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Problems with the Lotus Notes connector for Exchange 2003

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Hello All,

I am in the process of trying to transition from Lotus Domino 7 to Exchange 2003 and have hit a problem.

All users and the domino server are in windows Domain A and as our company name has changed we are moving into a new Domain “Domain B".

I have setup the new Exchange server and followed Microsoft’s document on setting up the connector etc and have got the connector to start fine.

On the properties of the connector I have setup the import option and run the "immediate Full Reload" which has imported the Domino address book into an OU called Lotus users (I choose the option to create users as disabled AD accounts).

Because no users currently exist in the new domain (Domain B) I have not setup the Export option (AD to Domino) as there are no new users to sync back to the Domino address book? This could be why I get the next problem....

I have successfully migrated a test user’s mail file from Domino to Exchange however it is not updating the Domino directory or deleting the mail file from Domino to show the new routing?

What OU should I specify as the import OU? The migrated user is active in the Lotus user OU, should I move them out into a new OU and choose that as the import area (AD to Domino)

I hope all that makes sense!

Thanks in advance..
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Hi

I might be completely off base here cause it's been 6 years since I've used the Exchange Connector for Lotus Notes Tool (I've found it to be too buggy and use third party tools for all migrations that I do now)

If I remember correctly, when you do a migration of a user, the Tool does not remove the user's mail file from the domino server.  I also do not think it updated the Domino Address book to change the Domain field on the person document.  As I recall, I needed to do the update on the Domino Address book manually during user migration.  I had an agent that would change the Domino Domain Field from "@DominoDomain" to "@Exchange"  - the @Exchange domain was configured on my Domains to point to the exchange connector's mail.box.

Does the documentation state that these changes to the Domino Address book and mail file deletions need to take place?  If so, then it can only be a security issue.  Does the exchange connector use an ID file to do the syncing etc?  Then it probably does not have sufficient access to the following places:  Server Document, CertLog.nsf, Admin4.nsf, Names.nsf

The mail file deletion was not a problem for me, cause I wanted a backup of all mail as it was before migration.

I'd strongly suggest a third-party tool to do your migration and coexistence though, cause the third-party tools are specialized and give you much better results at the end of the day.  



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by:spelham
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Apologies what with holiday and a few busy projects I forgot to close this off.

Mekhet you are correct after further investigation the tool doesn't automatically update the Domino address book...

Thanks
Simon
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