New hotfix package for Lotus Notes Protocol Handler


If you’re working with searching Lotus Notes with SharePoint Server 2007 or Search Server 2008, you may have hit one of the following problems:

"You configure SharePoint Server 2007 to crawl a Lotus Notes content source. In the Manage Content Sources page, you add a new content source by specifying a database name. When you edit the newly created content source, the database name is not listed in the Database Name list."

"You configure SharePoint Server 2007 to crawl a Lotus Notes content source. You first perform a full crawl for the content source. However, when you click Edit content source for the content source, and then you click OK, you have to perform a full crawl again before you can search the content source. This behavior occurs even if you did not change any settings for the content source."

Although a work around is possible by using administration tools like SharePoint Search Admin (http://www.codeplex.com/searchadmin) we recently released a hotfix to fix the issues – KB950280 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950280 ), it also solves several other bugs including a fix for the German wordbreaker – if you have problems searching compound words like “Riesentorte” and “Baumgarten”, this hotfix should solve the problem.

Remember, if you have not applied Service Pack 1 on SharePoint Server 2007, please apply it before you install this hotfix. There’s no SP1 requirement for Search Server 2008.

Jie Li
Partner Technology Specialist
Microsoft China