When installing and configuring Lotus Connections or any other Websphere Application Server based application you’ll probably find it beneficial to speed up restarting WAS. I found that disabling auto-start of some of the Lotus Connections applications was an easy way to do this. I simply followed the steps in “Websphere Experience: Startup behavior of an application” to do it.
For the people not afraid of XML-files you might as well simply edit the deployment.xml file(s) in <profile path>configcells<cell name>applications<application name>.eardeployments<application name> and set enabled=”false” for the <targetMappings>-tags at the top. As always with editing files directly – proceed at your own risk… 🙂