Using the Domino® server setup program remotely

After you install the program files for a Domino® server on a system, you can use either a Microsoft Windows client system or another Domino® server to run the server setup program remotely. Running the server setup program from a Windows client is easier if the client has Domino® Administrator installed -- to run the program from a client without Domino® Administrator, you need the Java runtime environment plus some files from the program directory of an installed Domino® server.

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Before entering system commands in the following procedures, validate the location of the Domino® program directory and Notes® program directory on your system, and be sure to navigate to the required starting directory as instructed.
Note: During server setup, you can use an existing certifier ID instead of creating a new one. The certifier ID that you specify cannot have multiple passwords assigned to it. Attempting to use a certifier ID with multiple passwords generates an error message and causes server setup to halt.

Run the server setup program from a Windows client with Domino® Administrator

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Procedure

  1. Do the following steps:
    • Select Remote server setup when you install Domino® Administrator on the client.
    • Complete any pending reboot actions.
    • Know the host name or network address of the remote system
  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 Microsoft Windows server, enter
      nserver -listen
    • On a UNIX server, enter
      server -listen
  4. On the client system, click Start > Programs > HCL Applications > Remote server setup.
  5. In the Connect to Remote Domino® Server dialog box, click Ping to ensure that you can connect to the remote server.
  6. Enter the host name or network address of the remote server.
  7. Click OK to start the Domino® server setup program.

Run the server setup program from a Windows client without Domino® Administrator, or from a UNIX workstation

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Procedure

  1. Make sure that you know the host name or network address of the remote system a
  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, from the Domino® program directory, do one of the following:
    • On a UNIX server, enter
      /lotus/bin/server -listen
    • On a Windows server, enter
      nserver -listen
  4. On the client system, install the Java runtime environment.
  5. 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
  6. 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 are 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

  7. At the command prompt on the client system, from the directory you created, do one of the following:
    • On a Windows client, enter remotesetup.cmd
    • On a UNIX workstation, enter remotesetup
  8. In the Connect to Remote Domino® Server dialog box, click Ping to ensure that you can connect to the remote server.
  9. Enter the host name or network address of the remote server.
  10. Click OK to start the Domino® server setup program.

Run the server setup program from another server system

Procedure

  1. Install the Domino® server program files on both server systems, but do not run the Domino® server setup program.
  2. Make sure that you know the host name or network address of the remote system.
  3. At the command prompt on the local 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. Do one of the following:
    • On a Windows server, enter
      nserver -remote
    • On a UNIX server, enter
      server -remote 
      Note: Entering nserver -help or server -help displays all parameters available for working with remote server setups.
  5. In the Connect to Remote Domino® Server dialog box, click Ping to ensure that you can connect to the remote server.
  6. Enter the host name or network address of the remote server.
  7. Click OK to start the Domino® server setup program.