Notes 7.02, OS X 10.4 and Active Directory
Norris I Ward 08/21/2007 11:05 AM
Notes Client 7.0.2 Macintosh
I have been running into some road blocks in trying to get Lotus Notes r7.02 up and running successfully. It appears that some variation of this TID from IBM, is once more affecting my Notes 7 installation. Reference swg21170807
Here is what finally worked:
- The OS X user's UID cannot be more than 6 digits(I am using the AD plug-in for OS X)
- If the UID is that assigned by the AD plugin Notes crashes.
A user that is created locally can launch and run Notes successfully.
- I have to delete the user acct. from the OS X NetInfo manager and assign a 6 digit UID under 100 000, using the field "office number" in Active Directory
- I then configured my AD directory services plug-in on my Mac to map UID to physicalDeliveryOfficeNumber
- I then logged back on as the user
- After logging on as the user and starting Notes, it prompts for the Notes Data directory location.
- The location should be ~/Library/Application Support/Lotus Notes Data
- This directory does not exist
- When I log on as the local Admin on the Mac and configure Lotus Notes, the directory Lotus Notes Data exists and is created automatically
- As a work-around, I manually copied this folder to the User template for new users and to any profiles that pre-existed on a workstation
- Now when prompted for the directory, it is in the location as it should be.
- The only user that none of these steps outline do not have to be performed for is the admin user who by coincedence was the installer of Lotus Notes
- I have tested this on a fresh install that contained no other apps but Lotus Notes and OS X 10.4.9
I don't think I should have to go through all these hoops to make Lotus Notes r7.02 function. Has anyone else run into such issues?