Archive for the ‘Tricks’ Category

Remote Console in the Notes client

I stumbled onto this 5 year old post by Jack Dausman in a series of posts he calls “Secrets of the Administration Guild”

It describes how to create a smart icon in the normal Notes client with code to bring up a Remote Console popup dialogue without having to have the Admin client open or installed.

The code is: @Command([AdminRemoteConsole])

I will have to say that it’s a pretty clever little trick and could be darn useful to give “semi-admins” in regional sites a way to run compact on a server or something.

Refresh/Replace design smart icons

This is a little simple tip, but one that could save admins time when trying to get all their users up to the same mail template in a mixed mail template environment.

Since you cannot refresh or replace design through the admin client, here are a couple of formulas you can add as smart icons to your toolbar.

@Command([DesignRefresh]) or @Command([DesignReplace])

Using a smart icon reduces the number of clicks necessary to about 3 instead of 7.

Using a Desktop Policy to set location document fields

Like most of you, I glean my information from various sources: Blogs, IBM Notes/Domino FAQ Newsletter, Notes Discussion forums at IBM, IBM technote searches, custom Notes/Domino google searches, Stumbleupon,, and various other newsletters such as the or LotusUserGroup, etc.

I just recently signed up for LinkedIn and joined a few Notes/Domino groups. I haven’t done much with it yet, but here’s my public profile

Today, I received a LinkedIn post with an answer which pointed to Technote 1196837 – Using a Desktop Policy to set notes.ini and Location parameters.

I really wish I had seen this technote a very long time ago.

Which database replicas are related to names.nsf replica ID

I found this post from Michael Brown rather useful.

I’ve known about this for a very long time, but it’s good to see someone discuss it again and provide an IBM Technote 1099635 on it.

Search in results saves lots of time combing your logs.

I don’t know if this is new in 7.0x or was always there in 6.5, but I’ve just discovered “Search in results” tick box under the “more” settings when searching within a view.

How many times have you poured through your logs searching for when a compact job finishes, or looking for a mail message id, or some other particular incident?

I generally do not full text index my server logs, but do use the “Search This View” under the View menu which brings up the familiar search query bar above the view that is present when a database is full text indexed.
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