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Some indispensible new tools for admins - don’t miss them

Gabriella Davis  13 February 2011 16:34:59
A great announcement today from IBM technical support, making available some tools they use for analysing and fixing recurring client issues.  Over the years we have generated our own agents to be used for support but it's great to see ones supplied and supported by IBM.  

I can happily tick every single one of the items listed below as something I have had to deal with in the past

* Updated version (V2.1) of the "Out Of Office Diagnostic Tool"
* Tool to present a selectable list of profile documents for removal from a database
* Prohibit Design Element Diagnostic Tool which presents design elements that have the prohibit flag enabled with the option to remove the flag
* Create a LotusScript copy of a database primarily to be used for database corruption
* Rebuild a mail database Inbox due to corruption or accidental removal of the documents from the folder
* Given a list of mail databases this will edit the ACL entry for the mail file owner to editor, designer, or manager
* If you suspect that you have duplicate templates on a server this will present you with a comprehensive list of duplicates
* Given a list of databases this tool will enable or disable all background agents in a database by editing the database property "Disable background agents for this database"
* Given a server name in your organization this tool will gather your specified mail database attributes and create a Comma Separated Value (CSV) file to be opened as a spreadsheet
* DXL Tool to export a select document to XML format

Full details of the tool along with the actual download can be found here

1John James  14/02/2011 14:50:27  Some indispensible new tools for admins - don’t miss them

Great article Gab!