Performing a user installation

Users can install the HCL Connections Desktop Plug-ins for Microsoft™ Windows™ following these steps.

About this task

When you install the plug-in, you can choose to install all components, or customize the installation. You must at least install the plug-in for Microsoft Windows Explorer. By default, all of the components are installed.


  1. Download the plug-in from the HCL FlexNet site download package, the link for which is found in HCL Article KB0073986.
  2. Extract the file.
  3. Double-click HCLConnectionsMSDesktop.exe to launch the installation program.
  4. If you only want the install the plug-in for Microsoft Explorer, choose not to install the Microsoft Office. In the Custom Setup panel, click the icon next to Microsoft Office, and then click This feature will not be available to not install those plug-ins. The Microsoft Explorer plug-in is always installed.
  5. Click Finish to complete the installation.
  6. If prompted, reboot your computer.

What to do next

Connect to a server, as described in the topic Connecting to an HCL Connections or Connections Cloud site.