26 Dec '12, 4am
Never ever change #IBM #Notes system templates
Everything in Notes can be customized by tweaking with the design. I highly recommend never to tweak design in a database itself, but use Domino's template capability. You can have multiple databases using the same layout. Even if you build a specialized custom application you will have at least 3 databases sharing the same design: development sample data, UAT sample data and production data. So use template, and NO hiding the design is not a nice thing to do and actually not a security feature (it's rather an obscurity feature). In a lot of installations I came across system databases have been altered: the Domino directory, the log, the mail template etc. IBM's support always has a hard time helping in this environments. There is a rather strict policy to insist on original IBM templates. Following a few easy steps however you can eat your cake and have it too. The secre...