Problem : Lotus Domino Server 7 nservice.exe will not start getting error 1053 when try to start lotus service
Windows Server 2003 SP 2
Running Lotus Domino Server 7.0.2
When client came in their server was sitting at applying computer settings. After getting remotely connected to their machine through VNC I was able to see that the Lotus Domino Server Service was hanging with “Starting” I disabled the service rebooted the server and everything booted normally.
Now when I go to start the Lotus Domino Service manually it just hangs and times out with an Error 1053 which with all my research seems to be a generic code.
I am very new to Lotus and have very little knowledge. I tried to find some sort of log file for the lotus service but could not find anything under IBM_TECHNICAL_SUPPORT directory.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Solution: Lotus Domino Server 7 nservice.exe will not start getting error 1053 when try to start lotus service
If it says that names.nsf is being shared, that means that some process already opened names.nsf — the Domino Directory and one of the first few key files Domino needs to start.
Of course, that could simply be the hug instance of the Domino service leaving names.nsf open. To eliminate that possibility, disable the service, reboot, and then start nserver.exe manually.
If there is a password on the ID file, it is associated with the *.id file (server.id, or possibly xyz.id, where xyz is a derivative of the Domino name of the server). If present, you should get immediately prompted in the nserver.exe console window, to enter a password.
If you get it working, but only without runnning as a service, then there is a troubleshooting tip you can use. You can also see what the hung service was doing when it started. Check off the service option “Allow service to interact with the desktop.” Set the service to start manually. Reboot, log in, and run the service manually, the nserver.exe console window should appear.