24 June 2006

The New Microsoft Lotus Notes connector

By the 10th of June, Microsoft released a new version of the Lotus Notes Connector for Exchange.

It sounded great, some issues corrected !
I updated my connector successfully :)

It was great until i tried to migrate a mailbox trough the MS Wizard. I got NSD from Lotus Notes, saying Notes crashed!!! It Started to dump the mailbox but crashed after a thousand...
After a debugging sessions, the troubles came from this new connector, i reverted to the old one.

If someone got the issue and have a solution or workaround, send me an email!

The last version can be downloaded here

6 comments:

D said...

Hi .. any news on this error as I am having the same prob..nsd on notes client....

lordoftheping said...

does this happen while doing an import ?

I solved the problem by reverting to the previous MS connector.

We switched to the Quest Migrator, which is more than great. Since it doesn't use the connector at all to migrate, i put back the last version of the connector.

I used Lotus notes 6.5.5 client, maybe an older one may work better (i tried the 6.5.4, the same).

How will you migrate the archives of your users ?

For the personnal book, we set up our home way before quest.Let me know if you are interested

D said...

Thanks for the reponse... well I have tried with version 6.5.5 of the notes client will be trying is 6.5.6 ... why am i trying the new version of the client you will mosprob wanna ask.. because this must work why would ms give us a tool and this is not working ... I think from a tech perspective that ms must test there application beter ... we in the field sit with these S78t .... and try to make it work....

But let me rather find a solution that cry about a thing that doesnt work.

Migrating the archive is easy as Uniaccess can migrated any nsf files. But we dont wanna pay for any 3rd party tool as ms has a tool.... so I am going to contact them and try and figure out how they did it...

May be we are doing something wrong or configured some other than how they did it....

lordoftheping said...

Migration of archives is clearly NOT supported by Microsoft.

yes, they tell you to contact their partners...

lordoftheping said...

Migration of archives is clearly NOT supported by Microsoft.

yes, they tell you to contact their partners...

D said...

ag damm and isnt that pity.....But any way I found out why I got NSD errors... I have installed the notes connector and the migration tool on on one server...According to MS you can run the migration tool and lastest notes connector on one server.(all you must do before running the migration tool is to stop the notes connector services.. which I did.) I installed then an other server with w3k and notes client 6.5.4 with the latest migration tool and where on the way... it work ... I can migrate a users mail box from Notes to exchange 2003 with no prob.(at last!).

Now what was the def between the 2 servers installation but the connector I couldnt figure out!.