The Lotus Notes client displays the splash screen and accepts the username/password and then does not complete loading. Progress bar keeps looping around with the message "Loading.. Please wait" displayed. This is probably due to a plugin issue. It can be fixed by following the steps below:
Run command prompt
Change directory to Lotus Notes client program folder (C:Program FileIBMLotusNotes by default)
Enter "notes.exe -RPARAMS -resetconfig -clean"
Lotus Notes client should now start properly
This should clean the workspace, plugins and then clear out the cache.
Please note that the command should only be run once or it will slow the Notes client start if run every time.
Thanks to Simon O'Doherty for pointing this out on a blog and Google for finding it.
Error 404 when logging into iNotes
Tue, Dec 3rd 2013 8:14a Paul Farris When logging into iNotes webmail the browser error message 404 is displayed.
This is due to a corrupt profile document in the Webmail Redirect database.
The profile documents can be deleted using the code below and then the user should be able to log in again.
Dim s As New NotesSession
Dim db As NotesDatabase
Dim doc As NotesDocument
Dim item As NotesItem
Dim profileUserName As String
profileUserName=InputBox("Please enter the name of the user in can [read] Keywords: inotes
SQL Server Agent job failure [SQLSTATE 42000] (Error 102)
Tue, Dec 3rd 2013 8:14a Paul Farris When running a SQL Server Agent job it fails on one step with the error message below:
Executed as user: DOMAINusername. Incorrect syntax near '-'. [SQLSTATE 42000] (Error 102) Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'with'. If this statement is a common table expression, an xmlnamespaces clause or a change tracking context clause, the previous statement must be terminated with a semicolon. [SQLSTATE 42000] (Error 319). The step failed.
This is due to the database specified in th [read] Keywords: agent
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Lotus Notes client shuts down when started
Thu, Oct 3rd 2013 11:12p Paul Farris I have had an issue with one of our Lotus Notes clients (v8.5.x) recently. When starting the client it allowed the user to enter their credentials and instead of displaying the homepage it would immediately shutdown and prompt to replicate on shutdown. Repeatedly restarting the client resulted in the same behaviour.
Renaming the Workspace folder (under the Data folder) fixed this issue. [read] Keywords: lotus
Updating Traveler policy changes
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 6:11a Paul Farris After making changes to a IBM Traveler Settings Policy document in Domino, the changes will be updated every 6 hours unless the command below is run the the affected users mail server.
tell traveler policy update
Further information at: http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/dominowiki.nsf/xpDocViewer.xsp?lookupName=Administering+Lotus+Notes+Traveler+8.5.3+Upgrade+Pack+2#action=openDocument&res_title=Creating_a_Lotus_Notes_Traveler_policy_settings_document_A853UP2&content=pdcontent [read] Keywords: domino
Extracting contacts from Blackberry BBB file
Fri, Sep 6th 2013 7:10a Paul Farris I needed to extract the contacts from a Blackberry .BBB backup file and my old trusty Blackberry Converter did not like the new format which the Blackberry Desktop Manager saves the files into. Rather than buying one of the many converter programs that are available a quick Google allowed me to find a free utility written by Mike McDonough.
The free IPDEXTRACT utility can be used to extract the individual IPD files from the BBB file. This can be downloaded for free from: https://sites.google.c [read] Keywords: ibm
BB10/Traveler Password Expiry Issue
Tue, May 28th 2013 6:18a Paul Farris We have been experiencing an issue with Traveler 220.127.116.11 where Blackberry 10 devices are forcing the users to change their device password every day rather than the period set in the policy (90 days).
Disabling the password expiry setting in "Traveler Device Settings -> Security Settings -> Apple -> Password Expiry Period" has worked around this issue. [read] Keywords: traveler