Installing Sametime Connect and Embedded clients on Windows

This topic covers basic installation for the Sametime standalone client on Windows.

About this task

Before getting started, it may be beneficial to review some of the client installation customization options. Customizing the client can ease your deployment.

  • Upgrades from version 9 are not supported. Sametime clients at version 9 should be uninstalled prior to installing Sametime 11.
  • In previous releases of Sametime there was an installer for the Sametime embedded client in HCL Notes. This add-on installer is no longer available. Starting in HCL Notes 11, the newest Sametime client at the time of the Notes released is included with HCL Notes. Please refer to the HCL Notes help center for instructions on installing the HCL Notes client.


  1. Extract the client installation package to a temporary directory such as c:\temp.
  2. Double-click the SETUP.EXE to start the installation.
  3. At the Welcome screen, click Next.
  4. At the License Agreement screen, review the terms of the agreement. You must accept the terms in order to proceed, then click Next.
  5. At the Install Location screen enter the desired path for the installation, then click Next.
  6. At the confirmation screen, click Install.
  7. Click Finish at the completed screen.