Notes 7.0.2 – NOMAD

Installed Lotus Notes on my 1GB Cruzer SanDisk USB Drive today. As you can see, the estimated time for installation was 32 minutes; At least it took 45 minutes to install the client. This is far to long. Copying 300MB of data from my local drive C: to the usb device is normally done within 2 Minutes or so.

Lotus Notes 7.0.2 - NOMAD Installation


I found this hint on LDD regarding a TEMP_DIR issue:

“Currently the TEMP_DIR variable in your AUTORUN.INI file for IBM Lotus Notes client on a USB drive installation only works when your client is automatically launched. When launching the client from the “Lotus Notes on USB” desktop icon, the temporary files will be stored in the local system’s temporary directory,

When adding the TEMP_DIR variable to your AUTORUN.INI, also set AUTOLAUNCH_NOTES=Yes (default). After inserting the USB drive into your computer, if your Notes client is either (1) automatically launched, or (2) you run the command AUTORUN.EXE from the root of the USB drive which launches the client, then the temporary file will be stored in the path for the temporary directory you specified.”

Differences between the IBM Lotus Domino 7.0.2 Blog Template and previous external versions

The Domino Blog template, which was developed and maintained for over 3 years by an external source (Steve Castledine), was acquired by IBM® and incorporated into Lotus® Notes/Domino® 7.0.2.

Therefore, some IBM customers are already familiar with the template.

When the template was brought into IBM, some changes had to be made in order to:

  • remove Open source code
  • ease support of the template
  • simplify use of the template
  • change the user interface to fit in with IBM standards
  • make Language translation easier

These changes have, therefore, resulted in some feature removals, feature alterations and a different user interface (UI), which are discussed in this technote.

USB Drive Letter Manager

USBDLM is a Windows service that gives control over Window’s drive letter assingment for USB drives. Running as service makes it independent of the logged on user’s previleges, so there is no need to give the users the previlege to change drive letters.
It automatically solves conficts between USB drives and network or subst drives of the currently logged on user.
Furthermore you can define new default letters for USB drives and much more.

[USBDLM website]