Changing the server administrator

If the name of the former administrator is explicitly listed in the access control list (ACL) for the Domino® Directory, delete the name of the former administrator from the ACL. Add the name of the new administrator and assign the administrator Manager access.

About this task

If the name of the former administrator is included in any groups, delete the former administrator's name from the Group document(s), if appropriate. Add the name of the new administrator.


  1. From the Domino® Administrator, select the Configuration tab.
  2. Click Server, and then select one:
    • Current® Server Document -- to change the administrator name for the current server.
    • All Server Documents -- and then select the server document you want to change.
  3. Click Edit Server.
  4. Click the Administration tab.
  5. In the Administrator field, type the administrator's name or click the arrow and complete the following fields as necessary in the Select Names dialog box:
    Table 1. Select Names dialog box fields




    Select the directory and choose a name from the list. Click one of the following:

    • Add -- to add the name to the Names list.
    • Details -- to view address details from the Person document

    Find names starting with

    Enter a user name, last name followed by first name, to search for a name if you are unsure of the spelling or the complete name.

    Add name not in list

    Enter a user name and then click Add to add the name to the Names list without selecting it from a directory.


    Do one:

    • Select a name and then click Remove to remove the selected name from the Administrator field.
    • Don't select any names. Click Remove all to remove all names from the Administrator field.
  6. Click OK, and then click Save & Close in the Server document.
  7. Use the Replicate server command at the console to force replication of the Domino® Directory and disseminate the change quickly.