Closing open Lotus Notes file

The users at a certain customer have a problem with reopening Lotus Notes if their session is not closed properly (e.g. because of a crash of a terminal server). They keep receiving the error message “Domino Server still running” until we close the open files.

I’ve been writing a script over time to automate this process which becomes quickly annoying after you’ve done it a couple of times.

More specifically, the script will:

  1. Connect to a GC to get domain and display name (ADFind)
  2. Connect to a DC to get home directory (ADFind)
  3. Derive server name from the previous query via string manipulation (Set)
  4. Kill PsExec if it’s already running (SC)
  5. Find the physical disk (PsExec)
  6. List open Notes files and ask if you whan to close them (PsFile)
  7. Close the files if after you confirmed you wanted to do so (PsFile)
  8. Quit
  9. Last but not least, it will put a comment on the clipboard for easy pasting in the incident management tool ;-)

Prerequisites are both ADFind and PsTools.

Well, here it is:

   1: ::========================================================================================================
   2: :: AUTHOR
   3: ::    Koen Vermoesen
   4: ::
   5: ::    2008-04-24
   6: ::========================================================================================================
   7: :: SCRIPT
   8: ::    Close open lotus notes files
   9: ::========================================================================================================
  11: ::    ADFind
  12: ::    PsTools
  13: ::========================================================================================================
  15: ::    2008-04-24 Initial version
  16: ::    2008-04-25 Use %temp% to avoid writing to a network share all the time
  17: ::    2008-05-07 Added a todo for the script
  18: ::    2008-05-13 Call another script to verify & close psexec if it's already running
  19: ::    2008-05-13 Goto end (skip closing)  when no open files found
  20: ::    2008-05-13 Print user's diplay name as a means to cross check
  21: ::    2008-05-14 Removed last reference to temporary file
  22: ::    2008-07-31 Started using ADFind to make script work across domains
  23: ::    2008-07-31 Removed dependency on other scripts for easy sharing with colleagues
  24: ::    2008-09-16 Goto end after closing files + use variable for Title
  25: ::    2008-10-06 Provide some help when no parameters are being passed
  26: ::    2008-10-07 Used hardcoded path for DFS
  27: ::    2008-10-07 Check if very first query returns a valid resullt. Jump to help (skip remainder of script) if not
  28: ::    2008-10-07 Update Help: hardcoded DFS values + for loop example for running against a batch of users
  29: ::    2008-10-27 Use clip.exe to store some comment on the clipboard for easy pasting in the incident
  30: ::========================================================================================================
  31: :: TO DO
  32: ::    Integrate logic for working on a batch of users.
  33: ::========================================================================================================
  35: @echo off
  36: setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion
  38: :: Setting some variables
  39: Set StrTitle=Close open Lotus Notes files
  40: Set strHomeDirAB=FileServer01
  41: Set strHardDiskAB=E:
  43: Cls
  44: Title %StrTitle%
  46: ::Saving the input parameter to variable
  47: Set StrUserName=%1
  48: If "[%strUserName%]"=="[]" Goto Help
  49: Set Return=return1
  50: Goto SubEcho
  51: :return1
  53: :: Looking up Distinguished Name & Display Name
  54: For /F "tokens=1,2 delims=;" %%I in ('adfind -nodn -csv -nocsvheader -csvnoq -csvdelim ^; -gc -s subtree -b dc^=domain^,dc^=tld -f ^"sAMAccountName^=%StrUserName%^" distinguishedName displayName') Do Set StrDistingName=%%I & Set StrDisplayName=%%J
  55: If "[%StrDisplayName%]"=="[]" Echo. & Echo No valid user object found; please check the username. & Echo. & Goto Help
  56: Set StrBaseDN=%StrDistingName:~-26%
  57: Set Return=return2
  58: Goto SubEcho
  59: :return2
  61: :: Looking up Home Directory
  62: Set StrTLD=%StrBaseDN:~22,3%
  63: Set StrRoot=%StrBaseDN:~15,3%
  64: Set StrDomain=%StrBaseDN:~3,8%
  65: For /F %%I in ('adfind -nodn -csv -nocsvheader -csvnoq -s subtree -b dc^=%StrDomain%^,dc^=%StrRoot%^,dc^=%StrTLD% -f ^"sAMAccountName^=%StrUserName%^" homeDirectory') Do Set StrHomeDirectory=%%I
  66: Set Return=return3
  67: Goto SubEcho
  68: :return3
  70: :: Looking up Home Server
  71: IF /I "%StrDomain%"=="subdomain3" (Set StrHomeServer=%strHomeDirAB%) Else (For /F "tokens=1 delims=\" %%I in ("%StrHomeDirectory%") Do Set StrHomeServer=%%I)
  72: Set Return=return4
  73: Goto SubEcho
  74: :return4
  76: :: Ensuring PsExec is not running on Home Server
  77: echo.
  78: For /F "Tokens=2" %%I in ('sc \\%StrHomeServer% query psexesvc ^| find "SERVICE_NAME"') Do Set StrPsexecExists=%%I
  79: If /I "%StrPsexecExists%"=="psexesvc" (echo PsExec running on the remote host; killing it. & sc \\%StrHomeServer% stop psexesvc & sc \\%StrHomeServer% delete psexesvc) else (echo PsExec is not running on the remote host.)
  81: :: Looking up Physical Disk
  82: echo.
  83: IF /I "%StrDomain%"=="subdomain3" (Set StrHardDisk=%strHardDiskAB%) Else (For /F "tokens=2 delims=\ " %%I in ('psexec \\%StrHomeServer% net share ^| find /i "%StrUserName%"') Do Set StrHardDisk=%%I)
  84: Set Return=return5
  85: Goto SubEcho
  86: :return5
  88: :: Listing open Lotus Notes Files
  89: IF /I "%StrDomain%"=="subdomain1" (set StrNotesPath=%StrHardDisk%\folder\%StrUserName%\windows\NotesR6)
  90: IF /I "%StrDomain%"=="subdomain2" (set StrNotesPath=%StrHardDisk%\folder\folder\%StrUserName%\notes\data)
  91: IF /I "%StrDomain%"=="subdomain3" (set StrNotesPath=%StrHardDisk%\folder\%StrUserName%\WINDOWS\NotesR6)
  92: Set StrOpenFiles=
  93: For /F "tokens=2 delims=] " %%I in ('psfile \\%StrHomeServer% %StrNotesPath% ^| find /i "] %StrNotesPath%"') Do Set StrOpenFiles=!StrOpenFiles!%%I   
  94: Set Return=return6
  95: Goto SubEcho
  96: :return6
  97: echo.
  98: IF /I "%StrOpenFiles%"=="" (Echo No open files found. & goto :end)
  99: echo Open Files:
 100: For %%I in (%StrOpenFiles%) do echo %%I
 102: :: Closing open Lotus Notes Files
 103: echo.
 104: Set /P StrConfirmClose="Press <c> to close these files, <enter> key will SKIP this step."
 105: IF /I "%StrConfirmClose%"=="c" (psfile \\%StrHomeServer% %StrNotesPath% -c) ELSE Goto end
 106: Set Return=return7
 107: Goto SubEcho
 108: :return7
 109: echo.
 110: echo Open Lotus Notes files closed!
 111: echo Open Lotus Notes files for user %StrUserName% on server %StrHomeServer% closed. | clip
 112: Goto End
 114: :: Procedure printing the different values determined by script
 115: :SubEcho
 116: cls
 117: Title %StrTitle%
 118: Echo User:        %StrUserName%
 119: Echo Name:        %StrDisplayName%
 120: Echo BaseDN:        %StrBaseDN%
 121: Echo TLD:        %StrTLD%
 122: Echo Root:        %StrRoot%
 123: Echo Domain:        %StrDomain%
 124: Echo HomeDir:    %StrHomeDirectory%
 125: Echo Server:        %StrHomeServer%
 126: Echo Disk:        %StrHardDisk%
 127: Echo Path:        %StrNotesPath%
 128: Goto %Return%
 130: :Help
 131: Title %strTitle%
 132: Echo You should call this script from the command line passing the name of the user to unblock as a parameter. (e.g. "killnotes user1980"). The script will then fetch some data, list the open lotus notes files and ask you wheter or not you want to close them.
 133: Echo.
 134: Echo More specifically, the script will:
 135: Echo   1. Connect to GC to get domain and display name (ADFind)
 136: Echo   2. Connect to DC to get home directory (ADFind)
 137: Echo   3. Get servername via string manipulation (Set)
 138: Echo   4. Kill PsExec if it's already running (SC)
 139: Echo   5. Find the physical disk (PsExec)
 140: Echo   6. List open Notes files and ask if you whan to close them (PsFile)
 141: Echo   7. Close the files if you confirmed you wanted to do so (PsFile)
 142: Echo   8. Quit
 143: Echo.
 144: Echo If you want to apply this script on a number of users then I recommend saving them in a file "userlist.txt" (1 user per line). You can then use a for loop to launch the script:
 145: Echo.
 146: Echo   for /F %%i in (userlist.txt) do killnotes %%i
 147: Echo.
 148: Echo IMPORTANT: Physical Disk (%strHardDiskAB%) and Server Name (%strHomeDirAB%) for AB are HARDCODED. These values need to be adopted in the script if the design ever changes.
 149: Echo.
 150: Echo PS1: The script will print the values of the different variables to allow you to monitor the progress.
 151: Echo PS2: If the script halts for a moment it's because of number of connections being made using PsTools.
 152: Echo.
 154: ::Deleting variables
 155: :END
 156: Echo.
 157: Echo Quitting...
 158: Endlocal

There’s still some room for improvement obviously. The hard coded DFS information, for instance, should be replaced with some decent logic (there are very few users on this infra however, so I didn’t invest to much time in that part). proved very helpful while writing this script.

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3 comments on “Closing open Lotus Notes file
  1. sally T says:

    Can I take part of your post to my blog?really like this,mate

  2. vpn reviews says:

    I did study lotus quite few years back and i appreciate remembering these pointers

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