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Lotus Domino 8.5; Lotus Notes 8.5; Windows 2003 SP2 - Setup

I need some assistance setting up this lotus domino server - i have a 90 day trial license and so i would like to start using this server to see how Domino is differnt from Exchange. (So far totally and completely different).

Is there a website or document that i can follow that will take me step by step through setting up a domino domain and the mail server? This will all be running on Windows 2003 SP2.

I need assistance doing basic configuration and stuff like that.

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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
http://www-12.lotus.com/ldd/doc/uafiles.nsf/70817c90542892178525695b0051105c/392a0ec1f685474185256f4d004b4767

The help7admin.zip file should give you a lot of information. There are some very good Redbooks too. It shouldn't matter that it's written for R7, most of the stuff is still valid.

My suggestion: set up a test server, with a few users, make all the mistakes you can make, ruin the databases if you want, then remove everything and do it all over again. In my case, some 15 years ago, I even did it a 3rd time... I didn't have a clue what I was doing!

And then: read, re-read, and then re-re-read the books.
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larsberntropCommented:
Yep!

Also check out DAOS, this can save lots of diskspace in environments where attachments are used.

You can test performance using Server.Load, read about in in the Admin Help, it's a chapter in the Performance section
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ZvonkoSystems architectCommented:
Hello castellansolutions.
What the upper experts try to say is: RTFM
My suggestion is: DO IT!
You need to know only one thing: running Domino setup you create the First server.
That is all you need to know. It will create then the basic certificates which you for sure will not understand from beginning. Also the Organization and Domain names are confusing to me in spite that I am LCP (please do not explain it to me :)
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ZvonkoSystems architectCommented:
I just looked up: I am CLP and not LCP :-)
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larsberntropCommented:
@Zvonko: Your comment about Organization and Domain names proves why you should RTFM and not just do it.  You can, but be prepared to scrap it and start over.

All my career I have been repairing stuff people who would not read the manual broke.

So I ask you humbly: read the fine manual while you are experimenting!
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ZvonkoSystems architectCommented:
Nothing against the manuals but many topics from Domino you understand first when you have seen them once because Domino uses its own concepts. Therefore you are right: read the description. But my suggestion is: do it once to see what they are talking about.
By the way: I have installed so many Domino servers that you cannot believe. Do you know what z/OS is? I have installed mainly on that platform and on Sun and on Windows. Only problem: last installed Domino was R6 :)
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larsberntropCommented:
Wow, that's sad!  8.5x is a lot better!  
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ZvonkoSystems architectCommented:
<|:-)
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castellansolutionsAuthor Commented:
GUys thanks for all of your input i will get workin on this right away.
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