IBM Lotus Domino Server 853 64 Bits
with the 8.5.3 version of the traveler9 there is an issue with the 64 bit traveler9 not being able to open mail on a 64 bit domino. the solution is to use the 32 bit traveler9 and use the addin to open the mail files.
another issue is that of the iis 7.5 version of the 9.0.1 (fp) and 10.1 (fp) server. the iis 7.1 (fp) server cannot connect to a shared network folder. this is because the iis version of 9.1 (fp) does not have a server certificate to connect to the network share. the solution is to put a server certificate in the domino/server/trustedpeople certificate folder.
even if the 9.0.1 (fp) server is running on the same box as the traveler9, it is unable to open mail. the reason is that the traveler9 is a 32 bit application and so it is unable to open a 64 bit program. the solution is to run the 64 bit traveler9 instead.
in the past traveler was just a web viewer for the mail. when you use the addin (and make sure you do) for the traveler9 it opens a mail file and adds it to your traveler. so if you use the addin you can open a mailfile on any server that is connected to the lotus traveler9 server.
the jvm version option for domino 10.0.1 does not only need to be used on the cfgdomsvr command, but it needs to be used for the process of changing the jvm version for domino 9.1 as well. below is an example of the jvm version option that can be used for both commands.
the next enhancement is in the ability to specify your notes.ini file (which resides in the $path) for domino 10.0.1. this is a welcome change from the the current domino 8.5.3, 9.1 and 10.0 release, where the notes.ini was hard coded as the notes.ini. the notes.ini variable is qnotesinifile. this variable is case insensitive. below is an example of how the notes.ini should look for a domino 10.1 server. while this is only a basic example and there are a lot of enhancements available for domino 10.1, i felt that this example was sufficient for those who may be new to domino.
this is a mistake, and not very common. a mistake in production! when you exported the documents from an 8.5.3 or 9.0.1 server, they were exported to the notes database. when you try and export from a 10.1 server to a notes database, it does not see a notes database and thus tries to export to the default database.
and finally, and of course, is the “out of the box” ease of installing domino 8.5.3 and 9.0.1 applications in domino 10.1. domino 10.1 will install all of the extensions installed in an earlier release of domino, and it will install the code required to support the new features as well. in domino 8.1 you need to manually install the lotus connections, notes, and domino containers extensions. in domino 10.1, the extensions have been installed for you. this makes the task of installing an application easier and quicker.
i also noticed that ibm did not make any real effort to document how to configure the iseries to have two different name servers on an ibm i. this will be discussed in more detail in a future post, but its a big deal.
the traveler9 i am going to be running on this box is a minor upgrade, so the library and dll will not be upgraded. i will be using it to test with the domino 10 code executables and it will be my main box to test the updates when they are released.
it is really a minor change for the traveler. but the new-er box will have server 2008 64 bit. i don’t know if the assembly version in the dlls is different for the version differences. i know the new release have a new set of dlls in the assembly folder, but i don’t know if they are different versions.