Monday, June 29, 2009

One little bug - Outlook 2007 With Lotus Domino

Its been weeks since I have been using Outlook 2007 with Lotus Domino. I love it. By far all the major functionalities are working without any problem. I did notice (so did my co-workers) that when somebody sends you a recurring meeting, you get the request multiple times. The easiest solution for this is to open Lotus Notes ( I know, I know.. lot of us hate to open it even once) and accept the meeting.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Lotus Domino to Outlook 2007 - The Answer

Ok, I think I got enough interest to warrant a post.
In order for this solution to work, you HAVE to know the server name of your Lotus Domino and the your name exactly as it is in your Domino address book.

1. Visit this forum and search for rapidshare. The second hit will lead you to DAMO 7.0.2 exe file. Download this. Note: This version of DAMO partially works with Outlook 2007 but it has the "meeting and replication" related problems. Do not install it yet.
2. Google for "C1K37EN.exe". You should find a link that will allow you to download this file. This is DAMO 8.0.2.
Both these files are uploaded and hosted by somebody else. I just found them after a little (re)search.

Now you have two versions of DAMO downloaded.
Here is the trick that lot of people don't know.
3. Install DAMO 7.0.2 first. It is pretty intuitive. Do not open Outlook yet.
4. Install DAMO 8.0.2 next. This should ask for an upgrade of the existing DAMO. If it does, you are on the right track.

You don't have to change any environment variable or adjust your registry. DAMO 8.0.2 handles this for you.
5. Now open outlook 2007. When you open for the first time, outlook should automatically replicate with your Domino and all your mails and calendar entries gets downloaded.

Thats it you are done! Now you can not only send and recieve mails, you can accept meeting requests. Read and deleted emails are appropriately reflected in your DOMINO server. You may want to open Lotus notes once in a while to make sure that this is happening.

This solution worked for me. I use a Windows XP laptop with Domino 7.x version and outlook 2007 SP1. THIS MAY NOT WORK IF YOU HAVE Outlook 2007 SP2.

If this solution does not work and you want to try the install again. You have to uninstall DAMO and then re-install 7.0.2 and 8.0.2 in that order. It won't work otherwise.

Hope this helps! Do comment and let me know if this worked!

Update 04/09/2013: Please refer to my latest post on Lotus Notes to Outlook 2010..

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Lotus Domino to Outlook 2007

I have been able to succesfully configure Outlook 2007 to work with Lotus Domino. If you are interested in knowing how to do this, click on the "interested" reaction below this post. It took me a while to figure out. But my outlook 2007 works without any of the issues (meeting, replication etc.,) that people are facing.