You are on the computer where your Domino
server is installed. You just remembered that you needed to check a different
date on the calendar; either in the future or the past? You go to the operating
system and you click on the clock. You move the calendar, either forward
or backward, to find the particular date. You find it. You write down what
you need. You move the calendar back to the present day. All is well.
NO, all is not well! Unknowingly you
have just manipulated the time on your Domino server or Lotus Notes client;
depending where you were when you did that.
Depending on how long you were looking
at the calendar in the future, or in the past, weird things started happening.
What could happen?
1. The notes log will have an entry
for that particular date.
2. If it is a far future date, then
all certificates and passwords would be expired. If that is the case all
users would immediately be locked out of their Lotus Notes client and the
Domino server. I've seen this happen when a person just looked at a date
one year in the future.
3. The @modified date and time could
remain with the incorrect information on databases after the correct date
has been chosen.
4. Any mail sent during that time frame
would have the incorrect date.
Lesson learned, don't
move the calendar at the operating system level in the past or in the future
while the Domino server or Lotus Notes client is running.
For assistance, please review this technote.
Lotus Software Knowledge Base Document
Title: How to recover from incorrect
system time change
Doc #: 1252915