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Enhancement Request: Using OS environment variable in notes.ini

User specific information is stored in the OS environment variable.

If the administrator want to distribute the the user specific information in notes.ini by desktop policy setting, %temp% , %username%  environments are needed.

 

for example:

Cache=%Temp%\cache.ndk

Directory=D:\User\%username%\names.nsf

 

This enhancement is already existed in SPR# PPAL6YEGPK.

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  • Oct 11 2018
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    25 Oct 19:41

    There is an older feature that comes from Linux/Unix where you could prefix an environment variable with notes_ and override the notes.ini parameter.

    This has been disabled by defaut. And there is a notes.ini setting to enable it again (DEBUG_USE_SYS_VAR=1).

    Here is the information.This could be your solution.

     

    So for example you could use notes_cache=

     

    [ Daniel Nashed / blog.nashcom.de ]

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    OSGetEnvironmentString undocumented "feature" disabled

    The OSGetEnvironmentString() command had an undocumented "feature" where it would use OSGetSystemVariable() first to look for the value requested. This was meant to be internal and for debugging purposes only. This has been changed so that this is off by default. What this means is that Lotus is only pulling this data from Notes.ini instead of from the system environment now, as was the intended behavior.

    You can restore the old behavior by setting the variable DEBUG_USE_SYS_VAR to 1 in your Notes.ini file.
     
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