There are lots of repercussions, but the worst (ones that could affect the business) relate to the Lotus Notes Calendar.
There are two things to do to prepare ourselves;
- Windows Updates on our clients (WinXP)
- Windows Updates on our servers (Win2003)
We can handle the servers ourselves but how do we know if the clients have done their updates? Simple, we ask them by sending a button around so they can determine the answers for themselves.
Creating a Button that can be mailed to Notes Users
Here's the LotusScript code on my button;
Sub Click(Source As Button)
Dim vDSTText As Variant
Dim Session As New NotesSession
Const CorrectDST = "10,1,1,4,1,1"
vDSTText = Session.GetEnvironmentString("DSTLAW",1)
If vDSTText = CorrectDST Then
Msgbox "Your Time Settings are Correct!", 64, "Checking Time Settings"
Msgbox "Your Time Settings are NOT Correct! - You need to do a Windows Update", 48, "Checking Time Settings"
Basically, all we're doing is having a look at the value next to DSTLAW in the Notes.ini file.
In our case, it says... 10,1,1,4,1,1
Syntax: DSTlaw=begin_month, begin_week, begin_day, end_month, end_week, end_day
Which means Daylight Savings - BEGIN October, Week 1, Day 1 and END April, Week 1, Day 1
You could easily change the Const CorrectDST = "10,1,1,4,1,1" value to cater for different locations.
Note: Although you can write back to the Notes.INI file, don't be tempted to do this. The value is set when Notes starts from the Operating System, so making changes at this level won't fix anything.