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Domino Admin On The Mac - Works For Me!

Gabriella Davis  24 August 2011 17:26:33
I love my Mac but I do have to run a Windows VM to use Domino Administrator.  Sometimes all I want to do is look at a server console or send server commands directly from my Mac client.  I know there are various tools out there to do that, in fact we have our own internal Sametime bot which was developed to stop me moaning about it but am I the only person in the world who didn't know about / thought to use @Command([AdminRemoteConsole]) tied to a custom toolbar icon?

Not only does it work, it runs in its own thread so I can leave it up and carry on with reading my mail / doing other work.  A thing of beauty.

Thanks to Jerry Liu at CS&M for that - it's going to save me a lot of frustration.


Comments

1David Schaffer  24/08/2011 19:37:13  Domino Admin On The Mac - Works For Me!

Thanks. Much faster and easier than doing remote desktop or VNC to the server to get at the console.

2Anita Myers  24/08/2011 20:17:30  Domino Admin On The Mac - Works For Me!

Thanks so much for this post. You have saved me from bouncing between the Mac and a Windows PC for issuing server commands.

3Rob Novak  24/08/2011 20:51:39  Domino Admin On The Mac - Works For Me!

I recall this breaking in one version (8.0 maybe?) so I removed it.

Also I use ReCon (developed by Julian Robichaux and on the sidebar catalog here) for real quick, don't need feedback commands like shutting down http or restarting a server.

Putting this icon back now! Thanks, Gab.

4Chris Miller  24/08/2011 21:17:44  Domino Admin On The Mac - Works For Me!

I have the entire set I use on my Mac. I built a quickadmin smart icon

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5Lars Berntrop-Bos  25/08/2011 08:51:59  Domino Admin On The Mac - Works For Me!

Another really useful entity would be jconsole running. It looks like a Java app, shouldn't that be runnable on a Mac?

6Bill Buchan  26/08/2011 08:33:45  Domino Admin On The Mac - Works For Me!

If you open a new mail message, type in the @Command in the subject line and hit shift-F9, it'll execute.

So there's always a quick and easy way of doing this.. ;)

--* Bill