Installing and upgrading Notes on Windows for multi-user

Notes® installation on Microsoft™ Windows™ supports single user install and multi-user install. Multi-user install does not support install or upgrade of the Domino® Designer of Domino Administrator client.

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 the related topics. For additional and related information about Notes deployment on the Windows platform, see the IBM® Support site and the Notes and Domino wiki, especially the upgrade cookbook, also in the related topics.


  1. Shut down all applications.
  2. Obtain the Notes installation kit.
  3. Uninstall any Notes Beta installations.
    Note: If you are installing or upgrading Notes on Windows Vista, see the Windows Vista: Considerations for Notes install and upgrade topic in this guide before proceeding.
  4. Save the installation kit to a local folder, for example to your C:\temp folder.
  5. Navigate to the folder in which you saved the installation kit.
  6. 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.
  7. Read the Welcome screen and click Next.
  8. Read and accept the license agreement terms and click Next.
  9. Accept the default install directory or specify a different directory installation directory, choose Multi-user Install, and click Next.
  10. Select the features to install and click Next.
    • IBM 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.
    • Feed Reader -- Select this to enable the Feeds sidebar panel. The Feeds feature is automatically installed with the Lotus® Expeditor platform.
    • IBM Sametime® (integrated) -- Select this to install basic Sametime capabilities such as chat and live names. A Sametime server is required to use this feature.
    • OpenSocial component -- Select this to provide support for Embedded Experiences, Activity Stream and Gadgets.
  11. Optionally enable the Launch parts of Notes when the operating system starts to enable faster Notes startup preloader option to start parts of Notes when the operating system starts – this enables faster Notes startup.
  12. Accept Notes as the default mail, calendar, and contacts programs, read the preview screen, and click Install.
  13. 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.