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Status Needs Clarification
Workspace Domino
Categories Administration
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 7, 2023

check of notes.ini during Domino server start

Today I found an additional "[Notes]" section in the servers notes.ini during troubleshooting.

I was wondering what the root cause is and found the reason in this technote.

After starting Domino service, additional "[Notes]" section is getting added on notes.ini automatically.

Unfortunately in the server log there is no warning about that.

As a Domino administration I would like to see a warning in the server console

03/07/2023 01:39:50 PM  Warning: The encoding format of notes.ini should be in UTF-8.

or an automatically repair of the notes.ini to UTF-8 before server start so that I can be sure that my notes.ini is clean.

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  • Guest
    Mar 13, 2023

    @Thomas Hampel: I'm working on a case #CS0374210 about an events4 issue and found in the notes.ini an additional "[Notes]" section.

    The notes.ini file was saved in "UTF-8-BOM" Encoding format instead of "UTF-8".

    In my situation I was not able to upgrade the events4 database by setting the EVENTSETUP parameter and restart the event task via console command, because the modified setting was added under the additional [Notes] section.

    In my opinion the server have to inform the admin about the wrong encoding format of the notes.ini.

  • Admin
    Thomas Hampel
    Mar 10, 2023

    Are you asking for the notes.ini format to be using UTF-8 encoding? because currently it is LMBCS. +What is the ticket or SPR number associated with that problem?