Domino server setup program

The Domino® server setup program guides you through the choices you make to configure a Domino server. Setting up the first Domino server in a domain establishes a framework that consists of the Domino Directory, ID files, and documents. When you set up additional servers, you build upon this framework.

The first Domino server setup creates IDs with a default public key width of 1024 bits. If a different key width is required, run SETUP.EXE to install the Domino files but before starting the server, open the server's NOTES.INI file, and then set SETUP_FIRST_SERVER_PUBLIC_KEY_WIDTH to the desired key width. The public key width can be set to either 630 or 1024 when using the NOTES.INI variable.

Setting up the first Domino server does the following:

  • Creates a Domino domain.
  • Creates the certification log file, names it certlog.nsf, and saves it in the Domino data directory.
  • Uses the pubnames.ntf template to create the Domino Directory for the domain, names the directory names.nsf, and places it in the Domino data directory.
  • Creates an organization certifier ID, names it CERT.ID, and saves it in the Domino data directory.
  • Optionally creates an organizational unit certifier ID, names it OUCERT.ID, and stores it in the Domino Directory.
  • Creates a Certifier document, which describes the organization certifier ID, in the Domino Directory.
  • Creates a server ID, names it SERVER.ID, and saves it in the Domino data directory.
  • Uses the organization certifier ID to certify the server ID.
  • Creates a Server document in the Domino Directory and includes in it information that you specified during the setup program.
  • Creates a Person document in the Domino Directory for the Domino Administrator that you specified during the setup program.
  • Creates a user ID and password for the Domino Administrator and attaches it as a file named USER.ID to the administrator's Person document in the Domino Directory.
  • Uses the organization certifier ID to certify the administrator's user ID.
  • Gives the administrator and the server Manager access in the ACL of the Domino Directory.
  • Adds the server name to the LocalDomainServers group in the Domino Directory.
  • Creates the log file, names it log.nsf, and saves it in the Domino data directory.
  • Enables the appropriate network and serial ports.
  • Creates a mail directory in the Domino data directory and creates a mail file in that directory for the Domino Administrator.
  • Creates the Reports file, names it REPORTS.NSF, and saves it in the Domino data directory.
  • Updates network settings in the Server document of the Domino Directory.
  • Configures SMTP, if selected during the setup program.
  • Updates the Access Control List in all databases and templates in the Domino data directory tree to remove Anonymous access and/or add LocalDomainAdmin access, depending on the selections made during the setup program.

Setting up an additional Domino server does the following:

  • Copies the Domino Directory, if a file location was specified during the setup program, names it names.nsf, and saves it in the Domino data directory.
  • Copies the server's ID from the location specified during the setup program, either from a file, a copy of the directory, or the existing Domino server's directory; names it SERVER.ID; and saves it in the Domino data directory.
  • Retrieves the Domain name and Administrator name from the Server document in the Domino Directory.
  • Creates the log file, names it log.nsf, and saves it in the Domino data directory.
  • Copies or replicates the Administration Requests file, names it admin4.nsf, and saves it in the Domino data directory.
  • Copies or replicates the Monitoring Configuration file, names it events4.nsf, and saves it in the Domino data directory.
  • Replicates the Domino Directory, if it doesn't already exist, names it names.nsf, and saves it in the Domino data directory.
  • Creates a Connection document to the existing Domino server in the Domino Directory.
  • Creates the Reports file, names it REPORTS.NSF, and saves it in the Domino data directory.
  • Updates network settings in the Server document of the Domino Directory.
  • Configures SMTP, if selected during the setup program.
  • Updates the Access Control List in all databases and templates in the Domino data directory tree to remove Anonymous access and/or add LocalDomainAdmin access, depending on the selections made during the setup program.
  • Replicates changes made to the Server document with the existing server, if any.
  • Removes the SERVER.ID attachment from the Domino Directory, if applicable.