Lotus Notes and Local admin rights

Posted on 2011-10-12
Last Modified: 2013-12-18
Hi Guys,

Due to new security rules we need to remove the local admin rights from the domain users on there PC's.

I removed them as local admins and replaced them as restricted users.
We are running a mix of XP and Windows 7 machines.

After the change we found that Lotus Notes would either crash on startup providing us with one of the "dont send / send error msgs" or they recieved an error which i have attached a screenshot of.

To resolve both issues i had to change the users local rights back to admins.

Is anyone aware of why this happens and if there is a way around this.
We really cant have any of the domain users as local admins on there PC's.


Question by:320adel
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    Expert Comment

    You can elevate the right's of notes client to run as admin user.

    Author Comment


    How do i go about doing this?
    So this will enable lotus notes to run on a user who only has restricted user local permissions?
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    Assisted Solution

    Right click on Lotus Notes Icon.
    Run as Administrator.

    This do the job.

    Accepted Solution


    So i tired this but it still gave same error.
    Found issue to be the permissions on the lotus directory.
    User needs to have write permissions as lotus creates a file upon opening called ~notes.lck inside the data folder.

    Thanks for your time and help

    Author Closing Comment

    Found answer to issue
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    by:Sjef Bosman
    Are you in a hurry? There are other ways to accomplish what you  want, but if you close a question too soon you never know...

    A. you move the entire data directory to the user's personal tree, including the notes.ini file
    B. I think that if you define the user as Roaming user, you have more flexibility as to where the data is stored

    A is the preferred method. Changing the directory rights and run as Admin are poor substitutes.

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