How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

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by Keith Brooks | February 2011 | Enterprise Articles IBM

When the IT strategy calls for maximizing the value of social software for building effective teams, neither social networking nor team collaboration are sufficient on their own. IBM Lotus Quickr team collaboration software delivers the promise of social software. IBM Lotus Quickr is a team collaboration software that enables business to expedite the flow and sharing of information within a team. Information sharing enables collaboration and fosters team effectiveness. IBM Lotus Quickr helps you remove the impediments to the development of high performance teams.

In this article by Keith Brooks, author of IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 for Domino Administration, we will cover installation of the Lotus Quickr software.

 

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Follow these steps to setup a Domino server:

  1. Clicking on the desktop icon for the Lotus Domino Server will start the setup process:

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

  2. After the splash screen goes away the setup process will begin, click on the Next button:

    (Move the mouse over the image to enlarge.)

  3. The first screen of the setup asks if this is the first server in the domain or will it be joining an existing Domino domain:

  4. We will be adding this server into an existing domain for the purpose of this illustration. Click on the Next button to continue:

  5. Now you will need to locate the server ID file you created for this new server. Click on the Browse button to locate the file, then click on the Next button:

  6. Once you have selected the ID, the setup program recognizes the defined Domino name for the server. Click on Next to continue:

  7. Select the services required for this Domino server, that will be running Quickr. You can then click on Customize to review other Domino services:

  8. Next you can configure your ports and set a hostname (which should be the fully qualified domain name) by clicking on Customize:

  9. As seen in the following screenshot, you can disable NetBIOS if it is not required in your network. You should also check the boxes to encrypt and compress network traffic and enter the fully qualified domain name of the server. These settings will be incorporated into the server document, which is in the directory. Click on OK to go back to the previous screen and see your changes.

  10. Verify your settings and then click on Next to continue the setup process.

  11. Now name the primary Domino server, that has the directory you want the new server to be using. Enter the Domino name or you may enter the IP address or the fully qualified name. Click on the Next button when you are ready to move forward:

  12. Next you will need to select the option to set the server to use the directory as a Primary directory and then click on Next to continue.

  13. The setup process now asks if you want it to set some security related items automatically. Leave both options checked and click on the Next button:

  14. Finally, review the options which you have selected and if you are happy, click on Setup to complete the setup of the Domino server:

  15. You should see a pop up window similar to the following one during this process:

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

  16. Once completed, you will receive the Congratulations message, click on the Finish button.

 

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Starting the server

The Domino server should be started at this point to allow it to process all the items which have been configured and get ready for general usage, as well as the Quickr installation.

  1. Double-click on the server icon found on the desktop and you will see a pop up window that asks how you want to run Lotus Domino in the future. You can choose to start it as a regular application or as a Windows service. In general, choosing it to run as a Windows service is a good option, as when the server restarts it can automatically restart the Lotus Domino and Quickr server as well. Also check both of the option boxes to always start this way and not ask next time.

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

  2. Next a console window will appear which may move rather quickly while it is performing its tasks. The following screenshot is just a part of the process:

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

  3. To verify if all tasks are completed, type sh ta (for Show Tasks) and then press Enter. The server will list any tasks, that are still active. If the screen has stopped scrolling and no tasks are active, (tasks will be listed as Idle,) you can shut down the server.
  4. Type quit at the console prompt, as shown and the server will start its shut down process.

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

Installing Fix Pack 3

Once Domino 8.5.1 has been installed, the next step is to install the Fix Pack. The required Fix Pack for Quickr 8.5 is Fix Pack 3.

  1. The Fix Pack should have already been downloaded from the IBM Fix Central site (http://ibm.com/support/fixcentral) and accessible on the network or the server.
  2. Locate the file and double-click on it to run it. You will see the following window popup, verifying the Fix Pack file is 100% ready to be installed and downloaded fully.

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

  3. Once verified, the Fix Pack Installer will provide a window, as seen in the following screenshot, asking you to accept the End User License Agreement or EULA. Click on I accept and then click on Next to continue:

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

  4. The following screen prompts you for the location of your Domino program files and Domino data directories. Once verified click on Next:

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

  5. The installer will now check the files to be updated and ensure that everything is set in place before asking you to select Next to start the update.

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

  6. During the update the installer shows a progress bar to let you know how much more needs to be completed. Do not worry about it saying you are Updating Notes, it is a typographical error:

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

  7. Once completed, the following screen will appear and you can click on Close to complete this installation.

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

You should now start the Domino Server and make sure it recognizes the update you just applied to it.

If you wait for the server to complete its startup routine and then type sh ser from the server console, you should see something that looks like the following:

How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

You can now tell the server to stop by typing quit at the server console. Once the server is shut down, you can move on to installing the Interim Fix 2.

Installing Interim Fix 2

The requirements for Quickr 8.5 state that a Domino Server version of 8.5.1 FP3IF2 is required. If you have previously downloaded the Interim Fix 2, locate the file and run the executable.

  1. You should see a window similar to the following screenshot, asking for you to accept the EULA. If you do accept it then click on the Next button:

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

  2. You will be asked to verify the location of your Domino program files directory and the Domino data directory. Once verified, click on the Next button:

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

  3. The verification screen will appear and check whether you have the required version of Domino installed, 8.5.1 FP3 and to continue click on Next:

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

  4. The Interim Fix is now being installed. Again as before, ignore the Upgrading Notes reference:

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

  5. Once completed, the following screen will appear letting you know you have upgraded your server and you can click on Close:

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

  6. At this point start the Domino server again and when it has finished loading, type sh ser at the console and see if you have something similar to the following listed. If so, you are ready to start installing Quickr 8.5.

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

  7. Shut down the Domino server by typing quit at the server console and wait for it to completely finish before moving to the next section on installing Quickr 8.5.

 

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Installing Quickr 8.5

The download file for Quickr 8.5 (IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 for Domino Windows Multilingual—CZM8HML) can be found on the IBM Passport Advantage download website and should be accessible to the server it will be installed upon.

  1. Once downloaded, run the executable and the following window will appear and you should click on the OK button:

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

  2. Select where you want the temporary files to be stored while the installation is in progress and click on Unzip:

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

  3. Once the files have been unzipped you will see the following message, and click on the OK button:

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

  4. Open the directory where the files were unzipped and locate the setup.exe file. Double-click on it or run it to start the installation.

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

  5. It is followed by the Quickr 8.5 splash screen:

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

  6. Next there is an EULA agreement to be accepted, click on Accept after reading it:

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

  7. The setup process now moves forward to the installation. Click on the Next button:

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

  8. The location of your Domino server is required to ensure Quickr is properly installed. If the correct information does not appear, browse to find the correct location. Then click on the Next button:

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

  9. You will now be presented with list of current settings, if you are happy with your settings, click on the Next button.

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

  10. As the program installs a progress bar will be displayed.

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

  11. When the installation completes, click on Next to configure the Quickr server:

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

    This step is crucial and one which many junior administrators or new Quickr administrators do not perform properly.

  12. When Quickr asks for a User name, it does not want you to enter ANYONE that is listed in the Domino Directory. This is where you need to create the QPADMIN account. Make sure you make a note of it, otherwise you will need IBM Technote # 1296289 to help you reset the password.
  13. If you cannot remember what name you used, look inside the Quickr server notes.ini file for the following line:
    QuickPlaceAdmin=CN=My QPAdmin/OU=QP/O=Domain
  14. Once complete, click on the Next button:

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

    We specifically put "Not Your Name" in the User name field to make sure you do not use your name. This is a common error when first configuring Lotus Quickr.

  15. After this step you will get the congratulations window and clicking Finish will complete the software installation:

    How to Set Up IBM Lotus Domino Server

Post installation IBM Lotus Quickr configuration

There are a number of configuration settings that should be checked to ensure that they have been set properly for Lotus Quickr. As a reminder, Internet Site documents are not supported with a Quickr server. In order to do these, you must have access to a directory either on the Quickr server or a replica on another Domino server.

Summary

This article provided a step-by-step guide to installing IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 and IBM Lotus Domino.


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About the Author :


Keith Brooks

Keith Brooks is the CIO of Vanessa Brooks, Inc., an IBM Business Partner in South Florida and has worked previously for IBM and Lotus. Keith has been working with clients around the world on their IBM Lotus Quickr and Quickplace infrastructures since it was in beta and continues to work with his customers on advanced solutions for Quickr today. Keith has spoken at Lotusphere, The View Admin Conference and various regional Lotus User Group events. Keith is a member of the Technical Board of The View magazine and has published a number of articles related to Quickr as well as other Lotus subjects. Lastly, Keith holds certification as an IBM Lotus Quickr and Sametime Administrator.

Keith maintains an active blog at http://blog.vanessabrooks.com

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