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Installed partition servers unable to configure due to the error "The NOTES.INI file for this server is invalid."

Technote (troubleshooting)


Administrator has installed the partition servers on Windows and when he is trying to configure the server it gives the error "The NOTES.INI file for this server is invalid." and configuration of the server is not complete.


This issue can occur if there are multiple notes.ini found on the Windows operating system apart from the partition servers especially if a notes.ini file is found in the path C:\Windows

Resolving the problem

To resolve this problem search for notes.ini file on the operating system and see if a notes.ini is found in the path c:\Windows.

Delete the notes.ini file from the above path and reconfigure the Domino server and configuration will be successful.

Document information

More support for: IBM Domino

Software version: 8.5.1, 8.5.2

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1472522

Modified date: 27 October 2013

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