Upgrading post-V11 AD Password Sync to V12.0.2 or later

Upgrade Domino AD Password Sync installations that use Domino 12.0 or 12.0.1 to Domino 12.0.2 in order to use the new "AD Password Sync" server install type available in 12.0.2 and later.

Before you begin

Ensure that you have a backup copy of the Domino server ID used on the Domain Controller that has not been used with the AD Password Sync installation you will be upgrading. DO NOT make a copy of the server ID which is being used for AD Password Sync on the Domain Controller, as it has been encrypted at the operating-system level and cannot be used for this procedure.

About this task

This upgrade procedure is a one-time process for deployments on a point version of V12 earlier than 12.0.2. After this process, future upgrades can be done using the normal Domino upgrade procedure.

Note: Windows password changes made on the Domain Controller will not be synced to Domino during this procedure.


  1. Using regedit, open Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa and locate the Notification Packages key. Remove ONLY the <Domino program directory>\npwsync.dll entry. Do not remove any other entries or change the order of other entries.
  2. Restart the Domain Controller.
  3. Uninstall HCL Domino.
  4. Go to the Domino program directory and remove the notes.ini file.
  5. Locate the Domino server ID in the data or program directory and delete it. Copy a fresh copy of the server ID to the same location.
  6. Install Domino 12.0.2, selecting the AD Password Sync install type.
  7. When install completes, click the HCL AD Password Sync shortcut on the desktop to begin setup. If setup finds previous setup settings, do not use them.
  8. When setup completes, look at the Notification Packages key in Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa, and confirm that <Domino program directory>\npwsync.dll has been restored as one of the entries.
  9. Restart the Domain Controller. Domino AD Password Sync will resume processing password changes when the Domain Controller restarts.