Using a server setup profile

You can use a server setup profile at the server you are setting up or from a client system.

About this task

Using a server setup profile from a Microsoft Windows client is easier if the client has the Domino® Administrator installed. To use a profile from a Windows or UNIX client without Domino® Administrator, you need the Java runtime environment plus some files from the program directory of an installed Domino® server.

When you use a setup profile, you choose whether or not to view the setup screens as you run the profile. Running a profile without viewing the screens is sometimes referred to as a "silent" setup.

When the following procedures include instructions for entering system commands, make sure you understand the terms Domino® program directory and Notes® program directory.

To use a setup profile at the server

Procedure

  1. Install the Domino® server program files on a server system, but do not run the Domino® server setup program.
  2. At the command prompt on the server, from the Domino® program directory, do one of the following:
    • On a Windows server, enter
      nserver -playback
    • On a UNIX server, enter
      server -playback
      Tip: Entering nserver -help or server -help displays the parameters available for working with server setup profiles.
  3. Choose the profile to use. If you don't see the profile you want in the list, click Browse to locate the profile.
  4. To change the existing profile, select Modify selected profile and click OK to start the server setup.

To use a setup profile from a Windows client with Domino® Administrator

About this task

Procedure

  1. Make sure that you selected Remote server setup when you installed Domino® Administrator on the client.
  2. Install the Domino® server program files on a server system, but do not run the Domino® server setup program.
  3. At the command prompt on the server system, from the Domino® program directory, do one of the following:
    • On a Windows server, enter
      nserver -listen
    • On a UNIX server, enter
      server -listen
  4. At the command prompt on the Windows client, from the Notes® program directory, enter:
    serversetup -playback 
  5. In the Connect to Remote Domino® Server dialog box, click Ping to ensure that you can connect to the server.
  6. Enter the host name or network address of the server.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Choose the profile. If you don't see the profile, click Browse to locate the directory that contains the profile.
  9. To change the existing profile instead of running it to set up a new server, click Modify selected profile.
  10. Click OK to start the server setup.

To use a setup profile from a Windows client without Domino® Administrator or from a UNIX workstation

Procedure

  1. Install the Domino® server program files on a server system, but do not run the Domino® server setup program.
  2. At the command prompt on the server system, from the Domino® program directory, do one of the following:
    • On a Windows server, enter
      nserver -listen
    • On a UNIX server, enter
      server -listen
  3. On the client system, install the Java runtime environment.
  4. Create a temporary directory on the client system. For example, enter the following at the command prompt:
    • On a Windows client:
      mkdir c:\temp
    • On a UNIX workstation:
      mkdir /temp
  5. Do one of the following:
    • From a Windows client, copy the remote setup files CFGDOMSERVER.JAR, JHALL.JAR, and REMOTESETUP.CMD from the server to the directory you created on the client system. These files are in C:\Domino® program directory on the server.
    • From a UNIX workstation, copy the remote setup files CFGDOMSERVER.JAR, JHALL.JAR, and REMOTESETUP from the server to the directory you created on the workstation. These files located in the following directories:
    • /Domino® program directory/notes/latest/ibmpow/ on an IBM® AIX® server
    • /Domino® program directory/notes/latest/linux/ on a Linux server
  6. At the command prompt on the client system, from the directory you created, enter:
    remotesetup -playback 
  7. In the Connect to Remote Domino® Server dialog box, click Ping to ensure that you can connect to the server.
  8. Enter the host name or network address of the server.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Choose the profile to use. If you don't see the profile you want in the list, click Browse to locate the directory that contains the profile. To change the existing profile, click Modify selected profile.
  11. Click OK to start the server setup.