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What is the mNotes Server?

The mNotes server is the mSuite component that performs all of the Lotus Notes operations on behalf of the connected clients.  This is the part of the system that deals with Mail, Calendars, Contact, Tasks, Journal and Domino applications (using mForms).



       Configuring the mNotes Server

1.Expand the configuration node in the navigation tree and select Servers and Groups.  The action pane will display the configured servers.
2.Right mouse click the server and select Properties from the pop-up menu.
3.Select the mNotes/mForms tab.  It will highlight the currently active template, by default (Default mNotes / mForms server Template) we recommend that you do not change this.  Click the Configuration Wizard button - with the magic wand icon.
4.On the Welcome screen, make sure that the box Run the mNotes/mForms service is checked and then click the Next button.
5.On the General Settings page, you can set the Operational Mode. If this is set to Automatic, the mNotes server will detect whether it is running with a Domino server or a Notes client and configure itself accordingly.  If you choose Workgroup or Enterprise, this will force the mNotes into the chosen configuration.  Do not choose Personal - this is not used in mSuite configurations.  See Workgroup or Enterprise.
6.You can also configure the Default Code Page for the system.  This can be overridden at group or individual level if your user community uses different languages.  Choose the code page that applies to the majority of your user community.  Configure this if Notes content is not displayed correctly on devices.  You may need to configure this if you are working in non Latin alphabets.
7.By default mSuite will use the Domino Data directory as the base of its work area.  You can reconfigure the base working directory by specifying a path in Working directory.  Make sure that the mNotes service can read and write in this directory.
8.Inactivity Timeout lets you specify a time in minutes, if no mNotes of mForms sessions occur within this period, the mNotes server will raise an inactivity alert.  This is only useful if your system does not have long periods of inactivity.
9.Detailed Logging increases the amount of information logged by the mNotes server.  Only check this if you are troubleshooting, excessive logging wastes storage and can affect performance.
10.Listeners defines the TCP address that the mNotes server is listening for connections on.  Do not change the defaults of port (603) and all Interfaces (*) unless you have port conflicts or IP routing problems.
11.Click Next to go to the Lotus Notes Settings page.
12.Notes/Domino program folder must specify where your Lotus Notes client or Domino server software is installed.
13.Full path of notes.ini file must specify the Notes.ini file that is being used.
14.Control Database should never be changed from its default settings Cadenza\Cadenza.nsf and the Server field should be left blank.
15.Address Book Cache controls the frequency with which the mNotes server will refresh an internal cache that is used to determine which Domino groups users are members of.  A longer update time lightens server load, a shorter time makes the system more responsive to group changes.  The default setting works well for most customers.  Leave Use $VimGroup set for optimal performance - this determines the search method for group membership. Foreign Books allows you to specify additional Domino directories that can be used in the address book cache mechanism.  Do not change the settings in this section unless directed to by CommonTime Support.
16.Mail Overrides determines where email is sent from.  The defaults is to send the mail from the user's own mail server.  Alternatively you can enter the mail Domain and database to deliver the mail to for routing.  This is advanced configuration to provide flexibility for specific customers.  Do not reconfigure this unless directed to by CommonTime Support.
17.Hide Console should always be checked.
18.XSP Hosting should only be checked if you are running a Domino XSP configuration to provide a service to multiple separate organizations from a single Domino Directory.
19.Click Next to continue.
20.The Notification and Backup Setting page lets you configure which Notification Server the mNotes server should use.  It also lets you set the scan rate for checking for new content.
21.mNotes server allowed to send notifications will turn on or off pushed content. The selected server in the Use field is the Notification server that will be used to communicate with the devices. Scan for new content every determines how frequently the mNotes server will check Domino for new content.  Set this to the largest number that you can that gives an acceptable user performance. Reload configuration every nn Minutes controls the reload period for each individual's push configuration.  Again, a short time makes the system detect changes more quickly at the cost of higher system load.
22. Suspend operation for backup - this section allows you to specify that you want the mNotes server to suspend operation at a fixed time to allow backup processing of the Domino system.
23.SMS Mail drop is a redundant setting - it is included solely for backwards compatibility.
24.Click Next to continue.
25.On the completion page, you have the choice of saving the settings as a new template or updating the existing properties.  You will normally update the existing properties - the default settings.  Templates are advanced configuration and you should only use them if instructed by CommonTime support.
26.Click Finish to complete the wizard.

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