Decommissioning a Domain Search server

If you want the server that creates full-text indexes of the Domino® domain to resume duty as a regular Domino® server, remove it from the appropriate group in the Domino® Directory, edit its Server document, and then delete some files from its directory structure.


  1. From the Domino® Administrator, click the Files tab.
  2. Open the Domino® Directory (NAMES.NSF), and then click Groups.
  3. Select LocalDomainCatalogServers and click Edit Group.
  4. On the Basics tab, in the Members field, remove the indexing server you want to decommission.
  5. Click Save and Close.
  6. Expand the Servers section in the view pane, and then click Servers.
  7. Select the server that you want to decommission, and click Edit Server.
  8. Click the Server Tasks - Domain Catalog tab.
  9. In the Domain Catalog field, select Disabled and click OK.
    Note: Disabling the Domain Catalog automatically disables the Domain Indexer schedule on the next tab.
  10. Click Save and Close.
  11. Delete the Domain Catalog (CATALOG.NSF) from the server.
  12. Delete the FTDOMAIN.DI subdirectory from the server's Domino® data directory.

What to do next

User Location documents can be automatically updated with the name of your new indexing server if you include the new server in your desktop policy settings.