Licensing Update: Introducing CCX, External User Entitlements

Today HCL ( in person of Uffe Sorensen ) published a blog entry about the new way of licensing internal and external users.

The blog entry is very helpful and describes the new licensing models

  • CCB ( HCL Domino Complete Collaboration Business Edition ) and
  • CCX ( HCL Domino Complete Collaboration Business Edition eXternal User )

You can read the complete blog entry HERE.


HCL Digital Week

HCL is inviting to their Digital Week where a number of events will be held virtual to deliver the latest – and I’m sure great – news around HCL Collaboration Solutions.

Feel free to register for this great event where you’ll get for example the following news:

  • The world premiere of HCL Volt MX
  • A preview of HCL Domino v12 
  • HCL Sametime Premium and HCL Connections v7 
  • Our world-famous Factory Tour 

Register HERE for this great event.

Option for importing holidays into your HCL Notes calendar from an ICS file

In HCL Notes you have the possibility to import holidays from the Domino Directory where the holidays for each country can be centrally managed. This is a great idea !!

But I receive multiple requests from customers if it´s possible to import holidays from ICS files directly into your HCL Notes Calendar.

If you think that it would be great to have this option feel free to vote for this idea:

Right now I received a helpful hint from Oliver Busse that you can import ICS files not within an action but with the “normal” import function of HCL Notes ( File / Import ) and switch over to Calendar File (.ics ):

User registration issue – “Mail Address not unique”

Today I had the following issue at customer site ( German LP ):

The customer has embedded the AD via Directory Assistance. We created a new AD account and entered the mail address for some sync options.


Afterwards we tried to register the user in the Domino Directory and received the error message, that the Internet Address is not unique and therefore we couldn´t register the user.


Then we removed the mail address from the AD account, rebuild the XDir with a
“sh xdir r” and then we could register the new user without any problems.

So it seems, that during the registration process also via DA embedded directories are checked for duplicate Internet Addresses. I created a case @HCL – if I receive any informations I’ll update this blog entry.

UPDATE: I received the information from HCL Support that there´s an enhancement request which has been made public:

VoP 2.0 – Issue

Last week I installed VoP 2.0 on multiple domino environments. In one environment I faced the issue that I always received the following error message when opening the locally installed VoP Web Client:

“Unable to load folders over network”

I took a look at the Developer Source in Google Chrome and could see the following error messages among other entries:

  • folderController error: Folders are not available, folder controller promise rejected for unknown reasons., SyntaxError: Unexpected token ‘<‘
  • Error occurs when fetching folder data: SyntaxError: Unexpected token ‘<‘
  • Failed to get offline user context when load applications from appregsitry SyntaxError: Unexpected token ‘<‘

After opening a case @ HCL I received the very helpful entry for the NOTES.INI:


After setting this NOTES.INI entry and restarting the HTTP server everything was running fine. Thanks a lot for the quick and helpful support to HCL Support ( especially to Sudhir Kunale who was working in this case ).