adding new Lotus notes client (user) to an existing Workstation

Discussion in 'Lotus Notes General Discussion' started by paghman, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. paghman

    paghman Guest

    I am trying to add a new user to a workstation that has lotus notes
    client already installed on it. How does Lotus Notes handle multiple
    users on a same PC.
    any help would be appreciated.


    paghman, Dec 13, 2006
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  2. Since 6.5.5 Lotus Notes can be installed for "all users", that means it
    handles different user itself by using different Notes Data directories
    for each user (%Documents and settings\%username%\local

    If you use an older version you should copy an empty Notes Data
    directory (that means you copy the data directory from a fresh
    installation) for the new user and create a new shortcut, where Notes is
    told where to find its data directory. Example:

    C:\Programme\lotus\notes\notes.exe =D:\user1\notesdata\\notes.ini

    Within D:\user1\notes.ini you have to change

    Roland Sommer, Dec 13, 2006
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  3. paghman

    Miguel Dias Guest

    paghman escreveu:
    Hey, Paghman.

    What's the version you are using? If you are not up to 6.5, you have
    two ways:

    #1 - create a location document for each person; put the whole path to
    the file on the field "User ID to switch to" on Advanced tab;
    set the user preferences to ask for location. That will prevent users
    to have to switch id and location.

    #2 - create a home folder for the users in your network; copy personnal
    files to there (names, desktop, bookmark,, notes.ini); set the
    notes shortcut to
    c:\lotus\notes\notes.exe =%HOMEFOLDER%\notes.ini.
    Starting in %HOMEFOLDER%
    Every user launching this shortcut will be using their own homefolder,
    with their own files.

    Hope it helps
    Miguel Dias, Dec 14, 2006
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