HCL Notes V12.0.2 and embedded views / UPDATED !!  

By Rainer Brandl | 1/4/23 4:35 PM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

After migrating a Domino environment to 12.0.2 and upgrading the Notes Clients we could see the following issue. In an application where documents from another application should have been displayed in an embedded view the embedded view was not filled and kept empty.

Domino Backup to Windows Shares  

By Rainer Brandl | 10/18/22 10:06 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

In a customer environment I had the request to put the backups of Domino ( with the new feature Domino Backup which is really working fine ) to another Windows Share.

Domino V12 – Password Sync / Lesson´s learned  

By Rainer Brandl | 8/3/22 3:57 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

After some issues to get the new feature of the Password Sync up and running I’ll summarize the pitfalls I went through. The process is documented well on the official HCL Product Documentation but with this summary I’ll document some issues.

HCL Verse 3.0 is available  

By Rainer Brandl | 7/22/22 5:30 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

HCL released the new version of HCL Verse with some great enhancements: Create and search for contacts in Verse Until now the contacts app always switched over to iNotes. This feature currently is in Beta version and is off by default.

HCL Domino TOTP authentication with Directory Assistance enabled  

By Rainer Brandl | 6/21/22 8:40 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Today I had the issue that TOTP was not working fine at a customer site. The main issue was that a user could bypass the TOTP authentication, was routed to the MFA setup site, clicked “Finished” and was routed to the homepage.nsf. After opening a case I received 2 informations very quick informations ( thanks to Neha Bansal !! )

Personal Recap of engage.2022  

By Rainer Brandl | 5/30/22 1:09 PM | Business - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

First of all I want to thank Theo Heselmans and his whole team for making this great event in Bruges possible !! It was very cool to see all the guys from the “Yellow Bubble” again in person. During this conference HCL delivered great news around the HCL Collaboration Solutions and also the corresponding roadmaps ( which cannot be seen from other competitors! It’s almost impossible to name all upcoming features or releases but I’ll try to name the most important ones for me

HCL SafeLinx 1.3 Installer issue on Windows  

By Rainer Brandl | 5/12/22 12:48 PM | Infrastructure - SafeLinx | Added by Oliver Busse

Today I had the issue that after an installation of HCL SafeLinx 1.3 on Windows I could not get a connection from the HCL SafeLinx Administrator to the HCL SL Access Manager. After opening a case I received the information that there has been an issue inside the installer which was fixed on May 12th.

Error “Cannot convert Notes Rich Text message to MIME message” when answering meeting invitations   

By Rainer Brandl | 5/9/22 6:11 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

I had the issue that after a migration of a Domino environment all users received error messages after answering meeting invitations. The customer prepared 2 Ubuntu LTS 20.04 server with Kernel version 5.x for the new Domino environment and we moved the data partitions to the new servers, installed 12.0.1FP1 and afterwards the troubles started.

Domino 12.0.1 TOTP activation / Lesson learned   

By Rainer Brandl | 4/6/22 11:40 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Since last week I struggled with activating TOTP on a Domino 12.0.1 server. After the configuration ( which is very well explained here ) I could not get the MFA setup page working.

Sametime Proxy Server issue after upgrading to 11.6 IF2  

By Rainer Brandl | 3/25/22 2:26 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Yesterday I upgraded a Sametime Proxy Server 11.6 to 11.6 IF2. After the upgrade you could login but then the screen hang and your chats did not display.First I thought about an issue with the database connection and checked the configuration which looked fine. Then Ales sent me a link which helped to get the Proxy Server running again

HCL Connections: Get the owners of all Communities  

By Rainer Brandl | 3/11/22 10:18 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Today I had the request to get the owners of all existing communities. Based on the very helpful blog entry from Martijn de Jong I modified the SQL statement a little bit and received the needed information in a very nice way.

Domino crashes when scheduling repeating Meeting Event with Ressource reservation – Tips and News for Collaboration solutions  

By Rainer Brandl | 3/8/22 4:31 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

In a customer environment I had the issue that the Domino Server crashed when a repeating Meeting Event was scheduled for a very long time ( in my case it was a weekly meeting for about 20 years ) and where a ressource was booked.

Set a “Welcome Page” on HCL Nomad Mobile   

By Rainer Brandl | 2/15/22 2:44 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

I had the customer request to set a specific database on the HCL Nomad Mobile clients when opening HCL Nomad. If you also have this request you can use the free ( for HCL Nomad ! ) panagenda Marvel Client to get this issue solved. Here are the single steps

HCL Connections PDF Export – Lesson learned  

By Rainer Brandl | 2/2/22 2:06 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Last week I had the issue that the new feature of exporting Wiki entries as PDF was not working although I finished all the Post installation task ( https://bit.ly/3rYnYPc ).When trying to access either the "ACL site" ( /ic360/ui/admin/acls.html ) or the SelfTest page ( /ic360/ui/selftest.html ) I always received the error that I'm not authorized to access those pages:

Disabling persistent chat in Sametime 11.x  

By Rainer Brandl | 11/17/21 6:55 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

In one customer situation I had the request to disable the new ( and great ) functionality of the persistant chat.Well, you have to install the MongoDB during the installation of the Sametime Community Server but can disable the need of the MongoDB afterwards by going through the following steps

Room and Resource reservation with HCL Verse on Premises 2.x  

By Rainer Brandl | 7/14/21 10:46 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Today I had the issue that a customer complained that there´s no option to book rooms or resources within VoP 2.x. After some investigation the reason was found and corrected. If you are using the React form form appointments with the NOTES.INI entry VOP_GK_FEATURE_168=0 you’ll not be able to book rooms or resources within a calendar entry.

HCL Domino SNMP Agent and HCL Domino 11.0.1FP3  

By Rainer Brandl | 6/22/21 3:25 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

I had the issue that after upgrading a Domino Server to 11.0.1FP3 the followingerror message was displayed in the server console:"HCL Domino SNMP agent is not available"Due to some dependencies the service of the Domino Server was running with aspecial AD account while the HCL Domino SNMP Service was running with theLocalSystem account.

Creating Backups with Domino V12 Beta3  

By Rainer Brandl | 4/1/21 12:42 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

With the newly released Beta3 of HCL Domino V12 ( the GA has been announced for June 7th 2021 ) it´squite easy to create backups without additional software.First of all you have to upgrade your Domino Server to Beta3.- I upgraded my Beta2 without any troubles to Beta3. So there´s no need to uninstall and reinstall !

Installing Domino 11.0.1 FP2 on iSeries  

By Rainer Brandl | 2/23/21 5:26 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

In the weekend I had to migrate a Domino environment from 9.0.1.x to the latest release. What I could see during the migration:Backup the NOTES.INI before you run the "UPDDOMSVR" command (!)Maybe it was in this environment but after running the UPDDOMSVR the NOTES.INI only contained 3 lines and all the other informations have been gone. Therefore we had to restore the NOTES.INI from the backup we took before

Domino V11.0.1 Cookbook  

By Rainer Brandl | 2/2/21 5:18 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

HCL is offering a cookbook about Domino V11.01 where you can findSystem requirementsStep-by-Step instructions for fresh installation, upgrades and removalDownload links.It´s very helpful !!

ICXT customers preparation before Connections 7.0 eGA  

By Rainer Brandl | 12/16/20 2:20 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

We received the following information regarding the "Export as PDF" function in HCL Connections 7.x: We are reaching out to our customers who have deployed ICXT to make sure you are aware of the special instructions that you should follow as part of your Connections 7.0 upgrade.  Connections 7.0 delivers enhancements to the Export to PDF capability and introduces new capabilities, such as community templates, that will require upgrading your ICXT deployment. Please also note that you should not install the Feature Foundation component during your Connections 7 install, as that is only for customers who do not already have ICXT. Please see below for the detailed instructions on upgrading to Connections 7.0.

HCL Digital Solutions Sandbox  

By Rainer Brandl | 12/2/20 2:09 AM | Business - News | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

HCL is offering the possibility to test multiple Collaboration Solutions with one account. You just have to register and afterwards it´s possible for you to check the amazing capabilities of HCL Domino Volt including sample apps and HCL Sametime Premium

Verse App on Android is not “respecting” security settings from the server  

By Rainer Brandl | 11/24/20 3:20 AM | Development - Digital Experience | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Today I had a call with a customer who complained that after an upgrade of the Verse App the user was forced either to enter a 8-pin password or a 6 character alphanumeric password. The weird issue was that we forced the user only to have a 6 digit numeric password set on the device in the settings of the HCL Traveler server. After opening a case at HCL we received the information that Google required changes to the Device administration for Android 10 and above devices. There´s also an entry in the HCL Knowledge Base describing the complete issue.

Advanced Configuration of Meeting Invitations  

By Rainer Brandl | 11/20/20 3:46 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Yesterday I had an issue at customer site. The customer is using Microsoft Teams with their official domain “example.com“. This domain is also used as primary domain in the Global Domain document on their Domino Server. The customer has an optional internet domain “example.at“.

HCL Digital Week – Recap Day 3 / Part 1  

By Rainer Brandl | 11/11/20 12:53 PM | Business - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

HCL Digital Week – Day 3 – Wednesday and the first day of the HCL Factory Tour. But what can we expect from today’s sessions after the really great announcements from the last 2 days ? Well, in the keynote – held by Richard Jefts and Chris Healey- we could see how HCL re-engineered their development guidelines for a successful future. And the steps HCL did are very straight forward.

HCL Digital Week – Recap Day 2 / Part 2   

By Rainer Brandl | 11/10/20 12:32 PM | Business - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

A very, very great applause to the complete HCL Digital Solutions Team for sharing today´s informations, developing the future and listening to your HCL Partners, HCL Ambassadors, Customers and the market !

HCL Digital Week – Recap Day 2 / Part 1  

By Rainer Brandl | 11/10/20 12:30 PM | Business - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

After a very interesting Day 1 today we received other aspects about the upcoming releases and some brand new announcements. That´s the cause I’m splitting today´s recap in 2 parts.

HCL Digital Week – Recap Day 1  

By Rainer Brandl | 11/9/20 12:11 PM | Business - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

Today, Monday 9th 2020, the HCL Digital Week started with a very impressive opening by Richard Jefts and Dion Hinchliffe where they talked about the Digital Transformation and how HCL is going to support YOU on this very interesting journey. During this Opening Session some very interesting facts have been shown by Dion Hinchliffe.

Domino Server: Copy Database Commands  

By Rainer Brandl | 10/29/20 10:12 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Matteo Bisi

Of course there are multiple ways to create copies or replicas of databases either to other folders on the same server or to other servers ( especially when the servers are running in a cluster ). I always use the following way and it´s working very fine: First, you have to set an entry in the NOTES.INI of the server where you want to put the commands directly in the console: Cluster_Admin_On=1

NOTES.INI parameter for Verse on Premises  

By Rainer Brandl | 9/22/20 3:19 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

HCL delivered a great summary of all NOTES.INI parameters for Verse on Premises: