Where are “Manage Working Sets” stored in the Domino Designer?

March 6th, 2012 No comments

In the Lotus Notes Domino Designer there is a cool feature called Manage Working Sets, this is a tool that allows you to organize all of your Lotus Notes applications but this tool is stored locally (no on the server).  If you are getting a new computer or want to do a clean install of the Lotus Notes client you will have to rebuild this list, which is no fun.

Location of the “workingsets.xml” file:


Just move this file from your current install to the new.  I hope this saves someone some time like it did me.


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Symantec Messaging Gateway – 9.5.x update fail

January 17th, 2012 No comments

I finally got around to upgrading SMG from 9.5.1 to 9.5.3 and things went bad.  Somehow the update failed and i got this error message.   I followed their directions but the error would not go away.  I stumbled onto this link and found out that if I used the “rpmdb -r” command first then ran “update install” it finally fixed the problem.

* If the service MySQL is started manually from the command line, it may fail with the following error:

> service mysql start
/etc/init.d/mysql: line 238: my_print_defaults: command not found [FAILED]

* The file “update.log” may show the following lines:

>more /data/logs/update.log

2011-09-15 12:14:17 +0100 migration.pl updating ima_config.xsd
2011-09-15 12:14:17 +0100 migration.pl <================ post-installation completed
2011-09-15 12:14:17 +0100 migration.pl updating bcc version to 9.5.1-1
2011-09-15 12:14:17 +0100 migration.pl verifying bcc version is 9.5.1-1
2011-09-15 12:14:17 +0100 migration.pl updating /etc/motd end
2011-09-15 12:14:17 +0100 migration.pl cleaning up lockfile /var/tmp/migration
</dbmigration time="2011-09-15 12:14:17 +0100" >
warning: /usr/share/ssl/certs/ca-bundle.crt saved as /usr/share/ssl/certs/ca-bundle.crt.rpmsave
MySQL: skipping stop
Giving mysqld a couple of seconds to exit nicely
E: Sub-process /bin/rpm returned an error code (251)
Err Inappropriate ioctl for device

</install time="2011-09-15 12:15:35 +0100" >
2011-09-15 12:15:35 +0100
2011-09-15 12:15:35 +0100
2011-09-15 12:15:35 +0100
mount: /opt is busy

Screenshot of error after folloing Tech TECH169628 Article multiple times:


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Xpages forums from IBM now live

April 8th, 2011 No comments

IBM Xpages Forum

IBM has always hosted discussion forums for their products where anyone can go there and post & answer questions and search for answers, but they have not changed the look of that discussion forums since 1997. Well with the release of Xpages a few years back I was wondering if they would put their money where their mouth is and release an Xpages based discussion forum. Well they did at the begining of this year and I’m just now taking notice. You can check them out at: Xpages Forum
or use this direct link : http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/xpagesforum.nsf

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TIP: Why Xpages Designer responds sluggish when editing dominoView

November 2nd, 2010 No comments

If  you’ve been using Xpages Desginer and strugling with slowness in a dominoView in design or source mode then I have a tip that might help speed things up.

Just to describe the problem a little more; anytime you select a design element or update text it takes anywhere from 2 min to 5 minutes to give you control back to the Lotus Notes Designer.  I know this is never mentioned in any of the tutorials because they always give examples of small apps.  I run into this when editing an existing xpages custom control that uses dominView tag.  Anyway I finally disabled the “data palette” on the right side of the designer. For some reason it takes forever to make changes to xpages that use dominoView when the data palette is enabled and you are dealing with a view that has over 300 documents.

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Symantec Brightmail Gateway & Domino LDAP

July 13th, 2010 No comments

Have you been trying to get your SBG (Symantec Brightmail Gateway) to work with your Lotus Notes Domino sever via LDAP? Sure they have come a long way since version 6.x (currently on version 9.x) to help with making LDAP work with out of the box, but it still required a bit of tweaking to get SBG to see the correct groups types on the Domino Server.

The Trick was to tweak the query under “Group Listing Query” > “Customize Query” to: (&(objectclass=dominogroup)(|(grouptype=0)(grouptype=1)))

Now the  SBG server sees all the domino group types of “Mail Only”.

Process nUpdate.exe has terminated abnormally

March 30th, 2010 1 comment

Have you ever gotten this message on your server before? I hadn’t until recently and there really wasn’t much info about it except on IBM’s Support Portal.  I gotta admit,  I rarely find answers there so I was pleasantly surprised.

Basically a full text index is corrupt and I had no way of finding it.  I ended up deleting all indexes on the server and restarting it, then the message went away and nupdate.exe ran again.

take care

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Quickr – QPresent

February 10th, 2010 No comments

I have been installing custom templates from SNAPPS and found one to be very useful. QPresent, the video posted on LotusRockStar is great but on my install the submit button did not show. I ended up having to edit the “Presentation” form, downloading “Presentation.html” , editing it the html then uploading it back to the presentation form.  Strange