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When you try to start the Microsoft Exchange Connector for Lotus Notes, the connector does not start. Events similar to following may be logged in the Event Log:
Event Type: Error Event Source: MSExchangeNOTES Event Category: Exchange to Notes Event ID: 41205 Date: 07/12/2000 Time: 4:20:00 PM User: N/A Computer: TBILL01 Description: Cannot find Notes INI file. Ensure NOTES.INI in ExchConn subdirectory or on PATH.
Event Type: Error Event Source: MSExchangeNOTES Event Category: Exchange to Notes Event ID: 64210 Date: 07/12/2000 Time: 4:20:00 PM User: N/A Computer: TBILL01 Description: Unable to connect to the Notes Server noteserver1/notesdom.
To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
Make sure that the path to the Notes.ini file is configured in the search path.
To add the location of Notes.ini to the Windows 2000 search path, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Run, type cmd in the Open box, and then press ENTER.
At the command prompt, type path C:\Lotus\Notes %path%, and then press ENTER.
NOTE: The usual location of the Notes.ini file is the C:\Lotus\Notes folder. Verify the exact location on your computer before you modify the search path.
Type exit, and then press ENTER.
The command prompt window closes.
Verify that the Connector for Lotus Notes points to the correct location of the Notes.ini file. To do so, follow these steps:
Click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
Click the Connectors object, right-click Connector for Lotus Notes (server_name), and then click Properties.
On the General tab, verify that Notes INI file location box displays the full path and file name of the Notes.ini file. To designate a different location, click Modify, and then modify the path and file name.
NOTE: You must type the path, and then type the file name itself, for example, C:\Lotus\Notes\notes.ini. If you do not type the file name after the path, the second event listed in the "Symptoms" section of this article is logged in the Event log when you try to start the connector.
Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.
Microsoft continues to update the tools that support interoperability among Lotus Domino R5 and Lotus Domino 6, Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory. The updated tools for Lotus Domino replace the following tools that are included with Exchange Server 2003 and with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2:
Exchange Connector for Lotus Notes
Calendar Connector for Lotus Notes
Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes
To obtain these tools and to obtain guidance and additional resources, visit the following Microsoft Web site: