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Server Console after upgrading to R6

We have upgraded our Lotus R5 to R6 some weeks ago.
In the past I could see the server console in the administrator.
But now there are three new option when I click>Start>Programs>Lotus Application.
When I click "Lotus Domino Server" it happens nothing. When I click "Remote Server Setup" I get the error message> Can't find Java Virtual Machine.
When I click "Server Load Utility" I see a window with a command line, but there must be somewhere the well known black (dos) server console.
I've no other problem with Lotus Admin or Lotus Designer, I simply don't know how to open the Console in R6.
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attila01
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xp_commanderCommented:
Open Notes Admin Client
Goto Server Tab
Under Server TAB goto Status Tab which is first one
On the left pane where all items are listed , pick 4th one which says Server Console
This should open up the black server console you looking for and a command line box in the bottom.

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xp_commanderCommented:
Also forgot to mention , once you see the black console window , there is a button on top right corner that says LIVE, you need to click that to see whats going on currently or any responses of the commands you type in the command box below the console.
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qwaleteeCommented:
Hi attila01,

You must have installed the Domino Server on the machine you describe, not the client (regular client/admin client).

Best regards,
qwaletee
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qwaleteeCommented:
I think I better explain further.  The items you see on the list would be what you see when you have installed server.  But when you click on the choice for server in the Windows start menu, nothing happens... which means you don't actually have the server installed on that machine.

Now, if you were only trying to access the REMOTE COLNSOLE using your machine's admin client to get teh console of a Domino server running on a different machine, then you would find nothing in the Start menu directly.  Instead, you would do as xp_commander suggests:

Start -> Programs -> Lotus APplications -> Lotus Domino Administrator

...which starts the admin client.  Then, you click teh Server tab.  There is one change from R5.  In R5 Administrator, there was a big button on the upper right to open the console.  Now, there is a Windows Explorer-style list on the left that includes the console.

R6 also offers a Java-based remote console client, which only uses name/password security, not ID file PKI security.  It can work only in specific type of setup on the serevr.  There are now basically four options:
Server controller (allows Java console) as service
Server controller as application
Straight server (no Java console) as service
Straight server as application

The two service modes (controller/straight) have the option of not displaying a console window on the hardware display, which means you woudl ahve to use a remote client to access the console, which leads some people to be confused (it looks as if the server has not started up).  I don't think that is what is going on in your case, but just in case, I thought I woudl describe it.
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attila01Author Commented:
Thanks,

If I click Start -> Programs -> Lotus Applications -> there is a list of seven options.

- Lotus Domino Administrator
- Lotus Domino Console   (server)
- Lotus Domino Designer
- Lotus Domino
- Notes Minder
- Remote Server Setup   (server)
- Server Load Utility   (server)

Simply to say, I messed up something during the upgrade to R6 and I might as well delete three of  the above list. I marked them with server.
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xp_commanderCommented:
- Lotus Domino Administrator
- Lotus Domino Console   (server)
- Lotus Domino Designer
- Lotus Domino  <<<<-------- Is this Lotus Domino or it says Lotus Notes ???  Is this does not fires up the server , it must be your Notes Client.

Just by clicking delete on the shortcut icons wont delete them, infact its the default installation , and you can just leave it there or re-install your client with CUSTOM INSTALL options....

If you are not going to Administer DOMINO , you don't need any of those options.

So coming back to your original question , did you tried going to Lotus Domino Administrator and following this steps :-
Goto Server Tab
Under Server TAB goto Status Tab which is first one
On the left pane where all items are listed , pick 4th one which says Server Console
This should open up the black server console you looking for and a command line box in the bottom.

Where you able to see the Server Console ?



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attila01Author Commented:
Yes, I can open the Server Console. It's a shame that I didn't find it before. I was sure that I should launch it from Start>Programs.... in R6 (because there were 3 new options)

Regarding this:
"- Lotus Domino  <<<<-------- Is this Lotus Domino or it says Lotus Notes ??"
You're right, it's Lotus Notes.

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