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Programatically Change Lotus Notes Preferences

Posted on 2009-03-31
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So I am an absolute novice with Lotus Notes. I do come from Exchange/Outlook background. However, what I am taske with is changing certain Lotus Notes 7.x preferences on a couple of hundred machines using scripting of some sort that would perhaps amend notes.ini, registry, vbscript etc. I am not even sure if it is possible. The main preference I need to be able to change is File>Security>User Preference>Login to notes using your operating system login.

Any input greatly appreciated.
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by:Bill-Hanson
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I'm not exactly sure which property you are referring to.  I'm using 7.2, and I don't see that option on my User Security screen.  This is probably due to the fact that I did not check the Single Sign On option when I installed the Notes client.

If you know that everyone has the feature installed, however, I would try this...

1) Open the Notes client.
2) Make a backup copy of notes.ini
3) Change the preference.
4) Close the Notes client.
5) Compare the backup copy of notes.ini with the current file.  If the preference is stored in notes.ini, then you should be able to tell where it is stored.  Several settings are stored in a bitmap named "Preferences".  If this value changed, then you will need to XOR the values to determine the bit that you need to set.

My guess is that security settings are not stored in the ini file, but it's worth a try.
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by:SysExpert
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ALso, this may be an option that can be pushed out via the policies on the Domino server.

You will need to read up on policies in the Domino Admin Client - Help.



I hope this helps !
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by:Bill-Hanson
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>> "ALso, this may be an option that can be pushed out via the policies on the Domino server."

That's probably the best solution if it's supported.
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_Negal earned 0 total points
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IT turned out to be a single sign on service that gets disabled when checkbox in the preferences is not selected. So managed to workaround this by simpleychanging the service config to auto using SC.EXE via vbscript. So this is sorted. Turned to be easier than I thought.

May thanks for your feedbacl
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