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SuperAdmin Review

I posted last week about the SuperAdmin OpenNTF project. I installed it last Friday and let the agent run a while, and came in this morning to check out what it could report.

Keith Brooks commented in the last post that the ability to see the templates and ODS has been available in the Administration client since 6.5, plus the ability to modify the Administration Server (not see it). This is all true, but I still find the tool very useful for cleaning up ACL and administration server inconsistencies.

Here’s my review: Read the rest of this entry »

SuperAdmin to the rescue!

Yesterday, I posted about setting the administration server on all of my mailboxes at the suggestion of my colleague Jean-Yves Riverin

Well, today, I received yet another great tip from him. He pointed me to an OpenNTF project called SuperAdmin by project chef Declan Lynch

Here’s the synopsis:

Have you ever wondered if you have dead mailfiles sitting on your server taking up space, or if the all your databases are on the latest ODS version, or if the administration server in the ACL is set correctly on all databases, if so then this is the app for you.

Written by a notes admin for notes admins all the information that you need to make sure your Domino environment is running like a well oiled machine will be waiting for you once you deploy SuperAdmin.

I’ll setup it up and review it in a subsequent post.

What can go wrong when the administration server is not correct on your mailboxes.

A couple of days ago, I had a regional administrator in the Americas notify me that he had some users in his region that could not login to webmail. He was concerned that when the users changed their Notes client password, their HTTP password was not set (synced) in their person document.

As part of our desktop policy we have Domino setup so that every user has to change their password every 90 days, every password has to be at least 8 characters, and the Domino HTTP (Internet) password is automatically synced with the Notes password.

We also have adminp properly setup on all servers which constitutes of all servers running the adminp task, and all servers having a replica copy of admin4.nsf which replicates from the hubs to all servers. We even have a dedicated administration server that processes all administration tasks. Incidentally, this is where all of our administrators register users and make modifications to the name and address book. It also houses the Recovery Database, which is a mail-in database that all clients automatically send backups of their ID files to. Lastly, it also serves as our primary LDAP server for external systems to interact with the Domino directory. Read the rest of this entry »


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