Although Lotus Domino 7.0.2 fix pack 2 is not supported by IBM on MS Windows Vista, I tried to install it on the brand-new Microsoft operating system. You know, I did it because I needed to install a test development server :-)
By the way, it was the first time I was using Vista, I still love MS XP and do not have good feedback from regular Vista users...
After the Domino installation I ran the server as a "regular" application, chosing the appropriate option from the opening dialog window, somethin like:
"run as service" and "run as application" options.
As said before, I decided to run Domino as a regular application but I left uncheked the "don't ask me again" option for a later final decision.
I could see the usual black Domino consolle window, and everything was fine: after my initial Domino configuration I made some successfull test.
The problem was that later I decided to ALWAYS run Domino as a SERVICE application!
I could not see the Domino consolle anymore, moreover I got some warning messages message about nserver.exe trying to show some messages...
I changed my mind, I wanted to run Domino server as any other application!
But how to show the initial dialog window to choose the running mode? it was not showing anymore!
After some googling I found this IBM technote # 1178948 :
Change Domino to run as an Application after choosing to run as a Service
I decided to make make a simple Registry update, changing to 0 (zero) the following key:
then I clicked on the Domino server icon and had the chance to decide how to run it: "run as regular application" plus "don't ask me again".
Now I can see the black server consolle on MS Vista without any error message.
All's well that ends well.