Creating the Domain Catalog

You create the Domain Catalog by enabling the Catalog task on the server that hosts the Catalog for the IBM® Domino® domain.

About this task

The Catalog task uses pull replication to create the Domain Catalog from the individual catalogs you have created on servers throughout the Domino® domain. You can replicate the Domain Catalog to other Domain Catalog servers (such as those in a cluster).


  1. From the Domino® Administrator, select the server that you want to contain the Domain Catalog.
  2. Click the Configuration tab.
  3. Expand the Server section in the view pane.
  4. Click Current Server Document.
  5. Click Edit Server, and then click the Server Tasks > Domain Catalog tab.
  6. In the Domain Catalog field, select Enabled.
  7. Click OK.
  8. To change the scope of the Domain Catalog, select the servers that you want to include in the Limit domain cataloging to the following servers field. Use wildcard characters to index all servers certified with a specific certifier -- for example */Sales/East/Renovations. If the field is blank (default), all servers in the domain are cataloged.
    Tip: Use this field to limit the scope of the Domain Catalog to regional locations or to expand its scope to multiple Domino® domains by cataloging multiple Domain Catalog servers.
  9. Click Save and Close.
  10. Make sure the Catalog task is included in the ServerTasksAt1 setting in the server's NOTES.INI file, or use another method (start the Catalog task at the console or create a Program document) to run the task.


When the Catalog task starts for the first time, Domino® creates the Domain Catalog database based on the CATALOG.NTF template and adds entries to the ACL so the database replicates properly within the domain. The Administration Process creates the group LocalDomainCatalogServers in the Domino® Directory and adds the server that contains the Domain Catalog to that group.