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Enforce Option Becomes Value Of Notes.Ini or managed settings In French/German Template

Technote (troubleshooting)


Domino desktop policy wrong behaviour. Notes.ini settings

The custom settings of the desktop policy have a bad behaviour:

We think the issue is related to the French/German language, and a bad code behaviour
with the word "Enforce" (translated to "Appliquer" in French and Zwingend in German)

For example : If I create a new destop policy. Add a custom setting,
Notes.ini, and check the box "Appliquer". the result will be MyItem=MyValue, appliquer

If I use this to set Ports=TCPIP and click on "Appliquer", the result will be Ports=TCPIP, Appliquer.

This also causes the similar issue if the enforce is used for managed settings.

Customer has tested on English server NAB and the issue is not seen.


1. The text of enforce in local language becomes the value of notes.ini parameter

2. If the enforce is used in Eclipse parameter, the pref file name will contain the text of enforce in local language

3. In worst case: some users reported that they are not able to "see" Mail, Calendar, etc. (due to ViewsCheckMarkSel=1 has been enabled by desktop settings with enforce enabled)


Dev has confirmed this is localization issue and "Enforced" should not be translated.

The defect has been logged in SPR # YGAO9EFSLN.


Domino server 9.0.1 with French/German pubnames.ntf

Resolving the problem

Dev has provided the workaround by modifying the French/German pubnames.ntf.

The workaround consists two parts:

The first part is to avoid the issue for any NEW entries in custom settings.

The second part is to use an agent to automatically fix the issue for EXISTING entries. (Please note in this example Zwingend is German for "enforce". For French template, please replace it with French one: "Appliquer")


Dev has confirmed: all of the 3 sections fix in custom settings will be added into R902 language template.

Document information

More support for: IBM Domino

Software version: 9.0.1

Operating system(s): AIX, AIX 64bit, IBM i, Linux, Linux iSeries, Linux xSeries, Linux zSeries, Solaris, Windows, Windows 64bit, i5/OS

Reference #: 1662451

Modified date: 02 January 2015