Domino to Exchange Migration Tool

It is difficult to say which client-server platform - IBM Domino and Lotus Notes or MS Exchange and Outlook – is better. Both have their own advantages and limitations. Therefore, you have to prioritize your requirements before choosing your platform. And there are many reasons for the user of one platform to switch over to the other. The decision to switch over should be based on your future requirements and necessities. However, we discuss mainly the migration from IBM Domino to MS Exchange, especially with the use a Microsoft tool (Exchange Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes)and a third party tool (RecoveryFIX for Lotus Notes to Outlook) in performing successful Domino to Exchange migration.

Downloading and Installing Exchange Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes works with Windows Server 2003, Exchange Server 2003 SP2 and Lotus Notes 6.x. You can download it from the Microsoft download page. Follow the instructions below to download and install it.

  • Click the Download button on the Microsoft download page
  • Click Run and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Using Exchange Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes to Migrate Domino 6.x Users and Mail Databases to MS Exchange Server 2003

You can migrate email items and mailboxes from Domino 6.x to Exchange 2003 as given below:

  • Go to Start > Programs > Microsoft Exchange > Deployment and click Exchange Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes.
  • Click Next when the Welcome page of Exchange Server Migration Wizard appears.
  • Select Migrate Lotus Notes mailboxes from a Domino server and click Next.
  • Click Next on the Lotus Notes Mail Migration page.
  • On the Migration Procedure page, select One step migration (recommended), specify a path to save migration files and click Next.
  • On the Migration Destination page, select Migrate to a computer running Exchange Server, select the required mailbox store in the Information Store drop-down menu and click Next.

Note: The Server drop-down menu displays the Exchange Server where the Exchange connector has been installed.

  • On the Access Information page, enter the path to the notes file, enter the Notes User ID and Password to access the Domino Server and click Next.
  • On the Hierarchical Name page, select the source Domino server and click Next.
  • On the Migration Information page, select the options according to your requirements.

  • On the Account Migration page, select the required Lotus Notes users and click Next.
  • On the Container For New Windows Accounts page, select the required AD directory service container and click Options.
  • On the Account Options page, select Generate random password, check the checkbox User must change password at next logon, click OK and finally click Next.
  • On the Windows Account Creation And Association page, you can view the list of user accounts and can make necessary corrections. Make corrections if required and click Next.
  • Wait until the Migration Process completes and click Finish at the end of the process.
  • Finally, click OK when the completion message appears.

Lotus Notes to Exchange Migration Using RecoveryFIX

RecoveryFIX for Lotus Notes to Outlook is a Domino to Exchange migration tool that accurately performs the migration of Local NSF files or Domino Server files to PST or Exchange Server. Unlike the Microsoft tools for Domino to Exchange migration, RecoveryFIX for Lotus Notes to Exchange is an easy-to-use tool that performs the Domino to Exchange migration in a few simple steps. In addition, this migrate Domino to Exchange tool supports the migration of multiple NSF files and multiple Domino mailboxes at a time.

Migrate Domino to Exchange Free

Now, migrate your mailboxes in Domino to Exchange using the evaluation version of RecoveryFIX for Lotus Notes to Outlook. This evaluation version is designed to make you aware of the migration capabilities of this tool. After the migration to Exchange using this tool, you can preview all your emails and mailboxes. However, you can save only 10 items from each folder, as this is only an evaluation version. If you want to save all your items after the migration, you can proceed to purchase the full version of the RecoveryFIX for Lotus Notes to Outlook.

Supported Platforms

You can use it with the following versions (there is no version restriction as with the Microsoft tool):

  • MS Exchange Server: All versions
  • MS Outlook: 97 and above
  • IBM Lotus Domino Server: 6.0, 6.5, 7.0, 8.0, 8.5
  • IBM Lotus Notes: 6.0, 6.5, 7.0, 8.0 and 8.5
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