Migrating to Exchange

Create a Lotus Notes ID

You must provide a Lotus Notes ID file that has, at minimum, Reader permissions for all of the mailboxes being migrated. The source extractor uses this ID file when it connects to the Lotus Notes server. You also must specify the path of the Notes.ini file created by the Lotus Notes client program. For Lotus Notes R5, the default location is C:\Lotus\Notes\Notes.ini. For earlier versions, the default location is C:\Winnt\Notes.ini. (The default location of Notes.ini depends on the version of Lotus Notes installed.)

To create a certified Lotus Notes ID file, which Migration Wizard uses to access the Lotus Notes or Domino server mailboxes:

  1. Start the Lotus Notes or Domino server Administrator program.
  2. On the File menu, click Tools, and then click Server Administration.
  3. Click People, and then click Register Person.
  4. Verify that you have a license for the ID you are creating. If you meet the licensing requirements, click Yes.
  5. Type the administration password for the specified certifier.
  6. If the local server is not the registration server, click Registration Server, and then click a registration server. To click a different certifier, click Certifier ID, click the certifier, and then click Open. Type the administrator's password.
  7. In Security type, click North American or International.
  8. To change the expiration date (optional), in Certificate Expiration Date, type the date in mm-dd-yy format, and then click Continue.
  9. In Last name, type a name for the Migration Wizard user; for example, MigWiz.
  10. In Minimum password length, click zero, and leave Password blank. This allows unattended operation of Migration Wizard when accessing its databases on the Lotus Notes or Domino server.
  11. Important   Because Migration Wizard's ID file is not password-protected, you should take appropriate steps to prevent its unauthorized use. For more information, see Lotus Notes Administrator's Guide.

  12. In License type, click Lotus Notes Desktop.
  13. Click the Mail icon, and in the Mail type menu, click None.
  14. In the Home server menu, click the Lotus Notes or Domino server on which Migration Wizard's databases will be located.
  15. Click the Other icon, and verify that In Address Book is not selected. This is required because the password of this ID file is set to blank.
  16. Click In file to have the Lotus Notes ID generated as a file. Click Set ID file and specify the file name; for example, MigWizExchconn.id. The ID file must be in a location that is accessible to the server on which Migration Wizard is installed.
  17. Click Save, and then click Register.