Wrong date/time displayed in calendar entry

Yesterday I had the issue on a single client where the end date of a calendar entry was displayed completely wrong.

Here´s the calendar entry from the meeting chair:


And here´s the invitation from the person who received the invitation:


You can see, that the end date is not 18:00 like requested by the chair. After some investigation we discovered the following issues:

The temporary fields for the Start/End date contain the wrong content and also the following entries can be found in the NOTES.INI of the client:

$CSForwardCurrentCalendarEDT = 25.06.2019 10:00:00
$CSForwardCurrentCalendarSDT = 25.06.2019 09:30:00

It seems that these are temporary entries during creation/modification of the calender entry and which are not being removed during a client crash, …

It´s safe to manually remove these entries – afterwards the Start/End dates are displayed correctly.

Import of ICS files with special characters not possible

This week I received the information from a customer that there´s a problem when trying to import ICS files with special characters ( like Ü, .. ) in your Notes calendar. You then receive the following error message:

‘Notes cannot process your file. This URL is not associated with a valid iCalendar feed’ 

There´s a known TechNote regarding this problem: https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1LO90157

I pleased HCL to create an Enhancement Request and a new idea for getting this issue fixed has been created: https://domino-ideas.hcltechsw.com/ideas/NTS-I-1052

In the meantime you can solve this issue by either

  • renaming the ICS file ( getting rid of the special characters ) or
  • Drag&Drop the ICS file to your calendar link in the sidebar

Feel free to support the idea 😉

Notes/Domino 10.0.1 Fix Pack 3 Release Notice and Fix List

Yesterday the first Fix Pack was officially released by HCL. You can find the included fixes and the download links on the official HCL site: https://support.hcltechsw.com/csm?id=kb_article&sysparm_article=KB0069519.

The fixes included in FP3 are:


+SPR# DLIMBDWQXW – Fixed a problem where the Notes client would hang on exit when Replication on exit was enabled.  This regression was introduced in 9.0.1 FP10.

SPR# JALAB6SRRH – If EnableThreeClicks ini is set to 1, user will be required to enter three clicks for opening attachments and URLs, as mandated by the EU.  This option is off by default.

+SPR# VRARB6GJCZ – Fixed a problem in the Notes client where Widgets would not work.  This regression was introduced in 10.0.1 FP10.

SPR# ZNDNBC8H3E – Fixed a Notes client crash on Windows 10 V1809 whenever the user tried to remotely connect to their machine via Remote Desktop Protocol.

SPR# DOKEATLHV9 – Prior to this fix, the failover error “Remote system no longer responding” was shown on send-mail action when the primary server was down.This is specific to SCN.

+SPR# SSARBD4J84 – Fixed a problem in the Notes client where, if the Notes preference Open each document in new window has been set, the first window opened cannot be closed.  This regression was introduced in 9.0.1 FP10.

+SPR# KSOAB5MM66 – Fixed a problem with the Notes calendar where setting the body text to any proportionally spaced font then reopening the saved calendar entry would result in the body text having been changed toDefault Monospace font.  This regression was introduced in 10.0.

SPR# SMEAB94AYW – Fixed a problem where the Notes client would hang when using a particular widget.

+SPR# RGANBBABED – Fixed a problem in Xpages in the Mac Client where an error 500 page was being displayed when trying to launch an Xpage app.  This regression was introduced in 10.0.1.

SPR# RPAIBC5J2Y – Fixed a problem in the Notes client where certain SMIME messages would crashing when being opened

SPR# SSPLBCSJ2B – Mac client now has an updated version of the JVM – 1.8 (IBM) SR5 FP30


SPR# AGUD87CN4P – Fixed a problem where the LotusScript Split function would produce incorrect results if the delimiter contained two of the same character.

SPR# JCORBDBPYA – LotusScript JSONElement.value property truncates the LotusScript string when the value is greater than 64K.  Fix provides for complete return of a JSONElement value string.

SPR# JCUSB9JL8B – DQL: Fixed a problem where DQL did not recognize a query that contained DBCS characters.

SPR# RDOLB9734S – Fixed a problem in Domino Designer where editing and saving LotusScript agents in would sometimes hangs when “Run in background client thread” was enabled.

+SPR# TOCLBC7MGL – Fixed a problem in Domino Designer where Xpages would no longer work after opening/closing a form if LibreOffice (v6.2) was installed.  This regression was introduced in 10.0.


SPR# GFALBCFAK3 – Fixed a problem with DAOS resync where deletion and copy style compact were not possible after DAOS resync due to an error “File is in use by another program”.

SPR# GRHEBBCS5X – Fixed a problem where Symmetrical cluster created a folder when doing a repair even if the directory in the path was a directory link

+SPR# KKHOBCGF8H – Fixed a problem where, when creating new replicas (where the target replica is a stub), if a corrupt folder note exists in the source database, replication might retry replicating the corrupt folder note and not complete.  This regression was introduced in 10.0.

SPR# MNAA9K9ANA – Fixed a problem where Xpages documents would not show an inserted image if an attachment had been uploaded to the document. The MIME data type was not getting set to Content-Type:multipart/related

+SPR# MSKABBZH3L – Fixed a problem where Adminp was failing trying to create replicas of large databases (250gb) on large disks (2TB).  It would incorrectly state there was insufficient space.  The workaround is to create the replica directly in the UI and not use adminp. This issue has been corrected.  This regression was introduced in 10.0

+SPR# PLYSBCPKCP – Fixed a problem in the Domino SMTP server where a non-ascii internet message address phrase lost its encoding when being stored in a Notes item. This regressoin was introduced in 9.0.1 FP10.

SPR# RPAIBA9JUZ     – Fixed a problem in QVault tool where too much logging information was being output by default.  Logging now requires notes.in DEBUG_IDV_QVAULT=1 to be set.

SPR# SAZR9REQ9R  – Fixed an intermittant crash on Domino server making outbound LDAP search requests.   This is most likely due to an edge case network error condition.

SPR# STAAB6A5GX – Fixed a problem in the Domino server where the Tika java process was not being shutdown when the update task was restarted.

SPR# DVDIASU9A3 – Fixed a problem in the HTML Parser where the router would sometimes hang while processing styles.

SPR# JPAIB6ZLKG – Fixed a problem with the Domino server where the Java Tika process was not terminating cleanly on Domino server shutdown on non windows platforms

+SPR# PKURBBX6QK – Fixed a problem where ampersands contained in an LDAP filter attribute value were inadvertently being escaped in filters which were not being sent to IBM Directory Server LDAP. This fix causes the ampersand to be escaped only in filter attribute values being sent to an IBM Directory Server. This regression was introduced in 9.0.1 FP8.

SPR# RSTNB6GC7D – Fixed a problem where dbmt did not terminate when running with -range option and loaded at server startup. This was causing dbmt to not process databases when the next time the specified range came around.


SPR# MSAHBC92RS – iNotes: Fixed a problem in iNotes where, using IE, the Notes ID management dialog box became blank after the internet certificate was imported.

+SPR# SLODAN59R7 – iNotes: Fixed a problem where hyper links in the mail body were truncated if the URL had spaces. This regression was introduced in 10.0.

SPR# TPONBBYCME – iNotes: Fixed a problem where the mail body contents in bidirection environment didn’t appear in the correct direction.

+SPR# RMTGB7NEX2 – iNotes – Fixed a problem that hyper links in mail body did not work if the URL had spaces – the spaces were truncated.  This regression was introduced in 10.0.


IBM Notes V10.x: Search for attachment names not working anymore

Yesterday I received an email from a customer complaining that a search on a full text indexed mail database does not find attachment names.

I tried this on my mail database on a local replica and also on our server and could see the same result: attachment names are not found.

After opening a case @HCL yesterday, today I received the information, that this regression in well known under the SPR # JCUS975RGX:

SPR # JCUS975RGX => Allow attachments to be found by searching for their file names
This is regression started on V10.0.0 and was working on previous versions.

If you also are facing this problem with Notes/Domino V10.x just open a case and refer to this SPR to increase the weightage for getting a solution.

IBM Notes Client V10.0.1 german

Due to investigation of some users ( Uli Krause delivered a very good summary ) there are some issues with the “STRG” functions in the Notes V10.0.1 client German. Some of the functions are either not working or working very slow.

The download of the this client has been withdrawn from Partnerworld at the moment but I assume that HCL is working on this issues with high pressure !!

I don´t think that there are issues in the Language Pack for Domino V10.0.1 but there´s a recommendation not to install the V10.0.1 client German at the moment.

IBM Notes 9 Single Sign-On not working in Windows 10

Yesterday I had the issue that Notes Single-SignOn was not working on a Windows 10 workstation for one client. I checked if the service was available and started.

After some investigation I read the hint on the ND9.0 Forum, did the requested actions and afterwards SSO was working fine again.

Check if the following registry entry includes either “npnotes” ( 32-bit OS ) or “npnotes64” ( 64-bit OS )

Name: “ProviderOrder”

This value must contain either “npnotes” or “npnotes64” right AFTER “webclient” !!!

Customize the following file ( required registry key ) : https://www.dropbox.com/s/bwvxuxxw5l9yy7l/windows10_sso.reg?dl=0

If you have a 64bit-OS you just have to adjust the location of your npnotes64.dll, otherwise replace all “npnotes64” entries with “npnotes” and then customize the path.

Import the registry key into your registry

Restart your computer – DONE

Addressing users in IBM Notes

Today I had an issue, where a customer told me the following problem:

User A has his employee ID P146 in the Short Name of the person document in the Domino NAB. But if a user users this ID in the “To” field of a new mail, he receives the error, that the user is not unique, when he presses F9 for name resolution.

A look in the “($Users)” view showed, that there are 2 entries with this employee ID. In the first person document this looked fine, but in the second person document you can´t find this ID ( P146 ) anywhere. Also took a look with scanEZ, but this did not solve anything.

Some investigations later I found the “trouble” >> ever heard from “Soundex” ???

Try the following: enter @soundex(“Lastname, Firstname”) in the subject line of a new mail:


And now after pressing SHIFT-F9:


This is the so called “Soundex”, which also is listed in the “($Users)” view in the Domino NAB. But if you have another employee with the ID “B653” you would receive the error, that the user is not unique when pressing F9.

So it´s working as designed…