Hidden “Rules” tab for mail rules in the configuration document

Today I had the issue ( after some years again ) that I could not see the rules tab inside the configuration document for a specific mail server:

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I did the mentioned steps in the following IBM TN:

Create a Formula agent, designed to act on selected documents, to delete the field ActForm:
Steps to create the agent:
1. Start the Domino Designer client and open the Domino Directory database.
2. From the menu, select Create -> Agent.
3. The Agent Properties dialog will appear. Give the agent a name. The Runtime settings can be left at the defaults of “Action Menu Selection” and “All Selected Documents”.
4. Click on the X mark in the upper righthand corner to close and save the Agent Properties settings. 5. In the main pane, change the “Run” keyword selection from “Simple Action(s)” to “Formula”.
6. Enter the following code into the main window: FIELD ActForm :=@Deletefield
7. From the menu select File -> Save.
8. Exit from the Domino Designer client.

Steps to run the agent:
1. Open the Domino Directory from the Notes client.
2. Open the view Configuration -> Servers -> Configurations.
3. Select the affected configuration documents.
4. From the menu select Actions -> <agent name>.

Now when the Configuration document is opened from the Notes client, the Rules tab will display as expected.

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IBM Domino V10 – New features

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At the DNUG45 a great overview of new features coming in Domino V10 and also a sneak preview of features coming in Domino V11 was given by HCL.

You can download the presentation here.

There are great enhancements about Clustering, SAML authentication and also enlargement of some limits.

Restore of “DAOSified” mail databases

Some weeks ago I had the issue to restore a mail database in a cluster environment for which DAOS was enabled. I took the following steps:

1. Disable replication on the Mail-/Home server of the user

2. Delete the replica on the cluster server

3. Restore the database on the cluster server

4. Enter the following command on the cluster server tell daosmgr listnlo -o missing.txt MISSING mail/databasename.nsf

5. lo updall mail/databasename.nsf -RX

6. Reenable the replication on the Mail-/Home server of the user

 
If the database cannot be opened on the Cluster Server, you can run the following commands:

> lo fixup mail/databasename.nsf -F

> lo updall mail/databasename.nsf -RX

Addressing users in IBM Notes

Today I had an issue, where a customer told me the following problem:

User A has his employee ID P146 in the Short Name of the person document in the Domino NAB. But if a user users this ID in the “To” field of a new mail, he receives the error, that the user is not unique, when he presses F9 for name resolution.

A look in the “($Users)” view showed, that there are 2 entries with this employee ID. In the first person document this looked fine, but in the second person document you can´t find this ID ( P146 ) anywhere. Also took a look with scanEZ, but this did not solve anything.

Some investigations later I found the “trouble” >> ever heard from “Soundex” ???

Try the following: enter @soundex(“Lastname, Firstname”) in the subject line of a new mail:

soundex_1

And now after pressing SHIFT-F9:

soundex_2

This is the so called “Soundex”, which also is listed in the “($Users)” view in the Domino NAB. But if you have another employee with the ID “B653” you would receive the error, that the user is not unique when pressing F9.

So it´s working as designed…

IBM Webcast: JUMP Session: Domino Crash & Performance

IBM arranges a webcast regarding Domino Crash & Performance issues:

Abstract

This session aims to differentiate crash from hang issues in Domino server and gathering of diagnostic data needed in troubleshooting. Join us for this interactive, educational, lively session.

Topic: Domino Crash & Performance: Differentiating Crash vs Hang and How to collect Domino diagnostics data
Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC/GMT, UTC-4 hours) for 60 minutes

Join the WebEx Meeting to view a slide presentation and participate in group web chat:

https://ibm2.webex.com/ibm2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e4df5b4f612a13acf6d49ecce24238a6b
Web conference password: webcast2017

Further informations like international dial-in number, … can be found here

Sync database quotas between servers

Today I again had the issue, that Database Quotas have not been synced between IBM Domino Cluster servers. After some search, I found the following post:

http://tippner.blogspot.co.at/2011/08/synchronizing-database-quotas.html

I did some modifications in the code and ran the agent with the Server ID and scheduled the agent one time a day… So far it´s looking fine…

You can download the database here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ebh3r0qh4hl6ft/sync_dbquotas.nsf?dl=1