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.
Note: If you are installing or upgrading Notes® on Windows Vista, see the related topic on considerations for Windows Vista 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. 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.
Note: Notes® installation on Linux and Mac OS X 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.
    • 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.
    • Notes® OpenSocial component -- supports embedded experiences in the Notes® client, including OpenSocial 2.0 Gadgets in the sidebar, pop-ups, tabs, and anywhere Notes® previously made widgets available.
    • 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.
  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.