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Open a Lotus Notes database from Microsoft SharePoint 2007

If you're using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS 2007) and Lotus Notes, you can't create a link from your client to a Lotus Notes database. This workaround can help. Get the steps to use the proper syntax to open a Notes database in your client using SharePoint.

When using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS 2007), you can't create a link to a Lotus Notes database that will open from the Notes client. If you try, you'll receive an error stating that the URL is invalid because the link's Web Part doesn't recognize Notes://.

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Here's a workaround that uses the "Insert Hyperlink" from a rich-text editor and a few simple steps.

  • Edit a SharePoint Web Parts page.
  • Add a Content Editor Web Part to the page.
  • Edit the Content Web Part using the built-in text editor.

This should allow you to use the proper syntax to open a Lotus Notes database from your client while using SharePoint 2007.

For example: Notes://ServerName/Directory/DatabaseName.nsf

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This was last published in February 2009

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