Speed up WAS restart when configuring with Lotus Connections

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… 🙂