Check and double check the following permissions are set properly. If not, you can cause yourself a lot of unneeded frustration. Create the following type of table on paper or in Excel as a guide; the account name below is an example. Windows Account, local Administrator on the index server. SSP Account also know as Shared Services Administrator OSearch Service Account Domino Administrator ID mapping in the Comments field of the person document Tailspintoys\SearchLN Tailspintoys\SearchLN Tailspintoys\SearchLN Tailspintoys\SearchLN
So you’ve finished the Domino side, time to work on the MOSS Side.
Check and double check the following permissions are set properly. If not, you can cause yourself a lot of unneeded frustration.
Create the following type of table on paper or in Excel as a guide; the account name below is an example.
Windows Account, local Administrator on the index server.
SSP Account also know as Shared Services Administrator
OSearch Service Account
Domino Administrator ID mapping in the Comments field of the person document
An administrator of the Lotus Domino server that you want to crawl
A server administrator of the index server from which you want to crawl
A shared services administrator
User accounts required to index Lotus Domino databases
A Domino administrator must grant a
OSearch service and the
The MOSS Shared Services administrator provides the Lotus Domino administrator with the Windows domain user account assigned to the OSearch service. The Domino administrator must then use the mappings database to map this Windows domain account to a Lotus Domino user ID. Only the Windows domain account assigned to the OSearch service can be used. Because of this, the same Lotus Domino id file must be used when crawling multiple Lotus Domino servers. We recommend that you use the account that is already assigned to the OSearch service. The exception to this is if the account assigned to the OSearch service is a service account (such as Local Service) instead of a Windows domain account. In this case, you will need to change the service account to a Windows domain user account. Then you must add this Windows domain account to the Administrators group on the index server.
Verify OSearch service account – You must be a MOSS farm administrator to perform the following procedure
1. In the
2. Click Office
3. On the Configure Office
4. Grant permissions to the data folder so the process can use the API
Use the following procedure to grant Full Control permissions for the WSS_WPG group on the <SystemDrive>:\Program Files\Lotus\Notes\Data folder on the index server.
1. On the index server, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer.
2. In Windows Explorer, go to the <SystemDrive>:\Program Files\Lotus\Notes\Data folder, where <SystemDrive> is the drive on which
3. Right-click the Data folder, and then click Sharing and Security.
4. In the Properties dialog box, on the Security tab, click Add.
5. In the Select the object names to select box, do one of the following, and then click OK:
• If Office
• If Office
6. In the Properties dialog box, in the Permissions for WSS_WPG section, select the Allow box
5. Verify access to the Lotus Domino database you want to crawl, launch the
6. Configure the
1. On the index server, in Windows Explorer, go to the <SystemDrive>:\Program Files\
2. Double-click NotesSetup.exe.
3. On the Welcome to the
4. In the Register
• In the Location of the notes.ini file box, ensure that the correct path to your Notes.ini file is specified. The default path to this file is <SystemDrive>:\Program Files\lotus\notes\notes.ini, where <SystemDrive> is the drive on which
If Lotus Notes R5/6 is installed, the above two values are filled by the installer automatically. The installer read Notes installation paths from registry, but it would be better if you can double confirm them. If Lotus Notes R7 is installed, you have to fill in the paths yourself.
• In the Password box, type the password for the user name that is associated with the
5. We recommend that you leave the Ignore
6. On the Specify
• In the
• In the
• In the View name box, type the view name of the Lotus Domino database that stores the
• In the
• In the Windows user name column title box, type the name of the column in the
7. Click Next, on the Completing the
Restart the MOSS server, to ensure proper configuration and closes and open programs/api so that when you configure the content source and run the first full index you don’t have conflicts.
Once the MOSS server has restarted, log on as the search account we created. Tailspintoys\SearchLN
Since we verified you had access to your Lotus Domino databases you are indexing prior to the reboot, don’t launch the Lotus client again on this machine, unless it is troubleshooting related.
You’ll now do the following procedure, create a content source and crawl content
2. On the Configure Search Settings page, in the Crawl Settings section, click Content sources and crawl schedules.
3. On the Manage Content Sources page, click New Content Source.
4. On the Add Content Source page, in the Name section, in the Name box, type a name for the content source. Remember, each content source name must be unique within the SSP in which it is created.
5. In the Content Source Type section, select
6. In the Server, Database, and Properties section, select one of the following:
• Select a server from the following list. Then, from the list, select the name of the Lotus Domino server you want to index, or you can enter a server name.
From the Select a
7. In the Crawl Schedules section, you can specify the schedules you want for full and incremental crawls.
8. In the Start Full Crawl section, select the Start full crawl of this content source box, Click OK.
Ok, great job! So if you’ve done it right, you are now indexing a Lotus Domino database with
That’s great, how do I know if it worked and where do I see my results?
Go back to the Shared Services Administration page, choose Crawl Logs, and choose the Hostname of the server where you just configured that database. If it worked, that’s great, launch your browser, specify the MOSS server, in the search section, specify some topic or document that was indexed.
If this failed or you have errors, we’ll cover that in the third and final blog of troubleshooting, tips, tricks and other cool stuff.