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    Notes on Mac and some specific VPNs. Network_Resiliency=0

    Vladislav Tatarincev  1 April 2022 12:47:14

    While ago during 12.0 we faced issue that after upgrade to V12.0 Notes was able to work with our VPN server.
    Error message pointed to very low TCPIP level.

    and today my colleagues Stanislav Schvachko has found, that issue is finally resolved (actually 8 month ago, but only 70 as of today)
    Just enable Notes.ini parameter Network_Resiliency=0 , that will disable new V12 feature

    Network Resilence feature is v11 functionality, so upon timeout client is not frozen.

    Seems that in V12 this resilence feature was improved, but with some side effects.

    Here is a link to full technote.

    HCL Notes 12 on Mac cannot connect to the server over VPN

      Updated MAIL 12.0.1 Template to address some issues

      Vladislav Tatarincev  17 March 2022 12:34:33
      One of my customers noticed that when they join meeting, URL or Online meeting is LowerCased. as result also password is lowercased and people fail to join.

      I opened ticked and very fast HCL did changes to template https://support.hcltechsw.com/csm?id=kb_article&sysparm_article=KB0097354
      The following Technotes/SPRs are addressed

      SPR # SVAIC44HYC >>  When a user replies or forwards a message, the 'message replied/forward to' arrow is not displayed in the view/folder column.
      SPR # SAHNCAUBHJ >> When a user creates a new meeting with Webex, the user sees a second meeting entry in the Notes calendar. This happens when the user's Webex user name/mail address is the same as that of Notes.
      SPR # SANECAUH5J >>  Notes rescheduled meetings do not reflect in Webex or Zoom meeting on DOMI.
      SPR # JPKRC5KT3Y >> "Error loading USE or USELSX module: domiListsCollectionsError" when opening new mail12.ntf with older client.
      SPR # ASATC48JKC >> In Notes V12 mail template, hotspot 'Join' beside the location launches the URL link in lowercase. URL parameter, which contains for example the meeting id, are case sensitive, resulting to a meeting that could not be joined.

        Reading MTDATA.nsf (Message Tracking) and generating your own reports

        Vladislav Tatarincev  13 October 2020 08:22:10
        I did Domino Administration training last week and did it online/remotelly which was new experience for me.
        Course name is Domino ADVANCED training, so students learn real life stuff, and not only basic, but also Advanced things like Verse on Prem, Clusters, Traveler, V10/v11 Upgrade, Performance Tuning.
        Www.cyone.eu/Training explains it in more details.

        When we worked with Message Tracking , and one students asked if he can create custom reports. I do remember that IBM Technote existed that described how to access mtdata.nsf with LotusScript.
        I was unable to find this technote, since IBM removed this from knowledge base. I opened case with HCL and they pointed me to right article in Domino Wiki.


        To avoid performance issues , I do suggest to archive MTDATA.nsf, and in script depending on search range access only one database, or/and archive.
        Hope it helps.

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          Russian Notes User Group online conference (content in English and Russian) 9-16 October 2020

          Vladislav Tatarincev  22 September 2020 13:19:26
          Russian Notes user conference will be online event, sessions will be in English and Russian
          We will have fantastic sessions from HCL, panagenda, YTRIA, TeamWorkR, CYONE and other business partners.

          Event participation is free, if you want to be a speaker call for abstracts is open until Friday evening, sponsors - great opportunity to present your solution or service.

          Https://en.RNUG.RU/  From Russia with Love.

          Avoid deleting users who left company from Reader/Authors fields and NAMES fields

          Vladislav Tatarincev  15 September 2020 14:11:22

          If you have ACL ACTION "MODIFY ALL NAMES FIELDS, OR READERS AUTHORS FIELDS"  then upon user rename, user is renamed by adminp in names fields and security fields.

          Drawback is when user is leaving company and admin deletes user, if you have this setting enabled, then user will be deleted from all Names fields or Readers/Authors fields.

          Which may lead to strange documents, like Approved by "Empty string", because person who approved left company and adminp deleted him from field.
          Which is not ok, since breaks logic and compliance, we have to know who accepted document.

          I got request from customer to modify my TDI script, to avoid this, and I did some reasearch on this.

          I did some reverse engineering of Domino server code and found, that there are two undocumented parameters that made me very curious.


          I opened ticket :) in HCL Support and HCL Support was fast like a rocket!  I got reply from Somnath and Development team that these two parameters will extend functionality of Delete action.

          If you want rename, but want to skip DELETE in Names fields or Reader/Authors fields just enable these parameters. ADMINP_DISABLE_NAMEITEM_DELETE=1

          HCL Will publish a technote on this topic today.   This is brand new, so before putting in production do proper tests in test environment!


          I will be speaking on Russian Notes user group event, so everybody is welcome, content in English and Russian  https://en.rnug.ru/

            v11 HTTP Rule bug and workaround

            Vladislav Tatarincev  25 February 2020 09:39:52
            One way to improve HTTP application is to cache different objects, like CSS, JPG , .JS files.
            To do so you must create a HTTP Header rule.

            Image:v11 HTTP Rule bug and workaround
            I always do this when improve performance of HTTP, but in v11 I tried and I got error message, that "Expiration days is required"

            Image:v11 HTTP Rule bug and workaround
            I opened case with HCL support and they confirmed issue, and next day I got info that it will be fixed in 11.0.1 under  SPR # SPPPBLXKG9
            Meanwhile workaround is to do the following

            1. Open names.nsf\pubnames.ntf in Designer.
            2. In Forms, select and edit the form "(Web Rule)"
            3. In the Basic tab of the "(Web Rule)" form, change the "Input Translation" of below two fields.
              a) Hdr_Ex_Days => Remove the current formula and update it with the below one.
            @If((MappingType = "4" & Hdr_Ex_En != "0" & Hdr_Ex_Opt = "0") | [email protected]; @ThisValue; 5)
              b) Hdr_Ex_Date = > Remove the current formula and update it with the below one.
            @If((MappingType = "4" & Hdr_Ex_En != "0" & Hdr_Ex_Opt = "1") | [email protected]; @ThisValue; @Tomorrow)
            4. Once done, save & close the form.

              winmail.dat is back

              Vladislav Tatarincev  19 November 2019 11:05:12
              While ago I started to receive winmail.dat files,   our servers are 10.0.1FP3 and V11 Beta 2 (second cluster node).

              In past (7.0, 8.0, 8.5 and early 9.0) we have to implement TNEFENABLECONVERSION=1 notes.ini, starting from 9.0.1FP4 it is ON by default, so you can remove this parameter to keep your configuration more clean.
              My colleagues did investigation on this and we figured out that if we sent mail from Domino to Outlook and select (RETURN RECEIPT), you will get a return receipt with WinMail.dat.
              If you try to decode file, there is no file inside , which is confusing...

              Issue is reported to HCL, we were able to reproduce issue. Will keep you updated about this issue.

              Notes.ini for accessing Archives on clustered VOP (verse on Prem)

              Vladislav Tatarincev  21 October 2019 12:57:08
              New version of Verse On prem 1.0.8.a supports archives and Fix to 1.0.8a version support all type of archives, created manually and by policy.
              If you have load balancer or clustered VOP, you might be interested in old Notes.ini parameters, to access archives by same URL as you access VOP.  


              If you have webMail.ACME.COM and your Archives are located on Server1.acme.com or Server2.Acme.COM (and these hosts are not even published to internet) without this parameter trying to access archive will give you an error.

              With this parameter, VOP will try access Archives also on webmail.acme.com (sharing this on behalf of my colleague Alexander Korolkov).