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If you need to map a network drive (on a windows OS) via LotusScript you can create a WScript.Network object and use the MapNetworkDrive function:


Set x = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
x.MapNetworkDrive strLocalName, strRemoteName, [bUpdateProfile], [strUser], [strPassword]


String value indicating the name by which the mapped drive will be known locally.


String value indicating the share's UNC name (\\xxx\yyy).


Optional. String value indicating whether the mapping information is stored in the current user's profile. If bUpdateProfile is supplied and has a value of true, the mapping is stored in the user profile (the default is false).


Optional. String value indicating the user name. You must supply this argument if you are mapping a network drive using the credentials of someone other than the current user.


Optional. String value indicating the user password. You must supply this argument if you are mapping a network drive using the credentials of someone other than the current user.



Set x = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
x.MapNetworkDrive "x:","\\\acmeshare", False, "acme\user001","myPassWord"


A new feature has been added to Notes 8.0.2 that allows customers to install the 8.0.2 Notes Standard client, but launch the Basic client based on a Notes.ini parameter UseBasicNotes=1.  This notes.ini parameter will allow external programs that launch notes, such as a MailTo: URL, or launching an NSF file directly, to launch notes in Basic mode if UseBasicNotes=1 is set in the Notes.ini.  This will allow customers to rollout a single package, but define which users will launch Basic vs Standard via this notes.ini parameter.  For example, if a machine does not meet the hardware requirements of 8.0.2 Standard, but does for Basic, this will allow the client to launch in Basic mode until hardware has been upgraded,  By default, this parameter is not in the notes.ini and will launch the Standard client if it is omitted or set to 0.  Notes.ini parameters can be pushed out via administrative policy, which make it easier for customers to centrally control this feature.

(The part above is from Ed Brills Blog.)

You can also create a shortcut to start the Notes client and add one of the following switches -sa or -basic.

For example: C:\Program Files\Lotus\Notes\notes.exe -sa. 

If you use a multiuser installation please have a look on technote 1318037.


IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.0.2 delivers improvements on top of the features and capabilities that Notes and Domino have historically delivered, and you have come to depend upon to improve your business effectiveness.

New features of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.0.2:

  • Provides greater flexibility for accessing mail and calendar information through iNotestm Ultralite technology for the Apple iPhone and Domino Access for Microsoft® Outlook. iPhone users can access e-mail, calendar, and contact information on the Apple iPhone through IBM Lotus® iNotes Ultralite.
  • Offers significant performance improvements, starting up about twice as fast as Notes® 8.0.1, while maintaining memory requirements.
  • Delivers Microsoft Office 2007 Viewers letting individuals view spreadsheets, documents, and presentations created with Office 2007. 

For more information visit the IBM Announcement.


As the administrator, you enable either single-server or multi-server session authentication for a Lotus® Domino® Web server. You have also set up the Internet Password Lockout feature and configure the Domino Web Server configuration database (domcfg.nsf).

The default log-in form supplied by the Domino Web Server configuration database, however, does not tell your users if their account is locked out or if authentication failed due to their account being locked out. How can you inform your users if their Domino HTTP password has been locked out?

Read Technote 130855.


The Domino Configuration Tuner (DCT) evaluates server settings according to a growing catalog of  best practices. All servers in a single domain can be evaluated together. DCT generates reports that explain the issues DCT uncovers, suggest mitigations, and provide references to supporting publications.

DCT is intended to provide customers with easy-to-use self-service configuration analysis so that their installations are more robust and experience better performance. A single Domino server includes thousands of configuration options. DCT provides best practice analysis as well as worst practice disclosure. It is our expectation that DCT will help reduce total cost of ownership by assisting in the identification of existing configuration problems.

DCT looks at settings in Server documents, NOTES.INI, and database advanced properties. Configuration settings are flagged when their values are know to cause problems based on prior customer experience. Out-of-range and unexpected values are reported so that undefined behavior can be prevented. Suggested adjustments help administrators achieve known server performance improvements.

Download DCT now! It is available free of charge.  DCT is also available as part of the 8.5 Domino Administrator.

For more information read the IBM Lotus Notes/Domino Wiki entry regarding the DCT.