Windows Vista considerations for Notes® install, upgrade, and uninstall

When installing or uninstalling IBM® Notes® on Vista with UAC ON, you must work as an administrative user.

About this task

When installing or upgrading Notes® on a Windows Vista client, the UAC setting should be enabled (UAC ON) in the following situations:

  • Notes® single or multi-user install on Windows Vista on which there is currently no Notes® installation
  • Notes® upgrade from an existing Notes® install on Windows XP
Note: On Windows Vista, you cannot upgrade a Notes® installation on Windows Vista that was installed with UAC turned OFF to a installation that has UAC turned ON. You must first uninstall Notes®, set UAC ON, then run the Notes® installation program.

Use one of these two options to enable the UAC ON security setting.

Setting UAC On -- Option 1

About this task

This task uses the Run utility. If it is not visible by default, click Programs > Accessories.


  1. Click Start > Run and type MSCONFIG in the Run field to start the Microsoft Configuration Utility.
  2. Provide your administrator user name and password if prompted.
  3. Click the Tools tab.
  4. Scroll down and click Enable UAC.
    Note: The Enable UAC and Disable UAC options modify the Registry so that UAC will be either enabled or disabled upon your next client startup. Note that MSCONFIG requires that you have UAC authorization to run it and that Registry changes cannot be made without elevated privileges.
  5. Click OK or Launch.
  6. A command window appears. When the command is finished running, close the window.
  7. Close MSCONFIG and restart the computer to enable new the UAC setting.

Setting UAC On -- Option 2


  1. Click Start > Control panel to open the Windows Vista Control Panel.
  2. Click User Accounts.
  3. Enable User Account Control.
  4. Enable Use User Account Control (UAC).
  5. Click OK and restart the computer to enable the UAC setting.