One of the best features introduced in the R8 code stream was the Synchronize Contacts feature on the replicator page.
If you are unfamiliar with this gem, it will automatically put any contacts that you have stored locally in your personal address book and place them in the hidden view $Contacts in the mail file. Very useful for making your contacts available on iNotes and mobile devices. Before, it was a manual process and often forgotten about. But as I have come to find out this week, this automation also make for a very nasty mess.
Many many moons ago, we used location documents on machines where people had to access Notes under multiple accounts. This was very helpful for the executive assistants in the company. Particularly for one assistant that has worked closely with both of the co-CEO's for many years. So on her machine we had set up a location document for CEO-A, CEO-B and for herself. When she needed to do something for CEO-A, switch to that account, log in with CEO-A's ID and work. When done, switch back to her ID and away she went. Worked like a gem. Well.....
About three weeks ago I was getting reports from a different executive assistant that CEO-B was getting CEO-A's contacts merged into his. Also, CEO-B was also getting the other executive assistants contacts as well. No mail file had the same replica ID. No other replication of personal address books to anywhere were taking place. So what was it!?!?!?!?
Well, it was something VERY easily overlooked. And not sure how or who turned it on. Especially since this is a desktop and not a laptop.
In executive assistants location documents for both CEO-A and CEO-B, this was turned on:
When that was turned on, guess what else was turned on?
So every time she switched between CEO's, they each got the others updates as well as the executive assistants personal updates. Took a couple days to figure that one out. And before anyone yells at me about the access and delegation settings, I know. There are sometimes that she needs to be them for reasons. They are the bosses and if they want it that way, thy will be done.
Now comes the hard part, the clean up. Off to the backup tapes we go!
Sametime Video Calls on a MacBook Pro - not happening
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 9:10a Andy Donaldson Okay, blogosphere, I need your ear for a few minutes.The overlords here at the day job want to start support Macs. That's a good thing in my opinion. IBM has had a Notes client for Mac, (but not an Admin or Dev client), for some time now. But with rolling out new hardware, we have to make sure everything works of course. What's not working for me right now, and is reproducible on another like Mac, is that video calls in Sametime won't work. We have nice, shiny new MacBook Pro's with Re [read] Keywords: admin
Migrating Traveler to HA Error
Sat, Mar 15th 2014 6:48a Andy Donaldson Today was the day I made the leap to migrate our production Traveler server from running on the Derby database to an SQL database. While we are not taking full advantage of HA with multiple servers, I wanted to at least get us migrated to a more robust database. Having walked through the migration steps at this link in our test environment, I felt pretty confident with the task ahead. After the server restarted and Traveler launched, the migration process began. But not too long after the mi [read] Keywords: ibm
Andy's Guide to.......
Thu, Jan 2nd 2014 8:45p Andy Donaldson Okay, I have been a bit of a slacker this year. I haven't gotten around to my annual "Andy's Guide to Connect-o-sphere" post. So, until I do, here are the links to years past! Enjoy! [read] Keywords: lotusphere
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 7:36a Andy Donaldson So it's that time of the year again when all the good little Domino Admins and Developers get all starry eyed and anxious with the anticipation of going to Lotuspher...I mean Connect. One of the fun things that goes on at the event is the "Wednesday night party" at one of the local Orlando theme parks. For me, that's always something I look forward to. Not much of a thrill ride person myself, but enjoy the themes of the parks. In years past, it was a closely guarded secret on which park [read] Keywords: domino