Upgrading to Lotus Notes and Domino 7

Upgrading to Lotus Notes and Domino 7
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  • Understand the new features and put them to work in your business
  • Appreciate the implications of changes and new features
  • Learn how to integrate Lotus Notes/Domino 7 with WebSphere and Microsoft Outlook
  • A real-life case study of how Lotus upgraded its own developerWorks site to Lotus Notes/Domino 7

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Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 340 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : February 2006
ISBN : 1904811639
ISBN 13 : 9781904811633
Author(s) : Dick McCarrick, Matthew Henry, Tara Hall, Tim Speed, Wendi Pohs
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Other, BPEL, Enterprise, Free eBooks

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A Short History of Notes and Domino
Chapter 2: New Notes/Domino 7 Features
Chapter 3: Domino Domain Monitoring
Chapter 4: AdminP
Chapter 5: Policy Management
Chapter 6: Smart Upgrade
Chapter 7: Performance Aspects and Additional Standards
Chapter 8: Client Features
Chapter 9: Domino Web Access
Chapter 10: Programming
Chapter 11: Security
Chapter 12: Upgrading to Domino 7
Chapter 13: Domino and the Web
Chapter 14: Directories
Chapter 15: Domino Access for Microsoft Outlook
Chapter 16: Troubleshooting
Chapter 17: Case Study
Appendix A: Tools and References
  • Chapter 3: Domino Domain Monitoring
    • Domino Domain Monitoring (DDM)
      • Probes
      • Configuring Probes
      • Filters
      • The Event Resolution Center (ERC) Database
      • Types of Probes
        • Application Code
        • Database
        • Directory
        • Messaging
        • Operating System
        • Replication
        • Security
        • Server
        • Web
    • Event Notification Using an Agent
      • Create a Tracking Database
        • Create a Simple Agent, View, and Form in the Tracking Database
      • Create a Database Event Generator Document in events4.nsf
      • Create an Event Handler (Run an Agent)
        • Basics Tab
        • Event Tab
        • Action Tab
        • Enable the Event Handler and the Event Generator
        • Testing
    • Summary
  • Chapter 4: AdminP
    • AdminP Server Task
    • Administration Client
    • Notes Client
    • Domino Directory
    • Certification Log
    • admin4.nsf
    • Administration Server
    • Proxy Actions
    • Types of Proxy Actions
    • Operations that Execute on the Primary Administration Server
    • Operations that Execute on all Spoke Administration Servers
    • Operations that Execute on a Targeted Server
  • admin4.nsf
    • Cross-Domain Administration Requests
    • Replica ID Relationship for admin4.nsf and names.nsf
  • Name-Change Management
  • Summary
  • Chapter 5: Policy Management
    • Policy Basics
      • Basics Tab
      • Comments Tab
      • Administration Tab
      • Policy Lock Down
    • Registration Policy
    • Setup Policy
      • Preferences Tab
      • Miscellaneous Tab
      • Internet Tab
      • Mail and News Tab
      • Instant Messaging Tab
    • Desktop Policy
      • Basics Tab
      • Smart Upgrade Tab
      • Preferences | Basics Tab
      • Preferences | Miscellaneous Tab
      • Preferences | Internet Tab
      • Preferences | Instant Messaging Tab
      • Preferences | Diagnostics Tab
    • Mail Archiving Policy
    • Security Policy
    • Mail Policy
      • Basics Tab
      • Mail File Preferences | Mail | Basics Tab
      • Mail File Preferences | Mail | Letterhead Tab
      • Mail File Preferences | Calendar & To Do Tab
        • Basics Tab
        • Display Tab
        • Scheduling Tab
        • Alarms Tab
        • To Do Tab
        • AutoProcess Tab
        • Room and Reservations Tab
        • Access to Your Mail & Calendar Tab
        • Access to Your Schedule Tab
      • Message Disclaimers
        • Server Disclaimers
        • Client Disclaimers
    • SMTP
      • DNS Whitelist Filters
      • Private Blacklist Filters
      • Private Whitelist Filters
      • Statistics
        • DNS Whitelist Statistic
        • Private Blacklist Statistic
        • Private Whitelist Statistic
    • Summary
  • Chapter 6: Smart Upgrade
    • Smart Upgrade Process
    • Create the Smart Upgrade Kit Database
    • Create or Modify a Server Configuration Document
    • Create a Kit Document
      • Basics Tab
      • Administration Tab
    • Create or Modify a Desktop Policy Document
    • Smart Upgrade Tracking Database
    • The End-User Experience
    • Summary
  • Chapter 7: Performance Aspects and Additional Standards
    • Performance
      • Identify Monitoring Tools
      • Server.Load
    • LEI
    • Automatic Data Collection and Fault Analyzer
      • Fault Analyzer Settings
    • IPv6
      • DNS and Resource Records
      • Zones
      • Enabling IPv6 on Domino 7 Servers and Notes 7 Clients
    • Summary
  • Chapter 8: Client Features
    • Notes 7
      • New Mail Features
        • Autosave
        • Other Mail Features
        • Archiving
        • Background View Indexing
        • Mail Rule Processing
      • Calendaring and Scheduling
        • New Right Mouse Button Selections
      • Preventing Expansion of Personal Groups
      • Rooms and Resources
      • Sametime Integration
    • Domino Designer 7
      • Shared Columns
    • Administration Client
      • Hotkeys
    • Summary
  • Chapter 9: Domino Web Access
    • Security
    • Integration with DOLS and Instant Messaging
    • Instant Messaging
    • Import Corporate Holidays
    • Stationery
    • Mail Threads
    • S/MIME Support
    • Importing a Notes ID
  • Domino Web Access Configuration
    • Mail Encryption
    • Instant Messaging
    • International
    • Browser Cache Management
    • Other Domino Web Access Settings
  • Summary
  • Chapter 10: Programming
    • AutoSave
      • Recovering Documents Saved with the AutoSave Feature
    • Enhanced Java Support
    • New Formula Language Commands
    • New LotusScript Elements
      • Admin Support
      • General Document Support
      • XML Support
      • IBM Workplace Client Support
    • Summary
  • Chapter 11: Security
    • New Encryption Options
      • Interoperability
      • Key Rollover
    • Smartcards
    • Security APIs
    • ID Recovery Enhancements
      • Configurable Password Length and Recovery Message
      • Suppression of Standard Export Recovery Message
      • Timestamps
      • Recover User IDs from the Administration Client
      • Mail ID Recovery
      • Expanded Logging
      • Obsoleting Recovery Passwords
    • Password Management
    • Summary
  • Chapter 13: Domino and the Web
    • IBM WebSphere Portal for Beginners
      • Advantages of Lotus Domino and WebSphere Portal Integration
    • Lotus Domino and WebSphere Portal
    • Server Integration
      • Configuring Lotus Domino for WebSphere Portal
        • Configuring Domino LDAP
        • Enabling LDAP for SSL
        • Setting the Domino Server Document for WebSphere Portal
        • Enabling the DIIOP Task
    • Application Integration
      • Application Integration Types
      • Application Integration Techniques
        • Collaboration Center
        • Domino Application Portlet
        • Lotus Domino Extended Products Portlets
        • Common Personal Information Management (PIM) Portlets
        • Portlet Builders
        • Domino JSP Tag Libraries
        • Java Programming
    • The Notes Application Plug-In
      • IBM Workplace Collaboration Services
      • IBM Workplace Managed Client
    • Summary
  • Chapter 14: Directories
    • Directory Uses
    • Directory Architecture
    • X.500
      • LDAP
    • New Directory Features in Domino 7
      • LDAP UNID
      • Directory Assistance
      • LDAP Connections and Domino 7
      • LTPA
    • The Domino Directory
    • Summary
  • Chapter 15: Domino Access for Microsoft Outlook
    • Requirements
    • Installing Domino Access for Microsoft Outlook
      • Upgrading from DAMO 6.5.x to 7
      • Setting Up Condensed Directories for Working Offline
      • Keeping Your Mail File Secure
      • Installation Notes for Administrators
      • DAMO Performance
    • DAMO 7 Improvements and Enhancements
      • Option for Separate Program and Data Directories
      • Productivity Enhancements
        • New Mail Notification
        • Offline Address Book Support
      • User Security
        • X.509
        • Notes Encryption
      • Out-Of-Office Management
      • Replication Management
      • Password Management
      • Mail File Ownership
      • Calendar and Scheduling
      • S/MIME
    • Issues
    • Summary
  • Chapter 16: Troubleshooting
    • Domino Domain Monitoring
    • log.nsf (Server Log File)
    • Events Monitoring (events4.nsf and Event Monitor Task)
    • Domino Web Logging
    • Mail Tracking
    • The Server's mail.box Database
    • Mail Trace
    • Maps Tool
    • TCP/IP Connection Logging
    • SMTP Troubleshooting Examples
    • NOTES.INI Logging and Debug Parameters
    • Database Analysis
    • Log Analysis
    • Cluster Analysis
    • Predictive Activities Using Server Health Monitor
    • Notes System Diagnostic (NSD)
    • Server Commands
    • Summary
  • Chapter 17: Case Study
    • developerWorks Lotus
    • Notes/Domino Upgrade Process
      • Plan
      • Deploy on a Non-Production Test Server
      • Set Up a Forum to Discuss Issues Found
      • Start Small (Deploy on a Cluster Member and Expand)
      • Deploy on One Platform (Win32) and Gradually Move Out to Others (Unix Dialects)
      • Work Closely with Application Designers
      • Watch for Issues, Trends, and Assorted Weirdness
      • Document Everything!
    • Summary
  • Appendix A: Tools and References
    • Binary Tree Migration Tools for Lotus Notes 7 and Domino 7
      • Migration to Notes/Domino 7
      • Coexistence Solutions for Notes/Domino 7 and Microsoft Outlook/Exchange
    • DNA Network Analysis for IBM Lotus Domino
      • End-User Demand
      • Session Concurrency
      • Deployment Integrity
      • Server Platform Health
    • Angkor
    • Securing and Assuring Delivery of Lotus Domino Web Applications

Dick McCarrick

Dick McCarrick is a freelance writer who has worked extensively with Lotus Notes and Domino over the years. Dick spent over 15 years with the Lotus Notes and Domino team, initially as a documentation writer, then later with developerWorks: Lotus. Since leaving IBM, he continues to be involved with Notes/Domino, co-authoring three previous books on this product.

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry is a Technical Architect working for KEMET Electronics Corporation. Matthew has worked with Lotus Notes since release 3.0, when he led the rollout of Lotus Notes as KEMET's email and collaborative platform of choice. He has served with various Lotus Notes and Domino activities and customer councils including presenting at Lotusphere for several years.

Tara Hall

Tara Hall is the Web Content Manager for IBM's developerWorks Workplace and developerWorks Lotus (formerly the Lotus Developer Domain/Notes.net) websites. She has been writing and editing technical documentation since graduating from New Mexico State University in 1997 with a Masters of Art degree in Creative Writing.

Tim Speed

Tim Speed is an IBM Systems (IBM Senior Certified) Architect with IBM Software Services for Lotus (ISSL). In that capacity, Tim is responsible for designing, and implementing technical solutions our customers. He has been an IBM/Lotus employee for 16 years. He has been working with Notes for over 19 years focusing on messaging, security, and infrastructure. Tim has published a total of 10 books on various topics including Internet Security and Lotus Notes and Domino.

Wendi Pohs

Wendi Pohs is CTO at InfoClear Consulting, a company that specializes in taxonomy management and toolkit integration. Prior to that, she was a consulting IT specialist on IBM's intranet user experience team. Wendi is the author of a book about knowledge management methodologies, Practical Knowledge Management: The Lotus Knowledge Discovery System, published by IBM Press. Wendi joined IBM/Lotus in 1996, and has worked on various projects as a spec writer, online help designer, user assistance manager, and lead for search and taxonomy for w3, IBM's corporate intranet. Prior to joining IBM, Wendi worked at the American Mathematical Society and at Digital Equipment Corporation. She received her BA and MILS degrees from the University of Michigan.

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What you will learn from this book

Upgrading to Lotus Notes and Domino 7 does exactly what it says on the cover. You will:

  • Get to grips with all of the major new features
  • Understand the new Domino Domain Monitoring (DDM), as well as new event  monitoring and the automatic diagnostic collection process
  • Learn the new server features, including AdminP,new server tasks, and updates to administration tools
  • A complete look at policy management, including the new mail policy and enhancements to security and archiving policies
  • Work with Smart Upgrade, improve performance, and understand the new and improved features of the Notes/Domino 7 clients
  • See how to use the significant enhancements of Domino Web Access 7, and then see how to integrate Domino with the popular and powerful WebSphere Portal, or the ubiquitous Microsoft Outlook
  • Comprehensive coverage of DB2, programming and security
  • Learn how Notes/Domino 7 uses the various types of Directories for messaging, DNS, data, application directories, and more, and what new features Lotus has packed into the latest release
  • A chapter on troubleshooting, followed by a real life case study of how the developerWorks Lotus site upgraded to Lotus Domino 7

In Detail

Do you administer a Lotus Notes/Domino system? Do you want to get the most of the new features in the latest Notes/Domino 7.0 release of the software? If you want to introduce these new features to a large business, quickly and efficiently, then this book is for you.

Written by Lotus insiders, the book provides a practical guide to each of the important features and enhancements introduced in Notes/Domino 7. These experienced experts use their own experiences to map out the benefits you could gain, and the dangers you may face, as you implement these features in your business.Written by specific experts, edited and overseen by Lotus content generator Dick McCarrick, this book is the definitive guide to all Lotus Notes/Domino 7 upgrading issues.


Lotus Notes/Domino version 7 is the latest version of Lotus' complete client-server email and collaboration solution.

Notes/Domino 7 of this proven suite of products delivers many useful new features that promise to improve effectiveness in all areas of business. But as with all upgrades, there will be time and work involved in getting these new features really working for the benefit of your business.

A complete guide to the most powerful new features and changes of the new release of Lotus Notes/Domino.

Read chapter 3 from Upgrading to Lotus Notes and Domino 7: Domino Domain Monitoring (PDF - 736KB)


Established Lotus experts provide you with a systematic tour of the essential new Lotus features, and how to get maximum use from them.

Who this book is for

Administrators and developers working with any version of Lotus Notes/Domino, and needing the low-down on how to successfully make the most of the 7.0 upgrade.

Another benefit is you can use this book to help you pass the 190-702 Update exam. This book covers the important exam topics. 

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