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Lotus Certification announces the retirement of both IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 7 Update Exams. The following exams will no longer be available until April 30th, 2009:

Test 701: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 7 Application Development Update
Test 702: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 7 System Administration Update

Consequently, the corresponding certifications will also be retired on that date. If you are working toward your Lotus Notes Domino 7 certification, be sure to schedule the tests while they are still available.

Update (thanks Fabrice C. for the link):

Due to a continued demand and high-volume, Lotus Certification is postponing the retirement of both IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 7 Update Exams until April 30th, 2009.  The previous date of December 31st, 2008 is no longer valid. Consequently, the corresponding certifications will also be available until April 30th, 2009.

See: for more informations.



 There are a number of parameters in Lotus Domino's notes.ini configuration file that affect performance. IBM released a redbook which deals with these entrys.


You can read the redbook here .


Lotus Notes Diagnostic (LND) is an unsupported utility that you can download and use to automatically perform repetitive tasks associated with analyzing files from a Lotus Domino server crash, hang, or performance issues.

The tool Help contains more information about the tool features and usage.

More infos can be found in this technote.


IBM released a new version from there Support Toolbar which is very usefull to find technotes, downloads and other stuff.

This toolbar lets you customize what brands are displayed to suit your needs. You can access search functions for our technotes, our downloads, or all of our Support content by brand from this toolbar. It also provides access to key tools like ESR to open Electronic Service Requests, AOS Assist On Site), EcuRep for uploading attachments, and the IBM Support
Assistant. Finally, it provides links to "must know" information like the Software Support Lifecycle description and the Software Support Handbook.

You can download the toolbar here.


Last week I was working for a customer. For my work I need to have a look on the OS where the domino server was running on. But nobody could remember the OS Administrator password. So what to do? There is a easy solution:

With the Lotus Domino console you can execute OS/Shell commands. Start the Lotus Domino console on your workstation and enter:


This will change the password from the username (you would enter Administrator here) immediately.



This works only if your domino server runs as administrator.