Getting started as a Notes roaming user

Your HCL Domino® administrator assigns your roaming user capabilities. The data that your administrator configures to be roaming-enabled replicates or syncs between your roaming server and the Notes® computer that you log into. The roaming server keeps roaming-enabled files and application synchronized for any Notes client on which you log into and work as a roaming user.

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As a roaming user, you can do the following things:
  • Work on various Notes® client computers using your own contacts, bookmarks and workspace, personal journal or notebook, feeds, and Notes® preferences.
  • See and act on your roaming-enabled files and applications on the Replication and Sync page (Open > Replication and Sync) grouped together in the Roaming Applications folder.

Once you accept the prompt to convert to roaming user, your personal Notes® applications and configuration are kept in sync, by replication or sync through the roaming user server, between all the computers on which you work as a Notes roaming user, including the following:

  • Bookmarks (bookmark.nsf)
  • Contacts (names.nsf)
  • Feeds subscriptions (localfeedcontent)
  • Notebook or journal (notebook.nsf or journal.nsf)
  • Eclipse plug-in data and settings (roamingdata.nsf)
  • Notes workspace (initially desktop8.ndk and then managed by bookmark.nsf)

Your user.dic and files can also be roamed, as well as can certain Notes and Eclipse preferences and settings.

As a roaming user, when you start Notes®, the latest version of your roaming-enabled files are replicated or synced to the computer that you are working on. As you work in Notes®, any changes you make in these files are replicated or synced back to your roaming server. This allows you to have a consistent experience on any Notes® client computer that you log in to. Replication and sync occur on a scheduled basis or you can initiate them yourself.

Note: Depending on how your administrator has configured roaming for you, your roaming server can be either a file server or a Domino® server. The Domino® roaming server can be, but is not always, your home or mail server.

Your administrator configures you for roaming.