File Does not exist on a lotus notes install

Posted on 2005-04-11
Last Modified: 2013-12-18
I have just setup a new sever 2003 with citrix R3 I'v install lotus notes 6.5 Using the Citrix intall method.
The program will runn fine but I always get a     "File does not exist: C:\documents and setting\USER NAME\lotus\notes\data\notes.ini"    Once you click ok on the error everything works fine. This is how I install Lotus

Installation of Lotus Notes 6 .5.1 on CItrix MetFrame XP 1.0 FR3

1.login to server console as Administrator.
2.From Add/Remove Programs click Add New Programs.
3.Click CD or Floppy.
4.Click Next.
5.Click Browse and Navigate to the location setup.exe on CD or file share.
6.Click Next.
7.Select I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next.
8.Enter the user name etc....
9.Select to install this application Only for me ( Single User Install) and click Next.
10.Accept the default Installation folder destination for both Program and data files. (C:\Program Files\Lotus\Notes and C:\Program Files\Lotus\Notes\Data)
11.On the Feature Install window, deselect, Client Help, Modem Files, Client Single Logon Feature, Domino Enterprise Cennectio Services. Click Next.
12.Click Install.
13.Click Finish once complete.
14.Delete the Help folder from C:\Program Files\Lotus\Notes\Data
15.Under "C:\Documents and Settings\Default User" create the following sub directory structure "Local Settings\Application Data\Lotus\Notes\Data".
15.Move the contents of "C:\Program Files\Lotus\Notes\Data" to "C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Local Settings\Application Data\Lotus\Notes\Data".
16.Modify the "C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Local Settings\Application Data\Lotus\Notes\Data\notes.ini" file to reflect the following

17.Delete all other notes.ini instances if any is there.
18.Modify all Lotus Notes 6.5 shortcuts so that the Target reads like "C:\Program Files\Lotus\Notes\notes.exe" "%Userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Lotus\Notes\Data\notes.ini" and the Start in like "%Userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Lotus\Notes\Data\"
19.If this is a fresh server installation you can customize the default user profile by adding a new user environment variable "Path"="%Userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Lotus\Notes\Data\" and leave Lotus Notes 6.5 shortcuts unchanged.
20.Finally edit the file "C:\Program Files\Lotus\Notes\KeyView.ini" and modify the entry "Home=C:\Program Files\Lotus\Notes\". This will tell notes where to find the programs to launch attachments.

Question by:prodier
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    Accepted Solution

    You forgot an equal sign.  Not:
        "C:\Program Files\Lotus\Notes\notes.exe" "%Userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Lotus\Notes\Data\notes.ini"
        "C:\Program Files\Lotus\Notes\notes.exe" ="%Userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Lotus\Notes\Data\notes.ini"

    The = tells notes.exe taht what follows is a path to a notes.ini.  Otherwise, it thinks the parameter is a file it should open (i.e., a Notes database).

    BTW, if you do a multi-user install, I believe it does many of the steps 9-15 for you.  But I haven;t tried it with Citrix.

    Author Comment

    Thank I tryed your answer but I get the error " The name "c:\Program Files\lotus\notes\notes.exe"="specified in the target box is not valid. Make sure the path and file name are correct. "  I know the notes.ini file is in this path
    Do you have a space between the " on the left I tryed both with or not.

    Author Comment

    Problem fixed I moved the = to the rigth side of ""=
     "C:\Program Files\Lotus\Notes\notes.exe" "=%Userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Lotus\Notes\Data\notes.ini"
    This works thanks qwaletee for setting me on the right path

    Author Comment

    Sorry, I made a mistake and reported that this question wasn't asked by me, but it was, sorry for the trouble.

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