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Migrator for Notes to SharePoint

Migrate from IBM Lotus Notes to SharePoint and Office 365 with No Data Loss

It can be expensive and taxing to maintain IBM® Lotus Notes® applications while the rest of your environment switches to Microsoft® technologies. That's why, when it comes to migrating Notes to SharePoint® and Office 365®, Dell Software is here to help.

Migrator for Notes to SharePoint migrates Lotus Notes, QuickPlace/Quickr and Domino.Doc applications to SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013, Office 365 and hosted SharePoint, with high data fidelity, minimal downtime and fewer development resources than you thought possible. Migrator for Notes to SharePoint helps you reduce the risks of data loss and a failed project with a detailed pre-migration analysis. You’ll stay in command of the transition with an intuitive project management
console, while your complex applications migrate quickly and
seamlessly, reducing costs and your stress level.


  • Scan & plan - Discover, classify and analyze the design and data complexity of Notes, QuickPlace/Quickr or Domino.Doc databases. Quickly identify unused applications that don’t need to be migrated, as well as those needing development resources. Data collected during analysis can help you automate and manage the project.
  • Rules-based automation - Assign new migration jobs and target locations using a customizable rules-based engine for data collected during analysis. Use predefined rules for standard Notes applications, or define your own for custom applications. Automate hundreds of individual migration jobs, and reuse design work, to speed migration and reduce errors.
  • Easy provisioning - Reducing IT burden by automatically provisioning new SharePoint sites, sub-sites, libraries and lists based on your source infrastructure. Reproduce custom Notes applications schema in SharePoint lists and libraries, for example. Provision new targets for your migrated content from scratch or reuse the custom SharePoint site and list templates you have already developed internally.
  • Extreme data fidelity - Migrate Notes rich text and complex application data with no fidelity loss, giving users a smooth transition experience. Preserve all essential data, including keyword fields, embedded objects, multi-valued items, nested tables, document metadata and security attributes. Throughout the migration, you can maintain document links and HTTP links between documents by redirecting users to the current location of each document, whether or not it has been migrated to SharePoint.
  • Dynamic document destinations - To best achieve business objectives, you can choose from multiple options for application migration, beyond just lists and libraries. For example:
    • Migrate to SharePoint basic, wiki and content publishing pages when users need a page-oriented, intuitive experience.
    • Archive documents in a practical format while preserving the original layout and content by migrating them to Word, HTML, PDF or PDF/A.
    • Migrate your Notes documents to Web Part pages, InfoPath XML documents, or custom Microsoft Word templates for applications requiring custom form layouts.
  • Complex app accelerator - By detecting which Notes forms are being used as content types and which applications include complex data features, Notes Migrator accurately determines migration requirements. Now you can:
    • Make use of native SharePoint features to migrate application content.
    • Move Notes form designs to InfoPath list forms or form libraries, and Notes views to SharePoint views.
    • Reduce complexity by migrating Notes data to SQL Server tables.

Sys Reqs

Before installing Migrator for Notes to SharePoint 6.4, ensure that your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements.

Migrator for Notes to SharePoint 6.4 Clients

Before installing Migrator for Notes to SharePoint clients, ensure the system requirements are met.

Client Hardware and Software
  • Windows Vista® Service Pack 2, Windows® 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8,
    Windows 2008, Windows 2008 R2, or Windows 2012
  • .NET® Framework 3.5
  • Windows Identity Foundation is required for the Office 365™ Authentication
    environment type
  • At least 1 GB of RAM is recommended for running migration jobs and doing
    small analysis projects. For large analysis projects or bulk migrations
    involving over hundreds of databases, we recommend at least 4 GB of RAM.
Notes Data Extraction
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8,Windows 2008, Windows 2008 R2, or Windows 2012
  • Lotus Notes 7.x or higher
  • Both .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.0 are required
  • Administrator access to your local computer.
  • Administrator access on the SharePoint server, content database, and site
    collection (if you are installing on a 32-bit SharePoint server and plan to
    migrate directly without using the Migrator for Notes to SharePoint Import
Lotus Notes or Domino
  • Some form of the Notes "engine" be installed on the same computer.

NOTE: Some functionality, such as conversion of native embedded images, requires Notes 6.x or higher. Rendering forms works better with later versions of Notes. We recommend using a Notes client version 7.0.3 or later for best results.

NOTE: Notes/Domino does not need to be running

NOTE: The Notes version requirements do not limit backwards compatibility of database formats. As long as you install a 5.x client locally (6.x or higher, if you want to convert native embedded images) you can access databases formatted for Notes 4.x (ODS 20) or even 3.x (ODS 17) and migrate them to SharePoint. You can connect to remote Notes 3.x and 4.x servers (even on non-Windows platforms) to
extract data.

  • Install and configure your Notes client (or Domino server). Run the product at least once to make sure that you can connect to other Domino servers in your organization.
  • Any user accounts that runs the Migrator for Notes to SharePoint clients should have Full Control access to the Notes program and data folders.
    NOTE: On Windows Vista or Windows 7 environments employing User Access Control, the operating system virtualizes the Program Files folder that interfere with Migrator for Notes to SharePoint's access to Notes configuration and data files. Therefore, install Notes in a different location outside the Program Files folder, such as C:\Lotus\Notes.

NOTE: Domino servers installed on Windows 2003 are supported.

Migrator for Notes to
SharePoint Console
  • Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0

NOTE: You can download the MMC Console from

  • SQL Server® 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014
SharePoint Data Load
using web services
  • Any SharePoint 2010 or 2013 server with web services enabled
SharePoint Data Load
using Import Service
  • Windows 7, Windows 2008, Windows 2008 R2, or Windows 2012
  • SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013
  • .NET Framework 3.5
  • Administrator access on the SharePoint server, database and site collection
System path
  • The program directory must be included in your system’s path environment variable to locate the Notes DLL. Set the system environment variable
    NOTESNTSERVICE equal to 1 to make sure that Notes background processes are not terminated unexpectedly. Reboot the system after making these changes.

NOTE: You can access the environment variables through the Control Panel.

Content migration
  • Ensure that SharePoint Workflows or SharePoint Event Receivers are disabled/removed before you begin a migration.

Migrator for Notes to SharePoint 6.4 Services

Before beginning installation of Migrator for Notes to SharePoint, ensure the following system requirements are met.

Server Hardware and
Same prerequisites as those required by SharePoint. For a list of requirements for SharePoint 2010, see
.aspx.For a list of requirements for SharePoint 2013, see
  • SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014
Installation Privileges
  • Administrator access on the SharePoint front-end server
  • Member of the Farm Administrators group
  • db_owner access to the SharePoint config database
  • dbcreator server role in SQL Server instance (if creating a Link Tracking
Privileges to run Migrator for
Notes to SharePoint
  • Access to SharePoint targets sufficient to perform desired migration tasks (provisioning sites, adding users, provisioning lists, updating list schema, writing records)
  • Full control access on Shared Files folder (if configured)
  • Notes ID that can access Domino servers and read content from source databases
SharePoint Privileges
  • db_owner role in the Link Tracking database (if configured)
  • Full control access on Shared Files folder (if configured)
Import Services
  • a unique port number and/or host header on your server.

NOTE: You can have host headers so that the Import Service and various SharePoint site can coexist on the same computer with the same port number.

  • If you are using remote Migrator for Notes to SharePoint, you must have access to the Import Service and not be blocked by any firewall
  • a new application pool with the desired service account or select an existing one. The service account must have administrative rights on the
    local computer and any target SharePoint site to which you plan to migrate. The application pool will also need read, write, and execute
    privileges for the Link Tracking database:
  • access on front-end server where Import Service is running:
    Administrator access,
    Member of WSS_WPG group
    Member of IIS_WPG (Windows 2003 only)
    Full control access on Shared Files folder (if configured)
  • SharePoint access
    Member of the Farm Administrator's group
    Site Administrator on site collections being migrated to
  • Database access
    db_owner role in the SharePoint content databases being migrated to db_owner role in the Link Tracking database (if configured)
Configuration Privileges
  • Site Administrator access on the site collections being configured.
Link Tracking Service
  • account used to run the installation program has sufficient rights to create new databases
  • when the database is created, SQL Server administrators can adjust the security settings of the database to control who can write to it (anyone
    migrating documents, as well as the Central Administration service account) and who can read it (anyone who might want to traverse an intra-document link).
Content migration
  • Ensure that SharePoint Workflows or SharePoint Event Receivers are disabled/removed before you begin a migration.

Upgrade and compatibility

For upgrading Migrator for Notes to SharePoint Client from a version previous to 6.3.x to version 6.4, uninstall your current version of Migrator for Notes to SharePoint. Then follow the installation instructions in the Installation and Administration.chm document included with this release.

If you are upgrading from a 5.0 Repository database and you need the new Quickr classification rules, you may open both your Repository database and the QuestRepository.ntf template in Notes and copy the documents containing the Quickr classification rules from the template to your Repository database.

NOTE:  If you are currently using an older version of Migrator for Notes to SharePoint, obtain a new license from your sales representative to upgrade to version 6.4.

NOTE:  If you were using a Link Tracking database that contains information about documents migrated using version 5.1 or earlier, you will need to run a conversion procedure on your database before finalizing the older links. Contact Support for further instructions.

For upgrading Migrator for Notes to SharePoint Client from version 6.3.x to version 6.4, you can do an in-place upgrade.

NOTE:  The Job Files Path, Default Definitions Path, and Log Files Path are kept when you upgrade from 6.3.x to 6.4.

For upgrading Migrator for Notes to SharePoint Services from a previous version to 6.4, uninstall your current version first.



Migration console

Migration console

View many Notes databases and servers from a single location.

Pre-Migration analysis

Pre-Migration analysis

View Notes design, data and usage details.



Auto classify Notes databases by technical or business attributes.

Design/template analyses

Design/template analyses

Report data and design complexity and deviations from standard templates.

Reports and charts

Reports and charts

Get real-time status reports and a variety of useful reports and charts.

Easy QuickPlace migration

Easy QuickPlace migration

Simplify the migration of QuickPlace/Quickr rooms and subrooms.