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notes.ini interface

in every version of domino, notes.ini gets new parameters and some of them depreceated.  to edit notes.ini finding updated documentation is not easy. for new starters notes.ini is a nightmare..


easy and documented user interface can change the game

  • Guest
  • Jul 16 2018
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  • Guest commented
    24 Jan 02:52am

    I mostly liked DCT, and I did find it useful for these kinds of things where you just don't know that you should used x ini setting anymore. Or that someone added a debug ini and it's still there 3 months later.

    I also like the repository database of notes.ini. This brings us back to the days, where on Notes.net, we could create replicas of the discussionR.nsf app, and never leave our Notes client. It was one of the two times we had our highest participation in the peer-to-peer support discussions we all had.

    This notes.ini library would be a small library app, that would not pose any significant load or security risks by having it in our more "general" Domino servers. We'd have to individually cross-certify or Notes clients, our O, or our server(s) with "notes.net" again, though. I remember it being a very quick "onboard".

  • Guest commented
    25 Jul, 2022 10:05am

    yes, that could be an option as well @thomas, has DCT been updated lately?

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    Thomas Hampel commented
    15 Jul, 2022 09:31pm

    What if DCT would be update to provide you with information on which Notes.ini is obsolete and which new variables are recommend to be set? https://domino-ideas.hcltechsw.com/ideas/DOMINO-I-73

  • Guest commented
    6 Dec, 2021 02:51pm

    I recently opened a Support Case with HCL, and asked them to update the technote.


    The update was the addition of a line that states: "Note: Obsolete notes.ini settings have not been formally tracked since V9.0.1. If we become aware of any new obsolete settings, we will post them in this article."

  • Guest commented
    18 Jun, 2021 03:16pm

    I'm preparing for the V12 upgrade and came across this link.

    Please update the TN What notes.ini variables have become obsolete in Notes & Domino?

  • Guest commented
    5 Dec, 2019 09:39am

    "How about removing interaction with notes.ini altogether and having all the settings built out on the server document, with recommendations/etc listed right alongside?" +1

  • Guest commented
    9 Sep, 2019 03:39pm

    How about removing interaction with notes.ini altogether and having all the settings built out on the server document, with recommendations/etc listed right alongside?

  • Guest commented
    3 Jun, 2019 12:23pm

    why not using a similar function to update the notes.ini Parameter documents like updating pubic Holiday schedules.

    Once the new template is set to names.nsf design tab in the Database properties you could use an Action to Import/update Holiday from Template.

    This should also work with notes.ini Settings.

  • Guest commented
    2 May, 2019 09:23pm

    Everything in the notes.ini should be able to be set via a policy setting on the domino server.

    Old, deprecated settings should be separated to their own section so people realize these are no longer the way you should do things and can move towards the new ways.  For each replaced parameter in the deprecated Tab the recommended replacement options should be noted beside the old deprecated setting so that users can easily see where they need to go to update their old settings.

  • Guest commented
    20 Sep, 2018 03:00pm

    The idea of a server console log print to show deprecated parameters would be helpful. I noticed WebSphere logs do this for certain settings. Also one of the things that I like about a Traveler SystemDump is the listing of all non-standard or non-default ini parameters, what the defaults are and what the setting is configured to on the particular server. I think it would be helpful to do the same for Domino servers and print that in the NSD.

  • Guest commented
    24 Aug, 2018 02:54pm

    I like the idea of a notes.ini database with documentation of all the whys, when to use, and effects/affects for each.

  • Guest commented
    2 Aug, 2018 08:17am

    add the information to DCT and make sure it's updated regularly/automatically

  • Guest commented
    26 Jul, 2018 12:41pm

    Just update DCT regularly.

  • Guest commented
    23 Jul, 2018 07:34am

    A beginning has been made and around for years, open to new ini variables and free. Can be replicated and is maintained by me.


  • Guest commented
    19 Jul, 2018 08:53am

    please allow in such a tool also the automatic reorganization of the notes.ini parameters in sections for easier reading and finding values. Something similar  had been done by an online tool called INIGEN by Darren R Crocker, tool which is not maintained any more, afaik...

  • Guest commented
    19 Jul, 2018 04:40am

    Make it a Notes application that is hosted by IBM/HCL and can be replicated by everybody. 

  • Guest commented
    18 Jul, 2018 05:22am

    @Thomas, have it integrated into the dialog in the config document would make sense.
    There are already some notes.ini parameters documented.

    But this is not the only way to set notes.ini parameters.
    And having it part of the pubnames that would make the information very static for multiple reasons:

    a.) The design is only updated in a new release/dot release

    b.) having it part of the design makes it quite difficult to maintain. Having it in documents would make it a lot easier and better to use

    c.) Having Notes document also would give us much more flexibility and customers and partners could build their solutions based on this information.

    So I would see this as a separate database that should be integrated into the pubnames dialog in the config doc.

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    Thomas Hampel commented
    18 Jul, 2018 12:15am

    How about extending the pubnames.ntf to actually display a description for every notes.ini variable from within the dialog box of the server configuration document?

  • Guest commented
    17 Jul, 2018 06:38am

    Having a notes.ini database with all supported notes.ini variables would be very helpful!