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Help to automate port setup in Notes 6.5

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I am trying to install Lotus Notes Client 6.5. I am trying to setup so the user doesn't have to add a port or set the local document. I found a way to program the local document setting but I can't find a way to program "creating  a TCPIP port". If I were to do this manually I would go to File-Preferences-User Preferences /// I would then Select ports-new and type in the TCP/IP information.

1. If I need to edit the "perfnames.ntf"  How do I do this?
2. If I need to program this in VB, do I need something other than "Lotus Donino Objects" or Lotus Notes Automation Classes"? I can't seem to find a reference.

NOTE: No Domino Server is available at the time if installaion.
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by:HemanthaKumar
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This is done through notes.ini

Add these lines called,

Ports=TCPIP              
TCPIP=TCP, 0, 15, 0      ' I believe this line is created automatically

This will add/enable port tcpip


~Hemanth
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by:Bozzie4
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Use policies to do this in Notes 6.5.   That's fully automated.

cheers,

Tom
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by:rk156
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Hemanth,

I read a document for the Notes Admin policies. It seems as though you need to do this from a Domino server, is this true? If not, can you point me in the right direction.
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by:HemanthaKumar
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rk, The policy documents provide you with customizing the user settings like workspace and location and other setup parameters. And this has to be set on server (or using admin client with proper access to Domino Directory)

What happens is when the user installs the client and connects to home mail server, the settings are downloaded to his machine.

The best place to look for policy related information is admin help, look under policy heading.

~Hemanth
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by:rk156
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Hemanth,

Can I do this without a Domino server?

- RK
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by:Bozzie4
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Without a Domino server, why would you bother to set ports ?  These ports are only used to communicate with a server.
And no, you can't do this without a server.

cheers,

Tom
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by:HemanthaKumar
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Then modifying notes.ini as I mentioned above is the way ..
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qwaletee earned 2000 total points
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Notes has three different lines for port information:

PORTS=<list of port names> -- one line containing all port names
DiabledPorts=<list of ports present but not enabled> -- one line containing all port names
<portname>=<port settings> -- one line PER port

So, for example,

PORTS=TCPIP,COM1
DisabledPorts=LAN0,SPX,COM1,COM2
TCPIP=TCP, 0, 15, 0
LAN0=NETBIOS,0,15,0,,12288,
SPX=NWSPX, 0, 15, 0
COM1=XPC,1,15,0,,12288,
COM2=XPC,2,15,0,,12288,


You probably already have the TCPIP= line set up, you just may have TCPIP in DisabledPorts= instead of in PORTS=
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by:rk156
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Thanks to all for the suggestions. All of these answerw are correct and will work. The answer I pick will depend whether or not I can get permission to access the Domino server. I will know soon. Thanks again.
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by:rk156
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Since I was unable to gain access to Notes Policies, I'll use qwaletee answer. Thanks
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