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Workspace Domino
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 16, 2018

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

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  • Guest
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    Mar 24, 2023

    @Thomas: Oops, I was referring to you oldest post. sorry :)

  • Guest
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    Mar 24, 2023

    @Thomas: Basically a good idea. But include a warning, that many settings are also already set by dedicated entries in the configuration or server documents document already. If you set both the opion in the config doc and as a managed notes.ini setting in the same document, this will mess up the document and can lead to weird behaviour. Sometimes the ini setting simply overrides the previously set value, sometimes not. You would have to include a dedicated checkbox for each and every possible notes.ini value, which would overload the document structure. And while changes to configuration documents are typically dynamic and come effective without restarting the server or server tasks, not all notes.ini settings behave like this.

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    Thomas Hampel
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    Mar 23, 2023

    For reference ( has been posted in this thread earlier) https://www.NotesCamp.de/notesini

  • Guest
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    Feb 6, 2023

    A notes.ini database wold be very helpful. This would solve many related issues as well.


  • Guest
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    Jan 24, 2023

    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
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    Jul 25, 2022

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

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    Thomas Hampel
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    Jul 15, 2022

    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
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    Dec 6, 2021

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

    https://support.hcltechsw.com/csm?id=kb_article&sysparm_article=KB0032795

    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
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    Jun 18, 2021

    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
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    Dec 5, 2019

    "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
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    Sep 9, 2019

    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
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    Jun 3, 2019

    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
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    May 2, 2019

    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
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    Sep 20, 2018

    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
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    Aug 24, 2018

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

  • Guest
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    Aug 2, 2018

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

  • Guest
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    Jul 26, 2018

    Just update DCT regularly.

  • Guest
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    Jul 23, 2018

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

    https://www.NotesCamp.de/notesini

  • Guest
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    Jul 19, 2018

    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
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    Jul 19, 2018

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

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global overview of all server notes.ini's

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To have a look in the server notes.ini, I have to set the command "Show conf *" on the console or open the notes.ini-file. But how can I have a look for all servers in my domain if a parameter is set in the notes.ini's and which value there is set...
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Notes.ini documentation

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Per https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21328649 the notes.ini settings should be actively maintained. However, when scanning http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21207338 and https://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/dominowiki.nsf/...
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