Notes 8 client and Notes Server 4.6 and Vista

Discussion in 'Lotus Notes General Discussion' started by Nicolas Bronke, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. We are using a Notes server 4.6 for a special software. The access from
    XP-PCsworking fine.
    But now I got a Vista Business Notebook. And I have to access to this
    application sporadic.
    I can install the Notes Client but I do not get a connection to the server.
    Therefore I downloaded the Notes 8 client. After installtion and trying to
    connect using my ID, the response is, that on the domino server is a view
    missing. :-(
    Because of this I installed Notes 8 on a XP machine but I got the same
    So is it not possible to connect to an old Server using a newer client?

    Thank you for any hints.
    Kind regards
    Nicolas Bronke, Apr 4, 2008
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  2. Short answer: yes.
    You can use pretty much any version of the client with any version of
    the server.

    The only limitation is that if you use a newer server, you need to make
    sure that the application does not utilize functions only available in
    the newer clients.
    But acessing an old server with a newer client should not be any

    Sounds like you may have connectivity problems on the new computer. Can
    you ping the server from the Notes client?


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    Karl-Henry Martinsson, Apr 4, 2008
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  3. You get the view-error as early as Notes 6.5 clients (or at least, we
    do). The only workaround we found was installing a R5 client,
    configuring it against the 4.6 server and then upgrading the client.
    Robert Eriksen, Apr 7, 2008
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