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Domino Admin ID Expired? Here’s what you need to do…

What happens when your only Domino Admin type ID expires? Not a lot really because you won’t be able to do anything!

Oh no !!!

You will need to recertify your Admin ID with a new certificate and expiration date but you need an Admin ID for that right? Not if you follow this simple guide which should not take more than 15 mins**

** 15 mins is a rough estimate. Also, you should really know what you are doing and this quick guide assumes you are a seasoned Domino professional. Please don’t attempt this if you are a Domino noob.

  1. Shut down Domino
  2. Copy the Domino Directory to a PC with the Notes client installed (take a backup of the Domino Directory from the server as well just incase!)
  3. Open Notes client and make a “normal” user an admin in the Domino Directory
  4. Copy the Domino Directory back to the server and start Domino
  5. Switch to the “normal” user which is now an admin and recertify the admin ID
  6. Switch back to the newly certified admin ID and reverse the changes where you made Mr.Normal an admin
  7. Restart Domino

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Steven Vaughan – Domino People

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