Sometimes is very useful to run the Notes client when you are working ON the Domino server, BUT I mean the client just available from the Domino installation, not the standard/basic Notes client...
You can launch it calling nlnotes.exe from the Domino program directory, something like:
But after installing a Domino R8 server I was unable to run it anymore!
I got a message error about not finding nxpm.dll ...
I hoped it was just a bug, I could not believe IBM would not allow to run nlnotes.exe anymore.
After some web search I found that it's a "well-known" bug:
to solve the problem, you just have to take nxpm.dll from a R8 Notes installation and copy it into the Domino program directory (e.g. c:\lotus\domino ...).
Now it works and it's a relief ;-)
reference: Notes 8 client on the server (R8 Notes/Domino forum)