Installing and upgrading Notes® on Windows for single user

Notes® installation on Microsoft Windows is supported for single user or multi-user. When installing Notes® in a single user environment using the Allclient installation kit, you can install or upgrade the Domino® Designer and Domino® Administrator clients.

Before you begin

See the related topic on considerations for installing before proceeding.

About this task

This procedure uses the installation executable supplied in the Notes® installation kit. For deploying an install or upgrade silently or by way of Smart Upgrade to multiple users, see related topics.
Note: Notes® installation on Mac OS is supported for multi-user install only. Notes® installation on Citrix XenApp is supported for single user install and multi-user install.


  1. Shut down all applications.
  2. Obtain the Notes® Allclient standard install kit. This kit allows you to install Notes® in a single user environment.
  3. Save the installation kit to a local folder, for example to your C:\temp folder.
  4. Navigate to the folder in which you saved the installation kit.
  5. Locate and run the setup.exe installation executable.
    Note: If a user has the environment variables USERPROFILE, HOMEDRIVE, or HOMEPATH set to a network share, you must use special command line parameters to ensure that all data directories are installed locally, thus eliminating issues with network shares.
  6. Read the Welcome screen and click Next.
  7. Read and accept the license agreement terms and click Next.
  8. Enter your user name and organization, choose the Single-user Install setting and click Next.
  9. Accept the default install directory or specify a different installation directory and click Next.
  10. Select the features and sub-features to install and click Next.
    • Notes® Client -- The Notes® client is installed automatically.
    • Domino® Designer -- Select this to install or upgrade the Domino® Designer client. Note that the Property Broker Editor is installed automatically with Domino® Designer.
    • Domino® Administrator -- Select this to install or upgrade the Domino® Administrator client.
    • HCL Connections-- Select this to install the Connections feature. A Connections server is required to use this feature.
    • Composite Application Editor -- Select this to install the Composite Application Editor for use with composite applications.
    • HCL Sametime® (integrated) -- Select this to install basic Sametime® capabilities such as chat and live names. A Sametime® server is required to use this feature.
  11. Accept Notes® as the default mail, calendar, and contacts programs, read the preview screen, and click Install.
  12. When installation is complete, read the summary screen and click Finish to exit the installation wizard and start Notes®.

    The installation program creates new shortcut icons on your desktop.

    If this is a new install, respond to the configuration wizard prompts.