year selections.
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The Calendar view supports displaying an additional timezone.
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New @CheckCalendar command will bring up a dialog with a 1-day view of the specified date.
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Monthly calendars can now be printed starting at a specified week, rather than always having the
month start at the first week. As many weeks of the following month as will fit on the page can also be
printed. Additionally, users can print a monthly calendar so that the more entries a week has, the more
space it gets on the page, and can print calendar views even with multiple time zones displayed.
These changes are designed for better space efficiency when printing the calendar.
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Printing from the Notes Client supports printing of embedded scheduler and outline controls.
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The Programming Pane IDE in the Designer has been enhanced to allow designers to add a "free
time" embedded element to a form or page, and to control what information it displays.
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Users can now open a vCard attachment and add the contents to Name and Address Book person
records. This feature also allows users to drag a url for a vCard or iCal message to the filesystem.
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There is a new LotusScript class called NotesUIScheduler. This class works with a new embedded
element called Appointment Scheduler to provide template developers with the needed tools to create
easier to use appointment workflow.
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When reading a message in your Inbox, you can now right-click on any name in the To or cc fields
and select from the following commands: Create Memo to, Invite to Meeting, Show Name Details. This
feature also works on a list of names. For example, you can select more than one name an use Invite
to Meeting to create an invitation.
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When composing a new Memo, you can now select delivery options right on the form itself. To display
delivery options, use the button on the far right side of the action bar.
Mobile
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iNotes Web Access provides Notes users with browser-based access to Notes Mail and to Notes
Calendar and Scheduling features. iNotes Web Access users can send and receive mail, view their
calendars, invite people to meetings, create to do lists, keep a notebook, and work offline. However,
users cannot access Notes databases other then their mail file.
After being set up for iNotes Web Access, a user can use both the standard Notes Client and a Web
browser to access their mail files. Because both the Notes Client and iNotes Web Access operate on
the same underlying user mail file, read and unread marks remain up-to-date, regardless of which
Client the user uses to read the mail. Users can also synchronize information in their Personal
Address Book with information in their contact list in iNotes Web Access.
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Notes users can now store their Notes password in the Macintosh OS keychain. The keychain is a
recent feature of the Macintosh OS that allows a user to store all their security information -- including
passwords and certificates -- in one place.
Performance
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For increased performance, alarms, subscriptions, and the Web navigator tasks now occur as
background tasks.
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Polling for new mail now occurs as a background task.
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File detachment now occurs as a background task. Also, to keep the user better informed, the
progress of both the detachment and/or attachment is displayed.
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To increase multi-tasking capability and enhance system performance, database archiving now
occurs as a background task.
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Refresh/Replace Design now runs in the background, allowing other tasks to be done while the
Refresh/Replace occurs.
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Background printing can now be enabled via the user preference "Process print requests as a
background task".
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Replication occurs as a background task, allowing other tasks to be done while the replication runs.
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Agents activated from the Action Menu can run in a separate thread, thus allowing them to run as true
background tasks.
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To improve performance, keyword fields now support the option "Allow keyword synonyms". If
unchecked, this option will assume that no keyword synonyms are in use.
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Users can now access more than 250 installed fonts from the Notes Client, though there is a limit of
250 fonts within a given document.
Platform Abstraction Layer
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A Macintosh version of NotesMinder is now available. NotesMinder is an application that checks for,
and notifies users of, new mail, even when Notes is not running.
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Verity filters have been updated to version 6.55.
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Drag/Drop support has been improved within the Notes Client and Designer.
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The right mouse options for the toolbars provide the capability to turn on/off individual or all toolbars,
plus provide access to the configuration dialog. Each Toolbar may be positioned individually on any
side of the Client UI.
Printing
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Designers can now specify their own form printing by specifying that the form be included in the print
dialog, and defining a set of variables within the form. This allows for printing of labels and simple
listings.
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Printing Contact information now supports different print listings (formats); address labels or contact
lists.
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Print Preview now works for views.
Productivity
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Field-driven tabbed tables now update the value of the field associated with the table whenever the
user changes the current tab.
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The Table menu now allows the user to select an entire table, as well as an entire row(s) an entire
column(s) and all cells.
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Embedded controls now support having a border.
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Embedded subprograms, such as views, editors, or outlines, will not launch until needed, if they were
initially hidden in a hide-when formula, unseen tabbed table row, or collapsed section.
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Designers can now put multiple views and embedded editors on a form.
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Form backgrounds now support additional styles of repeating images: vertical, horizontal, size-to-fit,
and centered.
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Documents which are wider than the current window will automatically have the horizontal scroll bar
enabled.
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Sections now support four additional border styles: Windows Caption Look, Gradient, and two tab
styles.
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Designers can create rich text fields which are more limited in content, such as only a bitmap or only
attachments.
Replication
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The usability of the Replicator page has been improved, and the Replicator page interface has been
updated to be more customizable and user-friendly.
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Users can drag databases from their bookmarks to the Replicator icon, or to the Replicator tab, and
Notes will add those databases to the list of databases to be replicated.
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Dragging databases to the Replicator icon on the Bookmark bar automatically opens the Replicator
page.
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Users can organize databases on the Replicator page into collapsible groups.
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Designers can now specify on a form-by-form basis whether to try and merge conflicts, or ignore them
altogether.
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The Replicator page now displays more complete progress indication. The new progress bars within
the status bar also provide status updates for replication.
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Users can now set the Replicator page either as a full page or as a "slide-out" bookmark page.
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The Replication Settings Dialog now provides additional truncation options, allowing the user to select
the size at which truncation of documents and attachments will occur. A new, advanced form has also
been provided for a number of databases, allowing the user to select replication criteria based upon
information pertinent to the database.
Security
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Notes 6 includes the new User Security dialog box. It is an easy-to-use interface that brings together
the most important aspects of security. You can find the User Security dialog box on the new Security
submenu by choosing File - Security - User Security.
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Beginning with Notes 6, users have the ability to log in to Notes using a Smartcard. The user's ID file
must be enabled for Smartcard use, where the password that unlocks the ID file is stored on the
Smartcard. The advantage of this feature is that it provides two-factor authentication: it requires the
use of the Smartcard, and the PIN to unlock the card. Enable and disable Smartcard login through the
User Security dialog box.
Template
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Both the Client and Designer include redesigned Welcome pages. A new Welcome page wizard will
guide users through the process of customizing their Welcome page.
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The default Welcome page has been redesigned to include some new features: Personal Journal, Tip
of the Day, with an option to turn on/off the Tip of the Day, and New Item buttons. Additionally,
administrators are able to modify the Tip of the Day list.
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There are now thirteen frameset styles. Users can choose from one to six frames in the new Welcome
page wizard. If a user selects the single-frame home page, they can choose from a gallery of different
layouts, each with pre-defined content, plus some sections that can be customized by the user, for
example, users can select from a variety of themes and colors.
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The Welcome page now provides a "switcher" for each frame, when the user selects multiple frames
for their layout. The switcher frame will be closed by default. The switcher consists of hotspots which
will switch the contents of the frame directly to the left of it, on a temporary basis, until the user either
exits Notes or clicks a different hotspot in the switcher. Users will have the ability to select any Notes
database, file system, or web page via the switcher.
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Administrators can now lock the content of any frame in their customized Welcome page. When this is
done, individual users will not be able to change the content of the 'locked' frame.
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The preview pane will be available at the bottom of the Welcome page. Documents in the Inbox,
Subscriptions, To Do list, or in Notes databases, can be displayed via the preview pane.
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Template dialogs now have a look and feel that is similar to the platform dialog boxes.
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The new Launch Pad feature allows quick, easy access to web links, Notes database links, and users'
non-Notes applications.
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Users now have the ability to select any Notes database to display in any frame.
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If a user selects Inbox, Calendar, or To Do as the content for a frame, they will have the additional
option of displaying the corresponding action buttons in the frame as well. This will allow users to
administer their Calendar or To Do items directly from the Welcome page.
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Previously, to configure and run the 'Out of Office' agent it had been necessary to have manager
access to the mail database. Using the new security model, only Editor access is needed to run the
'Out of Office' agent.
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In the default Subscription form, the user is presented with a list of fields in the "Subscribed to"
database. They can then specify the contents of that field.
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There is a new option to display any drive/path on a user's file system. When a user chooses "File
system", they are presented with a dialog box where they can specify the drive/path that they want in
that frame. If the user does not have "Notes with IE" selected as their browser in the current location,
the file system window will display in a separate window.
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A new preference has been added that will prevent To Do entries from appearing on a calendar view.
The preference is set via the Calendar view action: Tools->Preferences.
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The To Do view now allows you to view by Priority.
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TeamRooms will now open to an Announcements view. Anyone with access of "Editor" or higher can
create an announcement.
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Team leaders can now sort the list of categories in the TeamRoom setup.
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Any user can create a group calendar for any subteam within a TeamRoom.
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Preview mode is now available on TeamRoom views in the Notes Client.
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There is a new hotspot on the Team Members tab of the TeamRoom Setup form by which a user can
create a group calendar for either the entire team or a selected subteam.
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TeamRoom supports alternate names. All team member profiles now have a hidden field which holds
the user's alternate name, and an additional field for the team member's alternate language.
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From the Inactive Documents view in the TeamRoom, a user can mark an inactive document as
Active again.
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In the TeamRoom Setup form, there is a new button called 'Manage Subteam Lists'. From this dialog
box, you can add or remove a team member's name from a subteam.
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TeamRoom team members can create individual (weekly) status reports, based on their subteam
name. In addition, team members can view all individual status reports in the "Individual Status
Reports" view.
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A user can now create a selective replica in the TeamRoom database through use of a single form.
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After creating the team member documents in a new teamroom, the team leader can click "Update
ACL" and easily add each team member to the Access Control List, and can select the access level
for each team member.
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Users can now easily create a selective replica in their Mail database, Discussion database, or Public
Name & Address book.
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The "mail.box" database, Cluster database, Log database, Schema database, and Directory
Assistance database are now all accessible from the web.
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For MS Outlook users, it is now possible to choose to work in an online mail database only. By
selecting this option from the iNotes Access for MS Outlook download page, users can save space on
their hard drive and shorten install time.
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The MS Office template (doclbm5.ntf) has added several new features. You can now "migrate"
existing MS Office documents from a central location via a Migration Tool, or manually via the
template menus (select and open MS Office document). Each MS Office document will get embedded
as an OLE object in a Notes document. You can create MS Word documents based on a specific
template as well.
View
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The View menu has changed to further promote usability. New options such as "Starts with" (launches
a type-ahead search dialog) and "Customize this View" (allows you to show/hide columns, change
item order, etc.) have been added.
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Mouseover "pop-up help" text has been added to everything in the Search Bar, including the extended
("More") area. Hold the mouse over a section of the user interface to see pop-up help.
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Views now support grid lines. This feature is used specifically by the To Do view to improve its
usability, but is also available in any view.
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Views allow you to create new documents at view level; as an example, the $Todo view in the
Mail6.ntf to allow users to create a new To Do at the view level. A new property in view design needs
to be set to enable this feature.
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View lines can be color-coded programmatically, based on a formula.
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Horizontal scroll bars now automatically appear as necessary.
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Designers can now create views that allow users to create new documents directly in standard views.
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Designers can now specify margins (top, bottom, left & right) around Standard and Calendar views
from the Style tab of the View Properties box.
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Time slots are shown in the Calendar if the designer has checked "Enable Time-slot" option in the
designer infobox.
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Designers can determine font/color of time slots, month name(s), and day names, and day numbers
from the style panel of the Calendar View infobox.
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Users can now click on a column entry within a View, either Database style or Calendar style, and
enter into an edit mode that allows data to be changed in-place. Thus, the user can edit certain types
of documents without having to double-click and open the document form. Edit mode is also available
by pressing the 'F2' key.
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Date picker can now drive the Calendar view in a specific frame, rather than in all frames.
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When re-sizing an entry in the Calendar view, a pop-up will dynamically show the current time
position.
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Columns can be hidden based on a formula, and resource links can be used to specify icons for
columns which aren't in the fixed list provided by a view.
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Multiple icons may be specified/displayed within a view column. Icons have been updated to improve
their usability.
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Currency and date/time formats can be specified for view columns.
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Users can re-order and resize the columns in a view. Any changes will be saved and restored the next
time the user revisits that view.
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Improvements allow designers to have better control of the simple appearance properties for both an
embedded view found in a document, and for a resource-linked view found in the frame of a frameset
(i.e., Show/Hide Column Headers, Action bar, etc.) In addition, there is a new embedded view option
to show the parent and child(ren) of the current document.
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Embedded views are printable.
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Designers are able to control whether the action bar and/or the selection margin for embedded views
are shown
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Added ability for designers to specify that embedded view elements are rendered as underlined text,
to make it more obvious to the user that it is a clickable item.
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Users are able to print documents containing embedded documents.
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A user can now reorder the window tabs by dragging them.
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Users can search on the results of a full-text database search.
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Users will be able to set a preference to show the 'Window' menu, which allows better usability for the
visually impaired.
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Users can specify that the Notes Client window be obscured when the user's ID is locked.
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Upon exiting a database, the size of re-sized frames (framesets or multiple-paned layouts) can now
be saved.
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Users can now specify a bitmap to be used on their logout window.
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Designers can now turn off the line which is drawn next to the selection margin.
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View->Design now provides an option for the designer to specify 'Bold' when displaying unread lines
in a view.
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Designer includes support for the display of a background image for a view.
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Designers can now specify a background for the date picker control.
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Notes 6 includes context-sensitive action buttons. View action hide-when formulas will be evaluated
every time the selection entry in a view changes. This will allow the designer to present only those
actions which are appropriate for the highlighted document to the user.
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New @Command - ([RefreshFrame]; [targetframe]) - allows application designers to refresh a
particular frame in the Notes Client.
Designer
Bookmarks
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Users can now create arbitrary levels of folders in the Domino Designer bookmark pane, allowing for
greater customization and organization of the design environment.
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Users can now select multiple databases in the 'Open Database' dialog, and create multiple
bookmarks at one time.
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Design elements can be opened directly from bookmarks by expanding the list of design elements,
clicking on the icon for the design element type, and then clicking on the design element of interest.
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Designer now allows the user to drag database and folder icons around within the Designer
bookmarks. Folders can be moved into other folders, and databases can be promoted to the
bookmark bar, allowing for greater customization and organization of the design environment.
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Designers can create collections of arbitrary design elements in a database by creating a folder that is
parented by the database, and dragging and dropping design elements into that folder.
Design Elements
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The ability to create a customized Tools menu now allows application designers to extend the
Designer environment by including their own custom formulas or third party tools.
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Layers, which can contain any element that a page or form can contain (for example, text, graphics,
links, and so on), allow a designer to position overlapping blocks of content anywhere on a page or
form.
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Resources, such as images, shared fields, subforms, applets, and embedded views, can now be
referenced and shared across databases. Additionally, Notes Client users can now access and
manage their own image resources to consolidate the definition of images in a central repository.
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New border styles allow the use of a shared image as a border, and include a new style called
"Picture", which makes an image look like an instant photo.
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The Agent design list is now sortable.
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An action can now be displayed as a checkbox instead of a button. The associated menu item will
also support a checked state.
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Designer will now be able to specify 3D, simple, or no border for all native-style controls.
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Customizable twisties allow designers to specify specific bitmaps (also called an image well) for use to
identify sections as "collapsed" or "expanded".
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Embedded outlines now can be programmed through the Designer Programming Pane.
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Users may generate reports on their database design by applying an XSL style sheet to the DXL
output of one or more design elements.
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In multilingual databases, designers can now provide different language versions of shared fields, and
manipulate the shared action Notes creates for each language.
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Formulas can now be used to specify the kind, database, and name of a design element for named
elements in frames and link hotspots.
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Users with "Editor" access in the Access Control List can now enable agents. Note that this is allowed
only if the agent is set to allow activation by editors (via the second tab in the agent builder).
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Designers can specify that the same JavaScript be used for both Notes and the web by selecting
"Common JavaScript" from the dropdown 'language' list in the programmer's pane.
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In addition to selecting HTML or Java Applet for editing rich text on the web, there is a new option,
'Best Fit for OS', that will use the IE ActiveX edit control on IE 5.0 or higher browsers running on
Win32 system.
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ActiveX control properties can now be edited through property sheets.
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The Design Synopsis feature now displays Hide-When formulas associated with design elements.
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Shared Actions are now listed under Resources-Shared Actions in the design pane, instead of under
Resources-Other-Shared Actions.
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Designers can indicate that design elements and other design components are specifically intended
for mobile clients, or indicate that a design element should be hidden from mobile clients, in the same
way design elements may be hidden from web or Notes clients.
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Design elements that specifically inherit from a template are now marked with a bitmap in the design
list.
Fields, Functions, & Events
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@GetField(fieldName) returns the value of the field, which is a text parameter. @ThisName returns
the name of the current field. @ThisValue returns the value of the current field. These new functions
allow for portable code.
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Enhancements to the Designer allow designers to configure a new Time Zone control (available in
Meeting, Appointment, and Reminder calendar entries).
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There is a new field property called Input Enabled which is available for all field types, with the
exception of Rich Text and Rich Text Lite. This property only works when field style is set to 'Native
OS only'.
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Field.OnChange event: added to Field object.
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NotesUIDocument.PostSend event: occurs after a document has been sent (mailed)
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NotesUIDocument.QuerySend event: occurs before a document is sent (mailed)
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NotesUIDocument.QueryRecalc event: occurs before a document is recalculated.
Programmability
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New versions of LotusScript (5.0) and JavaScript (1.4) are available, and a new version of the Java
Virtual Machine (JVM 1.3.1) is available. Note: For Macintosh, the JVM uses the OS installed version,
which is different depending on the OS version.
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Extensive additions have been made to both the LotusScript/OLE interface to Domino, and the Java
interface.
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The COM interface has not been updated; the CORBA interface has not been updated, with a few
exceptions.
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For a complete list of programmability changes, please see the "What's new in this release?" topic in
the Domino Designer on-line Help.
Programming and Data Management
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Support for a project model that allows designers to build, organize, and deploy complex applications
that combine NSF with non-NSF files.
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Designer now supports Data Connection Resources (DCR) which define links from Notes applications
to other external data sources. That is, there is a Notes/Oracle connector, Notes/DB2 connector, etc.
This feature enhances the ability to exchange data between Notes and non-Notes applications.
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Designers can now specify that forms and pages have content (MIME) types other than HTML.
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Form design now supports the ability to edit the HTML representation of a form, with the option to
save changes to either the native object or to the HTML object.
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When editing HTML in the HTML view, a preview window is now available to allow visual feedback.
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Pass-thru HTML on forms and pages now renders in Notes Client. Pass-thru HTML in rich text fields
still displays as raw HTML.
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JavaScript code can now be stored in Script Libraries to allow designers a place to define common
JavaScript functions so that code doesn't have to be repeated in many forms/views/pages or shared
elements. Allows for easier maintenance of JavaScript code.
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The UI now provides a mechanism that enables users to recompile all of the LotusScript in their
application. In addition, support for tools for debugging server-based LotusScript agents is now
included.
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The Open statement in LotusScript has been extended to include a code page. This allows the script
writer to handle character sets in different code pages than the current platform that the script is
running on.
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Autocomplete support is now available for LotusScript editing.
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The LotusScript IDE now supports code sections that are larger than 64K.
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Any viewable or editable source code can be printed from the programmer's pane.
Properties
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Color choices are being standardized by using one color-picker instead of the two previously
available.
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Certain common properties can be set on more than one selected design element.
Server
Administration
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Lotus Domino 6 now includes a brand new Web Administration Client which closely resembles the
W32 Administrator Client.
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Administrators can now create and deploy customized Welcome pages to their Notes users.
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Administrators are no longer limited to 2 characters for middle name/initial information during person
management operations (registration, rename, etc.). A full middle name may now be used.
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Server activity logging has been enhanced to capture detailed information about Notes sessions,
databases, passthrus, and scheduled agent activities, as well as information about POP3, SMTP,
HTTP, IMAP, NNTP, and LDAP activity.
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The Activity Trends feature exploits Domino 6 activity logging to automate server workload analysis
and redistribution. This feature's UI will be part of the separately sold/marketed IBM Tivoli Analyzer for
Lotus Domino product, and is integrated within the Administrator Client Server Monitoring pane.
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The Domino Administrator Log Analysis Tool has been extended to capture enhanced server activity
logging data
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ADSync extends and expands the functionality of Notes User Manager Extension for the Microsoft
Active Directory in Windows 2000. ADSync enables you to register, synchronize properties and
passwords, and rename and delete users and groups in the Domino Directory when such actions are
performed in the Active Directory. Features include container and property mappings between two
directories, and the use of policies for registering users
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Archiving/documentation retention has been enhanced to give the Notes Administrator the ability to
set and manage all archive settings for users through policy-based management. In addition to the
administrator having the ability to set the archive settings, they can also allow/disallow the end user to
create "private" archive settings which apply only to their own database. The new archiving
functionality also allows more than one set of archive criteria and archive destinations. Finally, the
archive log has been updated to the Domino 6 look and feel.
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Some of the features performed via the Domino Administrator are now executed in the background. In
previous releases, these features prevented the execution of any other features until processing was
complete.
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Database management has been enhanced in Domino 6 by using server clusters to manage some
tasks, including: dragging & dropping databases to a cluster, specifying which cluster members get a
replica, and allowing users to select cluster mates as targets when using File->Database->New, New
Replica, and New Copy dialogs.
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The user registration UI and registration preferences in the Administration Preferences dialog now
allow the administrator to select Certificate Authority (CA) configured certifiers to register users. The
administrator must first set up the CA process on a domain server, and must select a certifier from the
UI list that is configured to use the CA process. This feature allows administrators to register users
without having to provide a physical certifier ID and certifier password before or during registration.
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Servers now support the ability to save a copy of all messages, including text, for long term archiving.
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The user interface for managing server task scheduling has been improved to include scheduled tasks
such as mail routing, agents, program docs, etc.
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Administrators now have the ability to monitor the performance of their Domino Server Statistics in
real-time, historical or by trend, through a graphical interface. Administrators can specify sets of
statistics, and select any server.
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The server console now has the ability to log a text file. This allows the STDOUT to go to a file which
does not tie up the machine, and which can be looked at off-line.
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The RegisterNewUser method has been updated for Domino 6. The new RegisterNewUserWithPolicy
method allows administrators to supply name, password and policy name to register a new user.
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Administrators can now create multiple, different default registration settings for users through the
creation of policies and registration policy settings documents. If you have policies that include
registration policy settings in place before you register users, these settings set default user
registration values.
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The Windows 2000 Event Viewer can now display error messages related to generating Domino
statistics within the Performance Monitor.
Agents
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Domino 6 contains several new rules for agent security; the fields controlling new security functionality
are in the server record of the Name and Address Book.
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Domino 6 supports two modes of enabling agents - one mode enables an agent to run, as well as
signing it (the same as in R5); the second mode only enables the agent to run without changing the
signature (we sometimes refer to this mode of enabling as 'activation'). The mode of the agent is
controlled by the "Activatable by user" setting on the second tab of the agent builder info box. The
agent can be enabled (activated) by Editor level users when the agent is in the "Activatable by user"
mode.
Directory - General
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You can choose an alternative centralized directory setup consisting of a full Domino directory holding
enterprise user, group and mail-in database records hosted in a central location combined with small
configuration directories holding Domino configuration information hosted on individual servers.
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You can use Extended ACLs, implemented in the Domino Directory, Extended Directory Catalog, and
Administration Requests databases, to refine the database ACL and set access for authenticated
users at the document and field level.
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Users are now able to select whether a directory should be served up by LDAP, NAMELookup, or
both.
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A Multiple Organization Domino Directory allows a Service Provider to store directory information for
multiple organizations within a single Domino Directory. Through the use of Extended ACLs, users of
a Multiple Organization Domino Directory have access only to their organization's information.
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Directory assistance can now use cluster failover to fail over to an alternate replica of a Domino
Directory.
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The ability to authenticate Internet clients in a secondary directory (Domino or 3rd party LDAP) has
been extended to include IMAP, POP3, LDAP and NNTP clients. Previously this capability was
available only for clients connecting over HTTP.
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You can put groups used for database authorization in one secondary Domino Directory or in one
external LDAP directory, in addition to the primary Domino Directory; previously you could put
authorization groups only in one external LDAP directory in addition to the primary Domino Directory .
Note that you can't put authorization groups in both of these directory locations.
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Domino 6 provides the ability to define a custom filter for groups and users, and a timeout limit.
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These new statistics related to directory lookups are available: Database.NAMELookupTotal;
Database.NAMELookupTotalLookupTime; Database.LDAP.NAMELookupTotal;
Database.LDAP.NAMELookupTotalLookupTime; LDAP.Total LDAPSearchTime.
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These new statistics related to Directory Assistance are available: Database.DAReloadCount,
Database.DARefreshServerInfoCount, Database.DAFailoverCount
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Directory - LDAP
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The LDAP service schema improvements include: complete support for LDAP RFCs 2252, 2256,
2798, 2247, 2739, 2079, 1274; new Domino LDAP Schema database (SCHEMA.NSF) used as a tool
for maintaining and extending the schema; an automatic schema maintenance process, true object
class inheritance; faster schema loading; and support for the namingContext operational attribute
defined in LDAP standard RFC 2251.
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If you enable Extended ACLs on Domino Directory or Extended Directory Catalog, LDAP search and
NameLookup utilize Database ACLs and Extended ACLs to return appropriate results.
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The LDAP service now supports arbitrary distinguished names.
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You can now configure some LDAP settings in the Domain Configuration record instead of placing
them in Notes.ini. These LDAP configuration settings can now be set/modified dynamically.
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The LDAP service now returns appropriate results when an LDAP client searches for vendor
information attributes.
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Activity logging for the LDAP service provides the ability to more easily determine who is
reading/writing objects in the directory.
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The average time to complete an LDAP search transaction and the amount of CPU time used in
completing a search transaction have been reduced.
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You can now override the built-in search filters used by Directory Assistance when searching an
LDAP directory by specifying custom LDAP filters for mail address lookups, client authentication
credentials lookups, and group authorization lookups (i.e. expanding groups on ACLs).
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You can include more than one value in the Hostname field in an LDAP Directory Assistance
document, so that if the first server specified is unavailable, Directory Assistance can fail over to
another LDAP server.
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The LDAP address picker will chase references to other LDAP servers.
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There is a new migration tool that enables you to migrate person and group entries directly from an
LDAP directory server into the Domino Directory.
Domino Hosting Environment
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The Lotus Domino 6 server includes new hosting features that allow multiple organizations to be
transparently hosted by a single Domino server. Clients from different hosted companies access their
data from the same logical server, securely, using standard internet protocols. Internet protocols
supported for Domino 6 include: HTTP, IIOP, IMAP, LDAP, POP3, SMTP, SSL and DOLS access.
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The Domino Hosting Environment simplifies server administration and application support. The
administrator works with only one server, yet each organization on that server can function as if it is
hosted by its own unique server. For example, each organization has its own HTTP application and
file location, with organization-specific authentication controls. The Domino Directory template and
associated server tasks have been modified to allow granular configuration control for each hosted
organization.
International
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The string resources used in the Domino servers are switched to the proper language. The language
is selected based on the Web browser's accept language setting, so one Domino server is able to
serve multiple language clients at once.
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Web access users can configure their preferences, and keep that configuration over their sessions.
The configurable preferences are: 1) timezone, 2) date/time format, and 3) number format. The
information is stored on the Web browser using cookies.
Messaging
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The IMAP server now supports the NAMESPACE extension, which allows an IMAP client to view
folders in another user's mail file, or view public folders in a shared database.
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Mail file quota processing has been enhanced, allowing administrator control over message
disposition and notification to the owner of a mail file.
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The IMAP server has been rearchitected for performance, scalability and robustness.
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Support for Realtime Blackhole Lists (RBLs). RBLs are databases used to track SMTP servers that
permit third-party relay.
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System-level mail rules allow administrators to specify message criteria, and actions to be taken, for
all messages processed on a server.
Monitoring
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You can view OS platform statistics from the Domino console along with your Domino server
statistics. This provides for easier Domino server monitoring and tuning.
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Domino platform statistics displays operating system level statistics like CPU, Memory and Disk I/O.
1. Via the Domino console or Administrative Panel remote console you can determine system
resource consumption of the Domino server.
2. To view platform statistics, issue the Domino console command "show stat platform".
3. Platform statistics can be viewed on NT, OS/400, Solaris, Win2K, and AIX 4.3.3.
4. Individual network names are shown in platform statistics, and all network adapter names are
supported.
5. Domino platform statistics are now enabled by default on the Domino server.
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Server Health Monitoring (SHM) extracts the Domino name lookup stats, and determines whether the
lookup time is Normal, Significant, or Critical.
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SHM supports analysis of the health of all server types supported by Domino, and of the
newly-provided Domino Network Platform statistics on Win32, AIX, and Solaris platforms.
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This feature's UI will be part of the separately sold/marketed IBM Tivoli Analyzer for Lotus Domino
product, and is integrated within the Administrator Client Server Monitoring pane.
Network
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Support for Vines and Appletalk as a network protocol has been removed from all platforms. The
support for SPX has been removed from UNIX platforms. Note that it is still possible to manage
servers installed prior to Domino 6 that use these protocols from Domino 6 servers.
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iNotes Access for Microsoft Outlook allows MS Outlook users to fully participate in Mail and C&S
functions using a Domino back-end, while fully interworking with Notes users. Additionally, this service
may be installed using a Web Browser (using DOLS technology) and may be used without installing a
Notes Client.
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To assist users who travel frequently to many locations, and who need to dial their ISP from those
locations using the proper local phone numbers, a new phonebook database has been introduced.
This phonebook is populated with ISP phone numbers for various locations by either the site
administrator or the end user, and is accessed by the phonebook dialog when connecting to a server.
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Network compression is now available for each enabled network port, and can speed up data
transmission between a Notes Client and Domino server, or between two Domino servers.
Additionally, there may be a reduction in network traffic when compression is enabled. Note that there
are additional memory and CPU costs involved with performing compression, which should be
considered before compression is enabled.
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Domino 6 provides support for the IPv6 protocol.
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Thread pooling support -- introduced in Domino 5 to the database server for the NRPC protocol -- has
been extended in Domino 6 to the Internet servers for IMAP, POP3, SMTP, LDAP, ICM, and IIOP,
increasing their scalability by reducing per connection CPU utilization and memory. Thread Pooling
support allows the server to switch from using one thread per user/connection to using a small pool of
threads for a much larger number of user/connections.
Policy-based Management
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Domino Administrators can create policies, and then using an established hierarchy, automatically
distribute those policies across a group, a department, or an entire organization. The use of policies
makes it easy for administrators to establish and maintain standard settings and configurations, and
automates redundant administrative tasks.
Programmability
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A Notes DateTime object can now be created from a Java Calendar object.
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The new DIIOP task supports the HTTP request for creating a session, and includes support for
DIIOP in a Service Provider environment.
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The ACL activity log is now available programmatically.
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Rich Text enhancements to back-end classes include: the ability to specify colors and styles for
tables; the ability to search for strings to begin inserts or set range boundaries, and the ability to
Replace one string with another in RichTextItem; the ability to enumerate and access embedded
objects from within RichText editing framework; a Navigator property on the RichTextRange object (to
do bounded navigation within a specified range); and the ability to begin an insert operation in a
RichTextItem at a specific text offset, or after searching for a string;
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A NotesStream class has been provided, to input/output MIME and XML content.
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Programmatic access to MIME via Backend Classes using both LotusScript and Java interfaces is
now available.
Security
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HTTP password management allows administrators to set password restrictions on users configured
in the Domino Directory. Restrictions include: the ability to set an expiration period on an Internet
password; a grace period for re-setting Internet passwords; the requirement to change an Internet
password immediately; and lockout internet access for users, requring password. Administrators can
also set internet password quality and length.
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SSL session resumption allows for the cryptographic work of authenticating over SSL to occur only on
the first connection, with all subsequent connections re-using the existing keying information.
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When a Site document is created for a given Internet protocol, a server will use that site document to
obtain SSL security settings for that protocol, rather than from the Server document. New settings
have been added to the Site document security settings to control the use of Certificate Revocation
Lists (CRLs). These settings do not appear in the server document. The security settings are passed
into trust policy code for use during certificate chain evaluation.
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Administrators can now synchronize users' Notes password with the Internet password stored in the
person record in the Domino Directory. To do this, the administrator can set the 'Allow synchronization
flag' in the Person record; the next time the user authenticates to the mail server, an adminp request
is created, which changes the Internet password in the Domino Directory to the password used to
unlock the Notes ID file.
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Administrators now have the ability to create Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs), as part of the new
Domino 6 CA. CRLs can be configured to be published on a regularly scheduled basis, and posted in
the CA's certifier document in the Domino Directory. This will allow the revocation status of a
certificate to be verified before trusting it.
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Administrators can push Admin ECLs to their clients dynamically, as needed. This solves the issue of
those instances when clients get the default ECL (rather than the Admin ECL) during setup because
they are disconnected from the directory, and provides for a more timely delivery of updates.
WebDAV
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Domino supports WebDAV for remote editing of resources in a Domino database.
Web Server
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Web Server search results can now be in the same order as View, when "Keep current order" is
selected for sort options.
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Search result template forms no longer require author access.
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An additional field has been added to HTTP logging (supported for logging to text files and to
domlog.nsf). This field records the full pathname of the file-system resource (database, text file, or cgi
program) accessed by the request. For example, if the request was "http://server/sales.nsf", the field
would record "c:/lotus/domino/data/sales.nsf".
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Support for JavaScript Library allows applications the ability to store JavaScript routines once in the
database without requiring developers to copy/paste useful routines from one form into another.
Client, Designer
Applets - Installable Applets
Installable applets are now supported, only for the Windows platform, for Internet Explorer 4.0 and above
and Netscape 4.5 - 4.7 (Netscape 6.0 is currently not supported). Installable applets provide better
performance by installing a copy of each Domino applet to the local file system, decreasing page load
times and decreasing web traffic. Each request made by the web browser for a Domino applet will result in
the use of the installed applet; in the event there is a newer version of the applet on the server, the
browser will update the locally-stored applets with the new ones.
NOTE: When running Internet Explorer all Domino applets are installed, however due to security
restrictions, only the View and Editor applets are installed when running Netscape.
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1. To enable installable applets, first create a database with the Notes 6 TeamRoom template.
2. View this database on the web with a browser that supports Java applets and the Installable Applets
feature.
3. Click on the action button labeled "Installable Applets" and select "Install Applets". If your browser is
capable of installing the applets you will be presented with some dialogs instructing you to allow for
the applets to be installed. Select 'Yes' to these dialogs.
4. If you are using Netscape you must restart your browser in order for the changes to take effect. For
Internet Explorer the changes will take effect on the next page loaded from the server.
NOTE: If the next page is loaded from cache, the applets may still be loaded from the server.
5. Should the need arise to uninstall the applets simply select "Uninstall Applets" from the "Installable
Applets" action button and answer 'Yes' to the security dialogs. For Netscape you will need to restart
the browser before the uninstall takes effect. For Internet Explorer the changes will take effect on the
next page loaded from the server.
NOTE: If the next page is loaded from cache, the applets may still be loaded from the local file
system.
Known issues
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Cookies: The installable applets make use of Cookies. Cookies must be enabled on the web browser
in order to properly install the Domino applets.
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Dual boot systems: Installable applets may not function properly when installed dual boot systems.
Particularly in Netscape, if the applets are installed in the OS of one boot sector that shares the same
"Netscape\Communicator\Program\java\download" directory with another OS in another boot sector,
Netscape will try to run the installed applets in either OS but the proper registry settings will only
appear on the OS it was installed on. When running in an OS that does not contain the proper registry
settings, the applets may not be uninstalled or updated.
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Netscape restart issue: After the user has installed the applets in Netscape he/she must restart the
browser before the applets will actually run from their installed state. Until the user restarts, the
applets will continue to be loaded from the server. This also holds true for uninstalling as well. After
the user uninstalls the applets in Netscape he/she must restart the browser. Until the user restarts the
browser, the applets will be loaded from the local file system and not from the server.
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Uninstall in Internet Explorer: To uninstall the applets under Internet Explorer, the user must return
to the server from which they had installed the applets and run the uninstall action. If a user uninstalls
on a server that they did not install from, the applets will be loaded from all servers except the one that
they had originally installed from.
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How to fix a bad install/uninstall state: If you are unable to run the applets properly after you have
tried to install or uninstall them, there is a way to resolve this.
Internet Explorer: First remove all cookies that are related to any notes servers that you have
accessed or just remove all of your cookies if possible. Then click on Tools->Internet options, click
the "Settings" button, click the "View Objects" button, then right click on the object named
"DominoApplets" and select remove, then restart the browser.
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Netscape: Remove all cookies that are related to any notes servers that you have accessed or
just remove all of your cookies if possible. Cookies for Netscape are typically located in
c:\ProgramFiles\Netscape\Users\[username]\cookies.txt. You can either delete the whole file or
open the file in a text editor and delete the cookies line by line. This must not be done while
Netscape is running. Start up Netscape, click Edit->Preferences, click the Advanced\SmartUpdate
category, click on the entry named "DominoApplets", click the "Uninstall" button, and restart the
browser.
Client
Client - Notes 6 supports Java Agents on Macintosh OS 9
Java agents are now supported in the Macintosh version of Notes under MacOS 9.x ("Classic"). They are,
however, not supported under Mac OS X.
Administrator Client, Client
Client - Populating the To field for certificate renewal request
In previous releases of Notes, users often did not know how to address requests for certificate renewal.
When a user's Notes certificate was due to expire, the user was prompted to request a new certificate.
The user was presented with a Mail Certificate Request, in which the subject field was completed, but in
which the 'To' field was not. As a result, users had to go through the time-consuming and often frustrating
process of determining the correct e-mail address to send the request.
In Notes 6, Notes will use the following process to determine the mail address for the user's certifier. First,
it extracts the certifier name from the user name. Then, Notes does a name look-up for that certifier; if it
finds an entry, it will check the certifier's MailAddress field first for an address or name to which to send
the certificate request (in the Domino Directory, the MailAddress field may be viewed by opening the
Notes Certifier record listed under Server - Certificates, click on Contact Information, and see the "Other
mail address" information). If the MailAddress field is empty, then the LocalAdmin field is checked. If
neither of those two are present, it looks for the person record in the Domino Directory, and looks in the
LocalAdmin group for any matches for that user. If none are present, then the field remains blank.
Note: If a user attempts to create a certificate request while in disconnected mode, the 'To' field will
remain blank, as Notes will be unable to do a name lookup on the server.
In order for the name lookup process to work, there needs to be a designated destination for certificate
requests. It is strongly recommended that administrators should designate mail addresses, or mail-in
databases, for handling certification requests. In addition, all certifier documents in the Domino Directory
should be updated with that information.
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Client
Client - Smartcard Support
Smartcard support has been added to Lotus Notes 6.
Notes Password on a Smartcard:
It is currently possible to lock an ID file such that a smartcard and smartcard PIN are required, instead of
the Notes password. Removing the smartcard from the reader will then log the user out of Notes. This
feature can be enabled through the following steps:
1. Ensure that your ID file is recoverable via ID File Recovery, and that your ID file is not configured for
password expiration in your person document on your server's public directory.
2. Install the smartcard reader hardware and software, following the instructions provided by the
smartcard vendor.
3. Open the User Security Panel (File -> Security -> User Security)
4. Open the Your Identity // Your Smartcard Pane
5. Enter the path or browse to the location of the PKCS #11 library, installed by the smartcard
installation. Some sample paths and names are listed below:
c:\WINNT\system32\gclib.dll (GemSAFE 3.1)
c:\WINNT\system32\acpkcs201.dll (ActivCard Gold 2.2)
c:\WINNT\system32\pk2priv.dll (GemSAFE 2.21)
c:\Program Files\Netscape\Communicator\Program\acpkcs.dll
c:\Schlumberger\Smart Cards and Terminals\Cyberflex Access Kits\v4\slbck.dll (Schlumberger
Cyberflex Access V4.3)
c:\Schlumberger\Smart Cards and Terminals\Common Files\slbck.dll (Schlumberger Cyberflex Access
V2)
6. Click on the Enable Smartcard Login button to lock the ID file using a key stored on the smartcard
instead of a password.
Internet Keys on a Smartcard:
It is currently possible to place an RSA private key from the ID file onto a smartcard and use that key to
sign and decrypt S/MIME mail, and to authenticate to "Internet" servers using SSL client certificate
authentication.
To place an RSA private key onto a smartcard:
1. Open the User Security Panel (File -> Security -> User Security)
2. Open the Your Identity // Your Certificates pane
3. Select the Internet Certificate associated with the private key that you want to move to the smartcard.
4. Select Other Actions // Store Private Key on Smartcard.
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Tested Smartcard packages:
Smartcard functionality has only been tested under win32-based operating systems. Untested smartcards
that include PKCS #11 libraries may work with Notes 6. The following smartcard packages have been
tested, and indicated (*) packages have caveats listed below:
Smartcard Package
Login
with the
token
Removing token
will generate
'F5'-style logout
512-bit RSA
keys on the
token
1024-bit RSA
keys on the
token
ActivCard Gold 2.2
yes
yes
yes
yes
GemSAFE libraries 3.1 SP4 (GPK16000)
yes
yes
yes
yes
GemSAFE Enterprise Workstation 2.21
(GPK8000) (*)
yes
no
no
yes
GemSAFE Enterprise Workstation 2.0
(GPK4000) (*)
yes
no
no
yes
Schlumberger Cyberflex Access SDK V4.3
yes
yes
no
yes
Schlumberger Cyberflex Access SDK V2
yes
yes
no
yes
Caveats and Warnings:
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The only way to recover from losing or breaking a smartcard or to revert a smartcard-protected ID
file to a password is through ID File Recovery. ID File Recovery should be configured for an ID file
before the ID file is smartcard-enabled. Recovering a smartcard-protected ID file will revert the ID
file to use a password and will restore any keys that were pushed onto the smartcard, as long as
the recovery information was not changed after the key was pushed down to the smartcard.
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Password expiration should be disabled in a user's person record before they smartcard-enable
their ID file.
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Password checking will result in only a single smartcard being usable with a given ID file, even
across multiple computers or platforms. In this scenario, one copy of the ID file should be
smartcard-enabled, and then that version of the ID file should be copied to all of the other
respective computers. That single smartcard will now be required for all of the copies of the ID file.
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Many smartcard packages only support 1024-bit RSA keys. You can find the strength of a given
key by selecting an Internet Certificate and pressing the Advanced Details button from the "Your
Identity//Your Certificates" pane of the User Security Dialog (File//Security//User Security).
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Server setup will not function with a smartcard-protected server ID. In order to use a
smartcard-protected ID with a server, finish server setup with a password-protected version of the
ID file, then add the path to the PKCS #11 library in the server's notes.ini (PKCS11_Library=<path
to library>), and finally smartcard-enable the server's ID file on a client using the steps indicated
above.
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This release of Notes does not support "importing" keys or certificates that were placed on the
card by an application other than Notes 6.
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Single Logon, which synchronizes the Notes and Windows passwords, cannot be used with a
smartcard-protected ID file. You must restart Notes after disabling Single Logon before
smartcard-enabling an ID file.
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The format in which smartcard-related information is stored in the ID file has changed since the
earliest beta releases of Notes 6. Using an ID file that was smartcard-enabled with one of these
early beta releases will result in an "Incomplete or incorrect smartcard configuration" with Notes 6.
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Notes uses version 2.01 of the PKCS #11 API to communicate with smartcards and other
PKCS#11 devices. PKCS #11 libraries that only implement version 2.0 will not result in an
"F5"-style logout when the card is removed from the reader. Updated libraries may be available
from the smartcard vendors.
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Version 2.2 is the required minimum version of ActivCard Gold supported for Notes 6.
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GemSAFE 2.21's NT Lock Workstation feature has been known to crash some versions of NT
and deadlock with Notes. When installing GemSAFE 2.21, the NT lock workstation feature
defaults to on. Un-check the box.
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There may be problems when installing GemSAFE 2.21 on a laptop running NT 4.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
Client - Toolbars: a replacement for SmartIcons
The Notes 6 clients contain a new toolbar feature that completely replaces the R5 SmartIcons. The new
toolbars provide an up-to-date look and feel, as well as features expected in today's applications.
Toolbar features include:
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Greater flexibility in positioning via drag-and-drop
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More than a single row of icons can be displayed
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Toolbars can be docked in more than one window location at a time
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Toolbar settings and configurations will follow roaming users
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SmartIcon sets (.smi files) are converted into toolbars, so previous customizations are maintained
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SmartIcon custom buttons are converted as well
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Each client (Administrator, Designer and the Notes Client) maintains its own set of toolbars,
providing the ability to have different toolbars and layouts for each one
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The Address (URL) and Navigation bars are now toolbars that can be repositioned as desired
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Context and state information at the button level. For example when cursoring over bolded text
the bold button changes state
Known Problems and Limitations:
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At this time, SmartIcon sets are only converted into the first client that runs after Toolbars have
been enabled. The Toolbar Preferences provides the ability to "Import" a SmartIcon set into
another client
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Custom SmartIcon buttons may not display their icons correctly on Window ME and Windows 98
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There are no Accessibility options for toolbars at this time
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You cannot "float" the context sensitive toolbar
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Toolbar icons that are migrated from SmartIcons will display with non-transparent background
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The contents of the Address toolbar can be clipped if it is floating, and the window is sized too
small
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Client
Client - User Security
Notes 6 includes the new User Security dialog box. It is an easy-to-use interface that brings together the
most important aspects of security. You can find the User Security dialog box on the new Security
submenu by choosing File - Security - User Security.
Along with supporting the existing security features, User Security includes the following new features:
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Configure Notes to automatically encrypt every new local database replica.
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Log in to Notes using a Smartcard.
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Synchronize your Notes and Domino web/Internet password, if allowed by your administrator.
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Change your password with greater convenience. The acceptance of your new password may be
judged on its length or its quality, and you may be able to reuse old passwords sooner, if allowed
by your administrator. If you have trouble picking a password that meets your password quality
requirement, Notes can generate a password for you so you don't have to make one up yourself.
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Recover from identity theft when someone steals your User ID and guesses your password.
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View advanced details of your certificates and use new tools to manage certificates.
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Request new Internet certificates with greater convenience.
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View expired or deleted keys that may still be useful in decrypting old mail messages.
If you become a frequent visitor to User Security, you may want to customize your Notes toolbar to include
the User Security icon.
Client
Client - "Unread" marks are available
Notes 6 includes indicators of which folders have unread documents, and the count of the unread
documents in those folders. This feature has been incorporated in the Notes 6 mail template.
In order for the count to be shown, both the client and server must be running Notes 6, using a Notes 6
mail template. The counts will also be shown in the Client when using a local replica of a Notes 6 mail file.
In the illustration below, one can see that:
1. There are 3 unread documents in the Inbox.
2. There are unread documents in folders beneath Folders (for people with a lot of nested folders, this
will be a very useful feature)
3. There is 1 unread document in the folder Build Notifications
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Client
Client - Applying multiple meeting updates automatically
New in Notes 6, users will be prompted "You have Unprocessed Notices", any time they access a single
or repeating meeting for which an outstanding update or reschedule notice exists. The unprocessed
notices dialog will cite the number of outstanding notices, and will allow users to "Continue opening.." the
document they were opening, to "Open unprocessed notices, beginning with the oldest one", or to "Have
Notes automatically process all of these notices for you".
Any of these selections will work correctly, but it is recommended that users should generally opt for the
automatic processing. This is because it can be confusing to wade through updates individually, in cases
where several updates have been made to a single meeting or repeat set. Also, if a user overrides the
prompting to apply updates ("Continue opening.."), they can then perform actions on old meeting data,
which may not be appropriate (e.g., can delegate old information).
If any of the outstanding updates are reschedules, and the user opts to "Have Notes automatically
process.." (batch processing), the reschedule(s) will be automatically applied to the user's calendar, and
an acceptance notice is sent to the meeting's chair. The user can subsequently decline the meeting, but
user's should be aware that batch processing will always automatically accept. This can include meetings
that a user has previously declined, if the user specified "Keep me informed of updates" when they
declined the meeting. In this case, the assumption is that the user could not make the original date/time,
but expressed future interest in the meeting, and will likely be interested in attending if the meeting is
rescheduled.
Designer
Designer - Backend MIMEEntity methods update position in Stream
Reading from or writing to a Domino 6 backend Stream object using the LotusScript or Java Stream class
methods has always set the Stream position, but reading from or writing to a Stream using MIMEEntity
methods, such as "GetContentAsText", has not previously caused the Stream position to be updated.
Now that position is updated by MIMEEntity methods (to the end of the stream), and so following their
use, the Stream position needs to be reset (e.g., "Stream.SetPosition(0)") before a successful Stream
"read" can take place.
Client, Server
Server - Automatic Fault Recovery and NSD (Win32 and UNIX)
Notes client
It is no longer necessary to reboot the system after a Notes crash. NSD, a program which gathers
information about the crash, will automatically run. Notes can be restarted immediately after NSD
completes. When NSD runs a dialog box appears which contains the name of the NSD log file. This dialog
box will automatically terminate when NSD completes. You can dismiss the dialog box anytime by
pressing the OK button (NSD will continue to run to completion).
A Just-In-Time (JIT) debugger is no longer installed on the system by Notes. To see the current JIT
setting, run "nsd -qjit". To remove any previously installed versions of NSD or Quincy as the JIT, run "nsd
-u" or "qnc -u" from a command prompt.
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Domino server
Fault Recovery is a feature of Domino which enables a server that has crashed to shut itself down and
then restart automatically, without any administrator intervention. When Domino encounters a situation
which is considered a fatal error, each Domino process is terminated and all associated resources are
released. The startup script (/opt/lotus/bin/server on Unix) detects the situation and restarts the server.
Fault Recovery is available for Domino for both the NT and UNIX platforms.
To enable Fault Recovery, select the Fault Recovery Enabled box in the server document of the Domino
Directory
When Fault Recovery is enabled, the server password, if any, is securely stored in the system kernel
memory area where it can be retrieved by a restarting server.
Fault Recovery supports Domino partitions. When a situation arises in a partition, only that partition is
terminated and restarted. Other Domino partitions on the server are unaffected. Fault Recovery is also
compatible with Domino Clusters, and in fact complements it well.
An optional program can be executed by the Fault Recovery system before any other cleanup takes place
by using the CleanupScriptPath field in the server doc.
Windows Platforms:
IMPORTANT!! Windows Platforms should NOT use the CleanupScriptPath field in the server doc
to invoke either NSD or Quincy since NSD is automatically invoked by Domino. The cleanup script
runs before NSD. A Just-In-Time (JIT) debugger is no longer installed on the system by Domino.
NSD is invoked internally if Domino encounters a Panic or Fault condition. To see the current JIT
setting, run "nsd -qjit". To remove NSD or Quincy as the JIT, run "nsd -u" or "qnc -u" from a
command prompt.
Overriding NSD to invoke the JIT debugger
You can force Domino to invoke the JIT debugger instead of running NSD after a Panic or Fault
by setting the Notes.INI variable APIDeveloper=1. This is useful, for example, if you are
developing an API application and you want to debug it when it encounters problems. All
Notes/Domino processes must be terminated before restarting.
The behavior of Domino after a Fault has changed in Domino 6. Prior to Domino 6, the JIT dialog
box would appear (Click OK to terminate or CANCEL to debug) and wait indefinitely for a
response. During this time, Domino would continue to run. Starting in Domino 6 when any Domino
process encounters a Fault condition then the entire Domino server is halted. This is only a
potential concern if APIDeveloper=1 is in effect, otherwise NSD will automatically execute and the
server halting will not be noticeable.
Unix Platforms:
Users should ensure that nsd is invoked if they want to collect information pertaining to the crash.
If upgrading from a previous release, add the -batch option to allow redirection of the data to the
nsd log file. New installations have the -batch option added automatically to the
CleanupScriptPath field. (for example, /local/lotus/notes/latest/ibmpow/nsd.sh -batch)
By default, the cleanup script has 5 minutes to complete its execution, after which it is terminated. To
override the default time of 5 minutes, use the CleanupTimeout field. For example, to increase the allowed
time to 10 minutes:
CleanupTimeout=600
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CleanupTimeout is specified in seconds and can range from 30 to 1800. Note that the cleanup script
feature is available even if Fault Recovery is disabled.
The Crash Limits fields will put a limit on the frequency of crashes so that if the situation occurs that
Domino crashes very early (in initialization) then after a the designated number of crash/recovery cycles
the server will simply stop. The default limit is 3 crashes within 5 minutes.
Known Issues
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If you are using the Fault Recovery feature on Solaris, the number of available messages per
message queue must be increased. To accomplish this, become superuser and add the following line
to /etc/system and reboot:
set msgsys:msginfo_msgtql=1024
This needs to be set on Solaris because Fault Recovery uses message queues. The default for
Solaris is 40 messages per queue, and Fault Recovery requires more than 40 messages in this
queue. This setting increases it from 40 to the recommended setting of 1024.
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When running with Fault Recovery disabled, if the "Domino Halted. Type 'quit' to Terminate/Cleanup"
message does not properly line-up, then continue to enter the "quit" command. The "quit" command
should still be accepted, even if "quit" is not echoed back to the display.
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If your data directory (or subdirectory) contains a Symbolic Link to a directory, and the link name
contains spaces, then the contents of the directory will not be included in the Data Directory Full
Listing section of an NSD log.
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When running under the Domino Controller\Console, because the Domino Controller redirects
standard I/O, the fault-recovery clean-up script (on UNIX) can not attempt to reset standard I/O
operating parameters for the workstation via the stty command. Otherwise a message, similar to the
following, may appear (Solaris example):
stty: tcgetattr: A Specified file does not support the IOCTL system call
Server
Server - Command line help for server tasks
The Domino 6 server supports command line help for most (not all) server tasks.
Help is accessible by adding "/?" or "-?" to a LOAD or TELL command.
Syntax:
load <taskname> [/?] [-?]
Example:
load compact -?
load compact /?
tell adminp -?
tell adminp /?
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Server
Server - DIIOP task and CORBA-remoted Domino Objects
This release note describes new items for the DIIOP and CORBA-remoted Domino Objects:
New DIIOP Task
DIIOP, the server task that the CORBA-remoted Domino Objects use, has been substantially rewritten to
improve its performance and scalability. The new task now uses the same code for network operations as
some of the other server tasks, for example POP3, LDAP, and IMAP. Consequently, DIIOP now also
takes advantage of the same thread pooling algorithms, and will use I/O completion ports on the
supported platforms.
Service Provider Site Support
In this release, the DIIOP task and the CORBA-remoted Domino Objects have support for Internet Sites. A
Service Provider can configure DIIOP to run in an environment where multiple independent organizations
are hosted on a Domino server. In this type of configuration, DIIOP uses the IP address that was the
target of the NotesFactory.createSession() to restrict the Directory Lookup, when it authenticates a user
before creating the Session object.
To configure DIIOP to run in this type of environment, go to the Server -> Internet Sites view in the
Domino Directory, and create an IIOP Internet Site document. Using the IIOP Internet Site document you
can declare the relationship between an organization that is hosted on the Domino server, and the
organization's access point on the network for users of the CORBA-remoted Domino objects. Additionally,
you can also declare what kind of access the organization allows. For example Name & Password, or
Anonymous, over clear-text (TCP) or encrypted (SSL) connections.
If you need the HTTP task to deliver the Initial object (from diiop_ior.txt) from the Domino server, it also
needs to be configured to use Internet Sites.
The new call has been added to the lotus.domino.Session class. It is:
String Session.getOrgDirectoryPath() raises NotesException;
Use this method to write a Java application that uses the CORBA-remoted classes to determine the
organization's root data directory.
HTTP Support for diiop_ior.txt
DIIOP now has limited support for the HTTP protocol. As part of the
NotesFactory.createSession(hostname,...) method that is available for creating sessions to the Domino
server, the HTTP protocol was being used to deliver the Initial Object Reference to the client program.
Traditionally, this request was handled by the HTTP task. This meant that the HTTP task had to be
configured and running to use the Domino classes in any substantial way. With this release, DIIOP has
enough HTTP support to handle the request for the Initial Object Reference. So, if HTTP is not desired on
the Domino server a Java program can do the following to create a Session to the Domino server:
Session s = NotesFactory.createSession("hostname:63148", "user", "password");
Where :63148 is the syntax that is used to specify the port number of the task that you want to issue the
HTTP request for Initial Object Reference.
New Java Applet Property: Applet contains Notes CORBA classes
A new Java Applet Property has been added to the Designer. The property is "Applet contains Notes
CORBA classes" and it is available for Applets that use the Notes CORBA classes only. In R5, when a
Java Applet had the property "Applet uses Notes CORBA classes" enabled the HTTP server always
downloaded the archive containing the CORBA-remoted Domino objects (NCSO.CAB or NCSOC.JAR) to
the browser.
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With the new attribute enabled, the Web server will not automatically download the archive to the browser.
This feature can be used so that installable applets can be built using the Domino objects without having
the NCSO archive always downloaded to the browser. To build an installable Java applet use the
guidelines appropriate for the browser(s) you need to support and be sure to include the classes
contained in one of the archives (NCSO.CAB or NCSOC.jar) with your applet.
New method: NotesFactory.createSession(String, HttpServletRequest)
A new way of creating a session for the Domino Objects is available. It is designed to be used from a
Servlet to allow a servlet developer to create a session for access to the Domino objects without having to
invent a method of asking for the user's password a second time. Presumably, the first time would have
been when the HTTP server has challenged the user for authentication.
Use this form of createSession to create a Session based on the authentication done by the HTTP server.
This method works for remoted Session when Single Sign on is enabled. For local Sessions it works
regardless of Single sign-on is enabled or not. Here is some sample code:
public class MyServlet extends HttpServlet
{
public void doGet (HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response)
throws ServletException, IOException {
...
Session session = NotesFactory.createSession(null, request);
...
Server
Server - Domino Console
The Domino Console is a new feature for Domino, consisting of two modules: Domino Controller and
Domino Console, both Java-based applications. The Controller runs on the server end, while the Console
can be run independently on any machine. On UNIX, to run Domino Console that system must be running
X windows. However, Domino Controller can be started without running X windows.
Normally, starting the Domino Controller also starts the Domino Server and Domino Console on the same
machine. However, once started, an administrator can then exit the Domino Console without exiting the
Domino Server and/or Domino Controller. This allows administrators to reconnect with the Controller and
Server by starting the Domino Console either on the same machine, or remotely on any other machine.
For Domino 6 or later, please be aware that the Domino Console is installed with the Domino server,
Administrator Client and Notes Client. However, if you want to run the Domino Console separately on any
machine, please follow the instructions under Console, below.
Note: Please be aware that you can not run Domino Controller [(n)server -jc -s ] and Domino server
separately and expect them to communicate to each other. So one must start the domino server under the
control of the Domino Controller.
Startup Instructions for Domino Controller and Domino Console:
Controller
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Starting with the current release of Domino 6, the server generates a file called "admindata.xml" in the
data directory. Please do not modify this file manually. To set or modify admin roles, you must change
the server document in the NAB.
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For the console to connect to any server, that server should be running with Domino Controller. To run
server under controller issue the following command.
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On NT: Make sure no other server is running. Run the server as: nserver -jc. You will see a
window. DO NOT KILL OR CLOSE THIS WINDOW, but iconify it.
On Unix: Make sure no other server is running. Change the directory to Data Directory. Run the
server as:
<IDIR>/lotus/bin/server -jc.
<IDIR> in this document refers to the directory where the domino server is
installed.
For example: /opt or /local.
When you start Domino as described above, the Controller gets started and it, in turn, starts Domino
Console and Domino Server. Since all three processes are running on the same machine, they will
take up some system resources. If your machine is slow or memory-starved, it is suggested that you
run server in the following manner (server means nserver on NT/W2K or server on UNIX):
server -jc -c
Should not bring up the Console and should start Domino and the Controller. If the
Domino server needs a password, it will only bring up the server process. You must
connect from another Console and enter a password from there. If the server doesn't
have a password, it will bring up all of the Domino processes.
NOTE: For the first time only after setup, connecting from a remote system using the
Domino Console, you will not be able to connect if the server is waiting for a
password. You can connect to Controller locally by using local server icon on the
Console and enter password. However, If the server doesn't require a password, you
will be able to connect.
server -jc -s
Should bring up the Console and the Controller but not start Domino
server -jc -c -s Should only bring up the Controller
Console
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To run Console only, please follow the instructions below:
On NT: run "jconsole.exe" from the command prompt. This executable is located where server or
administrator is installed.
On UNIX: run "jconsole" from the command prompt. This executable is located where server is
installed.
<IDIR>/lotus/bin/jconsole
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In the current release, to run Domino Console separately on a machine where Domino is not installed,
you need to have the following files in a directory on the machine you want to run. Copy the following
from the Domino executable directory on a machine where Domino is installed, to a new directory on
the desired machine.
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dconsole.jar
jconsole.exe (on NT/W2K) or jconsole (on UNIX)
jvm directory including all subdirectories
Follow the steps under Console, On NT or On Unix above, as appropriate.
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Things you need to know:
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For any help on how to use Domino Console, refer to the on-line help menu option on the Domino
Console menu.
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To Connect to any controller, the administrator needs to know his/her user name or any shortname
and password (internet password field) that is in the administrators person document in the NAB.
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In the NAB, in the server document, the internet host name field must have the proper host name.
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To be able to connect to the controller, administrators need to have their names put in the appropriate
fields in the server document in NAB under the Security tab. The fields are:
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Full Access Administrators can issue all Domino, Shell and Controller commands (including quit,
exit, enable/disable user).
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Full Remote Console Administrators can issue Controller commands (including quit, exit,
enable/disable user) and all Domino commands, but not Shell commands.
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View Only Administrators can issue View Only Domino commands and Controller commands
(except quit, exit, enable/disable user), but not Shell Commands.
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System Administrators can issue Controller commands (except quit, exit, enable/disable user) and
Shell commands, but not Domino commands.
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Restricted System Administrators can issue only those Shell commands listed in the restricted
system commands field and Controller commands (except quit, exit, enable/disable user).
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Restricted System Commands should contain a list commands that can be issued by the
Restricted System Administrator(s).
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The port 2050 or whatever port you are running the Domino Controller on, must be a publicly available
port for the Domino Console to be able to connect from a remote machine.
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To connect to the controller for the first time, you must type in hostname of the controller/server to
which you want to connect in the server name field of the Open server dialog. Once you connect to
the controller/server, from the Domino Console use "File->refresh server list" menu option to get the
list of available servers and server groups from the connected server. When the administrator exits
the console, the server and group list are persisted in dconsole.ini file. Next time you start the Domino
Console, there is no need to do refresh servers list unless you want to get the latest changes.
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To run Domino Controller/Domino Console on a partitioned server environment, make sure the
Notes.INI file has the TCPIP_TcpIpAddress line with the specified IP Address for the server.
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You can copy text from the console text area to the system clipboard by selecting the text using the
left mouse button, and clicking the right mouse button, or by using CRTL-C, or by using "Edit -> Copy"
menu option to copy.
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Clicking the right mouse button on either available or connected server list view will display a pop up
menu, where you could connect, disconnect, and server information.
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For shell commands, it is recommended NOT to use Editors, Debuggers, or any other program which
is interactive and uses the same shell to run.
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If you don't want to get the Controller status window displayed, please set the Notes.ini parameter:
"ShowControllerStatusWindow=0". By default, the window will be displayed.
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On UNIX machines, please do NOT tee the output to a file. If you do, only controller messages will be
written in to that file.
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On Unix servers, "File->Kill Server" followed by "File->Start Server" is not asking for password if the
server has a password because Kill server is not cleaning the message queues where password is
remembered and used.
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The only way you can remove a domain or server from displaying on the Domino Console is by
deleting the server record(s) from the "dconsole.ini".
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Administrators who issue "tell ca" commands can use "View -> Show Secure Password" or click
"secure password" on the Popup menu by clicking the little arrow next to the Send button. The
Password field allows user to enter passwords encrypted.
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Controller command "#restart domino" is not working as specified in the documentation. It only brings
down the domino processes but does not restart domino. Please use menu commands "File->Kill
Domino" followed by "File->Start Domino" instead.
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If the console is stuck in Wait Cursor mode for any reason too long, use CTRL-SHIFT-B to come to
normal cursor mode.
Known Issues
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When you start the console, a blank screen will intermittently display where the console text is shown.
Resizing the main window will eliminate the painting problem.
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When the Look And Feel is changed, the cursor is lost from the command prompt area. If you click
Send Button, open any menu or some other action, focus comes back to normal.
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If you do any local logging, for each server you do, do once "Edit -> Local Logging" even if you don't
change anything before enabling by "File -> Local Logging". Otherwise, logging is written to default file
"dconsole.log" instead of what is shown in "Edit -> Local Logging" dialog. Also, If you change the file
path for local logging file, next time when you come into dialig "Edit->Local Logging" is defaulting to
data directory.
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When Domino Console is connected to any Controller, controller immediately gives last 120
messages. If any of those messages is prompt, Domino Console may display that prompt. Ignore and
cancel that dialog unless that is the last message you see on the console.
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If a prompt message is displayed while you are in a dialog, the only way you can close the prompt is
by clicking on the window closing icon of the prompt. Focus is getting confused between two modal
windows.
Internationalization Issues
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On Linux, Domino Console that is started by the Controller has a problem when using Hebrew
characters; the console freezes after it writes Hebrew characters. Instead of Controller starting the
Console, start the Console separately and attach to the Controller. That is, start Controller as "server
-jc -c" and Console as "jconsole" and attach to the Controller. Or, start Controller "server -jc", and as
soon as you give the Domino password, exit just the Console only. Then start Console separately and
attach.
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How to enter Indic language characters in Domino Console - On AIX, Linux, and NT/W2K machines,
click on the icon on the top left corner of the window/dialog. Selecting the "Select Input Method" menu
option pops up a menu from which you can select the Input Method Editor of choice.
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On Linux, expanding the Chinese character selection in Linux's IME results in recycling server
commands being displayed because of a Linux IME problem.
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On Linux, Korean characters are not displayed while typing in the Command Input field of Domino
Console.
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Domino Console does not currently support Thai locale.
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Domino Console does not support inputting text in a different language than the language of the
Operating System it is running on.
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Domino Console does not switch input modes in Japanese IME using ALT+ ~ when a dialog box with
text field is invoked. If you tab out to another field and come back, everything works fine.
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Domino Console does not currently support GB18030.
Starting Controller as NT/W2K service:
You can also run the Server Controller as a Windows NT service. To run as an NT service, you need to
add "-jc" to the startup parameters. You can do in any one of the following 3 ways:
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To add the "-jc" from the command line to a stand-alone server installed as a service, use the SC tool
(Sc.exe) included in the resource kit. For example:
Sc config "Lotus Domino Server (LotusDominoData)" binPath= "=c:\lotus\domino\notes.ini -jc"
This is of the form: sc <server> [command] [service name] <option1> <option2> ...
For more information see Microsoft Knowledge Base article - Q251192 at
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q251192
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To add "-jc" at the end of the ImagePath value in regedit by looking for Domino service entry:
MyComputer -> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> System -> CurrentControlSet -> Services ->
LotusDominoServer(datadirectory)
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Specify in the "Startup Parameters" along with other parameters. For example:
"=c:\lotus\domino\notes.ini -jc"
Note: On NT path has to be given as c:\\lotus\\domino\\notes.ini because of NT bug.
Message logging by Domino Controller and Domino Console:
Starting with the current release of Domino, logging of the controller messages has changed as
explained below:
Logging on Controller End
Controller logs messages from Domino which can be controlled by the user. By default, it saves the
messages in normal text format (i.e., plain messages) in Domino's data directory. However, the user
can set a different directory and different name by specifying the path for ControllerLogFileName as
explained in the Controller Specifics below. Every midnight, the controller starts another log file with
the same path, but appending a different datetime so that the logfile won't be too big. However, if the
user changes the ControllerLogFileType on the fly from the Console, then a new file also gets created,
with that datetime. In essence, if a user changes ControllerLogFileName and/or
ControllerLogExpiration these are taken into consideration when Domino is started, or at midnight
when the new file is created, or when the user changes ControllerLogType.
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Controller Specifics
Users can change these from the console, as below, by editing dcontroller.ini or by using the
controller set command from console (e.g., con set ControllerLogType=2).
There are three parameters that effect the logging on the controller end. These are set in
"dcontroller.ini" file in server's data directory:
ControllerLogType
ControllerLogExpiration
ControllerLogFileName
ControllerLogType
This can have 0, 1, 2, or 3 as its value.
0 -- means no logging. Do not log at all on the controller end. This is the same as not setting the
DEBUG_OUTFILE option.
1 -- means log in normal text messages. This is the default, and gives more information than the
DEBUG_OUTFILE setting. It is similar to the 'pipe' command on UNIX.
2 -- means log the messages in meta format with all info (severity, color, procid etc.,) that comes
from server.
3 -- means log both types of files simultaneously.
ControllerLogExpiration
This will keep files for the number of days set, and purge the remaining. Default value is 7 days.
That means, on any day, you will have that many days-old files in the data directory, or whatever
directory is set.
ControllerLogFileName
This will keep track of the pathname for the log file. When the user sets this, he should not give
any extension. Program appends .meta or .log to the file name, and appends the datetime to the
given name. Default name given is "dcntrlr". Default directory is domino data directory. Default log
file are as follows:
dcntrlr06170900.log or dcntrlr06170900.meta based on the ControllerLogType.
If the user sets ControllerLogFileName=d:\logs\mylog, the files will be as follows in d:\mylog
directory:
mylog06170900.log or mylog06170900.meta
However, if the user sets ControllerLogFileName=d:\logs\mylog.log, the files will be as follows in
d:\mylog directory:
mylog.log06170900.log or mylog.log06170900.meta
Console General Information and Specifics (Local Logging)
You can log the messages that come from a particular controller/server on the local disk, when you
connect from a remote Java Console. You can even log for multiple servers at the same time. Users
can, on the fly, stop and start local logging. To enable or disable local logging, use the "Controller ->
Local logging" checkbox.
When you enable local logging, a dialog box will pop up where the user can select the directory and
file name, data type (meta or normal text) and file type (sequential or circular; if the latter is selected,
the user needs to give the logfile size).
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Each field has automatic tooltip text that tells what that field is. Here, the default directory is where the
Java console is started.
Note: Both controller logging and local logging are writing native bytes instead of UTF8. If you have
multibyte characters, they won't show correctly.
Server
Server - Domino Directory internet site documents
With Domino 6, a new view is available in the Domino Directory under the Server category "Internet Sites."
Internet site documents are required in this release when your Domino domain is configured to support a
service provider environment, and are documented in the online help documentation.
The use of Internet Site Documents is also supported for non- service provider configurations. After
creating Internet Site Documents, their use must be enabled in the Server document using this control in
the Basics pane:
Loads Internet configurations from Server\Internet Sites documents
Server
Server - Domino Java Setup Program
This Release Note documents the availability of the new Domino Java Setup program in Lotus Domino 6.
Configuration of the Domino Server has, in the past, been driven by databases (setup.nsf and
setupweb.nsf). It required either a Notes Client or a web browser to connect to these databases, which
then guided the user through the Server Setup. For Domino 6, Domino now has a configuration GUI
written completely in Java, which is available on all supported Server platforms.
The new Domino Java Setup provides the same functionality as the old setup with some design
enhancements. There is no longer a distinction between "Quick and Easy" and "Advanced" setup. Users
now have the option of customizing certain items on each setup screen by clicking on the 'Customize'
button for that screen. Also, because the application is written in Java, it is nearly identical on all server
platforms.
Using the New Domino Setup program
The Domino Java Setup program can be launched just as the server has been launched in the past. To do
so, follow these steps:
On Windows Systems:
1) Select "Lotus Applications -> Domino Server" from the Start menu
-orFrom a command-prompt, in the Program Directory, run the 'nserver' command.
On Unix Systems:
1) Change directories to the data directory (default is /local/notesdata) and provide the full path to the
'server' command in the bin directory. For example, "/opt/lotus/bin/server".
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To use the old Domino Setup program
Although the Domino Java Setup is replacing the old database driven setup program, we have left the
setup databases in the server installation for Domino 6. This will allow users who experience any
problems with the new interface to go back and use the old setup method in order to configure the server.
To make use of the old setup program, do the following:
On Windows Systems:
1) In a command prompt, change directories to the directory that contains the notes.ini file. On single
server installations this will be the Program Directory. On Partition Server installations it will be the Data
Directory for the partition being setup. For example, to change directories to the default Program
Directory, the user would type: "cd \Lotus\Domino".
2) From this location, provide the full path to the Program Directory and the command 'nlnotes'. For
example: "\Lotus\Domino\nlnotes".
On Unix Systems:
1) 'cd' to the data directory.
2) Provide the full path to the bin directory and run the command 'http httpsetup'. For example:
"/opt/lotus/bin/http httpsetup".
3) This will launch the HTTPSetup program. Verify that the program indicates that it is ready to receive a
connection. For example:
01/22/2002
01/22/2002
01/22/2002
01/22/2002
01/22/2002
01/22/2002
01/22/2002
01/22/2002
01/22/2002
01/22/2002
01/22/2002
05:57:28
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PM
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Created new log file as /opt/lotus/notesdata/log.nsf
JVM: Java Virtual Machine initialized.
HTTP Server: Java Virtual Machine loaded
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Lotus Domino Server Setup
*
* To setup this server, please connect *
*
your web browser to port 8081
*
* Example: http://this.server.com:8081 *
*****************************************
No HTTP Web Server settings found, using defaults
HTTP Server: Started
4) In a browser, connect to the http process as indicated in the console output.
This will launch the old database driven setup method for windows. You can now proceed through the
setup screens.
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Server - Domino Remote Setup
The new Domino Java Setup program (see related release note) provides uniform functionality and
appearance to the server configuration across all Domino Server platforms. It will also provide enhanced
functionality for performing server setup remotely, from any other system.
The Domino Remote Setup program is a subset of files that enable a user to perform server setup on a
system over a network. This program allows users to bring up the standard Setup interface on any system
that supports the Domino Server and configure a server remotely.
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For the release of Lotus Domino 6, the Remote Setup program will be installed as a separate application.
For the time being, however, it is most easily available along with the regular Domino Server installation.
In order to make use of the program, follow these steps:
Using the Domino Remote Setup program in Domino 6:
1) Install the server that will be setup remotely.
2) In the newly installed server, launch the server application from the command line with the "-listen"
parameter. For example, on windows, you might run "\Lotus\Domino\nserver.exe -listen". On Unix, the
command (run from the data directory) might look like "/opt/lotus/bin/server -listen".
3) On the machine that will be used to remotely setup the server that is now "listening", install another
copy of the Domino Server. This copy will not need to be setup. It is needed simply to provide the Java
Runtime Environment and the required files for running the Remote Domino Setup program.
4) Bring up a command-line interface (either a Unix terminal or a Windows Command Prompt), and
change directories to the Program Directory. On Windows this will be the 'Domino' directory (default is
C:\Lotus\Domino), and on Unix this will be the platform specific program directory (such as
/opt/lotus/notes/latest/ibmpow on AIX systems).
4.1) On Unix systems, remember to run "xhost +" as the user logged in to the shell. See the "Unlocking
Unix system displays for running Domino Java Setup" release note.
5) From the command-line, run the command "serversetup -remote". This will launch the Domino Java
Setup program on your remote system.
6) The "Connect to Remote Domino Server" window will appear. This window prompts the user for the
Remote Host Address of the server to be setup. The 'Listener" program defaults to using port 8585, so the
remote connection defaults to this port as well. Users can customize which port will be used for this TCPIP
connection. Users can also send a 'ping' command over the network to verify the connection to the
listening server by using the Ping button on this window.
7) Provide the host name and port number of the listening machine, and hit OK. The Domino Java Setup
program will then proceed normally, connected to the remote listening system.
8) After completing setup, the program will prompt the user to shutdown the Listener process on the
remote system. This can be done at this time, or it can be done by issuing a setup -q [port] command
directly on the system.
The remotely configured server is now ready to be launched.
Client, Server
Server - Domino Web Administrator Client
The Lotus Domino 6 server now includes a completely new Web Administrator Client (available as
"webadmin.nsf") which closely resembles the W32 Administrator Client.
To use the Domino 6 Web Administrator:
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Start the HTTP task on the server, if not already running
Point your browser to the servers webadmin.nsf database. For example:
http://yourserver.domain.com/webadmin.nsf
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The Domino 6 Web Administrator is completely and automatically managed by the HTTP server. The
HTTP server will create the new webadmin.nsf database if it doesn't exist and will automatically manage
the ACL. By default all Server Administrators and Full Server Administrators as defined in the server
document's security tab will be automatically granted access in the ACL. If new administrators are being
added to the server document, the HTTP task will update the ACL of webadmin.nsf accordingly.
Domino 6 Web Administrator requirements:
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MS Internet Explorer 5.5 or 6.0 on Windows 98/NT4/W2K/XP or Netscape 4.7x on Windows
98/NT4/W2K/XP or Linux 7.2
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MS Internet Explorer 5.0, Netscape 6.x, Mozilla 1.0, Opera 6, Konqueror or other browsers are
currently not supported.
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The Administration process ("AdminP") server task is required to run on the same server.
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The Certificate Authority ("CA") task is required to run on either the same or another Domino 6 server
in order to be able to register users or servers.
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To take advantage of certain Windows OS integration features, you need to install the MS WMI SDK if
you are running NT4 (W2K automatically includes WMI)
Known issues:
General:
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If buttons are being truncated, configure your system to use small fonts.
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Netscape browser: Disabled buttons are marked with **** as their button text, disabled drop-down
listboxes and text fields won't accept focus. This is intentional.
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MS Internet Explorer browser: Make sure the setting "Check for newer versions of stored pages" is set
to "Automatically" (If "Every visit to the page" is enabled, the browser might hang when drawing
screen icons).
Server
Server - Dynamic Debug_Out facility
The Notes Dynamic Debug_Out facility is new in Domino 6, as part of serviceability. This facility allows
users to turn console logging on and off without recycling the server, and includes the following features:
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Logging to the file can be enabled/disabled while tasks are running
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The initial logging state can be set
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Files are named/renamed in a meaningful way
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File size limitations can be imposed
Please see the NOTES.INI section of the Domino Administrator's guide for more information on this
feature. Relevant variables are Console_Log_Enabled, Console_Log_Max_Kbytes, Debug_Outfile and
LogFile_Dir.
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Server
Server - IMAP Namespace
The Domino server now supports IMAP Namespace, although not all IMAP Clients support this feature,
and those that do have difficulty transposing separators.
The Notes naming convention utilizes the user's name and domain, which are parted by separators (/).
When configuring Namespace from a Notes Client, do not place the separator into the name of the
particular user's fields. Instead, open the Delegators panel from Tools->Preferences, and either use the
lookup feature or manually type in the user's name.
Remember to remove all separators so that only the user's name appears. The domain name is not
necessary.
Setting "Access to other's Mailfile"
The intended action of this field is to have the owner acquire access to other users' mailfiles.
Delegation
This field setting allows users access to your mailfile. This should only be set by the owner of the mailfile.
In Domino 6, these settings need to be performed manually. For future releases, once you have indicated
which mailfiles you wish to have access to, the request will be submitted and the modification will take
place on that user's ACL/Delegation. In the current release, after you have entered and modified this field,
you will need to contact the owner of the other file and have them add your person ID to the Delegation
field.
Server
Server - IMAP "Other user's domain delimiter" Netscape setting
Attempting to use Namespace with the Netscape client, you will experience a problem accessing these
folders. This is due to a problem on the client that does not handle the Notes separators properly.
In the Server Configuration document under the 'IMAP - Public and Other User's Folders' tab you will find
a new field; the "Other user's domain delimiter" field. Please insert any character except "/"; we would
suggest using the "|" character.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer, Server, iNotes Web Access
Notes/Domino 6 deferred features
Since the beginning of the Lotus Notes/Domino 6 development cycle, we have clearly stated that quality is
paramount. To demonstrate our level of commitment, each and every feature of the product is tested
against a strict set of quality metrics.
As a result of this thorough testing, we have decided that the Single Copy Template server feature, the
Roaming User feature, and the ability to read encrypted mail from iNotes Web Access, will be deferred to
the first maintenance release of the Notes/Domino 6 code stream. References to these features in the
on-line Help files (Lotus Notes 6 Help, Lotus Domino Administrator 6 Help, and Lotus Domino Designer 6
Help), and in these release notes, do not apply to the current release.
We are confident that with the first maintenance release the quality of these features will be at a level that
satisfies our release criteria, and the stringent requirements that our customers rely on.
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New enhancements
Client
Client configuration (setup) changes in Notes 6
A new client configuration wizard, which runs after install for a first time setup, or the first time a user
roams to a machine, is available in Lotus Notes 6.
Differences from the previous configuration wizard include:
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The ordering of things is different, for instance if the id file is found on the server, it doesn't ask you to
provide one. Also if the server can be accessed via the LAN, you are not asked to set up a phone
connection.
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The configuration process has been broken into modules with each piece being completed before the
next one starts. This improves error detection before the input stage is completed, allowing users to
correct errors. It also means that after you have connected to the server, and your local address book
has been created, you can no longer "cancel" the configuration, you can only "cancel" the
yet-to-be-completed components.
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For roaming users, after connecting to the server and replicating the roaming databases, no further
questions are asked. These configurations are assumed to have been completed on the initial client
configuration.
Administrator Client
Setup and Desktop Policies
In Domino 6, the R5 Setup Profiles have been migrated to Setup and Desktop Policies. This release note
describes the changes from R5 Setup Profiles to the new Policies.
Migration
Organizations using Setup Profiles should consider migrating to policies. Although Setup Profiles will
continue to be supported in Domino 6, no new features will be incorporated. Administrators will no longer
be able to specify a Setup Profile at user registration time. A migration tool to convert Setup Profiles to
Policies is not available at this time.
Co-existence of Setup Profiles and Policies
If a setup profile is specified in a person record, it has precedence over any setup or desktop policy which
would apply to this user.
Execution of Setup Policies
Setup policies are executed once per Client configuration, as part of the initial Client configuration.
Changes made to a setup policy will not affect existing clients to which this policy applies (this is the setup
functionality which existed in R4, with setup profiles). Initial settings which serve as a starting point for
users should be included in setup policies. The administrator is not concerned with keeping these settings
up to date on the user's clients.
Execution of Desktop Policies
Desktop policies are applied to a user's Client configuration whenever a change to the policy occurs.
Administrators should include settings which must be kept up to date in desktop policies; for example, if a
server phone number is changed in a desktop policy, it is applied to all clients to which this policy applies.
Desktop policies are applied in the same manner that setup profiles were applied via dynamic Client
configuration in R5.
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New features of Setup and Desktop Policies
Settings can be pushed to NOTES.INI (W32) or Notes Preferences (Mac) files via Setup or Desktop
policies. There is a new tab in both of these policies called Preferences which contains a group of settings
which can be applied to Clients, based on the execution of the particular type of policy. The group of
preferences which can be set is extensible in the same manner as location settings in R4 and R5. See the
Domino Administration Help guide for details.
New features of Desktop Polices
Desktop policies also include a section to apply welcome page customizations to users. The steps to add
welcome pages to a user's desktop are detailed in these release notes under "Welcome page
deployment".
A set of any type of bookmarks in any configuration can be pushed to a user. Bookmarks can be added to
the bookmark bar, specific folders or subfolders (including the startup folder) or hierarchies of bookmarks
can be added to the user's desktop. An administrator configures the layout of bookmarks desired, then
drags it into the grey outline at the bottom of the database tab in the desktop policy. This hierarchy of
bookmarks is merged with the user's copy. The administrator can later make changes by moving or
removing bookmarks from this outline and those changes will also be reflected for the user.
Client
New Mail Indicators and Notifications
Additional Visual New Mail Indicator
Notes 6 has an additional visual new mail indicator on Windows clients, which is less obtrusive than the
standard new mail notification popup. This new mail icon can now be displayed in the Windows taskbar
notification area (sometimes referred to as the "system tray") when the Client detects new mail. The icon
will disappear when the user reads a new mail message or double-clicks on the icon in the system tray.
Double-clicking on the icon will also open the user's mail file. Hovering the mouse cursor over the icon in
the system tray will display the same "You have new mail..." message that is displayed in the Notes Client
status bar.
This new indicator will not be displayed if Notes Minder is already running. This feature can be disabled in
"User Preferences" on the "Mail" tab, by unchecking the "Show an icon in System Tray" setting.
Enhanced Status Bar Message
The "You have new mail..." message has been enhanced to include the server name of the server that
new mail was detected on. The message will only include a server name if you are using a server-based
mail file; if you are using a local replica the message will not contain a server name. This is intended to
assist the user in viewing (finding) new mail when server failover has occurred.
New Mail Notification Will Trigger an Immediate Replication with Local Mail File Replica
If you are using a local mail file replica and are connected to a network, a new mail notification from a
server can cause an immediate replication of the mail file. When you have an open connection to a server
that contains a replica of your mail file, that server can send the Notes Client a new mail notification
outside of the Notes Client's "Check for New Mail" interval. These notifications are sometimes referred to
as "asynchronous" notifications.
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If the Notes Client receives an asynchronous notification, and the "Mail Addressing" field in the Mail
settings of the Location record is set to "Local and Server", then an immediate replication of the mail file
will take place.
Designer, Server
User preferences on the web
When using Domino databases via a web browser, the user experience has been improved to use
regional preferences, based on the "Accept language" setting in the browser.
For example, if the accept language in your browser is set to German, you will see dates formatted in the
German date format, times displayed in 24 hour format, etc., for fields and view columns where the
formatting has been set to use the user preference, and not forced into some custom setting.
In order to set the "Accept language" in your browser:
For Internet Explorer: Choose Tools -> Internet Options, Languages
For Netscape: Choose Edit -> Preferences, Category: Navigator/Languages
Accept language will govern the following settings:
Date format: order and separator
Month and weekday names
Time format: separator, 12/24 format and AM/PM string and position
Number format: decimal separator and leading zeros
Currency format: symbol, position, and spacing and thousands separator
Additionally, there is now a new URL that will produce a page that will allow the user to override any of the
above settings, as well as their local time zone and daylight saving setting. The default time zone and
daylight saving setting is that of the server.
The URL syntax is:
http://<servername>/$Preferences.nsf
Users can also fetch just the time zone preference page with:
http://<servername>/$Preferences.nsf?OpenPreferences&PreferenceType=TimeZone
or the date, time, number and currency preferences with:
http://<servername>/$Preferences.nsf?OpenPreferences&PreferenceType=Regional
The menu can be retrieved with:
http://<servername>/$Preferences.nsf?OpenPreferences&PreferenceType=Menu
Note that if users override the defaults, the setting will be stored in a cookie on the browser Client
machine, and will therefore require that cookies are enabled.
Scope
Once the cookie has been set, it will work for either that particular Domino 6 server or all Domino 6
servers within the internet domain, depending on the server side setting that sets the scope of the cookie:
Single server or multiserver (default). The overridden settings will of course only have an affect when web
pages are viewed from the same Client machine.
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Server administration of User preferences
In the Server/Web site form in the Domino Directory is a setting called "Store Web user preferences in
cookies" which allows the administrator to either:
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Ignore the preference cookies and do not generate the preferences HTML when requested
(Disabled); or
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Limit the scope to that server only (Single Server); or
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Honor the cookies generated by any server within the internet domain (Multi Server).
Client, Designer
Drag and drop enhancements from Windows desktop/folder
Notes 6 has enhanced the ability to drag and drop a file from the Windows desktop/folder to a Notes
document or form. Prior to Notes 6, a straight drag and drop would result in an embedded OLE object in
the Notes document, if you had that specific application installed; if that application was not installed the
file would get attached.
Now, the default behavior will always be an attachment. If you still wish the end result to be an OLE object,
right-click on your mouse, and drag and drop the file into a Notes document. When you release the file in
Notes you will have three choices:
Move here
Copy here
Create Embedded Object here
Select "Create Embedded Object here" in order to embed an OLE object in the Notes document.
Known issues
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Selecting "Move here" after performing a right-click drag and drop currently works as a copy.
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You can only drag and drop one file at a time.
Client, Server
New Full Text Engine
A new version of the GTR full text engine is being used. This will cause a rebuild of all full text indexes on
either client or server. For servers, the rebuild will happen automatically and it may take hours or days to
complete. On clients, indexes may be rebuilt by using the "Update Index" button or automatically following
replication operations.
The new version of the engine features:
1. Performance gains better handling of booleans
FTSearch Limit used by engine
Caching of result data
HUGE LDAP speedup
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2. Resource utilization improvements lower indexing memory footprint (6 MB per document limit is GONE)
GTR memory use improved, now using Notes memory services
3. Capacity
up to 16 TB per index (was 2 GB)
Server
Improvements to LDAP service handling of time queries
The LDAP service now honors generalized time queries that contain seconds, yyyymmddhhmmssZ, and
milliseconds, yyyymmddhhmmss.mmmZ. It continues to support past time queries, yyyymmddhhmmZ.
In addition, all times returned contain seconds, yyyymmddhhmmssZ, which were not returned in previous
releases.
Server
Passing Notes.INI location when starting Domino Server on Unix
The Notes.INI location can be specified when starting the Domino "server" on Unix platforms. This is done
by passing the "=notes-ini-location/notes.ini" argument to "server" (or any other Domino executable). If
specifying the Notes.INI location as an argument, then that argument should be the first argument passed
to the "server" (or other Domino executable). When passing the '-jc' argument, for "Java Console", then
such argument should follow the =notes.ini argument, if present, and precede all other arguments.
Passing the Notes.INI location to "server" allows for "server" startup to take place from any subdirectory,
i.e., from outside of the Notes data directory, as well as with no path reference to the Notes data-directory.
Server
Server access fields now apply to all internet protocols
In previous versions of the Domino server, the following Security fields (which can be found in the server
document, on the Security tab) only applied to Notes client access: "Only allow server access to users
listed in this Directory", "Access server", and "Not access server". In Lotus Notes/Domino 6, these 3
security settings will now apply to all internet protocols, in addition to Notes Clients.
In addition, each Internet protocol can selectively enable/disable this feature (by default, this feature will be
disabled). To enable Server Access lists for Internet Protocols, go to the Server document, click on Ports
-> Internet Ports tab. Then click on the tab for the protocol you want to enable (i.e., "Web"). Edit the field
called "Enforce server access settings" to show 'Yes'.
Administrator Client, Server
Cookie logging
Cookie logging is now enabled by default as part of the new HTTP stack on Windows NT and Windows
2000. The data provided by cookie logging appears in text logs. In addition, the LogEntry form in
domlog.ntf includes a cookie field.
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Administrator Client, Server
'Author' access can run reports on Mail Tracking Reports db
Users of the Mail Tracking Reports database (reports.nsf), can now run a report with an access level as
low as 'Author'. Previously, 'Manager' access was required.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
JavaScript - Language updated to JavaScript 1.4
The JavaScript Language has been updated from JavaScript 1.3 in R5 to JavaScript 1.4 in Domino 6.
Complete information about the JavaScript 1.4 core functionality can be found at:
User's guide:
http://developer.netscape.com/docs/manuals/js/core/jsguide/index.htm
Reference:
http://developer.netscape.com/docs/manuals/js/core/jsref/index.htm
Designer
LotusScript - Unix now supports customized locales
Unix is now capable of supporting customized locales using LotusScript.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer, Server
LotusScript - language updated to version 5.0
The LotusScript language has been upgraded to version 5.0. Enhancements include:
1. Ability to call Java from LotusScript
2. Ability to specify character set for file IO
3. ShellID - shell and return process ID
4. New Byte and Boolean datatypes
Client, Server
Notes Rich Text to MIME conversion now includes HTML body part
Notes Rich Text documents that are converted to MIME will now include a text/html body part, in addition
to a text/plain part in a multipart/alternative part. Any images that were in the Rich Text document will be
converted to GIFs or JPEGs, and referenced by their content-ID in a multipart/related part. Attachments
will still be in the multipart/mixed part.
Client
Administration ECL <ECLOwner> key
A common request has been to enable administration of the ECL rights allowed to the Client ECL owner
via the Admin ECL. By adding the key string: "<ECLOwner>" to the Admin ECL, the execution rights of
the current user can be modified during Client ECL refresh.
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During ECL refresh on the Domino 6 Client the <ECLOwner> Admin ECL entry is replaced with the name
of the current user. This updates the current user's Client ECL rights with those set in the Admin ECL for
the key string entry. This is especially useful for organizations that employ the strict Admin ECL setting to
not allow users to modify their own ECL.
Without the key string in the Admin ECL, the current user entry is removed from their Client ECL during
refresh. This, in effect, disabled these Clients from writing and executing basic and safe notes programs.
This new key string allows the Admin and Client more flexibility.
Client
Client ECL logging
The Lotus Domino 6 Client now logs ECL related operations. The entries are logged in the Client log
(log.nsf) in Miscellaneous Events.
1. The results of the Execution Security Alert (ESA) dialogs are logged. In addition there are additional
ESA details that are logged. These details include info about the code that caused the ESA such as: the
design type, design title, NoteID, Database Title and Path.
2. ECL modifications on the Client are logged. This log entry includes info on which ECL was modified, the
ECL entries changed, added or deleted and the rights that were granted or revoked. This logs all ECL
modifications resulting from such operations as dynamic ECL update, programmatic ECL refresh
(@ECLRefresh function), setup ECL refresh/creation and manual ECL changes made in the ECL Editor or
through the Security Panel.
Client
New Execution Security Alert option
The Execution Security Alert dialog has a new option to provide more information about the code
executing to cause the alert. The Help button has been moved to the upper right corner of the dialog and,
in its place, the More Info button is present.
By pressing the More Info button a new dialog is displayed providing info about the design type, design
name, noteid, signature status and parent database of the code that caused the ESA. When the OK button
is clicked the More Info dialog closes and the ESA is presented again.
Server
ISpy now supports SSL
The TCP probes that are part of ISpy have been expanded to include SSL support. Like the current
probes, they are limited to anonymous probing only (no username/password or client certificate
authentication.) A limitation of these new probes is that they don't support proxies, and are thus limited to
be used within a firewall.
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Directory install and CD-ROM structure
Client, Designer, Server
CD-ROM directory structure
Notes CD-ROM directory structure
AUTORUN.INF
LICENSE.TXT
README.NSF
README.PDF
START.TXT
APPS
DICTIONARIES
FONTS
SWIFTFILE
IS TUNER FOR LOTUS NOTES
CLIENTS
W32INTEL
AUTORUN
CD-ROM directory structure for Notes Macintosh partition CD-ROM:
LICENSE.TXT
README.NSF
README.PDF
START.TXT
APPS
DICTIONARIES
Notes/Domino Designer CD-ROM directory structure
AUTORUN.INF
INSTALL.PDF
LICENSE.TXT
README.NSF
README.PDF
START.TXT
APPS
DGW
SYNCINST
DICTIONARIES
FONTS
SWIFTFILE
IS TUNER FOR LOTUS NOTES
CLIENTS
W32INTEL
AUTORUN
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CD-ROM directory structure for Notes Macintosh partition CD-ROM:
LICENSE.TXT
README.NSF
README.PDF
START.TXT
APPS
DICTIONARIES
NOTES INSTALL DISK
Domino Intel (Windows 2K, NT4) Server CD-ROM directory structure
AUTORUN.INF
INSTALL.PDF
LICENSE.TXT
README.NSF
README.PDF
START.TXT
APPS
DGW
SYNCINST
SERVERS
WIN32INTEL
AUTORUN
Domino AIX Server CD-ROM directory structure
INSTALL.PDF
LICENSE.TXT
README.NSF
README.PDF
START.TXT
IBMPOW
INSTALL
SCRIPT.DAT
SETS
DATA
FGINV
FGROUPS
TOOLS
BIN
AIX
LIB
PERL5
NLS
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Domino Solaris/Sparc Server CD-ROM directory structure
INSTALL.PDF
LICENSE.TXT
README.NSF
README.PDF
START.TXT
SUNSPA
INSTALL
SCRIPT.DAT
SETS
DATA
FGINV
FGROUPS
TOOLS
BIN
SOL
LIB
PERL5
NLS
Domino Linux CD-ROM directory structure
INSTALL.PDF
LICENSE.TXT
README.NSF
README.PDF
START.TXT
LINUX
INSTALL
SCRIPT.DAT
SETS
DATA
FGINV
FGROUP
TOOLS
LIB
PERL5
NLS
Client, Designer, Server
Value-added applications on the CD-ROMs
In addition to the new features found in the Notes and Domino products, the \APPS directory of the
Domino and Notes 6 CD-ROMs contains applications which enrich the capabilities of Notes, Designer,
and Domino. Additional information about these applications can be found in the "Additional items on
Notes and Domino Designer CD-ROMs" document in the "Directory install and CD-ROM structure section"
of the 'Things you need to know' chapter. Updated applications found on the Domino and Notes 6
CD-ROMs include:
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SwiftFile Mail Assistant 2.0
SwiftFile is an add-on to the Notes client that helps users file their e-mail into folders. SwiftFile learns
about your mail-filing habits by analyzing your previously filed documents, and by watching over your
shoulder as you file new messages.
Domino Global WorkBench (DGW)
Domino Global WorkBench is a fully integrated component of the Domino Designer development
environment. Domino Global WorkBench enables Web application developers to quickly and
cost-effectively deliver multilingual Web and intranet applications.
InstallShield® Tuner for IBM Lotus Notes
InstallShield Tuner for IBM Lotus Notes is an offering from InstallShield, included with Lotus Notes as a
customization utility (similar to the Microsoft Office customization utility) for the Notes 6 client installation
on Windows platforms. InstallShield Tuner for Lotus Notes allows users to customize Notes installations
(modify properties, add files, etc.) and save the changes as a Windows Installer transform.
Client, Designer
Additional items on Notes and Domino Designer CD-ROMs
In addition to the Notes installation files, there are the following items on the Notes and Domino Designer
CDs. Please note that Lotus provides support only for Lotus software in the \APPS directory, and we
support it on a best-effort basis. For other, non-Lotus software applications included in the \APPS
directory, please refer to the appropriate third-party vendor for support.
Domino Global Workbench
Domino Global WorkBench is a fully integrated component of the Domino Designer development
environment. Domino Global WorkBench enables Web application developers to quickly and
cost-effectively deliver multilingual Web and intranet applications.
1. Documentation
Please refer to online Help for more detailed information about the specifics of using Domino Global
WorkBench 6. Our printable documentation, Guidelines for Developers and Translators, in Adobe
Acrobat® PDF format, is available for download, from the Lotus Web site at
www.lotus.com/international.
2. Overview of features
Please refer to the "What's New" topic in Help for information about features that are new in Notes 6.
For a detailed overview of features, refer to the "Overview" topic.
3. System Requirements
The following hardware is recommended:
A Pentium® or equivalent processor
A minimum of 32Mb of memory
Approximately 32Mb of hard disk space to install the software
Operating system:
Windows 95®, Windows 98®, Windows XP®, Windows 2000® or Windows NT® Release 4 is
required to use this product.
To use the WorkBench:
Domino Designer 6 or above
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To translate Domino Global WorkBench glossaries:
Notes 6 client, or above, or
Domino 6 server and Internet Explorer 5.5 or later
To use databases built by Domino Global WorkBench:
Server: Domino 6 or above
Client: Notes 6 or above, or a Web browser (see below)
To install the Language Synchronizer:
Server: Domino Release 5.0 or above
Browsers:
To work with Web-enabled language databases, a browser must be capable of supporting HTTP
language detection, for example Netscape Navigator® 4.0 or later, or Microsoft Internet Explorer® 5.0
or later.
4. Download and Installation
To install from the Notes 6 CD:
Open the Apps\DGW folder and run Setup.exe.
To install after downloading from the Web:
You will have two files, DGW600.EXE and SETUP.BAT. The DGW600.EXE file is a self-extracting
format. Download both files to a temporary directory on your hard disk. Then run SETUP.BAT which
will unzip the application file and begin the installation process.
Installation issues
Before installing Domino Global WorkBench, be sure that your Notes program directory is in your
path. Add it if necessary. (For example, in Windows 95 or 98 edit your C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT file and
add C:\LOTUS\NOTES to the PATH= statement.)
If you are installing under Windows NT, 2000 or XP, and the user account being used does not have
administrator privileges, you may find that installation terminates prematurely. This is because the
install program is refused permission to copy the Microsoft MFC shared DLL, MFC42.DLL, resulting in
install terminating before it completes. The solution is to ensure that the user account you use to
install Domino Global WorkBench has administrator rights on the NT machine. (For the majority of
users this is the case, so the problem does not arise.)
5. Glossaries
The design of the Domino Global WorkBench glossary application (DGWGLOSS.NTF) has been
enhanced. You can update the design of glossaries created using earlier versions of Domino Global
WorkBench by choosing File - Database - Replace Design.
Caution The new glossary application now contains Notes 6 design features which will not work with
Notes Release 5.
6. Multilingual databases and browsers
The default language of a multilingual database will only be observed if:
1. You choose a language for your browser that does not exist in the multilingual database, and
2. No other languages that are used in your multilingual database are present in the language listbox
of your Web browser.
7. Language switching and browsers
When using Netscape or Internet Explorer to view multilingual databases created with Domino Global
WorkBench, you must remove cached files before you can switch languages from the browser's
'Preferences' or 'Internet Options' dialog box. This is primarily relevant to developers, during testing.
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Workarounds
Netscape: The cache size can be set to zero (0) in the 'Preferences' dialog. Otherwise, the cache
must be emptied, again through the 'Preferences' dialog, when switching languages.
Internet Explorer: The cache size reduction in this browser is limited to 1% of the machine's hard-disk
size, so it cannot be set to zero (0). The cache may be emptied via the 'Internet Options' dialog, or the
option to delete cached files may be set in the 'Advanced' tab of the 'Internet Options'dialog (see
below) when the browser is closed. The cached files are then deleted by closing and then reopening
the browser.
8. Synchronization
The language syncronizer has not changed in this release of Domino Global WorkBench.
Synchronized databases
Performance issues have been noted when synchronizing large numbers of new documents ( > 1,000
) where the databases are located on a server other than that on which the synchronizer server task is
running. It is best to locate databases on the same server as the synchronizer server task.
9. Bi-Directional language support
Domino Global WorkBench includes bi-directional functionality for the Hebrew and Arabic languages.
For details, see the topic "Support for bi-directional languages" in the documentation.
10. LotusScript compile and Notes documents
You may encounter problems if you use Domino Global WorkBench to localize Notes documents that
contain LotusScript or formulas. This can happen if:
1. The form used by the documents contains some LotusScript and has the "Store form in
document" property set (on the Info tab of Designer form infobox). The entire contents of the form
are then included with every document created from it, but the LotusScript is not recompiled as
part of the build process, even if it has been translated. The original (source database) version of
the script will execute in the built database.
2. The documents have hotspots that contain script. This only applies to hotspots in the document
content (in other words, added by the author in a rich text field). All hotspots in document content
are signed as a security measure. Because Domino Global WorkBench cannot sign these
hotspots it cannot translate the associated LotusScript. If the WorkBench encounters LotusScript
in a signed hotspot, it issues the following warning:
Warning: A signed hotspot could not be translated. The untranslated data may include scripts
and/or formulas.
The script is then copied to the target database without any changes (in other words, without tagging
or translation).
Workaround: LotusScript or formulas associated with signed hotspots must be translated by hand in
the Notes 6 client after building is complete.
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11. Editing documents in a projects database
Documents in a projects database are, by default, not editable. If a document must be edited, then it
must be opened and View\Switch Form... selected. The form for the document is then chosen, and the
document placed in edit mode.
If a folder document name is edited in the project database, then the names of any project documents
for this folder must also be modified to match or unexpected results may occur in the WorkBench.
12. Keywords and values in help documents
Sometimes a Notes application may span several databases, with all keywords and values grouped in
help documents in one of the databases. Formulas referencing the database with the keywords and
values will only continue to work if they contain the correct name of the database file they are calling.
When localizing, you can either translate the database name in the calling formulas, in which case you
must take care to rename the built database to the translated name, or you can leave the database
name untranslated in the calling formulas, in which case the different language versions of the
application will have to reside in different directories. The help documents themselves can be
processed in the usual way by Domino Global WorkBench.
13. Project icons in Windows XP
In Windows XP, the display of project icons on the left frame of the WorkBench can be obscured if you
create too many of them (more than about 25). You can alleviate the problem by organizing your
projects into folders.
Language dictionary files
The language dictionary files are used for spell-checking within Notes. The following language dictionary
files are included in a self extracting file located in the \APPS\DICTIONARIES directory. Notes
automatically installs certain dictionary files that correspond to your language version of Notes. If you want
to use one of the dictionary files listed below and find that it has not been installed automatically by Notes,
simply decompress the contents of the DICTIONARIES.EXE (DICTIONARIES.SEA for Macintosh)
self-extracting file on the CD-ROM to a temporary directory on your hard drive and copy the appropriate
dictionary file (listed below) into your Notes data directory.
Language
Dictionary File Name
Afrikaans*
AFRIKAAN.DIC
Arabic*
ARABIC.DIC
Catalan
CATALA.DIC
Chinese*
CLKCHS.DIC
CLKCHT.DIC
Czech*
CZECH.DIC
Danish
DANSK.DIC
Dutch
Dutch Belgian
NEDERLND.DIC
Dutch Preferred
NEDPLUS.DIC
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Language
Dictionary File Name
English (Australia)
AUS.DIC
English (Canada)
English (Caribbean)
English (Jamaica)
English (New Zealand)
English (United States)
US.DIC
English (Ireland)
English (South Africa)
English (United Kingdom)
UK.DIC
Finnish
SUOMI.DIC
French (Belgium)
French (Luxembourg)
French (Standard)
French (Switzerland)
FRANCAIS.DIC
French (Canada)
CANADIEN.DIC
German (Austria)
German (Liechtenstein)
German (Luxembourg)
German (Standard)
DEUTSCH.DIC
German (Reform)
DEUTSCH2.DIC
German (Switzerland)
DSCHWEIZ.DIC
Greek*
HELLAS.DIC
Hebrew*
HEBREW.DIC
Hungarian*
MAGYAR.DIC
Icelandic*
ISLENSK.DIC
Italian (Standard)
Italian (Switzerland)
ITALIANO.DIC
Medical (American)
Medical (British)
Medical (British IZE)
US.MED
Norwegian (Bokmal)
NORBOK.DIC
Norwegian (Nynorsk)
NORNYN.DIC
Polish*
POLSKA.DIC
Portuguese (Brazil)
BRASIL.DIC
Portuguese (Standard)
PORTUGAL.DIC
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Language
Dictionary File Name
Russian*
Russian (Io)*
RUSSIAN.DIC
Spanish
Spanish (Argentina)
Spanish (Bolivia)
Spanish (Chile)
Spanish (Colombia)
Spanish (Costa Rica)
Spanish (Dominican Republic)
Spanish (Equador)
Spanish (Guatemala)
Spanish (Mexico)
Spanish (Modern Sort)
Spanish (Panama)
Spanish (Paraguay)
Spanish (Peru)
Spanish (Uruguay)
Spanish (Venezuela)
ESPANA.DIC
Swedish
SVENSK.DIC
Thai*
SPELLT.GRA
Turkish*
TURKIYE.DIC
* is available for Windows platform only.
Monotype WorldType
TM
fonts
Monotype WorldType fonts support Unicode-based display of multilingual text. Five different fonts are
available, each tuned to a different multilingual environment. Subsetting the fonts-based character set
usage significantly reduces the size of a font, thus improving performance. Information about Monotype's
Unicode fonts can be found at http://www.monotype.com.
The following fonts are included in a self extracting file located in the \APPS\FONTS directory:
Monotype WorldType
TM
fonts
Monotype WorldType fonts support Unicode-based display of multilingual text. Five different fonts are
available, each tuned to a different multilingual environment. Subsetting the fonts-based character set
usage significantly reduces the size of a font, thus improving performance. Information about Monotype's
Unicode fonts can be found at http://www.monotype.com.
The following fonts are included in a self extracting file located in the \APPS\FONTS directory:
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MTSANS_W.TTF -- Monotype Sans WT (True Type) vesion 5.02 Covers the WGL4 character set.
This font is suitable for use with most uses of the Latin alphabet (including all diacritical marks), as
well as Greek, Cyrillic, Slavic, Turkish, Arabic and Hebrew languages.
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MTSANS_JOUTLINE.TTF -- Monotype Sans WT J (True Type) Covers the WGL4 character and the
Japanese language with some support for other Asian languages.
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MTSANS_KOUTLINE.TTF -- Monotype Sans WT K (True Type) Covers the WGL4 character set and
the Korean language with some support for other Asian languages.
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MTSANS_SOUTLINE.TTF -- Monotype Sans WT SC (True Type) Covers the WGL4 character set
and Simplified Chinese with some support for other Asian languages.
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MTSANS_TOUTLINE.TTF -- Monotype Sans WT TC (True Type) Covers the WGL4 character set
and Traditional Chinese with some support for other Asian languages.
These fonts are designed for Windows use only. Execute the self extracting file FONTS.EXE in the
\APPS\FONTS directory on the CD-ROM to decompress the contents to a temporary directory on your
hard drive. The fonts can then be installed using the normal operating system procedure for installing
fonts:
On Windows systems:
1. Open the Control Panel.
2. Open the Fonts folder.
3. Choose File - Install New Font.
4. Specify the drive and directory of the temporary directory containing one the above fonts.
5. Normally only one of the above fonts should then be selected for installation.
You may want to make a WorldType font your default Multilingual Font in Notes; open the User
Preferences -> Basics panel and set the default Multilingual font in the "Default Fonts" dialog.
SwiftFile Mail Assistant 2.0
SwiftFile is an add-on to the Notes client that helps users file their e-mail into folders. SwiftFile learns to
predict where the user is likely to file each incoming message. Based on its predictions, SwiftFile adds
three shortcut buttons to the top of each message that can be used to quickly file a message into one of
the suggested folders. When one of SwiftFile’s predictions is correct, the effort required to file a message
is reduced to a single button click.
Installation
SwiftFile can be installed from the Notes 6 CD by running setup.exe in the Apps\SwiftFile directory.
After the SwiftFile installer completes, follow the directions in the SwiftFile ReadMe file to enable
SwiftFile for your mail database.
International Support
SwiftFile supports all languages supported by Lotus Notes. Multiple languages can be mixed within
the same database and even within the same document without adversely affecting SwiftFile's
prediction ability.
System Requirements
Windows 95/98/ME/NT SP4/2000/XP
32 MB RAM
10 MB free disk space
Lotus Notes 6 or later
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InstallShield Tuner for Lotus Notes
Creating a transform file to customize the IBM Lotus Notes 6 client installation package requires a
third-party tool, such as InstallShield® Tuner. Lotus Notes 6 contains an OEM version called InstallShield
Tuner for Lotus Notes that lets you create customization transforms to add resources, change defaults, or
hide features present in the standard Lotus Notes 6 kit. Note that InstallShield Tuner for Lotus Notes
works with both Lotus Notes 6 client packages (Notes only and All Clients), but cannot be used to
customize any other MSI packages.
To install InstallShield Tuner for Lotus Notes, run setup.exe from the Apps\InstallShield Tuner for Lotus
Notes folder on the Lotus Notes 6 Installation CD.
Please note that IBM Technical Support does not provide assistance for InstallShield Tuner for Lotus
Notes. However, InstallShield Tuner for Lotus Notes does include comprehensive online help to familiarize
you with the process of customizing an industry-standard Windows Installer (.MSI) package. For additional
details about InstallShield Tuner OEM, please visit the InstallShield web site at
http://www.installshield.com.
For additional Lotus Notes-specific customization information, please see the following topics in the Lotus
Domino Administrator 6 Help:
Creating a transform file
Installation options available using the transform file
Customizing client installations
Using transform files for end-user installations
Setting up client installation for users
Administrator Client, Client
Installing the InstallShield Tuner for Lotus Notes
Creating a transform file to customize the IBM Lotus Notes 6 client installation package requires a
third-party tool, such as InstallShield® Tuner. Lotus Notes 6 contains an OEM version called InstallShield
Tuner for Lotus Notes that lets you create customization transforms to add resources, change defaults, or
hide features present in the standard Lotus Notes 6 kit. Note that InstallShield Tuner for Lotus Notes
works with both Lotus Notes 6 client packages (Notes only and All Clients), but cannot be used to
customize any other MSI packages.
To install InstallShield Tuner for Lotus Notes, run setup.exe from the Apps\InstallShield Tuner for Lotus
Notes folder on the Lotus Notes 6 Installation CD
Please note that IBM Technical Support does not provide assistance for InstallShield Tuner for Lotus
Notes. However, InstallShield Tuner for Lotus Notes does include comprehensive online help to familiarize
you with the process of customizing an industry-standard Windows Installer (.MSI) package. For additional
details about InstallShield Tuner OEM, please visit the InstallShield web site at
http://www.installshield.com.
For additional Lotus Notes-specific customization information, please see the following Topics in the
Domino 6 Administrator's Guide:
Creating a transform file
Installation options available using the transform file
Customizing client installations
Using transform files for end-user installations
Setting up client installation for users
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Installation
Administrator Client, Client, Designer, Server
Installing Lotus Notes 6
Lotus recommends that you do not install both Lotus Notes 6 and Lotus Notes 5.0x or Lotus Domino on
the same machine. You should upgrade your Lotus Notes 5.0x build to Lotus Notes 6 instead. However, if
you do need to install both Lotus Notes 6 and 5.0.x on the same machine, be aware that this installation
could have adverse effects on the operation of the R5.0.x Client (or server) that was previously installed
(for example, uninstall will not work for R5.0.x, OLE will point to the Notes 6 directory, etc.). With that
understanding, follow the steps below to install Notes 6 on a machine that also has 5.0.x installed:
1. Rename and save the NOTES.INI file from your current 5.0.x release.
2. Run the Notes 6 install program, specifying a new program directory, a new data directory, and a new
Windows folder.
3. Once the install program has finished, rename the 5.0.x NOTES.INI file back to "notes.ini" so you can
continue using 5.0.x.
Client
Upgrading folder design
After upgrading to Notes 6 you may want to upgrade the design of your folders to the new design. To do
so you should choose "Actions -> Upgrade Folder Design".
Depending on the template version you previously used, you may have an "Upgrade Design" option under
"Actions -> Folder". However, this option should not be used, and will in fact be removed after all folders
have been upgraded to the new Notes 6 folder design.
Administrator Client, Client, Server
Webkits - Installation File Unpacking Issue
When running the self-extracting executable for the Windows 2000 or Windows NT version of the Lotus
Notes and Domino 6 webkit, the following error message may appear:
"There is not enough space on drive C:\ to extract this package. Please free up 147.36 MB and click
Retry."
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This message is generated when a system does not have enough temporary space available for the
installation files to be extracted. The packaging program utilizes the system's TMP environment variable to
detect the location to unpack these files to. This location is typically on the C: drive. In the case that the C:
drive does not have sufficient disk space available to unpack the installation files, this error is displayed.
The workaround to this problem is to a) clean up the C: drive so that there is sufficient disk space
available to unpack all of the installation files (at least 300 MB), or to change the system's TMP variable to
point to a drive that contains enough space to unpack the installation files.
Administrator Client, Server
Activity Trends Installation
Activity Trends is a new feature that will be available as a separate product offering in the future. Please
see the release note titled "Server Health Monitoring" for information about the other part of this product
offering.
Installation Considerations
Activity Trends uses the new Activity Logging feature. You must enable Activity Logging to gather data
and produce activity data about the selected server tasks. Use the Configuration Settings document to
enable both Activity Logging and Activity Trends data collection.
1. From the Domino Administrator, click the Configuration tab, expand the Servers section, and then
choose Configurations.
2. Choose Add Configuration or Edit Configuration.
3. Click the Activity Logging tab, and then the Activity Logging sub tab.
4. Under "Enabled logging types" place a checkmark beside all the server tasks that you want to
produce Activity Logging data. You should enable all tasks except Domino.MAIL (with regards to
Activity Trends data collection).
5. Under "Checkpoint interval," use the default time of 15 minutes.
6. Check "Yes" for "Log Checkpoint at Midnight" and "Log Checkpoint for Prime Shift."
7. Set a "Prime Shift Interval" that is appropriate for your environment. The interval must be on the hour
and represents the start and end of prime shift. Activity Trends data collection uses Prime Shift to
provide interval reporting for the activity.
8. Click the Activity Trends tab, and then click the Basics tab.
9. Check "Yes" for "Enable Activity Trends Collector." We recommend you use the defaults for the
Activity Trends settings at this time.
10. Click the "Save & Close" button.
Note: Be aware that the Activity Trends collector processes data for historical trends, therefore the first
effective run of the data collection processing will be the day following the initiation of the Activity Logging.
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Domino 6 Multi-Version Unix Installations
In order to provide customers with more flexibility when installing Domino on Unix platforms, multiple
Domino 6 installations are permitted on a single machine. Please note that Domino 6 installations on Unix
now install exactly where specified, and only affects "/opt/lotus" when installing to that location. When
specifying the "Program Directory" during a Unix installation, the "lotus" designation continues to be
automatically appended to the installation location.
Assuming Unix installation to "/local/R6/lotus":
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"server" start-up must be invoked via "/local/R6/lotus/bin".
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If "/opt/lotus" existed prior to such an installation, then "/opt/lotus" continues to reference the previous
installation.
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If "/opt/lotus" did not exist prior to such an installation, then "/opt/lotus" continues to not exist.
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Operations which are typically specified via "/opt/lotus/bin" should be specified via the selected "R6"
installation location.
Assuming Unix installation to "/opt/lotus", (i.e. taking the default install location):
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The previous installation is "moved" or saved, and "/opt/lotus" will references the new installation.
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If necessary, environment variable "NUI_YESOPTLOTUS=1", set prior to the installation process, will
create the symbolic-link back to "/opt/lotus" and will back-up any previous Domino installations --- i.e.
force installation to behave as before.
Client
Automated Client configuration
A mechanism to configure a Client with less user intervention, called "automated configuration" is
available in Lotus Notes and Domino 6. If sufficient information is provided, the user would only need to
enter a password (if it required one) for the id file. Any or all subsets of setup can be bypassed by
providing the values needed to complete those sections.
Automated configuration can be enabled as follows. If the notes.ini file contains the line:
CONFIGFILE=path of text config file
This file is used as input to drive the configuration. Dialogs would only be displayed if required information
is missing.
The config file contains lines of the following format.
parameter = value (spaces are ok but not required, case insensitive)
Subsets of the Client configuration wizard are bypassed if the information is provided in the file. For
instance, if enough information is present to connect to a Domino server and look up the user, those
dialogs are bypassed and the Client is configured with these settings. If enough information is provided to
access a newsgroup server, the appropriate documents in the personal address book are created. If
some, but not all, information is supplied to configure a component, the dialogs are displayed with the
supplied information present in the dialogs.
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Supported parameters, with additional descriptions for some, include (these names are subject to change
in a future release):
Username
KeyfileName
Domino.Name
Domino.Address
Domino.Port
Domino.Server
AdditionalServices
if an address is needed to connect to the server, for example an IP
address
0 or 1 sets or clears the "I want to connect to a Domino server" button
if set to 1, forces the "Additional Services" dialog to display.
This contains internet, proxy, and replication settings
AdditionalServices.NetworkDial
Mail.Incoming.Name
Mail.Incoming.Server
Mail.Incoming.Protocol
Mail.Incoming.Username
Mail.Incoming.Password
Mail.Incoming.SSL
Mail.Outgoing.Name
Mail.Outgoing.Server
Mail.Outgoing.Address
the account name
1 for pop, 2 for imap
the account name
Mail.InternetDomain
News.Name
News.Server
the account name
Directory.Name
Directory.Server
the account name
NetworkDial.EntryName
NetworkDial.Phonenumber
NetworkDial.Username
NetworkDial.Password
NetworkDial.Domain
Proxy.Username
Proxy.Password
Proxy.HTTP
Proxy.FTP
Proxy.Gopher
Proxy.SSL
Proxy.HTTPTunnel
Proxy.SOCKS
Proxy.None
Proxy.UseHTTP
optional dialup networking domain
optional proxy username
optional proxy password
the proxy exception list
0 or 1 use the http proxy for the others checkbox
Replication.Threshold
Replication.Schedule
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Administrator Client, Server
Smart Upgrade by full path method
Smart Upgrade will not prompt the user if the full path to the kit is inaccessible. Please make sure the full
path of the Smart Upgrade kit is available, test it for Smart Upgrade, then show the kit to all Notes Client
users when the Domino Administrator is creating a Smart Upgrade kit.
Administrator Client, Server
Before you upgrade from Release 4.x to Domino 6
Before you upgrade your domain, back up your ODS version 20 Domino Directory (NAMES.NSF) file. If
the NAMES.NSF file becomes corrupted, it is difficult to convert a later version of it to ODS version 20.
Server
Busytime dB in clustered configurations must be manually removed
We recently found an issue with properly saving enhanced busytime data in Notes 6. Normally SchedMgr
detects that the busytime dB is 'old' and rebuilds it; however, in a clustered environment it does not always
work as well as we would like. Due to the window in cluster replication, it is possible for SchedMgr to not
remove 100% of the bad data from the busytime dB. As such, it can get replicated back in from a
clustermate.
If you are upgrading any Domino 6 server from a release prior to the current release of Domino 6, then
you must do the following or risk having your Domino 6 server crash on you whenever the busytime data
is accessed. Once you have upgraded your server installation, you must follow these steps to prevent bad
data from crashing your Domino 6 server:
1. Stop SchedMgr on all servers in the cluster (DO NOT stop the servers, just SchedMgr) using the
"tell sched quit" console command.
2. Remove "clubusy.nsf" from all clustermates; even non-Domino 6 servers
3. Restart SchedMgr on the servers using the "load sched" console command.
You may remove the "clubusy.nsf" file from the upgraded server without first having to restart the server
and SchedMgr as part of your upgrade process. However, you should not restart your upgraded server
until step #2 above has been completed.
To prevent seemingly random or unusual crashes of the server:
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DO NOT keep any "bad.clubusy.nsf" dBs laying around any of your servers or cluster replication will
see them and propagate the bogus data to clustermates, and eventually back into your real busytime
dB.
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DO NOT keep any Domino 6 servers in the cluster that are NOT upgraded to this release or later.
They generate data in the incorrect format and can cause your Domino 6 server to crash.
The need to manually purge "clubusy.nsf" is only necessary when upgrading from any previous build of
the Domino 6 server. If you are upgrading from R4 or R5 directly to Domino 6, then you do not need to do
these steps.
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Configuring Partition Servers using HTTP and TCP/IP port mapping
To configure partition servers using HTTP and TCP/IP port mapping, use the following scenario as an
example:
Two Domino servers, WebServer1 and WebServer2, and the web browser used, are all on the same
physical box, sharing the same IP address. WebServer1.iris.com is the physical server, with an IP
address of 9.95.69.20.
1. Modify WebServer1's server record:
Select Ports tab>>>Internet Ports>>>Web TCP/IP Port Number =80
Select Internet Protocols tab>>>HTTP>>>Hostname=WebServer1/OU/smoke
DNS Lookup cache: =disabled
2. Modify WebServer2's server record:
Select Ports tab>>>Internet Ports>>>Web TCP/IP Port Number =81
Select Internet Protocols tab>>>HTTP>>>Hostname=WebServer2/OU/smoke
DNS Lookup cache: =disabled
3. Add these lines to WebServer1's notes.ini:
TCPIP_TcpIpAddress=0,9.95.69.201:1352
TCPIP_PortMapping00=CN=WebServer2/OU=OU/O=smoke/C=US,9.95.69.201:13520
4. Add these lines to WebServer2's notes.ini:
TCPIP_TcpIpAddress=0,9.95.69.201:13520
5. Modify C:\WinNT\system32\drivers\etc\hosts:
9.95.69.201 WebServer1.iris.com
9.95.69.201 WebServer1.iris.com
WebServer1
WebServer2
6. Create 2 databases that are unique to each server and set the ACL for Anonymous access on each.
7. For WebServer1, from the web browser access the following url:
http://WebServer1/Db1.nsf
8. For WebServer2, you must add the HTTP TCP port previously assigned in the server record. From
the web browser access the following url (notice the ":81" addition, referencing WebServer2's HTTP
port):
http://WebServer2:81/Db2.nsf
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Linux - Default network queue parameter should be reset
There is an issue with the default size of the network queue as set on Linux via the kernel parameter
tcp_max_syn_backlog. The default value is 5 but, under certain conditions, that may not be large enough;
on other UNIX systems the default is 20, which is a better setting.
It is recommended that the user change this parameter in their kernel by changing the value stored in
/proc/sys/ipv4/tcp_max_syn_backlog (/proc/sys/ipv6/tcp_max_syn_backlog for ipv6) such that it is no less
than 20. Since this is a parameter in the running kernel, it must be done each time the system is booted;
an easy way to accomplish this is by making an entry in your startup scripts (such as rc.local).
Client
Macintosh - Manually remove keychain entry after uninstalling.
When uninstalling the Notes Client whose password is stored in the keychain, you will need to manually
remove the keychain entry for Lotus Notes.
Client
Macintosh - Upgrading install doesn't change time stamp on files
Upgrading your Macintosh install won't change the time stamp on files that are being upgraded. If you'd
like to see the correct time stamp on these files, you will have to run custom installation to remove the files
prior to upgrading.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
No error checking for a Replication field setting
Currently, there is no error checking for the field "Replication Interval and Additional Interval for
high-priority databases" in the replication dialog during setup. If an invalid or incorrect time was entered in
this field during setup, simply edit the location document once setup completes and adjust the time.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
Not all mapped network drives appear when browsing
There is an intermittent problem when browsing network drives on some Windows machines through the
installer. Not all mapped drives will appear in the drop down list. To install to a drive that isn't available in
the "Look in" drop down list, simply type the full path in the "folder name" field.
Server
Prerequisite to installing plug-ins from WAS PTF 4.0.3
WebSphere Application Server Version 4.0.3 is a PTF. PTFs are NOT standalone; they must be installed
over a full base release. To install WAS PTF 4.0.3 you must first have WAS 4.0.1 installed and then
overlay with WAS 4.0.3 PTF.
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Setting up Domino on Linux for non-'C' locales
The Linux glibc 2.1 has a bug that causes setlocale() to fail for many locales.
Workaround
In the NOTES.INI file set the following:
PLATFORM_CSID=hhh
where hhh is a hex number that represents the codepage from the following list:
Code
0040
0CA5
0CA6
0041
0CA7
0CA8
004C
0042
0043
0CA9
0CAA
0044
0045
0046
0047
0CAB
0CAD
0CAE
0CAF
0CB0
0CB1
0CB2
0CB3
0CB4
0CB5
0CB6
0CB7
0CB8
0CB9
0CBA
0CBB
0CBC
0008
0048
0CE0
0CE1
0CBD
0026
0020
0009
0001
0002
0003
000A
0C00
0004
000B
Codepage
37
256
259
273
274
275
277
278
280
281
282
284
285
290
297
361
382
383
384
385
386
387
388
389
390
391
392
393
394
395
423
424
437
500
737
775
803
813
819
850
851
852
853
855
856
857
860
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000C
0005
000D
0006
000E
0007
000F
0CBE
0CBF
0010
0CC0
0CC1
0013
0011
0CC2
0021
0024
0027
0028
0057
0049
004A
0012
0CCA
001B
0CC5
004B
0012
0CC4
0018
001A
0CA1
0C01
0025
0CA2
0CA3
0CA4
004D
00A0
0050
0051
0052
0053
0054
0055
0056
0057
0CEE
0CC8
001B
001B
861
862
863
864
865
866
869
870
871
874
875
880
891
899
905
912
915
916
920
921
930
931
932/934
935
937
938
939
932/944
948
KS
/* Windows Shift-KSC 5601 */
1002
1003
1004
1008
1025
1026
1028
1047
1200
1250
1251
1252
1253
1254
1255
1256
1257
1258
1381
1383
1386
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For example:
PLATFORM_CSID=CA5
would set Notes to use Code Page 256
This will force Domino to run in the desired locale no matter what the value of the LANG environment
variable.
To specify date order etc....
dateorder=DMY
or
dateorder=YMD
or
dateorder=MDY
You can also set
dateseparator=any char
and
timesepartor=any char
Create a symbolic link for the desired locale to the C locale. For example:
ln -s desiredlang_desiredcountry C
Server
Spaces in Domino Server install path will prevent server restart
In Domino 6, the Domino Server on W32 systems has a problem that will prevent the "restart server"
console command from operating successfully if there are spaces in the path to which the server is
installed.
For example, if the Domino server is installed to this location: "C:\Lotus Software\Domino\Data", the
"restart server" command will shut down the Domino Server, but will not relaunch it.
Using Domino 6, it is advisable to install the Domino server to a path that does not contain spaces.
On an existing server installation (or upgrade), this problem can be remedied by renaming the installed
path (for example, changing C:\Lotus Software\Domino" to "C:\LotusSoftware\Domino"), and then
reinstalling the Domino server to the new path. This will update the Windows Registry so that it contains
the correct information.
Server
Upgrade W32 Domino Server from R4.x to V60 launches Setup again
For the Domino 6 Release, a problem has been found when upgrading the server from Lotus Notes
Server 4.x (including 4.5 or 4.67) on Windows platforms. This problem causes the server to launch the
Setup program when it is started instead of detecting the servers existing configuration.
This is caused by the fact that in release 4 the notes.ini file is stored in the operating system directory
(such as C:\WINNT). The installer is not successfully copying this file into the server's Program Directory
(or Data Directory for partition servers). Instead, a new notes.ini is being added, which causes the server
to believe that is has not been configured yet, and launch the Setup program.
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Workaround
This problem can be solved by copying the original R4 notes.ini file from the operating system directory
into the server's Program Directory (or Data Directory for partition servers) before performing the Domino
6 upgrade installation. This will allow the install program to detect the notes.ini and make any necessary
changes to it during the Domino 6 upgrade.
Client
Macintosh - Recommendations for installing on OS X
When installing Lotus Notes 6 onto a Macintosh running OS X, it requires that there be an OS 9
environment present. It is recommended when installing Lotus Notes that the machine has been booted to
the OS 9 environment prior to installing the software.
To install:
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Ensure that all existing work has been saved in any open applications, select the System Preferences,
choose the OS 9 System folder, and restart the computer.
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Use the Install Notes option and choose the desired install options to install Lotus Notes.
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Once complete, use the Control Panels and choose Startup Disk to restart to OS X as the default OS.
Server
Migration from R5 to Domino 6 Shared Mail
When upgrading from R5 to Domino 6, shared mail is effectively disabled. Shared mail (SCOS) databases
from R5 and previous versions can not be used for active mail delivery in Domino 6 shared mail
configurations. They are maintained for reading existing messages. New SCOS databases are not
automatically created on upgrade because the administrator has many options for placing the databases
and there is no convenient default.
Notes 6 permits flexibility in the number of shared mail directories, databases, and placement of same. A
server can be configured with multiple shared mail directories, each of which contain multiple shared mail
databases. These are all actively used for new mail delivery. During delivery, a destination SCOS
database is chosen; user mail databases are no longer associated with a single SCOS database.
The administrator describes the configuration in the server document (using the Administrator Client, or
Notes Client to edit the Directory); there is a new tab for Shared Mail. The creation of the databases and
the directories is automatic by the server. To configure the shared mail databases, set up the desired
configuration in the server document then restart the server.
Use the 'Show SCOS' and 'Show SCOS all' commands on the server console to view the status of the
current SCOS configuration.
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Administrator Client, Client, Designer
Client install requires Windows Installer Version 2.0
The Lotus Notes 6 installation requires the Windows Installer Version 2.0 or later.
When attempting to install as a non-administrator, and the supported version is not found, users will
receive the following message:
1202: Lotus Notes requires Windows Installer 2.0 or later, which is not present on your system.
Please log on as an Administrator and rerun setup.exe or have your System Administrator update
your installer for you. See Release Notes for additional information.
Installation of the Windows Installer requires administrative rights. In cases such as shared installations,
where "Lotus Notes 6.msi", is used in place of "setup.exe", non-administrators will not be prevented from
installing if the required version is not present. Ensure that the required Windows Installer Version 2.0 is
installed on the system before completing the install through "Lotus Notes 6.msi".
To check the current version on your system, from the command line, type "msiexec -?"
Server
Domino 6 cannot install Partition Server over Single Server
On Windows platforms, the Domino 6 installer program makes a distinction between a Single Server
Installation and a Partition Server Installation.
A Single Server installation will consist of a single Program directory, and a single Data directory. The
Notes.INI file, which contains configuration information for the server, will be stored in the Program
directory. This has been maintained in Domino 6 in order to support previous versions of the
Notes/Domino server.
A Partition Server installation will consist of a single Program directory, and multiple Data directories.
Because each server has a different configuration, each server must have its own Notes.INI file. Because
of this, the Notes.INI file will be stored in the Data directory of each partition.
The Domino 6 installer does not support upgrading or reinstalling a Partition server over an existing Single
server. This is because the Notes.INI file cannot safely be relocated without making significant changes to
its contents.
If a user has an existing Single server installation, and needs to replace this with a Partition server
installation, then the Single server should be Uninstalled, using the Add/Remove programs utility in
Windows. Then the user must copy the Notes.INI from the Program Directory to the Single servers Data
directory. The Data files from the Single server will be left behind in the original Data directory. Next, the
user may install a new Partition server, using the same location as the original Program Directory. The
original Data directory can be selected as one of the new Partitions, as well as other Data directories that
will be created by the installer. After the Partition server installation is complete, the original server will be
one of the new Partitions installed, and should function normally.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
Lotus Notes 6 Installation permissions
Windows NT, 2000, and XP users are recommended to log onto their system with administrative rights to
install the Lotus Notes 6 client. For cases in which administrative rights are not available or not provided, it
may be possible to successfully install the client. However, in some cases certain Lotus Notes 6 features
may not be properly registered on your system.
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Please note that service install options, such as Client Single Logon, are only supported when the
Lotus Notes 6 installation is performed with administrative rights.
Enabling the Group Policy options "Always install with elevated privileges" will, in most cases, allow Power
Users to successfully install and use Lotus Notes 6.
Installing Lotus Notes 6 as a restricted user is not suggested. Without the use of the elevated install
privileges, restricted users will fail to successfully install due to insufficient access to write keys to the
system's registry.
Where an administrator installs Lotus Notes 6 for users, permissions other than the system defaults are
required in some cases (typically Windows XP). Ensure that users are allowed both Write and Modify
permissions to the Program directory, Data directory, and all associated subdirectories.
Client
Macintosh - Need to rebuild desktop to view new icons
It has been reported that some Macintosh machines don't see the new Lotus Notes icons. To correct this
problem, simply rebuild your Macintosh desktop and the new icons will be displayed properly.
Administrator Client, Server
Smart Upgrade kit document must have text in "Admin Notes" field
The Smart Upgrade database contains documents called Upgrade Kit documents. The form for an
Upgrade Kit document includes a tab entitled "Admin Notes". The purpose of this tab is to provide notes or
comments that will be read by a user before they upgrade their client. The contents of this field are
displayed when the user clicks on the "Read Me First" button in the Smart Upgrade pop-up window.
When this field is not populated in a Smart Upgrade Kit document, it has the potential to cause a crash on
Windows 95 or Windows 98 clients when Smart Upgrade is launched on their system. To avoid this
problem, make sure to always include ASCII character or "__" (space) in the Admin Notes field of a Smart
Upgrade Kit document.
Server
Specify the Server Controller as an NT service at installation
If you wish to change the parameters, then you can use the SC tool (Sc.exe) included in the Resource Kit.
See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - Q251192 at
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q251192
To add the -jc to a standalone server installed as a service you would do:
sc config "Lotus Domino Server (LotusDominoData)" binPath= "=c:\lotus\domino\notes.ini -jc"
This is of the form: sc <server> [command] [service name] <option1> <option2> . . .
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Administrator Client, Client, Designer
To enable Progress Bar during silent Client install
If you'd like to see a progress bar display on your screen during a silent install of the Lotus Notes Client,
use the switch /qb in the command line.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
Uninstall Designer/Administrator via modify leaves icons behind
When modifying an existing install to de-select (i.e., remove) the Designer or Administrator Client, the
desktop and Start Menu icons will remain for the Designer and Administrator Clients. Clicking on these
desktop icons will reinstall the specified Clients.
Simply delete the icons from the desktop and Start Menu if you wish to no longer be able to reinstall the
Designer or Administrator Clients.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
Upgrading Lotus Notes must be to the same directory
There can be only one registered Lotus Notes client in your registry, per operating system. Lotus does not
support having multiple Lotus Notes installs on the same operating system. If you currently have an install
on your operating system, and attempt to install a newer version, you must install the newer version to the
same program and data path (upgrading the existing install), otherwise, you will need to uninstall the older
version of Lotus Notes before installing the newer one.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer, Server
Upgrading to Notes/Domino 6 is supported from 4.5.x
Please note that IBM/Lotus supports upgrading from R4.5.x and later releases, to Notes/Domino 6. Any
references in the Lotus Notes 6 and Domino 6 Administrator Help files requiring at least R4.6.7 to upgrade
to Notes/Domino 6 are incorrect.
Server, iNotes Web Access
Use IP addresses ONLY configuring hostname for partition servers
Setting up partitioned servers using separate TCP/IP addresses
1. See the Domino Administration on-line help topic "LAN Configuration > Partitioned servers >
Partitioned servers and the TCP/IP network"; to assign separate IP addresses to partitioned servers,
use the notes.ini variable:
TCPIP_TcpIpAddress=0,ipaddress
2. To bind port 80 to each partitioned server's HTTP process, as described in the on-line help, enable
Bind to host name in the server document (Internet Protocols tab -> HTTP tab) for each server (DO
NOT use the DNS hostname for this field), add each server using only the numeric IP address in the
host name field.
3. Using a browser, verify that each partitioned server can respond to requests on Port 80, after
restarting your server.
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Setting up multiple web sites (using the new Domino/Notes 6 web site document) or virtual web
servers (using server documents) partitioned server
1. To assign ip addresses/hosts to bind to a specific http process, you must use only the numeric IP
address(es) for each web server (DO NOT use the DNS hostname for this field) in the host name field
of the server document separated by semicolons (If you separate them by commas, it will be saved
with semicolons.) See the example below:
9.95.66.236 is the partitioned server and 9.95.67.40 & 9.95.66.236 are both web sites (or virtual
servers if not using web site documents). (Note: you can have up to 32 entries in this field)
2. Create either Web Site Documents for the web site or virtual server documents to further define the
HTTP configuration. There is a setting (Loads Internet Site Configuration Documents) in the Server
Document on the first tab that must be checked to use only web site documents to define the web site.
3. Restart HTTP and you should now be able to send HTTP requests to the partitioned servers and all of
the virtual servers or web sites for each partition.
Client
With Multiuser Client, turn off Auto Log-on for Sametime
When the Notes client has been installed using the multiuser option, we highly recommend that Sametime
users turn off "Log On Automatically". There is a greater likelihood that Sametime users will run into a
security issue with Auto log-on when Notes has been installed in a Multiple User configuration because
users will be sharing a machine.
Platforms and requirements
Administrator Client, Client, Designer, Server
Notes and Domino 6 platforms and system requirements
The supported platforms and operating systems listed in the table below are applicable to the
Notes/Domino 6 release, and may not necessarily pertain to other Notes/Domino releases.
Operating system patches, service packs, and other updates are not specified in the tables that follow.
Note that operating system vendors frequently release updates. For the most recent information regarding
updates, see the Lotus Knowledge Base online at http://www-3.ibm.com/software/lotus/support/ or contact
your local Lotus Support representative.
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Platform
Windows 95/98
Windows 2000/
Windows XP
Macintosh
Windows NT
Supported operating
system versions
Windows 95 (2nd
edition installer
minimum);
Windows 98
Windows 2000
Professional;
Windows XP
Professional
Macintosh OS9.1;
Macintosh OS X 10.1
Windows NT4
(see the "Windows
service pack
requirements"
Release Note for
Service Pack
information)
(see the "Windows
service pack
requirements"
Release Note for
Service Pack
information)
Processors
supported
Intel Pentium
Intel Pentium
Power PC
Intel Pentium
RAM
64 MB minimum
128 MB minimum
128 MB minimum
64 MB minimum
128 MB or more
recommended
256 MB or more
recommended
256 MB or more
recommended
128 MB or more
recommended
275 MB required
275 MB required
(OS 9) 175 MB
required
275 MB required
Disk space
(The minimum
amounts are the disk
space required for
installing default
files. More disk
space is required if
databases are
replicated locally or
copied locally)
Monitors supported
(see the
"Windows
service pack
requirements"
Release Note
for Service
Pack
information)
(OS X) 250 MB
required
Color monitor
required
Color monitor
required
Color monitor required, Color monitor
256 colors or greater.
required
Yes
Yes (Windows 2000)
No NetBEUI
(Windows XP)
No
Yes
(2)
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
NetBIOS over IPX
Yes
No
Yes
SPX
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
SPX II
No
No
No
Yes
TCP/IP
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
X.PC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Protocols
supported
NetBEUI/NetBIOS
NetBIOS over IP
(1)
(3)
Yes
(3)
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Platform
Windows 98
Windows 2000/
Windows XP
Windows NT
Supported operating
system versions
Windows 98
Windows 2000
Professional;
Windows XP
Professional
Windows NT4
(see the "Windows
service pack
requirements"
Release Note for
Service Pack
information)
(see the "Windows
service pack
requirements"
Release Note for
Service Pack
information)
(see the "Windows
service pack
requirements"
Release Note for
Service Pack
information)
Processors supported
Intel Pentium
Intel Pentium
Intel Pentium
RAM
64 MB minimum
128 MB minimum
64 MB minimum
256 MB or more
recommended
256 MB or more
recommended
256 MB or more
recommended
275 MB required
275 MB required
275 MB required
Color monitor required
Color monitor required
Color monitor required
Yes
Yes (Windows 2000)
No NetBEUI (Windows
XP)
Yes
(2)
Yes
Yes
Yes
NetBIOS over IPX
Yes
SPX
Yes
Yes
Yes
SPX II
No
No
Yes
TCP/IP
Yes
Yes
Yes
X.PC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Disk space
(The minimum
amounts are the disk
space required for
installing default files.
More disk space is
required if databases
are replicated locally
or copied locally)
Monitors supported
Protocols
supported
NetBEUI/NetBIOS
NetBIOS over IP
(1)
(3)
Yes
(3)
Yes
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Platform
Windows 98
Windows 2000/
Windows XP
Windows NT
Supported operating
system versions
Windows 98
Windows 2000;
Windows XP
Professional
Windows NT4
Processors supported
Intel Pentium
Intel Pentium
Intel Pentium
RAM
64 MB minimum
128 MB minimum
64 MB minimum
128 MB or more
recommended
256 MB or more
recommended
128 MB or more
recommended
275 MB required
275 MB required
275 MB required
Yes
Yes (Windows 2000)
No (Windows XP)
Yes
(2)
Yes
Yes
Yes
NetBIOS over IPX
Yes
SPX
Yes
Yes
Yes
SPX II
No
No
Yes
TCP/IP
Yes
Yes
Yes
X.PC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Disk space
(The minimum
amounts are the disk
space required for
installing default files.
More disk space is
required if databases
are replicated locally
or copied locally)
Protocols
supported
NetBEUI/NetBIOS
NetBIOS over IP
(1)
(3)
Yes
(3)
Yes
Footnotes
1
2
3
4
Only Microsoft NetBEUI is supported.
Only Microsoft TCP/IP is supported.
Both Novell NetBIOS and Microsoft NetBIOS over IPX are supported.
Using Microsoft's NWLink IPX/SPX stack.
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Domino Server - Table 1
Platform
AIX
Windows 2000
Windows NT
Supported operating
system versions
AIX 4.3.3;
AIX 5.1
Windows 2000 Server;
Windows 2000
Advanced Server
Windows NT4 Intel
(see the "AIX - IOCP
and patch
requirements"
Release Note for
Service Pack
information)
(see the "Windows
service pack
requirements"
Release Note for
Service Pack
information)
(1)
(see the "Windows
service pack
requirements" Release
Note for Service Pack
information)
Processors supported
PowerPC, POWER,
POWER2, POWER3
RS64
Intel Pentium
Intel Pentium
RAM
192 MB minimum;
256 MB or more
recommended
128 MB minimum
192 MB or more
recommended
128 MB minimum
192 MB or more
recommended
Disk space
1 GB minimum
1.5 GB or more
recommended
1 GB minimum
1.5 GB or more
recommended
1 GB minimum
1.5 GB or more
recommended
Disk swap space
3 times the physical
RAM installed
128 MB minimum
128 MB minimum
Monitors supported
Color monitor required
Color monitor required
Color monitor required
No
Yes
Yes
(3)
No
Yes
Yes
NetBIOS over IPX
No
Yes
Yes
SPX
No
Yes
Yes
SPX II
No
Yes
TCP/IP
Yes
Yes
Yes
X.PC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Protocols
supported
NetBEUI/NetBIOS
NetBIOS over IP
(4)
(2)
(5)
Yes
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Platform
Linux
Solaris
Supported operating system
versions
Red Hat 7.2;
SuSE 8.0 (Server and Enterprise)
Solaris 2.8
(see the "Linux patch
requirements" Release Notes
for more information)
(see "Solaris patch
requirements" Release Note for
patch information)
Processors supported
Intel x86
SPARC
RAM
128 MB minimum;
192 MB or more recommended
192 MB minimum
256 MB or more recommended
Disk space
1 GB minimum
1.5 GB or more recommended
1 GB minimum
1.5 GB or more recommended
Disk swap space
3 times the physical RAM installed
3 times the physical RAM
recommended
Monitors supported
Color monitor required
Color monitor required
No
No
(3)
No
No
NetBIOS over IPX
No
No
SPX
No
No
SPX II
No
No
TCP/IP
Yes
Yes
X.PC
Yes
Yes
Protocols supported
NetBEUI/NetBIOS
NetBIOS over IP
(2)
(4)
Footnotes
1
Do not install a Domino server on a Domain Controller. The processing of NT domain logons by Domain Controllers
can consume large amounts of processing resources, especially for larger domains, and thus can affect Domino
server performance. If the Domino server is to be within an NT domain, the server should be a member server within
the domain.
2
3
Only Microsoft NetBEUI is supported.
Only Microsoft TCP/IP is supported.
4
Domino clusters and partitioned server configurations do not support the IPX/SPX protocol. At this time, Lotus does
not plan to provide IPX/SPX network support for future releases of these features.
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Using Microsoft's NWLink IPX/SPX stack.
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Administrator Client, Client, Designer, Server
Windows platforms supported
Notes client
Starting with Notes/Domino 6, the following are supported platforms for the Notes client:
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Windows 95 / 98
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Windows 2000 Professional
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Windows NT 4.0 Workstation (Intel Pentium only)
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Windows XP Professional
Domino Designer, and Domino Administrator clients
Starting with Notes/Domino 6, the following are supported platforms for the Domino Designer, and Domino
Administrator clients:
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Windows 98
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Windows 2000 Professional
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Windows NT 4.0 Workstation (Intel Pentium only)
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Windows XP Professional
Domino Server
Starting with Domino 6, the following are supported platforms for the Domino server:
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Windows 2000 Server and Advanced Server
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Windows NT 4.0 Workstation (Intel Pentium only)
Windows 95 requires 2nd edition installer minimum; only the Notes client is available for Windows 95.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer, Server
Windows service pack requirements
Notes/Domino 6 is initially supported on Windows platforms with the application of the Service Packs listed
below. Although individual operating system patches and Service Packs are not certified, IBM/Lotus
realizes that there are later service packs that may become publicly available after testing, and
acknowledges that these more recent updates may fix additional problems. You may wish to apply these
newer service packs as they become available.
You can obtain and install the following patches from Microsoft Corporation or download them from
Microsoft's Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads
Notes, Domino Designer, and Domino Administrator clients:
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Windows 2000 Professional: Service Pack 2
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Windows NT 4.0 Workstation (Intel Pentium only): Service Pack 6a
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Windows 2000 Server, Advanced Server: Server Pack 2
Compiler: Microsoft Visual C++ v6.0 with Service Pack 5
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Windows NT 4.0 Workstation (Intel Pentium only): Service Pack 6a
Compiler: Microsoft Visual C++ v6.0 with Service Pack 5
Administrator Client, Server
Windows 2000 - Server monitoring requirements
For Windows 2000, Lotus recommends using Service Pack 3 to avoid severe performance problems that
occur during server monitoring.
Client
Macintosh PPC platforms supported
MacOS versions 9.1 and higher, and OS X 10.1 are supported starting with Notes 6.
Client
Macintosh performance advisory
Customers who deploy Notes 6 on Macintosh may experience a slight degradation of performance when
running on hardware prior to G4.
Client
Preference settings on dual-boot Mac OS systems
For Macintosh users with dual-boot systems (i.e., both Mac OS 9 and OS X installed), Notes 6 may be
installed from either system, and the installed application may then be run from either OS 9 or OS X.
Please note that the Notes Preferences are stored in the Preferences folder specific to the system being
run, so if you intend to run Notes from both systems, it will use one set of preferences on OS 9 and
another set on OS X.
If you are upgrading an existing install, you will have the option of copying your existing preferences the
first time you run Notes in OS X, but from then on, your preferences will be saved separately for each Mac
OS system.
Administrator Client, Server
AIX platforms supported
Starting with Domino 6, AIX 4.3.3 and 5.1 are supported platforms for the Domino server.
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Server
AIX IOCP and patch requirements
Domino 6 requires that you enable IOCP on AIX systems; the earlier R5 release of Domino did not have
that requirement. In addition, the following AIX patch levels are required:
AIX 4.3.3 - Maintenance Level 9
xlC.aix43.rte
bos.iocp.rte
5.0.0.6
4.3.3.76
C
A
C Set ++ Runtime for AIX 4.3
I/O Completion Ports API
4.3 APAR for this fix is IY23157. This will bring bos.iocp.rte to a level of 4.3.3.76.
AIX 5.1
xlC.aix50.rte
bos.iocp.rte
5.0.2.0
5.1.0.11
COMMITTED
COMMITTED
C Set ++ Runtime for AIX 5.0
I/O Completion Ports API
5.1 APAR is IY22656. This will bring bos.iocp.rte to a level of 5.1.0.11.
In addition, the following AIX patch levels are required:
IY21149 - AIX kernel patch
Designer
AIX - Installing bos.adt.debug
On AIX versions 4.3.3 and higher, it is possible that bos.adt.debug will not be installed by default. If this
package is not installed on your system, then you need to manually install it in order for the nsd program
to work. This package, bos.adt.debug, contains the dbx program which is used by nsd to attach to the
running processes and provide the stacks necessary for debugging problems with Domino.
Server
AIX - Java needs X11.adt.lib installed to run AWT
For Java to use the AWT ("Another Windowing Tool") on AIX, the X11.adt.lib package must be installed,
otherwise libawt.a will not be able to be loaded by the OS, and Java will be unable to use the AWT.
Server
AIX - Java requires X11.fnt.ucs.ttf for Far Eastern locales
In order for Java to properly display Unicode glyphs for Far Eastern languages on AIX, it requires the
installation of X11.fnt.ucs.ttf from the AIX installation CD's.
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Administrator Client, Server
Solaris platforms supported
Starting with Domino 6, Solaris 2.8 (SPARC) is a supported platform for the Domino server.
Server
Solaris patch requirements
Starting with Domino 6, the Solaris SPARC 2.8 patches below are required for correct operation of the
Domino server. IBM/Lotus realizes that additional patches may become publicly available following our
initial certification testing, and we acknowledge that new updates may fix additional problems. You may
wish to apply these newer patches as they become available.
You can obtain and install the following patches from Sun Microsystems or download them from Sun's
Web site: http://www.sun.com.
Solaris SPARC 2.8
108434-03 patch (108435-03 patch only needed if doing 64-bit work); also needed by compiler.
Server
Solaris system settings
The following changes should be made to the /etc/system file on the Solaris 2.8 server for Domino 6.
set rlim_fd_max=32768
set msgsys:msginfo_msgtql=1024
As root, make the changes as specified above, and then reboot the system.
Administrator Client, Server
Linux platforms supported
Starting with Notes/Domino 6, Linux RedHat 7.2 and SuSE Linux 8.0 (Server and Enterprise) are
supported platforms for the Domino server.
Server
Linux patch requirements
Starting with Domino 6, the Linux patches below are required for correct operation of the Domino server.
IBM/Lotus realizes that additional patches may become publicly available following our initial certification
testing, and we acknowledge that new updates may fix additional problems. You may wish to apply these
newer patches as they become available.
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Linux Red Hat 7.2
These patches are mandatory if a user is running NIS on their system, and supercede any other patch
levels for a given system (i.e., glibc-2.2.4-24 supercedes glibc-2.2.4-19, therefore you only need to install
the newer patch, not both). The NOTES_USESNIS variable is no longer needed with the following
patches, and can be removed.
glibc-2.2.4-24.i686.rpm
glibc-common-2.2.4-24.i386.rpm
glibc-devel-2.2.4-24.i386.rpm
glibc-profile-2.2.4-24.i386.rpm
nscd-2.2.4-24.i386.rpm
kernel-2.4.9-21.i686.rpm
kernel-headers-2.4.9-21.i386.rpm
kernel-smp-2.4.9-21.i686.rpm
kernel-source-2.4.9-21.i386.rpm
modutils-2.4.13-0.7.1.i386.rpm
nfs-utils-0.3.1-13.7.2.1.i386.rpm
wu-ftpd-2.6.1-20.i386.rpm
gdb-5.1-1.i386.rpm
glibc-2.2.4-19.3.i686.rpm
glibc-common-2.2.4-19.3.i386.rpm
glibc-devel-2.2.4-19.3.i386.rpm
NOTE: The wu-ftpd patch is only required if you use it on your system. Additionally, with nfs-utils, you only
need the SMP patch if you are using an SMP system.
Server
Linux - Domino not supported on SMP RedHat 7.2
Domino is not supported on SMP systems running RedHat 7.2, until such time as RedHat 7.2 has a 2.4.18
or higher kernel. This is due to a register usage by the JRE 1.3.1, which is not SMP-safe prior to 2.4.18.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer, Server
Java Support upgraded to JRE 1.3.1 on Win32
Java support has been upgraded to JRE 1.3.1 on Win32. Please see Sun's Java website for details on
what features are included in JRE 1.3.1.
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Client, Designer
Lotus Components are no longer supported
Support for the Lotus Components version 1.3 expired on January 31, 2001. In general, these ActiveX
controls do work in Notes 6, but are no longer supported.
Client, Server
Updating the LSX Toolkit
The LSX Toolkit provides source code that gets built into custom LSXs. This source code is found in the
directory \lsx\src\common. There is a bug in the common source code in the 3.x releases of the Toolkit,
which may cause the LotusScript host application (Notes or Domino) to crash on exit if an affected LSX
was loaded during the session.
The LSX Wizard supplied with the Toolkit may experience this problem when run on Domino/Notes 6. The
LSX Wizard must be run on Lotus Domino/Notes R5.x.
To fix your LSX you must:
1) Modify the common source code. Go to the LSX Toolkit website (www.lotus.com/lsxtoolkit), and
download the modified source code, replacing \lsx\src\common\lsxcomm.cpp.
2) Recompile your LSX.
3
Redeploy your LSX.
This issue will be addressed in a future release of the LSX Toolkit. Support for Notes/Domino 6 will also be
added in a future release; currently, no dates have been set for future releases.
Please note that the LSX Toolkit 3.1 was released long before any version of the current release was
available, and there has been no official testing of the LSX Toolkit with Notes/Domino 6.
Server
Setting a character set for full-text indexing plain-text files
Domino server uses the Verity KeyView filter for retrieving content from binary attachments. KeyView filter
takes care of character set information of each binary attachment file so that Domino full text indexes
binary attachment files regardless of a locale configuration. This however is not the case for plain text files
because a plain text file has no character set information. Domino server handles plain text files under the
assumption that they are written in the character set that is the same as the character set of the current
locale of the server.
You can check the current locale of the Domino server by entering "show locale" at the console; the
response would be something like this:
Region:
Collation:
CSID:
en-US [English(United States)]
en [Latin1]
52(Hex)
NOTE: Domino uses the CSID value to determine the character set of Text Attachments files
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When the character set of a text files you want to full text search is different from that of the server, full text
search does not work for these text files. You can avoid this problem by explicitly setting
FT_KVCS_UNKNOWN_CSID=CharacterSetVal in notes.ini file. FT_KVCS_UNKNOWN_CSID overrides
the character set value that Domino server uses for handling plain text files. For example, if you want to
full text search plain text files written in Shift_JIS (a Japanese character set) on 'C' locale, you set
FT_KVCS_UNKNOWN_CSID=12 in Domino server's notes.ini file.
The following table shows CSID values for some of Windows code-pages:
Windows Code-Page ID
Language
CSID
874
Thai
90
932
Japanese
12
936
Chinese (People's Republic of China, Singapore)
1B
937
Chinese (Taiwan)
1A
949
Korean
18
1250
Eastern European
50
1251
Cyrillic
51
1252
Western European
52
1253
Greek
53
1254
Turkish
54
1255
Hebrew
55
1256
Arabic
56
1257
Baltic
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The document "Setting up Domino on Linux for non-'C' locales", located in the 'Things you need to know Installation' section lists other CSID values that you can use for the variable CharacterSetVal.
Server
CHECKOS warning messages
Before the installation of Domino, the operating system needs to be queried to determine what the current
state or level of the operating system is. The CHECKOS tool has been provided to help keep servers at
the optimum OS reliability level, based on the state of the particular machine or patch level.
CHECKOS is designed to be aware of each vendor's specific packaging/kitting format. It keeps a list of all
required patches for each vendor. Patches can be considered a subset of packages. In some cases, there
are packages for which patches must be loaded however, it is not necessarily true that the package itself
is required. In other words, unless the system has that particular package installed, a missing patch need
not be applied. Thus, every warning generated by CHECKOS needs to be verified to determine the
necessity of installing since the patch may refer to a package external to the operating system that is not
required for the user's purposes.
Please check this URL for more information : http://www.lotus.com/ldd/checkos
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Server Health Monitoring and Windows Regional settings
There is currently an issue when using Server Health Monitoring to monitor a W32 Domino server with
different Windows Regional Settings than the Administrator Client, for example, a Domino server with
Spanish regional settings being monitored by an Administrator Client with English regional settings
This issue is that the Domino server will not convert number punctuation marks properly, and may give
incorrect recommendations.
Workaround
Use the same regional settings for the Administrator Client as the Domino server being monitored.
This issue will be addressed in a future release of Domino 6.
Client, Designer
Supported versions of Lotus SmartSuite
The following versions of Lotus SmartSuite are supported with Notes/Designer 6.0 when creating and/or
embedding OLE (object linking and embedding) objects: SmartSuite Millenium Edition 9.6, 9.7 and 9.8.
Client, Designer
Supported versions of Microsoft Office
Following are the versions of Microsoft Office supported with Notes/Domino 6:
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For Windows, the following versions of Microsoft Office are supported with Notes/Designer 6.0 when
creating and/or embedding OLE (object linking and embedding) objects: Microsoft Office 95, 97, 2000,
and XP. If you are using Office XP then we highly suggest you upgrade to SP2, since it contains
several OLE-related fixes.
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Using the 'Send To' feature, which allows Office documents to be sent via Notes e-mail as an
attachment in the above Microsoft Office versions, is also supported.
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For the Macintosh: OLE is no longer supported on the Mac for Notes 6.0, however, Microsoft Office 98
and 2001 are both supported for client interoperability uses (Copy and Paste of information, for
example). And Office v.X is also supported for OSX users.
Client, Designer, Server
Web browsers supported
The following are the minimum Web browsers supported, by platform, as tested with Domino 6 Java
applets.
Note: Internet Explorer is not available on AIX 4.33 and Solaris Intel 2.8, and is not supported on
Macintosh PowerPC. Netscape does not have a browser available for the current version of AIX at this
time.
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Platform
ActionBar Applet
Editor Applet
Outline Applet
View Applet
AIX 4.33 & 5.1
No Browser
Available for this
version of AIX
No Browser
Available for this
version of AIX
No Browser
Available for this
version of AIX
No Browser
Available for this
version of AIX
Solaris SPARC
1
2.8
Netscape
Communicator 4.7x
Netscape
Communicator 4.7x
Netscape
Communicator 4.7x
Netscape
Communicator 4.7x
Windows 95/98
Internet Explorer 5.0
- 6.0,
Netscape
Communicator 4.7x
Internet Explorer 5.0
- 6.0,
Netscape
Communicator 4.7x
Internet Explorer 5.0
- 6.0,
Netscape
Communicator 4.7x
Internet Explorer 5.0
- 6.0,
Netscape
Communicator 4.7x
Windows NT
4.0 (Intel)
Internet Explorer 5.0
- 6.0,
Netscape
Communicator 4.7x
Internet Explorer 5.0
- 6.0,
Netscape
Communicator 4.7x
Internet Explorer 5.0
- 6.0,
Netscape
Communicator 4.7x
Internet Explorer 5.0
- 6.0,
Netscape
Communicator 4.7x
Windows 2000
Internet Explorer 5.0
Netscape
Communicator 4.7x
Internet Explorer 5.0
Netscape
Communicator 4.7x
Internet Explorer 5.0
Netscape
Communicator 4.7x
Internet Explorer 5.0
Netscape
Communicator 4.7x
Macintosh PowerPC
8.5.1
Netscape 4.7x
Browsers do not
support this applet
so HTML is used as
a fall back.
Netscape 4.7x
Netscape 4.7x
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Due to design limitations in Java implementation, Internet Explorer does not support Java on UNIX platforms.
Please note that some Notes templates and other features that require Java may be affected by this limitation.
Network protocols and methods
Administrator Client, Client, Designer, Server
NetBIOS over IPX: Notes and Domino on Windows NT or 2000
NetBIOS emulation over IPX allows Domino to connect servers and workstations with NetBIOS using
Novell NetBIOS or Microsoft NetBIOS over the IPX protocol.
Windows NT provides built-in network support that makes it compatible with Novell NetBIOS over IPX
emulation. You can run the Notes workstation or Domino server on Windows NT or 2000 without
performing any additional NetWare or Windows configuration. All you need to do is enable the NetBIOS
port on the Notes workstation, and, in the case of the Domino server, select the correct LANA number.
Note: For a Domino server on Windows 2000, it is advisable to obtain the LANACFG tool from Microsoft,
as Windows 2000 does not provide a way to determine the LANA number for a NetBIOS interface. For
information on how to determine the LANA number on a Windows NT system, see the Lotus Domino
Administrator 6 Help.
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When using the NWLink NetBIOS protocol stack, make sure the following services are installed and
running:
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NWLink IPX/SPX-Compatible Transport
NWLink NetBIOS
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
NetBIOS over IPX: Notes on Windows 98, or XP
NetBIOS emulation over IPX allows Domino to connect servers and workstations using Novell NetBIOS or
Microsoft NetBIOS over the IPX protocol.
To use Novell NetBIOS over IPX, you must first install Novell's InterNetWare Client32 NetBIOS services;
then, during Notes workstation setup, you must enable the NetBIOS port.
To use Microsoft NetBIOS over IPX, do one of the following:
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Use the NWLink NetBIOS protocol stack supplied by Microsoft, making sure the following services are
installed and running:
a. Microsoft Client for NetWare Networks
b. Microsoft IPX/SPX-compatible protocol (NetBIOS support must be enabled in the Properties NetBIOS tab)
c.
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Install the Novell InterNetWare Client32, which has its own IPX/SPX stack with NetBIOS emulation
services.
You can run the Notes workstation with Microsoft NetBIOS over IPX without any additional Windows
configuration.
Server
NetBIOS: Only 256 sessions per NIC on Windows systems
The maximum number of Notes sessions using NetBIOS on the Windows platform is 256 per NIC. This is
true regardless of the lower transport used (NetBEUI, IP, or IPX).
Administrator Client, Client, Designer, Server
SPX: Notes and Domino on Windows NT or 2000
When the SPX port is enabled, the Domino server for Windows NT or 2000 automatically detects which
NetWare services are installed.
You can run a Notes workstation for Windows NT or 2000 on SPX without performing any additional SPX
or Windows configuration. All you need to do is enable the port.
For a Domino server, you must configure SPX using the NetWare services used by a server.
Setting up Lotus Notes/Domino on Windows NT or 2000
1. Start Lotus Notes or Lotus Domino.
2. Enable the network port for SPX on the Notes workstation or Domino server if this has not already
been done.
3. Restart the Notes workstation or Domino server.
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Depending on which protocol stack you have installed, perform one of the following additional
configurations:
NetWare Client Services options
1. In the Control Panel, select Novell NetWare Client Services.
2. Select Configure.
3. (Optional) Enter the NDS NameContext that matches the group/organization's context.
4. (Optional) Enter or select the name of the NDS Preferred Tree.
Note: This step is important for setting up the IPX/SPX stack for use by a Domino server.
5. (Optional) Enter the name of the preferred server, which is used by Domino servers using Bindery
Services.
IPX/SPX stack options
1. In the Control Panel, select Novell NetWare IPX/SPX Transport.
2. Select Configure.
3. Set the number of SPX connections equal to the maximum number of SPX connections supported by
this system. The default is 48.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
SPX: Notes on Windows 98, or XP
The Notes workstation supports two SPX protocol stacks on the Windows 98, or XP platform:
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Novell Requester IPX/SPX protocol with Bindery Services and NDS Services support
When you use the above protocol stacks, make sure the following services are installed and running:
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Microsoft NwLink Windows 98/XP
-- Microsoft IPX/SPX compatible stack
-- Microsoft NetWare Client Services
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Novell Requester for Windows 98/XP
-- Novell NetWare Client Services
-- Novell NetWare IPX/SPX Transport
Windows 98, and XP support SPX with Winsock (WSOCK32.DLL), which comes with the operating
system. The Notes SPX port driver uses WSOCK32.DLL for IPX/SPX.
The Novell Requester for NetWare/NDS Services uses these DLLs:
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CALLWIN32.DLL
NETWIN32.DLL
LOCWIN32.DLL
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Setting Up Lotus Notes and SPX on Windows 98, or XP
1. Start the Notes workstation program.
2. Enable the network port for SPX on the Notes workstation if this has not already been done.
3. Restart the Notes workstation.
4. Depending on the protocol stack, perform one of the following procedures:
Microsoft NwLink
1. In the Control Panel, select IPX/SPX-compatible Protocol Properties.
2. Highlight Frame Type in the Property dialog box and select a value for it.
Novell NetWare
1. In the Control Panel, select IPX/SPX-compatible Protocol Properties.
2. Highlight Frame Type in the Property dialog box and select a value for it.
3. In the Control Panel, select Client for NetWare Networks Properties.
4. (Optional) Enter or select a Preferred server name.
5. (For NDS only) Enter or select a Preferred Tree name and then enter or select a Default Context
name.
Server
TCP/IP: Domino on UNIX and Linux
Because the TCP/IP protocol is built into the UNIX and Linux operating systems, you do not need any
additional network software to set up a Domino server and TCP/IP on a UNIX or Linux system. If you use
DNS or a local host file, ping the Domino server by IP address and by host name. Then install the Domino
server and run the server setup program.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer, Server
TCP/IP: Notes and Domino on Windows NT or 2000
Windows NT and 2000 provide built-in network support that makes a Notes workstation or Domino server
compatible with the TCP/IP network. If you have already installed a network interface card (Windows
requires Ethernet or Token Ring) and device driver software, and have enabled the TCP/IP protocol in
Windows NT/2000, you can run the Notes workstation or Domino server on TCP/IP without performing
any additional TCP/IP or Windows configuration.
Support for use of TCP/IP with Microsoft DUN/RAS is available for Notes workstations and Domino
servers using network dialup.
Setting Up Lotus Notes/Domino on Windows NT or 2000
1. Install the TCP/IP software.
2. If you are setting up a Domino server, ping the server by its DNS host name. This determines whether
you can resolve the common name of the Domino server. If this fails, the TCP/IP software is not
configured properly.
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3. Install the Notes workstation or Domino server software.
4. Run the Notes or Domino setup program. If you are running the Notes setup program, select TCP/IP
in the "Network type" field.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
TCP/IP: Notes on the Macintosh
To use a Macintosh workstation on TCP/IP, you need either MacTCP network software from Apple
Computer, or TCP/IP software.
Macintosh PowerPC workstations can also be configured to use Apple Remote Access (ARA) or Open
Transport PPP to connect to remote servers on LANs.
Setting up a Notes workstation and TCP/IP on the Macintosh
1. Install the TCP/IP software on a Macintosh computer.
2. Install a Notes workstation for Macintosh and enable a port for TCP/IP if necessary.
3. Test the TCP/IP installation, making sure that it is complete and that it is working successfully.
4. Run the Notes client setup program. Select TCP/IP in the "Network type" field.
Note: When you set up a Macintosh workstation, if the home server is on a network that runs a protocol
other than TCP/IP, select the network protocol of the home server in the "Network type" field. After the
workstation is running, enable the TCP/IP port.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
TCP/IP: Notes on Windows 95, 98, or XP
Windows 95. 98, and XP provide built-in network support that makes a Notes workstation compatible with
the TCP/IP network. If you have already installed a network interface card (Windows requires Ethernet or
Token Ring) and device driver software, and have enabled the TCP/IP protocol in Windows, you can run
the Notes workstation on TCP/IP without performing any additional TCP/IP or Windows configuration.
Support for use of TCP/IP with Microsoft DUN/RAS is available for Notes workstations using network
dialup.
Setting Up a Notes workstation and TCP/IP on Windows 95, 98, or XP
1. Install the TCP/IP software.
2. Install the Notes workstation software.
3. Run the Notes setup program. Select TCP/IP in the "Network type" field.
Server
IMAP Namespace/Public Folders is problematic with Netscape 7
With the introduction of the latest IMAP feature Namespace/Public Folders, there has been a problem
uncovered in operating with the Netscape 7 IMAP client. This issue pertains to the client's handling of the
Notes naming convention and its separators. The Notes naming convention utilizes the user's name and
domain, parted by separators (/).
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Although the present implementation in the server configuration document allows the administrator to
change this character to something else (e.g., |), for Namespace/Other Users, the Netscape 7 client
appears to have an initial problem transposing this character for Namespace users. Public Folders utilize
the Notes separator. What is seen is that the entire folder hierarchy is being listed in one component.
Correct:
Other Users
Sam Adams|US
Inbox
Incorrect:
Other Users\Sam Adam|US|Inbox
When attempting to access this folder you will receive a "SELECT" error indicating that the folder does not
exist, however, subsequent attempts at configuring these folders seem to work correctly. Netscape has
been contacted, and has been alerted to this issue.
International language requirements
Server
International issues in Java-based Domino Console
Following are the International issues with the Java-based Domino Console:
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On Linux, Domino Console that is started by the Controller has a problem when using Hebrew
characters; the console freezes after it writes Hebrew characters. Instead of Controller starting the
Console, start the Console separately and attach to the Controller. That is, start Controller as "server
-jc -c" and Console as "jconsole" and attach to the Controller. Or, start Controller "server -jc", and as
soon as you give the Domino password, exit just the Console only. Then start Console separately and
attach.
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How to enter Indic language characters in Domino Console - On AIX, Linux, and NT/W2K machines,
click on the icon on the top left corner of the window/dialog. Selecting the "Select Input Method" menu
option pops up a menu from which you can select the Input Method Editor of choice.
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On Linux, expanding the Chinese character selection in Linux's IME results in recycling server
commands being displayed, because of a Linux IME problem.
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On Linux, Korean characters are not displayed while typing in the Command Input field of the Domino
Console.
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Domino Console does not currently support Thai locale.
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Domino Console does not support inputting text in a different language than the language of the
Operating System it is running on.
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Domino Console does not switch input modes in Japanese IME using ALT+ ~ when a dialog box with
text field is invoked. If you tab out to another field and come back, it works.
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Client, Server
Specifying UCA Collation on servers
The Notes client allows administrators to specify the use of UCA Collation, except when using it on a
server. When using UCA Collation on a server, administrators must enter the following command
manually into the Notes.INI file:
"[email protected]"
Client, Server
UCA - Sorting characters that have more than one pronunciation
Unified Han characters that have more than one pronunciation, such as code points D1DC (U+F90F) or
D4FE (U+7F85) in Korean, are sorted next to each other instead of the usual Korean collation standard
(i.e., collation based on how a character is being pronounced).
This rule applies to other languages, such as Japanese and Chinese, as well.
Administrator Client
Changing the collation rule from ccSTR to UCA
When you change the collation rule from ccSTR to UCA, the view index is always rebuilt automatically. To
avoid performance problems during the day, schedule your collation change at midnight.
Server
Character set ISO-8859-8 will not be used
You can choose 'ISO-8859-8' as the character set for Hebrew on the Domino HTTP server, but all the
Hebrew pages with this character set will be published by the ISO-8859-8-i instead.
Client, Server
Character set name 'Windows-874' was changed to 'TIS-620'
Domino/Notes used to have "Windows-874" as one of the MIME names for Thai, but we have changed the
name to "TIS-620" which is the official name the Thai government uses. Domino/Notes still accepts
"Windows-874" on the inbound message, but you need to use "TIS-620" for the outbound message. The
Domino HTTP server also uses "TIS-620" for HTML page publishing.
Server
DBCS password is legible to a user during setup
A user is able to read a DBCS (Double Byte Character Set) password being composed during the setting
up of Domino 6.
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Designer
Encoded field name isn't decoded when converting from HTML to CD
The HTML Source Editor does not return non-ASCII field names after round-tripping (Convert to HTML,
Convert to Notes). When converting from CD to HTML format, non-ASCII field names are converted to the
encoded field name, but when converting HTML to CD format, the encoded field name is not decoded
back to the original field name.
Server
Input Hindic text during server setup
When the server setup wizard first appears, click on the Font button to select the appropriate font style.
Follow the setup wizard until reaching a pane which allows you to input "Hindic" text; click in the text field.
Right-click the wizard's title bar. A floating menu will now appear. Select the Input Method menu item.
Select the appropriate input method required.
Ensure that your keyboard indicator is "EN". The keyboard indicator is located at the bottom right-hand
corner of the screen, and can be enabled via the Keyboard Contol Panel.
Server
Linux - ru, ru_RU is defaulting to ru_RU.ISO-8859-5
Russian codepage mapping: when locale in Linux is set to ru, ru_RU, Domino is defaulting to iso8859-5,
which is not convenient for users who want to use koi8r.
If you want to use the koi8r code page, make sure that your locale is set to ru _RU.koi8r and not ru or
ru_RU.
Server
Linux - Turkish locale settings on Linux
Turkish: When locale is set to Turkish on Linux (Turkish), you can't launch the server; the reason is that
Domino and Linux use two different mappings for this locale.
Workaround
In order to use Turkish as the default locale, make sure that your terminal default locale is set to one of the
following:
tr (mapped to ISO-8859-9)
tr_TR (mapped to ISO-8859-9)
tr_TR.utf8 (mapped to Unicode)
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Client, Server
Product Scope for International Language Versions
Notes/Domino 6.0 product scope for International Language versions
Windows Platforms
Windows Client
- Designer Client
- Notes Client
Windows
- Administrator
Client
Server/Language
Pack
Notes 6.0
Notes 6.0
Domino 6.0
French
Y
Y (6.0.1)
Y
German
Y
Y (6.0.1)
Y
Italian
Y
N
Y
Spanish
Y
N
Y
Brazilian Portuguese
Y
N
Y
Dutch
Y
N
Y
Danish
Y
N
Y
Swedish
Y
N
Y
Norwegian
Y
N
Y
Finnish
Y
N
Y
Czech
Y
N
Y
Polish
Y
N
Y
Hungarian
Y
N
Y
Russian
Y
N
Y
Turkish
Y
N
Y
Greek
Y
N
Y
Arabic
Y
N
Y
Hebrew
Y
N
Y
Iberian Portuguese
Y
N
Y
Japanese
Y
Y
Y (also TSK)
Traditional Chinese
Y
Y
Y
Simplified Chinese
Y
Y
Y
Korean
Y
Y
Y
Thai
Y
N
Y
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Non-Windows
platforms
Mac Client
- Notes Client
Server/Language Pack
Notes 6.0
Domino 6.0
iSeries
AIX/Solaris/Linux
French
Y
Y
Y
German
Y
Y
Y
Italian
N
Y
Y
Spanish
N
Y
Y
Brazilian Portuguese
N
Y
Y
Dutch
N
Y
Y
Danish
N
Y
Y
Swedish
N
Y
Y
Norwegian
N
Y
Y
Finnish
N
Y
Y
Czech
N
Y
Y
Polish
N
Y
Y
Hungarian
N
Y
Y
Russian
N
Y
Y
Turkish
N
Y
Y
Greek
N
Y
Y
Arabic
N
Y
Y
Hebrew
N
Y
Y
Iberian Portuguese
N
Y
Y
Japanese
Y
Y
Y (also LSK)
Traditional Chinese
N
Y
Y
Simplified Chinese
N
Y
Y
Korean
N
Y
Y
Thai
N
Y
Y
Language Packs will ship on six CD's:
CD1: French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish
CD2: Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
CD3: Arabic, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese (Iberian), Russian, Turkish
CD4: Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean
CD5: Japanese
CD6: Thai
You will find more information on Language Pack functionality in the readme.txt included on the product
CD.
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For the European and Asian server releases of Windows and iSeries, Language Packs replace the
translated server kits (TSK's) and localised server kits (LSK's) released with Notes 5.x. For Japan a
translated server kit is available for Windows and localised server kits are available for AIX/Solaris/Linux.
Language Packs provide the translated files (templates and resource files) required on the Domino server
to support translated Notes or iNotes clients, and also to provide the required Domino server settings
based on the OS locale.
It is recommended that the Administrator Client, which is only available in English for the European
languages and Thai for 6.0, is not installed on the same machine as the Notes Client and Designer Client.
If you install the Administrator client on a same machine, even in a different folder, then any previously
installed versions of Notes (i.e. Designer Client) are automatically uninstalled.
Translated Templates for 6.0
For Notes/Domino 6.0, 14 templates are translated into European and Asian languages - see table below.
Template name
Template filename
1. Domino Directory
pubnames.ntf
2. Extended Mail (N/D 6)
mail6ex.ntf
3. Discussion - Notes & Web (6.0)
discsw6.ntf
4. Team Room (6.0)
teamrm6.ntf
5. Personal Address Book
pernames.ntf
6. Bookmarks (N/D 6)
bookmark.ntf
7. Mail (N/D 6)
mail6.ntf
8. Doc Library - Notes & Web (N/D 6)
doclbw6.ntf
9. Personal Journal (N/D 6)
journal6.ntf
10. Resource Reservations (6.0)
resrc6.ntf
11. Subscription (N/D 6)
headline.ntf
12. Directory Catalog
dircat5.ntf
13. DOLS Resource Template
dolres.ntf
14. iNotes
inotes.ntf
Designer
Unicode stand sorting:String comparison result may be different
With the Unicode Standard Sorting option checked, the result of LotusScript string comparisons for
Domino 6 (for example, string formulas such as @sort) may be different from R5. If you prefer to have the
same results for both R5 and Domino 6, simply un-check the Unicode Standard Sorting option.
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Client
Multiple-user Install & International versions of Windows
The Notes Multiple-user feature is not currently supported on the following versions of Windows:
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Brazilian Portuguese version of Microsoft Windows 2000
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Brazilian Portuguese version of Microsoft Windows XP
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Spanish version of Microsoft Windows 2000
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Swedish version of Microsoft Windows 2000
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Swedish version of Microsoft Windows XP
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Czech version of Microsoft Windows 2000
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Czech version of Microsoft Windows XP
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Iberian Portuguese version of Microsoft Windows 2000
After the Multiple-user Installation, Notes setup cannot be completed. This is a problem for the above
versions of Windows in which the file directory names are translated with non-ASCII characters.
This does not appear to be a problem on the following versions of Windows:
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Japanese versions of Microsoft Windows
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Korean versions of Microsoft Windows
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Simplified Chinese versions of Microsoft Windows
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Traditional Chinese versions of Microsoft Windows
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Thai versions of Microsoft Windows
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French versions of Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP
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German versions of Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP
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Italian versions of Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP
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Spanish version of Microsoft Windows XP
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Danish versions of Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP
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Norwegian versions of Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP
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Dutch versions of Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP
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Finnish versions of Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP
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Turkish versions of Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP
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Hungarian versions of Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP
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Polish versions of Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP
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Russian version of Microsoft Windows 2000
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Greek versions of Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP
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Arabic version of Microsoft Windows 2000
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Administrator Client
Statistics pane doesn't convert data from different regions
This issue appears as in the following example:
A Win32 server with a Spanish Regional setting is being monitored with an Administrator Client using an
English Regional setting. The values in the Statistics Tab will not convert the values correctly; confusing
commas for periods and vice versa. However, the data in the rest of the Administrator Client including
Charting, Server Monitor tab, and data collection into local Statrep is OK.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
Switching UI Language to English from localized Notes versions
In Notes 6.0 localized versions (any non-English version), the English User Interface exists, as well as the
localized interface. A user can switch the UI language to English simply by removing the "UserInterface="
entry from Notes.INI.
This will affect the UI language of Dialog boxes, Menus, Messages and Infoboxes, however, the UI
language of templates will remain in the localized language. This can be helpful if the user is contacting
support people who only speak English.
Note that when switching to English, the UI Language of the Mail Migration tools will also remain in the
localized language.
Security
Server
S/MIME license information
The Domino 6 S/MIME implementation uses the S/MIME Freeware Library. The Public License is listed
below.
S/MIME FREEWARE LIBRARY (SFL) PUBLIC LICENSE
29 March 2002
The United States Government/Department of Defense/National Security Agency/Office of Network
Security (collectively "the U.S. Government") hereby grants permission to any person obtaining a copy of
the SFL source and object files (the "SFL Software") and associated documentation files (the "SFL
Documentation"), or any portions thereof, to do the following, subject to the following license conditions:
1. You may, free of charge and without additional permission from the U.S. Government, use, copy,
modify, sublicense and otherwise distribute the SFL Software or components of the SFL Software,
with or without modifications developed by you and/or by others.
2. You may, free of charge and without additional permission from the U.S. Government, distribute
copies of the SFL Documentation, with or without modifications developed by you and/or by others, at
no charge or at a charge that covers the cost of reproducing such copies, provided that this SFL
Public License is retained.
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3. Furthermore, if you distribute the SFL Software or parts of the SFL Software, with or without
modifications developed by you and/or others, then you must either make available the source code to
all portions of the SFL Software (exclusive of any modifications made by you and/or by others) upon
request, or instead you may notify anyone requesting the SFL Software source code that it is freely
available from the U.S. Government.
4. Transmission of this SFL Public License must accompany whatever portions of the SFL Software you
redistribute.
5. The SFL Software is provided without warranty or guarantee of any nature, express or implied,
including without limitation the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
6. The U.S. Government cannot be held liable for any damages either directly or indirectly caused by the
use of the SFL Software.
7. It is not permitted to copy, sublicense, distribute or transfer any of the SFL Software except as
expressly indicated herein. Any attempts to do otherwise will be considered a violation of this License
and your rights to the SFL Software will be voided.
The SFL uses the Enhanced SNACC (eSNACC) Abstract Syntax Notation One(ASN.1) C++ Library to
ASN.1 encode and decode security-related data objects. The eSNACC ASN.1 C++ Library is covered by
the ENHANCED SNACC SOFTWARE PUBLIC LICENSE. None of the GNU public licenses apply to
theeSNACC ASN.1 C++ Library. The eSNACC Compiler is not distributed as part of the SFL.
For further information, contact:
[email protected], Getronics Government Solutions
David Dalkowski, [email protected], Department of Defense/V32
Client
Internet Access and the Outlook Express Migration tool
The Outlook Express migration tool uses short names to connect to the server. In order to use this tool,
you must make sure of the proper internet access settings in the Server Document, under the Security
tab.
In the Internet Access section, select: Internet authentication: More name variations with lower
security
This will allow Outlook Express users to us the Migration tool and connect to the Notes Mail Server.
Client
Rename of user through User Security panel, via mail
Users who request a rename through the User Security panel via mail should make sure that the
administrator uses adminp to process the request. If the administrator does not, and the user is a roaming
user, the roaming users' files will not be able to replicate back to the server after accepting the name
change. Thus any changes incurred locally will not be pushed and pulled to other machines the user
roams to/from.
If the administrator does not use the adminp process, then they should update the ACLs on the roaming
users' files as well as the users' mail file to avoid this situation.
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Client
Users should locally encrypt databases on multi-user machine
We advise users on a multi-user machine to locally encrypt databases for added security.
Administrator Client, Client
Change to order of evaluation for ACL entries
In Notes/Domino 6, if a group entry and a wildcard entry in a database ACL both apply to a user
attempting to access the database, the user has the access assigned to the group entry. For example, if
the group "Sales" has Reader access and the wildcard entry */West/Acme has Manager access, and both
entries apply to a user, the user has Reader access to the database.
In prior releases, group and wildcard entries in the ACL were given equal weight.
Directories
Server
Enabling and using Extended Access in a Domino Domain
If Extended Access was enabled and configured in an earlier beta release of Domino 6, it is recommended
to disable Extended Access and re-enable/re-configure it.
Viewers and Filters
Client
'My reservations' view of Room and Resource database
If you are using an earlier version of the Room and Resource database, you must delete the "My
Reservations" view and replace the design of the database with the resrc60.ntf, in order for the "My
Reservations" view to properly reflect all of a user's room and resource reservations.
Client Feature Changes
Client
Displaying pop-up Help for view icons
To display pop-up Help when you hover your mouse over view icons in Notes, choose File - Preferences User Preferences, then select "Enable Icon Popup Help in View" under "Additional Options."
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DocLib template supports the use of groups as reviewers
DocLib (Document Library) Template now supports the use of groups for reviewers, with several caveats.
1 - If the group is selected from a local NAB but the user's location document points to a server based
NAB, the group names will be derived from the server based NAB and not the local NAB. This is only an
issue if the same group name occurs in both the server NAB and the local NAB and the members of the
two groups are different.
2 - Once a group has been entered as the reviewer (or one of the reviewers), the template will expand the
group to display individual names. These names cannot be edited however -- if you want to remove one of
the names, you will need to copy the reviewer list in it's entirety, create a new document and paste the
names (not the group) into the new document.
Client
Document Library (doclibsw6) known issues
With Domino 6, the Document Library has incorporated support for groups in the reviewer field, and more
support for alternate names.
Group limitations
The group specified in the reviewer field must be defined in the name and address book (names.nsf) on
either the user's local names.nsf or in the names.nsf file on the server on which the database is located.
For example, if the user's mail file is on server A, and the database is on server B, then any group used in
the reviewer field must be defined in either the local names.nsf or the names.nsf file on server B. While the
name lookup for reviewers will permit the user to select a group from names.nsf on server A, and it will
send mail to the group, the document will not be reviewable by members of that group.
Workaround
Copy the group record from the server to your local names.nsf before using the group in the reviewer field.
Alternate names
If alternate names are turned on in the user's location document, and the user's language preference
matches the alternate name of someone specified in the reviewer field, Notes will display the alternate
name once the document has been submitted for review. Depending on how the name is entered (picking
from an address dialog, typing the primary name or typing the alternate name) the alternate name may be
displayed before the document is submitted for review. If the user refreshes (F9) the document before
submitting it for review, however, the primary name will be displayed until the document is submitted for
review. Alternate name support does not include displaying alternate names in message windows
(particularly those indicating mail messages have been sent).
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Designer Feature Changes
Client, Designer
Change to "Never" option when discarding a view index
Prior to Notes/Domino 6, the options for discarding the index of a view on the View Properties Index tab
were:
Never
After each use
If inactive for (user-defined, between 1-245) days
In Notes/Domino 6, the word "Never" has been replaced by "If inactive for 45 days". This is not a change
in the actual functionality; when "Never" was selected previously, Notes would discard the view index if it
had been inactive for 45 days. The new wording provides a more accurate description of what actually
happens.
Designer
Views and folders with background images need to be resaved
This release note applies to users upgrading from a previous beta version of Notes/Domino 6. It does not
apply to users upgrading to Notes/Domino 6 directly from R5 or earlier.
Views and folders with background images need to be resaved due to a change in the on-disk structure of
view and folder design elements. In some cases, the image will need to be reselected.
Server Feature Changes
Server
Web Server: Error 401 is no longer logged to the Server Console
In releases of Domino prior to Domino 6, the Web Server would log Error 401's to the server console.
Error 401 is generated for 2 different reasons; a user attempts to access a particular resource that they
are not authorized for, or a user has failed to authenticate. These errors are still captured in the Web
Server logs.
If an administrator wishes to re-enable logging Error 401 messages to the server console, they can do so
with the following notes.ini variable:
HTTPLogUnauthorized=1
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Server
Web Server: Website crawler URL format now disabled by default
When the "Make this site accessible to web site search crawlers" setting on the Internet Protocols ->
Domino Web Engine tab is 'Disabled', the Domino Web Server no longer accepts client requests that
replace the standard query string separator (i.e. '?') with a '!' character (e.g.
http://www.site.com/db.nsf/form!OpenForm).
Workaround
In order for your server to be able process these requests, you can either:
1. Keep the search crawler setting 'Disabled' and set DominoXUrlProcess=1 in the server's NOTES.INI
to force the server to accept !-separated URLs.
2. Switch "Make this site accessible to web site search crawlers" to 'Enabled'. This will make the Web
Server both generate dynamic URLs using the '!' URL syntax and process the corresponding
requests.
Server
CGI scripts must be fully-qualified in Win32 environments
CGI scripts must be fully-qualified in Win32 environments. For example, if there is a program named
"foo.exe" or "foo.pl" the URL must contain the fully-qualified name of the script, "foo.exe" or " foo.pl"; if the
CGI script is specified as only "foo", the HTTP server will return an error.
The CGI processor will no longer attempt to search a directory for variations of files that do not have a
suffix, in Win32 environments.
iNotes Web Access
iNotes Web Access
iNotes Web Access: Server and Client Considerations
iNotes Web Access
iNotes Web Access is a Web client for access to Domino-based mail, calendar, scheduling, and
collaboration services. The client uses the latest Domino Server and DOLS (Domino Off-Line Services).
It's based on the latest browser technologies to ensure a highly functional and robust product. It offers a
substantial subset of the functionality found in the current Notes client with the convenience of the Web.
With iNotes Web Access, you can walk up to a Web browser anywhere in your enterprise to send and
receive mail, view your calendar, invite people to a meeting, create a task for your To Do list, or access
your contact list or journal. You can do all this offline, too.
Installation
When upgrading users, convert existing INOTES5.NTF and INOTES6.NTF users to iNOTES60.NTF using
the mail conversion utility. The INOTES6 template is no longer supported. Use the INOTES60 template for
this release.
Note INOTES5.NTF gives the user the Mail5 UI from the Notes client, and INOTES60.NTF gives the user
the Mail6 UI from the Notes client. If the user is upgrading their Notes clients to 6.0, then INOTES60.NTF
is preferred. If they are not, INOTES5.NTF is preferred.
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This example shows how to upgrade all INOTES5 mail databases in a directory:
load convert mail\*.nsf inotes5 iNotes60.ntf
This example shows how to upgrade all INOTES6 mail databases in a directory:
load convert mail\*.nsf inotes6 iNotes60.ntf
Note If you execute a convert while the server is running and someone accesses a mail file while their
mail file design is being updated, unpredictable results may occur.
Caution: IBM/Lotus Software recommends that users do not use an earlier Domino 6 INOTES6 mail file
on the current Domino 6 server. This configuration is unsupported and likely to be unstable.
Getting Help
Consult the Lotus Domino Administrator 6 Help for complete information on administering iNotes Web
Access. Additionally, before rolling out iNotes Web Access, be sure to read:
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IBM Redbook, iNotes Web Access Deployment and Administration Guide (
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/pubs/pdfs/redbooks/sg246518.pdf) - the complete reference for
deploying and administering iNotes Web Access.
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White Paper: iNotes Web Access Deployment Guide (
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/notesua.nsf/find/inotes) - updated more frequently than the Redbook
and may contain the latest information. Refer to the iNotes Web Access Deployment Guide for
Release 5.0.11 until a new Red Book is published for 6.0.
Hardware and Software Requirements
Client Requirements
Based on customer feedback, Lotus Software/IBM recommends that users have at least a Pentium II 400
MHz machine with a 128 MB of memory in order to have reasonable client-side performance.
Client Browsers
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Note that iNotes Web Access will not work if JavaScript is disabled or if cookies are disabled.
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Version 4.0 or higher to print calendars.
Client Operating Systems
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Server Requirements
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IBM iSeries (AS/400®) with OS/400® minimum release of V5R1
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Win32 with Windows NT Server 4.0 and Service Pack 6a or higher
Server Memory Requirements
256MB or more recommended
OS/400®: minimum memory required 256MB, plus 32MB for Domino (288MB total); 512MB is
recommended
Server Disk Space
For supported platforms: 1 GB minimum, 1.5 GB or more recommended (See "Notes and Domino 6
platforms and system requirements" in the Release Notes for details on each supported platform)
Certified Proxy Servers
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Known limitations
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When you add names to the Delegation tab of the Preferences dialog box, the names that you
specify under "Allow the following people to..." may appear as if they are not saved. This is
because it sometimes takes up to 60 minutes for the server to run a process that registers the
name.
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Attempting iNotes access through unsupported browsers results in the display of an unsupported
browser notice. Netscape 4.x users may see hangs and/or crashes when encountering the iNotes
Web Access unsupported browser page. If you are a Netscape 4.x user and you encounter these
problems, you should open your mail file using the WebMail UI directly through the &ui=webmail
switch (see "How Users Can Switch from Using iNotes Web Access to WebMail" in the
Release Notes).
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An iNotes Web Access warning message occurs when a user, working in another user's account
in which they have been delegated privileges to delete entries, deletes a calendar entry or To do.
Ignore the error message because the entry is deleted.
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than the server's time zone.
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If you are sending a meeting invitation to an iNotes5 user who is in a different domain than you,
the invitee(s) must be addressed using their full hierarchical name and Notes domain, for example
John Smith/Westford/[email protected]
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If a WebMail Chair adds an iNotes Web Access user to an existing repeating meeting, and also
adds a room at the same time, the iNotes Web Access invitee will get an iNotes Web Access
warning dialog box when attempting to accept the meeting. This does not happen against a
Windows server.
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If you enter a repeating To Do in iNotes Web Access, and later delete all instances of the To Do,
the parent record will still appear in the Notes client.
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If the Chair changes the subject and/or the location of a meeting, no notice is sent to the invitees.
When using the Notes client, these changes prompt the Chair asking if updates should be sent to
the invitees. No such prompt occurs in iNotes Web Access.
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entry by entering the full string in Search.
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If you create a new folder in iNotes Web Access, and then click on that folder in the Notes client,
you will get an execution security alert.
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If you are in the Notes client and your mail file is using the iNotes60.ntf template, soft deletions are
disabled by default. Soft deletions are not supported in iNotes Web Access. To enable soft
deletions when using the Notes client, choose File - Database - Properties, click the Advanced tab
and select "Allow soft deletions."
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The "Preview in Web Browser" action, found in the Notes and Designer clients, will result in a
blank page when used to preview a folder or view.
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Group Calendar cannot access other mail databases on remote servers. Users need to be on the
same administrator server to see each other's schedules.|
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If a user enables archiving and the creation of an archive log through Preferences in iNotes Web
Access, the option "Do not delete documents that have responses" becomes disabled, and the
option "Archive all documents not read or accessed after x days" is no longer available from the
Preferences dialog box after the administrator runs compact -a on the server.
Documentation Corrections for iNotes Web Access
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In the topic "Archive Messages," for the table item "Specify the directory and filename of the
archive database," by default iNotes Web Access adds the prefix "arc_" to the mail file name and
places the file in the same directory as the mail file. For example, by default an archive file for
mail\ jsmith.nsf would be mail\arc_jsmith.nsf.
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In the topic "Archive Messages," for the table item "Create a log to view archiving activity," by
default iNotes Web Access adds the prefix "log_" to the mail file name and places the file in the
same directory as the mail file. For example, by default a log file for mail\ jsmith.nsf would be
mail\log_jsmith.nsf.
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In the topic "Enable Out-of-Office Mail," the following statement is incorrect: "iNotes Web Access
lets you specify the time each day that the Out of Office agent runs to respond to mail. You can
select the time that this agent runs, or use the default time." iNotes Web Access does not allow
the user to change the default time. This correction also applies to the table item "Change the time
of the day when Out-of-Office checks for mail and sends a reply."
How Users Can Switch from Using iNotes Web Access to WebMail
If necessary, users can switch from using iNotes Web Access to WebMail. A URL parameter setting
(&ui=argument) is available to easily switch between WebMail and the iNotes Web Access. The first
example shows how to open a user's mail with the IWA user interface; the second example shows how to
switch to a WebMail user interface:
http://www.acme.com/mail/jsmith.nsf?OpenDatabase&ui=inotes
http://www.acme.com/mail/jsmith.nsf?OpenDatabase&ui=webmail
When a user switches to a either iNotes Web Access (ui=inotes) or WebMail (ui=webmail), that state is
remembered on the server. If server is set up for basic authentication it affects all future URLs to this
database.
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Compacting Databases
Domino Off-line Services will not attempt to compact encrypted databases just as Domino servers cannot
compact encrypted databases. Compacting databases only works on unencrypted databases.
Attachment Size Limit
Attachment size is based on two parameters that the administrator defines in the Server Document:
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Internet Protocols - HTTP tab, HTTP Protocol Limits section, "Maximum size of request content" field
(10000 kilobytes is the default)
Internet Protocols - Domino Web Engine tab, Post Data section, "Maximum POST data" field (10000
kilobytes is the default)
Editing of Entries with Attachments using both Notes and iNotes Web Access
iNotes Web Access does not allow the updating of attachments in repeating to do entries and repeating
calendar entries. We recommend that users do not update the attachments with the Notes client if you will
also be using the iNotes Web Access client to interact with these entries. If you do so, you may encounter
iNotes Web Access warning messages when you subsequently interact with these entries with your
iNotes Web Access client.
For the Sametime Chat feature to work with Unix servers
After you have replicated stauths.nsf from your Sametime server to your Domino server, open the
Replication Settings dialog box for the database, click Other, and check the check box "Temporarily
disable replication for this replica." This will prevent another version of the database from a Windows
system to overwrite your name change for the Unix server.
Going Offline
When opening an offline subscription from the Lotus iNotes Sync Manager on a Windows client that is
disconnected from the network, a dialog box may appear with a message stating that no connection to the
Internet is currently available, together with options to "Work Offline" or "Try Again". Choose "Try Again" in
order to access your offline data.
Working with Folders Offline
When working with folders offline, you need to refresh your browser when returning online to see the
newly added, changed, or deleted folder.
Changing Your Internet Password
When you change your Internet password, allow time for the server's Adminp process to run before the
change takes effect. You may have to wait anywhere from 5 minutes to several hours depending on how
often the Adminp process is set to run on the server.
When your Internet password is different from your Notes password:
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You may be prompted for a Synchronization Password the first time DOLS attempts to synchronize
the offline mail file. When such a prompt occurs, you must set the Synchronization Password to your
Notes password. DOLS will automatically save this password in your subscription synchronization
preferences. When logging into the database offline in a browser, use the same internet password you
would use to log into the browser online.
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If your offline mail file is encrypted locally, then a HTTP 500 Server internal error may occur when the
offline mail file is opened, unless you have correctly set the Synchronization Password for the
subscription to the Notes password. In the DOLS Sync Manager, select the mail file subscription
entry, then select the Properties - Security dialog to set the Synchronization Password.
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Searching Work Hour Availability
Work Hour search does not support users whose mail server time zone is different from the client's mail
server time zone. Further, when repeat appointments/meetings cross time zone boundaries, the time
information will not be correct.
Calendaring and Scheduling issues between a Notes/iNotes Web Access 6.0 client and a iNotes
5.0.x client
Currently, there are known issues when a Notes/iNotes Web Access 6.0 Chair initiates Calendar and
Scheduling workflow with an iNotes 5.0.x Invitee and that Invitee's mail file is being accessed on a 5.0.x
server through iNotes. Please contact technical support for specific information regarding this problem.
Language used in Calendar View Printing
The language used in Calendar View Printing can be switched by the browser's Language Preference
setting. This applies for Western, Central European, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese,
and Korean languages. For example, if a user sets a browser's Language Preference to Simplified
Chinese, the Calendar View Printing language will switch to Simplified Chinese.
Known Fix For Error "The remote server is not a known TCP/IP host" (Displayed When Clicking
Schedule Tab)
If a user sees the error "The remote server is not a known TCP/IP host" while creating a meeting and
clicking the Schedule tab, the administrator should check that the Net Address field for the TCPIP Port in
the Server Document is correct. If the server cannot be reached using the address specified in this field,
the address must be changed.
Known Time Zone Problems For Repeating Calendar Entries
The table that follows identifies known problems when a client or server is observing Daylight Saving Time
(DST). In summary, repeating calendar entries may be off by one hour in an environment where servers
and clients follow different DST rules.
Client:
No DST Observed
Client: DST Rule
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same as Server
Client : DST Rule
different from server
Server:
No DST Observed
Repeating calendar
entries work correctly.
Not Applicable
Repeating calendar entries
do not work correctly.
Server:
Some DST Observed
Repeating calendar
entries work correctly.
Repeating calendar
entries work correctly.
Repeating calendar entries
do not work correctly.
* DST Rule same as server means that the rule that specifies the Month, the week within the month, and
the day of the week when a location starts observing Daylight Saving Time and when it stops observing
Daylight Saving Time is the same on both the client and the server.
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Server, iNotes Web Access
Default "Use UTF-8 for HTML forms = NO" in the web site document
IMPORTANT: The default value of 'Use UTF-8 for HTML forms' must be "YES", the context Help
incorrectly reflects a default of 'NO'.
If you do not change the deafult value to "Yes", all the form encoding will be Native code as default.
Java-based Server Setup
Server
Dialup settings in Additional Server Setup
The new Domino Java Setup does not yet have functionality to configure the settings on a dialup port.
When users select the "Use a dialup connection" checkbox on the "Provide the Domino Directory" screen,
they are presented with the "Advanced Domino Services" screen. Here they can provide the phone
number of the First Domino server to connect to via modem, select the COM port to use, and select from a
list of modem drivers. There are also two buttons that are currently not enabled. These are: Configure
Port, and Connect Script. These buttons will currently display a window stating "This function has not been
implemented yet". When they are implemented they enable users to configure settings on the COM port
and use automated scripts for dialup connections.
If it is absolutely necessary for a user to configure port settings in the Additional Server setup, then it is
possible to use the old setup program. This still has the original capability for configuring ports and using
connection scripts. See the release note titled *New* Domino Java Setup Program for directions on
accessing the old setup program.
Server
Domino Directory file names other than "names.nsf"
The new Domino Java Setup program currently does not allow Additional Server setup against a First
server that has a Domino Directory with a filename other than "names.nsf".
Domino has a feature which allows users to rename the Domino Directory on a server by using the
notes.ini parameter "Names=<filename>". This tells the server to look for the Domino Directory in the
indicated filename. However, if a First Server is using this feature, Additional Servers will not be able to
connect to it successfully for setup. The Additional Server setup will fail with an error stating that the "File
does not exist", meaning the names.nsf file.
Designer, Server
NCSOW.jar and NCSOC.jar removed from the kit
In previous Notes/Domino releases the archive NCSOW.jar was provided so the CORBA-remoted
lotus.domino classes could be used by a Java application that was running in Websphere. This was done
to eliminate class conflicts that would otherwise exist if NCSO.jar or NCSOC.jar was used. The class
conflicts have been eliminated and the Notes/Domino kit no longer has the NCSOW.jar archive.
In addition, the NCSOC.jar archive is also removed from the kit. In Release 5, the kits provided two JAR
archives. One was compressed and the other was not compressed. In Notes/Domino 6 there is only one
JAR archive that is compressed.
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For review, the following NCSO archives are being included in the Notes/Domino 6 kit. They all have
identical contents. The difference is the way they are packaged:
CORBA-Remoted lotus.domino API Archives:
NCSO.jar
NCSO.cab
Archived using the JDK JAR utility with compression.
Archived using the Microsoft CABARC utility.
Server
Reusing ID's in Domino Setup
The Domino Server Setup program allows users to reuse Server ID's, Certifier ID's and Admin User ID's
from previous Domino Servers. This in effect allows an admin to recreate a server's identity in a clean
server installation.
For Lotus Domino 6, when a user selects the checkbox that allows them to reuse an existing ID file, it
does not change the existing fields on that screen. For example, after checking the box to reuse an
existing Server ID file, the servername field is still blank. This also happens with the Organization field
(which would get information from the Certifier ID) and the Admin User Name field. If a user enters
conflicting information in these fields it will corrupt the server setup. It is important that the information
added to these fields accurately match the information contained in the ID files.
Server
Unlocking Unix system displays for running Domino Java Setup
Most Unix systems create new shells with access control turned on by default. This will result in any
application that tries to create a window (such as the new Domino Java Setup program) to fail with Xlib
errors.
In order to unlock the system display, make sure that you are logged in as the user that will be running the
application, and then type the command:
xhost +
This will disable the systems access control and make it possible to launch the Domino Java Setup
program.
Below is an example of the error messages generated when attempting to launch Domino Setup without
disabling access control first:
Xlib: connection to
Xlib: Client is not
Exception in thread
server using ':0.0'
":0.0" refused by server
authorized to connect to Server
"main" java.lang.InternalError: Can't connect to X11 window
as the value of the DISPLAY variable.
Also, if you will need to make sure that your shell's DISPLAY environment variable points to the x-windows
session that you are running on. For example, if you have connected to another system via telnet, you will
need to change the DISPLAY variable to point to the system that you are working on. Remember to
include the port number of the system display (ie: systemname:0.0).
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Windows 2000 - Wrong path to save admin.id
When setting up the Domino server, and selecting the option "save admin.id", the path shown should be
the server path, but is not.
Administrators need to manually configure the correct path to save the admin.id file.
Server
Domino 6 Remote Server Setup requires Java 2 Version 1.3.1
As stated in the topic "Using the Domino Server Setup program remotely" in the Lotus Domino
Administrator 6 Help database, it is necessary to have the Java Run Time Environment (JRE) installed on
workstations being used for the Remote Server Setup feature when Notes or Domino 6 is not installed.
The version of Java that is included with installations of Notes/Domino 6 is Java 2 version 1.3.1_02. This
is the version that the Remote Server Setup feature is compatible with. It has been found that when using
the Java 2 version 1.4.1 JRE, some problems may occur in the Java Setup program. For example, on the
Domino Advanced Services panel, the list of Domino Services is not populated. Also, the ability to use to
tab button to move from field to field seems to be disabled when using this version of Java.
Workaround
When using the Remote Server Setup feature on a system without a Notes or Domino installation, make
sure that the version of the Java Run Time Environment is Java 2 version 1.3.1. This version allows the
Remote Setup feature to function normally.
Server
Domino Profile Setup can't get System databases from filesystem
The Domino Server Setup program has an option for setting up an Additional Server that allows the user
to obtain the server's system databases from the filesystem, including a CD, or a network drive, instead of
replicating them from the Domain Server. This option can be selected on the panel entitled "Provide the
system databases for this Domino Server", with a checkbox field called "Get system databases from CD
or other media".
The Domino Server Setup program also has the ability to record a Server Setup Profile, which will record
the information for a server configuration is a file that can be applied either locally or remotely, as well as
with a -silent option. Applying this Server Setup Profile will configure the server specified using the
configuration information that was recorded.
Currently, a problem exists with the Server Setup Profile recording process that makes it unable to retain
the option "Get system databases from CD or other media" when it is selected. If a user selects this option
while recording a Profile, it will not be applied when a server is setup using that Profile.
The workaround to this problem is to either allow the Server Profile Setup to obtain the system databases
from the Domain Server (which requires that the Domain Server specified be running and reachable over
the network), or to perform the Server Setup (locally or remotely) without the use of the Profile.
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Linux - Using Bi-Di organization name will cause setup to freeze
During the set-up of Domino for Linux, using Bi-directional characters for the organization name will cause
setup to freeze.
Workaround
Use the remote server setup feature on a Windows machine to set up Domino for Linux. For more
information about remote server setup, please refer to Lotus Domino Administrator 6 Help.
Server
Remote server Setup from Unix to W32 cannot be Silent
When attempting to perform a Remote Server Setup, using a Unix system as the Remote Setup client, the
program will have problems setting up a Server on a W32 system (Windows 2000 or Windows NT 4).
This only occurs when the user attempts to use the "Silent Setup" option. This would be invoked with the
following command-line:
remotesetup <serverhost> -silent <path to Setup Profile> =<path to notes.ini on
serverhost> -pb
The problems occurs this way because the Silent Setup option requires a path to the notes.ini file for the
server being setup remotely. However, when the Remote Setup client is on a Unix system, it is unable to
interpret a W32 path, such as "C:\Lotus\Domino\Data\notes.ini". This causes the Setup program to write
the following error message to the errorlog.txt file (where Silent Setup log output is written):
Could not find 'notes.ini' as specified on command line
The workaround to this problem is to use the Remote Setup client on Unix system in GUI mode only. If a
Profile is to be used, then the "-playback" option can be given to the remotesetup command as follows:
remotesetup <serverhost> -playback
or
remotesetup <serverhost> -pl
This will allow the user to manually select the serverhost to be setup, and then to proceed through the
Profile in GUI mode on the remote Unix client system.
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Installation issues
Client
Multiple User Client Installation information
Following is general information about the new Multiple User Notes Client installation feature:
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When installing a Multiple User Install, you will need to launch Notes Minder from the program
directory. The shortcut for Notes Minder that appears in the Start Menu, currently isn't working.
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You can now upgrade an existing 4.x and 5.x Single Client Notes install to a Multiple User install if you
have Administrative rights to the machine. Be aware that this just preserves and renames the
Notes.INI and leaves behind your old data directory. You will need to run through setup again and
manually move any old data you wish to reuse. Once you made the choice in the Lotus Notes 6 Client
to have either a Single or Multi User Install, an uninstall is required before going from one install type
to another.
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User Profiles must be enabled on Windows 98 & Windows Millennium Edition. Windows on-line help
for this feature is called "Enabling multiple users to personalize settings".
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The Multiple User Installation option applies only to the Notes Client and is therefore only found in the
Notes kit. The Designer and Administrator Clients aren't supported with a Multiple User Install (not
even during upgrade scenarios).
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Installing a Shared install and selecting a Multiple User Installation through a transform isn't
supported. This is also documented in the Install documentation.
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When installing the Multiple User Installation option on Windows 98 and Windows 95, the Lotus
Application Menu folder doesn't get installed to the All Users folder. Therefore, when the second and
subsequent user logs on to the operating system, they will have to navigate to the Lotus Notes
Program Directory to launch the Notes Client.
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When installing the Multiple User Installation silently through a transform, the second and subsequent
user who logs on to the operating system won't have shortcut icons on their desktop or the "Lotus
Applications" folder in their Start Menu. They will have to navigate to the Lotus Notes Program
Directory to launch the Notes client. This is only an issue when installing silently.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
Windows 2000 Single Logon password synchronization
Due to the group policies feature in Windows 2000, you may encounter an erroneous error message when
synchronizing passwords for the Notes Single Logon feature if your Windows 2000 password is too short.
Specifically, if Notes prompts you to change your Notes password because it does not match your
Windows account password, you may receive this error message after entering your Windows account
password:
"Unable to set your Windows password successfully. You must manually change your Windows
password to match your new Notes password."
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This message can be safely ignored. The password synchronization will still take place and there is no
loss of functionality.
To avoid the error message, simply click the Cancel button when prompted to enter your Windows
account password.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
Single Logon - Need Admin rights and restart after install
You need to have Administrator rights on your operating machine in order to install the "Single Logon"
feature. If you have selected the "Single Logon" feature during a Notes Client installation, simply restart
your computer to enable the "Single Logon" feature. You will no longer be prompted to enter a password
when launching the Notes Client.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer, Server
Install issue with OLEAUT32.DLL and OLEPRO32.DLL
For NT 4.0 users:
If you are using Service Pack 3 for NT 4.0 or earlier the following error may occur when launching the
Notes client - "the ordinal 127 could not be located in dynamic link library oleaut32.dll". Inorder to resolve
this issue you need to upgrade to atleast Service Pack 4 for NT 4.0.
For Win95/Win98 users:
Win95/Win98 clients may get an error about missing OLEAUT32.DLL - "Unable to invoke program" box,
and then "The NNOTESWS.DLL file is linked to missing export OLEAUT32.DLL:97". This is due to having
an older version of OLAUT32.DLL, OLEPROC32.DLL and OLE32.DLL. At a minimum, customers need to
have the below files with the same version or later. You need to match up the size, date and version to be
sure. Dll's older than what is listed below will not work with Domino 6.
Name
OLAUT32.DLL
OLEPROC32.DLL
OLE32.DLL
Size
585K
161K
757K
Date
Version
6/2/98 2.30.4261
6/2/98 5.0.4261
7/13/98 4.71.2618
Microsoft has a patch utility which will update these files and several other for Windows 95
and Windows 98 (note two separate links depending upon the version of Windows).
For Windows 95:
http://www.microsoft.com/com/dcom/dcom95/download.asp
For Windows 98:
http://www.microsoft.com/com/dcom/dcom98/dcom1_3.asp
Server
Domino setup screens do not update correctly using Navigator
When using Netscape Navigator to set up a Domino server, the status "%" icons do not update, and you
must reload manually to see the Congratulations screen.
This problem occurs if you have the cache preference "Document in cache is compared to document on
network" set to "Never." Change this preference to "Once per session" for future Domino server setups.
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Administrator Client, Client, Designer
Automated Client Setup information
The Automated Setup feature supports connecting to a Domino server via a Remote Access Server (RAS)
dialup connection. However, it is best not to use this feature if a network login domain is required to make
this connection. When this login is required, there will be multiple failed dialup attempts until the
configuration screen displays, allowing the user to enter the login domain. At this point, the dialup
connection will be made successfully and Client Setup will complete.
In addition, the Automated Setup feature does not support the ability to access the Domino server via
direct dial and also access Internet accounts via a Remote Access Server (RAS) dialup connection. This
combination will result in dialup errors and Client Setup will not be successful. The two connection types
can be used independently of each other, but not together. To configure a Client in this way, it is
recommended that the user perform a Client Setup without the use of the Automated Setup feature.
Server
Data Transfer Error during installation
If you receive a Data Transfer Error dialog box during a Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000 installation, exit the
install and shut down all other applications. In most cases, this is due to a .DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file
that is still in use while the install program is trying to update it. It may also help to log off the system and
log in again before retrying the installation.
Example Data Transfer Error dialog box:
Data Transfer Error Information
ComponentError returned the following data transfer error.
Setup will now abort.
Media Name: DATA
Component: Domino as an NT Service
File Group:
File:
Error Number: -115
Client, Server
Full-text indexes must be rebuilt upgrading to Notes/Domino 6
Existing R5.0.x full-text indexes are not compatible with the current release. On both the Client and the
Server, full-text indexes must be rebuilt.
Client
Macintosh Client Error ". . .'NotesLib' could not be found"
If Virtual Memory has been turned off, you may encounter this error message when launching Notes: "The
application 'Notes' could not be opened because 'NotesLib' could not be found."
To correct this problem, go to the Control Panel for Memory and enable Virtual Memory. It is
recommended that the total Virtual Memory should not be set to more than twice the physical memory of
the machine.
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Administrator Client, Client, Designer
Time Range cannot span midnight for Client Setup
During Notes Client Setup, there is a dialog that allows users to configure a Replication schedule. There is
a known problem when a time range that spans midnight is entered on this dialog. Doing so will result in
the time range being reversed. For example, if the user enters 11:00 PM - 03:00 AM in the Replication
schedule dialog during Client Setup, the time range will be reversed to read 03:00 AM - 11:00 PM.
The user may not notice this time change in the dialog, but it can be easily corrected by opening the local
Address Book, going to the Advanced -> Locations view, and manually editing the time range in the
relevant location document(s).
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
Win95 - Client install requires 'shfolder.dll'
The Notes Client install will be unsuccessful if you are running the Windows 95 or Windows 98
pre-Second Edition operating systems. If you try to install the Notes Client on these operating systems,
you may encounter this error message:
Data transfer error information
ComponentError returned the following data transfer error
Setup will now abort
Media Name: data
Component: Program Files\Self Registered
File Group: ProgramFilesSelfRegistered
File: e:\notes\6.0\nlsxbe.dll
Error Number: -119
This is caused by a missing system file, 'shfolder.dll', which is included in Windows 98 Second Edition,
Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT, and Windows 2000. Installation to these newer operating
system versions will be successful.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
Error 1607: Unable to install InstallShield Scripting Runtime
If attempting to install or upgrade your client installation and you receive the following error message:
"1607: Unable to install InstallShield Scripting Runtime"
try one of two things.
Open the Windows Task Manager (or use Ctrl+Alt+Delete on Win 95/98) - if present, end the msiexec
task and attempt the client installation again.
or
Restart your system and attempt the client installation again.
If this doesn't work - see the install troubleshooting release note "If the client install fails while installing".
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Administrator Client, Client, Designer
For verification of a silent install, add "+" to the command
To display a prompt when the installation is complete, or when it fails, use the (+) parameter at the end of
the command. Here is an example:
setup.exe /s /v"/qn+"
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
If the client install fails while installing
If the client installs fails while installing users should attempt to install the Windows Installer directly using
the following files in the install directory:
instmsia.exe - Windows Installer Redistributable for Windows 95, 98, and Me
Also located at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=32831
instmsiw.exe - Windows Installer Redistributable for Windows NT 4.0 and 2000
Also located at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?releaseid=32832&NewList=1
In some cases, doing so will give an Internal Error 2203 - this indicates the same issue of not having
sufficient system permission's set as in this Microsoft knowledge base article:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q296056
Other error messages can be searched for in the Microsoft knowledge base.
Errors you may encounter include:
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1603: Error installing Windows installer engine. A file which needs to be replaced may be held in
use.
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1607: Unable to install Install Shield Scripting Runtime.
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Internal error 1601 -- could not install scripting runtime.
If you can successfully install the Windows Installer itself, then installing the client with verbose logging
may point you to where or why the install is failing.
From a command line launch the installer with the following parameters:
setup.exe /v"/L*v c:\temp\install.log
Client
Mac OS X - Problems connecting to network drives
There is a known problem with earlier versions of Macintosh OS X which results in crashes when
connecting to some network drives. This is a Macintosh Operating System problem which has since been
fixed. Please upgrade to Macintosh OS 10.1.5 to avoid these network connectivity problems.
If you are running an earlier version, you may encounter this problem when trying to install the Macintosh
Client from a network drive, or when trying to locate a user id on a network drive during initial Client Setup.
To avoid both problems, either upgrade to Macintosh OS 10.1.5 or simply copy the Notes Macintosh
install kit and your user id to a local drive before proceeding.
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Client
Macintosh - Don't rename the Notes Install Disk folder
When downloading Notes 6 from the web onto your Macintosh, accept the default selection for the Notes
Install Disk folder because the installer requires this folder to be named as such.
Client
Macintosh OS X - Install folder to desktop
When installing your Notes client on Macintosh OS X, it is advised that you either place your Lotus Notes
folder on your desktop or copy your user id to your personal Documents folder so it can be easily
accessible during Client setup.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
Notes Single Logon & Windows Terminal Server/Client
The Notes Client Single Password Logon feature is not currently supported for use with the Windows
Terminal Server/Client feature.
Server
Please Replace (not Refresh) design for the Mail Journaling db
Due to a change in the spelling of the template name used to inherit the design from, you should Replace
(not Refresh) the design of your current Mail Journaling (mailjrn.nsf) database with the new Mail
Journaling (mailjrn.ntf) template.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
Renaming desktop icons will have to be manually deleted
After installing the Client, new desktop shortcuts will be created for the Notes, Designer, and Administrator
Clients. If you rename these desktop icons to customize them, you will need to manually delete them after
uninstalling the Client. If you are upgrading an existing install that currently has desktop shortcuts that
have been renamed, the old shortcuts will no longer work. Simply remove them from your desktop and
use the newly created shortcuts.
Server
Server upgrade may not remove obsolete files.
On clean installs of an earlier release of Domino 6 (Pre-release 2), there was an installation issue, in that
no string values were added to the registry. The registry keys
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lotus\Domino and
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lotus\Domino\6.0 were added, but had no information set
beneath them.
The workaround is to add two string values under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lotus\Domino
before attempting an upgrade, otherwise the install will proceed as if it's a fresh install, and not try to
remove any old or obsolete files. Add a string value called Path, and set it to the currently installed
program directory; add another called DataPath, and set it to the currently installed data directory. NOTE:
Path and DataPath are string values and not subkeys.
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Any previous upgrades to Pre-release 2 should have retained the setting under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lotus\Domino, regardless of the previous version.
Administrator Client, Server
UNIX - Previously installed language pack should be removed
When installing the Domino Server for Domino 6, you may get a warning message if LangPack has been
installed in a previous version of the Domino Server.
To continue installing the Domino 6 Server, the user needs to remove the line "LangpackData=1" from the
NOTES.INI file in the Domino Server data directory.
Server
UNIX - remote install causes different ownership of files
After remote install is completed, change ownership of files in the notesdata and notesdata/help
directories to appropriate user.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
Upgrading or installing Notes 6 after a disk failure
If you install or upgrade to Notes 6 after experiencing a disk failure, you cannot specify the client
installation location. This issue is caused by the Microsoft Windows Installer. To specify another location
to install your Notes client(s), following these steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Click Start, then choose Settings - Control Panel.
Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
In the Add/Remove Programs dialog box, select Lotus Notes 6, then click Add/Remove.
Follow the installation wizard to repair your current installation.
Copy the missing files (Lotus Notes 6.nsi & Data1.cab) into C:\WINNT\Installer\.
The error dialog boxes tell you which files are missing or are needed to remove the missing installation.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer, Server
Windows Explorer shows the old brand icons for Notes/Domino
After installing Notes/Domino 6, if you notice that applications such as Windows Explorer are still
displaying the old brand icons for Notes and Domino, please refer to the Microsoft Knowledge Base
article:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q133733
Windows uses the file ShellIconCache to cache icon files for performance reasons. This file can be out of
sync or damaged, causing Windows to display the wrong icons in items like Windows Explorer; the article
referenced above explains how to correct this problem.
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Client
Client setup with ID whose Mail tab is blank
If you change the Mail tab of a Person Document to be "None", and then use that User ID to complete a
Client setup to a Domino Server, you will get the error message: "You cannot add a directory to your
workspace". Simply approve the error message and Notes setup will complete.
To avoid the error message, you could complete a no connection to a Domino Server setup, and then
connect to the server after setup.
Server
Domino 6 Setup overwrites ServerTasks line in Notes.INI
Occasionally users will want to reconfigure the settings for a Domino Server. This is sometimes done by
deleting most of the contents of a Notes.INI file, and relaunching the Domino Setup program. However,
the Domino 6 Setup program will add a new "ServerTasks=" line to the Notes.INI file, which some users
may want to preserve from their previous server.
In this case, a Notes.INI variable has been created that will prevent the Domino 6 Server Setup program
from overwriting any existing ServerTasks lines in the Notes.INI file.
Simply add this line to the Notes.INI before running the Domino 6 Server Setup program:
SetupLeaveServerTasks=1
This will preserve the original ServerTasks line in the Notes.INI file while the new Domino 6 server is
configured.
Client
Macintosh - Client Upgrade default folder
The Macintosh Installer defaults to the Lotus Notes folder, even if you have the Notes Client installed on
your system in a different folder. When upgrading your Macintosh Notes Client, please be sure to change
the installation folder, if needed, to assure the files are installed to the correct folder.
Client
Macintosh - Macintosh Installer and Notes ALM feature
The Notes ALM feature is supported on Macintosh OS 9.x only - it is not supported on Macintosh OS X.
The Macintosh Installer installs the Notes ALM feature by default when using the Notes Easy Install
option. The Notes ALM feature is also listed as an available option when using the Notes Custom Install
option.
To prevent installation of this feature on Macintosh OS X, please use the Notes Custom Install option and
leave the "Notes ALM" install option deselected.
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Client
Multiple-user Install & user name with extended ASCII characters
The Multiple-user Install feature does not currently support user names with non-ASCII characters. The
Notes Client will crash when trying to perform a Client Setup for such a user with the Multiple-user Install.
Client, Server
Notes/Domino 6 cannot be installed into a non-ASCII name folder
Notes/Domino 6 cannot be installed into a directory/folder with a non-ASCII name; please use an ASCII
name for the directory/folder name to install.
Server
R4.x Server has problems upgrading to Domino 6
The Notes Server release 4.x had the capability of installing a Notes Workstation along with the Notes
Server. These two programs shared a common Program directory, Data directory, and Notes.INI file,
which was installed to the OS system directory on windows platforms (such as C:\WINNT). Because only
one Notes.INI could reside on a system, installing a separate Server and Client on the same system was
not supported.
Some users may have tried to workaround this by copying the Notes.INI from the OS system directory to
the installation path (such as the Program Directory) of the server, and then installing a Notes Workstation
to a separate location on the system. This would functionally allow for two installations to reside on the
same system. However, this configuration is not supported for future versions of Notes/Domino.
In Domino 6, it is required that a Domino Server and Notes client not share installation paths. Thus,
installing a Domino 6 Server to C:\Lotus\Notes, and then install a Lotus Notes client to C:\Lotus\Notes is
not supported. Notes/Domino 6 requires that users install these two program to separate locations in order
to them to function normally. However, the may be installed on the same system, because the Notes.INI
files are located with the install path of each program.
When upgrading a Notes R4.x Server, the Domino 6 installer will not upgrade workstation files, if they
exist. Domino 6 will also not remove these files. The workstation files, and the shortcuts to them, will be
left behind after upgrading to Domino 6. Shortcuts and links to these files should be removed, since their
use is no longer supported.
In order to replace the R4.x workstation, it is necessary to install a Notes 6 Administrator client to a
separate location.
In the case that a user has modified an R4.x Server installation so that the Notes.INI is located anywhere
other than the OS system directory, upgrading to Domino 6 will not function properly. If the Notes.INI file is
detected in the OS system directory, the Domino 6 installer will copy it from the OS system directory to the
Program directory. If the Notes.INI is not found in the OS system directory, the Domino 6 installer will
create a new Notes.INI in the server's Program directory.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
Upgrading Single Logon Install still has this feature enabled
If you currently have an existing Single Logon Notes install you'd like to upgrade, it is advised that you
enable Client Single Logon again during the upgrade.
If you no longer would like this feature enabled on your operating machine, please uninstall the existing
Single Logon Notes, and perform a clean install without this feature enabled.
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Administrator Client
WebAdmin - no route to the destination address
When loading the Domino Web Administrator from a server running on Linux, you may see the following
error message:
Notes error: No route is known from this host to the destination address.
Look to the "Linux - Default network queue parameter should be reset" Release Note for a possible
solution.
Accessibility Issues
Client
Duplicated field names and descriptions for accessibility aids
By default, when the Notes client provides information to an accessibility aid it will re-use the field's name
as the field description if the description is blank. Likewise, it will use the field description as the field name
if there is no field name. This behavior can be disable by setting the Notes.INI file variable:
MSAAFieldNameHelp = -1
For usability purposes it may be important for field name and field description to be distinct. In this case
the application developer will need to provide HTML 'Title's (field name) and field help (for field
descriptions) explicitly.
Designer
Meaning of "Access Name" field property
Access Name is a non-editable property displayed on the Field Properties <HTML> pane. The Notes client
uses this value to display it's 'best-guess' for the static text label associated with this field. This
'best-guess' is exposed by Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA). Assistive technologies, used by people
with disabilities, then have an association between the static text label and the field.
The Access Name is derived from:
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The field's HTML 'Title' tag
If there is no 'Title' tag, static text to the left of the field (maximum of 2 columns if in a table)
if there is no static text to the left, static text directly above the field.
Because the Notes client may position text differently than the Designer (due to hidden elements), Access
Name may not always be accurate. If in doubt, simply fill in the field's HTML 'Title' tag.
Client
No field contents being announced by screen readers
Due to some changes in the accessibility interface between Notes 6 and R5, some screen readers will
announce no values when reading a document, but will duplicate field names. Notes 6 can be made to
emulate the R5 behavior by setting the .ini file variable:
MSAACompatibility = V5
Screen reader vendors are aware of this issue and should be contacted regarding the current status of
their products.
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Applet issues
Administrator Client, Client, Designer, Server
Windows 95 - Java Applets are not supported
Java Applets are no longer supported with the new JVM for Windows 95. Although the menu and dialogs
are still available to create Java Applets, the applets will not display in the Notes client or Designer.
However, if you preview them in a browser, or on another platform, they will be visible.
Client
Windows 95 - Java is not supported
Starting with Notes/Domino 6, Java will not be supported on Windows 95 in Notes. This is in response to
the fact that Microsoft has dropped support of Windows 95. Since our Administrator Client, Designer and
Server are not supported on Windows 95, the only issue is with the Notes Client.
If the Notes client encounters a Java applet (e.g., on the Welcome page), a grey box will appear. If the
user wants to start the Java Debug Console, nothing will happen. If a Java agent is run, you will get the
following error message:
"JVM: Java Virtual Machine failed to start".
Also, the 'Is SameTime OnLine' button will do nothing.
Basically, in most places where you can execute Java, it will be a no-op. In some cases, there will be an
error message complaining about failing to start the JVM.
Client, Designer, Server
Changes to rich-text applets may not appear without refresh
When editing a document on the web that contains a rich-text applet, changes made within the rich-text
applet may not appear until you select 'Refresh' from the browser toolbar.
Application Design issues
Client, Designer
HTML Source Editor: List type fields not returned as Form fields
The HTML Source Editor does not return List type fields (ie: Dialog List, Radio Button, etc.) as Form fields.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
Date/time format changes in Notes/Domino 6
In Lotus Notes/Domino 6, Date/Time formats have been enhanced, allowing some formats that were
either not available in previous version of Notes, or that are handled in a different manner than they were
previously. Views have been enhanced to handle the date/time formats that were introduced in R5 fields.
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Some points application designers should take into consideration when designing view columns that
contain date/time formats:
Display Option
Domino 6 Result
R5 Result
Date display set to "Show 4 digits Years prior to 1950, and after
for 21st century"
2000 display with 4 digits, years
between 1950 and 2000 display
with 2 digits
All entries display 4 digit years
Date display set to "Show Today
when appropriate"
(This option is now associated
with the DATE display instead of
the TIME display)
"Today" is not shown -- the date
is displayed using the
weekday/month/day/year format
selected
If the date is today's date, the
word "Today" appears instead of
the weekday/month/day/year
Designer
Field value cannot be used as formula in embedded view
Specifying a field value to be used as the formula for an embedded view does not work.
Server
MS Installer runs when accessing page with edit control
Support for the Microsoft DHTML ActiveX editing control has been added to some of the Domino Web
applications. This control is only used on Win32 systems running IE 5.0 or greater. You may notice that
the first time you access a page containing the DHTML control from a browser session, the Microsoft
Office Installer starts running. You can cancel out of the installer and the DHTML editing control will work
properly, but the next time you open your browser and access a page with that control, the installer will
again begin running.
This issue occurs on systems where MS Office has been installed. Even though the DHTML control is fully
supported by IE 5.0 and higher, MS Office can use the DHTML editing control, and puts information in the
registry about it. The default installation of MS Office marks the HTML Source Editing component as
"Install on First Use", so when you access the control from a Domino web page, MS Office sees the
registry entry for the HTML Source Editing component, thinks it needs it installed, and begins the
installation procedure.
There are two ways to prevent the MS Office Installer from continually prompting you to run install:
1. You can allow the MS Office Installer to run and it will install the HTML Source Editing component that
it thinks it needs.
2. You can go into MS Office Install via the Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, and mark the HTML
Source Editing component in the Office Tools section of MS Office Install, as "Not Available".
Note that this is an issue with MS Office and NOT an issue with the DHTML editing component.
Designer
Signature of embedded applet changed to signature of modifier
The signature of an embedded applet is changed to the signature of the modifier, if changes are made to
the applet parameters or to the applet properties.
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Designer
Migrating servlets from R5 to Notes/Domino 6
If the name of your R5 servlet is the same as the servlet class, migration from R5 to Notes/Domino 6 will
happen automatically. If not, add the following line to your servlets.properties file:
servletname.code=servletclass
Client, Designer
Using Style Sheets with Netscape 4.x
Cascading Style Sheet properties assigned to <table> elements are not inherited by their children in
Netscape 4.x. Assign the property to the <td> element instead.
Designer
Changing an editable Field/Formula column to simple function
If you have a view column that has been defined as using either a field or a formula for its contents and it
is set to be an editable column in the view, you cannot change it to be a simple function column that is not
editable in a view just by changing the column type to simple function (even though the result of doing this
looks like the column is no longer editable).
You must first manually uncheck the column property to be editable and then switch the column type to be
a simple function.
Designer
Custom-designed 'twisties'
Notes/Domino 6 introduces the ability to use custom designed twisties. In Designer, however, if you
specify a custom twisty image, the refresh arrow will not appear in the view displayed in Designer.
Pressing F9 will refresh the view with the new custom design however.
In addition, once a twisty image has been specified in Designer, if it is changed to another twisty while still
in the same Designer session, the new twisty image will not be displayed on a refresh in the Designer
view -- the old image will continue to display. Closing and reopening the view will correct the problem in
Designer.
In both cases, the client display of the twisty will be correct when the view is saved -- the problem is
limited to the Designer display.
Designer
Embedded calendar view needs to be sized properly
When embedding a calendar view, you need to set the embedded view to be large enough to display the
calendar information. If the embedded view is too short (height too small), the user will experience
difficulties getting times to display in time slots and being able to see calendar entries in some formats.
Client, Designer
Embedded outline issues
Following are the known issues regarding embedded outlines in Domino Designer 6:
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The [Store data in document] embedded outline is only supported on forms in NAB. Only a single
[Store data in document] outline is supported; [Store data in document] outline in any other context is
not supported.
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An embedded outline root entry property will match an entry's label first, then alias. In R5, the root
entry property only matched against an entry's alias.
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The embedded outline property "OS Style twisty" takes on the embedded outline's background color.
If the outline's background color is reset to (None), the OS Style twisty retains the embedded outline's
background color. To reset the twisty's color, change the outline's background color to White, then
(None).
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The embedded outline property "OS Style twisty" is not supported on Macintosh platform.
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In an embedded outline with view and folder placeholders (Other Views, Other Private Views, etc.),
views and folders in the placeholders may appear out of order after creating the private instance of a
Shared-Private-On-First-Use view or folder.
Designer
Frameset-Selecting fields in Fields & Functions dialog crash
Opening the Formula Window for Frame Captions, clicking Fields& Functions, and selecting Fields will
crash. This is a problem in this context only and can be worked around by manually typing in the
appropriate formula.
Designer
Known issues with Programmed Tables
Following are the known issues with Programmed Tables in Notes/Domino 6:
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Copying and pasting a Programmed tabbed table and corresponding $field in the same form does not
work unless you rename both the table and $field. If you do not rename, the pasted table will still be
controlled by the original $field and not the pasted $field.
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Programmed tables that do not have a corresponding $field (but still have formulas on the form that
change rows, i.e. 'FIELD $<Tablename> := "Row2"') will not always retain the current row when
toggling between read and edit modes. This is a software limitation. The workaround is to add a
$<Tablename> field to your form.
Client, Designer
Layer issues
Following are known issues/limitations with Layers:
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For backward-compatibility, any paragraph text formatting and/or hide-whens should be applied to
layer contents directly, not just the paragraph containing the layer placeholder. There are two ways to
have the paragraph properties applied directly to the layer content:
1. Format the paragraph before creating the layer - the paragraph properties will be inherited by the
paragraph in the layer
2. To apply the formatting after the layer has already been created, include the layer placeholder in
the selection (highlight the paragraph, including the layer placeholder). Any formatting will be
applied to the paragraph in the layer
If paragraph formatting is not applied to the layer's paragraph in either of the above manners,
formatting should be set explicitly on the layer's paragraph to render correctly in pre-Notes 6 clients.
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For backward-compatibility, a layer should be created in a table. This is so the left margin of the
layer's contents will align correctly. For example, paragraphs in a layer have a left margin of 0 in Notes
6 - so that they are left-aligned with the layer's left edge. In a pre-Notes 6 client, the layer itself is not
rendered - only the layer's contents. In this example, the layer's contents will have a 0 left margin on
the form in pre-Notes 6 client. By placing the layer in a table, the table will have a normal 1 inch
margin and act as a container for the layer's contents.
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Em unit values for layer Top, Left, Height, and Width properties are computed based on the
document's default 10pt font-size, or layer font-size as specified via a style sheet resource.
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A positioned layer on a subform appears to change position after inserting the subform on a form. This
is the correct behavior - on a subform in design mode, the subform is the containing block. When the
subform is inserted on the form, the form becomes the containing block - thus the layer is positioned
relative to the form's top and left edges, rather than the subform's. This is an issue only for positioned
layers - auto positioned layers remain anchored at their insertion point.
To use positioned layers in a subform, create a parent layer that is auto positioned. Then create
positioned child layers inside the auto positioned layer - the auto positioned layer will be the containing
block in both subform and form, thus the positioned layers will retain their relative position in the form.
Designer
LotusScript Debugger cannot test Query and Post DragDrop events
The QueryDragDrop event fires when a document (which is highlighted to later be dropped) is dragged
over any folders. When debugging, the debugger fires along with the event and completes; the handle to
the document is then lost. Therefore, once the QueryDragDrop event has concluded, no document is
dropped. This means you cannot debug the PostDragDrop event after testing the QueryDragDrop event.
Workaround
To debug both the QueryDragDrop and PostDragDrop events:
Code the QueryDragDrop event and test as necessary. Once you are satisfied, comment out the code for
the QueryDragDrop event, and code the PostDragDrop event to test as necessary.
Client, Designer
Style sheet resource issues
Following are known issues and/or limitations of style sheet resources in the Notes client:
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Element properties set via CSS style rules take precedence over conflicting properties set via the
element's infobox
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Embedded elements do not support properties specified via style sheet
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Table cell border style is applied to all cells when using class or id selector to specify border for only
a particular cell(s)
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Font-weights 100 - 600 are rendered as Normal; 700 - 900 are rendered as Bold
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Rules using Paragraph and Image (P and Img) selectors are not applied to those elements in a
layout region. Rules using Body selector are applied to text in a layout region
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Visibility property - only supported for layer; only values 'hidden' and 'collapse' are supported
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Border-top-color and Border-top-style are applied to all sides. Border-left-color, Border-right-color,
Border-bottom-color, Border-left-style, Border-right-style, and Border-bottom-style are not supported
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@import rule is not supported
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@media rule is not supported
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Adjacent selectors are not supported
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ID and Class selection is not supported for fields, buttons, or computed text, e.g. p.redField {...} will
not be applied to a field with redField class attribute. To use class selection with these elements,
place them in an element that supports class selection. For example, table.redField {...} will apply the
rule to fields in a table with redField class
The following CSS property values are not supported in Notes:
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Font-family: cursive and fantasy generic families
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Text-decoration: overline and blink
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Border-color: transparent
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Background-color: transparent - Not supported for body element, supported for other applicable
elements
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Margin: Negative value is not supported for table or image selectors
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Padding and margin: percent value. The property will be ignored if given a percent value, thus no
padding or margin will be applied (numerous SPRs apply).
Administrator Client
A sort order is not updated after changing collation rule
In some cases, a sort order is not updated automatically after you change a collation rule. In these cases,
you may update a sort order with the nupdate.exe command; run this command on the server console, or
in a command prompt of your OS.
Client, Designer
Design Synopsis chokes on R5 actions with JavaScript
When creating a Design Synopsis in Notes 6 of an R5 action with JavaScript, Notes will sometimes crash,
or it will return nothing.
Workaround:
When trying to create a Design Synopsis of these elements, please use the DXL Transformer in the
Designer.
1) Open Designer
2) Open an Element List for the database you want to view
3) Select menu: Tools/DXL Utilities/Transformer
4) In the Type Box, choose a Design Element Type
5) In the Box below, choose the Element you want to view
6) In the "Selecting XSL Transforming Resource" box, select a XSL stylesheet to format output.
7) Choose where to send the output: Display or File (must have an existing HTML file)
8) Press OK
For creating XSL Stylesheets, please see the Lotus Domino 6 Designer on-line Help.
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Designer
Issue related to HTML Editor
Following are issues associated with the HTML Editor feature in Notes/Domino 6.
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Problem: Create a form, insert some pass-thru HTML that represents an entity (e.g. a table), convert
it to Notes Format and attempt to save the form. In some circumstances, the message "Cannot save
bitmap to disk ..." appears and the form cannot be saved.
Workaround: This only happens for html that contains a reference to blank gifs. If you delete the little
red dots in the table, the form can be saved.
Designer
Issues related to Fields
Following are issues related to the Fields feature in Notes/Domino 6.
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Problem: On the RGB tab of a color field, it is not clear where to click to accept new color settings.
Workaround: Set the R, G, and B fields by moving the slider and then click on the bottom left corner
of the dialog to the left of the RGB: label.
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Problem: If you design a Date/Time (Calendar/Time control) field with an infobox setting of Display
Date: Show: Only weekday, month and day and then enter a date with a non-current year, the date
will be changed to the current year.
Workaround: Option 1 - For Display Date, use 'Show All'. Option 2 - Maintain 'Show' as 'Only
weekday, month and day' and set 'Special' to 'Show year only when not this year'.
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Problem: Rich Text Lite field that allow only one entity are keyboard accessible with <ALT><Down
Arrow> except if the entity is Text. Rich Text Lite fields that allow multiple entities are not keyboard
accessible.
Workaround: none
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Problem: On the Mac only, a Listbox field that is setup to "Allow multiple values" does not display the
checkboxes (to the left of the available options) that make the multiple selection possible.
Workaround: On the Mac, click to the left of the selection options. A checkbox will appear that makes
multiple selection possible.
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Problem: Create a form with a Rich Text field, set the form to "Inherit entire selected document into
rich text field", save the form and then change the name of the field. Attempt to create a doc from this
form and a dialog box appears that says "Inherit rich text field does not exist".
Workaround: After completing the form creation sequence above, reselect the field in the On Create
section of the Defaults tab of the Form infobox.
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Problem: Create a form with a paragraph style of Headline. Insert a text field in the form and enter
some text in the Field Hint area. Create a doc from this form and notice that the color if the text in the
field is black instead of magenta.
Workaround: Option 1 - Save and reopen the doc. Option 2 - Set the field text font color.
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Problem: Create a form, add a text field and change the font to a non-black color. Copy the field.
Problem 1 - Enter a few <CR>s to the form and then paste in the field. The font color of the field is
changed to black. Problem 2 - Open another form and paste in the field. The font color of the field is
changed to black.
Workaround: Manually change the font color of the pasted fields back to the desired color.
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Server
OS-level database access from apps running in server directory
There is a new behavior in the database cache for applications running in the server program directory:
Due to a change for API applications that are using the server's Notes.INI (running out of the server
program directory), databases accessed by those applications may be cached in Domino 6, when they
were not cached in R5. Databases accessed "locally" via NSF APIs will now be placed in the server
database cache on Close.
This change will affect applications that are performing OS-level file operations on databases: if the
database is in the cache, it will not be possible to delete/rename the file without removing it from the
cache. To avoid problems, start using NSF APIs for file operations on databases (e.g. NSFDbDelete), or
take the databases offline before the OS-level operation, and bring them back online when the OS-level
operations are complete (NSFTakeDatabaseOffline, NSFBringDatabaseOnline).
Client
View/Folder Issues: "Shared, private on 1st use" view
In Notes/Domino 6, "Shared, Private on 1st use" views initially display with the shared view icon. Once the
user clicks on the icon, the private version of the view is created, and has a private view icon associated
with it. However, unlike R4.x, the shared view icon will remain visible in the navigator until the user exits
and reopens the database.
Once the user closes/reopens the database, only the private version of the view will be visible in the
navigation pane. However, if the user deletes the private version of the view, the shared version of that
view, as well as the shared versions of any other private on first use views will become visible in the
navigator until the database has been closed and reopened. After reopening the database, the navigator
will show the private versions where they exist, and the shared versions if the private version has not been
created.
This functions similarly if the user modifies the design of the private view.
Calendar and scheduling issues
Client
Dragging entry slider on conflicting Calendar entry
Dragging the entry slider of a conflicting calendar entry (to reschedule the entry) may appear as though
the wrong entry's time was adjusted. See the following example:
1. Create 2 Appointments (or Meetings) on the same time slot & day (they are conflicting)
2. Select the first Appointment entry
3. Drag the lower edge of the first Entry down to a different time slot (so that the end time will change);
release the mouse.
The second Appointment appears that it was adjusted instead of the one you "dragged." However, the two
entries simply switched places because their order in the entry list has changed: the longer entry is drawn
second (this was the one you rescheduled).
This is working as designed, the SPR number above is only for reference.
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Client
"In View Edit" adds information to the 'Subject' field
In the Calendar View, the "In View Edit" action inadvertently appends additional information (from the
Calendar form) to the Subject field. This problem is dependent upon a value existing in the Location field.
The information that is appended is the label of the Location field, and its field value.
For example, within an "Event," the word "Room" is entered into the Location field (upon creating the
calendar entry). After an "In View Edit" is performed from the Calendar View, the string "Location: Room"
is appended to the Subject field.
Client
Error dragging/dropping meeting with different End Time Zone
There is an error when dragging/dropping a meeting where the Start and End timezones are different, as
in the following example:
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Chair schedules a meeting, selects Pacific time for the Start Time Zone; something else for End
Time Zone
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Meeting invitation is saved and sent
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The Chair subsequently drags-and-drops the meeting to a new day
When the dialog comes up, the End Time appears incorrectly, it will be off by adding the difference
between the Start Time Zone and End Time Zone.
Client
Fields not displaying on Group To Do when Alarms are enabled
The 'Assign To' fields are not being displayed when selecting "Others" to convert a 'To Do' to a 'Group To
Do'. This occurs only when Alarms are enabled.
Workaround
Turn the Notify check on and off a few times until the fields display, or go into Tools > Preferences >
Calendar > Alarms and uncheck the "Enable Alarms" option if they're enabled for To Do.
Administrator Client, Server
Importing holidays into the server Name and Address book
When upgrading to Domino 6.0, Administrators should navigate to "Holidays" in the server Name and
Address Book and delete all existing holidays which were previously imported from the template in R5.X
(pubnames.ntf). The Administrator should then run the agent "Import Holidays from Template" from the
"Actions" menu; a new set of updated holidays will be imported.
Client
In-View Edit feature doesn't work with Alternate Names option
The In-View edit functionality doesn't work when the Alternate Names feature is turned on.
Administrator Client, Client
Meeting form prompts to Save when no changes made
This issue occurs when opening an existing meeting for which you are the Chair, in order to check, for
example, participant status. Clicking any of the 'twisties' in the meeting entry (i.e., the Repeats twisty or
the Scheduler twisty) will result in your being prompted to Save when closing the meeting, even though
you have made no changes.
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Client
Repeating reservations in Resource Reservations cannot be edited
Single-room/resource, non-repeating reservations that are created manually in the Resource Reservations
database can be edited by the requester of the reservation, with Editor access to the Resource
Reservations database, if the reservation has a status of "waiting for approval" or if the reservation has
been accepted. Repeating room or resource reservations that are created manually cannot be edited.
Client
Rescheduling Meetings in different Timezones
If a scheduled meeting is created in a timezone which is different from the Chair's normal timezone and
then is subsequently rescheduled, the time shown on the invitee's Calendar may be incorrect.
Client
Room Wait for Approval document not updated with meeting changes
A Wait for Approval document is generated when a room with owner restrictions (only owner can book a
room or only a select list of people can book via autoprocessing) is invited to a meeting. If the Wait for
Approval document is not processed by the room owner and a change to the meeting occurs (cancellation
or reschedule), the Wait for Approval document is not always updated with the changes.
Client
Scheduler/Find room search is not all inclusive
In a meeting invitation, when a user selects Scheduler/Find Room or Find Resource, there is an
expectation that the search criteria takes into consideration the following factors:
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Room free time availability
Room owner restrictions
Room capacity
The search, as it stands today, considers capacity and freetime availability only.
Client
Some actions in a C&S event unnecessarily cause a Prompt to Save
If the chair/owner of a meeting opens the meeting event and opens the scheduling control (for example, to
check on participant status), when the meeting document is closed, Notes will prompt to save changes
even though nothing has been changed.
Similarly, if the chair/owner adds participants but cancels out the dialog or changes the event type but
cancels out of the dialog, Notes will prompt to save changes even though nothing has been changed.
Client
Unable to accept a meeting invitation previously declined
It is possible for a user to receive multiple copies of the same invitation due to being originally invited, and
later added to the invitation as a "delegated" invitee. In this situation, the user might find themselves
unable to accept the invitation, because of a previous action, such as a Decline, having been taken from
the other copy.
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In this case, the user should attempt to delete all copies of the invitation from their calendar, and then
request that the chair re-invite them to the meeting.
Server
User with "Reader" access: No access to C&S entry from Internet
With the IMAP NAMESPACE/Public Folders feature, if you attempt to open a secondary user's Iocal
message, and only have 'Reader' access, it will fail; what will be returned is "You are not authorized to
perform that operation".
This problem only pertains to accessing invitations created with the Notes client.
Client
Accepting Reschedules from the Meetings View
If a meeting invitation was orginally declined, but the user kept informed and the meeting was then
rescheduled, the user would not have available actions on the Reschedule.
If the user saw that, since the meeting was rescheduled, they could now attend the meeting, and selected
the meeting from the Meetings view to accept it, the user will be prompted to act on the reschedule, but
the acceptance is placed on the original, and not the rescheduled, meeting putting the meeting on the
user's calendar for the wrong date/time. The user also needs to take action (whether via the Meetings
view or by opening it) on the reschedule.
Client
An Encrypted meeting via Internet generates two e-mails
Sending an encrypted meeting via "Direct to Internet" generates two e-mails in the Recipient's Inbox; one
is a note and the other is a real meeting invitation. This is also true if receiving the meeting via a POP3 or
IMAP client.
Client
Assignee must take action on a loop-back delegation
When a user gets a looped-back delegation Group To-Do, they must take action on it, because if a
reschedule comes in after that, and no action was taken on the original, then action can not be taken on
either the original assignment or on the reschedule.
The workaround is to have the Owner remove and re-add the user, sending a new assignment that can be
acted upon.
Client
Calendar actions from view when meeting updates are outstanding
In Notes/Domino 6, when a user opens a meeting document, they are prompted to apply any meeting
updates that have been sent. However, if the user performs a participant action from the calendar view,
with unprocessed (unapplied) updates in their inbox, and they opt to "Have Notes automatically process all
of these notices for you", the updates may not be performed completely.
In most cases, this will simply result in the user being prompted again on the next document access, and
the updates will be completed. In the case of delegation, it may result in old information being sent to the
delegatee. If a user sees that updates weren't completely applied, while doing a view-level delegation,
they should advise the delegatee to 'Request Information' from the chair, to ensure completely up-to-date
information.
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Client
Calendar Manager can't edit Repeat calendar entries from browser
If a Calendar Manager (user with Read/Write public documents access) is working in the Owner's mail file
from a browser, they will be able to create repeating Calendar entries. However, they will not be able to
edit them. They must use the Notes Client in order to make any changes to them.
Client
Calendar switches to improper week if select Sun. in Date picker
When Calendar View is in the One Work Week view, and the start of the week is set to Sunday, selecting
Sunday from the Date Picker (located in the left view pane) may set focus to the week prior.
Workaround
Select Monday in the Date picker for the desired week.
Client
Can't reschedule Online Meeting using ICAL configuration
Users will be unable to reschedule an Online Meeting via ICAL configuration. To reschedule an Online
Meeting, set your location record to send mail through the Domino Server in Notes Rich Text format.
Client
Cancel Meeting not synched up after declining
If an Invitee chooses "Decline without keeping informed" for the same Calendar entry that the Chair
cancels, the Invitee will not get the cancellation notice.
If the Invitee reopens and decides to accept the Calendar entry, and request information from the Chair,
the Chair will send updated information, but it will not be removed from the Calendar, even though the
instance was cancelled.
To remove that entry from the Calendar, it must be manually deleted.
Client
Check any Mail or C&S settings changed during Notes 6 beta
If you have been a Notes/Domino 6 beta program customer using Mail or Calendar and Scheduling
features, please make sure to open your Tools -> Preferences and check that all the settings you changed
during the beta program are still established correctly; then click 'OK'.
Lotus highly recommends that you do this, since we may have changed default values or selections for
the final release of Notes/Domino 6, and you may need these to keep new features working correctly.
Client
Day computation on Two-Day Calendar view
When December 31st and January 1st are displayed together in the Two-Day Calendar View, the
computation of "day" for January 1st is incorrect. It should say "Day 1, 364 days left" - instead, it
increments the day number from December 31st. The remaining days of the Year are computed properly.
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Client
Display issues with Calendar Preferences
Following are several, known display issues with Calendar Preferences:
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There is a problem re-displaying the days of the Week in the One Work Week view when you
de-select the first day of the week in the Display preferences ("Days displayed in a work week").
When this preference is changed while the One Work Week view is displayed, the last day of the
week is removed from the view, instead of the first day (as de-selected in the preferences).
Workaround
Advance to the next Calendar page to recompute the display.
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When opening multiple Calendars on the same Notes client, you will find that some of the "view"
display preferences are taken from the last Calendar opened.
The affected Display preferences are:
- Beginning of the work day
- End of the work day
- Each time slot lasts
Workaround
If the User has an appropriate access level, re-set the preferences.
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The One Week Calendar View isn't repainted properly when you turn on/off the To Do preference "Do
not display To Do entries in the Calendar"; Sunday is removed from the View.
Workaround
Close/re-open the View, or change to a different Calendar View format, then return to the One Week
view.
Client
Editing manually created resource/room reservations
Single-room, non-repeating reservations that are created manually in the Resource Reservations
database can be edited by the requester of the reservation, with Editor access to the Resource
Reservations database, if the reservation has a status of "waiting for approval" or if the reservation has
been accepted.
Repeating room or resource reservations that are created manually cannot be edited.
Client
Error delegating meeting with "Directly to Internet", no SMTP
If a user has the "Send outgoing mail:" field in the Location document of the Personal NAB configured to
"Directly to Internet" but does not have an "SMTP" Account document configured, and they try to delegate
a meeting invitation to any valid user, they will be prompted with the following error message: "An error
occurred sending the delegation notice to the delegee. Please delegate to someone else".
In order to successfully delegate the meeting they should add an SMTP Account doc in their Personal
NAB.
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Client
Forwarded notifications sent to Calendar Manager
If you have configured your Calendar Manager to receive Meeting notifications on your behalf, they will
receive an e-mail for each Meeting invitation and/or Invitee response that is sent to you. The notification
will contain a doclink that opens the Meeting notice in your mail file that can then be processed if
necessary.
If you receive a repeating Meeting invitation that you don't accept first, but simply delegate to another user
and that user delegates it back to you, the doclink contained in your Calendar Manager's Meeting
notification will open the original document that was delegated to the delegatee and not the "delegated
invitation" that requires processing.
For this case, your Calendar Manager must open the document directly from the Inbox or Meetings view
of your mail file in order to process it.
Client
Free time and Schedule information viewed from the web
If your "Access to Your Schedule" preference for "Only the following people or groups may see your
schedule information" is selected, a person viewing free time information from the Web Client will see your
schedule information as "restricted."
Administrator Client, Client, Server
Free time search's preference setting
The following details the Preference settings and related issues for FreeTime lookup:
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The detail harvesting setting in the default server configuration document of the public NAB applies to
the whole domain; there is no detailed harvesting setting for each individual server within the same
domain.
Modifications made to the detail harvesting setting in the server configuration doc will not take effect
until the 2 AM house keeping task is finished. If you change the selected settings on the server
configuration doc while Schedule Manager is running then you must not restart Schedule Manager
until 2 AM. Failure to do so may cause only partial results to be provided by the busytime system.
Modifications made to the detail harvesting setting in the server configuration doc will not work
properly if the new detail harvesting setting entries are a subset of the original entries. (i.e. If the
original settings are for room, chair, category and location and the new settings are room and chair
only).
The workaround is to disable the detail harvesting altogether, wait for a day, and then turn on the
detail harvesting to the desired setting; the new setting will take effect the next day. Or, bring down the
scheduler task, delete the clubusy.nsf (busytime.nsf) and restart the scheduler manager task again.
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Some modifications made to the Individual settings in the Tools -> Preference -> Access & Delegation
-> Access to Your Schedule dialog box will take effect only after a new Calendar event has been
created/saved. Changes related to who can access the busytime information take effect immediately.
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In the case that the FreeTime database (clubusy.nsf ) in a clustered environment needs to be deleted,
the clubusy.nsf in each member server within the cluster needs to be deleted at the same time, so that
the new database will be free of any old data. Otherwise old/bad data may cluster replicate back into
the server causing possibly incorrect or incomplete results.
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Controlling access to an individual's Busytime where users from other domains are involved will work
as expected most of time. However, if the domain configurations are set up as described below, then
adding the a server name to the "Only the following people or groups may see your scheduling
information" allow list may be required to make it to work:
The domain's "Calendar Server" is also used as mail and calendar server for users.
The user granting the permission is using the "Calendar Server" as their home server and the
user receiving the permission is requesting from a different domain. For example:
"Org" is the organization name
Server A is listed as the "Calendar Server" for Domain A and is used as Home Server for
UserA/Org.
Server B is any server in Domain B. Server B is not necessarily the Home Server for
UserB/Org; it is simply the server in Domain B that connects to Server A to request the
busytime information for User A/Org.
If UserA uses the Calendar preference dialog box to grant UserB access to their busytime
information, the"Only the following people or groups may see your scheduling information" list
should be:
"Userb/Org , Server B/Org"
If Server B was clustered with Server B2 then the list above should also contain Server
B2/Org. Otherwise, cluster load balancing could cause the request to be routed thru Server
B2 instead of Server B and the request would be rejected.
Server names are NOT required to be added to the "Only information about when you are busy or
available, except the following people may see detailed information" preferences list.
Client
Free Time search in Island mode
For users that try to look up Free Time in the Island mode environment, if person documents were copied
into the local NAB ( for purpose of Names type-ahead), the look-up in Island mode will fail.
In order for this look-up to work correctly, in the Replicator tab, right-mouse-click on the FreeTime
database, "Option" section, and make sure that all names have the "@DOMAIN" appended to them for the
local domain. That is, instead of having "John Doe/Iris", you would make the entry read "John
Doe/[email protected]" (or whatever your local mail domain is), and then Save and Rreplicate the database
again.
Client
Group name no longer expands in Room/Resource definition
In R5, you could define a room to have the following restrictions:
1) 'Owner only' can book this room
2) 'Autoprocessing'; only a select list of people can book resource via autoprocessing
If a group name was entered in the owner or list field, it was expanded before the resource definition was
saved. So, if a person was added to the group after the resource or room was defined, they would be
restricted from reserving the room. Now, entering a group name in the room or resource owner or list field
maintains the group definition, and any current member of the group can reserve the room. If this behavior
is desirable, current customers should edit their existing room/resource definitions and replace the list of
owners with a group name.
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Client
Group To Do assigned via address book removes Participants
If a Group To Do is assigned to the Owner via the address book, then the Assignee's field disappears.
The Owner should create a personal To Do rather than choosing themselves from the address book for a
personal To Do.
Note: If the Owner's name is entered into the Assignee's field, the user is told that the Owner cannot also
be a participant; the name is removed and works correctly.
Client
ICal - Response actions may be hidden from delegated invitee
If a user does not have an internet address configured in the "Internet address:" field of the Domino
Directory Person document, and they receive a "delegated" meeting invitation from an Invitee that has the
"Send outgoing mail:" field in the Location document of the Personal NAB configured to "Directly to
Internet", that user will be able to respond to the delegated invitation.
However, they will only have the "Request Information" action but no other "Participant" actions available
when they reopen the Calendar entry. To avoid this situation it is recommended that all users have a valid
internet address configured in their Person doc.
Client, iNotes Web Access
iCalendar with Notes and Domino 6
Lotus Notes utilizes the Internet standard iCalendar to provide the capability to exchange Calendar and
Scheduling data when using Notes and Domino 6 to Notes and Domino 6 servers over SMTP. The tables
below indicate how iCalendar may be utilized to enable Notes Calendar data exchange between
recipients. It is strongly recommended that the use of iCalendar be limited to situations where native Notes
to Notes interchange of Calendar data is not available. There are known scenarios with repeating
meetings where using iCalendar capabilities could result in the inability to accurately reflect the current
status of a meeting to an invitee (see below). The scenarios identified below provide examples where
users may experience difficulties in correctly processing Calendaring and Scheduling notices when
iCalendar configurations are used. These scenarios are all related to repeating meetings where iCalendar
conversion has occurred, single meetings are not affected.
Example scenarios where problems may occur:
a. If a recipient is added to a repeating meeting and the invitee has not processed the meeting
invitation prior to any subsequent meeting updates arriving, it is likely that the invitee will not be
able to process the updates. This will apply in the cases of reschedules and meeting information
updates. Should such a situation be encountered it is recommended that the invitee apply any
changes to the meeting manually.
b. If a recipient chooses to delegate a repeating meeting to another user (who was not invited to the
original meeting), in cases where the repeating meeting is subsequently rescheduled it is likely
that the invitee status for the delegator and delegatee will not be reflected correctly when the chair
views invitee status. While the meeting should continue to operate correctly however the chair
may experience some inconsistencies when viewing invitee status.
c.
If an invitee counter proposes a repeating meeting where they have made local updates to the
meeting and the chair declines the counter proposal, changes made by the invitee may be lost
without warning when accepting the counter decline notice from the chair. Should such a situation
be encountered it is recommended that the invitee apply any changes to the meeting manually.
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The two most likely scenarios where iCalendar conversion may occur are: (1) when SMTP mail routing is
enabled or (2) when the users have been configured for "Prefers Mime" as their incoming mail format. The
table below provides identification of when conversion to iCalendar will occur. The left most column
identifies what mail configuration options both the sender and recipient have which may result in
conversion occurring. The middle and right most columns show under what circumstances conversion
may occur for both a Domino 6 and R5 server configuration.
NOTES CLIENT SENDER/RECIPIENT
CONFIGURATION
RECIPIENT IS ON DOMINO 6 MAIL
ROUTER
RECIPIENT IS ON R5 MAIL ROUTER
DIFFERENT
router from
sender
SAME router
as sender
DIFFERENT
router
from sender
SAME router
as sender
Sender uses Notes 6 client.
Sender supplies an Internet address for
the recipient.
Sender's Location document has:
l Send outgoing mail: through Domino
Server
l Format for messages addressed to
Internet addresses: Notes Rich Text
Format
Converted at
sender's
ROUTER
No conversion
No conversion
No conversion
Sender uses Notes 6 client.
Sender supplies an Internet address for
the recipient.
Sender's Location document has:
l Send outgoing mail: through Domino
Server
l Format for messages addressed to
Internet addresses: MIME Format
Converted by
sender's CLIENT
Converted by
sender's CLIENT
Converted by
sender's CLIENT
Converted by
sender's CLIENT
Sender uses R5 client.
Sender supplies an Internet address for
the recipient.
Sender's Location document has:
l Send outgoing mail: through Domino
Server
l Format for messages addressed to
Internet addresses: Notes Rich Text
Format
Converted at
sender's
ROUTER
No conversion
No conversion
No conversion
Sender uses R5 client.
Sender supplies an Internet address for
the recipient.
Sender's Location document has:
l Send outgoing mail: through Domino
Server
l Format for messages addressed to
Internet addresses: MIME Format
Converted at
sender's
ROUTER
No conversion
No conversion
No conversion
Sender uses Notes 6 client.
Sender supplies a Notes address for the
recipient.
Recipient's person document in server's
directory has:
l Format preference for incoming mail:
Prefers MIME
Converted by
sender's CLIENT
Converted by
sender's CLIENT
Converted by
sender's CLIENT
Converted by
sender's CLIENT
Sender uses R5 client.
Sender supplies a Notes address for the
recipient.
Recipient's person document in server's
directory has:
l Format preference for incoming mail:
Prefers MIME
No conversion
No conversion
No conversion
No conversion
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iCALENDAR --> NOTE
CONVERSION OCCURS
RECIPIENT IS ON DOMINO 6
MAIL ROUTER
RECIPIENT IS ON R5 MAIL
ROUTER
MIME message is not encrypted
Converted
No conversion
MIME message is encrypted
No conversion
No conversion
When the Router does not convert the MIME message, the following happens:
Notes 6 client converts the MIME message when opened.
R5 client displays the HTML format when available. Otherwise, displays the plain text format. Note, an
iCalendar attachment is still available.
l
l
Additional Note
When R5 router receives a C&S NOTE and the recipient's person document in server's directory has
Format preference for incoming mail: Prefers MIME, the R5 router will convert the NOTE to MIME.
When the recipient opens the converted message, they will only see subject and body. No C&S action
buttons will be available, however an iCalendar attachment is still present.
Client
If added invitee declines group To-Do they cannot re-accept
When a Chair adds an invitee to an existing group To-Do, and they decline it, the added invitee will not be
able to go back into the invitation and take any other action on it.
Client
Invitee status - Right-clicking on blank area
The user interface for "Invitee Status," where there is also a Scheduler Details grid option, allows the User
access to a right-mouse-click menu on the blank space in the Invitee Status.
Client
Issue responding with comments to loopback delegation invitation
When an invitee delegates a meeting (or a set of repeating meeting instances) to another person, if that
person (the delegatee) is unable to attend, they may delegate the meeting(s) back. When the
invitee/delegator receives the loopback delegation invitation, they can perform any of the standard accept,
decline, or propose operations, or they may try delegating to another person.
However, for some of these operations, if they're done through a 'Respond with Comments' (as opposed
to 'Respond'), the invitee will receive errors, and won't be able to complete the operation. Instead, when
responding to a loopback delegation invitation, users should be sure to use the 'Respond' button.
Client
Limitations in repeating meeting delegation on web
In the Notes client, users who receive delegated invitations to repeating meetings can delegate some or all
of those meetings back to the delegator (called 'loopback delegation').
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In the web client, loopback delegation can be done only if the entire repeat set was delegated (before the
meeting was accepted). If the invitee accepts a repeat set, and then delegates some or all of those
meetings, and the delegatee delegates back some or all of the meetings -- the invitee/delegator will
receive a "Form processed" error and will not be able to accept the looped-back meetings.
Loopback delegation of partial sets of repeating meetings is not available to the web client.
Client
Macintosh - Limitation to double-click a Suggested Meeting Time
This issue refers to the list of Suggested Meeting Times in the Scheduler Interface, found in the Meeting
Invitation form and the Check Schedules dialog. Double-clicking on an item in the Suggested Times list
doesn't 'select' that item.
Workaround
Select the Meeting and click the "Use Selected Time" button.
Client
Meeting duration expands when changing date in Counter dialog
This issue may occur when the meeting Chair changes the meeting date, in a specific way, from the
Accept Counter dialog. To experience this issue, the meeting must be "Repeating," and the meeting time
must be changed first in the Check Schedule dialog, and then once more in the Accept Counter dialog.
After this sequence of events, opening the Check Schedule dialog (from the Accept Counter dialog)
displays the meeting start time incorrectly.
For example:
1. Open a Countered Meeting Notice for a Repeating Meeting
2. Click 'Accept Counter'
3. Click 'Check Schedules' to open "Check Schedules"
4. In either the Best Times or the Details grid, change the starting meeting time (i.e., change a 9am 10am meeting to 10am - 11am)
5. Close the Check Schedules dialog
6. On the Accept Counter dialog, change the Meeting start time to a later time (i.e., 4pm - 5pm)
7. Click the 'Check Schedule' button on the Details grid; you will see that the Meeting is now scheduled
from 10am-5pm
Client
Meeting saved as Draft reverts to default duration when opened
If a meeting is scheduled, and the time is changed to anything other than the default duration and then
Saved as a Draft, when the Calendar Entry is reopened, the default duration replaces the time set by the
Chair.
The User should re-evaluate the time when Saving as Draft before sending out the invitation if the time is
anything other than the default duration.
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Client
Meeting Scheduler UI on Windows NT
The vertical bar displaying the Meeting duration in the Scheduler portion (Details grid) of the Meeting
Invitation form and scheduling dialogs, is translucently colored so that other busy-time colored blocks
(located underneath the bar) may be distinguished. Because of a software limitation, the Windows NT
platform displays the Meeting duration bar as a solid color.
Workaround
Drag the Meeting duration bar so that the busy-time blocks may be seen.
Client
Meeting time changed using the Find Rooms/Resources feature
In the Meeting Invitation, changing the Meeting date and times in the "Scheduler" dialog for Rooms or
Resources, those changes are not reflected in the Scheduler UI portion of the form.
Workaround
Change the Meeting Date and times using other methods.
Client
Non-fatal error displayed in Meeting Scheduler on opening Entry
A non-fatal error may be displayed when a Calendar Manager opens a Calendar Entry from the Meeting
Scheduler UI. This occurs if the Calendar Entry is a repeating entry that was previously marked "Private"
and edited to be not private.
Workaround
Accept the error message to continue, and the Calendar Entry will display.
Client
Possible stale info when re-accepting a declined meeting.
If a user declines a meeting invitation, and does not select "Keep me informed of updates", this user won't
receive notification of any changes the chair makes to the meeting. If the user subsequently decides to
re-accept the meeting (which can be done through the original invitation in mail Inbox, or through the
meeting document in the Meetings view of the mailfile), there is no guarantee that the meeting info they
have is current, since it will simply be the information from the original invitation.
To avoid this situation, users can select "Keep me informed of updates" when declining meetings -- in
which case, meeting information will be kept current, regardless of the fact that the meeting is not on the
user's calendar.
If a user did not select "Keep me informed of updates" when declining a meeting, and later re-accepted
the meeting, the user should open the re-accepted meeting document, and perform a 'Request
Information' to get the latest information on the chair's calendar.
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Client
Problem dragging scroll box in Summarized Calendar View
When the Monthly Calendar View is summarized, dragging the vertical scroll box up or down doesn't work
properly:
On the W32 platform, dragging the vertical scroll box up or down doesn't move the view data.
On the Macintosh platform, dragging the vertical scroll box all the way up to the top, or down to the
bottom, doesn't move the view data, although, it does work when dragging the box part-way down the
view.
Workaround
If you have this trouble, use the arrow buttons on either end of the vertical scroll bar.
Client
Repeating meeting becomes a single meeting
When the Chair is creating a repeating meeting (or appointment), it will become a single meeting (or
appointment) on their Calendar when the Chair gets the conflict dialog and selects 'None', then presses
'OK'.
Workaround
Do not select 'None'.
Client
Repeating, Multi-Day, All Day Events in Calendar View
In the Calendar View, a multiple day, repeating "All Day Event" calendar entry only displays in the
Calendar View on the first day of the Event. However, these entries do display properly in the Free Time
Scheduler information, and are properly accounted for in Conflict Checking.
Client
Reschedule Repeating Appointments which spans Midnight
Dragging and dropping a repeating Calendar Entry that spans from one day to the next may display an
error; and the dates in the re-schedule dialog are incorrect. This occurs only when you drag the part of the
entry that falls on the second day.
Workaround
Drag this type of entry by grabbing the entry display on the first day, not the second.
Client
Resource with forward slash is not found with Find Resource
If a resource name contains a slash in it (i.e., gym3/groundfloor), and a user tries to search on that name
via a manual resource reservation form, or via a meeting notice using the 'Find a resource at a specific
time' method, the resource name will not be found in the search results.
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Client
Room unavailable when repeating mtg reschedule date/time overlap
Attempting to approve a room reservation generated via a repeating meeting reschedule, where time/date
on the original meeting overlapped with time/date on the reschedule, you are issued an error message
indicating that the room is unavailable when it is actually available.
This is happening for rooms with or without owners
Client
Sametime meeting not updated with Online meeting in Notes
Updating an Online Meeting via Notes does not update the Sametime Meeting database. If the Chair
wants to change the Invitees, or add/remove attachments without sending a reschedule, nothing will be
generated to the Sametime Server with the latest information unless the Chair sends a reschedule.
Client
Sending a "Pencilled In" Meeting and Free Time
Any Calendar entry which is marked "Pencil In" will not be logged as "Busytime" when viewed in the Free
Time Scheduler UI.
However, if a Meeting (which is marked "Pencil In") is sent and accepted by the Invitee, the meeting
duration will be recorded as "Busytime" for the Invitee; the Chair will not have "Busytime" recorded for the
meeting because it is still marked "Pencil In" for him/her.
Client
Updated Invitee list reflected in Scheduler
In a meeting invitation, if the Scheduler UI is open and the contents of the three Invitee fields are modified
(removal of name, name addition, etc.), the list of Invitees in the Scheduler will not be updated until the
focus is moved to another part of the form (e.g., click in another field or press refresh).
Client
User can "Propose" after declining original repeating meeting
Once you have declined a repeating meeting invitation, you can then propose a new date and/or time. If
you do this after declining the invitation, and the Chair accepts your counter-proposal, you will receive a
Reschedule notice which will display some text indicating that you cannot process it until you have added
the meeting to your calendar.
In order to accept the Reschedule, you must first open the original meeting document that is in a
"countered" state and accept it. At this time you will be automatically prompted to process the Reschedule.
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Client
Using Local Free Time with contact names in Address Book
The following issue is encountered when using the option to access Local Free Time Information:
If Contact documents have been created in the local Names and Address book (names.nsf), to be
accessed for the "names look-up" feature (i.e., while creating E-mail or Calendar & Scheduling entries),
the names in the Local Free Time Options dialog must include the Contact's "mail domain" name. The
"mail domain" name may be referenced on the Advanced tab in the Contact document. When entering the
list of names in your Local Free Time Options dialog, append an @ sign and the "mail domain" name after
the organization name.
Example
There is a Contact document for Person One/mailserver8 in your local Names and Address book. The
mail domain field is set to "Domain8." This person's name in the Options dialog should look like this:
Person One/[email protected]
Client
You can NOT span midnight if you manually book a room/resource
You can not span midnight if you book a room or resource directly in the Room and Resource Database.
You can book a room spanning midnight when you reserve a room or resource via a meeting invitation.
Client, Server
Zero appearing in beginning of server number
A zero appears in the beginning of a server number in the Call Server dialog box if an area code is
entered and a country code is not entered when creating a Notes Direct Dialup server connection
document in Phonebook.nsf.
When using Phonebook.nsf to create Notes Direct Dialup server connection documents, a zero will appear
in the beginning of a server number of the Call Server dialog box if a number is not entered in the Country
Code field.
To avoid having the zero appear in the server number box, enter the area code and server phone number
in the destination phone number field of the Phonebook Notes Direct Dial server connection document.
Client issues
Client
Macintosh - Limitation on size of "alert()" box in Javascript
On the Macintosh, there is a limit of 255 characters you can pass to the Window.alert() method in
Javascript. Any characters beyond 255 are truncated.
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Administrator Client, Client, Designer
Custom Smarticons for Designer and Administrator
In Notes 6, it is only possible to migrate a single set of custom icons, and this will happen the first time you
launch any of the Clients. To migrate additional Smarticon sets, you will need to:
1. Shut down all Clients;
2. Edit the Notes.ini file setting MigrateSmarticons=1
3. Start the application that you want the Smarticon sets migrated to from the Start menu. Smarticons will
be brought into that application's toolbars.
Client, Designer
Euro symbol in views
In previous releases, the Euro symbol, "€", did not always display correctly in dialog boxes and in views. It
now correctly displays in both, however, if a column in an existing view was supposed to show the "€" and
did not, you will need to:
1. Open the view in Designer
2. Open the column properties infobox for the "€" column
3. Reselect the "€" as the currency symbol (IMPORTANT: You must reselect the Euro symbol)
4. Save the view
5. Refresh the view to see the "€" displayed
Server
Forwarding of messages to MIME users
When forwarding a message from the Notes Client that contains a large amount of text, a few in-line
images, or attachments, an error may occur. A dialog box will appear signifying one or more of the source
document's attachments are missing.
This appears to occur only when forwarding the message to multiple recipients with MIME storage type
configured. There are few workarounds to this problem until it is fixed:
1. Delete a few of the attachments/images, and it can be sent.
2. Send the document to individual users.
3. Set User Preferences->Basic. Check off "Show in-line MIME images as attachments".
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
Help appears to freeze when using "Always On Top"
The Help database window may appear to freeze in the following situation:
1. In the Help window, choose View->Always On Top.
2. Open a dialog box, for example, File->Database->Open. It opens, but behind the Help window where
you cannot see it.
3. The Help window appears to be frozen, because with the dialog box open you cannot perform any
navigation in the Help window.
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When this problem occurs, press Esc to close the dialog box, which is hidden behind the Help window.
You can then continue using the Help window. Or, if you want to use the dialog box, close Help before
choosing the dialog box command again.
Client, Designer
JavaScript code created in R5 memo does not working in Notes 6
JavaScript code (on a button or hotspot) sent in a memo from an R5 Client to a Notes 6 Client disappears
when received by the Notes 6 Client.
Client, Designer
Known issues using Tables
Following is a list of the known issues using Tables in Notes/Domino 6:
l
'Size to fit' columns appear as very narrow columns when opened using an R4 Client.
l
The table width can become incorrect if 'Size to fit' column contains a section with a border style.
l
Changing the bottom border width of a cell does not work correctly. The border value is applied to
all cells in the current row instead of the individual cell. This is only a problem when using a cell
border style of 'Ridge' or 'Groove', and only a problem in the last row of the table. A possible
workaround is to append a row to the table and then hide it using the Hide When panel on the
Text Properties infobox.
l
Transition effects in animated tables are ignored if the 'Advance on Click' option is specified.
Client, Designer
Known issues using Embedded Editors
Following is a list of the known issues using Embedded Editors:
l
Specifying a formula for an Embedded Editor is not working when the formula contains a field.
l
When using an Embedded Editor linked to an embedded view with the "Selection tracks mouse
movement" enabled, multiple documents appear as selected in the view.
l
Pasting 'About this Database' and 'Using this Database' docs into an embedded editor, result in a
'Cannot locate form' error.
Client
Misleading error when field text limit is exceeded
When pasting large amounts of text into a field, the error "only plain text can be used" is displayed. This
error should read "Field contains > 60K of information and is too large to be saved."
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Administrator Client, Client, Designer
Static text lines are overlapped on some dialog boxes
Static text messages are not readable on some dialog boxes, under non-English environments.
Client
Status bar now supporting bidirectional text and screen readers
Due to a rewrite of the status bar code in Lotus Notes and Domino 6, the status bar had not supported
bidirectional text or accessibility via screen readers in previous releases. Support for these aspects has
been added in this release.
Client
Using Mail Color Preferences with Macintosh
In Domino 6, it is possible to select colors for mail items from particular mail Senders, however should you
experience difficulties adding multiple names within the control, use the "," to separate each Sender's
name.
Client
"Only plain text can be used" error message appears incorrectly
Entering too much text into a field reports an error "Only plain text can be used", instead of the error
"paragraph cannot exceed 64K".
Workaround
Use the 'Close' (X) icon on the window to exit the document, without saving the text.
Client
Crash closing document opened via shortcut from Windows desktop
Notes may crash after closing an email message which was opened from a shortcut on the Windows
desktop.
Client
Footnoted items display incorrectly when viewing an attachment
Attached word processor documents containing footnoted items may not display correctly when the
attachment is viewed. The footnotes themselves may not appear in their expected locations (e.g. in a
multipage document, each footnote should appear at the bottom of each page). Launching the document
into its application will verify that the footnotes are, in fact, properly placed.
Client
HTML attachments do not launch properly
Attempting to launch an attached *.htm file (using "Open" from the attachment icon's pop-up menu) does
not work. The message "Unable to locate program" will be displayed, followed by an empty browser
window. The attachment item may be successfully viewed or detached, then opened.
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Client
Replication formula fails when using drag & drop method
A replica of selective documents created through the 'drag & drop' method will not conform to a
customized replication formula on subsequent replication cycles.
In any database, select a document. Drag those documents to the Replicator Page icon; a replication
dialog will be presented. Any replication formula entered into the replication options dialog will be ignored
by subsequent replications.
Client
WinXP, WinME - Improve performance running Notes Client
Running the Notes Client on Windows XP and Windows ME can be extremely slow, due to a bad
interaction with the "System Restore" facility in Windows. This is particularly evident in the "startup time" to
start the Notes Client. To improve performance, you can disable "System Restore" on the Control Panel.
On Windows XP go to the Control Panel -> System -> System Restore tab, check "Turn Off System
Restore", then reboot your machine.
On Windows ME go to the Control Panel -> System -> Performance tab -> File System button ->
Troubleshooting tab, check "Disable System Restore", then reboot your machine.
Note that this is a temporary solution. Disabling "System Restore" will make it more difficult to restore your
operating system in case of a catastrophic failure; we are exploring permanent solutions to this problem.
Client
'Replace All' and 'Skip All' are disabled for Language Tagging
The 'Replace All' and 'Skip All' buttons in the Spelling dialog box are disabled for language-tagged text. If
using those two options is desired, set the language dictionary as your primary dictionary by doing the
following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Choose File -> Preferences -> User Preferences
Open the International, Spell Check pane.
Select the language dictionary in the Primary Dictionary list
Click the "Set as Default" button
Client
Calendar Printing: changing font has no effect on printout
If you change the font on the Calendar Style tab of the print dialog, the change will be previewed,
however, it will have no effect on the hardcopy printout (will print as default font).
Client
DocLib & Forwarding Addresses
If a user is entered in the server's NAB with a forwarding address in their record, DocLib will pick up the
forwarding address as the reviewer rather than the reviewer's name, resulting in a case where the
reviewer does not have access to review the document. (The forwarding address will have access
instead.)
It is recommended that DocLib users NOT have forwarding addresses in their NAB entries. Note that they
can have Internet mail addresses in the record and DocLib will continue to function properly.
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Administrator Client, Client
Document reduction settings
The document reduction setting in "Archive settings" does not work with the Default Private settings.
Normally, the clean-up methods available are 'Delete' or 'Reduce size of the document' after Archiving,
however, when you 'Enable' the Default Private settings, the clean-up method is reset to the default of
'Delete'.
The settings will work if you create a new Archiving setting.
Client
Drag and drop of private-in-desktop folders
Drag and drop of private-in-destop folders is not supported.
Client, Designer
If Notes crashes on opening/editing old language tags
If Notes crashes on opening or editing a document that contains old language tags (i.e., language tagging
that was done using early, beta versions of Notes 6), please do the following to correct the problem:
1. Run Lotus Notes R5.
2. Open the document in question.
3. File->Save.
If the document has been created in a multilingual database which uses the option "When text language is
unspecified use the form's", please do the following:
1. Run Lotus Domino Designer R5.
2. Open the form that the document was created with.
3. File->Save.
The above operations should void the corrupted language tags. You then need to re-tag the document
using this current release of Notes 6.
Client
Incorrect indenting of graphic images in rich text table cells
Due to recent enhancements made to list processing and indenting support, graphic images in rich text
table cells may occasionally appear indented too far to the right. Correct this problem as follows:
1. Using the Notes Client, open the document in which the graphic resides.
2. Resize the client window and resize the document.
3. Preview the document via a Web browser; if necessary, resize the window and document again until it
indents correctly.
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Client, Designer
Known drag and drop issues with attachments
The following are the known issues with drag-and-drop attachments in Notes 6:
l
You can only drag and drop one attachment at a time.
l
Currently you can not drag and drop an attachment in a Notes document to the Notes Bookmark.
Client
Mac Only: Unable to print help docs when print dialog is open
When a Notes Print Dialog is open, users cannot print help documents via the print link, and will receive
the following error:
"Cannot print this document while the print dialog is open for another document."
Workaround
l
Select Help - Help Topics from menu bar
l
Search Index for "Print" and open appropriate document
l
Print the help document
Administrator Client, Client
Macintosh - Java agents don't run on Mac OS X
Java agents are not supported under Mac OS X. They are supported under Mac Classic (OS 9.x).
Client
Macintosh - Large images in documents do not print correctly
Large images in documents will preview correctly, but are cut off on the right side when printed.
Client
Macintosh - Menu shortcuts for some Text items not as expected
On the Macintosh, the 'F1' through 'F4' keys are reserved for the functions Undo, Cut, Copy and Paste; so
while for Windows, F2 and Shift+F2 are Enlarge/Reduce size for selected text, for Notes on the
Macintosh, 'Enlarge Size' is option-] and 'Reduce Size' is option-[.
Client, Designer
Picture Border custom color selection may crash (XP)
Clicking OK, after clicking in the color matrix when applying a custom color to a picture border may crash.
This problem is believed to be specific to Windows XP.
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Client
Print Preview may not reflect exactly what prints out
There is a discrepancy between the preview of some documents and their hard-copy printouts; there is
currently no workaround for this issue.
Client
Subsequent 'Open' after 'Edit' for attachments allows edits
With the Editable Attachments feature, "Edit" should be used for storing modifications to an attached file.
There is, however, a case where "Open" saves the user's attachment modification.
When a user selects "Edit", it opens the attachment's application. After closing the application and going
back to Notes, if a user chooses "Open" for the same attachment, within the same session of the Notes
document (i.e., the Notes document is still open), modifications made during the "Open" session are able
to be saved in the attachment.
Although there is no critical effect found by this operation, we strongly recommend using "Edit", and not
"Open", for editing attachments.
Administrator Client
User is allowed to set invalid startup preferences in Admin Pref
The Admin Pref tab (File - Preferences - Admin Pref) will allow administrators to set invalid Startup
preferences. For example, if you set the option "On Startup - Connect to a specific server", Domino will
ask for a domain and server name. Once you have chosen the domain, you are allowed to select any
server in your server list, even if that server is not in the domain you selected.
On the next startup, this will cause the Administrator Client to display the following error message:
'Unable to locate server in topology maps'
Workaround
Be sure to select only servers within the specified domain.
Client
View/Customize with hidden columns
If a view has untitled columns and a user modifies the view from the client using View/Customize, then
clicks the "Defaults" button to return to the default settings for the view, the hidden columns may not be
reset to be visible, resulting in the view showing no documents, or missing information in the columns.
Workaround
In View/Customize, click the Show All checkbox so all columns in the view are listed, then click the
Defaults button to return to the defaults -- columns will be properly reset to the defaults at this point.
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Client
Windows XP - Using WebDAV client with Windows XP
If you use a PC that's running the Windows XP operating system as a WebDAV client to access
databases on a Domino 6 server, you may experience the following intermittent problem. Once a
WebDAV database has been mapped using "My Network Places," using Windows Explorer to access the
WebDAV database --for example, double clicking on a Collection within the database to open the
collection -- appears to be hang Windows Explorer as it searches for data to display. The Windows
Explorer screen may be blank during this time.
If this happens, try one of these workarounds:
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Click on the Refresh icon, or pressing F5 to refresh the display.
Click on the Workspace and then back on the Windows Explorer icon.
Wait for a few minutes to see if the screen will refresh itself.
If none of this helps, then check the Task Manager to see if Windows Explorer has stopped responding. If
it has stopped responding, then try to clear the cache on the client. You can find instructions for doing this
in Step 2 of the following TechNote from the Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q304133
NOTE: This problem was not seen using Internet Explorer 6 or Dreamweaver 4.01 on XP.
Client
Attachment opens in background
There is a known issue where an attachment doesn't open in the foreground, if all of the following
conditions are met:
1. Attachment is opened via Attachment Properties infobox.
2. Attachment is Microsoft Word or Excel files
3. Operating system is Windows 98 or Windows NT 4.0.
Client
Client Launch with Windows' Single Login feature
If you are using Windows' Single Login feature, and your Lotus Notes Personal Address Book is
encrypted, your location document will always default to "None" upon launching the Notes Client.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
Cross-platform issue: 'Notes with Internet Explorer' browser
The Notes with Internet Explorer browser option in the Personal Address Book location document is a
Windows platform only option. This browser choice is not supported on Macintosh. Given this, there are
certain circumstances in which the user may have a problem with the browser field value in their location
document.
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Internet Browser value deployed via Setup and/or Desktop Policies: If a Setup or Desktop
Settings document uses the "Notes with Internet Explorer" browser option, a numeric value will be
displayed on the user's Macintosh Client in the "Internet Browser" field of the location document. This
will prevent the user from launching URL links from within the Macintosh Notes Client because the
browser value is invalid. To correct this, simply edit the location document and select a valid browser
option for Macintosh.
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Roaming Users who have Windows and Macintosh Notes Clients: If a Roaming User has a Notes
Client on both Windows and Macintosh systems, they will also run into this problem if their browser
option is set to "Notes with Internet Explorer". Because the Personal Address Book is stored on the
server for Roaming Users, the browser option will replicate to all of the user's Notes Clients.
Therefore, it is recommended that Roaming Users select a different browser option, which is
compatible on all Client platforms.
Client, Designer
Drag & drop support for attachments
Notes 6.0 supports drag and drop of attachments, however only one attachment at a time. Drag and drop
of multiple attachments is not supported at this time.
If you right click on an attachment in a Notes document and drag and drop that attachment to the
Windows desktop you will get two options - copy here and move here. If you select move here it will act
like a copy.
Client
Issues with Hotspots in Rich Text Fields
Following are issues associated with the Hotpots in Rich Text fields in documents, for Notes 6:
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Problem: "Generic LSE Failure" error changing code type from LotusScript to Javascript or to
Formula in a hotspot in a rich text field
Workaround: Delete and re-create the hotspot - OR - save and close the document then re-edit the
document
Client, Designer
Link frames on Personal Welcome Page "C" has display issues
If you embed an outline or a date picker in a tabbed table that has a top-to-bottom cell gradient, the table
cell will not display correctly. On Windows NT, the cell displays with a solid black background. On the
Mac, the cell's background is gray. This issue does not occur on Windows XP, Windows 98 and Windows
2000.
An example of this issue can be seen if using Personal Page C as your Welcome Page. The 'Web Links'
and 'Notes Links' sections of this page will exhibit the above issue.
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Client
Mac OS 9 - Problem with Japanese IME and Java Debug Console
When Java Debug Console is opened, turning on Japanese IME may cause the Notes Client to crash on
Mac OS 9. Don't turn on Japanese IME when Java Debug Console is opened on Mac OS 9.
Client
Mac OS 9 - Problem with "Start With" dialog and Japanese IME
Typing Japanese characters on a database view pane may cause the Japanese characters to be
corrupted on the "Start With" dialog, on Mac OS 9.
Workaround
To open the "Starts With" dialog box, from the menu select "View -> Start With", then type Japanese
characters with Japanese IME on Mac OS 9.
Client, Designer
Macintosh - Anchor links don't always link to correct spot
An example of this issue is that the alphabetic links at the top of the page in the 'Glossary' section of the
online Help do not jump to the correct location of the document.
Client
Mail Rules: Fully-qualified name, first forward slash stripped
When you create a client mail rule, and you choose "If Sender is Lisa Rowe/Westford/IBM", and press
Add, you will see that the condition that got added is actually "If sender is Lisa Rowe".
Workaround
Create a rule that states: "If sender contains Lisa Rowe AND sender contains Westford AND sender
contains IBM, then move to folder". It's a few more steps to get the rule that they are looking for.
Administrator Client, Client
Multi-user shared dir needs Write access on NTFS system partion
If you are using Windows NT, 2000 or XP with a system partition formatted with the Windows NTFS file
system, non-administrator users may have trouble accessing the Notes shared data directory in a Notes
multi-user client installation, because the directory that contains shared information is set to Read-only.
Non-administrator users may encounter errors that prevent setting up, and prevent accessing help,
release notes or other files in, the shared directory. To work around this problem, an Adminstrator of the
machine should change the Data Properties for the following folder: [system]\Profiles\All Users\Application
Data\Lotus\Notes\Data. The Data Properties should be changed so that the Security Permissions
properties, for the group named "Users", are set to also allow "Write" access to this folder.
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Client
Multiuser client can't browse to private directory if hidden
The default system level folder options on Windows 2000 and XP specify that hidden files and folders
should not be shown. With a Mutliuser Notes client, the users private data directory is stored in hidden
profile folder. Therefore, the user will not be able to browse to this directory via the Notes client.
Workarounds to this problem are:
1. The system administrator can change the system level folder options such that hidden files and
folders are shown or
2. The user can type in the path to the private data directory.
Client
Must use the "Edit" button within Personal Page F for changes
When making changes to the Personal Page "F" Welcome Page, you must use the Edit button within the
page itself or the changes will not be retained. If you double-click in the document to edit, or use the "Edit
this page" option, the information doesn't save properly.
Client
OLE "associated files" is not supported across platforms
OLE "associated files" info is written to nsf files in the host's data format, resulting in the data not being to
be read by different platforms.
Client, Server
Remote Debugger - selecting an event does not update variables
The Variables pane displays variables for the currently selected stack frame. This is selected either by
stepping through the code, in which case the frame corresponding to the currently executing line is
displayed, or by selecting a particular call frame from the "Calls" window.
Selecting an event should not update the variables, since you can select any event, not necessarily one
that is in the call frame.
Client
Setup does not check for disk space on a multi-user Notes client
Notes client setup does not check for disk space on a machine installed with a multi-user Notes client. If
there is insufficient disk space to complete setup, the user will not be able to use the Notes client.
Client
To view Welcome Page containing "UK My Lycos" use Notes with IE
To view the current welcome page selection "Headlines with UK My Lycos", you must have Notes with
Internet Explorer set as your internet browser.
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Client
Win95 - Thai default multilingual font should use CordiaUPC
Currently, the default font for Windows 95/98/NT 4.0 Thai will be set to "Tahoma". This is an issue on
Windows 95 Thai because it doesn't have this font in the system.
If users wish to display Thai characters correctly, they must change the Default Font at "User
Preferences" to be another Thai font, such as MS Sans Serif (same as on R5). However, MS Sans Serif is
not the TrueType font, so it can display on-screen only, not for print.
Workaround
There are two workarounds to this issue:
1. Have the user install the "Tahoma" font on their Windows 95 machines (the font is available for free
from Microsoft).
2. The user can add the line "StaticFont3=CordiaUPC|0|26" to their Notes.INI file.
Client
Windows 95/98 - Error upgrading Client from earlier beta release
On Windows 95/98 systems, when upgrading from the "Pre-release 2" beta version of Notes 6 only,
installation hangs after removing old files. Currently, the user is unable to upgrade MSI install -> MSI
install. Users must first do a complete uninstall, using add/remove programs, and then install the Notes
client.
Client
Windows 95/98 users must load profile to use a multiuser client
On the Windows 95 and Windows 98 platforms, if a user logs into the computer and chooses not to retain
individual settings, they will not be able to set up a multi-user client. Notes will present the following
message:
"The NOTES.INI file cannot be found on the search path (PATH): notes.ini".
Notes requires that each user load a Windows profile to use a multi-user Notes client. The user will need
to log out of Windows, and then log in again, and when prompted to retain individual settings they should
choose "Yes". Setup will then proceed as expected.
Client
Windows XP - Error: Can't relaunch client after upgrade
By default, XP will not give other users write or modify permissions when a user creates a new folder.
Therefore, the creator of a directory must specify any permisions other than read and execute. This
means that if one XP user installs Notes to be used or upgraded by a different XP user, the installing user
will have to specifically give the other user access to the Notes directories. If not, you will see the following
error message:
"This application has failed to start because ltssb01.dll was not found. Re-installing the application
may fix this problem."
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DECS issues
Administrator Client, Client, Designer, Server
DECS Operational Considerations
This release note outlines DECS considerations in Domino/Notes 6.
Upgrading the DECS Administrator
If you have upgraded a Domino R5 installation that had DECS enabled, you must use the Replace Design
action using the new DECS Administrator template in order to update the existing DECS Administrator
database. If you do not do this, DECS activities scheduled as automatic may not operate correctly. Before
upgrading, disable DECS, and then upgrade Domino. After upgrading Domino, perform the Replace
Design task on the DECS Administrator using the decsadm.ntf and then re-enable DECS.
If you purchased LEI and wish to upgrade the activities and connections in your existing DECS R5
Administrator to LEI Release 6 you can do so automatically as part of the LEI Release 6 installation
procedure. See the IBM Lotus Enterprise Integrator for Domino (LEI) Installation Guide (leiig.nsf) supplied
with LEI Release 6 at http://www.lotus.com/ldd for complete details.
DECS Virtual Fields (previously RealTime) Activities
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the encrypted field is not transferred to the external system.
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Unmapped field and key values disappear after document is saved. This only occurs when the
document is left open on save (Ctrl-s). The workaround is to close and reopen the document after
save.
Domino Designer Integration - Data Connection Resources
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Lotus Connector Considerations
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Using the Lotus Connector for ODBC to connect to Microsoft SQL Server (7.0, 2000) is not supported
in this release. Use the Lotus Connector for OLE DB instead.
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When using the DataDirect ODBC drivers with DECS, connections to DB2 cannot be used in
conjunction with connections to ODBC. In cases where this scenario is needed, use the Lotus
Connector for ODBC to connect to DB2; not the Lotus Connector for DB2.
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Designer Issues
Designer
Issues related to the Designer UI
Following are issues associated with the Designer UI in Notes/Domino 6:
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Problem: When adding databases from different domains to your Designer client, as well as
databases you modify with different IDs, when you launch Designer, it will try to connect to every
database, many of which your current ID will not have access for.
Workaround: Put databases that are being modified with different IDs in separate Designer folders.
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Problem: Designer Folder not showing up on bookmark bar until restarted under certain conditions. If
you drag one designer folder on the designer bookmark bar into another folder on the designer
bookmark bar, new designer folders will not appear on the designer bookmark bar until designer is
restarted.
Workaround: Restart designer.
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Problem: Add Bookmark list cleared when new folder is created via Open Database dialog.
Workaround: None. This is a software limitation at this time.
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Problem: New designer bookmark folders not being displayed on designer bookmark bar when
database Bookmark.nsf - Bookmarks(6) - is displayed in active folder.
Workaround: Restart designer.
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Forms)
Workaround: Restart designer.
Designer, Server
Server Error: Entry not found in index inserting resource
When inserting a JavaScript Library resource into the JS Header of a Page, Form, or Subform on one
server (or local db), and that resource is located on another server, that other server must be listed the
Catalog\Domain Search Server. Otherwise, you will receive the error:
Server Error: Entry not found in index.
The JS library load code is in the back end so that it is common between clients (Notes Client and the web
server). This means it does not use (can't "see") the client bookmarks/desktop. This is why there is a
disparity between the front end UI which does use the bookmarks/desktop and the compile (for JSHeader)
and in-line JS library. The backend looks in the data directory for the database and if it isn't found it will do
a search of the database catalog (the results of a catalog search are cached so only the first lookup may
be lengthy).
When using JS libraries from databases on different servers the shipping application must either include
that database, or the client the application is installed on must be able to find the database via a catalog
search (which can be set in the Location document, Servers tab, Catalog\Domain Search Server field .
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Designer
Action Bar Button Size properties not supported for web clients
The Action Bar Button Size properties not supported for web clients are:
Button Size: Height, Width, and Margin.
Designer
Dual coded Actions trigger differently than Button & Hotspots
When designing applications with dual-coded Actions, Buttons, or Hotspots, keep in mind that the Notes
R5.x clients will:
1. Trigger the code in Client event for Buttons and Hotspots.
2. Trigger the code in the Web event for Form or View Actions.
Designer
Issues related to Designer Locking
Following are issues associated with the Designer Locking feature in Notes/Domino 6. All of the issues
describe scenarios where Database Property Designer Locking is ON:
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Workaround: Create, Save and Close a new frameset. Reopen the existing frameset and now
multiples saves can be made during the editing session.
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Problem: Cannot modify infobox for new Data Connection resource in database unless it's locked first
Workaround: Create the New Data Connection Resource. Close the Infobox. Lock the Untitled Data
Connection Resource. Open the Data Connection resource and now any edits can be made
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Problem: Able save changes to Subforms in disconnected mode after choosing No to the prompt
asking if you want to be able to save changes.
Workaround: None. This is a software limitation at this time.
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Problem: No prompt to save changes after modifying Database Script in a database in disconnected
mode.
Workaround: Save changes manually before closing (<esc>) out of Database Script
Designer
Modification to imported Java agents
Modifications to existing imported Java agents must be done on the system where the class file exists. For
example:
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c:\classfiles.
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If you use the Designer and modify the Server version of the imported Java agent, for example you
switch it from Shared to Private, and run the agent, you will get the error "Note Item Not Found". This
is because when the agent was saved the class file was not available on the server.
Edit the imported Java agent and do a "ReImport Class Files", then "Refresh All Files", Save, and Exit.
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Designer
No standard sequence of events in Web browsers
The standards do not state the order in which the onBlur and onChange events should be triggered.
Since there is no standard defined, the order is left up to the implementer. Netscape 6 does it the same
way as the Notes Client, Field events onBlur will trigger, and then onChange. Netscape 4.7 and Internet
Explorer will trigger Field events onChange, and then onBlur.
Designer
Picture events that are not supported
The following Picture events are not supported for either the Notes or Web Clients:
onHelp, onKeyDown, onKeyPress, onKeyUp.
Designer
R5 clients will run the Notes 6 coded "Web - Javascript" code
In R5, some events supported JavaScript for Web Clients only, or for both Notes and Web Clients,
depending on the event; this was not UI-controlled. In Notes 6, with the new UI, the designer can
configure Client - JavaScript , Web - JavaScript, or Common Javascript.
When designing Client - Javascript events, keep in mind that R5 Notes clients will only execute the
JavaScript code in the Web - Javascript UI.
Designer
Some Subform events not supported on Web Clients
The Subform onHelp, onLoad, and onUnLoad events coded for Web - Javascript are not supported on
Web Clients.
Directory issues
Server
LDAP Schema
Domino LDAP Schema database
There is a new Domino LDAP Schema database created from the template SCHEMA.NTF. This database
replaces the R5 version that was created from SCHEMA50.NTF. A new process called the schema
daemon, spawned by the LDAP service, creates the new Schema database on the Domino Directory
administration server. The schema daemon replicates the databases to all Notes/Domino 6 servers in a
domain that run the LDAP service, ensuring a consistent schema throughout a domain.
The Schema database is also a tool you can use to extend the schema.
Upgrades from R5
If you're upgrading an R5 server that runs the LDAP service to Notes/Domino 6, the install program
deletes the R5 SCHEMA50.NTF template and the LDAP service deletes the R5 SCHEMA50.NSF
database. If you want to retain these files, rename them before you upgrade.
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changes. The schema changes will appear in the new SCHEMA.NSF database.
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LSCHEMA.LDIF
The Notes/Domino 6 installation process installs the file LSCHEMA.LDIF in the Domino data directory of a
Domino server that will run the LDAP service. The Domino Directory administration server uses this file,
along with the Domino Directory forms and schema extensions defined in the Domino LDAP Schema
database, to build the Domino LDAP schema for a domain. The LSCHEMA.LDIF file holds the schema
elements for all LDAP standard object classes in RFCs 2247, 2252, 2256, 2739 and 2798, which are now
supported in Notes/Domino 6. This information is stored using the LDIF file format.
Due to the intricacies of the LDIF file format and the critical nature of the information it contains, Lotus
recommends that you do not use the LSCHEMA.LDIF file to extend the LDAP schema. The recommended
way to extend the schema is to modify the schema.nsf database, although extending the schema as you
did in R5, by modifying the design of the Domino Directory, is still supported.
You can also use a Lotus Notes 6 client, or a Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer client with
Java Scripts and Java Applets enabled to extend the schema through the Domino LDAP Schema
database.
Extending the schema
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The first time LDAP is loaded and a new Domino LDAP Schema database is created on the Domino
Directory administration server, it may take up to 10 minutes to build all the necessary views. During
this time, certain syntaxes may be unavailable. Wait 15 minutes before extending the schema to avoid
potential issues.
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If extending the schema from the Server Administration client, you will not be able to approve the
changes for schema daemon processing from inside the Administration client as the "Approve" button
is not being displayed in this release. Instead, you should open the schema.nsf database from a Notes
client and use the "Approve" button.
Note: The Help documentation states that you can restart the LDAP task in order to incorporate newly
created schema elements. This is not working in the current release. When the schema is extended, you
should instead run the Tell LDAP ReloadSchema to process the new schema elements.
Server
Changes to how the LDAP service handles a search base of country
Pre-5.5 versions of Microsoft Outlook Express supply a default country search base when users don't
supply a search base. Since it's likely that users really don't want to use the default country search base,
by default, the R5 LDAP service converts all search bases of country ("c=xx") to root ("") to provide
pre-5.5 Outlook Express users with the behavior they expect. In R5, you can use the NOTES.INI setting
LDAP_CountryCheck=1 to change this default behavior and have the R5 LDAP service strictly interpret a
search base with a country attribute.
In Domino 6, the default behavior is reversed: the LDAP service now strictly interprets a search base with
a country attribute by default. If you want to keep the default R5 LDAP service behavior (interpret a
country search base as root) to accommodate clients still running pre-5.5 versions of Outlook Express,
use the following new NOTES.INI setting:
LDAPPre55Outlook=1
Note that the LDAP_CountryCheck setting is obsolete in Domino 6.
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Server
LDAP - Returning aliases and duplicate attributes has changed
In Domino 6, when an LDAP client requests to return an alias of an attribute, the formal attribute is
returned rather than the alias. For example, the following search returns the "sn" attribute rather than the
requested alias "surname."
ldapsearch -h ldap.acme.com "objectClass=*" mail cn surname
In addition, when a client requests to return attributes that are duplicates, only one value is returned. For
example, the following search returns only "sn" and not duplicate values for the aliases "surname" and "s."
ldapsearch -h ldap.acme.com "objectClass=*" mail cn surname s sn
In R5, aliases and duplicate attributes were returned when specifically requested.
Server
LDAP task automatically loads on Administration server
The Domino Server used to allow many Internet protocol service choices to be optionally configured
during set-up time. However, the tremendous need for consistent Directory Service within the Domino
Domain, to ensure the Directory Information Tree (DIT) is maintained all the time on the administration
server, and to replicate to/from other replicas within the same domain, necessitates that the system
administrator load up LDAP service on the administration server of the Domino Directory.
In addition, the Domain-wide Schema has been introduced with Domino 6, to serve up identical LDAP
schema among the LDAP services within the same domain.
Having a mandatory LDAP service on the administration server helps to eliminate the administrative
burden, and improve the situations described above in the most efficient way.
How It Works
When the Domino 6 server loads up, if that server is the administration server for the Domino Directory,
the LDAP service is automatically loaded up, and the LDAP task is set in the ServerTasks line of Notes.ini.
Following the LDAP process, the LDAP Schema Daemon thread is spawned, and serves up schema
loading/reloading/exporting/extension/replication within the Domino Domain, until the parent LDAP
process goes down. Also, the LDAP VerifyDIT process starts, to maintain the entire DIT within the same
Domino Domain for all administrative directories including the Primary Domino Directory, and Directory
Assistance.
You can always use the "TELL LDAP QUIT" command in the server console to stop LDAP running, as you
wish. For all other non-administration servers of the Domino Directory, nothing would be changed.
Disable LDAP Listener
In certain situations, if the Administration Server can't support LDAP in its network environment (for
example, the LDAP port conflicts with the Operating System), then you can disable the LDAP listener by
configuring the Server Document to disable LDAP on both TCP/IP and SSL ports. The message "LDAP
Server: Listener is DISABLED" will be shown in the server console.
In this case, your LDAP service will still be loaded and run with the LDAP Schema Daemon and Verify DIT
threads to ensure basic Directory service within the Domino Domain, but it won't serve up any requests
from LDAP clients.
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Disable LDAP Service
In very rare situations, if a system administrator decides not to run LDAP services for their entire Domino
domain, then the Notes.ini variable "DisableLDAPOnAdmin=1" setting will take effect to disable LDAP
service on the administration server for the Domino Directory. Administrators must not have LDAP set in
the ServerTasks line of the Notes.ini file either.
Administrator Client, Client, Server
LDAP searches of groups
Searches of Domino groups
In both R5 and Domino 6, the following LDAP search filters used to search the Domino Directory return
results for Domino groups.
Search filter
Why Domino group entries returned
objectclass=groupOfNames
The dominoGroup object class inherits from groupOfNames
object class.
objectclass=groupOfUniqueNames
This object class definition allows Domino Groups to be used
to authorize database access for Netscape Communicator
clients, which require the groupOfUniqueNames object class
definition.
member=*
The member attribute is defined by the groupOfNames
object class, which dominoGroup inherits from.
uniqueMember=*
This attribute is defined by the groupOfUniqueNames object
class. See second item in table.
Searches of groups other than Domino groups
In R5, all group entries created in the Domino Directory are defined as the dominoGroup object class. In
Domino 6, this is no longer a requirement -- using an LDAP application, you can create entries defined by
any of the standard LDAP object classes, such as groupOfNames, or groupOfUnique names, or by a
custom group object class created for your organization. Such group entries are accessible only through
LDAP, and are not visible in views from a Notes Client.
Administrator Client, Client, Server
LDAP service and remote search operations
The LDAP service can extend search requests to a Domino Directory on a remote server. For example, if
the server that runs the LDAP service has a Configuration Directory, it extends LDAP search requests to a
remote primary Domino Directory. Or a server running the LDAP service can use directory assistance to
extend LDAP searches to a remote secondary Domino Directory.
Domino 6 servers may have to take additional steps to guarantee that a Domino LDAP service running on
another Domino 6 server can successfully search the former's Domino Directory. Starting with this
release, when extended access (xACLs) is enabled for the remote directory, or when the search request
comes from an authenticated LDAP client, in order to do the remote search, the database ACL on the
remote directory must give the server that receives the LDAP request at least Reader access, defined
through a "Server" or "Server group" entry. By default, the LocalDomainServers and OtherDomainServers
groups have the required access in the Domino Directory ACL, so you don't need to do anything for the
normal case where both servers are in the same domain.
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Administrator Client
Cannot open Directory Catalogs
The Directory Catalog is not accessible via the icon indicated in the Admin Client. The database itself is
accessible and contains the correct information.
Client, Server
LDAP service clients using Microsoft Windows XP and SSL
Using LDAP with SSL on Microsoft Windows XP requires that a root certificate be present in the Microsoft
client's certificate store. If the SSL server certificate for the LDAP server was not issued by one of the
Certificate Authority roots built in to Internet Explorer, you must install a new root certificate.
1. Determine the name of the certificate authority that issued the SSL server certificate. Connect to the
server, using SSL, with a Web browser. Do this by entering https:/ when you enter the URL.
2. In the security alert dialog, click "View certificate" and see the name in the "Issued By" field. This is the
common name of the issuing certificate authority.
Note: If you use https, and no security dialog is displayed, you may already have the required root or
SSL server certificate installed.
3. Click Tools - Internet Options - Content - Certificates. You can view the SSL server certificate on the
"Other People" tab, and see the "Issued By" name in this way. You can also check for installed roots
on the "Trusted Root Certification Authorities" tab. If the issuing root for the SSL server in question is
already present, no further action is required. If not, proceed to step 4.
4. Contact your administrator to locate the server running the Certificate Requests database for the
issuing certificate authority identified in the previous procedure. The Certificate Requests database is
commonly named "certreq.nsf". Open the database using the Internet Explorer Web browser (for
example, http://ca_server.com/certreq.nsf) and click "Accept this Authority in Your Browser." This
installs the root certificate.
Administrator Client, Client, Server
Allowing users to see column values when extended ACLs are used
If you use an extended ACL to prevent a user from reading a field in documents, if a column formula in a
view uses the field, the user will not see values in the column. To allow a user to see values in a view
column when extended ACLs are used, make sure the user had read access to all of the fields used in the
column formula.
Server
Configuration directories with Extended Access enabled
In a mixed environment for a Domino Domain (R5 and Domino 6 servers combined), if there are any
Domino 6 servers that use Configuration directories with Extended Access enabled, these servers must
have Directory Assistance configured that points to only Domino6 directories as the remote primary
directory.
If directory assistance points to a remote primary directory on a previous-release server, or if the default
logic (rather than directory assistance) locates a remote primary on a previous-release server, the
extended ACL settings aren't enforced.
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Server
LDAP does not honor "Not access server" for Anonymous
If "Anonymous" is listed in the "Not access server" field in the Security section of the Server document and
an Internet Site document is configured and enabled for that LDAP server, Anonymous LDAP access is
not being denied.
If Internet Site documents are used, then LDAP Anonymous access must be controlled from the Directory
tab in the Ports, Internet Ports section of the Server document.
Administrator Client
LDAP Domino Upgrade Service group migration limited to 500
Group entries in the LDAP Domino Upgrade Service are created when you select a group to migrate.
Based on the options that you choose in the Group object classes section of the Advanced LDAP
Migration Options dialog box, the members contained in those groups may also be migrated. Currently,
the limit of group members that will be migrated into a Domino Directory for each group is 500.
Refer to the "Migrating Group Entries" chapter in the 'Mail and Directory Migration' section of the Lotus
Domino Administrator 6 Help documentation for more information on how to create new group object
classes, and to add member attributes.
Server
LDAP searches for naming contexts after upgrading from Release 5
If you use directory assistance in Release 5, after you upgrade to Domino 6 do the following to ensure that
LDAP searches of the namingContext attribute work correctly:
1. Replace the design of the existing directory assistance database with the Directory Assistance (6)
template.
2. Make a minor edit to the contents of the directory assistance database and save the changes.
3. Restart the LDAP task.
Server
LDAP will not honor abandon operations over SSL connections
The LDAP server will ignore abandon requests sent over SSL connections. LDAP will detect and honor
the loss of the connection, which may be used as a workaround to terminate long-running search requests
over SSL.
Server
LDAPSEARCH tool does not support LDAP_BASEDN
The help text for the LDAPSEARCH tool states "if the environment variable LDAP_BASEDN is set, -b flag
is not required". This feature has not been implemented in Lotus Notes/Domino 6.
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Server
Maximum Internet Name & Password settings with Extended Access
The default database ACL setting on a Domino Directory for "Maximum Internet Name & Password" is
"Editor". When Extended Access is enabled, this setting affects authenticated LDAP searches. If an entry
in the database ACL is set higher than Editor access, for example, Manager, that user's database will be
lowered to Editor when authenticating with their internet password.
In order for authenticated LDAP searches for entries with Manager access to override Extended Access
restrictions, set "Maximum Internet Name & Password" to Manager by selecting File -> Database ->
Access Control -> Advanced.
Server
NAMELookups to Remote Directories with Extended Access warnings
NAMELookups to Remote Directories with Extended Access enabled may issue warnings when the
"remote Domino server" does not have Extended Access enabled, but the remote Directory does.
When a Domino server tries to access a remote Domino Directory that has Extended ACLs enabled
through Directory Assistance, the remote server must know about this Directory being accessed. In other
words, this Directory indicated in Directory Assistance on the first server must either be the Primary
Directory on the remote Domino server (typically names.nsf), or a Local Secondary Directory configured
through Directory Assistance on that same remote server.
If you attempt to access the remote directory without the remote server knowing of the remote directory,
the first attempt will produce the following message on the first Domino server.
WARNING: NAMELookups from this server to the remote Domino Directory is prohibited. Correct
by creating a Directory Assistance document for it on remoteservername.
This additional security requirement applies only when there are remote Domino Directories with Extended
ACLs enabled. Remote directories without Extended ACLs enabled need not be configured in their remote
server's Directory Assistance.
Client
Problems deleting Contacts added from Verisign's LDAP directory
Already existing contacts that were added to Personal Address Book from Verisign's LDAP directory are
removed from the view but are not deleted from the database.
Workaround
Go to ($Users) hidden view and delete the contact from there.
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DOLS issues
Administrator Client, Client, Server
DOLS platforms and system requirements
DOLS is supported on Win32 clients. DOLS is supported on Win32, AIX, Solaris, and Linux servers.
Client System Requirements:
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Minimum RAM, 128MB; recommended RAM, 256MB
200MB free disk space recommended for basic operation
Additional disk space for each subscription, depending on size
Browser Requirements:
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Internet Explorer 5.5 recommended (but can use Internet Explorer 6.0)
Netscape 4.7 to 5.X recommended, (however you can use Netscape 4.5x or higher). Netscape
6.0 is not supported in this release.
Client
Problems installing subscriptions with IE 5
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error: "Error 500 attempting to request offline configuration data" dialog appears, followed by "Error
requesting offline configuration from the server."
Workaround
Users should install a later version of IE.
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If user attempts to install a subscription using Internet Explorer 5.0 with 128 bit encryption, they may
receive the following error: "DOLS DSAPI error: user must be logged in in order to go offline."
There is currently no workaround.
Client, Server
DOLS only in English for this release
For Notes 6, DOLS is only available for English.
Administrator Client, Designer, Server
Limit subscription names to fewer than 30 characters/bytes
Some subscription titles with international characters (double-byte or multi-byte) are truncated when the
subscription is downloaded. The workaround is to use a title that contains fewer than 30 characters or
bytes (if multi-byte).
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Client
Multiple directory catalogs may be confusing
Each iNotes Web Mail subscription installed on a Client can have its own directory catalog. If several Web
Mail subscriptions with directory catalogs are downloaded to the same machine, several issues may arise:
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will all be listed in the address selection dialog.
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Mail subscription on that machine.
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Despite having the same name, directory catalogs can contain different information, if they have
different replication schedules. If the user can't tell which one is most up to date, they may be using an
outdated catalog.
Workaround
Make sure that all directory catalogs on the same Client have the same replication schedule.
Administrator Client, Designer, Server
Problem viewing "Out of Service" databases on a clustered server
When a user installs a subscription offline, then an administrator or designer marks the online version "Out
of Service," the user can still synchronize with a replica on another server in the cluster.
But when the user then tries to use the Web Control or iNotes Sync manager to view the database online,
they get an error.
Administrator Client, Client, Server
Internet password not synchronizing
If a user downloads a subscription, then changes their Internet Password in the Person Record on the
server, they get an "Access denied" error if they try to use the new password to open the subscription
offline. This is because the password does not synchronize from the server to the offline Name and
Address Book.
Workaround
After deleting the subscription, and reinstalling, the user will be prompted for the sync password which is
now different from the internet password. After synching, go offline, and you will now be able to enter the
new internet password to access the db.
Administrator Client, Designer, Server
Save Offline Subscription Configuration profile document
If you set up a database for offline use, but forget to edit and save the Offline Subscription Configuration
profile document, offline users will experience problems. At a minimum, edit at least once the Offline
Subscription Configuration profile document (Actions -> Edit Offline Configuration) for the Domino
database you want to enable for offline use, and then save (File -> Save).
If you do not edit and save, the Web Control will not appear in the Web application, and you will have no
way to take it offline.
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Administrator Client, Designer, Server
Scheduled agents do not run offline
Domino Off-Line Services does not currently support running scheduled agents offline.
Administrator Client, Designer
Subscription desktop icons may not appear
A subscription icon may not appear on the desktop if the subscription:
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in a Windows filename; subscriptions with "/" in the title (first tab of the Offline Config Doc) will not
have an icon on the desktop.
Workaround
To launch the subscription after the download you must launch it from the Lotus iNotes Sync Manager.
Client
Sync gets stuck with multiple subscriptions set at 1 minute
If a user has multiple subscriptions installed, and sets all of them to synchronize every minute, one of the
subscriptions may get "stuck" during synchronization at 100%. This shouldn't interfere with other
subscriptions synchronizing.
Workaround
User must close and reopen the sync manager.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer, Server
Troubleshooting tips for DOLS installations
PLEASE NOTE - Upgrading from earlier releases of Lotus Notes/Domino 6 to the current release is
not supported.
If the user has earlier subscriptions installed, and the server is upgraded to Domino 6, when the user
installs a Notes 6 subscription there may be problems:
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plugin file, or Internet Explorer Lotus DRS Control before upgrading the client to 6.0 .
To have earlier subscriptions and Notes 6 subscriptions together off-line:
1. Remove the DOLS Netscape plugin file or Internet Explorer Lotus DRS Control before upgrading the
client to 6.0 .
2. Install Notes 6 subscriptions and iNotes will be upgraded.
3. Then re-install the earlier subscriptions.
Upgrading an encrypted subscription
1. In the Domino Administrator, de-select Overwrite existing id in the Offline Security policy in
doladmin.nsf and save the security policy.
2. On the client system, remove the DOLS Netscape plugin file or Internet Explorer Lotus DRS Control
before upgrading the client to 6.0.
3. Then re-install the encrypted subscription.
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Note if you do not uncheck Overwrite existing id, the subscription will not be usable after upgrade. You will
have to delete the subscription and reinstall.
Upgrading from Domino 5.0X to Notes 6
When a server is upgraded from 5.0X to the current release of Lotus Domino, all users' existing DOLS
offline subscriptions are candidates for upgrade. Old subscriptions must be upgraded to work with this
release. The upgrade is initiated when the user installs a new subscription from the server. Once they've
installed the new subscription, users must synchronize their old subscriptions once before they can open
them offline.
Upgrading from an earlier beta version of Notes 6
To upgrade earlier beta subscriptions to Notes 6 subscriptions:
1. Synchronize all earlier subscriptions.
2. Uninstall previous versions of iNotes Sync Manager.
3. Then re-install the subscriptions from the server that has been upgraded to the Gold release.
Upgrading from a Domino release without DOLS to Domino 6 with DOLS
DOLS may not be properly installed if you upgrade from any Domino release without DOLS to the current
release of Lotus Domino with DOLS. The correct DSAPI filter filename may not be added to the server
document. If the DSAPI filter filename isn't added, DOLS will not be loaded when you start the Domino
server. To add the correct DSAPI filter filename:
1. Open the server record from the Administrator Client.
2. Go to Internet Protocols.
3. Go to the HTTP tab. In the "DSAPI filter file filename" field, enter "ndolextn" on Win32 operating
systems. No other operating systems are supported in this release.
4. Shut the server down and restart it.
Dial-up (or LAN) installation fails with "Unable to launch..." message
If the user tries to install the iNotes Sync Manager by using a dial-up or LAN connection and receives an
"Unable to launch" message, the problem may be that the dial-up session had a time-out setting that was
set too low.
To increase the download time in the server document:
1. Open the Domino Administration Client.
2. In the navigation pane, click Server - Current Server Document.
3. Click the Internet Protocols tab, then the HTTP tab. If users will be installing subscriptions over a
phone line, change the "Output timeout" field to 18000 seconds to allow enough time for downloads.
Users might also call their Internet Service Provider (if they have one) to make sure the ISP hasn't set a
time-out period that's too low.
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Administrator Client, Designer
Users must be Reader or higher to install DOLS database
Users must have at least Reader access in the Access Control List (ACL) of a DOLS-enabled database in
order to install the database offline. A user with Depositor access or No Access trying to install a
subscription will get an error.
Workaround
Upgrade the user's access in the database ACL.
Client, Server
When browser prompts to "Work Offline?" choose 'No'
If the user's browser (IE or Netscape) prompts them to "Work Offline?" they must choose 'No'.
If users choose to work offline with their browser, there will be no live connection with a server, and they
will not be able to synchronize. Choosing 'Yes' at the "Work Offline?" prompt may not clearly indicate to
users the fact that they are not actually synchronizing.
Workaround
Make sure users know the difference between working offline with their browser and working offline with
DOLS.
Client
Accessibility issues
This release of DOLS has keyboard shortcuts for the iNotes Sync Manager and Web Control. The Web
Control is a popup menu on the subscription's main Web page. Users can do a number of things from the
Web Control, including install or synchronize the subscription. To open the menu, users click either on the
words "Go Offline" or an image of the Designer's choosing. For detailed information on the shortcuts, see
the topic "Giving users DOLS instructions" in the Domino Administration Help, and the topic "iNotes Sync
Manager Accessibility" in the iNotes Sync Manager Help.
Cannot navigate from the URL address box to the Web Control in Internet Explorer
You can navigate from frame to frame on a DOLS Web page by pressing TAB. However, you cannot
navigate from the URL box to a frame.
Cannot navigate frames in Netscape
You cannot navigate from frame to frame on a DOLS Web page in Netscape by pressing TAB.
No keyboard shortcuts for languages in the popup menu
In the Web Control is a selection for choosing from a list the language of text in the iNotes Sync Manager.
The languages in the list have no keyboard shortcuts.
Windows 2000
On Windows 2000 computers you cannot see accelerators (underlined letters in menu items) unless you
activate them.
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Administrator Client, Designer
Be consistent when encrypting subscriptions with shared files
Make all subscriptions either encrypted or not encrypted, if you know your users will share a file among
them.
A shared file will be encrypted or not based on whether the subscription it was first installed with was
encrypted or not. Subscriptions which are installed after the first subscription may have a problem sharing
that file if it was installed encrypted.
Administrator Client, Client, Server
DOLS on a Domino Configuration Directory server
When there are DOLS subscriptions on an additional Domino server configured as a "Configuration
Directory" server, the Security Policy cannot be "Lookup in NAB." It must be either "Prompt for ID" or "Auto
Generate."
This is because the NABs of additional Domino "Configuration Directory" servers do not contain person
records, only connection records. When these servers display person records, they're dynamically
displaying the person records of the Central Domino Directory server they've been added to.
If the user tries to install a DOLS subscription from an additional Domino Configuration Directory server
with a Security Policy of "Lookup in NAB" they will get an Error 500, and the console says "DOLS DSAPI
error: No person record found in names.nsf for user <username>."
Workaround
Change the Security Policy to "Prompt for ID" or "Auto Generate."
Administrator Client, Designer
Increasing security on configuration documents
Default access to the Offline Subscription Configuration profile document is "All Readers and above,"
which means Notes users who are not Managers - Authors, Editors and Designers - can open and edit the
configuration documents of subscriptions. If you want stronger limits on who can access a configuration
document, open the database in Domino Designer, and open the DOLS Offline Configuration form.
Choose Form Properties, and change the settings in the 'Security' tab.
To propagate this change to all of the DOLS subscriptions on a particular server, follow the same steps in
the DOLS Resource Template (dolres.ntf) on that server, then run the Designer task (the Designer task
runs automatically at 1 a.m., or you can run it manually). For more information on the Designer task, see
the topic "Synchronizing databases with master templates," in the Designer on-line Help.
Administrator Client, Server
Moving extended mail files from one server to another
When you move an extended mail file from one DOLS-enabled Domino 5.0.5 or later server to another
using AdminP, the move will not be completed.
This happens because the last step in moving these mail files is for the user to access the original file
using Notes. When they do this, it updates the Notes Dialup Connection and Location documents in the
Personal Address Book with the new mail file and new mail server information. Then a "Push changes to
new mail server" request is created and the old mail file is deleted.
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If a user accesses the original file with their browser using DOLS (or via replication) instead of Notes, this
last step is not initiated.
The Administrator must use LotusScript to create an agent in the Administrator Request Database that will
create the "push changes" request. The LotusScript can be downloaded from the Iris Sandbox on
Notes.net. You can get the download from the following URL:
http://www.notes.net/sandbox.nsf/ecc552f1ab6e46e4852568a90055c4cd/c425421e4e4195408525686300
79bb8c?OpenDocument&ExpandSection=1&Highlight=0,admin4.nsf#_Section1
Client
Dircat not being deleted when shared subscription is deleted
When a subscription containing shared subscription data and a directory catalog is deleted, the catalog
remains in the user's iNotes directory. This is true even if the shared data is not actually being shared by
another subscription.
The dircat will not delete if it has been accessed offline in the current iNotes session, even if you close the
browser before deleting the subscription. Attempts to delete the dircat manually (in this state) from the
user directory in Windows Explorer, yield a "Sharing Violation."
There is currently no workaround.
Client
Webmail: cannot remove folders
When a user takes a Webmail subscription offline and creates a folder, they cannot remove it.
Client
Cancelling sync after wrong password causes security problem
The problem occurs with the following configuration:
The server is set with the offline policy "Prompt for ID"
The database (extended mail) is set in the OCD for encryption.
The user downloading the database has a different Internet and Notes password.
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1. Take the extended mail database offline.
2. When the database has downloaded and begins first time synch, you are prompted that the password
is incorrect: "Incorrect synchronization password for this subscription. Would you like to retry?" Click
"Yes"
3. In the field for the correct password, put in a bad password instead and hit "OK."
4. Sync begins again and then fails at 5% with "Incorrect synchronization password for this subscription.
Would you like to retry?" Click "No"
5. Dialog says "The application for this subscription did not finish initializing. You will need to reissue
synchronization before going offline" Click OK.
6. Select the subscription again and click "Start Sync" icon.
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7. Synchronization goes to 5% and then fails with "Incorrect synchronization password for this
subscription. Would you like to retry?" Click "Yes"
8. Now put in the correct Notes password.
9. First time Sync now runs in a normal fashion, Open Sync Detail.
10. At the end of the subscription sync, the details show 100% complete and Active: Full Text Indexing
Complete.
11. Close Sync Detail.
12. Do not restart Lotus iNotes, but click the Start Sync button again. Sync runs normally and everything
seems fine. (No prompt for password now).
13. Now select to open the subscription offline.
14. When the login dialog loads for the database in the browser, enter the user name and the correct
internet password.... it doesn't work.
15. Now enter the user name and the correct Notes password... that doesn't work either.
16. Now enter the user name and the incorrect password you first entered during first time sync. This
password is accepted and the database loads.
Client
Desktop icon not changing when customized
When users install a subscription offline, then add their own icons to the Customize subform, the Sync
Manager shows the new icon, but the desktop icon does not change.
Workaround
Refresh the desktop or restart the operating system.
Client
Dircat path not removed from notes.ini when subscription removed
The problem occurs in the following scenario:
1. Create a mail file using the extended mail template (mail6ex.ntf), DOLs enable it with a directory
catalog.
2. Make sure the option for shared files on the rules tab is NOT selected
3. Download subscription.
4. Examine Notes.ini in the iNOTES directory. The names parameter should look like this:
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US\9A55CDC7D0D12BA385256A7100720089\dircat.nsf,dols\Web User2 Mattel
US\2EFE0803CB6E457285256A8C00746884\dircat.nsf
5. Delete one of the subscriptions.
6. Re-examine the Notes.ini. The names parameter is unchanged.
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Client
Error during sync about public key not matching the Address Book
During synchronization, the user gets the error "Your public key does not match the one stored in the
Address Book" in the synchronization status, which is then set to idle.
Workaround
Open the security section of the server document and disable the option "Compare Notes public keys
against those stored in Directory."
Client, Designer
If configuration document deleted, users must re-install
If, for some reason, it is necessary to delete a subscription's Offline Subscription Configuration profile
document, users who have the subscription install must delete it and re-install the subscription with its new
configuration document.
If they don't delete the old subscription, they can install the new subscription and have both versions on
their computer.
Client
Issue if Notes is installed before Microsoft Outlook
If you installed Notes before installing Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office applications, you must
manually merge the contents of each section of the NOTESPIS.INF file into the appropriate sections of the
MAPISVC.INF file.
If you are running a shared install of the Windows 95 or Windows NT operating system, your administrator
must move the NWNSP32.DLL file from the Notes program directory to the system directory on the shared
drive and manually merge the contents of each section from the NOTESPIS.INF file in the Notes program
directory into the appropriate sections of the MAPISVC.INF file in the Program Files directory.
Client
Multi-user subscriptions are deleted by Notes "clean up"
DOLS multi-user subscriptions are deleted when the user selects the Notes client "clean up" option, as in
the following scenario:
1. User installs Lotus Notes with the Multi-User Option, and selects to also install the "clean-up" option
on Notes client shutdown.
2. User logs in as one of the multi-users.
3. User works in Notes.
4. User installs a DOLS-enabled database which has "Use Multi-User Data Directory" turned on in the
subscription profile document.
5. User closes the Notes client. Notes asks "Want to clean up your personal files?" They select OK.
The next attempt to sync with the iNotes Sync Manager fails. The DOLS multi-user data directory has
been deleted on Notes client shut down.
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Client
Problems opening subscription when browser is Notes with IE
Notes users whose location document (Internet Browser tab) is set for "Notes with Internet Explorer" may
have problems installing and using a DOLS subscription.
After the subscription installs, they may get a DOS prompt dialog, and if the server uses Session-based
authentication they'll also get an SBA log-in dialog. They will not be able to activate the cursor in either
dialog. Eventually they will get the error "Web Navigator retrieval process not running. etc."
There is no workaround in this release.
Administrator Client, Client
Re-install subscription fails with encryption and ID overwrite
The problem occurs in the following scenario:
1. Set ID Policy to autogen.
2. Install a non-encrypted subscription. After install is complete, open and close the database in the
browser.
3. In the Offline Configuration Profile document, enable encryption.
4. In the Offline Security Policy document, set IDManagement to "Overwrite existing user ID."
5. Re-install subscription. Synchronization fails.
Workaround
The "Overwrite existing user ID" setting should not be turned on in an enterprise that uses encrypted
subscriptions. Users whose IDs are overwritten will not be able to open an offline subscription encrypted
with a key from the previous ID. The only way to apply new IDs to encrypted subscriptions, is to delete the
encrypted database and reinstall.
Client, Designer
Sync error with *.nsf in Optional Files field
In the Offline Subscription Configuration profile document, if you add *.nsf to the "Optional files to
replicate" field (in the Rules tab), the subscription cannot install and synchronize offline.
Administrator Client, Client
Users can't access encrypted subscription if ID overwritten
If the user has installed an encrypted subscription, then for any reason their ID changes, they will not be
able to open the encrypted subscription offline. This is because the offline subscription was encrypted
using a key which matches the ID. When the ID changes, the key no longer matches the ID and the
subscription won't open.
Workaround
The user must delete the encrypted subscription, re-install and re-encrypt it.
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Client
Win2K - Sync Details box opens behind Sync Manager
On Windows 2000 Professional operating systems the Sync Details dialog opens behind the Sync
Manager.
Administrator Client
'HTTP restart' doesn't appear to restart DOLS
On a Unix server, when you restart HTTP on the server console, or from the Admin server console, there
is no display of Domino Off-Line Services unloading then loading again. This does not effect functionality
of DOLS; it is a console display issue.
Client
Deleting subscription doesn't remove files
On Windows 2000 and NT client computers, deleting a subscription from the Sync Manager may not get
rid of the subscription's files in the directory.
Client
Disabled subscriptions synchronize during upgrade
If you disable all 5.0x subscriptions on a client system, then upgrade the server, when you upgrade one of
the subscriptions on the client, all of the subscriptions synchronize even though they are not enabled.
Client, Designer, Server
Discussion Template known issues
When the Discussion template is refreshed, error messages indicating that the files Dols.gif,
iNotes_bnnr.gif and servers.gif may be noted in the status bar or on the server console. These messages
may be safely ignored.
Client
Identity desktop icon does not update on re-install
If the user updates the desktop icon after installing the subscription, the default icon is still displayed.
Workaround
When user restarts the OS, the icon will be refreshed
Client, Server
Need proper format to use wildcard for Optional files
When using the * (wildcard) in the Optional files field of the Offline Subscription Configuration document
(for example, *.nsf), you must add a \ before it, or you can get an error synchronizing offline.
Workaround
Use \*nsf instead of just *.nsf
Client
Netscape "flickers" during install
Netscape version 4.76 may "flicker" on and off during install of a DOLS subscription. The files do install
fine, however, so there is no workaround.
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Administrator Client
Password lost when Offline Security doc is changed after upgrade
If your Offline Security Policy is set to autogen and you upgrade your server from 5.0x to 6.0x, making a
change to the choices in the Offline Security Policy will result in a loss of the password for the certifier.
For example, this problem would likely occur if a particular domain contains encrypted subscriptions and
you want to turn on the new "Overwrite existing id" feature in the domain's security policy on the upgraded
server.
Workaround
Go to the tab with the certifier id, reenter the password and save the security policy.
Client
Problems with DOLS SSO "Enter application Password" dialog
With SSO enabled, a user can inadvertently assign an offline subscription a different dolsuser.id/notes.id
password than the one that is used online for the same subscription. This will happen if the user enters
and confirms a different password in the Offline "Enter application Password" when downloading the
subscription. The user can not easily change this offline password.
Users may change the password in the Properties -> Security tab for the subscription to the online
password. They will then be able to open the subscription offline using the online internet password,
however when they try to sync the subscription, the incorrect synchronization password will be opened.
The user must enter the password that was entered in the "Enter application Password" dialog so that
synchronization of the subscription can occur. (This is the behavior when Notes and Internet password are
different)
Server
Server warning: "Cannot locate design note"
This warning may appear when you run the "load design" task on the server. It's caused because three
files - DOLS.gif, iNotes_bnnr.gif, and servers.gif - were removed from the DOLS resource template
(dolres.ntf) in Domino 6. So any 5.0 or Domino 6 beta subscriptions which inherit from dolres.ntf will set off
the warning, because the server is trying to refresh files that it can't find in dolres.ntf. This causes no
functionality failure.
Workaround
Delete the three files from any template that inherits its design from dolres.ntf.
Server
To enable DOLS to be used for the IIS plugin
To enable DOLS to be used for the IIS plugin, follow the instructions in the Domino 6 Server
Administration Guide for installing the plugin, and then add these two additional lines to the <UriGroup>
section in the plugin configuration file plugin-cfg.xml:
<Uri Name="/download/*" />
<Uri Name="/mail/*" />
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iNotes Access for MS Outlook Issues
Client
Known issues using All Documents folder with iNotes
Following are the known issues with using the All Documents folder with iNotes Access for Microsoft
Outlook:
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When selecting the All Documents folder you will get a message from Notes Message Store stating "
Documents cannot be modified from this view. Any changes you make will not be saved"
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When Changing the All Documents folder name in properties you recieve a reminder "Renaming
Special Folders Not Allowed" but when you select the properties you will notice the name of the folder
has changed. In Outlook 2000 only if you then create a shortcut you will notice the new folder name,
while in Outlook XP you will have the original folder name.
Client
Known issues using Contacts with iNotes Access for MS Outlook
Following are the known issues using Contacts with iNotes Access for Microsoft Outlook:
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Users cannot select Contacts from the Options menu in a mail message
l
"Entry not found in inbox" message pops up when inserting an Contact item from the Contacts folder
into the mail description
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A temporary and dummy Contact displays in the Contacts folder before refreshing
l
Users cannot uncheck the Private setting of a Contact item
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The "Contacts" button in the New Contact dialog doesn't work properly; the Contact is not saved
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Users encounter an error dragging-and-dropping Contacts with invalid e-mail address to the Calendar
Client
Known issues using iNotes Access for Meetings and Invitations
Following are the known issues using iNotes Access for Microsoft Outlook:
l
Simple meeting invitations with the Delivery Option set to "I do not want to receive replies from
participants" does not work
l
Only the date selected is changed when the Invitee changes the date/time
l
MAPI Mail Interoperability users cannot select contacts from the Options menu from a mail message
l
Outlook user can forward a meeting invitation set as "Prevent Delegating"
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Response from Outlook Delegation displays as an Invitation to Notes 6
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Only the Invitee added is listed in the required field
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If an Invitee accepts an invitation, the Chair sees the name twice in the "To" field after opening the
acceptance
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When adding an Invitee to only one instance of a meeting draft, the added Invitee is not displayed
when this instance is reopened
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There is incorrect information in the Update notice received by a removed meeting Invitee
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A message item with the same subject is added into the Draft folder when creating a Task in the Task
folder
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An error occurs when sending a recurring meeting invitation which was copied from another one
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The "Recurrence Range Start" & "Recurrence Range End" field of an appointment are blank
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Users cannot change one occurrence label for a recurring appointment
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When changing one occurrence to an all-day meeting, for a recurring meeting entry, the fields aren't
updated in the entry
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User B receives a Cancellation notice and an Update notice when User A sends a meeting request,
and then makes a change
l
Cancellation notices and meeting requests appear in the Calendar, if a user accepts a meeting before
opening their Calendar
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Tentative meetings/appointments appear as Free in "Attendee Availability" lookup
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If an Outlook Chair sends a recurring meeting and then cancels the recurrence, Notes users cannot
accept the changes
l
If a Chair sends a meeting request to one Invitee, then removes the Invitee, the meeting is not
cancelled
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There is an issue with repeating meetings that occur more than once in a week
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Incorrect information in the "When" field if a Repeat Appointment is scheduled from "occurs every 1
weeks" to "every 2 weeks"
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Meetings are displayed on both original and rescheduled dates
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A duration of 2 days changes to 1439 minutes in a recurring event
l
Removed Invitee can respond to the cancellation notice of a meeting
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"The last weekend day of every 1 month xxx" changes to "the last Saturday of every one month xxx."
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Delegator becomes the meeting organizer
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Errors occur if a Chair changes a recurring Appointment to a Meeting, and then reschedules
l
Category information is lost when Outlook users send meeting requests to Notes users
Client
Known issues using Tasks with iNotes Access for MS Outlook
Following are the known issues using Tasks with iNotes Access for Microsoft Outlook:
l
The body of a new delegated task request is not saved
l
An error message box pops up when double-clicking the inserted Task item for the first time
l
Copying a Task to the Inbox Folder brings a Task duplicate and displays in the Calendar View
l
"Permanently remove the selected document(s) from your mail file?" pops up when users uncheck the
"Keep an undated copy of this task on my task list" option
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The Category is lost in the attachment file of a Task assignment message
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Switch to Task View causes an "Unable to display all the cells due to low memory" pop-up after
accepting a Task on Notes
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Users cannot assign a Task request to an assignee with an attachment in their description
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A different Owner may appear for two repeating Tasks when they are created differently
l
The Calendar View/Folder switches to the Contacts View after deleting a Task from Task pad
l
An error message occurs with Tasks assigned from Outlook to Notes
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Users cannot open an shortcut-attachment item in a Task's body
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Outlook Assignee cannot open a repeating Task request from Notes Owner
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The 'Show by Owner' View in a Task displays the CN=username/O=Domain
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Creating a Task Status setting does not save the fields "Waiting on someone else" and "Deferred" if
they have been selected
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An error message occurs with the cancellation notice of a Group To-Do on Outlook 2000
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A forwarded Task from Outlook 2000 becomes a mail message with an attachment
l
Creating a Task from Outlook and assign it displays the Task as a mail message when reopened from
the Task folder
Administrator Client
Known issues when migrating from MS Exchange to Notes
Following are the known issues when migrating from Microsoft Exchange to Notes/Domino 6:
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The Location field for meeting responses does not migrate
l
After migration, Task requests are in a wrong form
l
Exchange users who create sub-folders of their Inbox, and migrate to Notes, lose data in the
sub-folders
l
Embedded HTML pages do not migrate if HTML and Word Edit is checked of for "Mail Format"
l
Images sent in HTML mail form do not migrate
l
Original & updated meetings appear in the Calendar after migrating from Exchange
l
Contacts are not migrated for iNotes Access for MS Outlook
l
High and low importance icons do not migrate with Meetings and Appointments
l
After migration from 5.5, information in Read Receipt Mail Message is incorrect
l
Migrated Exchange mail files lose all information on the Details tab for Tasks
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"% Complete" field does not migrate with Tasks
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Exchange DUS -- A request to migrate public folders does not work
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Cancellation notices migrate as Invitations
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Meeting requests migrate as duplicate meetings if they are not replied to
l
Inserted objects do not work correctly after migrating the Exchange mail file.
l
A migrated mail file puts nonsense characters in the Body, or some Tasks' Calendar entries
l
Migrated, accepted Task crashes Outlook when opened
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Accepted invitations display as "Not in Calendar" when opened from the Inbox of a migrated user
l
Migrated Exchange mail displays Decline meeting replies as "Cancelled"
l
After migration, occurrences of Recurring meetings cancelled by the Chair are placed on the Calendar
l
Exchange users who create sub-folders with Notes reserved names will find the folders won't migrate
l
The Exchange migration tool does not work on Outlook 2000 offline items
l
Migrating from Exchange to Notes causes two "Drafts" folders to be created
l
Recurring events set for "every other week" do not migrate properly
l
Status of migrated Tasks are not all correct
l
Meetings in Outlook that contain no attendees migrate to Notes as Appointments
l
Meetings with "This is an online meeting" option are not migrated from Outlook
Client
Known issues with iNotes Access for MS Outlook in Folders
Following are the known issues with iNotes Access for MS Outlook in Folders:
l
Creating a folder that contains Calendar/Task items is not supported on OutlookXP.
l
Moving a newly created memo to Personal Folders will generate two items in the Draft folder.
l
Copying your calendar to Personal Folders will results in lost entries.
l
Copying contacts to Personal Folders results in the e-mail addresses being lost.
Client
Known problems with iNotes Access for MS Outlook Calendar
Following are the known problems with Calendar functionality in iNotes Access for Microsoft Outlook:
l
A "Failed to associate calendar event..." error message pops up when sending a Group Schedule
Update
l
"The last weekend day of every 1 month xxx" gets changed to "The last Saturday of every 1 month
xxx."
l
"This meeting is not in the Calendar; it may have been moved or deleted" appears at the top of Accept
notices
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Copying a Calendar entry into another folder will pop up a New Message
l
Both original and updated meetings may be listed on an Invitee's calendar
l
Though the Chair cancels a meeting, the meeting is never removed from an Invitee's calendar
Internet issues
Administrator Client, Client, Server
Notes may crash if an invalid HTTP request is received
A crash occurs if logging is enabled and an invalid HTTP request is received.
Workaround
Exclude HTTP Error 400 from the HTTP logs by choosing the "Exclude From Logging Section" in the NAB,
and adding status code "400" in the return code field.
Mail issues
Administrator Client, Client
Migration from R5 to Notes 6 Shared Mail
If a customer is using shared mail in R5 and upgrades to Notes 6, the R5 shared mail configuration is
automatically migrated to a shared mail configuration in Notes 6. The configuration will also be
automatically upgraded from earlier releases of Domino 6 (if previously installed) to the current release
configuration.
This means:
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Any existing R5 SCOS databases are maintained for reference only.
l
Any existing SCOS databases from earlier releases of Domino 6 will be configured in the NAB server
document.
l
If no Notes 6 SCOS databases exist, by default one new shared mail database is created to be used
for new mail delivery. This database is placed in a subdirectory named SCOS1 off the server data
directory.
The default configuration is temporarily written out in the notes.ini file. It is as follows:
SCOS_DIR_11=<data_dir>\scos1
SCOS_AUTO_CONFIG=SCOS_DIR_11
SCOS_DIR_ACTIVE_FILES_11=1
SCOS_DIR_MAX_SIZE_MB_11=1024
SCOS_DIR_NOT_CONFIGURED_11=0
SCOS_ONLINE_11=Yes
SCOS_ACTIVE_11=Yes
<===
<===
<===
<===
location of the directory
indication that this is to be configured in the NAB
number of active files
max cumulative size (in MB) of all shared mail dbs in
the directory, set to 1 gig.
<=== indication that the directory has not yet been configured
in the NAB
<=== should the directory be online, meaning accessed for
reading existing messages
<=== should the directory be active, meaning used for new
message delivery
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Any notes.ini parameters from the earlier releases of Domino 6 will be replaced by parameters in the
above format.
AdminP will take the information from the notes.ini parameters and put it in the NAB server document
under the Shared Mail tab. When this is complete, the notes.ini parameters will be removed. The
information in the NAB is as follows:
Directory
c:\notefile\scos1
Requested Files
1
Maximum Directory
Size
1024
Active
Online
Yes
Yes
Notes 6 Shared Mail Configuration
Notes 6 permits flexibility in the number of shared mail directories, databases, and placement of same. A
server can be configured with multiple shared mail directories, each of which contain multiple shared mail
databases. These are all actively used for new mail delivery. During delivery, a destination SCOS
database is chosen; user mail databases are no longer associated with a single SCOS database.
The administrator describes the configuration in the server document (using the Administrator Client, or
Notes Client to edit the NAB); there is a new tab for Shared Mail. The creation of the databases and the
directories is automatic by the server. To configure the shared mail databases, set up the desired
configuration in the server document then restart the server (this applies to any of the setting changes
described in the following sections).
Use the 'Show SCOS' and 'Show SCOS all' commands on the server console to view the status of the
current SCOS configuration.
Specifying the Shared Mail Directory
For optimal performance, the shared mail directories can be placed on another directory/file system. To
change the location of the directory, disable SCOS, change the server document settings, shut down the
server, move the files, restart the server, then enable SCOS. It will be necessary to set up a directory link
if one does not already exist.
For example, to move the default configuration from <data_dir>\scos1 to f:\scos1, perform the following
steps:
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set Shared Mail to 'None' (disable it) in the server document
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do 'Show SCOS' on the server console so the new information in the server document takes affect
l
change the directory setting in the server document from <data_dir>\scos1 to f:\scos1
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shut down the server
l
move the sm*.nsf databases from <data_dir>\scos1 to f:\scos1,
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create a directory link to f:\scos1 if it is not already in the data directory or on a linked path,
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restart the server
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set Shared Mail to the desired setting ('Delivery' or 'Transfer and Delivery')
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do 'Show SCOS' on the server console
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Specifying Multiple Shared Mail Databases
To configure multiple shared mail databases, increase the number of active files in the server document
and do 'Show SCOS' on the server console or restart the server. The value must be between 1 and 100.
Specifying Maximum Size for All Databases in the Directory
To configure the directory size for all files cumulative in a shared mail directory, change maximum size in
megabytes in the server document and do 'Show SCOS' on the server console or restart the server. This
is an approximate maximum, the size in the directory will go beyond this limit by some amount over time
due to large messages going in when the directory is near the limit. Always set the size a bit smaller than
your actual physical space at the maximum. The value must be between 1 and 8192.
Specifying Multiple Shared Mail Directories
For optimal performance, multiple shared mail directories can be placed on various directory/file systems.
To create multiple directories, create a directory link if needed, add the information for the new directory in
the server document, and do 'Show SCOS' on the server console or restart the server. Make sure to fill in
all the information for the new directory including the location, number of active files, maximum size for the
directory, active, and online. The directory and files are created automatically at the 'Show SCOS'
command or during server startup.
Known limitations:
SCOS databases are loggable in Notes 6 so they will automatically be logged if the system is running
logging. The database that is pointed to by the database link mailobj.nsf, however, will end up with a new
DBIID at every restart when the database is in the data directory path. This is because the database link
and the database will resolve to the same file and logging will think there is a duplicate database ID. To
work around this, delete mailobj.nsf (the database link file) or point it to a path off the data directory and
move the database to that directory.
When setting up a SCOS directory that is not in the data directory or a subdirectory, a directory link must
be created to point to the SCOS directory.
The value of 'Requested Files' must be between 1 and 100.
The value of 'Maximum Directory Size' must be between 1 and 8192
Each shared mail directory must be unique from all other shared mail directories.
Tell Router Use <database> is now obsolete and occasionally crashes the server.
Sometimes AdminP does not correctly migrate existing shared mail configurations. This generally
happens when the administration server of the domain has not been upgraded to the Notes 6 build first.
Upgrades to the design of names.nsf and admin4.nsf are necessary for the migration to work. If the
migration was not successful it will need to be completed manually, according to the following steps:
l
update the shared mail definition in the server's NAB adding directories which are needed and
removing any unnecessary directories
l
if a default database was created (in <data_dir>\scos1\sm*.nsf), check to see if it has messages via
load object collect -force scos1
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bring down the server
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delete all notes.ini parameters with the exception of SHARED_MAIL=
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l
if there was a default database which has messages, move the database to one of the directories
which will be kept, otherwise delete the database and the directory
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restart the server
Administrator Client, Client
Netscape/Outlook messages may not prompt for "Save"
HTML Messages received from Netscape or Outlook may not prompt for Save after editing/closing
message. Changes to hotspots may not be saved in some cases.
Workaround
Use "Ctrl+S" (or File->Save) to save your edits.
Administrator Client
Remote message journaling will be reflected in report results
Due to the fact that remote message journaling uses a mail-in database to send the journaled message to
the remote database/server, the impact of remote message journaling will be seen when reports are run
on the server.
Administrator Client
Situation where a message may be journaled more than once
If a message is sent to multiple recipients from a server that has message journaling disabled, it is
possible to have the message journaled more than once when the recipients' servers have local message
journaling enabled. For example:
Server1: Enabled, Local Destination
Server2: Enabled, Local Destination
Server3: Disabled
A user on Server3 sends a message to users on both Server1 and Server2. A copy of the message is
locally journaled on both Server1 and Server2.
Administrator Client
Update journaling db ACL when using non-admin to encrypt mail
For message journaling, when a user other than the administrator is specified in the "Encrypt on behalf of
user" field (in the server's configuration document), that user will not automatically have access to the Mail
Journaling database (mailjrn.nsf).
The server's administrator will need to open the database and add the user's name to the ACL. The user's
name will be preserved in the ACL when backups (size and daily rollovers) are created, but if the server
automatically creates a new database during server startup, then the administrator will have to re-enter
the user into the new database's ACL.
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Administrator Client, Client
URL in mail forwarded to Eudora or iNotes recipient won't launch
A URL which is embedded in a mail message, and which has been forwarded to a Eudora or iNotes
recipient, is not launching.
Server
Adding or modifying system mail rules
When adding or modifying system mail rules, it is necessary to explicitly save the Server Configuration
document, using either the 'File' menu or the 'Save and Close' action button provided. Without saving the
document, the server will be unaware of the changes made, and will not enforce the rules specified.
Client, Server
Doc-links are lost in Notes Rich Text to MHTML conversion
Doc-links will be 'lost' in any Notes Rich Text documents that are converted to MIME. The doc-link hotspot
may be present in the converted document, but the link data (href) will not be useful.
Administrator Client
Ensure messages are encrypted when journaling to a mail-in db
Ensure that messages are encrypted when using the "Send to mail-in database" journaling method. In
order for Journaling's "Field encryption exclusion list" entries to be honored when messages are journaled
to the mail-in database, you must set "Encrypt incoming mail" to YES on the Administration tab of the
mail-in database document that is used for Journaling's "Mail Destination" field.
When using the "Copy to local database" journaling method no additional steps are required for the "Field
encryption exclusion list" entries to be honored.
Client
Issue using TeamMail with Lotus SmartSuite applications
You may encounter an error when using the Notes 6 TeamMail feature with SmartSuite applications.
Selecting File -> Team Mail, and then selecting "Workbook with Message" will work fine, however there is
an issue when selecting the "Message only" option along with "Paste in a picture of the selection".
If both options are selected you may receive the following error messages:
"Paste option cannot be used for mail send on your mail server"
Currently both options can not be used. Select "Message Only" and leave "Paste in a picture of the
selection" unselected.
Server
MIME attachment encoding method UUENCODE does not work properly
When UUENCODE is selected in the "Server Configuration Settings / MIME / Conversion Options /
Outbound / Attachment Encoding Method" field, the MIME multipart information is suppressed. This
causes both text/plain and text/html parts to appear in the resulting "text/plain" message and all of the "cid"
information for embedded images in the HTML part to be lost.
Workaround
To work around this issue, select "Base64" as the encoding method.
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Server
NDRs for IMAP Clients may display wrong header information
When certain IMAP Clients fetch the header information for a Non Delivery Report (NDR), the Domino
server may return the wrong header information. This information may be cached by those particular IMAP
Clients, and will not be refreshed.
Client
Issue sending mail from MS apps as a roaming user in Notes
You may receive a Lotus Notes Mailman error message when trying to send mail from Microsoft Office
applications or from Internet Explorer 5.x & 6.x if you are setup as a roaming user in Lotus Notes 6. This
error will occur when trying to enter your Notes password.
Workaround
There are currently two workarounds to this issue. Keep Lotus Notes 6 loaded when sending mail from
MS Office applications or from IE 5.x & 6.x; or install the Notes 6 client with "single login" feature.
Client
Issues with R5 Mail Rule that moves documents to Trash
There is an R5 Mail Rule that moves documents to the Trash folder ($Trash), marks those documents for
deletion, and prompts the user to empty (delete) those Trash documents.
After upgrading a mail database to Notes 6, a new method of deleting documents, Soft Delete
($SoftDeletions) is enabled by default. When the user is prompted to empty trash after upgrading the mail
database to Notes 6, and responds 'Yes', all documents formerly in the $Trash folder are now shown in
the $SoftDeletions view.
Note that, in Notes 6 mail, if the User Preference "For trash that is not emptied at a timed interval, empty
trash folder" is set to "Prompt me during database close", and Soft Deletions are enabled, the user will not
see these documents. This is because $SoftDeletions is a view, and not a folder like $Trash.
Instead of moving to Trash, this Rule should be modified so that the action is 'Delete'.
Client
Mail created with Personal Stationery does not archive
Mail messages created with Personal Stationery retain the properties of the stationery, and not a mail
message. Because the value of $NoPurge is still present on the document, archiving messages created
with Personal Stationery is not possible.
Beginning with Notes 6, any new messages created from Personal Stationery will no longer have the
$NoPurge item on the document. However, no changes will be made for messages created previously.
Client
Mail Rules do not work in local replica
Because Mail Rules are processed by the Domino mail server at the router level when incoming mail is
processed, and not at the Client level, local mail database replicas are not capable of processing the Mail
Rules themselves. This includes local replicas used for internet mail (i.e., POP3 or IMAP).
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Server
Router requeues messages when a directory replica is unavailable
This release note documents a change to the default behavior for Router lookups in Domino 6.
In cases where a message recipient cannot be found in the directory and there is a replica of any
configured secondary directory is currently unavailable, the lookup task returns an error indicating that the
results it returns are not complete. When this occurs, the Router marks the message with the status
"WaitingForDIR", and requeues the messages for a later attempt. This behavior ensures that an
unavailable directory replica does not result in the server erroneously returning messages addressed to
valid users. The Router also retries messages addressed to invalid, nonexistent users; for example, the
Router may also requeue UCE (spam) addressed to nonexistent users.
A new NOTES.INI variable, RouterPartialLookupResults, lets you specify Router behavior in the event that
a name lookup fails when a configured directory replica is not available.
RouterPartialLookupResults
Syntax: RouterPartialLookupResults=value
Description: Determines how the Router responds when it cannot find a message recipient in any
available configured directory and one or more of the configured directory replicas is currently unavailable.
0 - (Default) The default condition applies when the variable is undefined or does not exist in the
NOTES.INI file. Using this value ensures that an unavailable directory replica does not result in the
server erroneously returning a message addressed to a valid user.
1 - If the recipient cannot be found in the available directories, the Router uses the partial results
(including none if the recipient is not found) returned by the lookup task. If the recipient is not found in
any available Domino Directory, the Router treats the message as invalid and returns the message;
the Router does not requeue messages. The Router lookup task does not report whether the results it
returns are incomplete.
2 - Revert to Domino Release 5-style lookup behavior when Domino Directories are unavailable. Any
unavailable Domino directory is skipped and an attempt is made to locate the given address in other
available configured directories. If the recipient cannot be found in the available directories, the Router
treats the address as invalid and returns the message to the sender in a non-delivery report indicating
that the user does not exist. Because unavailable directories may have led to incomplete lookup
results, the server may erroneously return mail addressed to valid users.
Applies to: Mail servers
Default: 0
UI equivalent: None
In DA configuration, SMTP messages requeued more than messages received over
Notes routing
In configurations that use Directory Assistance (DA), the new default Router behavior may result in
messages received over SMTP being requeued more often than messages received over Notes routing.
This is due to more options being available in DA for configuring hierarchical name lookups.
For example, in a DA environment, you can configure name lookups for hierarchical names so that if a
name is not found in the primary directory, the Router directs additional lookup queries to a designated
directory, based on the name hierarchy. For example, you can specify that lookups for all names in the
hierarchy */*/AcmeWest are directed to the secondary Domino Directory for AcmeWest, and lookups for all
names in the hierarchy */Sales/AcmeDC are directed to the secondary Domino Directory for AcmeDC. In
this case if the Router cannot find the names Hiroko Shimada/IT/AcmeWest and Julia
Farell/Sales/AcmeDC in the primary directory, further lookups are directed to the AcmeWest and AcmeDC
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directories, respectively. If the names are not found in the specified directories, lookup fails, and the
message is returned. Lookup queries for these addresses are not sent to any other secondary directories
that may be configured in DA. Thus, the unavailability of any other secondary directories will not cause the
message to be requeued.
On the other hand, you cannot configure DA to use only certain secondary directories when performing
name lookups for addresses in the non-hierarchical SMTP format. Thus, if the Router is unable top find
the recipients [email protected] and [email protected] in the primary directory, it makes
additional queries to all configured secondary directories. If any one of these secondary directories is
unavailable, the message is requeued.
Troubleshooting unavailable directory errors
When the Router requeues messages due to an unavailable directory, the server reports the following
error to the Notes Log and server console:
Router: Unable to dispatch message 00532922 to <[email protected]>. A
remote directory resource is unavailable, message will be requeued.
To determine the number of messages requeued and awaiting directory availability, enter the following
command at the console:
Tell router show
Requeued messages are indicated in the server's response as follows:
Msgs State
Via
Destination
2
WaitingForDIR
Waiting for Directory availability.
To determine which directory is unavailable
1. Verify the mail server's current directory configuration. You can determine the current configuration by
viewing the Directory Information section on the Basics tab of the Server document and checking the
server's Directory Assistance database to determine the configured domains.
2. Check the configured directories against the list of directories that are currently in use by the server.
You can generate a list of available directories using the following command:
show xdir
The server displays a response similar to the following:
DomainName
--------------1 ACME
2 ACMEWEST
3 ACMEDC
4 ACMELDAP
DirectoryType
--------------Primary-NOTES
Secondary-NOTES
Secondary-NOTES
Secondary-LDAP
ClientProtocol
-------------NOTES & LDAP
LDAP
NOTES & LDAP
NOTES & LDAP
Replica/LDAP Server
----------------------names.nsf
serverwest/acme!!names.nsf
edc.nsf
ldap.acme.com:389
Domains that are listed in DA that do not appear in the results of the SHOW XDIR command, may be
unavailable.
The Directory type field indicates whether the directory is a Primary or Secondary directory, a
Configuration directory, or a Remote Primary directory.
For more information about using the SHOW XDIR command, see Lotus Domino Administrator 6
Help.
3. Review your servers Notes log (LOG.NSF) for entries indicating that a Domino directory is currently
unavailable. Some log examples:
02/01/2002 02:43:49.30 PM DA> Could not access Domino Directory on Server
CN=FOO/O=MDN, error is Remote system no longer responding
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01/02/2002 01:21:03 PM Directory Assistance could not access Directory FOO
book foo.nsf, error is Unable to find path to server
02/20/2002 03:58:38 PM WARNING: Domain MDN is your remote primary domain,
and no replicas are available. Your server cannot process users and
groups. Please contact your system administrator.
Administrator Client, Server
SMTP Inbound 'Allow' and 'Deny' lists now work as documented
In Domino 6 the Allow and Deny lists in the Configuration Settings document for the SMTP Inbound Relay
Controls, Inbound Connection Controls, and Inbound Sender Controls (Router/SMTP - Restrictions and
Controls - SMTP Inbound Controls tab) now work as documented. In Domino Release 5 if an entry was
placed in the Deny field for one of the controls, the SMTP listener ignored the corresponding Allow field. In
Domino 6, this in no longer true. In this release, if the same entry is listed in an Allow field and a Deny field
for a given control, although the entry in the Deny field takes precedence, the SMTP listener honors other
unique entries in the Allow field.
Client, Server
Upgrade-by-mail and client/server configuration
Do not use Upgrade-by-mail to upgrade a mail file template on a computer that runs both a Lotus Notes
client and Domino server. When you click the "Upgrade mail file" button, it may load the mail conversion
utility from the server program directory rather than the client program directory, causing both the Notes
client and conversion utility to fail.
Client
"Pick Inbox Style" is visible for Full Access Administrators
Users that are listed as "Full Access Administrators" will see the feature 'Pick Inbox style' in their own
personal mail file, when clicking the Actions menu. This is not a bug, but is, in fact, accessible since the
user is a "Full Access Administrator", and this feature is available only to Administrators in the template,
though not usually in a mail file.
"Full Access Administrator" is a super authority which overrides all these restrictions.
Client
Encrypt saved copy of Sent message does not disable
The User Preference, Encrypt saved copy of mail that you send, cannot be disabled. This means that any
encrypted message you send and save a copy for yourself will also be encrypted.
Client
Mail Rules handled in order of list
You must be careful how you create your mail rules; mail rules will execute in the order that they are
listed. The server will look at the first rule and, if it applies, the server will take action and move onto the
second rule, check if it applies, take action, and so on. The server will cycle through all rules and, if
applicable, take action; the server does not execute the first applicable and then stop.
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Client
Mail Rules need compaction tool
Client Mail Rules has a limit of 50 rules; if the client user has created many rules (say 40), and then they
decide to make some changes and delete/disable some rules (for example, 20 rules), they will think they
can now create up to 30 more rules. This is not a correct assumption.
In the current release of Notes/Domino 6, when you disable/delete a mail rule, there is no clean-up of the
rules order number, so when users start to create rules again, thinking, as in the example above, that
they're beginning with rule number 21, the numbering will actually start with 41 and, once past the 50-rule
limit, rules created will never work.
Client
Return receipt is incorrectly marked in some signed messages
If a message is signed and/or encrypted with or without a signature, and the sender and recipient are
using different Notes releases, the delivery information for that message will be incorrectly marked 'Return
receipt requested'.
However, a return receipt is not generated.
Client
Switching the encoding only affects the message body
You can switch the character set encoding for the MIME message manually, but it's only for the message
body; nothing happens to the message subject.
Client, Server
The character set UTF-7 does not work for the message body
You can select 'UTF-7' as the character set for outbound messages in the configuration document on your
server, however the message will be sent by encoding 'UTF-8' in the message body instead.
Client
Unable to clear Email address for some contacts
The Email field reappears after using the Clear button on contacts where the mail system is Lotus Notes.
Workaround
Click on the hotspot for Mail Address Assistance and change the mail system to Other, then clear all fields
in the Mail Address Assistance.
Administrator Client
Upgrading IMAP-enabled Notes 6 mail file returns an error
If a Notes 6 mail file has previously been IMAP-enabled through seamless mail upgrade, or by running
convert -e, uncheck the "Mailfile to be used by IMAP" checkbox in the desktop policy, or run nconvert -eon the mail file before running seamless mail upgrade.
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Policy issues
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
Setup & Desktop Settings/Policy information
There are some known issues for Setup Settings & Desktop Settings that are deployed via Policies:
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Policies are a Lotus Notes and Domino 6 feature only. An R5.0x Notes Client does not support any
Policy functionality, even if the mail server is running Domino 6.
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When upgrading to the final Domino 6 release, please replace the design of the Domino Directory so
that it includes the most current template code. In addition, please delete all existing Settings and
Policy documents and create brand new ones with the current template.
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If the error: Document not signed displays, the likely cause is an unsigned Settings or Policy
document. To resolve this, open the Domino Directory and edit, then re-save each Settings and Policy
document. Another alternative is to delete all Settings and Policies documents and create new ones.
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To add links (folder, database, document, URL, etc.) to the "Bookmarks to merge with users'
bookmarks" outline in a Desktop Settings document, simply drag and drop items from the title bar onto
the bookmark outline. If you are rolling out a more complex bookmark hierarchy, including the use of
folders, you may find it easiest to create the bookmark hierarchy in the Notes Client and then populate
the Desktop Settings document using the bookmarks created in the Notes Client.
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There are some field values from the Setup & Desktop Settings documents that will not display until
the next session in Notes. These include most User Preference settings and may include Bookmarks
and/or a Custom Welcome Page. If these settings don't display after an initial Client Setup or
authentication with the mail server, try exiting and then re-launching the Notes Client. The settings
should now display.
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It's possible a custom Welcome Page deployed via Desktop Settings will not display on the Notes
Client if the user has performed a new Client Setup over a modem. This can be caused by slow
connection speeds, network interruptions, etc.. This problem is specific to dialup connections.
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There is a problem with the 'Inheritance' and 'Enforcement' buttons when accessing Setup or Desktop
Settings documents via a browser. Selecting Enable or Disable for all fields will only affect the current
tab. This is not a problem when accessing the documents via the Notes Administrator Client.
Administrator Client, Server
Resave Archive settings from earlier beta versions
If you archived to "local" in an earlier version of Domino 6, you must resave the archive settings from your
mail file.
Administrator Client, Server
Delete Policies and Subpolicies from previous releases
If you created Master Policies or Subpolicies (now "Settings") in an earlier release of Domino 6, you must
delete them from the Domino Directory before updating the Domino Directory design with the current
Domino 6 template.
Subpolicies have been renamed to 'settings', and field names have been changed. Master policies are
now called 'policies'.
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Administrator Client, Client
'Default Welcome Page' field becomes blank
The 'Default Welcome Page' field in the Desktop Settings form of the Domino Directory may sometimes
become blank. To correct this, put the Desktop Settings document in Edit mode, click the 'Corporate
Welcome Pages database' link in the field above, and cycle through each custom Welcome Page to
refresh the list. Save & Close the Desktop Settings document.
Now, open the Desktop Settings document in Edit mode again and the 'Default Welcome Page' field will
display the list of custom welcome pages available in the database.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
'IMAP4 Server Error' when deploying Policies to Notes Client
When trying to deploy an Account using the IMAP protocol via Setup or Desktop Settings, the end user
may receive this error when authenticating with their home server:
Error logging into server <server name>: IMAP4 Server Error. Unable to complete request. LOGIN
invalid user name or password.
This is a one-time-only error message that occurs because the Account document being created in the
personal address book requires a user login name & password to access the account. If users report this
error, simply advise them to edit the Account document and add this information.
Administrator Client
Crash in the Policy Viewer when switching locations
This problem occurs when you are viewing the effective policy for a specific user. A crash will occur if you
switch locations when you are still in the policy viewer; if you are not in the viewer, when you switch it is
fine.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer, Server
Keeping Policy documents from servers earlier than 4.67a
Policy documents replicating from a Domino 6 server to a server earlier than Domino Release 4.67a can
produce a "Database has too many unique field names" error repeatedly upon replication.
For Domino 6, a readers field ($PolRdrs) has been added to each of the "policy"-type forms in the Domino
Directory. This field is blank by default, allowing all entities within a domain to have read access to the
documents. Additionally, a new role, [PolicyReader], has been added to the ACL of the Domino Directory.
To effectively stop the flow of policy documents to servers at levels earlier than 4.67a, two things must be
done:
1. The policy forms must be opened, and the default value of the $PolRdrs fields changed to reflect the
[PolicyReader] role set as the default.
2. The [PolicyReader] role must then be assigned to all entities (Servers, Administrators, etc.) within a
domain that need to keep reader access to policy documents (in this case, excluding servers earlier
than 4.67a).
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Client
Not all Public Archive settings show up in mail outline
When using Archive Settings, the enabled settings appear in the mail outline section of the Mail Client,
under 'Tools'.
There is an intermittent issue when you use Archive policies; not all of the enabled settings will appear in
the mail outline.
These settings will be enabled and work properly in a future release of Domino/Notes 6.
Administrator Client, Server
Pushing updated policies to the local cache
You can force updated policies to be pushed to the local cache. After you have updated the policy or
associated settings documents, wait about five minutes for the indexes, views, etc. to update. Then do
one of the following:
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Press F5 to clear the local settings, and then press F9 to reset the settings with the server.
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Enter the server command DROP ALL to force authentication and update the cache with any
changes to policies.
Client
R5 Setup Profiles & Bookmark creation
When using the R5 Setup Profiles feature, it is likely that bookmarks will not be created on the Notes
Client for database links in the Setup Profile document if the server on which the database is located is not
running when the user performs their initial Client Setup. If the server is launched at a later time, the
bookmarks may still not be created on the user's Notes Client.
One workaround for this would be to begin using the Notes & Domino 6 Settings & Policies feature, which
is an enhanced version of the Setup Profile feature. While Setup Settings would exhibit the same
behavior, Desktop Settings would allow for a future refresh on the Client.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
Setup & Desktop Settings with conflicting field values
When setting up a new Notes client, some Desktop policy settings may not get set properly. If the user is
assigned a policy that includes both Desktop and Setup policy settings, and those settings documents
contain conflicting values for any fields, then the value in the Setup settings document may be applied
after the value in the Desktop settings document, causing the Setup value to result. Once the client is
setup, the Desktop policy settings will not get applied again unless and until the Desktop settings
document is modified and the user connects to their home server to retrieve the modified settings.
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Printing Issues
Designer
Problem printing code for dual platform (Client\Web) Events
With the new dual platform event model, users can program separate code types for the same event, for
applications to be run in Notes and on the Web (e.g., button Click can have Client LotusScript to run in
Notes, and Web JavaScript to run on the web).
Printing code from the programmer's pane does NOT take into account this dual platform coding
functionality. For example, if a user codes a button's Click event to run LotusScript for the Client and
JavaScript for the Web, when printing the code (All Objects - All Languages), only the LotusScript prints
out.
Workaround
Select the Web code and print out the "Current Section".
Programming issues
Designer
Issues related to programming in Designer
Following are issues related to programming in Designer:
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Problem: "Generic LSE Failure" error changing event code type from LotusScript to Formula.
Workaround: After changing the code from LotusScript to Formula, save, close and reopen the note
and then enter the formula.
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Problem: Able to save design elements (Forms, Pages, Views, Subforms) with LotusScript compile
errors.
Workaround: Save the design element while the focus is in the event you are programming. All
compile errors will be reported.
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Problem: Unable to save 64k+ LotusScript in Shared Field LotusScript event. When save is
attempted, error prompt "Field is too large (32k) or View's Column and Selection formula are too
large" is displayed.
Workaround: None. This is a software limitation at this time.
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Problem: Coding Common JavaScript not working for Pictures or Image Resources.
Workaround: Code the Picture or Image Resource to Run Web - JavaScript. Then change the
JavaScript to Common JavaScript. From that point on, the common JavaScript setting will work as
expected.
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Problem: Unable to save 64k+ LotusScript in Picture Hotspot LotusScript event. When save is
attempted, error prompt "Paragraph or field cannot be larger than 64k bytes" is displayed.
Workaround: None. This is a software limitation at this time.
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Problem: Performance issue editing code in 64k+ sections.
Workaround: None. This is a software limitation at this time.
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Problem: "Generic LSE Failure" using the arrow keys to change an Agents code type.
Workaround: Use the mouse to change the Agents code type.
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Problem: Crash deleting Simple Action token in designer when selected via <Shift><End>
Workaround: Click directly on the Simple Action token (to select) and then delete
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Problem: "Generic LSE Failure" running agent that references a script library
Workaround: Edit and resave the script library (optional: resave the agent after resaving the script
library)
Client, Designer
Issues with LotusScript Debugger
Following are the issues related to the LotusScript Debugger in Notes/Domino 6:
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The LotusScript Debugger menu items are incorrectly grayed out, as in the following scenario:
1. Open the Notes Client and Designer
2. Create a LotusScript agent (2 lines) in any local database; while the agent is still open, click the 'X'
to close the Designer window, and say 'Yes' to save changes to the agent
3. Now, back in the Notes Client, turn on the LotusScript Debugger, open the same database in the
Client, and run the agent from the Action menu.
4. The Debugger comes up gray with menu items
If you do a completely new installation of Notes (i.e., a new Notes.ini file is created), the value for the
Notes.ini variable "DebugWinSplitterPos" is set to "-10" ( DebugWinSplitterPos=-10), which is causing the
debug window to be displayed improperly, and it is not functional.
Upon restart, the value is reset but is set to a number that causes the WinSplitterPos to be at it's topmost
position, and therefore hides all of the code. If the WinSplitterPos is manually adjusted, everything is fine.
Client, Designer
Issues with document locking for web applications
Following are the known issues around document locking for web applications:
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WebQuerySave agent does not support document locking
Document locking is not supported in web applications that use the WebQuerySave agent. The agent
uses HTTP, a stateless protocol, so it is not possible for the server to effectively engage and
disengage the document locks. It is possible to lock a document using the NotesDocument.Lock()
method in a WebQueryOpen agent, but it is not possible to unlock the document in a WebQuerySave
agent and save the edits to the document.
Workaround
Write a separate agent to perform the document unlock function, and pass it the URL in order to
unlock it.
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'Stale' locks
The issue with 'stale', or old, locks is aggravated by the fact that HTTP is stateless. It is necessary,
therefore, to write a simple agent that removes stale locks that are older than a certain time (the time
of the lock is recorded in the note, in an item called $WritersDate).
Lock decay support will be addressed in a later release of Domino/Notes 6.
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Designer
LS2J Error handling
When using LS2J to call Java from LotusScript, the user should look first at the LotusScript Error, before
looking at the JavaError properties. If an error is trapped within LotusScript before Java is called,
JavaError.ErrorMsg and JavaError.StackTrace will be empty strings.
In the code below, the user attempts to call the java.lang.Short Constructor. The correct call would be the
signature for a short parameter:
Set obj = cls.CreateObject("(S)V", 1)
but, instead, the user calls the following:
Set obj = cls.CreateObject("(X)V", 1)
Since "X" doesn't match any Java type, LotusScript traps this error before calling Java, so the only error
message is in the LotusScript Error:
LS2J Error: Constructor failed to execute
Uselsx *javacon
Sub Initialize
Dim jSession As JavaSession
Dim cls As JavaClass
Dim obj As JavaObject
Dim msg As String
Dim jError As JavaError
On Error Goto ErrorHandling
Set jSession = New JavaSession()
Set cls = jSession.GetClass("java/lang/Short")
' This signature would not match any Constructor
Set obj = cls.CreateObject("(X)V", 1)
Print obj.toString()
Exit Sub
ErrorHandling:
Print Error
' "LS2J Error: Constructor failed to execute"
Set jError = jSession.getLastJavaError
Print "Java error: "
jError.ErrorMsg
' empty String
Exit Sub
End Sub
However, if the LotusScript portion of LS2J cannot detect an error, it calls Java. For example, if the user
had written,
Set obj = cls.CreateObject("(I)V", 1)
this signature could match a Constructor with an int parameter. LotusScript detects no error; attempts to
call the Java Constructor; and fails because the java.lang.Short class has no Constructor with an int
parameter. The LotusScript Error is still
LS2J Error: Constructor failed to execute
but, because Java was called, there is also a jError.ErrorMsg:
java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: <init>
Client, Designer
Macintosh - Java Agents on a Macintosh Client
If you are running Java agents on a Macintosh Client, you should have Mac OS 9 to 9.22. Also MRJ 2.2 or
later should be installed.
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Server
Using the Upload tag with the Shimmer Upload Control
A web application that intends to use the Upload tag in the Domino Tag library, must ensure that the
inotes6.cab file has been installed into the root directory of the HTTP server for the environment that they
are working in. The component must be properly registered into the system registry.
This will allow the HTML generated by the Upload tag to correctly create an instance of the Active-X
component for Internet Explorer browsers. The component and the tag are not supported in Netscape
browsers. To work with file attachments in Netscape, the developer should use the attachmentlist and
deleteattachments tags. Please see the Tag Library documentation in the Domino Designer on-line Help
file for implementation details.
Client, Server
Issues related to Agent Runner
Release 5 Agent Runner is incompatible with Notes/Domino 6, and is not available in the current release.
Designer
Issues related to Find and Replace in the Programmer's Pane
Following are issues related to performing Find and Replace tasks in the Designer programmer's pane:
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Problem: Wrap at start/end not honored for Replace all Find and Replace in Programmer's Pane
Workaround: Be sure your cursor is at the beginning of the search text before doing the replace all.
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Problem: Event not selected in Objects pane when doing Find in Programmer's Pane.
Workaround: Manually select the event in the Objects Pane after closing the Find and Replace dialog
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Problem: Find/Replace dialog box (Ctrl+F) loosing your code modifications if you peform a find with
the cursor in the line that is currently being edited.
Workaround: Commit the change (<enter> or save) before performing the Find.
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Problem: Find/Replace dialog box (Ctrl+F) gets stuck in an infinite loop in certain conditions to a
lotusscript Replace All in a Backward direction.
Workaround: Use the Forward direction to do the Replace All.
Designer
Issues related to LotusScript type ahead (Autocomplete)
Following are issues associated with the LotusScript type ahead (Autocomplete) feature in
Notes/Domino 6:
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Problem: Type Ahead not working if New Line not entered after variable declaration in a
(Declarations) section
Workaround: After declaring a variable (e.g., Dim db as NotesDatabase), type a carriage return
(<Enter>)
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Problem: LotusScript Autocomplete not working for 'no parenthesis' syntax - e.g., uidoc.Gotofield "
Workaround: Use the parenthesis in the LotusScript syntax - e.g., call uidoc.gotofield()
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Server
Issues relating to WebSphere integration
Following are issues related to WebSphere/Domino Integration:
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Problem: "WebSphere Application won't start when LotusXSL.jar is included on classpath"
When starting a WebSphere application server, WebSphere's administration console makes use of
the class com.ibm.websphere.product.WASProduct, method: writeFile. This takes an
argument of the form org.w3c.dom.Document. Unfortunately, when the LotusXSL.jar file used for
Domino's Java interface to XML is incorporated into the classpath for the application server, it causes
a conflict, and the method call is reflected as having been supplied with an incompatible Object.
Workaround: None. This is a software limitation at this time.
The Java classes requiring LotusXSL.jar cannot be employed when when running in a WebSphere
application. Both remote (CORBA) access and local (W32 only) access are affected.
Server
Non-ASCII characters cannot be used for JSP name attributes
We do not support the use of non-ASCII characters for any name attributes and identifiers for the Domino
Tag library in the JSP page. The Domino Tag library generates Java and JavaScript codes that use these
characters as they are, but some browsers cannot recognize them properly.
Replication issues
Client
Macintosh - Call status is not cleared on the status bar
When performing scheduled replication over X.PC on a Mac, the status information still appears on the
status bar when the call is hung up.
Once replication is done and the call has hung up, the status bar still displays "Modem port: xxxxx bits per
second connection established".
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
Threshold chg. in Replication Settings apply to current location
When setting up a Notes Client and choosing "Replication settings for sending and receiving mail" from
the Additional Services dialog, the threshold you originally enter for sending outgoing e-mail messages
before you choose your replication schedule will hold for all location documents. If you change the
threshold value after you enter your replication schedule, that new threshold value will only display in your
current location document. If you'd like that new threshold value to be in another location document,
simply edit the location document and make the changes.
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Administrator Client, Server
Replicating ADMIN4.NTF between Domino 6 and Domino 4.67a
When replicating the Administration Requests database template (ADMIN4.NTF) between a Domino 6
server and a Domino release 4.67a server, the following error displays in the log file
"Unable to store document in feyd1/Robco admin4.ntf (NoteID = 318) from
admin4.ntf (NoteID = 318): Field is too large (32K) or View's column &
selection formulas are too large"
You can disregard this error message, replication is occurring as it should between ADMIN4.NSF on each
server.
Search issues
Server
SPARC - Search returns incorrect view ID
Search Site: searching from a browser returns an incorrect view id in URL on SPARC.
Client
Full-text Indexing of Attachments may fail
Some AmiPro attachment files, and Lotus 1-2-3 attachments containing WEB tables, may not be full-text
indexed, therefore, the contents will not be searchable.
Client, Server
Searching for text in HTML attachments fails
One third of HTML attachments or files are not being indexed properly. Search results may not include all
documents with search string.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer
Help may need new full-text index after multiple upgrades
If you've ever clicked the Search button in any earlier-version Help database, and you upgrade to Domino
6, overwriting the previous Help database(s), you may see the error message "The full text index needs to
be rebuilt" the next time you open Help and click Search.
To rebuild the index:
1. Click OK to close the error message dialog box.
2. Still in the Search view in Help, click the small black triangle at the right edge of the search bar to
show more options.
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3. Click the "Update Index" button (maximize the Help window if you can't see it), and click OK in the
next dialog box.
4. Before searching, wait until the status bar shows a message saying that indexing is finished, and the
circle in the search bar turns green with the word "Indexed" next to it.
Server
Full Text and Domain Search
It is recommended that database and domain indexes be rebuilt when deploying Domino 6. Here are the
steps:
For database indexes from the server console:
load updall -x
For domain indexes from the server console:
tell domidx quit
load domidx -d
load domidx
restart server
For Local client full-text indexes:
Delete the index from the File - Database - Properties full-text tab:
Server
If reports are not being reported - full-text index reports.nsf
If you notice that scheduled or onetime reports are not being reported, manually full-text index reports.nsf.
When creating the full-text index, use the default selections.
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Server
Full-text searching Internet mail messages for DBCS
Full-text searching Internet mail messages may not work as expected when you search DBCS text that
extends over two lines, and the message is stored in MIME format; you do not have the problem when you
search text in SBCS. You can avoid this problem by enabling the "Fuzzy search" option.
Client
Macintosh - To quit a Domain Search on the Macintosh platform
On the Macintosh platform, to quit a Domain Search in-progress, use the system control
keyboard <command apple> - period.
Client
Macintosh - Underlined display search highlights on Attachments
Attachment icons, which contain the full-text search result, are highlighted simply by a line of
color under the icon itself; it may be difficult to notice.
Client
Macintosh: Full-text search highlights don't print from open doc
On the Macintosh, the full-text search highlights are not printed as "highlighted"; as designed, if you print a
document from the View, the search strings are not highlighted.
Client
Problem Deleting Add Condition "Query Token"
Due to a problem in the Designer, deleting a "Query Token" in the Search Bar may cause the Notes Client
to crash. Deleting the "Token" must be done in a specific way.
Workaround
Refer to "Issues related to programming in Designer" regarding deletion of the "Simple Action" token.
Client
Rebuild full-text indexes on local client
For any non-replica databases on your local client, delete the full-text index and recreate it. To do this,
open the Database Properties -> Full Text tab for the desired database, and click the "Delete Index"
button, then recreate using the "Create Index" button. The index settings are remembered.
If a full-text index exists for a database that is a valid "Replica," the replication process will automatically
re-create the full-text index.
Be aware that shutting down Notes will terminate the full-text indexing process.
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Client
Search Query Troubleshooting and Limitations
Following are the issues related to full-text searching in Notes/Domino 6:
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NOT queries must be correctly formatted; in the example below, the NOT (!) operator is ignored:
Incorrect format: [body] ! director
The correct format for this query is: NOT ([body] contains (director))
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You may experience problems searching in the Names and Address Book database. Performing a
"fielded" search, using the wildcard option with the singular letters A through F, may not return all valid
search results. This is a Search Engine software limitation.
Example: FIELD lastname CONTAINS A*
Workaround
Increase the number for letters, before the wildcard character (*), to 2 letters.
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Error "Query is not understandable" may be given if the search query is created with a Query
"condition" and any string, but without space between the two. The Search Engine can process a
query using the operator symbols (!&,|) without spaces between query words and the operator
symbols. However, when using a Query Condition Token (instead of a text string), the query requires
a space between the operator symbol and the second text string.
Workaround
Insert a space between the query parts.
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Documents are not found when the search query is formatted like: word1.<space>word2 (<space>
means that the 'space bar' was pressed).
Workaround
Surround the query with double quotation marks: "word1.<space>word2"
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The ACCRUE operator fails when the query is complex. The ACCRUE operator doesn't return the
correct relevance order if the query includes additional search parts. This is a search engine limitation,
it does not honor precedence set by parenthesis.
Example of problem query: (word1) AND (word2 ACCRUE word3 ACCRUE word4 ACCRUE word5)
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The Search Engine does not support the Macintosh 10000 Code page.
Client
Search Site - Problems recreating full-text indexing
If the database included in a Search Site Scope Configuration is of an older version, the full-text index of
the Search Site database may not index that older database.
To rectify this situation, compact the older database and recreate the Search Site's full-text index. To
"compact" a database, open the Database Properties dialog for the specific database, select the Info tab
and click the "Compact" button.
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Client, Server
Uncleared Search results if document is left opened
Search results are not cleared if a document from a Database is left open while the database is closed
and re-opened. Occurs when sort option is set to "Keep Current Order" or "Show all documents."
This issue applies to full-text searching of Server databases only.
Server
"Searchresults No Documents Found" searching via browser
When searching a database such as the Domino Directory from a web browser (either directly browsing to
names.nsf or through webamin.nsf) the "Search" button (red below) may appear not to be working.
When you enter a value in the field for which you expect results to be returned, and you receive the
following:
Seachresults No Documents Found
it may be an indication that the database is not full-text indexed.
The "Start with" button (the other button shown above) will work without the database being full-text
indexed.
Security issues
Administrator Client, Server
Certifiers using CA process must be updated for Notes/Domino 6
Any certifiers created for CA process need to be updated to the newer Notes/Domino 6 version using the
following procedure:
1. In the Domino Administration Client, click the Configuration Tab
2. Select Certification - Modify Certifier.
3. In the Certifier Lookup dialog box, choose the certifier to be updated. Do this in one of two ways:
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Specify the certifier ICL: Choose "Specify ICL" and click ICL. In the Database Lookup dialog box,
open the ICL subdirectory and select the ICL database of the certifier you want to promote,
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Specify the certifier ID: Specify the registration server and certifier, and click "Specify location and
password for the certifier ID file." You then may have to specify the directory path and name of the
certifier ID file.
4. Click Lookup, and then OK.
5. The Certifier dialog box appears. Click OK.
6. A message appears that warns you that the certifier configuration is about to change. Click OK.
7. An info box appears, telling you that you have successfully changed the certifier. Click OK.
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Administrator Client, Client
Picking up Web Client Certificates returns "No Document"
Clicking the "Install Certificate" button when picking up a User Certificate (certreq.ntf) from a web browser
will return "No Document." The Agent that installs the Certificate cannot find the RequestID from the
document because it is hidden from Web Browsers.
Workaround
In the "R5 Client Pickup" form, remove the 'hidewhen' for Web Browsers from the paragraph containing
the "RequestID" field. Alternatively, enable "Generate HTML for all fields" on the form.
Client, Designer
Unable to edit tabs with ruler if editing RTF in a tabbed table
Users are unable to add/edit tabs using the ruler while editing a Rich Text field that is in a tabbed table.
Administrator Client, Client, Server
Known limitations with SSL and Notes/Domino 6
Successful Internet Client Certificate Authentication over SSL
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Netscape 4.7x Client over HTTP(S), IMAP, and NNTP
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Mozilla 1.0 over HTTP(S)
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Mozilla 1.1 over HTTP(S), IMAP
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IE 5.5 Client over HTTP(S)
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IE 6.0 Client over HTTP(S)
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OpenSSL Client over HTTP(S), IMAP, and NNTP
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Notes 6 Client over HTTP, LDAP and NNTP
Client Condition Summary
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Netscape 4.7x
HTTP - Works as expected
LDAP - All Authentication Fails (Client Limitation), Anonymous works as expected.
POP3 - All Authentication Fails (Client Limitaton)
IMAP - Works as expected
NNTP - Client Certificate Authentication Fails (Client Limitation)
SMTP - Works as expected
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Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, 6.0 & Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5, 6.0
HTTP - Works as expected
LDAP - All Authentication Fails (Client Limitation), Anonymous works as expected.
POP3 - Client Certificate Authentication Fails (Client Limitation)
IMAP - Client Certificate Authentication Fails (Client Limitation)
NNTP - Client Certificate Authentication Fails (Client Limitation)
SMTP - Works as expected
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Lotus Notes 6
HTTP - Works as expected
LDAP - Works as expected
POP3 - Client Certificate Authentication Fails, Name & Password works as expected
IMAP - Client Certificate Authentication Fails , Name & Password works as expected
NNTP - Works as expected
SMTP - Works as expected
Authentication Methods
Settings below are found in the servers server document or Internet Site Document for each protocol
respectively.
Settings represent use of authentication methods to access an SSL secure session via each protocol.
Legend:
Pass - Works Properly
Fail
- Bug/Crash/Not working as expected. Include a link to any SPRs
N/S
- Not Supported in Domino Configuration
4
6
8
9
10
11
12
POP3 with SSL is not supported in Netscape
IMAP and POP3 can not have anonymous enabled at all.
Fails over to Name/Pass
Fails over to Anonymous
Netscape 4.7x uses client certs to encrypt email and not to authenticate a secure connection with LDAP or POP3
SMTP Inbound does not support Client Certificates
Referal Hop Limit Exceeded
Netscape 4.7/
Messenger
Client Certs: Y
Name/Pass: N
Anonymous: N
Client Certs: N
Name/Pass: Y
Anonymous: N
LDAP
Client Limitation
10
Client Limitation
12
POP3
Client Limitation
4, 10
HTTP
Client Certs: N
Name/Pass: N
Anonymous: Y
Client Certs: N
Name/Pass: Y
Anonymous: Y
Client Certs: Y
Name/Pass: Y
Anonymous: N
Pass
Client Limitation
12
Client Limitation Client Limitation Client Limitation
8, 10, 12
9, 10
8, 9, 10, 12
Client Limitation
4, 10
N/S
4, 6, 10
Client Limitation
N/S
4, 6, 10
Client Limitation Client Limitation Client Limitation
4, 10
4, 6, 10
4, 10
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
NNTP
Client Limitation
Note 10
Pass
Pass
No Plans to Fix
Failover
Pass
Pass w/caveat
SPR#
CROU3RLV8L
No Plans to Fix
Failover
IMAP
Pass
Pass
N/S
6
Pass
6
Pass
Pass
6
Pass
6
SMTP Outbound
N/S
N/S
N/S
N/S
N/S
N/S
N/S
SMTP Inbound
N/S
11
Pass
Pass
Pass
11
11
11
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Client Certs: Y
Name/Pass: N
Anonymous: Y
Client Certs: Y
Name/Pass: Y
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Legend:
Pass
- Works Properly
Fail
- Bug/Crash/Not working as expected. Include a link to any SPRs
N/S
- Not Supported in Domino Configuration
5
6
8
9
11
IE 5.x -6.x uses client certs to encrypt email and not to authenticate a secure connection with IMAP, LDAP, POP3, or NNTP
IMAP and POP3 can not have anonymous enabled at all.
Fails over to Name/Pass
Fails over to Anonymous
SMTP Inbound does not support Client Certificates
IE Domestic 5.5/
Outlook Express
Client Certs: Y
Name/Pass: N
Anonymous: N
Client Certs: N
Name/Pass: Y
Anonymous: N
Client Certs: N
Name/Pass: N
Anonymous: Y
Client Certs: N
Name/Pass: Y
Anonymous: Y
Client Certs: Y
Name/Pass: Y
Anonymous: N
Client Certs: Y
Name/Pass: N
Anonymous: Y
Client Certs: Y
Name/Pass: Y
Anonymous: Y
LDAP
Client Limitation
5
Client
Limitation
Pass
Client Limitation
9
Pass
5, 8
Pass
5, 9
Pass
5, 8
POP3
Client Limitation
5
Pass
N/S
6
Pass
6
Pass
5, 8
5, 6
5, 6, 8
HTTP
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
NNTP
Client Limitation
5
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
5, 8
5, 9
5, 8
IMAP
Client Limitation
5
Pass
N/S
6
Pass
Pass
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5, 6
5, 8
SMTP Outbound
N/S
N/S
N/S
N/S
N/S
N/S
N/S
SMTP Inbound
N/S
11
Pass
Pass
Pass
11
11
11
Legend:
Pass
- Works Properly
Fail
- Bug/Crash/Not working as expected. Include a link to any SPRs
N/S
- Not Supported in Domino Configuration
5
6
8
9
11
IE 5.x -6.x uses client certs to encrypt email and not to authenticate a secure connection with IMAP, LDAP, POP3, or NNTP
IMAP and POP3 can not have anonymous enabled at all.
Fails over to Name/Pass
Fails over to Anonymous
SMTP Inbound does not support Client Certificates
IE Domestic 6.0/
Outlook Express
Client Certs: Y
Name/Pass: N
Anonymous: N
Client Certs: N
Name/Pass: Y
Anonymous: N
Client Certs: N
Name/Pass: N
Anonymous: Y
LDAP
Client Limitation
5
Client Limitation
Pass
Client Limitation
9
Pass
5, 8
Pass
5, 9
Pass
5, 8
POP3
Client Limitation
5
Pass
N/S
6
Pass
6
Pass
5, 8
5, 6
5, 6, 8
HTTP
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
NNTP
Client Limitation
5
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
5, 8
5, 9
5, 8
IMAP
Client Limitation
5
Pass
N/S
6
Pass
Pass
5, 8
5, 6
5, 6
SMTP Outbound
N/S
N/S
N/S
N/S
N/S
N/S
N/S
SMTP Inbound
N/S
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Pass
Pass
Pass
11
11
11
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Client Certs: N
Name/Pass: Y
Anonymous: Y
Client Certs: Y Client Certs: Y
Name/Pass: Y Name/Pass: N
Anonymous: N Anonymous: Y
Client Certs: Y
Name/Pass: Y
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Legend:
Pass
- Works Properly
Fail
- Bug/Crash/Not working as expected. Include a link to any SPRs
N/S
- Not Supported in Domino Configuration
6
8
11
IMAP and POP3 can not have anonymous enabled at all.
Fails over to Name/Pass
SMTP Inbound does not support Client Certificates
Notes
Client
Client Certs: Y
Name/Pass: N
Anonymous: N
Client Certs: N
Name/Pass: Y
Anonymous: N
Client Certs: N
Name/Pass: N
Anonymous: Y
Client Certs: N
Name/Pass: Y
Anonymous: Y
Client Certs: Y
Name/Pass: Y
Anonymous: N
Client Certs: Y
Name/Pass: N
Anonymous: Y
Client Certs: Y
Name/Pass: Y
Anonymous: Y
LDAP
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
8
Pass
Pass
8
POP3
Fail
SPR#
DDUO5DQU52
Pass
N/S
6
Pass
Pass
8
Fail
SPR#
DDUO5DQU52
Pass
8
6
HTTP
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
NNTP
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
IMAP
Fail
SPR#
DDUO53URFB
Fail
SPR#
DDUO5DR2AU
N/S
6
Fail
SPR#
DDUO5DR2AU
Fail
SPR#
DDUO5DR2AU
Fail
SPR#
DDUO53URFB
Fail
SPR#
DDUO5DR2AU
8
8
SMTP
Outbound
N/S
N/S
N/S
N/S
N/S
N/S
N/S
SMTP
Inbound
N/S
11
Pass
Pass
Pass
11
11
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Macintosh - Unable to create new x509 certificate authority
There are no future plans to support this feature for the Macintosh because the feature will eventually be
accessible only from the Administrator Client. There are no plans to support the Administrator Client on
the Macintosh.
Administrator Client, Client, Server
Running LDAP over SSL crashes MS Outlook Express
Due to a third-party software limitation, running LDAP over SSL may crash some old versions of Microsoft
Outlook Express.
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Server
SSL - Expired Client certificates cause "Unknown" error message
If you encounter an "Unknown" error message caused by an expired Client certificate,
Edit the Web Site Document and go to the Security Tab -> SSL Options as shown below (also make sure
that Client Certificates are enabled):
Select "Yes" to have your web server accept expired client certificates.
Restart HTTP and use an expired client cert to successfully access a database.
Edit the Web Site Document again...select No to not have the web server accept a client cert...restart http.
The client certificate does not get authenticated this time, which is correct.
The error on the Server Console is HTTP Server: SSL handshake failure, IP address [x.xx.xx.xxx],
Keyring [largekey.kyr], error status [4163]
This error should be mapped to a better error message such asHTTP server: HTTP SSL handshake error:
Certificate valid end date has expired.
Edit the Server Document and go to the Ports -> Internet Ports settings as shown below:
Select 'No' for "Accept expired SSL certificates", and then restart HTTP.
Using a browser, HTTPS to the database, and you will be able to authenticate with this client certificate
when you shouldn't.
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Administrator Client, Server
MIME - Body of message is blank on received encrypted message
The body of MIME-encrypted messages are occasionally blank upon receipt. This may occur because
groups in the Directory Catalog are not expanded, so the editor does not create a MIME body part.
Workaround
Copy the group from the Domino Directory to your Personal Name and Address Book, so that names
associated with the group are available.
Client, Server
SSL Session Resumption
SSL now performs session resumption. This will greatly improve performance when the Notes HTTP
Client or server is using SSL, and may have a minor (positive) effect on other "Internet" protocols as well.
The default number of resumable sessions that will be cached on the server is 50. To modify the number
of sessions cached, set the SSL_RESUMABLE_SESSIONS notes.ini variable to the desired number.
Setting SSL_RESUMABLE_SESSIONS=1 will disable SSL session resumption on the server.
In Domino 6, the number of resumable sessions will not dynamically climb to match the server SSL load,
and there is currently no means of configuring sessions to time out and expire.
Administrator Client, Client, Server
Browser caching can interfere with revocation checking
When configuring a browser to check CRLs for server certificates, be aware that the browser's caching of
web pages can make it appear that a server whose certificate has been revoked can still be accessed
securely. Flushing or disabling the browser's cache will force the browser to contact the server and
re-check its revocation status.
Administrator Client
Can't change password quality by using CA process
When recertifying an ID file using the Domino Administration Client (Configuration tab, Tools ->
Certification -> Certify), you are given the option to change the password quality for the ID file being
re-certified. This option does not work if you choose "Use the CA process".
To change password quality, always choose "Supply certifier ID and password" instead.
Administrator Client, Server
Change to basic constraints extension for Notes certifiers
As of the 03052002 build, the basic constraints extension automatically becomes active for any Notes
certifier that is migrated to the CA process. This was not the case for any migrated Notes certifiers set up
prior to that build. Hence, Notes certifiers migrated to the CA process prior to the 0305202 build will reject
Notes certificate requests because of a policy problem.
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Workaround
In the Admin client, use the 'Modify certifier' option (Configuration > Certification) to update Notes certifiers
created prior to the 03052002 build. You do not need to change anything; simply click OK. This forces the
creation of a new set of configuration documents.
Administrator Client, Server
Extending the Domino Directory to support LDAP CRL retrieval
CRLs are stored in the Domino Directory by the CA process, under the directory entry of the certifier that
issues them. In Domino 6, the standard Domino Directory template does not support the LDAP schema
necessary for retrieval of CRLs, so CRLs do not necessarily work as documented for Internet Site
documents. A user extension to the schema must be defined in order for third-party clients (such as web
browsers) to be able to retrieve CRLs to check the revocation status of server certificates.
There are four stages to this procedure:
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First, a copy of the Domino directory template is edited to include the LDAP schema relating to
certification authorities (steps 1-10).
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Then, on the server from which CRLs have to be LDAP-accessible, you use the new template to
update the design of the Domino directory (steps 11-13).
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You then make the HTTP task on that server reload its schema definitions from the directory (14).
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Finally, you add the certificateRevocationList to the set of attributes that are accessible to anonymous
LDAP clients (15-19).
1. At the command line, copy the Domino Directory template (pubnames.ntf in your Domino data
directory) to a file called newnames.ntf.
2. Make sure that you are logged in as a user that has at least designer and manager access to the
Domino Directory template. Open newnames.ntf in Domino Designer.
3. Create a new subform (Create - Design - Subform). Right-click on the new subform to bring up its
properties window and name the subform "InternetCertificateAuthority | (certificationAuthority-V2)".
4. Create a field on the new subform (Create - Field). In the properties window, set the name of the field
to "$oc", set the field-type to "Text", and choose "Computed when composed". Close the properties
window.
5. Click on the new field, and make sure that "$oc (Field) : Value" is displayed as the title of the formula
pane (rightmost of the two lower panes). (If not, in the lower left tabbed pane, choose the "Objects"
tab, expand "$oc (Field)" and click on the "Value" member immediately below it.) Click in the formula
pane, and insert the following text:
FIELD $objectclass := $objectclass:"certificationAuthority-V2";1
Click the green check-mark to save your change.
6. Return to the subform pane and create the following fields. Field types should all be "Text". Do not
change any of the other properties from their default values. These values include:
authorityRevocationList, certificateRevocationList, cACertificate,
crossCertificatePair, and deltaRevocationList.
7. Save the new subform.
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8. In the "Recent Databases" pane, make sure that "newnames.ntf" is expanded, then expand "Shared
Code", and click on "Subforms" to bring the list of subforms up in the main pane. You should see the
new "InternetCertificateAuthority" subform in the list. (If the "Recent Databases" pane is not open on
the left side of the designer, open it by clicking on the "starred folder" icon in the left margin.)
9. Double-click on the subform named "$certifierExtensibleSchema" to open this subform. The subform
should be empty. Left-click anywhere in the subform, then choose "Create - Insert Subform" from the
menubar. Select "InternetCertificateAuthority" as the subform to insert in the dialog that appears. Click
"OK" and close the subform to save your changes.
Note: If there is also a subform called "$CertifierExtensibleSchema", make the same edits as above to
that subform too.
10. Save and close any open task bar items, and exit Designer.
11. Start the Notes Client.
12. Open the Domino Directory on the server on which you wish to make CRLs available through LDAP
(this is the server you named during Internet Certifier configuration as the LDAP access point for CRL
retrieval):
13. Replace the design of the Domino Directory with the template you edited above (newnames.ntf), and
close the database.
14. At the server console, type
tell ldap reload schema
15. Open the server's Domino Directory again. Expand "Server" in the outline control in the left pane, and
select "Server \ Configurations". The defined configurations will be listed in the right-hand pane.
16. If there is a configuration that applies to "* - [All Servers]", select it and press "Edit Configuration".
Otherwise, click "Add Configuration", and select the option "Use these settings as the default settings
for all servers".
17. Click the LDAP tab. In the LDAP Attributes Type Selection dialog box, click "Select Attribute Types."
18. From the "Object Classes" pull-down, choose "certificationAuthority-V2" and click "Display Attributes".
Select "certificateRevocationList" from the "Selectable Attribute Types" box, and click Add.
19. Click OK, and close the database.
Administrator Client, Server
Internet Site documents require IP address only for SSL
When you create an Internet Site document on a Domino server for an Internet protocol, you specify a
host or DNS name in the field "Host name or addresses mapped to this site." However, if you enter a host
name (for example, testserver.acme.com) and enable SSL for that protocol, SSL does not work, and the
server console returns the message:
HTTP Server: SSL handshake failure, no website found for IP address [9.95.79.250]
Workaround
Use the server IP address in the "Host name or address mapped to this site" field.
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Administrator Client, Client
Possible problem with user access in databases due to ACL
There is an intermittent user access problem appearing in databases, which may be associated with
entering groups into a database Access Control List (ACL). Users with Depositor or No Access rights are
being erroneously denied access to the database. This problem only occurs when running test programs
that perform operations at great speed. The problem has not been reproduced when using the Notes
Client.
A possible workaround is to enter the users with access problems into the database ACL as individual
people, rather than entering them as members of a group.
Server
"The requested item does not exist" error
You may see this error on your server console after using the CA process to add an Alternate Name to a
user:
"Error processing certificate request: The requested item does not exist."
This error only occurs if you try to recertify or register a user immediately after you add an Alternate Name
to your CA Process-enabled certifier, and before the certifier has automatically refreshed its context.
Workaround
At the server console, type
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tell adminp process all
then
tell ca refresh
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If your CA Process-enabled Notes certifier has been locked with a user ID, you will need to unlock it
using the following command:
te ca unlock <X:\user.id> <password>
Be sure to type the full path and file name of the ID file used to lock your CA and the ID's password
when using the unlock command. Type the following to verify that it is active again:
te ca status
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Next, open the Administration Requests database and go to the Certification Authority
Requests/Certificate Requests view. Locate and open the rejected request. The request will have
been rejected with the following rejection reason:
5935: unknown
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Click Edit Request -> Approve Request. The certificate should be successfully issued.
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Administrator Client, Server
Assigning an existing Admin ECL to a security setting document
It is possible to assign an existing Admin ECL to a security settings document by doing the following:
1. In the Security Settings document, click Execution Control List.
2. Put the Security Setting document in Edit mode, by double-clicking in the document, pressing
Control-E, or clicking "Edit Settings" on the tool bar.
3. Click 'New' and enter the name of the Admin ECL you want to assign to the security settings
document. The Admin ECL appears.
4. Click OK or Cancel.
Administrator Client, Server
Benign Internet Explorer error message
Error messages that look like this
handshake failure, IP address [9.99.99.999], Keyring [R6keyfile.kyr], [SSL
Error: Network IO error], code [4165]
are produced in many benign circumstances, especially by Microsoft Internet Explorer. The most frequent
circumstance is when IE drops an SSL connection and then resumes it. The error is generated even
though there is no apparent interruption percieved by the client.
Administrator Client, Server
CERTREQ.NSF Purge requests button not working
The "Approved/rejected certificates" view in the Certificate Requests database includes a toolbar button
for purging certificate requests from the view. Clicking this button does not purge the view of certificates.
Workaround
Certificate requests can be deleted by selecting them in the view, and deleting them.
Server
Creating a Certificate Authority db requires adding Role to ACL
When an Administrator user attempts to create a new Certificate Authority database using the cca50.ntf
database, they will receive the following error message:
"You are not authorized to perform that operation: <servername database name>"
This occurs because the template for the Certificate Authority database, cca50.ntf, does not contain
sufficient Access Control information to allow any user to create a Certificate Authority database. The
templates ACL must first be edited by a User with Administrator privileges in order to permit this. Follow
these steps to enable the cca50.ntf template for creating a Certificate Authority database:
1) Log into a client as a user with Administrator privileges on the server.
2) Select File-> Database-> Open to open a database.
3) In the Open database dialogue, select the cca50.ntf file on the server (you will have to type in the
filename, since template are not listed).
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4) In the opened template, select File-> Database -> Access Control.
5) In the ACL dialogue, select the user that you want to be able to create a Certificate Authority database.
6) In the Roles section, check the checkbox for "CAPrivilegedUser".
7) Click OK and exit the dialogue. Then exit the template.
The user for which the Role was selected in the template will now be able to create a Certificate Authority
database.
Administrator Client
Cross Certify Key menu item is missing
The Cross Certify Key item is missing from the Administrator Client's Configuration -> Certification menu.
Therefore, Domino administrators cannot cross-certify a public key as described in the topic "Adding a
Notes cross-certificate by phone" in the Domino Administration Help.
Administrator Client, Server
LDAP SSL SASL bind ignores Allow and Deny Server Access lists
When using Access Server or Not Access Server lists (Server Document, Security Tab) in conjunction
with 'Enforce Server Access Settings' set in the servers document (Ports -> Internet Ports -> Directory),
Secure (SSL) LDAP SASL binds from the Notes Client with Internet Client Certificates will ignore such
lists.
Administrator Client, Server
LDAP using SASL authentication doesn't fail-over to Anonymous
Normally, Internet Client Certificate authentication from the Notes Client does fail over to Anonymous, over
SSL, when the authentication settings are set to "Client Certificate: Yes", "Name & Password: No",
"Anonymous: Yes" in the server document Ports -> Internet Ports -> Directory, or LDAP internet site
document.
However, when the Notes Client uses SASL settings, the Notes Client tells the server that it would like to
use Client Certificate authentication; when this is the case and no Internet Client Certificate is present in
the notes.id file, the server is unable to authenticate the user, and will not allow them to search the
directory anonymously either.
Server
Misleading error message re: validating agent execution access
For Domino 6, server access as defined in the "Access server" lists on the Security tab of the Server
document applies to the signer of server-based agents. This is a change from R5.
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Client
Misleading Error: "This document has been altered..."
When a signed Reply with History to a signed MIME message with an attachment is opened, this error
message will erroneously appear in the status bar:
"This document has been altered since the time it was signed! Intentional tampering may have
occurred."
If standard Security procedures have been followed, this is a false alarm in this instance and may be
ignored.
Administrator Client, Server
Missing key file name generates errors in SSL-enabled lookup
The key file for outbound SSL for LDAP directory assistance and SMTP outbound is configured in the
Server document (Ports -> Internet ports). If the key file specified is missing, or cannot otherwise be
opened, "SSL Error: Keyring File access error" messages will appear on the server console upon server
startup and when directory assistance is being used.
If Internet Site documents are enabled for the server, the configuration for the key file value is hidden.
A 'silent' error situation can occur if there is no value, or a value not ending in ".kyr", in the key ring file field
on the Server document, and the server attempts to use Directory Assistance; SSL will run but the server
cannot establish trust with the Directory Assistance server. You can create trust either by configuring the
key file field, as described below, or by creating an Internet cross-certificate for the Directory Assistance
server.
Workarounds
To configure the key ring file name if Internet Site documents are enabled, do the following:
1. Disable the server's use of Internet Site documents by disabling the option "Load Internet
configurations from Server\Internet Sites documents" on the Basics tab of the Server document.
2. On the Server document, click Ports -> Internet Ports and, in the SSL settings section, enter the SSL
key file name.
3. Re-enable the Internet Site documents option.
If the keyfile name does not end in ".kyr", rename the keyring and stash (.sth) file names correctly and
make sure that the correct file name appears in the SSL key file name field in the Server document.
Server
NAMELookups to Remote Directories with Extended ACLs
NAMELookups to Remote Directories with Extended Access enabled may issue Warnings when the
"remote Domino server" does not have extended access enabled, but the remote Domino Directory does.
When a Domino server tries to access a remote Domino Directory that has Extended Access enabled
through Directory Assistance, the remote server must know about this Directory being accessed . In other
words, this Directory indicated in Directory Assistance on the first server must either be the Primary
Directory on the remote Domino server (typically names.nsf), or a Local Secondary Directory configured
through Directory Assistance on that same remote server.
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If you attempt to access the remote directory without the remote server knowing of the remote directory,
the first attempt will produce the following message on the first Domino server.
WARNING: NAMELookups from this server to the remote Domino Directory is prohibited. Correct
by creating a Directory Assistance document for it on remoteservername.
This additional security requirement applies only when there are remote Domino Directories with Extended
ACLs enabled. Remote directories without Extended ACLs enabled need not be configured in their remote
server's Directory Assistance.
Server
Session Authentication, SSL Database Setting, and Login Forms
For this release, if the database bit is set for SSL on a database where the login form is stored for Session
Based Authentication, it will not work properly. This bit is set by selecting File -> Database -> Properties,
and under Web Access, Require SSL connection. The default form will be generated, not a custom form if
configured, and the session will not be redirected to SSL.
The workaround is to set the port settings in the web site or server document, depending on your
configuration, to redirect TCPIP to SSL.
Client
User cannot authenticate after upgrade to hierarchical name
Administrators using Domino R4, Domino R5, or Domino 6 can upgrade Notes 6 users with flat names to
hierarchical name format using the Actions menu in the Domino Directory. However, if this name format
upgrade is performed after the user has already been upgraded to Notes 6, that user will fail to
authenticate with the server the next time he tries to access it. Instead, the user will get the error
message:
"Error updating local id file: you and signer have no certificates in common; signer cannot be
assumed to be trustworthy."
Workaround
Upgrade the user to the hierarchical name format in the Domino Directory prior to upgrading the user to
Notes 6.
Server
"User name" must match the "CN=" field in the x.509 Certificate
When the Domino 6 CA process publishes an x.509 Internet certificate to the person document in the
Directory an existing "User name" entry must match the "CN=" field in the certificate being published or
SSL Client Certificate Authentication will fail. The SSL handshake will succeed, but the ensuing
NameLookup will fail.
For example, if the user's name is listed in the Person document as "Daniel Jones," but the certificate says
"Dan Jones," that user will not be able to authenticate with that certificate.
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Workaround
Add an entry in the "User name" field that matches the "CN=" name in the x.509 Internet Certificate.
Another process for achieving the same result would be to use the "Certificate Publishing" feature of the
Domino 6 CA. This feature is a way to publish third party certificates into the Domino Directory which may
also be used to solve this issue.
Server issues
Administrator Client, Server
Network performance stats are disabled by default in NT
Network performance statistics are disabled by default in NT. To enable network performance statistics:
1. Select Control Panels->Network->Add.
2. Select Network Monitor Agent from the Network Service list and click OK to install.
3. Restart the system.
Network statistics will now be accessible through the Domino console, or through the Remote
Administrator Panel using the command "show stat net".
Administrator Client, Server
Error trying to make second database copy to server
Trying to make a second copy of a database to a server will give an error: 'Attempting to backup a file
already being backed up'.
Server
When using Domino for IIS, program directory must be in the path
When using Domino for IIS, if the Domino program directory is not on the path, all URLs that request an
agent (eg., all URLs that specify ?OpenAgent) fail with an Error 500 response, with this text:
(for LotusScript agents) LotusScript Error - Resource file missing (nse*, nsk*, etc).
(for Java agents) JVM: Java Virtual Machine failed to start
The LotusScript agents will work if you put the Domino program directory in the path and reboot the
machine.
Server
AIX - Using the Intersolv/Merant libodbc.a driver manager
The Intersolv (now Merant) Driver Pack version 3.02 for AIX contains an archived version of the driver
manager libodbc.a, while LotusScript Data Object (LS:DO) requires an executable or shared object
version of the driver manager. To check the type of your libodbc.a, enter the following command:
file libodbc.a
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In case of an archive file, you need to extract the executable or shared object version of the driver
manager odbc.so with the following:
ar -x libodbc.a
Save the archived version and rename odbc.so to the new libodbc.a with the following:
mv odbc.so libodbc.a
so that the driver manager is an executable or shared object file.
While later versions from this vendor include an odbc.so library, it is still necessary to rename it or create a
link to it with the name libodbc.a.
Administrator Client, Server
Compact -L does not work
The Compact -L (Copy style: Allow access while compacting) server task incorrectly does not run on a
database that you have opened or that is held open by the server (for example, names.nsf, log.nsf,
statrep.nsf as well as any system databases). If you run compact -L on such a database, you receive the
following error:
>09:41:49 AM Compacting dbname.nsf
>09:41:51 AM Error compacting dbname.nsf: Function to-be-defined
>09:41:51 AM Database compactor process shutdown
Compact -L is useful only for copy-style compacting. A sample command that specifies copy-style
compacting is Load compact mail1.nsf -c -L.
Server
Linux - Need to set "NOTES_USESNIS = 1" to use NIS
There is a problem with NIS on Linux in that it is not threadsafe, and using it with Domino will most likely
cause crashes and database corruption. However, we have a workaround for this issue which allows
Domino to safely work with NIS.
If a Domino server is to be run on a machine using NIS, the user needs to set the variable
NOTES_USESNIS to 1 in the notes.ini file within the data directory. When this flag is set, Domino calls the
function "sethostent" to set the stayopen flag on all name lookups. By setting this flag, we are guaranteed
that we only make open/close calls to /etc/hosts or the DNS/NIS servers once per process, and this allows
us to workaround the NIS threadsafe bug by never doing multi-threaded open/close calls to these
facilities.
Administrator Client, Server
Linux - NSD function does not run correctly
In Domino 6, the NSD function does not run correctly on Linux, due to problems with the p-thread package
and GDB. The symptom is that the GDB process attaches to a multi-threaded program, and sometimes
gets an error mapping in the threads. When this occurs, the GDB process stops processing the Domino 6
command script, which results in GDB staying attached to the program, and NSD hanging.
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There is currently no workaround for this issue, but if a user notices that GDB has been attached to a
process for 5 minutes or more, then the user can send a 'kill' to the GDB process ("kill -9 GDBPIDHERE"),
GDB will 'die', and NSD will continue with the next Domino executable. We are working to correct this
problem in a future release.
Server
Transaction logging: Unexpected internal error during startup
The server panics if an unexpected internal error is returned to the logger during server startup. This is by
design, because the server should not be allowed to restart with logging disabled. If this occurs, please
check that the transaction logs are not read-only or hidden.
The following are the errors returned:
Unexpected internal error returned to logger: 0x20682010
Unexpected internal error returned to logger: 0x20692010
read-only)
(transaction logs are hidden)
(transaction logs are
Server
UNIX - NSD not working when files aren't installed in /opt/lotus
During a Unix installation of Domino, if you specify something other than /opt/lotus in the Current Program
Directory setting selection, then NSD will not properly work.
If the program files are not installed in /opt/lotus, add the /opt/lotus link to your existing program directory.
Server
UNIX - 'Save & Quit' does not save and quit
When setting up the Domino server using Netscape, and choosing all options (except SMTP and DECS),
when restarting Setup, you will notice that the information you previously entered has not been saved,
despite using the "Save & Quit" selection on page 3 of the Setup menu.
This problem can be averted by using Internet Explorer, instead of Netscape, to perform the Domino
server setup.
Server
Documentation error: Instructions to configure WebSphere plug-in
The documentation on setting up Domino to work with other Web servers contains the topic "To configure
the WebSphere plugin." The following documentation is incorrect in step 3:
Add these directives to the top of the <UriGroup> section. These directives specify common URL patterns
needed for accessing Domino Web applications.
<UriGroup Name="default_host_URIs">
<Uri Name="*/.nsf*">
<Uri Name="*/icons/*">
<Uri Name="*/domjava/*">
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The documentation should read:
<UriGroup Name="default_host_URIs">
<Uri Name="/*.nsf*"/>
<Uri Name="/icons/*"/>
<Uri Name="/domjava/*"/>
Administrator Client, Server
DSAPI filename must be added to Internet Site documents
When you use internet site documents, the DSAPI field on the Internet Protocols tab of the server
document is disabled. The DSAPI filter information has to be added to the Configuration tab of each
server's Internet Site web site document so that the filter can be loaded. See the Domino Administration
on-line Help file for the appropriate DSAPI file name for each operating system.
Administrator Client, Server
Error when clicking on doc link in ADMIN4.NSF
Clicking on doc links in 'Approve Deletion of Moved Replica' documents in ADMIN4.NSF will report the
error "The linked document cannot be found in the view". This issue will be fixed in a later release.
Server
Linux - Domino Java Setup: cannot browse to directories
If you are unable to click open a directory, simply type out the full path to the required file.
Administrator Client, Server
Mail Server: All agents need to be signed by 'Unrestricted' user
In the Mail Server - Message Reporting area, previously only the scheduled agents had to be signed by a
user who had the ability to run Unrestricted agents (this is noted in the "Help - Using This Database"
document). The document has now been updated to reflect the change that all agents in the database
need to be signed by a user with the ability to run Unrestricted agents.
To do this, open the database in Designer, select the Agents, and click on the 'Sign' action button.
Client, Server
Run Fixup to correct problem with unread marks and other areas
Run the fixup task on the server to clear up problems in existing databases that can affect unread marks,
view updates and other areas in those databases.
The recommended fixup options are -J -V -Q. You can exclude the -V and -Q options if you wish fixup to
be more thorough (but slower), however this isn't necessary to fix the problem referenced here.
See the documentation in the Administration Help for more information.
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Administrator Client, Server
Using multiple DSAPI filters on UNIX
If you have multiple DSAPI (Domino Web Server API) filters on the same operating system, you must
create a unique name for each function.
Server
Windows NT - Java backend method causes crash; no single sign-on
The local Java back-end method lotus.domino.Session.getSessionToken(server) causes a crash on
Windows NT. This means that single sign-on operations from the Notes Client will not work.
Please avoid using this local Java back-end method in Domino 6.
Server
Windows NT - "The service cannot be installed . . ." error
When installing the Domino 6 server, you may encounter the following error:
Workaround
l
Use Add/Remove programs to do an uninstall
l
Clean out the registry settings according to the following:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT directory
- delete the .ndl directory
- delete the .ns2 directory
- delete the .ns3 directory
- delete the .nsf directory
- delete the .nsg directory
- delete the .nsh directory
- delete the .ntf directory
- delete the Notes.Link entries
- delete the Notes.NotesSession entries
- delete the Notes.NotesUIWorkspace entries
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lotus directory
- delete the Domino directory
- delete the Components directory
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall directory
- delete the Lotus Domino directory
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AeDebug directory
- delete the Debugger c:\notes\qnc.exe.. (or path of last install) entry
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services
- delete the notestat directory
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\EventLog\Utility
- delete the notestat directory
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Network\UMAddOns
directory
- delete the whole UMAddOns directory
l
Delete the program directory
NOTE: if you had intended to do an upgrade, and you deleted some or all of the program files, you MUST
do a clean install, and then upgrade.
Server
BTree corruption due to a lack of disk space
BTree corruption could occur on a database due to lack of disk space. A BTree will be marked corrupt if
new space is needed for adding a new entry, and space is not available.
Administrators should conduct maintenance on the drive; follow-up action should be conducted on the
database by running FIXUP, then COMPACT. If the database in question is IMAP-enabled, then the
Convert utility should be run to disable (load convert mail\xxx.nsf -e-), and then again to re-enable (load
convert mail\xxx.nsf -e) the file.
Server
Compact of shared mail files causes deadlock with server
Compacting Shared Mail (SCOS) databases while the server is running could result in deadlocks with mail
delivery. This situation is recognized by doing a SHOW TASKS from the server console a few times. The
compaction of one of the shared mail databases will show as running, but will not complete. And, the
router delivery threads will be stuck delivering to the same set of mail files. The server must be killed
forcefully and restarted. Remove whatever is causing the compaction to run on the shared mail files.
Server
Linux - /bin/tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
When installing Domino 6 you may see the following error which is caused by a gunzip command problem
on Linux systems.
cd /local/lotus/notes/60000/linux; /path/to/build | gunzip -c | /bin/tar xvf In most cases, rebooting the OS before attempting the installation again fixes the issue.
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Administrator Client
Message Tracking via WebAdmin appears to hang
If attempting to track a message through WebAdmin, and it appears to either hang or come back without
any results, check to make sure both you and the server are able to track messages on the current server
or other domain server you may be attempting to track accross.
Server
PANIC: Cannot attach to shared memory region
This error may happen on servers with very high process local memory usage. An example would be the
http server serving up large databases or if port compression is enabled. In Domino the private and
shared memory must reside in a limed virtual address space, which is usually 4 gigabytes. This error
happens when Domino runs out of virtual memory. In order to prevent this from happening there are 2
new notes.ini entries.
ConstrainedSHM=1 and ConstrainedSHMSizeMB="size in mega-bytes"
The ConstrainedSHM=1 will restrict shared memory to a set of default sizes as follows:
Windows and Mac platforms 2 giga-bytes
AIX platforms 2.4 giga-bytes
Solaris and Linux 3 giga-bytes
The ConstrainedSHMSizeMB="size in mega-bytes" will restrict memory to the "size in mega-bytes" .
The PercentAvailSysResources may also be used if partition servers are used. (see doc. on setting
PercentAvailSysResources)
All of these notes.ini values interact and here is an explanation of how.
On AIX (a segmented memory platform) :
In essence Domino takes the lower of "Mappable shared memory size Dynamic from maxdata" ,"ram
on the system * (PercentAvailSysResources/100)", "Notes.ini ConstrainedSHMSizeMB" and
"ConstrainedSHM"
It should be noted that ConstrainedSHMSizeMB will round down on AIX only to a 256 mega-byte
boundary. example if set to 650 the it will be set to 512.
On all other platforms:
In essence Domino takes the lower of "ram on the system * (PercentAvailSysResources/100)",
"Notes.ini ConstrainedSHMSizeMB" and "ConstrainedSHM"
Domino will size it's shared memory usage to live within the limits derived above.
Server
Setup - Tabbing is lost if a dialog is displayed and then closed
When using Microsoft IME to fill in text fields during setup, it stops work correctly after a dialog box is
opened and returned from. Typing in the text field yields system local characters.
IME can be switched back to the desired language after pressing the Back and then Next buttons, or after
opening and closing the Help window and clicking on the text field.
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Server
UNIX - Must set "ACTIVATE_SYMLINKS=1" to support symbolic links
There is a problem with opening files that are symbolic links on UNIX in that a lock conflict or sharing
violation can result with the file being linked to. Also, using symbolic links with Domino will most likely
cause lock conflicts on database requests. There is, however, a workaround for this issue which allows
Domino to safely work with symbolic links as long as Domino directory links are configured in a limited
way.
Caveat: If a Domino data directory is to contain Domino directory links (dirlink files), the path specified in
the dirlink file cannot be higher in the tree than the data directory itself. For example, a data directory
located in /data/lotus/notesdata cannot contain a dirlink file with a path that specifies any directory above
/data/lotus/notesdata. So a path that contained /data/lotus/notesdata/mailfiles would be acceptable, but a
path such as /data1/mailfiles would not, since it resides higher in the tree. Such use of dirlinks with the
activation of this variable will result in access violations.
If the rule regarding dirlinks is followed, and the use of symbolic links is desired, the user needs to set the
variable ACTIVATE_SYMLINKS=1 in the notes.ini file within the data directory. When this flag is set,
Domino resolves all database open requests that specify a symbolic link to the file the link is referencing.
Administrator Client
"Invalid Message Tracking Request" when tracking via WebAdmin
If attempting to track a message from the "Sender's home server" option through WebAdmin, you may
recieve the following message
"Invalid Message Tracking Request"
Simply track the message from the "Current server" option or switch to the sender's home server and
track the message from there.
Administrator Client
"|" separators in Webadmin
On some systems, it has occasionally been observed that some tools in the Domino Web Administrator
display with "|" separators. Typically this is either due to screen resolution or the browser's font size.
Switching to small fonts in either the OS, the browser, or both usually clears up the display issue.
Webmail Issues
Client
Import from directories is not working in Webmail
In some cases, importing names from a directory into Webmail does not work properly.
The issue is that the import is not completing in a timely manner; note that changing the timeout settings in
the template design can elevate this issue.
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Client
Private Folders not visible using Webmail
If you have created Private folders on your client and then you use a web browser to see your mail file,
you will not see your private folders. When using webmail, we cannot check to see if your ID is valid and
you will not have access to these folders. If you created Shared folders on your client, and when you view
your mail via a web browser and don't see these folders, this has been known to be a cache problem with
the browser. Clear the cache and they should display.
XML Issues
Server
DXL exporter/importer do not yet handle some design-element data
The following disclaimer has been added to the header comment of domino_6_0.dtd:
NOTE:
Some miscellaneous types of data that can appear only in designelement notes of a Domino database are not yet handled by the
current versions of the DXL exporter and importer programs (for
example, custom datetime information in view notes). If a specific
type of Domino data is defined in this DTD, then the DXL exporter
and importer programs can handle it and, conversely, if a specific
type of Domino data is not defined in this DTD, then those programs
cannot handle it yet.
As the DTD disclaimer indicates, we use the DTD as the definition of the data that we know the DXL
exporter and importer programs have been coded and tested to handle. As a general rule, this covers data
that can be in documents and R5 design elements. Many new design-element features first introduced in
Notes/Domino 6 are also handled. However, some new Notes/Domino 6 design-element properties have
been omitted for the first release. Our testing team entered an SPR for each missing property that they
found, and this is a list of known omissions, along with a few other export/import issues, as of the time this
release note was written:
SPR Number
Brief Description
BMOY4MYNUH
dxl, Form Properties, Header Tab properties not set in export.
BMOY4MZHG4
dxl, Form Properties, Printing tab properties are not set in export.
BMOY4MZJ6T
dxl, Form Properties, Security Tab - some properties not set in export/import
BMOY4NBK3B
dxl, Auto Launch Page Properties not exported.
BMOY4NBKAU
dxlexport does not export all Page Background Properties
BMOY4NRKLX
dxl - Form layers not exported
BMOY4PRHQQ
dxl does not export all Advanced tab field properties
BMOY4PUJUY
dxlexport does not export Number Field->Number Formats
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SPR Number
Brief Description
BMOY4Y6J8X
Document links to current database fail for dxl imported outline embedded in a
document RichText field.
DANO56NW3C
Design: DXL import of db with multiple helpusing notes results in only one
ECLD58VQ75
Domino DTD: Attribute required for Form UI "Include in Print" checkbox
ECLD58VRQ3
Domino DTD: Attribute needed for Form UI "Do not add field names to field index"
checkbox
ECLD58VSUA
Domino DTD: Attribute needed for Form UI "Render pass through HTML in Notes"
checkbox
EJGG53E97B
Design: DXL import : Javascript of field event is not imported
MBEN4TKNSP
Custom settings for datetimeformat are not implemented.
MBEN4TPJ6T
View\column element: need an attribute for 'use value as color'
MBEN4TPKFQ
View\column element: twistie image not implemented.
MBEN4XLFJM
Unsupported by exporter: <x.cdrecord signature='97'> (SIG_CD_FILEHEADER)
MBEN4ZAJNW
$ViewInheritedFrom and $Index items imported with data type 'TextList' as opposed
to data type 'Text'
MBEN4ZYR7V
Link colors exported in dxl even though default values.
MBEN522JXG
View "uniquekeys" attribute exported, even though has default value specified in the
dtd.
MCHG4ZZ69R
DXL export : calendar type of date/time column does not export
MCHG5425JE
DXL export : Design Note - currency symbol properties of number column are not
exported
PMOL4YKR9F
Calendar view exported as generic <note>.
Server
DXL importer ignores some notes when replacing design elements
When a NotesDXLImporter's DesignImportOption property is set
toDXLIMPORTOPTION_REPLACE_ELSE_CREATE, the importer can appear to ignore some of the input
design elements. This problem is due to limitations in the matching rules used to determine whether or not
a design element in the input DXL matches a design element already in the target database. The current
rules are as follows:
A match occurs for an input design element from the DXL if the database has a design element of the
same type and either a) the UNIDs of the two design elements match or b) any of the names or
aliases of the two notes match and, if a language is specified for either note, then both notes must
specify a language and the language must be the same for both notes.
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The problem is that these matching rules do not go far enough to distinguish two truly different notes. For
example, two forms with different UNIDs but having a common name or alias and no language
specification would be considered a match even though they may be further distinguished by different
hide-when attributes. If two such design elements are both in the input DXL, and if neither one exists in the
target database before starting the import operation, then the first would be created as a new design
element, and the second would replace the first because they appear to match.
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Notes Client Help
Client
Changes to ECL in User Security dialog box
New security access option
A new security access option - "Network" - has been added to the workstation execution control list (ECL)
(User Security - What Others Can Do - Using workstation). This option allows active content running on a
user workstation to bind to and accept connections on a privileged port (a port outside the range 0 to
1024) and establish connections with other servers.
Revised wording for security access options
The wording for the "Using Workstation" and "Using Applets" security access options in the execution
control list (ECL) (User Security - What Others Can Do) has been changed. Formerly the options were
listed as "Ability to (action or option)." They now appear under the headings "Allow access to" or "Allow
ability to."
Client
Compacting mail database on a server
If you have trouble compacting your mail database that is located on a server, ask your administrator to
compact the database for you.
Client
Delegating access to your schedule information: dialog box
Dialog box change
Step 5 of the procedure in the topic "Delegating access to your schedule information" describes an option
called "Detailed information about when you are busy or available."
The option in the dialog box is now "Detailed information about your calendar entries."
Client
Filtering new mail using rules: picture correction and new table
Correction to picture
The picture under "Examples: Mail rules" shows a condition of
sender is Tom Jenkins
A rule works better if the condition is
sender contains Tom Jenkins
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New information
Items in the rule conditions correspond to fields in the document properties of a mail message. Many of
the items, such as Subject, have the same name as the field. The following table lists items whose names
are different from the fields to which they correspond.
Item
Field
Sender
From and/or Principal
Internet Domain
SMTPOriginator
Subject
Subject
or
WebSubject
To
SendTo
BCC
BlindCopyTo
CC
CopyTo
Delivery prioirity
DeliveryPriority
Client
Modem file Save As dialog box: Help missing
Context-sensitive Help missing
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Choose File - Preferences - User Preferences.
Click Ports and select a COM port.
Click the "COMn Options" button, where n is the number for the port.
Click Modem File, then click Save As.
Click the question mark icon or press F1. Help is not available.
You should see the topic "Additional Setup dialog box." To find this topic, cancel out of all open dialog
boxes, choose Help - Help Topics, and in the Contents view, click "Getting Connected," click "Setting up a
modem," scroll to the bottom of the topic, and in the See Also list, click "Additional Setup dialog box."
The following row of the table in that topic should also contain a cross-reference to the topic "Modifying
modem command files and acquire scripts" in Lotus Domino Administrator 6 Help.
Editing modem files
To edit your modem command file, click "Modem File." For information
about editing modem command files, see your Domino administrator.
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Client
Move to Archive Destination dialog box: Help missing
Context-sensitive Help incomplete
1. In a mail database, select one or more documents and choose Actions - Archive - Archive Selected
Documents.
2. Press F1 (Macintosh users, Command+?).
You see the topic "Dialog box from the current application," but it doesn't contain any information on
archiving selected documents. See the section "To archive only selected documents" in the topic "Running
an archive." To find this topic, cancel out of all open dialog boxes, choose Help - Help Topics, expand
"Mail and Address book," expand "Archiving mail messages to free up space," and then click "Running an
archive." In the topic, click the link "To archive only selected documents."
Client
Multi-user install dialog box: Help missing
Context-sensitive Help missing
1.
2.
3.
4.
Install the multi-user Lotus Notes 6 client.
Start Notes, and set up any user.
Choose File - Security - Switch ID.
Click the question mark icon or press F1. Help is not available.
You should see the topic "Sharing a computer with other users." To find this topic, cancel out of all open
dialog boxes, choose Help - Help Topics, and in the Contents view, click "Getting Connected," and then
click "Setting up as a roaming user."
Client
Requesting a new User Name: context-sensitive Help inaccuracy
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Choose File - Security - User Security.
Click Your Identity - Your Names.
Click the "Name Changes" button, then click the "Send Mail" button.
Enter a new User Name in the "Change User Name" dialog box, and click OK.
Click the question mark icon or press F1 (Macintosh users, Command+?) in the "Mail New Name
Request" dialog box..
You see the topic "Creating new public keys" but should see "Requesting a new User Name." To find this
topic, cancel out of all open dialog boxes, choose Help - Help Topics, and in the Contents view, click
"Securing Your Data."
Client
Restricting access to local databases - update
If you use a disk compression utility, databases using Medium or Strong encryption will not use
significantly less disk space.
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Client
Search Site - Save Search dialog box: Help missing
Context-sensitive Help missing
1. In a Search Site database, on the search form, click Advanced Search.
2. Scroll to the bottom of the form and click the "Save Search" button.
3. Click the question mark icon or press F1 (Macintosh users, Command+?).
You see the topic "Dialog box help," but it doesn't contain any information on advanced searches in a
search site database. See the topic "Using the Search Site database." To find this topic, cancel out of all
open dialog boxes, choose Help - Help Topics, click Search, and type the first few characters of the topic
title.
Client
Selecting documents to archive: dialog box has changed
Dialog box change
In the topic "Selecting documents to archive," under the heading "To select documents based on activity,"
step 1 of the procedure says to select the option "All documents." The check box next to the text "All
documents" has been removed from the Archive Document Selection dialog box, so this step is no longer
necessary. Begin with step 2 of the procedure.
To find this topic, cancel out of all open dialog boxes, choose Help - Help Topics, and in the Contents
view, expand "Mail and Address Book," expand "Archiving mail messages to free up space," and expand
"Creating, editing, and enabling sets of archive criteria."
Client
Setting reading order for bi-directional text
If bi-directional text is enabled in Notes, you can set the reading order for paragraphs in a document.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Put the document in Edit mode.
Select the text that you want to specify a reading order for.
Choose Text - Text Properties.
Click the Paragraph Alignment tab.
Click the Left-to-Right or Right-to-Left icon next to "Reading order."
For more information, see the topic "To specify text direction and cursor behavior for bi-directional
languages" in Lotus Notes 6 Help.
Client
Switch Form: Context-sensitive Help inaccuracy
There is an inaccuracy in the Switch Form context-sensitive Help, outlined as follows:
1.
Choose View - Switch Form.
2.
Click the question mark icon or press F1 (Macintosh users, Command+?) in the "Switch Form"
dialog box.
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You see the topic "Creating and saving documents" but should see "Displaying hidden characters and
text." To find this topic, cancel out of all open dialog boxes, choose Help - Help Topics, and in the
Contents view click "Working with Documents."
Client
Using High Contrast mode, or enlarging fonts in Notes
If you enable High Contrast mode through your operating system, or enlarge fonts in Notes by choosing
View - Text Size - size, you do not need to select "Use System Colors" under "Additional Options" in Notes
User Preferences (File - Preferences - User Preferences). Notes will respond to these modes without this
preference enabled.
Client
"Local free time info" Replicator page entry shown with old icon
"Local free time info" entry on Replicator page is shown with old icon
In pictures in several topics in Lotus 6 Client Help, the "Local free time info" entry on the Replicator page is
shown with a book icon.
The actual icon looks like this:
The topics that show pictures of this icon are:
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Under "Getting Started" in the Contents: "Replicator page: staying current with servers"
Under "Getting Connected" in the Contents: "Managing replication using the Replicator page"
Under "Getting Connected" in the Contents: "Refining the sequence of replication on the Replicator
page"
Client
Mail and Address Book troubleshooting: inaccurate Index entry
The Index contains an entry to this topic for "Type mismatch, error message." However, the information on
this error message was removed from this topic because it no longer applies. Entering quotation marks in
the "contains" field for a Mail rule used to yield a "Type mismatch" error message. Now, the message for
that error condition is:
A Rule cannot contain any of the following characters: \ ; , * "
When the information on the "Type mismatch" error message was deleted from the "Mail and Address
Book troubleshooting" topic, the Index entry inadvertently remained.
For information on the "Type mismatch" error, see the topics on it in Lotus Domino Designer 6 Help.
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Client
Saved Searches dialog box: Help missing
Context-sensitive Help missing
If you save more than nine searches in a database, when you click the "Load Search" button in the
expanded search bar, an "Other" item appears on the drop-down menu; this item opens the Saved
Searches dialog box.
When you press F1 or click Help in this dialog box, you should see the topic "Saving and reusing a search
query." To find this topic, cancel out of all open dialog boxes, choose Help - Help Topics, and in the
Contents view, click "Searching for Information," click "Searching for information in a single database,"
click "Searching a database for documents that contain specified text," and click "Saving and reusing a
search query."
Domino Administration Help
Administrator Client
Windows 95 - Administrator client not available
Please note that the Administrator Client is not available on the Windows 95 platform; only the Notes client
is available for Windows 95. Any reference to Windows 95 in the Lotus Domino 6 Administrator Help is
incorrect.
For a complete list of supported platforms, please see "Notes and Domino 6 platforms and system
requirements" in the 'Things you need to know' chapter of these release notes.
Administrator Client, Server
Examples for fields that can be excluded from text logs
The following are examples for how to exclude certain types of information from an HTTP text log file, as
described in the topic "Setting up Domino Web server logging to text files."
Exclusions based on user agent:
When a browser sends a request to a Web server, the browser adds a User-Agent header to the request
to identify itself.
An example of a User-Agent header sent by Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0)
An example of a User-Agent header sent by Netscape 4.7:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.75 [en] (WinNT; U)
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The exact values of the header differ from version to version of a browser. However, you can use wildcard
patterns to match a range of values. For example, all recent versions of Internet Explorer include the string
"MSIE" in the header. So, if you want to exclude requests sent from IE browsers from the Web log, you
can use this pattern in the user agent exclusion field:
*MSIE*
Exclusions based on MIME type:
When the server sends a response back to the browser, the server usually adds a Content-Type header
to the response that indicates the MIME type of the response body. However, the header may also include
other information, such as character set. Here are two example headers, for a GIF image and for a
Domino document:
Content-Type: image/gif
Content-Type: text/html; charset=US-ASCII
To exclude responses based on MIME type, you need to specify a pattern that matches the entire value of
the Content-Type header, usually by using a wildcard. For example, if you wanted to exclude all Domino
document requests, you must specify the pattern:
text/html*
not just "text/html", because that wouldn't match a header that also includes a charset value.
Administrator Client, Server
Server Performance Monitoring Platform Statistics
Monitoring platform statistics
Domino 6 includes platform statistics that track the performance metrics of the operating system and store
the results in the Domino server. For a full description of platform statistics, see the on-line help
documentation. You can view the list and full description of the platform statistics from the Domino
Administrator Configuration tab in the Monitoring Configuration - Name & Messages (Advanced) - Statistic
Names view.
Supported Platforms
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loaded to get a complete set of system and logical disk statistics. Please make sure that this package
is loaded on your system. Refer to the AIX installation guides for more details on loading optional
system software.
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changes. Please consult your OS400 documentation for the exact level and type of support offered
for Platform Statistics.
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Solaris Sparc, version 2.8
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Windows 2000 on Intel
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Windows NT on Intel
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OS400 ProcessID statistics
The statistic Platform.Process.<process name>.<instance number>.ProcessID is supported by OS400 for
internal purposes only. To identify a process on the OS400 system, use the following statistic:
Platform.Process.<process name>.<instance number>.JobNumber
Solaris statistics notes
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Occasionally on certain machines, there may be some erroneous values for some statistics, which are
generally on the high side. For example:
Platform.System.ContextSwitches = 26,571,732.1
Platform.System.PctlCombinedCpuUtil = 2,605,697
Platform.PctTotalUserCpuUtil.Peak = 4,821,546.7
When this occurs, use the Platform Reset Interval Enable command to reset Platform Statistics to
zero. This resets relevant statistic values to zero and prevents the generated erroneous values from
being used in future calculations. After credible statistic values begin to be reported, use the command
Platform Reset Interval Disable so that statistic values do not continue being reset to zero.
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The statistic Platform.LogicalDisk.<InstanceNumber>.ServiceTimeinmsecs reports the average
service time of a given logical disk. There is a significant difference between the values reported by
Platform Statistics and those reported using the system command iostat. The values reported by
Platform Statistics are in agreement with values generated by running the system command kstat, but
tend to be smaller than the iostat values.
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Process CPU values reported by the statistic
Platform.Process.<ProcessName.InstanceNumber>.PctCpuUtil may be under reported when
workloads are heavy. Use the system command prstat to find out details on process CPU usage.
Refer to the man pages for details on using prstat.
AIX statistics notes
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Logical Disk statistics are reported only for the first seventeen disks detected for this release. This
artificial limit will be removed in a future release to report statistics on all non-idle disks.
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Platform statistics on AIX are generated via shell scripts. When a server crashes, Platform statistics
specific shell scripts (*.sh) and temporary data files ( *.TMP) may be created in the Notes Temporary
directory, which is usually the Notes Data directory. These files are small, generally less than 300
bytes in size. Although no harm is caused by their continued presence, you may want to delete older
files from your temp directory.
Server
All server version information removed from Web responses
To make it more difficult for cyberattackers to obtain Domino server version and platform information, all
sources of such information has been removed from Web responses in Lotus Domino 6. The specific
changes are as follows:
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Version information has been deleted from the standard HTTP response header "Server". In R5 the
header looked like this:
Server: Lotus-Domino/509
The header now looks like this:
Server: Lotus-Domino
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In R5, error pages such as "File Not Found" included a standard footer that specified the server
version number. This footer has been removed.
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In R5, all valid responses to database requests included an HTML comment that specified both the
server version and the operating system platform. This comment could be suppressed by setting the
notes.ini variable DominoNoBanner=1. Now, the comment is suppressed by default. If you need the
comment produced for some specific reason, you can set DominoNoBanner=0.
If you are maintaining R5 servers, please note that the above changes are also scheduled to be
implemented in R5.0.10.
Administrator Client, Server
New directory assistance features
The following directory assistance features are new in this release.
Cluster failover supported for directory assistance
If replicas of a Domino Directory (secondary Domino Directory, Extended Directory Catalog, or primary
Domino Directory) configured in the directory assistance database are within a cluster, you can configure
directory assistance to use cluster failover to find an alternate replica when necessary to provide
uninterrupted service. To use cluster failover, in the Replicas tab of the Directory Assistance document for
the directory, specify one, and only one, replica that is within the cluster.
More control over how a secondary directory is used
The following options, which give you more control over how a secondary directory is used, are now
available in a Notes Directory Assistance document. Previously, these options were available only in an
LDAP Directory Assistance document.
Option
Meaning for a Domino (Notes) Meaning for an LDAP
directory
directory
Make this domain available to:
Notes Clients & Internet
Authentication/Authorization
Use the directory for Notes mail
addressing, Internet client
authentication (including LDAP
client authentication), and ACL
group authorization. For group
authorization, you must also
select "Yes" next to the Group
Authorization field.
Use the directory for Notes mail
addressing, Internet client
authentication (including LDAP
client authentication), and ACL
group authorization. For group
authorization, you must also
select "Yes" next to the Group
Authorization field.
Make this domain available to:
LDAP Clients
Use the directory for LDAP
search and write operations. To
use the directory for LDAP write
operations, you must also
enable the directory for write
operations in the "All Servers"
Configuration Settings
document.
Use the directory for LDAP
referrals, when an LDAP search
is not successful in any Domino
Directory.
The location of these option in an LDAP Directory Assistance document is now in the Basics tab, rather
than the LDAP tab.
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Preferred mail format option
There is a new option in an LDAP Directory Assistance document called "Preferred mail format." If
directory assistance is set up to allow Notes users to address mail to users in an LDAP directory, use this
option to select the format of the mail address that is entered into Notes memos when the users press F9.
Keep the default, "Internet Mail Address," to use the Internet mail format, for example, [email protected],
the format used in Release 5. Select "Notes Mail Address" to use Notes-style addressing, for example,
John Doe/[email protected] If you select "Notes Mail Address," then to send mail to the people in the LDAP
directory, their entries must have values for the MailDomain attribute.
Typically the "Notes Mail Address" option is only used when the LDAP directory is a Domino Directory.
Alias dereferencing for LDAP directory assistance
An alias entry in an LDAP directory is an entry that points to another entry. Following an alias pointer is
known as dereferencing an alias. There is a new field in Directory Assistance documents for LDAP
directories called "Dereference alias on search." This field has the following options that control searching
of aliases in an LDAP directory.
Option
Description
Never
Never dereference alias entries. Choose this option to improve
search performance if there are no alias entries in the directory
that require dereferencing.
Only for subordinate
entries
Dereference alias entries subordinate to a specified search base,
but do not dereference an alias search base entry.
Only for search base
entries
Deference an alias entry for a specified search base, but do not
dereference alias entries subordinate to the search base.
Always
Always dereference aliases. This selection is the default, and the
Release 5 behavior.
Note: Dereferencing aliases by choosing "Only for subordinate entries," "Only for search base entries," or
"Always," can result in poor search performance with some LDAP directories.
Examples of alias dereferencing
Suppose:
A) an LDAP directory has the following entries:
o=Acme1
o=Acme2 (alias entry that points to o=Acme1)
cn=John Doe, o=Acme1
cn=John Doe, o=Acme2 (alias entry that points to cn=John Doe, o=Acme1)
B) Directory assistance has to process a subtree search with the base o=Acme2 (a search of o=Acme2
and its subordinate entries).
Given A) and B), the following table describes the search results each "Dereference alias on search"
option returns.
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Option selected
Entries returned
Never
o=Acme2
cn=John Doe, o=Acme2
Only for subordinate entries
o=Acme2
cn=John Doe, o=Acme1
Only for search base entries
o=Acme1
cn=John Doe, o=Acme2
Always
o=Acme1
cn=John Doe, o=Acme1
Mapping names in remote LDAP directories to Notes names
If you use a remote LDAP directory for client authentication, you can now map users' LDAP directory
distinguished names to Notes distinguished names. After you set up the name mapping, you can use the
Notes names, instead of the LDAP distinguished names, in Notes database ACLs and in groups used in
Notes database ACLs. In addition, users can use their Notes names as their client logon names.
This feature is useful for hiding complex LDAP distinguished names from Notes and Web users. This
feature is also useful for organizations that move users from Domino to a remote LDAP directory, because
they can continue to use the original Notes names in existing database ACLs and groups.
To set up name mapping, you add the Notes names to the remote LDAP directory user entries, and then
enable name mapping through directory assistance, as follows:
1. Choose an attribute for storing the Notes name values in the LDAP directory user entries. The syntax
for the attribute must be DN. You can create a new attribute, or use an existing one.
2. Add the Notes names as values for the selected attribute to the remote LDAP directory user entries.
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If the Notes names are in existing database ACLs and groups, use those names.
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You can use any distinguished name value, although a distinguished name with multiple parts is
recommended because it provides better database security.
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You can use forward slashes (the Notes convention) or commas (the LDAP convention) to
separate components of a distinguished name.
3. Open the Directory Assistance document for the LDAP directory. Select the LDAP tab, and add the
name of the attribute that stores the Notes names to the "Attribute to be used as Notes distinguished
name" field. Save the document.
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Example of name mapping
Acme corporation uses the distinguished name uid=675894, ou=Boston, o=acme for a particular user in a
remote LDAP directory. For the same user, Acme already uses the name cn=Jack
Johnson/ou=Boston/o=Acme in Notes database ACLs and groups. An Acme system administrator does
the following to map the LDAP directory distinguished name to the Notes name cn=Jack
Johnson/ou=Boston/o=Acme so the name can continue to be used in the Notes ACLs and groups:
1. In the remote LDAP directory, adds an attribute called notesname to the user entry for uid=675894,
ou=Boston, o=acme, and gives the attribute the value cn=Jack Johnson/ou=Boston/o=Acme.
2. In the LDAP tab of the Directory Assistance document for the LDAP directory, adds the attribute
notesname to the "Attribute to be used as Notes distinguished name field."
When the user logs on and authenticates using the distinguished name uid=675894, ou=Boston, o=acme
(or just uid=675894), the name Jack cn=Johnson/ou=Boston/o=Acme will be used to determine the user's
database access. In a future release, the user will also be able to log on and authenticate using the Notes
name.
Support for naming contexts when LDAP clients don't specify search bases
When a search base isn't specified on some LDAP clients, the clients search a directory server's root DSE
to determine the naming contexts supported by the server. Then, only entries that correspond to the
defined naming contexts are searched, rather than necessarily the entire directory tree. This feature is a
way to avoid depending on users to specify searches bases that limit the scope of a directory search.
You can now use Directory Assistance naming rules to define the naming context for a secondary Domino
Directory used for LDAP searches. For example, if Directory Assistance document for a secondary
Domino Directory has the rules */West/Acme and */East/Acme, then LDAP clients that don't specify
searches bases, but can discover naming contexts, such as a IBM WebSphere® Application Server,
search only entries with distinguished names that correspond to these rules, and not any other entries.
Server
New NOTES.INI settings relating to the LDAP service
Schema_Daemon_Idletime
Syntax: Schema_Daemon_Idletime=value
Description: Specifies how long (in minutes) the schema daemon spawned by the LDAP service remains
idle after it has completed its tasks. After the schema daemon has been idle for the specified interval, it
begins its tasks again.
Applies to: Servers that run the LDAP service.
Default: None, although without this setting the schema daemon remains idle for 15 minutes.
UI equivalent: None.
Schema_Daemon_Breaktime
Syntax: Schema_Daemon_Breaktime=value
Description: Specifies how often (in seconds) the schema daemon spawned by the LDAP service checks
if it should shut down because its parent LDAP task is shutting down. In most situations there is no need
to change the breaktime interval. In rare situations, you might increase this value as a way to free up CPU
resources on a heavily used server. Increasing the breaktime value also increase the time it takes the
LDAP service to shut down.
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Applies to: Servers that run the LDAP service.
Default: None, although without this setting the schema daemon checks the status of its parent LDAP
task every 15 seconds.
UI equivalent: None.
Schema_Daemon_Reloadtime
Syntax: Schema_Daemon_Reloadtime=value
Description: Specifies how often (in hours) the schema daemon spawned by the LDAP service adds
schema elements for new or changed Domino Directory forms and fields to its in-memory schema. This
operation occurs only on the Domino Directory administration server, and not on other servers in the
domain that run the LDAP service.
Reloading in-memory schema to reflect new or changed Domino Directory forms and fields is a
CPU-intensive operation. You might set different intervals for Schema_Daemon_Reloadtime and
Schema_Daemon_Resynctime so the two operations occur at different times. Or you might increase the
interval during periods when there are no schema changes.
Schema_Daemon_Idletime, rather than Schema_Daemon_Reloadtime, controls how often the schema
daemon loads new schema elements defined in the Domino LDAP Schema database into memory.
Applies to: Administration server for the Domino Directory that runs the LDAP service.
Default: None, although without this setting the schema daemon reload interval is 24 hours.
UI equivalent: None.
Schema_Daemon_Resynctime
Syntax: Schema_Daemon_Resynctime=value
Description: Specifies how often (in hours) the schema daemon spawned by the LDAP service updates
the schema published in the Domino LDAP Schema database with a newer in-memory schema. This
operation occurs only on the Domino Directory administration server, and not other servers in the domain
that run the LDAP service.
Synchronizing the Schema database with in-memory schema is a CPU-intensive operation. You might set
different intervals for Schema_Daemon_Reloadtime and Schema_Daemon_Resynctime so the two
operations occur at different times. Or you might increase the interval during periods when there are no
schema changes.
Applies to: Administration server for the Domino Directory that runs the LDAP service.
Default: None, although without this setting the schema daemon resync interval is 24 hours.
UI equivalent: None.
LDAPBatchAdds
Syntax: LDAPBatchAdds=value
Description: If enabled (set to1), you can improve view update performance significantly when performing
LDAP batch adds. Enabling this setting causes only the $LDAPRDNHIER view to be updated after each
modify operation; this is the only view that LocateEntry, the search function used in modify operations,
references.
Otherwise, the normal behavior after a modify operation would be to update all the views that the LDAP
server might use to service a subsequent search (i.e., $users, $peoplegroupshier, $ldapcn, $ldaps,
$ldapg, $ldaphier, $ldaprdnhier, $servers).
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You must be extremely diligent to remove this setting as soon as you are done with your batch
adds. Otherwise, subsequent searches will not acknowledge the modify just performed.
You can tell if LDAPBatchAdds=1 by using the following server console command:
tell ldap show debug
and you will then see
Batch adds are ENABLED
Applies to: Servers that run the LDAP service.
Default: None.
UI equivalent: None.
Administrator Client
Restriction when modifying user's Internet address
To modify only a user's Internet address, modify the user's Person document. Complete these
instructions:
1. From the Domino Administrator, click the Files tab and open the Domino Directory (names.nsf).
2. Select the user name and click Edit Person.
3. On the Mail tab, modify the name in the Internet Address field as necessary.
4. Click Save and Close.
You cannot use the Domino Administrator, Tools -> People -> Rename feature to modify only a user's
Internet address. If you attempt to do so, you will generate an error. You can modify a user's Internet
name when performing a user rename, such as changing a user's common name. To modify the user's
Internet address using the Tools -> People -> Rename feature, you must also modify another component
of the user's name, such as the short name, at the same time that you are modifying the Internet address.
For instructions on renaming a user via the options on the Tools pane, see the Domino Administrator
online help.
Server
SSL: RC2 encryption with 40-bit key and MD5 MAC
SSL: RC2 encryption with 40-bit key and MD5 MAC is not an available cipher for Domino 6. This cipher
was available in R5.0x. You may find the selectable SSL cipher selections on a web site - on the security
tab, or in the server document, on the ports ->internet ports->web tabs.
Administrator Client, Server
Tell LDAP ReloadSchema command
The behavior of the Tell LDAP ReloadSchema command has changed in Lotus Domino 6. When you
issue this command on the Domino Directory administration server that runs the LDAP service, the
schema daemon updates the LDAP service in-memory schema with any new schema changes defined
with Domino Directory forms or with the Domino LDAP Schema database. The schema daemon then
publishes the updated schema into its local Schema database, and then replicates the Schema database
to others servers in the domain that run the LDAP service.
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When you issue this command from a subordinate server in the domain that runs the LDAP service, the
schema daemon on the subordinate server replicates the Schema database from the administration
server, if it detects changes on the administration server replica that it hasn't yet received. The schema
daemon then loads any updated schema now published in its local Schema database into memory.
The Help documentation states that you can restart the LDAP task in order to incorporate newly created
schema elements. This is not working in the current release. When the schema is extended, you should
instead run the Tell LDAP ReloadSchema to process the new schema elements.
Administrator Client, Server
Archive Criteria Policy Setting applies to all documents
The on-line help topic "Creating criteria for mail archiving" references the field "All documents" in step 7.
This field has been removed from the Archive Criteria Policy Settings document. The criteria defined
under "Which documents should be cleaned up?" automatically applies to all documents.
Administrator Client, Server
Correction to documentation for "Log= "
The documentation for the LOG.INI variable LOG= contains an error. The documentation states that the
"days" parameter specifies the number of days after which the log file is deleted. That is incorrect. The
"days" parameter specifies the number of days after which the documents in the Log file are deleted.
The revised documentation is:
Syntax: Log=logfilename, log_option, not_used, days, size
Description: Specifies the contents of the log file and controls other logging actions:
Parameter
Value
logfilename
The log database file name, usually LOG.NSF
log_option
Log options:
1 = Log to the console
2 = Force database fixup when opening the log file
4 = Full document scan
not_used
Always set to zero; this parameter is not currently used
days
The number of days to retain the documents in the log file
size
The size of log text in event documents
For example:
Log=LOG.NSF,1,0,7,20000
The documents in the log file (LOG.NSF) are deleted in seven days and can contain up to 20,000 bytes.
All log information is also sent to the console.
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Administrator Client, Server
Correction to synchronizing databases with master templates
In the Domino Administrator 6 documentation, the "Synchronizing databases with master templates" topic
contains the incorrect statement "You can't run the Designer task against a specific database or folder."
That sentence is incorrect and should be replaced with "You can run the Designer task against a specific
database or folder." The documentation contains the correct procedure for doing so.
Administrator Client, Server
Debug variable for multiserver session authentication (SSO)
Debug variable for multiserver session authentication (Single Sign-On)
Syntax: DEBUG_SSO_TRACE_LEVEL=value
Description: Use this variable to obtain detailed debugging information for Internet protocols that support
Single Sign-On, such as HTTP and DIIOP.
1 - Prints debugging information as tokens are generated and verified, as well as configuration details.
2 - Prints detailed memory dumps as tokens are generated and verified in addition to the information
above.
Applies to: Servers
Default: 0
UI equivalent: None
Administrator Client, Server
Collect information from user calendars - correction
In the topic "Collecting detailed information from user calendars," the procedure is not accurate. The
corrected information is in Step 4 of the "To collect detailed calendar information from user calendars."
This procedure resides in the chapter "Setting Up Calendars and Scheduling" in Administering the Domino
System and in the Domino Administrator online help.
To collect detailed calendar information from user calendars
1.
From the Domino Administrator, click the Configuration tab.
2.
Choose Server - Configurations.
3.
Select the Server Configuration document you want to modify, and click Edit Configuration.
4.
On the Basics tab, click the check box "Use these settings as the default settings for all servers" if it
is not selected, because the feature is only available on the All Server Configuration document. This
check box must by selected to display the field "Extract calendar details." Select the "Extract
calendar details" check box to enable the feature.
5.
Choose any of these calendar details to extract:
6.
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Chair - Allows other users to see who will chair the meeting
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Location - Allows other users to see the site location of the meeting
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Room - Allows other users to see the name or other identifier for the room
Click Save and Close.
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Administrator Client
Erroneous URL in Domain Search topic
The URL syntax cited in the Domino Administration help topic "Setting up Web users for Domain Search"
is not correct. The correct URL syntax is:
http://servername/catalog.nsf/domainquery
Administrator Client, Server
Inheriting policy settings requires a parent policy
For both organizational and explicit policies, you cannot inherit policy settings unless there is a parent
policy from which to inherit settings. For example, policy settings at the Organization level cannot be
inherited, because this policy is at the top level of the hierarchy; there is no parent policy above it.
To inherit policy settings in policies at the OU level, the policy setting in the parent policy must have a
value. Some, but not all, policy settings have default values. If you are unsure whether a policy setting
value exists in a parent policy, use the Policy Viewer.
It's generally a good practice to set a default value in the settings document.
Administrator Client, Server
Limit alternate names to 79 characters
When assigning an alternate name, do not exceed 79 characters. When alternate names are changed,
they are automatically truncated at 79 characters. Limiting the alternate name to 79 characters prevents
the name from being truncated because it does not exceed the 79 character limit.
Administrator Client, Server
Lotus Organizer not supported in Domino 6
Lotus Organizer® is not supported in Lotus Domino 6. The Domino Administrator documentation contains
a topic "Setting up scheduling" that states that Lotus Organizer is supported. This information is incorrect
and should be disregarded. In the Domino Administrator printed documentation, the "Setting up
scheduling" topic is located in the chapter "Setting Up Calendars and Scheduling."
Server
New NOTES.INI setting for Internet password change requests
HTTP_PWD_CHANGE_CACHE_HOURS
Syntax: HTTP_PWD_CHANGE_CACHE_HOURS=length of time in hours
Description: User requests for Internet password changes are submitted to the Administration Requests
using the Domino "?ChangePassword" URL command. This INI variable allows both the new password
and the old password to work on the HTTP server where the request was submitted for the number of
hours specified in the INI setting. This caching allows for the change password request to propagate
through the Administration Process and the Person record to be updated with the new password, as well
as minimize inconsistencies by having only the new password work on the submission server and the old
password working elsewhere. Changing this variable requires a server restart.
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Applies to: Servers
Default: 48 hours
UI equivalent: None
Administrator Client
New workstation security access option in Admin ECL
A new security access option - "Access to Network" - has been added to the workstation execution control
list (ECL) in the Administration ECL dialog box. This option allows active content running on a user
workstation to bind to and accept connections on a privileged port (a port outside the range 0 to 1024),
and establish connections with other servers.
Administrator Client
Procedure for copying public keys in the Administrator Client
The topic "Copying the Public Key" in the Troubleshooting section of the Domino Administrator Help
should be updated as follows:
1.
From the Domino Administrator, click the People and Groups tab.
2.
From the tool bar, click Certification - ID Properties.
3.
Select the ID file you want and click Open.
4.
Click Your Identity > Your Certificates > Other Actions.
5.
Click Mail > Copy Certificate (Public Key), then click Copy Certificate to copy the entire public key to
the clipboard.
6.
Paste the public key into the associated document -- for example, into a new Server document.
Administrator Client, Server
Seamless mail upgrade requires Multi-user install
To use the seamless mail upgrade for multiple users who share a single workstation, you must install the
Notes clients using the multi-user install option.
Administrator Client
Server.load - SendMessage attachment option needs full file path
The Server.Load documentation, included with the Domino Administrator on-line Help, incorrectly states
that, for the SendMessage attachment option, a file without a path specified is assumed to be in the data
directory. In fact, you must specify a complete, absolute path for the attachment name (e.g.,
c:\notes\data\myfile.txt ).
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Administrator Client, Server
Submitting Resource Balancing plans to a replica
If you submit a Resource Balancing plan to a replica of the Domino Change Control database
(DOMCHANGE.NSF) on a client or server where the Domino Change Manager task is not running, the
status bar shows success, but the plan does not appear on the replica. After DOMCHANGE.NSF
replicates to the Change Manager server, and the Domino Change Manager processes it, a draft plan
appears on the Change Manager server only. The plan document does not appear on the Domino Change
Control database replica.
NOTE: The Submit dialog box has Help text similar to this in it. It indicates that the plan will appear only
after the request is processed by the Change Manager server.
Administrator Client, Server
'Using LDAP to search a Domain index' is not available
The Lotus Domino Administrator 6 on-line Help includes a topic titled "Using LDAP to search a Domain
index". This feature is not working at the time of this release.
Server
Changes in daylight saving time Notes.INI settings
The Notes.INI setting "DSTlaw" was used for specifying when daylight saving time was observed,
especially on a Domino R5 server on a Unix platform. This was required because a Domino R5 server on
Unix always used a fixed daylight saving period.
However, a Domino 6 server on a Unix OS can synchronize daylight saving time with the OS time zone as
well as a Domino server on a Windows OS, so this setting is no longer required. Even you specify
"DSTlaw" in Notes.INI, the value will be updated with the proper value from the OS. Similarly, the
Notes.INI setting "DST" will be updated to match the current OS setting. These changes apply to Notes
client on Windows/Mac and Domino server on Windows/Unix.
Administrator Client, Server
Correction to Administration Request
The documentation for the administration request "Set user name and enable schedule agent" in the
Administration Requests Appendix is incorrect. The "Triggered by: " information is incomplete. The correct
documentation is as follows:
Set user name and enable schedule agent
The "Set user name and enable schedule agent" request is generated when a user with Editor access to
their mail file sets the "Out of Office" agent.
Triggered by: From Notes client mail file, choose Tools - Out of Office.
Carried out on: The server that the mail client is running on when the user performs the action to
enable the agent.
Carried out: Immediately
Result: Activates the Out of Office agent for the user whose mail file was active when the agent was set.
See Also
Administration process requests
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Administrator Client, Server
Correction to ODS version number
The Upgrade Guide contains a topic "Upgrading Database Format" that includes a table of ODS version
numbers and the corresponding Lotus Notes/Domino release. The last entry in the table should contain an
ODS version number of ODS20. The correct table entry is shown below:
ODS version
Lotus Notes/Domino release
ODS43
N/D 6
ODS41
Release 5
ODS20
Release 4.6
Administrator Client, Server
Creating an Internet cross certificate for server-to-server SSL
This procedure describes a method by which one server can obtain an Internet cross-certificate from
another server, for the purposes of establishing trust - for example, if one server needs to access
Directory Assistance on another server.
1. From the Domino Administrator client, click File - Security - Switch ID. Switch to the server.id file.
2. Click File - Security - User Security and enter the password for the server ID.
3. Click Identity of Others - People, Services.
4. Select "Find out more about people/services" and then click "Retrieve Internet service certificate."
5. Enter the host name of the server to be trusted. Click "Ok" to create the Internet cross certificate.
6. Open the local Name and Address book (usually located in ...\notes\data\names.nsf) and open the
Advanced - Certificates - Internet Cross Certificates view. Select the newly-created cross-certificate
and copy it to the clipboard.
7. Open the Domino Directory on the server that needs to access the trusted server. Open Servers Certificates - Internet Cross Certificates view and paste the cross certificate.
Administrator Client, Server
Cross-domain administration requests - update information
The following additions and clarifications need to be made to the documentation for setting up
cross-domain administration request processing.
Creating a Cross-Domain Configuration document
The topic "Creating a Cross-Domain Configuration document" contains an error. The field-level help in
Step 6 for the field "Domains to submit AdminP request to" should contain the description "The name of
one domain to which the server will send requests." If you need to send AdminP requests to multiple
domains, create a separate Cross-Domain Configuration document for each domain to which you will
send requests.
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Processing administration requests across domains
The documentation should be amended to state that an administration server for the outbound domain
must be set up to allow processing of the outbound requests.
Setting up cross-domain processing of administration requests
The fields on the Connection document that have particular impact on the processing of administration
requests across domains are:
Basics tab - Source server, Source domain, Destination server, and Destination domain fields
Other fields on this document should be set up to allow for replication and communication between source
and destination servers as usual.
Administrator Client, Client, Server
Do not use forward slash (/) when setting SMTP rules
Do not use the forward slash (/) character when setting user- and server-based mail rules. By default, the
forward slash and all text following the forward slash are removed; only the text that precedes the forward
slash remains and is included in the rule.
If you create a rule that includes a backslash, semicolon, comma, asterisk, or quotation mark, an error
message appears indicating that these characters are not allowed. This message does not yet display for
forward slashes, but forward slashes should not be used when setting rules.
Administrator Client, Client, Designer, Server, iNotes Web Access
DST_Begin_Date and DST_End_Date are obsolete in Notes/Domino 6
The Notes.INI setting DST_Begin_Date and DST_End_Date were designed to specify DST boundaries,
but the feature never worked as designed in Notes/Domino R5. In Notes/Domino 6, these Notes.INI
settings are obsolete.
Administrator Client
Error in DOLS documentation
The topic "Copying DOLS design elements into the main database" in the Domino Designer Help and
Domino Administrator Help says you should copy the following files from dolres.ntf into your subscription:
DOLS.GIF, iNotes_bnnr.gif, and servers.gif. These images no longer exist in the Domino 6 dolres.ntf
template.
Administrator Client, Server
F1 help for Server Analysis tab not working correctly
The context sensitive help (F1) on the Domino Administrator Server - Analysis tab does not open the
correct help topic for some of the views. To access the help topic for the Server - Analysis tab, click on the
top area of the tab, and then press F1. Or, for information on server analysis and the views on this tab,
open the Lotus Domino Administrator 6 Help by selecting Help - Help Topics from the Domino
Administrator menu.
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Server
LDAPNAME_UPDATE_SUPPRESS_TIME updates group cache
LDAPNAME_UPDATE_SUPPRESS_TIME
Syntax: LDAPNAME_UPDATE_SUPPRESS_TIME=length of time in 1/100ths of a second
Description: The length of time that entries from an LDAP directory are considered valid in the group
cache (see below for more details). This time is in 1/100ths of a second, so 6000 is one minute, 3000 is 30
sec, and 30000 is 5 minutes, etc.
0 - The behavior is the same as R5, that is updates to the LDAP directory are not detected and the
group cache is flushed based only on updates to the domino directory(ies) which are enabled for group
expansion.
x - If this variable is set to an integer value, this value is interpreted as the lifetime of information from
remote LDAP directories in 1/100ths of a second. Thus, if this value is set to 6000 then the information
from the LDAP server will only be considered valid for 1 minute. If the LDAP server was marked for
group expansion in the DA database this would mean that group cache would be considered stale after
one minute. If the value were set to 60000 entries would expire after 10 minutes, if 360000 they would
expire after 1 hour, etc. Settings below 6000 (3000 if the LDAP server task is running) are probably not
useful as these servers are subject to the same 1 minute (30 seconds if the LDAP server task running)
delay that domino directories are subject to.
No value - If the variable is not set at all, it will default to 360000 (1 hour).
Applies to: Servers
Default: 1 hour
UI equivalent: None
Administrator Client, Server
LSI Notes.ini variables for internationalization
ScriptCountryID
Syntax: ScriptCountryID=two-digit country code
Description: Used only for IME-related functions.
Applies to: Servers, clients
Default: Not present by default; defaults to US (=01)
UI equivalent: None
ScriptLanguageID
Syntax: ScriptCountryID=two-letter language code
Description: Determines the LotusScript resource.dlls that used to display day, month names, date
formats, etc. appropriate for specified locale. Also determines the IDE resource DLL used to to determine
the strings that appear in the IDE user interface.
Applies to: Servers, clients
Default: Not present by default; defaults to English (="en")
UI equivalent: None
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Messages of normal importance and priority evaluate incorrectly
Messages of normal delivery priority and normal importance are evaluated incorrectly. System mail rules
that are designed to take action on messages with high importance or low importance erroneously take
action on messages of normal importance as well. Similarly, mail rules that are designed to take action on
messages with high delivery priority or low delivery priority erroneously take action on messages with
normal delivery priority as well. This is of particular importance if you attempt to filter mail based on
delivery priority or importance.
Administrator Client, Server
New views and processing options in ADMIN4.NSF
Lotus Domino 6 has the following new views in ADMIN4.NSF. These views were finalized after the release
of the Domino 6 documentation.
View
Description
All Requests by Originating Author
The "All Requests by Originating Author" view
displays requests sorted by server name,
administrator name, or user name, according to
how the request was initiated. This view allows
one administrator to monitor the activity of other
administrators in the Administration Requests
database.
All Requests by Time Initiated
The "All Requests by Time Initiated" view sorts
all administration requests by the date and the
time that the request was initiated.
Individual Approval Required
The "Individual Approval Required" view shows
the requests that must be individually approved,
that is, they cannot be approved by selecting
multiple requests in ADMIN4.NSF and clicking
"Approve Selected Requests."
Pending by Age
The "Pending by Age" view shows all requests
that are pending administrator approval, sorted
by the number of days that the request has been
in ADMIN4.NSF awaiting approval. Requests are
sorted in increments such as 7 days, 14 days,
and so forth, up to requests older than 90 days.
Pending by Server
The "Pending by Server" view shows all
requests that are pending administrator
approval, sorted by the name of the server on
which the request will be processed.
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The Administration Requests database also contains some new buttons that you can use to expedite
request processing.
New Processing Option
Description
Remove from View
The "Remove From View" button appears in
the"Administration Attention Required," "All
Errors by Date" and "All Errors by Server" views
in ADMIN4.NSF and is used to remove one or
more requests from these views after an
administrator has attended to the warning or
reported error. Select the request that you want
to remove from the view and click "Remove
From View."
Reprocess Selected Requests
The "Reprocess Selected Requests" button
appears in the "All Errors by Date" and "All
Errors by Server" views in ADMIN4.NSF and is
used to reprocess one or more requests that
previously failed during processing. Select the
requests that you want to reprocess and click
"Reprocess Selected Requests."
Complete Move for selected entries
The "Complete Move for selected entries" button
appears in the "Name Move Requests" view of
ADMIN4.NSF and is used to complete a move to
another hierarchy for one of more requests. If
multiple requests are selected, the destination
hierarchy must be the same for all of them.
Select the requests that you want to complete
and click "Reprocess Move for selected entries."
Administrator Client, Server
POP3 Session statistics on Linux reporting incorrect values
On Linux, POP3 Session statistics for active and peak session are reporting the statistic for Total sessions
instead of the active and peak sessions.
Administrator Client
Renaming roaming users
Users can no longer request a name change via the Send Mail option in the User Security dialog box.
Instead, users must notifiy their administrators of the change, and administrators must use adminp, via the
Domino Directory, to execute the name change.
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Users formerly had the option of sending a safe copy of their ID to the administrator to re-certify. The
problem with this method is that, when the user accepts this recertified safe copy back into their ID file,
then replication doesn't occur properly and the user Personal Name and Address book is not updated with
the ID containing the new name. When the user closes down Notes and then re-opens it, a dialog box
appears stating "An invalid or nonexistent document" and Notes then proceeds to close, leaving the user
unable to use their Notes client on the machine.
Administrator Client, Server
Restriction to configuring system mail rules
System mail rules cannot be configured from within the "Messaging Settings" view on the Configuration
tab in the Domino Administrator. To configure system mail rules, use the Configurations view or the Server
view that are also on the Configuration tab in the Domino Administrator.
For more information on system mail rules, see the chapter "Customizing the Domino Mail System" in the
Domino Administrator documentation or see the topic "Setting Server Mail Rules" in the Domino
Administrator online help.
Administrator Client, Server
Set Secure server command - Correction
After you password-protect the console, you can not use the Load, Tell, Exit, Quit, and Set Configuration
server commands or other programs that aren't run automatically through Program documents in the
Domino Directory or through the NOTES.INI file. Console security remains in effect until you clear the
password by entering a second Set Secure command with the same password.
Administrator Client, Server
Show Memory server command - documentation update
The Show Memory server command documentation, in the Server Commands appendix, states that the
Show Memory command returns information in bytes. That is incorrect. Available memory is shown in
megabytes. The documentation should appear as follows:
Syntax: Show Memory
Description: On a Domino server the Show Memory server command displays the amount of RAM
available, plus the amount of swap memory available on the boot drive of the Domino server. If the
number shown here and the number shown when you enter a Show Diskspace command are almost
equal, the server may need more RAM.
Examples:
Show Memory -- The server responds with a message such as:
Memory Available (including virtual): 12.17578125 Mbytes
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Administrator Client, Server
TRANSLOG_Style Notes.INI setting includes Linear style
The Notes.INI setting TRANSLOG_Style includes a Linear style. Use Linear logging if the size of the log
needed between full database backup intervals is greater than 4GB (the maximum with circular logging),
and you are not using archive media. Use TRANSLOG_Style=2 for Linear logging.
For more information on the TRANSLOG_Style setting, see the Notes.INI appendix in the Domino 6
Administrator on-line Help.
Administrator Client, Server
Updated description for SMTPDebugIO Notes.INI setting
SMTPDebugIO
Syntax: SMTPDebugIO=value
Description: Enables the logging of all data sent and received by the SMTP task. Logging is cumulative;
each level provides all information as described for previous levels when value is greater than 1.
0 - No logging of I/O
1 - Number of bytes sent and received during various stages of SMTP conversation
3 - Logs all data received by the SMTP task, including SMTP commands received and responses sent
4 - RFC822 data (message data)
Caution Use SMTPDebugIO only when necessary and disable it again as soon as possible. It can cause
the log file to grow very large, and logs the contents of received messages.
Applies to: Servers
Administrator Client, Server
Using transform files for end-user installations
The Domino Administrator online documentation contains the topic "Using transform files for end-user
installations." The subtopic "User interface (UI) installation" is correct. The subtopic "Silent install" should
begin with the number 1 as the first step in the procedure, not the number 3.
The procedure should appear as follows:
Silent install
1. Change directory to the install directory that contains both the Lotus Notes 6.msi and the transform,
*.mst, files
2.
Do one of these:
l
If you want to install to the default Program and Data directories, enter this command from the
command line:
msiexec /i "Lotus Notes 6.msi" /qn TRANSFORMS="custom.mst"
l
If you want to overwrite the default Program and Data directories with the ones you specify,
enter this command from the command line:
msiexec /i "Lotus Notes 6.msi" /qn INSTALLDIR=C:\Test
DATADIR=C:\Test\Data TRANSFORMS="custom.mst"
For more information on silent installations, see Automating client installation.
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Administrator Client
You must be assigned the UserCreator role to register a user
The topic "Using administration roles in the Domino Directory ACL" states the following:
"...an administrator who does not have the UserCreator role can still use the User Registration
program to register a user."
This statement is incorrect. Registering a user through the User Registration program requires the
UserCreator role.
Administrator Client, Server
"Dbcache Disable" and "Dbcache Show" server commands
Dbcache Disable
Syntax: Dbcache Disable
Description: The database cache keeps databases open. Use this command to disable the database
cache when you need exclusive access to a file that might be in the database cache. For example, to run
an application such as a virus checker or backup software, disable the cache. To re-enable the dbcache,
restart the server.
Dbcache Show
Syntax: Dbcache Show
Description: Displays the names of the databases currently in the cache. Use this command to see if the
database cache has a database open. Applications that cannot get exclusive access to a database may
fail if the database is in the database cache.
Administrator Client, Server
"Grace Period" and "Kit Type" fields don't exist
In the "Creating a Lotus Notes Smart Upgrade desktop policy settings document" Help document, a
reference is made to the "Grace Period" and "Kit Type" fields.
The "Grace Period" field was renamed to "Upgrade Deadline" for Domino 6. This field is part of the
Desktop Settings form for Policies. It allows administrators to set a date by which users, for whom the
Policy applies, will be required to select the "Upgrade Now" button on the Smart Upgrade window when it
is displayed.
The "Kit Type" field was removed from the Smart Upgrade kit document form, because Notes 6 no longer
distinguishes between a Full client and a Lite client.
Administrator Client, Server
"My Reservations" private view must be rebuilt
The private view "My Reservations" in the Resource Reservations database needs to be rebuilt due to a
recent design change. Delete your existing "My Reservations" view from the database and let Notes 6
re-create it with the latest design.
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Domino Designer Help
Designer
Windows 95 - Designer client not available
Please note that the Domino Designer client is not available on the Windows 95 platform; only the Notes
client is available for Windows 95. Any reference to Windows 95 in the Lotus Domino 6 Designer Help is
incorrect.
For a complete list of supported platforms, please see "Notes and Domino 6 platforms and system
requirements" in the 'Things you need to know' chapter of these release notes.
Server
The R5 URL command "?OpenServer" is no longer supported
The R5 URL command "?OpenServer" returned a list of all the databases on the target server. For
example, if the user entered this request into a browser:
http://www.betafour.com/?OpenServer
or the abbreviated form:
http://www.betafour.com/?Open
the server would return a list of all Domino databases on www.betafour.com. In R5 the Web site
administrator can disable the "?OpenServer" command by setting the Server record option "Allow HTTP
clients to browse databases" to No.
As part of an overall effort to harden Domino against cyberattacks, the "?OpenServer" command has been
removed entirely, starting with Domino 6. If you still require the functionality of the "?OpenServer"
command you can implement the LotusScript agent solution discussed in the Lotus Developer Domain
article 'An alternative to the "?OpenServer" URL command'. You can download the agent from the Lotus
Developer Domain Sandbox, and customize it for your specific requirements.
Server
The R5 URL object $defaultNav is no longer supported
In R5, the special object $defaultNav could be used in an ?OpenNavigator URL to obtain a list of all views
in a database. For example, the following URL:
http://www.betafour.com/sales.nsf/$defaultNav?OpenNavigator
would return a list of all views in sales.nsf.
As part of the overall effort to harden Domino from cyberattacks, the $defaultNav object has been
removed, starting with Domino 6. If you are maintaining R5 servers, please note that $defaultNav is also
scheduled to be removed from R5.0.10.
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Designer
Clarifying documentation for @GetViewInfo
When using the [IsCalViewTimeSlotOn] keyword for the @GetViewInfo parameter, the following should be
noted:
-
This Keyword is not designed to determine whether the user has turned Time Slots on or not.
-
The parameter checks for the Time Slots to the left in the Day View of the Calendar (One and Two
Days). For all other views, it will return False (0).
Designer
Displaying "hover" text for view icons
For enhanced accessibility and usability of applications, when a user hovers the mouse pointer over a
view icon, the icon image name displays. This feature is enabled as a user preference on the Notes client.
The following are some guidelines to consider when using view icons in an application:
l
If you designate an existing view icon by number, the default icon description displays.
l
When creating custom icons for use in view columns, assign meaningful image names because the
names will be used as the hover text.
l
If there are multiple icons in a column, hovering the mouse pointer over the icons displays as many
icon descriptions as will fit across the user's screen.
The following table lists the icons and the hover text that corresponds to each icon, by number:
Icon #
Icon
Icon Name
1
Document Blue Icon
2
Unopened Folder Icon
3
Person Icon
4
Group Icon
5
Paperclip Icon
6
Interwoven Icon
7
Animal Icon
8
Search Icon
9
Electronic signal Icon
10
Reminder Icon
11
Information Icon
12
Pencil Icon
13
Picture Icon
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Icon #
Icon
Icon Name
14
Chart Icon
15
Sound Icon
16
Microphone Icon
17
Graphic Icon
18
Green Display Icon
19
Table Icon
20
Text Icon
21
Multiple Documents Icon
22
Two Documents Icon
23
News Icon
24
Red Book Icon
25
Address Book Icon
26
Open Book Icon
27
Closed Book Icon
28
White Book Icon
29
Torn Yellow Page Icon
30
Torn Blue Page Icon
31
Light Bulb On Icon
32
Light Bulb Off Icon
33
Refresh Icon
34
Eyeglasses on document Icon
35
Eyeglasses on document with checkmark Icon
36
Thumbs up on document Icon
37
Green checkmark on document Icon
38
Red X on document Icon
39
Question mark on document Icon
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Icon #
Icon
Icon Name
40
Exclamation mark on document Icon
41
Document Yellow Icon
42
Reponse Yellow Document Icon
43
Response Blue Document Icon
44
Phone Icon
45
Active Phone Icon
46
Computer terminal Icon
47
Fax Icon
48
CD-ROM Icon
49
Floppy Disk Icon
50
Diskette Icon
51
Hard Drive Icon
52
Network Icon
53
Computer Icon
54
Server Icon
55
Connection Icon
56
Eyeglasses Icon
57
Write Icon
58
Draft Icon
59
Currency Icon
60
Coins Icon
61
Key Icon
62
Padlock Icon
63
Calendar Icon
64
Clock Icon
65
Alarm Icon
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Icon #
Icon
Icon Name
66
Flying Icon
67
Satellite Icon
68
Briefcase Icon
69
Home Icon
70
Globe Icon
71
Health Icon
72
Finance Icon
73
Transportation Icon
74
Flame Icon
75
Manufacturing Icon
76
Utilities Icon
77
Telecommunications Icon
78
Construction Icon
79
Hourglass Icon
80
Banned Icon
81
Red X Icon
82
Green checkmark Icon
83
Thumbs Up Icon
84
Thumbs Down Icon
85
Happy Face Icon
86
Neutral Face Icon
87
Sad Face Icon
88
Lukewarm Icon
89
Warm Icon
90
Very Hot Icon
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Icon #
Icon
Icon Name
91
Bomb Icon
92
Stop Sign Icon
93
Red Traffic signal Icon
94
Yellow Traffic signal Icon
95
Green Traffic signal Icon
96
Positive Icon
97
Negative Icon
98
Red Diamond Icon
99
Green Diamond Icon
100
Blue Diamond Icon
101
Red Up Arrow Icon
102
Red Down Arrow Icon
103
Red Left Arrow Icon
104
Red Right Arrow Icon
105
Green Up Arrow Icon
106
Green Down Arrow Icon
107
Green Left Arrow Icon
108
Green Right Arrow Icon
109
Blue Up Arrow Icon
110
Blue Down Arrow Icon
111
Blue Left Arrow Icon
112
Blue Right Arrow Icon
113
Blue Display Icon
114
Green Ball Icon
115
Red Ball Icon
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Icon #
Icon
Icon Name
116
Brown Ball Icon
117
Blue Ball Icon
118
Dark Blue Ball Icon
119
Purple Ball Icon
120
Yellow Ball Icon
121
Unopened White Envelope Icon
122
Unopened Yellow Envelope Icon
123
Unopened Blue Envelope Icon
124
Unopened Red Envelope Icon
125
Opened White Envelope Icon
126
Opened Yellow Envelope Icon
127
Opened Blue Envelope Icon
128
Opened Red Envelope Icon
129
White Envelope Back Icon
130
Yellow Envelope Back Icon
131
Red Envelope Back Icon
132
White Invitation Icon
133
Yellow Invitation Icon
134
Red Invitation Icon
135
Lotus 123 Icon
136
Word Processing Document Icon
137
Presentation Icon
138
Lotus Approach Icon
139
Video Camera Icon
140
Workflow Document Icon
141
Microsoft Excel Icon
142
Microsoft Word Icon
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Icon #
Icon
Icon Name
143
Microsoft Powerpoint Icon
144
Pie Chart Icon
145
Visio Icon
146
Winter Icon
147
Spring Icon
148
Summer Icon
149
Fall Icon
150
Exclamation Point Icon
151
Number 1 Icon
152
Number 2 Icon
153
Number 3 Icon
154
Number 4 Icon
155
Number 5 Icon
156
Cooking Icon
157
Thumbs down on document Icon
158
Handshake Icon
159
Gold Star Icon
160
Person waving hand Icon
161
Widget Icon
162
Question Icon
163
Confidential Icon
164
Encrypted Mail Icon
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Designer
DTD element changes and additions
Finding the Domino.dtd
There are two copies of the Domino document type definition in Notes 6. These can be found, assuming
Designer was installed using the standard default locations, in the Lotus/Notes/xmlschemas directory. The
two DTDs are:
File name
Description
domino_6_0.dtd
Latest, most up-to-date version of the domino.dtd.
domino_6_0_M14.dtd
The domino.dtd version released with the Release Candidate
version of Notes. This is supplied for backward compatibility with
DXL created by earlier versions of the DXL exporter. A copy of
this DTD can also be found in the Lotus/Notes directory, entitled
"domino.dtd."
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A correction to the attachmentref element
The following definition of the attachmentref element is incorrect:
"Represents a reference to a file attachment to be imported. Once the attachment is imported, it is stored
as a $File item. A file that is imported as an attachmentref element is represented by a $File item if it is
then exported. An attachmentref element will not display in the resulting dxl of an export operation.
Each file attachment associated with a note is stored with that note as a $File item. This element enables
you to import a file by reference rather than importing it as a $File item. You can define the file as an
attachmentref and specify its path and file name."
The correct definition of an attachmentref element is as follows:
"Represents a reference to a file attachment. Once the attachment is imported, it is stored as a $File item.
The path attribute of an attachmentref can only be imported. The path attribute of an attachmentref
element does not display in the DXL resulting from an export operation, but an additional $File item does.
The path attribute of the attachmentref element enables you to import a file by reference, supplying its
path and file name, and store it as a $File item, rather than importing it as a $File item."
A correction to the acl element
The third attribute of the acl element is adminservermaymodify (which has
%acl.adminservermaymodify; entity as its type), not adminreaderauthor.
An addition to the form element
The form element also contains the attribute conflictaction, which has the following syntax:
conflictaction
%form.conflictactions;
"createconflicts"
The conflictaction attribute defines how to handle it when a document is edited by two people at the
same time. The options are defined in the %form.conflictactions; entity.
The form.conflictactions entity has the following syntax:
<!ENTITY % form.conflictactions " createconflicts | donotcreateconflicts |
mergeconflicts | mergenoconflicts " >
The options can be set in the Conflict Handling section on the Info tab of the Form Properties box and are
defined as follows:
createconflicts
Creates replication conflicts for any documents edited by more than one person at one time. One
document becomes the main document and the other becomes a conflict document that appears as
response document to the main document and displays with a grey diamond in the view to indicate that a
conflict exists.
donotcreateconflicts
No conflict documents are created. Domino chooses one document over another. The other document is
lost.
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mergeconflicts
If a replication conflict occurs, Domino saves one document, incorporating in it all the changes made in
each copy of the document. If the same field was changed by both users, Domino creates a conflict
document that displays as a response document to the merged document and contains the other version
of the changed field.
mergenoconflicts
If a replication conflict occurs, Domino saves one document, incorporating in it all the changes made in
each copy of the document. If the same field was changed by both users, Domino chooses one change
over another. The other change is lost.
Designer
JSP tag library updates
Following are the updates and additions to the JSP tag library:
Updates
attachments tag
The inotes6.cab file must be available to the Web application server. The server must be able to find and
reference this file for the tag to function properly.
Running the Lotus Notes Domino and WebSphere Web application servers on the same machine is
supported on the Windows 2000 platform only.
Additions
deleteattachment tag
Deletes the selected attachment. The HTML that this tag generates displays wherever the tag is situated
on the page.
Note: This tag can only be used if there is an attachmentlist tag on the page and it is only enabled if
the enabledelete attribute of the attachmentlist tag is set to true. If the current user does not have
permission to delete attachments, this tag is not enabled.
Contexts
Valid in:
attachmentlist, form
Syntax
<domino:deleteattachment
text="button label"
showdisabled="true|false"
debug="true|false"
onfailure="inline|exception"
time="true|false"
The standard HTML tag attributes listed below>
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Attributes
The following attributes are optional:
text
Text for button label. If not specified, displays the body of the tag as a label. If no body exists, defaults
to the text Delete attachment. To localize the text, supply replacement arguments using the msg tag in
the body of the deleteattachment tag. This button only displays if the attachmentlist tag's
enabledelete attribute is set to true.
showdisabled
Indicates whether or not the Delete attachment button should be visible when it is not enabled. If true,
and if the current user does not have permission to delete an attachment, the Delete attachment button
will appear greyed out or disabled. If false, the button will not display at all. If you want to display the
button using an icon instead, include an HTML <img> tag referencing an image file in the body of the
tag. Include a disabled image using the docnavimg tag. Default is false.
See the Common Domino JSP tag attributes section for definitions of debug, onfailure, and time.
HTML Attributes
See the Common HTML tag attributes section for definitions of the following standard HTML tag attributes:
accesskey
class
lang
name
style
tabindex
title
Designer
Missing Help for the Control tab of the Field Properties box
If you are creating a dialog list, checkbox, radio button, or combobox field, the F1 online Help for the
Control tab of the Field Properties box is missing information:
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For information on Display settings, see the topic "Creating fields to display list of choices" in the
chapter "Designing Fields."
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For information on Choices settings, see the topic "Generating choices for lists" in the chapter
"Designing Fields."
Designer
Programmable tables
Following are a couple of notes missing from the Designer documentation on programmable tables:
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When you create programmable tables, the HTML tags used by $<table-name> fields are
case-sensitive.
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If you have difficulty getting rows in programmable tables to switch when the document is in Read
mode, consider the following example:
To switch rows in Edit mode:
1. Create a programmable table with two rows (tabs).
2. Add a field named $<TableName> to a form.
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3. Add an action button to the form so that the user can change which row is displayed. The formula
for the action button is:
FIELD $<TableName>:="<RowName>";
@Command([RefreshHideFormulas])
To switch rows in Read mode:
1. Write code so that the document currently in Read mode switches into Edit mode.
2. Then, add the formula for the action button you were using in Edit mode.
Designer
Restricting access to categorized main topics, but not responses
If you categorize a view, and then restrict access to the categorized main topic documents but not to the
response documents, users who cannot see the categorized main topic documents will still see
categorized response documents.
Designer
Syntax for database reference in computed Named Element
There is an apparent inconsistency with the way the Notes formula language references a database and
the way a computed reference to a Named Element references a database. Note that in each case the
database reference is interpreted correctly.
The Notes formula language syntax for a database reference is "server":"path\\filename" so that a
database reference looks like this:
"Zinfandel":"mail\\psmith.nsf" (or "":"localdb.nsf" for a local database)
However, if you create an outline entry or link hotspot (or anything else that can define a reference to a
named element) and then make the reference computed, the database formula looks like this:
"CN=ZINFANDEL/OU=CAM/O=Notes!!mail/PSmith.nsf"
Designer
Using Domino Connection Resources (DCRs)
In order to successfully use a Domino Connection Resource (DCR) to connect to a back-end database
you must have "Domino Enterprise Connection Services (DECS)" installed as part of your Designer/Notes
client installation.
Designer
Do not use the NoteID in URL command syntax
For improved security, Notes/Domino 6 does not support the use of NoteID to identify documents in URL
command syntax. Use an object's universal identifier (UNID) instead.
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Designer
Don't use LotusScript BP functions with alternate charset
The BP functions, InputBP, InstrBP, LeftBP, RightBP, LenBP, MidBP assume platform character set. Use
of alternate character sets with these functions is not supported.
Designer
Programmable color for view columns
In addition to the information provided in the Domino Designer on-line Help, the following should be noted
by those who use color columns in a view:
Multiple color columns may be defined in a view. The colors set in a particular column will be applied to all
columns to the right of that color column until the end of the line, or until another color column is
encountered.
Designer
Update to "Using HTML on a page, form or subform" doc
The "To convert pages, forms or subforms into HTML" section (part 3) should be updated to describe the
fact that the "About converting to HTML" dialog box will initially appear every time the user choses
Edit->Convert to HTML. If the user clicks the "Do not show this message again" checkbox, the dialog box
will not appear again.
Designer
Updating View Selection Condition if a form alias changes
The issue described below applies if the view selection criteria has been specified using the "Add
Condition" button, and the condition specified is "By form".
If the form has an alias added to it, or if the alias is changed, the condition needs to be deleted from, and
then re-added to the view. The original condition will search for the form name (if the original form did not
have an alias) or the previous alias (if the alias has been changed). New documents created with the form
will be tagged with the new alias name, and will not appear in the view until the condition is updated to pick
up the new alias name.
Note: The same is true if the form does not have an alias and the form name changes, but this is a more
obvious scenario than the one described above.
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Service Provider
Administrator Client, Server
Domino IIOP supported in Domino 6 for hosted environments
Domino 6 now supports Domino IIOP (DIIOP) in a hosted environment.
DIIOP, the server task that the CORBA-remoted Domino Objects use, has been substantially rewritten to
improve its performance and scalability. The new task now uses the same code for network operations as
some of the other server tasks, for example POP3, LDAP, and IMAP. Consequently, DIIOP now also
takes advantage of the same thread pooling algorithms, and will use I/O completion ports on the
supported platforms.
In this release, the DIIOP task and the CORBA-remoted Domino Objects have support for Internet Sites. A
Service Provider can configure DIIOP to run in an environment where multiple independent organizations
are hosted on a Domino server.
DIIOP and Hosted Organization Registration
When registering a hosted organization, you may enter an IP address or host name in the IIOP
Host/Address field on the Internet panel of the Register Hosted Organization interface. When you add an
entry to that field and complete the remaining entries required during hosted organization registration, the
Domino IIOP Internet Site document appears.
If you have multiple Domino servers that you want to use to host DIIOP for the same hosted organization,
each Domino server must have its own, unique Domino IIOP Site document.
Complete this document as described here.
1
Complete these fields on the Basics tab:
Field
Enter
Descriptive name for
this site
A name for this site that enables you to differentiate it from all others that
you create. The default is a combination of the hosted organization name
with the type of site document appended. For example, a Domino IIOP
site with a hosted organization name of Acme would be Acme IIOP site.
Organization
The organization name must match the O= portion of the "Issued To"
field in the Certifier document. The organization name appears in
numerous documents.
Host names or
addresses mapped to
this site
Host names or IP addresses that the site can handle. When the Domino
server receives a request from a browser, the server scans the Internet
Sites view to locate a match. The first Domino IIOP site that matches the
host name or IP address, is the site that is used.
Note: The first host name or IP address that is on this list will be used to
advertise DIIOP's service when creating diiop_ior.txt. For this reason, it is
recommended that each Domino server have its own Internet site
document.
Domino servers that
host this site
The name(s) of the Domino server(s) that are used to host this site. You
can enter one server name, several server names, or you can designate
all servers by entering an * (asterisk).
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2. Complete these fields on the Security tab:
Field
Enter
TCP Anonymous
This field displays for the Domino IIOP Site document, the Directory Site
document and the SMTP Site document. Choose one:
Name and password TCP Authentication
Anonymous - SSL
Authentication
•
Yes to allow anonymous access to the protocol server.
•
No to prohibit anonymous access to the protocol server.
Choose one:
•
Yes to allow authentication based on a user's name and Internet
password.
•
No to prohibit authentication based on the user's name and
password. If you choose No for TCP authentication, SSL
authentication, TCP anonymous access you effectively prohibit
access to your protocol server.
Choose one:
•
Yes to allow users to access the Domino IIOP site without using a
name and password.
•
No to deny users anonymous access.
If both Name & password and Anonymous are selected and anonymous
access is allowed to the database, then the Domino IIOP site connects
the user with anonymous access.
Name & password SSL Authentication
Choose one:
•
Yes to allow name and password SSL authentication for access to
the protocol server.
•
No to prohibit name and password SSL authentication to obtain
access to the protocol server.
3. Complete these fields on the Administration tab:
Field
Enter
Owners
Select the owner of the Site document from the drop down list.
Administrators
Select the administrator of the Site document from the drop down list.
Note: See the "Setting up a hosted organization topic" in the Service Provider section of the Domino
Administrator online help for information on registering a hosted organization.
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Administrator Client
Some Domino Admin tools available only with Service Provider
The Domino service provider software contains a Hosted Organization - Create tool and a Hosted
Organization - Delete tool on the tools pane in the Configuration tab of the Domino administrator. Refer to
the Service Provider portion of the Domino Administrator online help for instructions on how to use each
tool.
The Configuration tab on the Domino Administrator does not contain tools to register an organization, nor
does it contain the tool to register an organization unit. Organizations and organization units are not
supported in a Domino hosted environment.
Administrator Client, Server
Netscape POP3 clients in a hosted environment
If a hosted organization is part of a configuration utilizing one single shared IP address, Netscape POP3
clients must replace the @ with a colon (:) when entering an Internet e-mail address as a username.
For example, if a user's email Internet address is [email protected], the user would enter
msmith:acme.com
Administrator Client
New views categorized by hosted organization name
From the Domino Administrator, there are three new categorized views available. They are:
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People by Category
Groups by Category
Mail-in Databases and Resources by Category
Open one of the above views to see categorized information.
Opening the new categorized views
1. From the Domino Administrator, open the Domino Directory (NAMES.NSF)
The People by Category and Groups by Category views reside directly beneath the People and
Groups views, respectively.
2. To access the Mail-in Databases and Resources by Category views, click Server - Mail-in Databases
and Resources view.
Administrator Client
Upgrade to Service Provider software impact on Site documents
If you upgrade your Service Provider software from an earlier release of Domino 6, you will need to update
the information in the "Domino servers that host this site" field on the Basics tab of the Internet Site
documents. In previous releases, the entry in this field was only available to the Web Site documents, so it
may not have been updated for Internet Site documents.
1. From the Domino Administrator, open the Domino Directory (NAMES.NSF).
2. Choose Server - Internet Sites.
3. Select the Internet Site or Web Site document you want to edit. By default, site documents are sorted
by hosted organization name.
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4. Click Edit document.
5. On the Basics tab, locate the "Domino servers that host this site" field. If the field is empty, enter the
server name, for example, server1/orgname, or enter an asterisk (*) for all servers.
6. Click Save and Close.
Administrator Client, Server
Prevent users from viewing ADMIN4.NSF in a hosted environment
By default, access to the Administration Requests database (ADMIN4.NSF) is set to "Author" for hosted
organization administrators and for -Default-. With this level of access, anyone with a Notes ID at a hosted
organization can open ADMIN4.NSF with a Notes client and view user activity in the database. This is a
security risk.
To prevent users at a hosted organization site from accessing ADMIN4.NSF, do the following:
1 As the service provider administrator, open ADMIN4.NSF and select File - Database - Properties.
2. Select the i Tab and click User Detail.
3. In the User Activity interface, select the check box "Activity is confidential."
4. Click OK. Click X to close out of Properties.
Administrator Client, Server
Security - Limit access to ADMIN4.NSF in a hosted environment
By default, access to the Administration Requests database (ADMIN4.NSF) is set to "Author" for hosted
organization administrators and for -Default-. It is not necessary that anyone at a hosted organization site
have access to ADMIN4.NSF. With this level of access, anyone with a Notes ID at a hosted organization
can open ADMIN4.NSF with a Notes client. They can then view user activity in the database. This is a
security risk.
To prevent users at a hosted organization site from accessing ADMIN4.NSF, do the following:
1. As the service provider administrator, open ADMIN4.NSF and select File - Database - Properties.
2. Select the i Tab and click User Detail.
3. In the User Activity interface, select the check box "Activity is confidential."
4. Click OK. Click X to close out of Properties.
DECS Documentation
Administrator Client, Client, Designer, Server
DECS Administrator Documentation
The online Installation and User Guide (decsdoc6.nsf) for DECS describes functionality that is available in
Lotus Domino 6.
Please also see the section entitled "DECS Operational Considerations" in the "Troubleshooting" section
of these Release Notes.
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Client
ISO Latin-6 (ISO-8859-10) is not supported
The Character Set appendix of the Lotus Connector LotusScript Extensions Guide (lsxlc6.nsf) indicates
that the ISO Latin-6 (ISO-8859-10) Nordic language set is supported. It is not.
Administrator Client, Server
Additional DECS Guide availability
The following Domino Enterprise Connection Services (DECS) guides are available from the Lotus
Developer Domain (LDD) at http://www.lotus.com/ldd.
Book Title
Pre-Domino 6 filename
Domino 6 filename
Domino Connection Services (DECS) Installation
and User Guide
decsdoc.nsf
decsdoc6.nsf
Lotus Connectors and Connectivity Guide
lccon.nsf
lccon6.nsf
Lotus Connector LotusScript Extensions Guide
lsxlc.nsf
lsxlc6.nsf
Note: Pre-Domino 6 title is DECS User Guide
Domino Designer Programming Guide
Designer
Writing named element formulas
The following are steps defining how to write a named element formula:
To write a named element formula
1. In the Content section of the Frame, Outline Entry, or Hotspot Properties box, select "Named Element"
in the Type field, then click the @ button. The Edit Named Element Formula dialog box displays.
2. In the "Formula for kind of named element" field, enter either a formula that returns a named element
type, or the type of named element you want to access (Form, View, etc.) in quotation marks. "Page"
is the default named element type.
3. In the "Formula for database" field, enter either a formula that returns a database name, or the name
of the database you want to access in quotation marks. Include the .nsf extension.
4. In the "Formula for name of named element" field, enter either a formula that returns the name of a
named element, or the name of a named element in quotation marks.
For example, if you want a Hotspot link to link to either a page called "Web Customer Info" if the current
user is a Web-user, or a form called "Customer Info" otherwise, enter the following in the Edit Named
Element Formula dialog box:
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In the "Formula for kind of named element" field, enter @If(@Contains(@UserName;"Anonymous");
"Page";"Form")
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In the Formula for database field, enter "customers.nsf"
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In the Formula for name of named element field, enter @If(@Contains(@UserName;"Anonymous");
"Web Customer Info";"Customer Info")
Designer
@Version return value for Domino 6
@Version returns a value of 190 or greater for Domino 6.
Note: This value may increase because it represents the final build number for the finished product, which
cannot be determined until product completion.
Designer
Document and design element locks (LotusScript classes)
The LotusScript documentation on locks (for agents, documents, forms, and views) should state that they
do not work on the Web, for example, if you try lock and unlock a document in WebQueryOpen and
WebQuerySave.
Designer
Document.replaceItemValueCustomDataBytes
Syntax is wrong (missing "Bytes"). Should read:
public void replaceItemValueCustomDataBytes(String itemname, String datatypename,
byte[] bytearray)
throws NotesException
throws java.io.IOException
Designer
Item.setValueCustomDataBytes
Syntax is wrong (missing "Bytes"). Should be:
public void setValueCustomDataBytes(String datatypename, Byte bytearray)
throws NotesException
throws java.io.IOException
Designer
Item.setValueDouble, setValueInteger, setValueString, setNames
Syntax is wrong (omits return value of void). Should be:
public void setValueDouble(double value)
throws NotesException
public void setValueInteger(int value)
throws NotesException
public void setValueString(String value)
throws NotesException
public void setNames(boolean flag)
throws NotesException
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Designer
NotesDatabase
The Usage section indicates that a script running on a server cannot open a database on another server.
This is not true. You can open a database on another server if it is on the current server's list of trusted
servers.
Designer
NotesDatabase.FilePath
The note about the server name being returned in some cases should be removed. This is not true.
Designer
NotesDocument.Send
The documentation for the attachForm parameter should note that where the form uses a computed
subform, only the subform to which the sent document computes is attached. If the document later
computes to another subform, that subform may not be present in which case an error occurs.
Designer
NotesNoteCollection.Add
The parameter can also be a NotesForm object.
Designer
NotesRegistration.GetUserInfo
The integer value returned for the mail system is 1 less than specified in the Person document in the
Domino Directory. The documentation should be corrected as follows:
Mail System
Code
Notes
0
cc:Mail
1
Other Internet Mail
4
POP or IMAP
5
X400
3
Other
2
None
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Designer
NotesRichTextDoclink, Section, and Table examples
Many of the examples for NotesRichTextDoclink, NotesRichTextSection, and NotesRichTextTable contain
one of the following lines of incorrect code:
If Not rtnav.GetFirstElement(RTELEM_TYPE_DOCLINK) Then
If Not rtnav.GetFirstElement(RTELEM_TYPE_SECTION) Then
If Not rtnav.GetFirstElement(RTELEM_TYPE_TABLE) Then
The return value of GetFirstElement is an object and cannot be tested as a boolean.
Correct this code by substituting "Find" for "Get":
If Not rtnav.FindFirstElement(RTELEM_TYPE_DOCLINK) Then
If Not rtnav.FindFirstElement(RTELEM_TYPE_SECTION) Then
If Not rtnav.FindFirstElement(RTELEM_TYPE_TABLE) Then
Ensure that the code contains a later line of code to get the object:
Set rtlink = rtnav.GetElement
Set rts = rtnav.GetElement
Set rtt = rtnav.GetElement
Designer
NotesRichTextItem.BeginSection
The documentation should note that you cannot create a section for existing text.
Designer
NotesRichTextItem.EndSection
Syntax is wrong. Says EndInsert instead of EndSection.
Designer
NotesRichTextNavigator.SetCharOffset
Should note that the offset cannot be negative. You cannot back up in a rich text stream.
Designer
NotesRichTextRange.FindAndReplace
The following options are missing from the documentation:
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RT_REPL_PRESERVECASE (8) to set the case of the first character of the replacement string the
same as the string found by the search.
The documentation should note that a range is reset after a FindAndReplace operation, except for the
default range.
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Designer
NotesXMLProcessor.SetInput and SetOutput
These methods should note the following:
You cannot explicitly read or write a NotesStream object associated with a file prior to using it for XML
input or output. For example, if you write to a file then use it for XML input, you must close and reopen the
NotesStream object.
Designer
@GetFocusTable - where to use it
The @GetFocusTable function works when used in a form's OnHelp event.
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Calendar and Scheduling Interoperability
Client
Calendar and scheduling interoperability: R4 and Notes 6
Following are the calendar and scheduling interoperability issues between R4 and Notes 6 users:
Repeating Meetings
Some general rules about reschedule notices for repeating meetings when an R4 chair/participant is
involved
1. You must add the invitation to your calendar before processing any reschedules. See number 3 below
for an explanation.
2. Reschedules must be processed in the order received, as a reschedule adjusts each calendar entry
by an offset, not an absolute value (also known as the Delta Shift Model). Applying them out of order
may cause undesirable results. See number 3 below for more information.
3. Reschedules are keyed off a particular repeat instance. This instance must appear on the Calendar in
order for the reschedule to be applied. To determine the instance in question:
-
The reschedule's StartDateTime and EndDateTime fields should match the repeat instance's
StartDateTime and EndDateTime fields.
-
In addition, the repeat instance will have a Form field with the value of Appointment and the
CalendarDateTime field should be the same as StartDateTime field. The Form field differentiates
the document from a workflow notice. The presence of a CalendarDateTime field causes the
document to display in the Calendar views.
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The reschedule will either be a child document of the repeat instance, or a child of the same
parent as the repeat instance (the reschedule and repeat instance are sibling documents).
Recommended upgrade to Domino 6 servers
We recommend that you place all replicas for mail files based on the R4 mail template, on to Domino 6
servers. There have been a number of improvements made in Notes 6 for calendar and scheduling
functions. Moving your R4 template-based users to Domino 6 servers improves their calendar experience,
until their client and mail templates can be upgraded to Notes 6.
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The following tables outline some of the features available to R4 mail clients running on an Domino 6
server:
Notes 6.0 Chair
4.6 Invitee with 4.6 Server
4.6 Invitee with 6.0 Server
Invite and re-schedule
repeating meetings
Not available
Available unless messages are encrypted.
Add Invitee to Repeat
Meeting - All
Not available
Available with the following limitation:
On the invitation form in the section entitled
"Repeating meeting information", the line
beginning with "This meeting repeats" will
have missing dates. However, the following
line, "Meeting Dates", will be accurate.
Add Invitee to Repeat
Meeting - Partial
Not available
When multiple partial invitations are sent by
the Chair:
- Merges the dates into first invitation if it has
not been added to the calendar.
- Attempts to keep the beginning of the repeat
meeting accurate.
- Subsequent invitations are always changed
into a confirmation.
On the invitation form in the section entitled
"Repeating meeting information", the line
beginning with "This meeting repeats" will
have missing dates. However, the following
line, "Meeting Dates", will be accurate.
Remove and re-add to
a repeat meeting
Not available
Behaves the same way as "Add Invitee to
Repeat Meeting - Partial".
To work around the case when the invitation
was previously added to the calendar,
remove all documents related to the meeting
before being re-added.
Send Updated
Information
Not available
Changes the update info notice into a
confirmation.
6.0 Invitee
4.6 Chair with 4.6 Server
4.6 Chair with 6.0 Server
Autoprocess repeat meetings
Not available
Only supported for invitations;
re-schedules are not processed.
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Client Interoperability
Server
Roaming using Notes 6 Clients may crash earlier servers
Due to an incompatible change in the format of ID files, a roaming user who uses a Notes 6 Client, but
whose home server is an earlier release of Lotus Domino, may cause the server to crash if they attempt to
use the roaming user feature on a new Client machine.
Administrators are advised to upgrade the servers of roaming users before upgrading the Clients.
Designer
Calendar view "busy row" color used as Entry Background color
Prior to Domino/Notes 6, the Calendar view "busy row" color was ignored when displaying the calendar. In
Notes 6, however, the "busy row" color is mapped to the Entry Background color, and is used when
entries are displayed.
This change causes problems only if the Calendar view designed in R5 has a busy row color that is not
aesthetically acceptable when displayed. For example, an R5 Calendar view may have been designed
with bright purple as the "busy row" color; since this color was not displayed in R5, users may not have
realized the impact of the purple color on their view. A Notes 6 Client displaying the same view, however,
will display the purple as the highlight color for calendar entries -- resulting in an undesirable visual
experience.
Workaround
The 'fix' for this issue is to simply change the "busy row" color in the R5 design to a more acceptable color
choice.
Client, Server
Opening local DB with Notes 6 causes R5 to reset unread marks
When opening a local database with Notes and Domino 6, it causes all unread marks to be reset (all
documents marked unread) if it is later opened locally with Notes or Domino 5. This is as designed and is
a consequence of upgrading the internal format of the unread table storage. The upgrade happens
regardless of the NSF file ODS version.
When Notes and Domino 6 opens a database locally, it automatically converts the unread mark storage to
an improved format. However, if the same database is later opened by R5 Domino or Notes, it won't be
able to recognize this new format, and will discard the database, which effectively causes unread marks
reset. This only happens when opening a database locally.
If a Notes 6 or Notes 5 client accesses the database through an R5 server, the internal format is
preserved. If a Notes 6 or Notes 5 client accesses the database through a Domino 6 server, the internal
format is upgraded, but both versions of the client will still be able to read and set the unread marks
appropriately as long as the server version is Domino 6 or later. If the server version is downgraded to R5,
the R5 server won't be able to understand the unread mark storage format and will reset the unread
marks.
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Client, Designer
View sorting: case and accent sensitivity migrating from R4.6
In R4, the view column properties "Case sensitive sorting" and "Accent sensitive sorting" meant if two
strings were the same, without regard to case or accent, then the case and accent would be used to try to
differentiate them. This meant that most of the time, case and accent-sensitive sorting was not used.
In R5 & later versions of Notes, including Notes 6, the two properties mean to sort with regard to case and
accent all the time. This is fundamentally different than it was in R4. For this reason, an R4 database
converted to an R5 or later database defaults to not having the properties selected.
Mail Interoperability
Client
SMIME encrypted mail appears already decrypted at view level
If Norton Lotus Notes Virus Protection is configured on a client to hook database open calls, then
encrypted SMIME mail will appear to be unencrypted when it is opened.
Template interoperability
Client, Designer
Migrating TeamRoom 4.1 to TeamRoom(R6) must go thru TeamRoom(R5)
If you have a TeamRoom database that is based upon the TeamRoom 4.1 template, you need to replace
the design with TeamRoom(R5) and run the conversion utility BEFORE replacing the design with a
TeamRoom(R6) design.
Client
TeamRoomR6 Alternate Name Support when migrating from TeamRoomR5
TeamRoom(R6) supports the use of Alternate Names. However, when a TeamRoom(R5) is updated to
the Notes/Domino 6 design, the existing documents do not automatically generate alternate names
(because the information was not saved when the document was created). Therefore, existing documents
need to be opened and resaved by the author before alternate name information can be displayed for the
document. Any new documents created after the design update will automatically contain the alternate
name information where available and appropriate.
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What's new?
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Welcome to Lotus Domino 6 for iSeries
Welcome to Lotus Domino 6 for iSeries! This chapter contains details that are specific to the IBM iSeries
platform. Be sure to review the information in the previous chapters of these release notes, as they
contain important information about the Domino product, including information pertinent to iSeries users.
The purpose of this chapter is to differentiate issues specific to the iSeries platform.
Before you install and set up your first Domino server, you must plan server and organizational naming
and security. In addition, you must understand your existing network configuration and how Domino will fit
into the network. If you are new to the Domino family of products, review the Lotus Domino Administration
documentation for more information on planning issues. This documentation is available from the Lotus
Developer Domain at the following Web address:
http://www.ibm.com/lotus/ldd/doc
Note You can also access this information after installation from the following location on your iSeries
server:
/QIBM/ProdData/LOTUS/NOTES/DATA/HELP/help6_admin.nsf
Server
What's new in Domino 6 for iSeries?
This release note describes aspects that are new specifically for Domino 6 for iSeries. For more
information on new features not specific to the iSeries server, see the information earlier in this Release
Notes document.
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Domino 6 for iSeries has a new licensed product ID (5733LD6) and is only available through the IBM
Passport Advantage process. For more information on Passport Advantage, see the following Web
site:
http://www.ibm.com/lotus/passport
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single set of release notes with separate chapters for platform independent information.
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Java based GUI interface you have the option of installing the product from the iSeries server or from
a remote workstation.
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has been removed. Your server must now be set up to use separate SMTP servers for both Domino
and OS/400, and each server must be bound to a unique IP address.
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replaced with improved support for the HTTP server powered by Apache. Depending on your current
environment, you may need a plug-in to use the HTTP server powered by Apache. For detailed
information, see the following Web site:
http://www.ibm.com/eserver/iseries/domino/apache.html
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has been removed.
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iSeries Navigator plug-in interface is translated into Brazilian Portuguese, French, Italian, German,
Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Spanish. The translated interfaces
are installed as part of the Language Pack installation process.
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your iSeries server, was renamed to iSeries Navigator. This document refers to this product with its
new name. If you are working with V5R1, you will be using Operations Navigator, and minor
differences may appear between the documented procedures and what you experience on your
screen.
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your iSeries server.
Things you need to know
Installation and Setup
Server
Removing beta or pre-release versions
Before installing the Domino 6 software, you must remove any beta or pre-release versions.
To remove the beta or pre-release version, make sure all the Domino servers are stopped and no users
are running any Domino subcommands (such as WRKDOMSVR), and enter the following OS/400
command:
DLTLICPGM LICPGM(5733LD6)
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Using silent mode with domwzd.exe
When setting up a server using domwzd.exe, silent playback mode can not be done using the "-silent"
parameter. Instead, the user must use "-s." For example:
domwzd.exe -s c:\myprofile.pds <passwd.txt> -os400 systemname username passwd
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Note The < > indicates an optional parameter. A more complete description of the silent parameter usage
can be found in the Domino 6 Administration documentation. This documentation is available from the
Lotus Developer Domain at the following Web address:
http://www.ibm.com/lotus/ldd/doc
Restrictions
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IPv6 is not supported
IPv6 is not supported by Domino on iSeries at this time. It is expected to be supported in a future
maintenance release (MR) of Domino 6.
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Multi-versioning is not supported
Multi-versioning (the ability to install and run more than one version or release of Domino on a single
system, for example, 5.0.11 and 6.0.0) is not supported within a single OS/400 partition of iSeries. In order
to run multiple versions of Domino on a single iSeries system, logical partitioning (LPAR) is required. For
more information on iSeries LPAR, see the LPAR home page at
http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/iseries/lpar/.
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SNMP Agent is not supported
SNMP Agent capability for Domino is not supported in Domino 6 for iSeries at this time. This is expected
to be supported in a future maintenance release (MR) of Domino 6.
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xSP is not supported
xSP capability is not supported in Domino 6 for iSeries at this time. This is expected to be supported in a
future maintenance release (MR) of Domino 6 for iSeries.
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Fault recovery settings
In Domino 6.0, the fault recovery settings in the server configuration document are not properly initialized
during an upgrade or when adding a new Domino server. These settings are accessible via the
Configuration tab from the Domino Administrator. As a workaround, these settings will be ignored until
they are manually modified by the administrator. Only the default settings (fault recovery is enabled) or the
settings configured into notes.ini (before the upgrade) will be used. The server configuration document will
not show the actual settings until it is manually edited.
To activate the fault recovery settings in the server configuration document, you should place the
appropriate diagnostic program into the "Cleanup Script Name" field. This should normally be "CALL
QNOTES/NSD" unless you have your own diagnostic program. Also set the other parameters to their
desired value. It is recommended that you always leave fault recovery enabled, so that the server will
automatically restart. After the next server restart, the fault recovery settings will be initialized from the
server document.
A future version of Domino 6.0 will fix this problem and correctly set the values in the server configuration.
Performance
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Monitoring platform statistics
Domino 6 includes platform statistics that track the performance metrics of the operating system and store
the results in the Domino server. A new platform statistic has been added that allows you to view the Job
Number and Process ID of Domino jobs without having to switch to a separate performance monitoring
application. To view platform statistics directly from the Domino console, type the following Domino
subcommand and press Enter:
sh stat platform
Look through the results to find the platform statistic of interest. For example, the following results reveal
the Job Number, CPU utilization and Process ID of the TEST job on the DOMINO1 server:
Platform.Process.DOMINO1.TEST.JobNumber = 382901
Platform.Process.DOMINO1.TEST.PctCpuUtil = 3.1
Platform.Process.DOMINO1.TEST.ProcessID = 87
Note The Process ID shown as 87 in the example above is used for other Domino functions and can be
ignored by iSeries users.
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Installation issues
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Domino and OS/400 signatures
When installing Domino for iSeries, the installation may fail with the following error message (check the job
log for the job that issued the RSTLICPGM command):
Object has a signature that is no longer valid.
This is likely the result of installing Domino to a system that has the more stringent levels of object
signature validation enabled for restore operations.
With OS/400 V5R1 and later releases, the policy to be used for object signature verification during a
restore operation (for example, product installation) is controlled by the QVFYOBJRST system value
which has a default value of 3.
When installing Domino for iSeries on OS/400 V5R1 or later, the system value QVFYOBJRST must be set
to a value of 3 or lower prior to installing Domino.
After installation of Domino for iSeries has completed, the system value may be changed back to a more
restrictive setting.
An example of changing the system value QVFYOBJRST is provided below:
CHGSYSVAL SYSVAL(QVFYOBJRST) VALUE('1')
Documentation updates
Installation and setup
Server
Syntax error in batch installation documentation
Appendix B "Installing Domino in Batch mode" in the document Installing and Managing Domino 6 for
iSeries contains incorrect syntax in one of the steps. Step 3 in the section "Remote batch installation using
the remote CD-ROM drive" is documented as follows:
Use the OS/400 command called Run Remote Command (RUNRMTCMD) to
submit the installation command or commands. For example, to install the
Domino Enterprise Server and the C API option, enter the following
command:
runrmtcmd cmd('lodrun dev(*opt)
dir('/os400/intleng/batch/ent')') rmtlocname(remote-name
*ip) rmtuser(myuserid) rmtpwd('password')
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An additional set of single quotation marks are needed in the command string for this to work properly.
The following is the correct command string:
runrmtcmd cmd('lodrun dev(*opt)
dir(''/os400/intleng/batch/ent'')')
rmtlocname(remote-name *ip) rmtuser(myuserid)
rmtpwd('password')
Installing and Managing Domino for iSeries
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Domino 6 for iSeries Implementation Redbook availability
The document Installing and Managing Domino 6 for iSeries makes a reference to the Domino 6 for
iSeries Implementation(SG24-6592) Redbook. This book will be available as a Redpiece in December
2002 and published as a Redbook in February 2003.
When available, you will be able to find this document posted on the following Web site:
http://www.ibm.com/redbooks
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What's new?
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Welcome
Welcome to the Release Notes for Domino 6 for z/OS. This chapter contains information specific to
Domino 6 for z/OS. Be sure to review the information in the previous chapters of these release notes, as
they contain important information about the Domino server. The purpose of this chapter is to differentiate
issues specific to the z/OS platform.
Be sure to read all topics before starting the install.
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Where to Find More Information
The following manuals and web sites may be useful to you:
Domino 6 for z/OS reference material
Domino 6 for z/OS Install Guide
Domino for z/OS chapter of the Domino 6 Release Notes
z/OS Console Support for Domino
Domino for Mainframe Servers (S/390 and z/OS) Home Page, provides valuable pointers to marketing
and technical information.
http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/software/domino/
Links to Technical Information for Lotus Domino for z/OS
http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/software/domino/dom390_devinfo.html
http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/software/domino/servchoice.html
The latest documentation and macros.for smf record type 108
http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/software/domino/smf.html
The Domino for z/OS & Notes Doc Library can be found at
http://www.lotus.com/ldd/notesua.nsf?OpenDatabase
Lotus Notes/Domino Knowledge base
http://www.support.lotus.com/sims2.nsf/notesdocscat
C api tool kit
http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/software/domino/dom390_devinfo.html
http://www.lotus.com/developers/devbase.nsf/homedata/downloadlist
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Discussion List
Customers discuss Domino 390 issues on the DOM390-L discussion list.
To subscribe to the DOM390-L discussion, send a note to:
[email protected] include the following line in the body of the note, SUBSCRIBE
DOM390-L.
After you are subscribed, you will receive further instructions on how to use the mailing list.
z/OS Publications
3990
3990/9390 Planning, Installation, and Storage Administration Guide
GA32-0100
JDK
Home Page: http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/software/java/
z/OS
z/OS MVS Initialization and Tuning Reference
z/OS Planning for Installation
z/OS MVS Planning: Workload Management
z/OS RMF Report Analysis
z/OS RMF User's Guide
SA22-7592
GA22-7504
SA22-7602
SC33-7991
SC33-7990
zFS
V1R2.0 Distributed File Service zFS Administration
SC24-5989
TCP/IP
z/OS CS: IP Configuration Guide
z/OS CS: IP Configuration Reference
z/OS CS: IP Migration
SC31-8775
SC31-8776
GC31-8773
DB2
DB2 UDB for OS/390 V6 Installation Guide
DB2 UDB for OS/390 V6 ODBC Guide & Reference
DB2 UDB for OS/390 and z/OS V7 Installation Guide
DB2 UDB for OS/390 and z/OS V7 ODBC Guide and Reference
GC26-9008
SC26-9005
GC26-9936
SC26-9941
UNIX System Services
z/OS UNIX System Services Planning
Home Page http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/zos/unix
WebSphere
WebSphere® Application Server for zOS and OS/390: Installation and Customization
WebSphere® Application Server for z/OS and OS/390: Messages and Diagnosis
HTTP Server Planning, Installing, and Using
Home page: http://www.ibm.com/software/webservers/appserv/zos_os390/index.html
z/OS Internet library
On-line book manager for all OS/390 and z/OS releases, pdf files are also available
http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/zos/bkserv/
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GA22-7834
GA22-7837
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z/OS messages and codes database
http://www.ibm.com/servers/s390/os390/bkserv/msgcodesbooks.html
LookAt
LookAt is an online facility that enables you to look up explanations for z/OS messages and system
abends. Using LookAt to find information is faster than a conventional search because in most cases
LookAt goes directly to the message explanation.
LookAt is on the Internet at:
http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/zos/bkserv/lookat/lookat.html
New enhancements
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CPU Reduction and z/OS Improvements
Domino 6 for z/OS has shown significant CPU reduction for Domino's mail and calendaring in the
development lab for both Notes client and iNotes Web access to mail.
This was accomplished in part by taking advantage of the following z/OS improvements:
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instructions executed between C/C++ function calls
C/C++ compiler support for new S/390 G5 and G6 machine instructions
C/C++ compiler general improved optimization and reduction in assembler machine instructions
C/C++ compiler option to increase function inlining for C++ object oriented Domino code
C/C++ compiler support of standard template library used by Domino
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Documentation enhancements
Domino 6 for z/OS has enhanced its documentation, as follows:
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install process and screen captures of the Domino Server Setup procedure.
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Domino Server Setup
The new Domino Server Setup program replaces the HTTPSETUP.
The Domino Server Setup program uses a default TCPIP port of 8585, but you can select your own during
the setup process. Please make sure the port is not in use by another application when configuring a new
Domino server. (For R5 HTTPSETUP, port 8081 was used.
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Java runtime environment now ships with Domino 6 for z/OS
In Domino 6 for z/OS, the Java runtime environment is now embedded in the Domino executable tree. No
additional setup is required to use it. Any reference to the Java runtime environment does not use PATH,
CLASSPATH or LIBPATH and will be ignored. No external JDK is required to use the Java support within
Domino 6 for z/OS.
Server
New BPXPRM verification
A new dom_verify_os command was introduced in Domino 6 for z/OS. This command is part of the install
procedure and helps verify that the BPXPRMxx values are set correctly.
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New Fault Recovery and Servicability Features
In the event of a failure, a Domino server can be configured to capture the z/OS state in an SVC dump,
the Domino state in an nsd dump, and restart the Domino server automatically. The nsd dump captures
significantly more service information with a program called memcheck. When combined with shorter
sever startup times that have been engineered into Domino 6, server downtime is significantly reduced
and servicability significantly improved.
A new environment variable OS390_DOMINO_SVC_DUMP=1 enables SVC dump for Domino failures
with ABEND=S0EC6,REASON=07020582 in BPXGXQCT. This new feature makes it possible to capture
Domino SVC dumps with no process termination.
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Server monitoring
After server installation and configuration is complete, the next step to ensuring a successful deployment
is to monitor the performance of the server, and z/OS. Domino has always been well integrated with the
performance monitoring infrastructure of OS/390 and z/OS through SMF, via the 108 record. Early in the
port of Domino to OS/390, we created hooks in the product to record performance-critical Domino
information that could be gathered using the traditional SMF interfaces. Information from 108 records
could then be analyzed in concert with other RMF data about z/OS and the hardware to provide an
integrated picture of server and platform. This is a process that works well for administrators who have
z/OS skills to collect and analyze performance data, but for Domino administrators who may be new to the
platform, this can be a significant obstacle to overcome.
In Domino 6 we have taken performance monitoring data in the other direction, and integrated z/OS
metrics with the Domino statistics package. RMF monitor II data describing CPU and central storage
usage is now recorded every minute, as a series of Domino statistics which can be displayed and
otherwise utilized in the same way as all other statistics that the server tracks. This allows the
administrator to monitor servers in the way that makes the most sense in his or her particular enterprise.
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Support of multiple Domino 6 releases in one LPAR
You can run multiple Domino 6 Releases on a single LPAR with a single Domino R5 release. This is
accomplished by making use of Shared Library Support.
Server
Shared Library Support
Shared Library Support simplifies the install process by removing the requirement of adding Domino DLLs
into Dynamic LPA and the requirement of running the PUTINLPA job.
Server
Verity Keyview Filter Support
Domino 6 for z/OS now uses the Verity Keyview filter for retrieving text from binary attachments.
Supported formats include Acrobat PDF, Word, WordPerfect, 1-2-3, Excel, Freelance, PowerPoint, HTML,
and many others.
Note: WordPro attachments cannot be indexed.
To enable this feature, a database has to be full text indexed with the option to index binary attachments.
Indexing attachments as raw text will continue to operate as before, and does not use the Keyview filter.
The Keyview filter can be enabled or disabled for the entire server by specifying the notes.ini setting of
FT_BINARY_FILTER_OFF
A value of FT_BINARY_FILTER_OFF=0, or no setting present in the notes.ini file, indicates that Keyview
filter will be used, and is the default setting.
A value of FT_BINARY_FILTER_OFF=1 indicates Keyview filter will not be used.
This notes.ini setting allows administrators to shut off the filter without having to change the indexing
options on all databases that have the binary attachment option turned on.
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Domino HTTP DSAPI filter for host authentication (optional)
The Domino for IBM HTTP Server (Web Connector) feature of Domino for S/390 Release 5 enabled
browser clients accessing Domino databases through the IBM HTTP Server to specify their host userid
and host password in response to an authentication challenge issued by Domino.
While the Web Connector is not supported in Release 6, host authentication to Domino's Http server task
is supported, via DSAPI filter.
When this optional Domino configuration is in effect, any credentials (name and password, or X.509
certificate) supplied on an authentication challenge will be checked by host authentication services
(RACF).
This functions exactly as it did for Web Connector, but is now broadened to apply to any browser client
connecting to Domino's HTTP server task (not simply those connecting through WebSphere). See the
Domino 6 for z/OS Install Guide for more information
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Websphere migration
Domino for IBM HTTP Server (WebConnector) is no longer supported. WebSphere to Domino connectivity
is now achieved through the use of a general-purpose WebSphere plugin. See the Domino 6 for z/OS
Install Guide for further details.
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z/OS Console Support for Domino
New function for z/OS Console Support for Domino 6 includes the ability to handle servers that have
different code versions. Several Domino 6 versions can be accomodated as well as one R5 version.
Function is provided by new executables, revised setup script, and updated JCL procedures.
See z/OS Console Support for Domino for more information.
Things you need to know
Installation updates
Server
Installation Updates
All of the latest installation information is in the Domino 6 for z/OS Installation Guide.
Platforms and requirements
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Required PTFs for z/OS to run Domino
The following web site contains the list of z/OS service required to run Domino 6 for z/OS:
http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/software/domino/servchoice.html
Additionally, a tool (the PTF checker) is provided that uses SMP/E to verify that this service has been
applied on a z/OS system. The PTF checker is also provided at the web site listed above. To use the PTF
checker, follow the directions in the comments section of the file.
The web site should be reviewed frequently and service should be applied and verified whenever there
are changes to the list.
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System requirements
See the Domino 6 for z/OS Install Guide for system requirements.
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Restrictions
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Some graphical support in Mail Reports not yet available
When using the Web Administrator from a browser, be aware that graphical output from the Reports
database is not fully supported at this time on z/OS. Opening the Messaging - Mail tab and creating a
usage report will generate incomplete pictoral output. This will be corrected with a later version of Java. As
an alternative, use the Messaging - Mail option from the Administration Client on your workstation to view
accurate graphical output from the Reports database.
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z/OS-only restrictions for DECS
Do not use web browser to access DECS real time documents in Notes database.
Miscellaneous notes
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Domino Console restrictions for z/OS
The following is a list of Domino Console restrictions for z/OS:
1. The jconsole command may be run from a z/OS system by setting the DISPLAY environment
variable to point to a workstation running the Xwindows server.
2. Domino Console support is not compatible with z/OS Console Support for Domino.
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Expand File System for Full Text Search
The Full Text Index function automatically extends the size of the file system being indexed rather than
immediately failing the request when the existing file system size is insufficient. This feature does not
apply to z/FS file systems.
To enable this function, specify the following in notes.ini:
OS390_EXPANDHFS_ENABLE=1
When OS390_EXPANDHFS_ENABLE is enabled in notes.ini, an attempt is made to expand the file
system in the same volume. If this fails and the following notes.ini is also set, then there is a second
attempt to expand the file system into additional volumes. Expands into additional volumes are successful
only if the file system was defined as a multi volume HFS.
OS390_EXPAND_NEXT_VOL = 1
Each time a file system is successfully expanded, the following is an example of what the Domino server
console displays:
02/22/2002 08:21:46 PM
OS390_EXPANDHFS_ENABLE=1 successfully expanded
file-system-name fornn Megabytes
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If running on z/OS, the following error message that will be displayed because BPX1PCT pfsctl() does not
support the extend file system command on z/OS.
Error Expand File System Failed
Function not implemented."
02/22/2002 08:14:54 PM
system
errno = 134 errno2 = 11B300BA "EDC5134I
OS390_EXPANDHFS_ENABLE=1 Failure to expand file
file-system-name for nn Megabytes
If an attempt is made to expand a file system with no more space left on the device (volume or multiple
volumes), the following is an example of what the Domino server console displays:
Error Expand File System Failed
space left on device."
02/22/2002 08:21:46 PM
system
errno = 133 errno2 = 5B27C005 "EDC5133I No
OS390_EXPANDHFS_ENABLE=1 Failure to expand file
file-system-name for nn Megabytes
If an attempt is made to expand a file system that does not exist, the following is an example of what the
Domino server console displays:
Error Expand File System Failed
such file or directory."
02/22/2002 08:21:46 PM
system
errno = 129 errno2 = 05F1006C "EDC5129I No
OS390_EXPANDHFS_ENABLE=1 Failure to expand file
file-system-name for nn Megabytes
National language support
Server
Known issue with Japanese DB2
Japanese DB2 using code page 943 or 5039 as Mixed ASCII CCSID not supported by LS:DO
DB2 with code page 943 or 5039 as the Mixed ASCII CCSID is not supported. Even if the ASCII table is
not used, DB2 with this CCSID causes a problem in LS:DO.
Server feature changes
Server
EBCDIC html files will no longer be supported by Domino http
Domino http does not support EBCDIC HTML files. The content-encoding attribute, EBCDIC, in httpd.cnf
is not honored. You can use the UNIX command iconv or a shell script, fileconv.sh, provided by Domino 6
for z/OS to convert HTML pages from EBCDIC to ASCII or use IBM http for zSeries to serve the EBCDIC
HTML pages.
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Troubleshooting
Installation issues
Server
Installation issues
Most install problems can be fixed by verifying that the recommended values in the Domino 6 for z/OS
Install Guide are being used and that you have all of the required service applied. Run the latest version of
the PTF Checker tool from the WEB. You should check the WEB page often for updates. The values
specified in the Install Guide must be set before setting up the Domino server. Some changes may not
become effective until an IPL is done. Read the appropriate z/OS publication to verify which parameters
require an IPL. The following is a list of the most common install problem areas:
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IEASYSxx. For optimal Domino performance it is extremely important that ESQA and ECSA settings
be kept to a minimum. Keeping ESQA and ECSA to a minimum will provide maximum virtual
addresses in all Domino address spaces. A good general starting point for Domino is to set both
ECSA and ESQA to 65 MB and no larger than 100MB.
For each Domino 6 server with a different progrma directory, plan for an additional 10 megabytes of
ESQA. Both Domino memory mapped files and user shared library (SHRLIBMAXPAGES) consume
ESQA storage.
We recommend you monitor the ECSA and ESQA size before and after you have installed the latest
level of the Domino code for any additional tuning. Based on your own configuration, you will probably
have to tune this value for your own environment. As with all other applications that run on z/OS, you
should monitor your CSA, ECSA, SQA, and ESQA usage on a regular basis. You can do this by
reviewing your RMF reports.
See the z/OS MVS Initialization and Tuning Reference, SA22-7592, for additional information on the
CSA and SQA parameters in your SYS1.PARMLIB IEASYS member.
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BPXPRMxx values. BPXPRMxx values must be set exactly as specified in the Domino 6 for z/OS
Install Guideunless a formula is given. These values must be set before setting up the Domino server.
If you use the SETOMVS command to set parameters, they only remain at that value until the next
IPL. To set a parameter permanently, update the BPXPRMxx member used during IPL, or have the
SET command run after each IPL. This can be done by putting it in as a command in COMMNDxx
PARMLIB member. Some changes may not become effective until an IPL is done. Read the
appropriate z/OS publication to verify which parameters require an IPL.
To verify you have the correct settings, Issue the following UNIX System Services command to verify
BPXPRMxx values:
dom_verify_os
To display the current BPXPARM settings and high water mark usage issue the following commands:
D OMVS,O
D OMVS,LIMITS
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COMMNDxx
Ensure you have the following command in your parmlib member and is set prior to running the Server
COM='SETPROG LPA,ADD,DSNAME=high-level-qualifier.SCEERUN2,MODNAME=CELHV003'
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If you are unable to run the dom_verify_os or Domino Server Setup, verify the following:
Ensure high-level-qualifier.SCEERUN2 is cataloged and available on your driving System.
Ensure high-level-qualifier.SCEERUN2 is in your PROGxx or LNKLSTxx concatenation
Verify successful execution of the following command:
SETPROG LPA,ADD,DSN=high-level-qualifier.SCEERUN2,MOD=CELHV003'
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The install process requires your Language to be set to C.
The install should be run with the system Language set to use the default C language. If it is not,
unpredictable results may occur.
To verify the Language, issue the following: echo $LANG
The response should be: C
If the value is not C, remember the value displayed and change the language by issuing the following:
export LANG=C.
Prior to starting the server, set the LANG variable back to its original value by issuing the following:
export LANG=<original value>
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Auxilliary Storage and Shared Library Support
If running out of auxilliary storage or experiencing a negative performance change after installing a
new libnotes DLL or a new Domino server program directory, then you should check both the libnotes
DLL extended attributes and SYS1.PARMLIB(BPXPARMxx) SHRLIBRGNSIZE value.
Each additional Domino 6 server program directory requires that the SHRLIBRGNSIZE value be
increased. See the Domino 6 for z/OS Install Guide.
To verify the libnotes extended attribute for system shared library is set, issue the following command:
ls -E libnotes
You will see the following display:
-rwxr-xr-x
--sl
1 INSTALL NOTES
50556928 Sep
20 23:12 libnotes
Note that l in --sl above indicates that the shared library extended attribute is on.
If the shared library extended attribute is not on for libnotes, you will need to turn it on with a userid
authorized to the BPX.FILEATTR.SHARELIB RACF Facility Class. Use the following command to turn
on the system shared library extended attribute (note that +l is lower case L):
extattr
l
+l
libnotes
Domino Server Setup issues
1. Setting up the correct path
When trying to perform Domino Server setup, if you issue the command server -listen and you
get the following response:
server: FSUM7351 not found
your path is not set up correctly.
At the /notesdata directory, issue the following command: whence server
You should get the following response: /usr/lpp/lotus/bin/server
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You should find the server program at the bin directory of the server's program directory (for
example, /usr/lpp/lotus/bin). If it is not the bin directory, see "Setting the PATH environment
variable" in the Domino 6 for z/OS Install Guide.
2. Recommended method of running the Domino Server Setup
The Domino Server Setup program must be run remotely using a workstation with either of the
following available:
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Domino Administrator 6 Client installed, selecting "Remote Server Setup"
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Java Runtime Environment 1.3 - The Java Runtime Environment 1.3 must be installed on your
workstation. To verify the Java Runtime Environment 1.3 is installed, issue the following
command from your workstation: java -fullversion
If the Domino Administrator 6 Client is already installed, we recommend that you use this method to
run the Domino Server Setup.
Serviceability and fault recovery
Server
Serviceability and Fault Recovery
Even with careful server maintenance, you may occasionally encounter unexpected problems.
Domino provides a collection of tools that you can use for general troubleshooting. The Lotus Web site
and Customer Support team provide additional troubleshooting assistance. The following describes the
available troubleshooting differences that are unique to Domino 6 on z/OS.
Domino 6 for z/OS serviceability and server availability has been significantly improved as follows.
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New Domino 6 Fault Recovery makes it possible to automatically restart the Domino server after a
server Panic. For maximum Domino server availability, It is recommended that you enable Fault
Recovery in the server document as described below.
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After a server Panic, Domino 6 for z/OS may also create an SVC dump and run "nsd" to collect
additional Domino service information just before the server is automatically restarted.
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The SVC dump for Domino failures with ABEND=S0EC6,REASON=07020582 in BPXGXQCT is also
new. For optimal Domino service it is suggested that you enable the Domino 6 for z/OS SVC dump
capability. The SVC dump is enabled by setting the following environment variable before starting the
Domino server:
export OS390_DOMINO_SVC_DUMP=1
The OS390_DOMINO_SVC_DUMP environment variable enables Domino SVC dumps with
ABEND=S0EC6,REASON=07020582 in BPXGXQCT. SVC dumps with this abend code and reason
code will be created for a Domino server panic and other failures. Any SVC dump created for Domino
with this abend code and reason code should be sent to Domino service for analysis.
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Domino nsd program now calls a new service program called memcheck. The memcheck program
formats and records much of Domino's memory.
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The domps command has been updated to use new options on the z/OS ps UNIX command. For
example, the VSZ value is displayed showing virtual address high water mark usage in each process.
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The new dom_verify_os command assists in verifying the correct z/OS configuration .
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Fault Recovery is enabled using the new Domino 6 server document design as follows:
1. From the Domino Administrator, click the Configuration tab, and expand the Server section
2. Open the Server document, click Edit document, and click the Basics tab
3. Check "Fault Recovery Enabled"
Just below the check for "Fault Recovery Enabled." you may specify the cleanup script. The default
cleanup script shipped with Domino 6 is nsd.sh -batch, which is required by Domino service.
Just below the cleanup script name you may also change the "Cleanup Script Maximum Execution Time".
If the Domino server is supporting thousands of users or over ten Domino tasks, then it is suggested to
change the "Cleanup Script Maximum Execution Time" to 600 seconds.
IEFUSI User Exit
Server
IEFUSI User Exit
If you are currently using an IEFUSI user exit, you must review APAR OW38477 and review the z/OS Unix
System Services Planning manual (GA22-7800) for IEFUSI considerations.
Interoperability
Formula language
Server
Formula Language
In formula language:
For z/OS:
@Platform([Specific]) returns "IBM OS/390"
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LotusScript
Server
LotusScript on z/OS and AS/400 support for native EBCDIC strings
For the Domino 6 release, LotusScript changed to fully support the natively EBCDIC platforms (z/OS and
AS/400). In particular, where documentation refers to the "platform-native character set", it is now handled
as the appropriate EBCDIC string or value on EBCDIC platforms. In prior releases, all such strings were
considered LMBCS, which is the same as ASCII in the single-byte range.
While this change enhances programmability for Domino applications using LotusScript on z/OS and
AS/400, there are some specific cases where an existing application may require changes. This is limited
to the following applications:
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LotusScript eXtensions (LSX's) acquired outside of the Domino product and invoked through the
USELSX statement
local LotusScript applications with dependencies on ASCII file or string formats
Each consideration is described in detail for those familiar with Domino Designer applications using
LotusScript.
LSX applications
Strings passed to/from LotusScript eXtension (LSX) dll's, as a result of the USELSX statement, with
string-type registration set to LSI_REGNAME_PLATFORM were handled as LMBCS in releases prior to
Domino 6 on EBCDIC platforms. Such strings are now supported as locale-sensitive EBCDIC strings.
Similarly, the LSX_MSG_SETPATH message sent from LotusScript to the LSX message processor just
after the LSX is loaded contains the path string for the LSX dll location. This string is now passed in the
locale-sensitive EBCDIC character set on EBCDIC platforms.
This change is only likely to affect your application if it was compiled in an ASCII codepage (such as with
the __STRING_CODE_SET__="ISO8859-1" compiler definition on z/OS) and strings were registered as
PLATFORM, as opposed to LMBCS, UNICODE, or ASCII. For this condition, the simplest change may be
to find each string registration made with LSI_REGNAME_PLATFORM and change it to
LSI_REGNAME_LMBCS.
The LSX registry (lotus.ini file on non-windows platforms) was handled as an ASCII file in releases prior
to Domino 6, and is now read as a locale-sensitive EBCDIC file on EBCDIC platforms. If your Domino
installation has the file lotus.ini in the Domino data directory, see if it is an ASCII file and, if so, translate it
to EBCDIC following an upgrade to Domino 6. For example, if your Domino 6 server runs in the "C" locale,
you could use the iconv command for the one-time translation, as in:
mv lotus.ini lotus.ini.ascii
iconv -f ISO8859-1 -t IBM-1047 lotus.ini.ascii > lotus.ini
rm lotus.ini.ascii
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Local LotusScript applications
There are a very few instances where the platform's native character set can affect LotusScript
applications. Specifically, the xxxBP functions within LotusScript (InputBP, InStrBP, LeftBP, LenBP,
MidBP, and RightBP) all operate on counts or position of bytes in the "platform-native character set". In
other words, LotusScript must internally convert a string to the platforms' current character set in order to
perform a calculation or comparison against the data. In releases prior to Domino 6, this data was
converted to LMBCS on EBCDIC platforms; now it occurs on locale-sensitive EBCDIC strings, which can
be either single or muli-byte character sets depending on the current locale. xxxBP function usage tends
to be very rare, but it is possible that an application could be affected by this change. For example, the
length, in bytes, of a single character in a Japanese locale is at most 2 on most platforms; on z/OS, it can
be 4.
There are a few cases where string data needs to continue to be in an ASCII format, and for support in all
language environments, a locale-sensitive ASCII character set. For Domino 6, such strings are converted
to a true ASCII character set equivalent to the native EBCDIC setting; in releases prior to Domino 6, these
strings were always handled as LMBCS strings on EBCDIC platforms. Therefore, this change ONLY
effects codepages other than those with single-byte character sets (typically CKJ codepages).
Specifically:
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The Asc function returns the character represented by the given value interpreted as a
locale-sensitive ASCII character code. Note that this is a documentation change for the Asc function;
it does not make sense for Asc("A") to return an EBCDIC value on EBCDIC platforms.
The Chr and String functions must make the reverse conversion made by the Asc function. In other
words, the code segment:
For letterCode& = Asc("a") To Asc("z")
Print Chr$(letterCode&)
Print String$(1, letterCode&)
Next
must print "a a b b ..." on ALL platforms, including the natively EBCDIC ones. Therefore, Chr and
String functions change to return the character represented by the given value interpreted as a
locale-sensitive ASCII character code. Prior to Domino 6, they returned the character represented by
the value interpreted as a LMBCS character code.
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