Dec 22, 2016, 2:40 PM
290 Posts


  • Category: Embedded Instant Messaging
  • Platform: Windows
  • Release: 9.0.1
  • Role: Administrator
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  • Replies: 6

Does IM_DISABLED=1 to disable the embedded Sametime client no longer work at 9.0.1 (FP6?)


Dec 22, 2016, 4:06 PM
181 Posts
The variable should be IM_DISABLE=1

Only one letter D in the parameter. The parameter is available still in 9.0.1. Sametime is still displayed if you click in the Notes client under Help > About IBM Notes and click on Plug-In Details.

Dec 22, 2016, 6:28 PM
181 Posts
May have changed in 2013

I recall in 2013 having problems getting the old parameter to work with 9.0. I thought that I had entered it incorrectly from memory, and so stumbled on the right way, which  is IM_DISABLE=1. 

This IBM technote that was last modified in 2014 mentions  IM_DISABLE=1 

Dec 22, 2016, 7:24 PM
302 Posts
Who knows

If you trace the history of the ini they flipped so main times on different release of notes as to whether it is disable vs disabled that I have in my code that sets/removes the ini to do both

Dec 31, 2016, 12:40 PM
290 Posts
Doesn't seem to work if Designer installed!

Interestingly enough, doesn't seem to work if designer installed.

I've added the following to my Notes.ini:


However, as soon as designer is started, I'm logged into Sametime.


re: The difference between IM_DISABLE and IM_DISABLED; It'd be nice if someone from IBM that might review the forum puts a bug in someone else's ear that the Notes.INI reference is worse than worthless.

Dec 31, 2016, 6:58 PM
302 Posts

Either clearing  the auto login info/credentials




Set the sametime server  field in the person doc to a * (could be any thing as long as that sametime server name does not exist)




find this directory under userdata\workspace will be a few directories down and delete it\: Contains Sametime login information



These can be deleted as well\: Contains data for Sametime alert settings and autostatus settings.\: Contains Sametime community configuration data\: Contains Sametime local contact list\: Contains Sametime person cache\: Contains image resources for Lotus Sametime (such as emoticon images)\: Contains primary contact information