Creating a Configuration Settings document
Using a Configuration Settings document you can set up mail routing on multiple Domino servers at once. The Configuration Settings document includes settings that affect both Notes routing and SMTP routing. Administrators can create a single Configuration Settings document for: You can designate a Configuration Settings document to serve as the default for all servers in the Domino domain by selecting the field "Use these settings as the default settings for all servers" or by entering a wildcard (*) in the Group or Server field. Using a default Configuration Settings document simplifies administration and saves time because you can change the settings for the entire Domino domain by editing a single document.

Each setting applies to every server included in the Configuration Settings document. Therefore, you need multiple Configuration documents if you need different settings for specific servers. For example, if your Domino domain includes three geographic locations, you may want a Configuration Settings document for each location. You can create groups that include all the servers in the specific location and use the location as the group name.

To specify additional restrictions for a server that is included in a group, create a separate Configuration Settings document for the specific server. For example, assume you have a Configuration Settings document for a group of servers or for all servers. The executives in your organization have their own mail server and require different settings. You will need to create a Configuration Settings document for the specific server. The document that is most specific (in terms of which servers it applies to) will take precedence.

Each server checks the Configuration Settings documents in the following order -- a document specific to the server, then a group document for any group the server is in, and then for the default document. If there are multiple Configuration documents for groups containing the same server, the results are undefined. For example, you could have a server ServerA, and two groups named Group1 and Group2 that both contain ServerA. If you create a Configuration Settings document naming ServerA, all settings that are set in that document are used by ServerA, but if there are settings that are not defined in that document, then the Configuration documents defined for Group1 and Group2 are examined for those settings. However any settings that were defined in the ServerA document will not be examined in the Group1 and Group2 documents. If after examining the Group1 and Group2 documents there are still settings that do not have values defined, the default settings apply.

Note Use fully qualified host names in fields on the Configuration Settings document instead of IP addresses. While IP addresses will work and are fully supported, using host names ensures that you won't need to change a server entry in the event that a subnet change requires a change to the server's IP address. You can change the server's record once in the Domain Name Service (DNS) rather than having to search through the Domino Directory to find every instance where the server is referenced.

To create a Configuration Settings document

1. From the Domino Administrator, click the Configuration tab and then expand the Messaging section.

2. Choose Configurations.

3. Click Add Configuration to create a new Configuration Settings document.

4. Click the Basics tab.

5. Complete one of these fields, and then click Save & Close.
Field Enter
Use these settings as the default settings for all serversSelect the Yes checkbox to have this document serve as the default Configuration Settings document for all Domino servers in the Domino domain. If you create additional Configuration Settings documents in the Domino Directory for specific servers or groups of servers, settings in those documents override equivalent settings in the default document.
Group or server nameEnter the name of the individual server or server group to which this Configuration Settings document applies.

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