Domino Console not working on Windows? Add this notes.ini parameter

A quick tip. I regularly encounter Domino installations on Windows where, if I open the Domino console and connect to the local server, I get an error. This usually happens on servers with multiple IP addresses. These 2 steps usually solve it:

  • Add this parameter to your server’s notes.ini
    TCPIP_ControllerTcpIpAddress=<local IP address of the server>:2050
  • Add the Domino server’s common name to the localhosts line of the server’s hosts file (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts)

After restarting your Domino server from the Windows services (or rebooting the machine), your Domino console should work.

(Thanks Edgar de Waal for reminding me of the notes.ini parameter)