Friday, August 26, 2016

EZ Notes Search on Microsoft Windows 10

EZ Notes Search was originally designed to run on Microsoft®  Windows® 7 and Microsoft Windows XP.  It is also supported on the Microsoft Windows 8 versions (with a slightly different user experience).

EZ Notes Search doesn't work properly on Microsoft Windows 10 and is therefore not supported on that platform.

Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

FAQ: How do I rebuild the Windows Search Index

When using EZ Notes Search with Microsoft Windows Search, you can rebuild the index by following these steps:

  1. Open the EZNConnector application by clicking on its icon in the system tray.
  2. Use File -> Exit menu to close the application
  3. Click the Windows Start button and type: Indexing Options
  4. Select the Indexing Options choice under Control Panel
  5. Click the Advanced button
  6. You may be prompted by the User Account Control, Select Yes
  7. Click the Rebuild button and then OK
  8. You should see the EZNConnector application restarted in the system tray.
  9. The amount of time to completely rebuild the index depends on how many files, IBM Notes databases, messages and attachments you have on your system.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

EZ Notes Search Supports Searching IBM Notes 9!

We are pleased to announce that EZ Notes Search now supports searching IBM® Notes® 9.0 and IBM Notes 9.0.1.  In addition, we have added official support for Microsoft® Windows® 8.  This support was added in response to very strong interest in the Notes 9 product by both our existing customers and customers who are considering purchasing our product.

EZ Notes Search enables users to search their IBM Notes databases (mail, archives, attachments, contacts, discussion databases, teamrooms, and document libraries) using Microsoft's Windows Search feature.

The search can be initiated from the Start button (on Windows 7), Windows Explorer, or from within Notes itself.  When searching from Windows Explorer our document preview feature works for both Notes documents and attachments (if the associated attachment previewer is installed).

In addition to Notes, EZ Notes Search includes support for searching IBM Connections from Windows Search.

You can learn more about our product offerings on

IBM and Notes are registered trademarks of the International Business Machines Corporation.
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Choosing the right version of EZ Notes Search

What is EZ Notes Search?

IBM®  Notes®  users can search their Notes databases (NSF files) using Microsoft®  Windows®  Search through the use of our  EZ Notes Search connector.  Windows Search is very fast and easy to use: click the Start button and just start typing and you will see search results from your email, archives, other NSF files/applications, attachments and your files all at once.

EZ Notes Search has been available for several years now and we have developed different products to meet different customers' needs.  If you would like to see EZ Notes Search in action you can see it on our YouTube video.

Which Product Should I Buy?

One of the most frequent questions we get from customers is this:

  • What version of EZ Notes Search should I buy?  

The table below should help you answer that question based on your usage of IBM Notes and the version of your operating system.  

Your IBM Notes Usage
EZ Notes Search Product
(Clicking the operating system link below will take you to the appropriate product page on our site)
I read my email and archives of my email.  I have local copies (a.k.a replicas) of both my email and archives on my PC.
EZ Notes Search: Mail and Archives
Windows 7 (32 bit)
Windows 7 (64 bit)
In addition to my email and archives I have other applications (a.k.a. databases or NSF files) that I use on my PC.  These other applications could include Contacts/Address Book, Personal Journal, Discussion Databases, TeamRooms or  Document Libraries.
EZ Notes Search: Mail, Archives and Applications
Windows 7 (32 bit)
Windows 7 (64 bit)

My email is kept on a server but I would still like to be able to search it using Microsoft Windows Search.  (Note this version only lets you search your email database on the server). 
EZ Notes Search: Server Mail
Windows 7 (32 bit)
Windows 7 (64 bit)
I am a Notes application developer, an XPages application developer or administrator and want to be able to do a fast search of the design elements across multiple templates at once.
EZ Notes Search: Designer
Windows 7 (64 bit)

How do I find out if I have 32 or 64 bit Windows 7?

The product you choose must be the correct version of EZ Notes Search for your hardware platform.  On Windows 7 you should determine what version of Microsoft Windows you have by performing the following steps:

1. Click the Start Button
2. Put your mouse over the Computer menu item and using the right mouse menu, select Properties
3. In the System section you will see an item called "System Type".  This will tell you if you have a 32 bit or 64 bit operating system.

IBM and Notes are registered trademarks of the International Business Machines Corporation.
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

Friday, January 25, 2013

See EZ Notes Search at IBM Connect 2013

If you are attending IBM Connect 2013 (Lotusphere), please stop by our pedestal in the Solutions Showcase (JPG Consulting, Inc - #C38). 

We will be demonstrating EZ Notes Search:
  • Mail, Archives and Applications - users can quickly search their IBM Notes mail, mail archives and other application databases using Microsoft Windows Search
  • Designer - developers and admins can quickly search their IBM XPages (and legacy) ntf files using Microsoft Windows Search
See you soon!

IBM, Notes and Lotusphere are registered trademarks of the International Business Machines Corporation.
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

IBM Connect 2013 is just around the corner

IBM Connect 2013 is just around the corner!   The conference will be held in Orlando, FL from January 27-31, 2013.  You can register to attend on IBM's site. 

We will be demonstrating our products again this year (our sixth year) in the exhibition hall.  This year our pedestal is very close to the escalators (C38). 

Please stop by to see our desktop search products for:
  • IBM Notes (mail, archives, attachments, databases, and design elements)
  • IBM Connections
In addition we will be demonstrating our archiving solutions for IBM Domino databases/applications including IBM Quickr.

If you can't attend IBM Connect 2013, you can still see our search products in action here.  All our products are available on  Please contact us if you would like to have a personalized demonstration of any of our products via a web session.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Searching IBM Connections via Windows Desktop

With EZ Notes Search V2.3 users can search IBM Connections easily from their Microsoft Windows 7 desktop (in addition to their IBM Lotus Notes mail and archive files.)  Users can specify which area(s) of Connections they would like to search:
  • All of Connections
  • Activities
  • Blogs
  • Bookmarks
  • Communities
  • Files
  • Forums
  • Personal Information
  • Profiles
  • Stand-alone content
  • Status Updates
  • Wikis
and can also search more than one Connections server (for example a public server like Lotus Greenhouse and their corporate server).

To start a search, click on the IBM Connections area that you want to search in Windows Explorer (you may be prompted to login to IBM Connections) and enter your query.  In the example below we have a search of the IBM Connections Files for the term: "application archiver for lotus domino" which is in the contents of a file on the Connections server:

Double clicking on the search result will open the found item.

The search query is sent to the Connections server which will query its index of content items and attachment contents.  The search results are returned to the user and displayed in Windows Explorer.

The configuration step is very simple and only needs to be done once:

a. Open the EZNConnector application
b. Select File->New Search Connector... and the following dialog appears:

c. Select the type of Connector and add the server information (here we have added
d. You can also change the name of the connector and have the connector automatically added to your Explorer favorites.
d. Select OK and connector is created.

Users can create a connector for each of the areas they are interested in searching.  The IBM Connections server must have basic authentication enabled in order to search the IBM Connections server.

There is a free trial version of EZ Notes Search V2.3 available on