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Pushing policy settings to the client for updating notes.ini and Eclipse preference settings

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Question

How can I push custom or supplied notes.ini and/or Eclipse preference to Notes users using Domino policy?

Answer

Notes and Domino 8.5 saw improvements in this area with the addition of a Custom Settings tab on the Desktop policy settings document, enabling administrators to push notes.ini or Eclipse preference settings easily using new Domino policy options.

The user's local notes.ini or Eclipse preference store is updated when policy refresh occurs.

The Custom Settings tab is to the far right of the desktop policy settings document.

Note: For additional information, see Domino 8.5.1 Administrator help topics available at the following two links:



Pushing Eclipse preferences

Do the following to push an Eclipse preference value pair to a Notes user.

1. Open the Domino Directory (names.nsf) on the Domino server.

2. Click the People & Groups tab and open the Settings view.

3. Click Add Settings, open the Desktop Settings tab, and click the Custom Settings tab.

4. Click Managed Settings.

5. Click Edit List to open a panel that enables you to add the Eclipse pluginID/preferenceID=preferenceValue value pair(s).

6. Click Item and enter the preferenceID used by the plugin.

7. Click Value, enter the value to assign to the preferenceID. The Value entry equates to the preferenceValue.

8. Click Plug-in name and specify the plug-in to be deployed to the Notes client using either a widget deployment method, Notes install kit, or Eclipse add-on installer. The "Plug-in name" entry equates to the Eclipse pluginID.

9. Click Add/Modify Value.

10. Enable the Enforce option to push the value pair to overwrite any other previously set value for the named setting.

11. Click OK and Save & Close.

Pushing notes.ini settings

Do the following to push a notes.ini variable and value pair to a Notes user.

1. Open the Domino Directory (names.nsf) on the Domino server.

2. Click the People & Groups tab and open the Settings view.

3. Click Add Settings, open the Desktop Settings dialog, and click the Custom Settings tab.

4. Click Notes.ini.

5. Click Edit List to open a panel that enables you to create a notes.ini variable name and value pair.

6. In the Item field, specify a notes.ini variable name.

7. In the Value field, specify the NOTES.INI value to associate with the variable name.

8. Click Add/Modify Value.

9. Enable the Enforce option to push the value pair to overwrite any other previously set value for the named setting.

10. Click OK and Save & Exit.

Related information

Information Center - Notes and Domino products
Wiki - Notes and Domino products


Document information

More support for: IBM Notes
Install/Setup

Software version: 8.5, 8.5.1

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1391284

Modified date: 14 July 2009