How to disable Notes System Debugger (nsd.exe) from launching

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The presence of the Notes System Debugger (nsd.exe) is an indication that the Lotus Notes environment is in a bad state. This could cause NSF-related crawler/retriever issues. This Article addresses how to disable NSD from being launched.

1. Stop EsaNsfCrawlerService and EsaNsfRetrieverService services

2. End nsd.exe Process

3. End notesmm.exe Process

     3a. Open up services.msc > View Properties of the following EsaNsfCrawlerService & EsaNsfRetrieverService

4. Make note of the logon accounts used for each of these services

5. Edit the notes.ini for the account identified in #4.

     5a. For Windows 2008 Server, this is C:\Users\<account name>\AppData\Local\Lotus\Notes\Data'

     5b. For Windows 2003 Server, this is C:\Documents and Settings\<account name>\Local Settings\Application Data\Lotus\Notes\Data

6. At the end of the ini file, add the following:  APIDeveloper=1

7. Ensure there is at least one blank line after this setting

8. Start EsaNsfCrawlerService and EsaNsfRetrieverService services

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