Installation features

These Domino features and enhancements can help you upgrade, deploy, and adopt new releases faster.

Using AutoUpdate to download and distribute software

AutoUpdate notifies you of the latest Domino and Domino product family available on the Domino server. You can use AutoUpdate to download selected software from the My HCLSoftware portal and have it distributed to groups or selected Domino servers.

In Domino 14.0, only Windows and Linux servers are supported to run the AutoUpdate task. Administrators can still download software for other Domino platforms.

For more information, see Downloading and distributing software using AutoUpdate.

Upgrade to HCL Notes 64-bit using Auto Update

Starting with Domino 14.0, only 64-bit Notes clients are supported. Users upgrading servers from Domino 12.0.2 (or earlier) to 14.0 with a 32-bit client will need to upgrade to the 64-bit version. If a user is already running a 64-bit client, administrators can set up Auto Update (AUT) to support the upgrade anyway.

Note: Upgrading from a previous 64-bit Notes client to the latest 64-bit is supported starting with Notes 12.0.2 FP1.
Requirements to upgrade are:
  • Domino 14.0 server with AUT new appids applied.
  • 64-bit AUT manifests to upload to the AUT Catalog, which will be shipped with 14.0 and released on the HCL Software License & Download Portal.

You'll need to apply the changes on the AUT Catalog to enable the auto-upgrade. When upgrading servers from Domino 12.02 (or earlier) to 14.0, the AUT Catalog database will automatically be upgraded along with the Domino Directory change. This will copy the 64-bit Notes client product files from the template to the AUT Catalog database and make the client available as production options. On the setup list for Notes, you'll now see 64-bit installation package options, namely StandardAllClient-Win64 and StandardNotesClient-Win64.

You'll need to specify the installation package on the Version Path document, as well which Notes version or versions can be upgraded (and to which new version). The "Contents of" field indicates where you should store the installation package for deployment. See the following example for reference:

For guidance on defining the Version Path document, see Creating a Version Path document to upload a new Notes install file to AUT servers.

Domino installation includes HCL Nomad server on Domino

Nomad server on Domino is included by default on the Enterprise version of Domino for Windows 64-bit and Linux. A nomad_server_readme.html file pointing to the HCL Nomad Administration product documentation will be available in the Domino Program Directory to guide with Nomad setup, configuration, and management.

For more information, see What's included in Domino installation.

Install changes to be aware of

On Windows 64 Domino installer, the data directory will have its permissions set to full control by the username supplied during installation and the Administrators group.