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Category: IBM Notes 8.0

Make mailto links open IBM Notes 8 Basic Configuration instead of Standard

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Note: I can’t find who to credit with this, I believe it was the IBM Notes forum but I never took a URL.
When IBM Notes 8 is installed mailto links will still launch the Standard Client. For machines which you want to launch the Standard Client the registry needs to be amended
Open the registry editor.
Navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Lotus Notes\Protocols\mailto\shell\open\command]
The (Default) value is C:\\Program Files\\IBM\\Lotus\\Notes\\notes.exe -defini %1 for 32 Bit Machines and C:\\Program Files (x86)\\IBM\\Lotus\\Notes\\notes.exe -defini %1 for 64 bit machines
Right-click (Default) and choose “Modify”
After notes.exe add ” -sa” (-sa makes notes.exe launch in the Basic Configuration client) so it looks like C:\\Program Files (x86)\\IBM\\Lotus\\Notes\\notes.exe -sa -defini %1

This can of course be done via a registry file (The registry file will remove the default key and then recreate it, but as with any registry file it should be tested first)

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Lotus Notes\Protocols\mailto\shell\open\command]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Lotus Notes\Protocols\mailto\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\PROGRA~2\\IBM\\Lotus\\Notes\\notes.exe\ -sa -defini %1\""

A further method can be done as described on (This link has stopped working before June 2017)
A further method from 8.0.2 in notes.ini is described on http://www.ns-tech.com/blog/geldred.nsf/plinks/geld-7shkqy and I would recommend this method if you change the notes.ini file on affected machines.

IBM Domino 8.0 nsf upgrade failures causing corruption on Lotus Notes Database Views

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I had an issue where corruption on local Lotus Notes Database views resulted in views such as the Inbox showing [Replication or Save Conflict] instead of actual emails.  For me this occurred during migrating nsf files to the latest version (Version 6.x to Version 8.x) on Lotus Domino (Domino was already version 8.0.1 however we wanted to take advantage of new Domino features such as improved compression). It appears some users local databases obviously were using old versions of the nsf file.

The first thing to do is refresh the affected views, open IBM Notes and get a view showing “[Replication or Save Conflict]”, press Shift + F9
Close the IBM Notes client and delete the Cache file in the Notes data directory (cache.ndk).
Reload IBM Notes and see if this has resolved the issue, if not on the Domino Server run “load updall -R mail\username.nsf”

As a last resort on the client rename cache.ndk desktop6/8.ndk’s in the users data directory (Obviously renaming the desktops may affect older IBM Notes apps!)