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Short Description: User for the roaming feature


Workspace roaming functionality is integrated into the Notes 8.5.1 client.

For users who are newly enabled to roam, a Notes 8.5.1 client restart and successful replication is all that's needed to configure workspace roaming. Through these steps, the workspace data is migrated to bookmark.nsf and then replicated to the roaming server.

Existing roaming users who are upgrading from a previous version of Notes to Notes 8.5.1 need to respond to a prompt. The prompt displays while launching the Notes 8.5.1 client and asks the user whether to designate the current system as the primary workspace. It is the primary workspace that is migrated to the bookmark.nsf database and thereby configured to roam.


To confirm that workspace roaming is in place for a given user:

1. Open the notes.ini for each Notes 8.5.1 client to confirm the following lines are in place:


2. Confirm there is a $Workspace folder in the user's bookmark.nsf database.

As indicated by the $ in the title of the view, the $Workspace view is a hidden folder. One way to display an application's hidden views and folders is to:

    1. Select the application's icon on the Notes workspace. (In this case, you would select the Bookmark icon.)
    2. While holding down the Ctrl+Shift keys, select View - Go To... from the Notes menu.
    3. Scroll down the list of views and folders until you see the desired hidden views and folders listed.

Additional Information:

If the migration of a user's Workspace to the bookmark.nsf database were to be interrupted (and therefore fail to complete), you could see one of the following entries in the Notes.ini file:


A status of 1 indicates a lock is in place to prevent the migration from happening on other clients. A status of 2 indicates the locking has been turned off because the migration is nearly complete. The status of 4 indications the migration is fully complete. At this time, there is no status represented by the number 3.

The migration status is also represented in profile information that is written to bookmark.nsf and replicated to the roaming server and other clients. This is the way that other clients are informed of the migration status.

Workspace_in_Bookmarks=0 / 1


UI equivalent:
There is no kown UI setting for this notes.ini variable. But you can specify this setting in the notes.ini settings tab of the configuration settings document.

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Entry created by:
Bastian W.