Thursday, 9 April 2015

Migrating from Outlook to Notes using nupgrade.exe

Installation of Migration Tool:

To use the nupgrade.exe tool, please ensure to select Migration Tools while installing Notes Client.

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Once installed, the nupgrade.exe tool will be available in the Notes Installation directory i.e. where you have selected to install the Notes Client. (By default, it gets installed to C:\Program Files\IBM\Lotus\Notes directory)

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Steps to use nUpgrade.exe:

·Ensure that both Notes Client and Outlook/Outlook Express are installed and configured on same machine.

·Open a command prompt window and change the directory to Notes Installation directory (eg. c:\Program Files\Lotus\Notes).

·Once there, in the command prompt:

·For Outlook, type: nupgrade 3, and press enter.

·For Outlook Express, type: nupgrade 4, and press enter.


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·This will launch the “Lotus Notes Upgrade Services” splash screen. Click Next.
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·Select the appropriate profile that you created for Outlook and click Next. Make sure that Outlook is set as default client on machine, otherwise, following error might occur:
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Once Outlook is set as default Mail client, the Outlook profiles should be populated properly:
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·Make sure Express is selected, and click Next.
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·This will start the conversion process.

·Email will be saved to the a_PersonalFolders.nsf file and contacts will be inserted into the Personal Address book (names.nsf),

 

Setting up the Migrated Emails as Archive:

·Open the Notes Client and goto Actions -> Archive -> Settings Option in menu.
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·Create a new Archive Profile.
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·Specify Name of Archive Profile, Click the Enable button and specify the relative path of .NSF file saved from the Migration process (IMPORTANT!)

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·Specify the Archive Selection Criteria and set it to "selected by user".

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Once done, click OK button.

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The Archive Mailbox should be available in Notes Client Left Menu now.

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Click the link to open the Old Emails.

Also, use the Advanced Search functionality to search across Mailbox and All Archives in single click !!

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The Search will show results from all different Archives and Mailfile:

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