Enabling a network port on a server

If the server port you want to enable will be the Notes® workstation's only means of connecting with the server, do not use this procedure. Instead, use the Ports setting in the server's NOTES.INI file.

About this task

If the Notes® workstation already has a port in common with the server and you still cannot connect to it, create a Connection document in Notes®.


  1. From the Domino® Administrator, click the server on which you want to enable a port.
  2. Click the Configuration tab.
  3. From the Domino® Administrator's Tools pane, choose Server > Setup Ports.
  4. Select the port you want to enable, and then select Port enabled.
  5. Click TCP/IP Options, Options, or COMx Options, and specify information as appropriate.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click the Server > Status tab.
  8. To make the change take effect, from the Domino® Administrator's Tools pane, choose Restart Port. (If you can't see the Tools pane, make sure you are in the Server Tasks view.)
  9. In the Server document, click the Ports > Notes Network Ports tab, and edit these fields as necessary:
    Table 1. Notes® Network Ports fields




    Enter the port name. Domino® assigns a default port name to each network protocol detected on the system.

    Notes® Network

    Enter the name of the Notes® named network for the group of Domino® servers that are in this location and run on a particular protocol -- for example, Boston TCPIP. Space characters are allowed in a Notes® network name.

    Net Address

    Enter the protocol-specific name of the server -- for example, sales.renovations.com. The name you use depends on the convention of the network protocol. This field is used to determine the address that other servers use to access this server.


    Choose Enabled so that other servers will know the port is enabled.

  10. Save the Server document.
  11. Make sure that this server is set up to replicate its Domino® Directory to other servers, or enter the preceding changes into the Server document on a server that is set up to do the replication, or other servers will not know that they can connect to this server over the newly enabled port.