Category Archives: 8.5.3

Traveler 8.5.3 and Apple Devices

We’ve been testing Traveler 8.5.3 in advance of our roll-out to our users this weekend. One thing we noticed was that on our Apple test devices, lookups for groups returned extra data.  See below:

Upon investigation, I found this wiki article.  Adding the following property to the data\traveler\cfg\NTSConfig.xml file


addresses this issue and does not affect lookups for any other device (Android, etc.).  Be sure to test this out first before modifying this in your production environment!

Domino 8.5.3 and iNotes Lite Mode

A colleague of mine ran into this scenario after migrating to Domino 8.5.3 with iNotes.  After upgrading, users logging into iNotes would experience a browser time out.  Research found that the setting in the notes.iniiNotes_wa_DefaultUI=dwa_lite if removed, would allow the users to login successfully.  However, the preference was to have iNotes_lite as the default.  They aren’t using the iNotes redirect to set those settings on the fly. 

After contacting IBM Support, they were notified that this is an existing SPR (CTSI8MLMDR).   One suggested work around if you want to set a default iNotes format is to use a Mail Settings policy to assign a User UI mode.  See the screen shot below for a suggested configuration:

Good news! Tivoli Directory Integrator is still “FREE, FREE, FREE”!

I know everyone is excited about the release of Notes/Domino 8.5.3.  And there is lots of information to digest regarding features and requirements. 

One good bit of news I don’t want you to miss – is the entitlement for Tivoli Directory Integrator!  If you were keeping up, there were some licensing changes in 8.5.2 that limited the version of TDI and what types of data you could move with an assembly line.

However, that’s all changed with 8.5.3.  Check out the licensing info regarding what product entitlement included with your license of a Domino Enterprise Server.

Good News! New 8.5.3 IMAP Commands/Features

In 2008 I posted the following to IdeaJam:






If you’re a Domino administrator you know that up to know you have not been able to “drop” an individual IMAP or HTTP user like you have been with a Notes user.  Why would you need to do that?  Perhaps you’ve noticed that they have multiple threads or you know that they are causing the IMAP task to hang, or the IMAP task is not completing its shutdown because a few users are still logged on, etc., etc.

In any case, we asked for this feature to be included for IMAP and thanks to John Woods, Nick Orrick and team, it is currently in 8.5.3 CD5 (Note – it is always up to the discretion of IBM as to what features will be included in the generally available release).  The commands are as follows:

tell imap show threadpool threads debug

tell imap drop all

tell imap drop session <abcd123>

This a big step towards providing IMAP stability.  And no IMAP Idle is still not included.  If you are a customer who requires IMAP in your environment, please make your requirements known to IBM!