2.3.1 Connecting to a Domino server

New users of IBM Workplace Managed Client and the Notes plug-in have to connect to a Lotus Domino server first to get access to their mail file and the associated databases. This procedure is similar to the first access of a Domino server after installing a new Notes client.

Lotus Notes users must know the name and the TCP/IP address of their Domino server and their password or their personal Notes ID file, depending on the policy on the server.

To connect to a Domino server, perform the following steps:

1. At the initial start of Workplace Managed Client, click Lotus Notes icon on the left. The plug-in starts with the initial connection setup wizard, as shown in Figure 2-10.

Figure 2-10 The plug-in starts for the first time with the connection setup wizard

2. The next dialog box asks for your name and standard Domino mail server, as shown in Figure 2-11.

Figure 2-11 Enter your name and the name of your Domino server

3. If the server cannot be found, another dialog box requests a TCP/IP address for that server. This is usually necessary if the server is not located in the same subnet.
4. If you received your Notes user ID file separately or are connecting to an existing account, you are prompted for the location of your ID file. Click Browse to open a dialog box and search for your file, or simply type the location of the ID file into the field. See Figure 2-12. All Notes data will be secured with these credentials.

Figure 2-12 Location of your personal Notes ID file

5. The Notes ID file is secured with your Notes password. Therefore, at this stage, type your password into the Notes password dialog box, as shown in Figure 2-13.

Figure 2-13 Notes plug-in prompts for your password

Now, the standard setup is complete. You can add more connections to other types of services or set up a replication schedule that fits your needs before starting up the application. Figure 2-14 and Figure 2-15 show the replication settings. Setting up a replication schedule is useful for Notes databases.

Figure 2-14 Replication

Figure 2-15 Setting up replication

A detailed replication scheme can be entered in the same way. Figure 2-16 shows how a Notes client does this.

Figure 2-16 Configuring the replication schedules

Now the setup is complete. Before entering the application, the message shown in Figure 2-17 opens.

Figure 2-17 The plug-in is ready to work

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