Tag Archives: Lotus Notes to Microsoft Exchange migration

Lotus Notes to Microsoft Exchange Migration: Access Lotus Notes Links in Outlook 2003 – Part I

In this post I’ll discuss how Lotus Notes document and database links are accessed using Outlook 2003.

Before I go any further I’ll first cover a top level overview of the Domino and MS Exchange environment.

The Exchange Notes Connector is configured to be used for directory updates and also as the avenue for message transfer between the Domino server and MS Exchange server. This is a fairly basic explanation but it’ll do for the purpose of this topic.

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Lotus Notes to Microsoft Exchange Migration: How to Transfer Lotus Notes Contacts to Outlook

Continuing the Lotus Notes to Micrsoft Exchange Migration theme from my last two post, I have to mention a utility that made my job of transferring contacts from Lotus Notes to Outlook a lot easier.

Generally Lotus Notes contacts are stored in a file called names.nsf. It’s a bit painful to export these contacts  in CSV format and use the Outlook import utility to get them in the Outlook Contacts lists because there’s field mappings involved which I’m not particularly fond of. Personally I found this process very clumsy.

There is a better way to transfer Lotus Notes contacts to Outlook with the help of Personal NAB Import/Export Utility from IBM.

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Lotus Notes to Microsoft Exchange Migration: How to send Lotus Notes Database links from Outlook – Part I



Having migrated from a Domino mail to Exchange mail is a massive change not just for us admin guys but also for our users. Lotus Notes was used not just for our email/calendar/contacts but also for our business workflows such as leave management, room booking system, discussion boards and many other admin related processes. We have countless databases that houses information that are still used day-to-day by our users.

One problem that arised with the move to Outlook is the users’ inability to email Lotus Notes database or documents links from Outlook.

In Lotus Notes, when making a reference to a document or a database it was easy to just email the link it.

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