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Allow an ID to be selected to sign a database with

: Domino Administrator
: notes, administration
Sean Burgess5201 - 11 2007 (12)
Instead of having to switch IDs just to sign a database, it would be much easier to be able to just select the ID file you want to use to sign with, put in the password, and do the signing. This would be similar to the way you can choose ...

NSF Comparison Tool

: Domino Administrator / Other
: tools, administration, development, troubleshooting, replication
Richard Schwartz3723 - 14 2007 (3)
A tool for note-by-note comparison of nsf files.  I envision it as a dual-paned NotesPeek, with filtering options like:
- Show notes with unids not found in other database
- Show notes with same unid but different oid
- Show notes with same unid but value(s) in field(s) don't ...

Calendering Administration

: Domino Administrator
: calendering, scheduling, administration, endusers
Elijah Lapson581 - 31 2007 (7)
Staff within organizations/companies tend to come and go. As new staff arrive taking over responsibilities from the old the inevitable question arises...

Can I switch Jane Doe's Meeting invitation's over to Jane Doe 2.0?

I would love to have an option in the mail template (not an agent ...

Full-text indexes: Specify dedicated location

: Domino Server / Data Storage and Management
: administration, full-text, enhancement, performance
Harkpabst Meliantrop3248 - 14 2007 (6)
Full-text indexes are stored in folders (named after the .nsf file), that always reside in the same subfolder as the .nsf file itself. I propose to add an option to the server document, to place all full-text indexes into a dedicated location, similar to specifying the log path for transaction ...

On Server Registration, allow me to copy server security settings

: Domino Administrator / Directory
: domino, administration, registration, security
Chris Whisonant2445 - 20 2007 (6)
When I'm registering a new server, I would like the ability to choose a baseline configuration for security/http/whatever settings. Basically a "use server doc from x server to populate security settings".

Button for selecting database file in Mail-in Database document

: Domino Administrator / Directory
: administration, mail, database, resource
Martin Vogel2502 - 11 2008 (1)
When i create a mail-in database document i must have the database filename in the clipboard for pasting it in the field "File name". Therefore i would like to have a button for choosing the database.
In addition I would like to have a button "create database" in the ...

Convert mail files from the Administrator client

: Domino Administrator / Admin Tools
: administration, convert, upgrade
Oliver Regelmann4949 - 16 2008 (0)
Upgrading mail databases to a new template can be done with the "load convert" console command. I wish this could be called from within the files tab of the Administrator client for a selected range of mail files. Or even better from the persons view for a selected range of ...

Allow sametime settings be saved when switching IDs

: Sametime / Other
: notes_client, administration, sametime, sametime_settings, release_8
Deb Carpenter1145 - 07 2008 (2)
Our user community has been in the practice of switching IDs (to either special IDs for security purposes or user IDs). In Release 8, when a user switches IDs, all Sametime settings are lost and the user must reset everything and log back into Sametime.
As I understand it, ...

Prevent multiple replicas on a single server

: Domino Administrator
: administration, replica
Julian Woodward1824 - 03 2007 (14)
In the light of the Richard Schwartz's post:
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How about a flag on the server configuration document to prevent creation of duplicate replicas on a single server? Or maybe even a permissions list to set who can/can't do this?

Centralized Admin for Domino/Quickr/Sametime, etc

: Domino Administrator / Other
: administration
Marie Scott3790 - 28 2008 (3)
Centralize administration for Domino to include all Lotus products including Sametime and Quickr from the Domino Admin client -- instead of having to go to another space for Quickr and another space for Sametime.  Tabs/bookmarks could be added for these products.

Better Archive criterias

: Domino Server / Admin Tools
: archive, mail, administration, policy
Enio Basso755 - 30 2007 (4)
Today when enable an archive criteria for a mail database we have only 2 options:
  • Not modified
  • Expired
I´d like to the use more complex archive criteria like:
  • Archive Bigger Documents
  • Not archive documents with attachments like .mpg, .mp3, .wma, .jpg
  • use an ...

Deliver start/stop scripts for Domino on Linux

: Domino Server / Other
: administration, domino, linux
Oliver Regelmann4949 - 30 2007 (4)
I guess everyone who installed Domino on Linux yet had to somehow generate init-scripts to run it as daemon. There are some options available to do this:
- using Daniel Nashed's scripts
- grabbing the one linked in some old redbook
- DIY writing
It would be nice ...

Replace Passport Advantage with something simple

: Domino Administrator / Other
: passport advantage, passportadvantage, download, administration
Tim Paque2757 - 06 2010 (4)
Passport Advantage is so incredibly bad it should be completely thrown out.    Create a new site.  Here's an idea, use Lotus Notes to build it so the Search actually works!
Availability of the Latest version of the software should only be a login, a search and 1 click away.  ...

Files tab should have a "copy database location to clipboard" to paste it into a console command.

: Domino Administrator / Admin Tools
: administration, files, clipboard, console
Daniel Silva438 - 01 2008 (4)
When working in the "Files" tab of the Domino Administrator client, there should be an option to right-click on a database and "Copy database location to clipboard" to be able to paste it in a console command if necessary.

"Open Mail File" button in view "Mail-in-Databases and Resources"

: Domino Administrator / Directory
: administration, view, button, mail, databases, resource
Martin Vogel2502 - 10 2008 (3)
In the view "People" there is a button "Open Mail File".
For a better administration of mail-in-databases it would be fine if the view "Mail-in-Databases and Resources" has this button, too.

Admin Widgets for Domino Admin 8.5

: Domino Administrator / Other
: administration, widgets
Marie Scott3790 - 28 2008 (1)
Some ideas for widgets when Domino Administrator is moved to eclipse platform:
view top 25 largest user db's
view CPU usage by task
view number of items in adminp queue
total size of FT indices
total size of view indices
Widgets away!

Restrict access to server configuration info

: Domino Server / Security
: domino, directory, server, administration
Leonard Gray453 - 15 2008 (3)
As internal data security becomes more and more of a concern, allowing end-users access to server configuration information poses more of a risk than when the Domino Directory was first envisioned and implemented.
While we can make customizations to the Domino Directory to accommodate our needs, the product "off ...

Need a process to undelete a user.

: Domino Administrator / Admin Tools
: administration, adminp, user_deletion
David Hablewitz15237 - 13 2009 (4)
This is an admin thing, but to you developers who feel our pain, thank you for your supportive votes.
Who out there hasn't performed a Delete Person (either intentionally or not) and then needed to go back and restore that person.  If you were smart enough to have a ...

A way to disable all scheduled agents in a Database or a Directory

: Domino Administrator
: administration
Matt White9280 - 14 2007 (5)
On our dev server, one of the backup strategies we use is simply to copy a database once a day into a backups directory. The problem is that all of the scheduled agents continue to run so over time logs get clogged up and the server has an increasing load ...

Open 2nd AdminClient instance

: Domino Administrator / Admin Tools
: administration, administration client
Ulrich Krause4897 - 18 2010 (0)
I wish there was an option to open a 2nd admin client instance, similar to the "Open in new window" function in the Notes Client.

Additional Columns for File View

: Domino Administrator / Other
: administration, manage, databases, compact
Marie Scott3790 - 28 2008 (1)

Add columns on Files tab view for the following in the Admin client:

number of documents in a database (instead of having to look at database properties) - helpful when trying to resolve cluster replication issues

date of last compact - (would be great to see when a database last ...


Using Domino Directory to deploy SSL keyring files

: Domino Administrator / Security
: ssl, domino directory, keyring, administration
Serdar Basegmez964 - 18 2011 (1)
 Recently configured SSL for over ten servers. I opened each server with remote console and copied keyring files one by one. I will repeat this on every renewal.
It would be far easy if there was a keyring storage on names.nsf. HTTP task would utilize these configuration and we ...

Add a Monthly and Bi-Monthly Option to Program Documents

: Domino Server / Admin Tools
: programdocuments, administration
Sandi Glazebrook858 - 26 2007 (1)
I would like to see a Monthly and BiMonthly option added when creating schedule program documents.  This would be I would like to run Monthly on the the 1st of the month or 2nd Friday of the Month.
Same concept for the BiMonthly but it would be run on ...

Display mail.boxes content in one view

: Domino Administrator / Other
: mail.box, administration
Steven Santamorena1051 - 08 2007 (1)
have a database that displays the contents of ALL mail.boxes at once on a given server.  It would save admins from having to open all individually when searching.

Server Policies

: Domino Administrator / Other
: policies, administration, admin, configuration
Scott O'Keefe187 - 07 2008 (2)
Wouldn't it be great if you could create server policies to enforce server document and/or server configuration document settings across servers?  This would mean that :
  • you would have better control over server configurations throughout your domain(s)
  • servers would not be able to have their settings changed out from ...

Admin interface

: Connections
: connections, administration
Urs Meli1619 - 30 2008 (2)

There are a lot of admin-features (configure dogear, removing dogears from  users) built in connections, but they are only available through the unfriendly wasadmin interface. It would be awfully usefull if connections had a webadministration / configuration interface.


On Rejections by Mail Rule, Tell Which Rule

: Domino Server / Admin Tools
: mail, filtering, rules, configuration, administration
Tim Paque2757 - 08 2009 (1)

Often mail will be rejected by mail rules, often erroneously.   When the rejected by mail rule message either hits the senders prompt, or logs on the server,   Please give some sort of hint as to which, or even which type of mail rule was broken.


Allow me to delete a database via AdminP

: Domino Administrator / Other
: administration
Oliver Regelmann4949 - 29 2008 (3)
Often when you delete a database from the admin client there's an error, mostly because the server thinks someone is using it (even when you know there's absolutely no one currently using that db). The admin client then removes the database from the file list and just prints an error ...

Disabled resources in Resources view

: Notes Client / Other Database Applications
: administration, resource, reservation, database
Martin Vogel2502 - 20 2007 (1)
For a better administration of disabled resource it would be nice if there is a red X for disabled resources shown in the "Resources" view.

Supporting groups in Domino Server program records

: Domino Administrator / Admin Tools
: domino, administration, program document, groups
Mark Skurla165 - 07 2011 (3)
Ok, long overdue, as I know this would really help me in my Domain and I've heard for many years at Lotusphere and different forums, but looking to get some more "Customer" feedback for this enhancement we;d like to make for 8.5.4.

I already coded and tested ...

Book Proposal: Getting started with Domino Administration

: Lotus Technical Information / Domino
: administration, domino
Ben Langhinrichs7009 - 16 2010 (0)
Credit goes to Len Berg, who asked me to post this for him.
A succinct group of illustrated chapters covering
basic administration for new Domino admins. 

How Domino works:
  • Overview of each process
  • Intraserver communication
  • Communication on different protocols
  • Configuring and Tuning the Domino ...

Sametime Connect Client in the "Licenses" view

: Sametime / Administration
: directory, license, view, client, administration, sametime, sametime_connect
Martin Vogel2502 - 29 2007 (2)
In the Domino Directory every license of Lotus Domino and Notes is listed in the view "Licenses". I would like to see the Sametime Connect Client licenses in this view, too.
Additional i would like to see the version of the ST client in the person document  (for support or ...

'No To All'-button in 'Create Cross Certificate' dialog.

: Domino Administrator / Admin Tools
: administration, sign, templates
Christian Heroe533 - 28 2008 (0)
Several purist when it comes to Domino Administration want to avoid having a bundle of Cross-Certificates. When new templates are installed at customer sites they'll want it to be sign by an Template User or Agent user.

When signing a template or a database I get the 'Create ...

Overview of installed plugins for Administrators

: Notes Client / Core/Frameworks (Incl. sidebar, rich text editor)
: notes client, plug-in, administration
Markus Köstner290 - 20 2009 (1)
I really enjoy the new possibilities for developing applications for the Notes client. We actually have already deployed two eclipse-plugins for the new Notes client framework. Unfortunately, I haven´t found out a way to monitor which client / user the plugins has been rolled out to and to which not.

Register New User browse to place mail file button

: Domino Administrator / Admin Tools
: create, user, administration
David Vasta2328 - 01 2007 (2)
So if you have ever created a new user and you open the little box that lets you set up the user. They have spent a great amount of time making that a great dialog box. On the tab where you set up the mail file it would be nice ...

Add White Space with Compact -c +x

: Domino Server / Data Storage and Management
: compact, administration, defragmentation, disk
Chris Whisonant2445 - 15 2008 (0)
In relation to the defragmentation idea, allow for compact -c to actually ADD white space. This can help to ensure that the database can have some "room for growth" and alleviate some disk concerns.

Direct execution of server commands from program documents

: Domino Server / Admin Tools
: program document, server commands, tell commands, administration
Richard Schwartz3723 - 16 2010 (4)
Currently, program documents can only run programs.  They can't execute server commends, like 'route *' or 'tell router quit', etc.  Of course, they can run a program that executes a command, and while it's not actually documented anywhere that I can find, it is pretty well-known that you can run a ...

An improved forms based GUI for Notes.Ini variables

: Domino Server / Admin Tools
: notes.ini, server, administration
Scott Edwards174 - 27 2007 (2)
Currently Notes.ini variables on the server can be set in a few ways; by directly editing the Notes.ini, using the Notes.ini tab on the server config doc, or issuing a set config <variable>=<value> command at the console.
Some notes.ini settings are set through various options in both the server ...

Better support for cross domain calendering

: Domino Administrator / Admin Tools
: calendaring, calendering, administration
Gareth Howell590 - 14 2007 (1)
Getting "almost there" when doing cross domain calendaring is pretty easy. However, why do I need to copy and paste the room records from one domain to the other so that they appear in the room lookup list?

Admin Wizard

: Domino Administrator / Admin Tools
: admin, administration, wizard, tools
chuck dean361 - 28 2008 (1)
Create a Domino Admin Wizard that would present a list of the top new features in a release - or if possible read the current system configuration and see what existing features are implemented and then list new features from earlier releases (ie. implementing the CA process to replace the ...

Client setting for managing return receipts of mails

: Notes Client / Mail
: mail, setting, notes_client, client, administration, security, return_receipt, policy
Martin Vogel2502 - 22 2007 (0)
I would like to be able to manage the return receipt of notes mails and/or internet mails.
The administrator could administer this client setting over the "Mail"-policy .

Upgrade the admin client. Still has Notes 7 status bar even.

: Domino Administrator / Admin Tools
: administration
David Hablewitz15237 - 25 2013 (1)
No significant changes have been made to the admin client in years.  Even the status bar at the bottom of the window is still from the Notes 7 design. There are many 3rd party tools available for administrators, but that is only because IBM has totally ignored this component of the ...

Multiple archive criteria should point to 1 archive at the gui

: Domino Administrator / Other
: archive, policies, administration
Axel Schreiber195 - 22 2010 (0)
When using multiple archiving crierias via policy, user will see multiple entries under the archive section in his/her mailfile. I suggest, that one can name the title of the archive in the policy, regardless of the name of the criteria (and the count of them)

Better support for Cross domain administration

: Domino Administrator / Admin Tools
: domain, consolidation, administration
Gareth Howell590 - 14 2007 (0)
As Domino scalability improves, so the desire to collapse many intra-company domains into one (or few) grows.
Unfortunately, there is almost no support for this in the standard product set.

Message Recall available to Administrators (SPR # Included)

: Domino Server / Admin Tools
: message recall, journal, administration
Jeremiah Benjamin843 - 04 2014 (1)
I requested that IBM add a new Role in the ACL for "Message Recall" ability so Admins or other designated users can Recall Messages on a user's behalf.  (I'm not going to be dogmatic about the method...I merely suggested the ACL Role because it seems a natural way to assign it and retain security.)

Add Setting Proxy User/Password Using Profiles

: Domino Administrator / Admin Tools
: administration, security
Sandi Glazebrook858 - 26 2007 (1)
Add feature to configure the Proxy Username and Password within the Security Policies.  We use Websense to block websites and were previously entering user IP address to allow them access to a given website.  This is not the optimal way to allow this type of access.  We have many proxy ...

Automaticly delete loadmon.ncf in case of a version upgrade

: Domino Server / Admin Tools
: administration, admin, configuration, easy
Nicolas ADMENT258 - 13 2008 (0)
Usefull for clustered servers, why not remove this file automaticly when server upgraded or fix pack installed

Way to synch HomeMail server with admin server on the mail file or admin server column in files view

: Domino Server / Admin Tools
: mail, homeserver, adminp, administration, administrationserver
David Killingsworth4000 - 13 2008 (2)
How many times have you setup a user on a particular mail server.  Their home server in their person document is correct, and then administration server setting in the database properties of their mail file is correct.
Next, thea move offices from Sao Paulo to Singapore.  You create a ...

Allow more granular control of the Database Administrators security setting on the server document for roaming upgrade

: Domino Server / Security
: administration, roaming, database administrators
Matt Cook602 - 23 2011 (3)
Note: Idea description updated to correct functionality after further testing.  Roaming at registration is fine.  Upgrade to roaming afterwards is not for our service desk.
We currently delegate user registration to the service desk and desktop levels.
We would also like to delegate roaming upgrades to the service ...

Check NSD.exe version on server startup

: Domino Server / Admin Tools
: administration, nsd
Chuck Hauble795 - 11 2007 (2)
Having an incorrect version of NSD.exe on a server can be a nightmare when trying to troubleshoot server crash issues.  Could the server process at start up check to see if the correct NSD version is available based on the version of the server code and display a warning if ...

Allow easy remote access (telnet/ssh) to the server console from Linux

: Domino Server / Admin Tools
: administration, admin, console, server
Daniel Silva438 - 14 2007 (10)
We are currently "tied' to the Domino Administrator client which currently only runs on Windows.  I'd like to be able from a Linux client to telnet/ssh to the Domino server's console and run any commands remotely w/o need any special "client' to connect to it.  Authentication would be done via ...

Allow to specify a maximum size for email archives

: Domino Administrator / Data Storage and Management
: size, administration
Jos Janssen1463 - 27 2011 (4)
In order to allow users to save email archives to CD/DVD there should be an option to specify the maximum size for archives. 

Periodically verify Recent Contacts against Corporate directories

: Notes Client / Contacts
: recent contacts, administration, addressing, personal address book
Alan Head210 - 07 2009 (3)
Recent Contacts will contain the addresses of people who have left the company. This can result in users sending email to contacts who no longer exist. Whilst they will receive a delivery failure a more efficient solution would be to periodically prune Recent Contacts of people who are no longer in the directories used ...

Leverage the Human experience of mail deletion patterns to fight spam

: Domino Server / Messaging router
: spam, mail, router, administration
Jamie Colpean925 - 23 2008 (2)
Problem: There are 3rd party products or mail server rule that try to "guess" at what constitutes an unwanted inbound email. However, the ones that get through to the user have to be dealt with by the user.

The user must identify an email and choose ...

expose profile documents to the UI for editing

: Domino Administrator / Admin Tools
: profile, administration, edit
Peter Moline1403 - 09 2007 (7)
I would like some way of viewing, editing and deleting profile documents in Notes databases, without having to resort to writing LotusScript. Perhaps this could be done by adding a tool under Files in the Admin client.
PS - if you choose to vote this down, a comment as well ...


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