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Updated Zoom Plugin for HCL Notes V11


[blog post update: The new software and documentation from Zoom can be found here.]
HCL Notes users: If you are using Zoom instead of HCL Sametime for your video meetings, you may have discovered that the Notes integration plugin provided by Zoom that made it easy to schedule Zoom meetings in your Notes calendar broke with Notes V11. Well I have good news. Zoom is finally releasing an update that works with Notes V11. See their response in the Zoom support forum. You can find the earlier release of the Zoom plugin for Notes V10 here. The update is scheduled for release on Monday. If that is at a different URL, I will add it here when it is available.

If you want to eliminate this problem altogether, your company should be using HCL Sametime for video conferencing. It is more secure; you have total control of the software; it allows you to keep all of your data inside your company with no harvesting of user data or chats; it is — and always will be — tightly integrated with your HCL Notes and Domino environment; and it’s less expensive.

Notes client doesn’t launch after upgrade: SOLVED


I like to share when I find a solution that hasn’t been previously documented in a technote.  The short story is this:  If you encounter the following error when trying to launch Notes:  CWPA4003W: Failed to load application from url: nrpc:/….nsfname=…

NotesLaunchError

CWPA4003W: Failed to load application from url: nrpc:/….nsfname=…

Then start by doing traditional maintenance on the local databases, especially names.nsf

The details:
You may encounter this error after a variety of events.  In this particular case Notes gave this error and would not launch after running the installer to upgrade from 9.0.1 FP10 to 9.0.1 FP10 SHF315.  The error persisted even after uninstalling and re-installing Notes — the first indication it might not be a problem with the software.  Also, Notes would launch in basic mode or if you right click and select Run As Administrator.  That misguided my troubleshooting into thinking it was an issue with Eclipse or Java.  There is a similar issue reported in this technote:
https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1LO67058

Detailed steps to fix:
1.  Edit the notes.ini and make sure it has the following line based on the version of Notes installed:
CREATE_R9_DATABASES=1
CREATE_R10_DATABASES=1
(If you have an earlier version, you have bigger problems and should be upgrading to the latest version, currently that is 10.0.1 FP3)
2.  Launch a cmd prompt and change the path to the Notes program directory
3.  enter these commands one at a time in this order:
nfixup names.nsf
nupdall names.nsf -R
ncompact names.nsf
(Note: it will prompt for the Notes password.  When you type it in, nothing will appear to happen until you press enter.)

I highly recommend executing these commands on ALL of the local databases.  To do so, just leave “names.nsf” out of the commands you enter.

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