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Unexpected desktop settings applied to User Preferences after policy document re-save

Technote (troubleshooting)


Due to a regression issue, when you change the name of a policy and re-save the policy document, some unexpected changes will be seen in the client User Preferences.


some unexpected changes will be seen in the client User Preferences.

Resolving the problem

Due to an SPR fix in the 8.5.3 codestream, there is a regression that will affect policies with pre-8.0 clients.  The effect of the regression is that policy settings will be in place for pre-8.0 clients that should not be.  8.0 and later clients are not affected.
Follow these steps to back out the settings causing this regression:

Open pubnames.ntf in the Domino Designer

Open the PolicyManagement script library

Click on the ComputeHAItemList subroutine

Find the following lines of code:

' Set itemToDelete = hPolicy.GetFirstItem(pRefItemName)

' If Not itemToDelete Is Nothing Then

' itemToDelete.SaveToDisk = False

' End If

Uncomment these lines of code (remove the ' character at the beginning of each line)

Save the subroutine

Exit the Domino Designer

Replace the design of your names.nsf with this version of pubnames.ntf

Edit and re-save any Policy Settings documents that have the issue

This issue was also logged in SPR # RNOG92YNH5.

Document information

More support for: IBM Notes
Client UI

Software version: 8.5.3

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1642511

Modified date: 15 August 2013

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