Notes® Auto Update

You don't have to rely on third-party products to automate deployment of new versions and updates of HCL Notes® or HCL Client Application Access (HCAA). Instead, you can enable Auto Update (AUT) servers to deploy updates automatically.

New client install packages are uploaded and distributed to AUT-enabled Domino® servers through an AUT Catalog (autcat.nsf). Notes® or HCAA clients that are enabled through Desktop Settings policy regularly poll the servers to check for new packages to download and install.

The configuration components of AUT servers are:
  • A Domino® directory group that you create for the AUT servers.
  • A server Configuration document that you create in which you specify the DNS name that clients use to connect to AUT servers for install updates. Saving this document automatically generates a Web Site document and a Web SSO configuration document for the AUT server or servers.
  • An AUT Catalog (autcat.nsf), created and replicated to AUT servers automatically. The catalog is used to upload new client install packages to AUT servers and to define version upgrade paths.
  • Desktop Settings policies (Client Upgrade > AUT tab) that you create to assign users to particular client versions to upgrade to.
General AUT requirements are:
  • AUT servers must be in one Domino domain.
  • Round-robin DNS must be used for distributing client update requests to multiple AUT servers in a Domino® domain.
  • Install kits downloaded from the web site (web kits) can be deployed. Install kits on CD-ROM are not supported.
  • Clients to be upgraded must be in the same Domino® domain as the AUT servers.
  • Mac and iOS platforms are not currently supported for upgrades.
  • Downgrades to prior client versions is not supported.
  • Server upgrades via AUT are not supported.
Requirements to upgrade Notes clients are:
  • Notes® 10.0.1 or later clients on Windows can be upgraded.
  • AUT servers must run at least Domino® 10.0.1.
  • AUT servers require a Domino® 10.0.1 or later version of the Domino® directory design (pubnames.ntf).
Requirements to upgrade HCAA clients are:
  • Standalone HCAA 3.0.1 or later clients on Windows can be upgraded. Note that AUT cannot be used to upgrade from HCAA 2.0.x or HCAA 3.0.0. Also, upgrades from a dual client scenario (where HCAA and Notes are both installed) is not supported.
  • AUT servers must run at least Domino® 11.0.1.
  • AUT servers require a Domino® 11.0.1 or later version of the Domino® directory template (pubnames.ntf) and the Aut Catalog template (autcat.ntf).