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Running multiple Notes Clients at the same time

Daniel Nashed  15 October 2009 10:09:24

At some point in the Notes 8.x code stream running multiple clients with different version did not work reliable any more on my machine.
I had all kind of lock issues running a 8.5 client next to a 7.0.3 client including complete locks of both clients and my whole desktop.
Looks like there has been a low level change which causes those kind of issues in some situations.

Yes it is not supported and I would not use a configuration like this for any end-user work-station. But I want to keep my two clients.
I know I could use VMware (I am doing this successfully on Mac with VMware fusion and on Ubuntu with VirtualBox which both have great desktop integration options).

It looks like the same notes.ini parameter which is required on Citrix to run more than one user also helps on my workstation to run both clients in parallel.

After enabling notes.ini DEBUG_GLOBAL_NAMESPACE_DISABLE=1 both clients work again.

Not sure if this always helps but it looks like a requirement similar to what we have on Citrix.
I am interested to hear your experiences with and without this parameter.

-- Daniel

PS: Running or even having installed more than one Notes client is totally unsupported ...

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