XFOR: Lotus Notes command-line migration instructions incomplete in existing service pack documentation

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Summary

The Migration Wizard that is included with Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Service Pack 1 and later allows you to migrate mailboxes and calendars from Lotus Notes. The documentation that is included with these service packs contains instructions about how to use command-line options to migrate information from a Lotus Notes server. However, this documentation is incomplete.

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In Exchange Server 5.5 Service Pack 1, the Readme.rtf file contains the instructions about how to use the Migration Wizard to migrate information from Lotus Notes. In Exchange Server 5.5 Service Packs 2 and 3, the Readmigr.rtf file contains these instructions.

The existing instructions include the following text:

Using Command-Line Options

You can run the Migration Wizard using a combination of command-line options and a control file. For general information on command-line options, see Microsoft Exchange Server Migration, which is included in the Exchange Server 5.5 documentation.

The specific control file option for migrating from a Lotus Notes server is Mode and the value is NOTES.

The accounts file, specified by the Accounts option in the control file, lists the specific accounts to migrate. The format for names in the optional accounts file is different than the format that appears in the Migration Wizard. To list specific accounts, use the following format:
<First name> <Last name>/<Notes Organization Name>
For example: Maria Black/FergBard

If the Lotus Notes address book uses the Middle Initial field, use the following format:
<First name> <Initial> <Last name>/<Notes Organization Name>
For example: Maria R Black/FergBard

Note Any option that applies when Mode is CCMAIL also applies when Mode is NOTES.
The above text from the existing instructions does not indicate that the following keywords can be used in the control file when you migrate from a Lotus Notes server:
  • IniFile: Location of the Notes.ini file. This keyword is required. The default location of this file varies depending on the version of Lotus Notes that is installed.
  • Accounts: Location of the user list file that contains a listing of user accounts to migrate. This keyword is required when Mode is set to NOTES and when a user list file is not specified by File. No default value.
  • Schedule: Specifies whether or not to extract schedule information. This keyword is optional. The valid values for this keyword are TRUE and FALSE. The default value is TRUE.
  • Tasks: Specifies whether or not to migrate tasks. This keyword is optional. The valid values for this keyword are TRUE and FALSE. The default value is TRUE.
  • DocLinkConversion: Specifies how Lotus Notes document links are converted within the messages being migrated. This keyword is optional. The valid values for this keyword are:
    • URL: Document links are converted to hyperlinks within the message.
    • OLE: Document links are converted to OLE attachments within the message.
    • RTF: Document links are converted to Rich Text Format (RTF) attachments within the message.
    The default value is RTF.
All of the other keywords that you can use for a Lotus Notes migration are the same as the keywords that you use for a Lotus cc:Mail migration.

When you use command-line options to migrate information from a Lotus Notes server, use the following syntax
mailmig /c:control file /a:User.ID file /p:password
where control file is the location of the Notes.ini file, User.ID file is the location of the Lotus Notes User.ID file, and password is the password associated with the User.ID file.

For additional information about the command-line options that are available for the Migration Wizard and the keywords that you can use in the control file, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
198957 Command-line parameters for the Exchange Server 5.5 Migration Wizard

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Article ID: 263755 - Last Review: June 19, 2014 - Revision: 7.0
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