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How to Switch Notes id when the id file is located on the Domino Server

Posted on 2007-12-05
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Hi Experts

We are running Lotus Notes 6.5.1/Domino 6.5.1 on Windows 2000 and XP.

Some users will only use Notes via Citrix without having the client installed locally. For these users we have placed the user id files on the Domino server, so there is no need to have them installed locally, and to make them PC-independant.

In order to test these users rights I want to login with a test user account which also has the user id file in the Domino directory on the Domino server. When I choose "other" in the login dialog, or use the "Switch id" option,  I am prompted to browse to an id file via a Windows file open dialog. There is apparently no option to browse to an id file or user in the Domino directory.

Does anyone know how to switch to this id, without re-installing the Notes client every time?

Thanks
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Set the users up with a roaming profile. This will automatically put the ID file in the mailbox. Just make sure that if roaming users will be on a particular workstation, that the workstation is not used by non-roaming users.
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We're not using Lotus Notes mail
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Also the users are in the US and I'm in Europe, so I don't have control of who's using what workstation
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Interesting. I guess you are using Outlook/Exchange for mail, and Notes only for other applications? And the users' Domino Directory entries forward their messages to their Exchange address?

If so, you should still be able to set up roaming. The roaming setup screen DEFAULTS to using the user's mail server for storing roaming information.  However, you CAN specify an alternate configuration.  Try this with a test ID, it shoudl work.
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by:TRArter
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I've investigated further
It seems that an id file created on the Domino server is removed and saved on the client at first login. I didn't realise this. I thought it remained on the server.
When using Citrix, the id file is saved in the users profile on the Citrix server. So the solution is to delete it from here.
Then the id file has to be created again on the server (re-register the user and update), or supplied manually
This is the solution we will use.

The above answer is accepted without having tested, since it was the only reply received and I have no reason to believe that it won't work
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