Customizing Notes installation

As an administrator, you can customize the Notes® install and upgrade process for your users to install just the features that they need. For example, you can customize the install kit using MSI tuner capabilities and you can also customize the install kit to add or remove Eclipse-based features.

Depending on your organization, you may need to provide an installation method for only a few users or for thousands of users. You may want to allow users to install or upgrade Notes themselves or you may want to install or upgrade Notes for your users. You may also want to customize the installation so that users only have the features they need. After you register users, and determine various policy settings for users, decide how to deploy client installations for users.

On Microsoft™ Windows™ or Citrix XenApp , you can deploy a single user install kit or a multi-user install kit. The single user install kit, also called the Allclient kit, enables you to install Notes, Domino® Administrator, and Domino Designer clients. The multi-user install kit, also available Mac OS platforms, does not support installation of the Domino Designer or Domino Administrator clients.

Note: Tuner customization is available for an MSI install kit, such as the Notes install kit for the Windows platform. Install kit customization using the install manifest in combination with the provides additional options for controlling install and upgrade.

Before you begin customizing the Notes install kit, do the following:

See the related topics for details on the various ways of customizing your Notes install kit.
Parent topic: Installing and upgrading Notes clients

Related concepts
Planning your Notes client deployment
Considerations for installing and upgrading Notes on Windows
Considerations for installing and upgrading Notes on Mac OS X
Considerations for installing and upgrading Notes on Citrix
Eclipse files and folders in the Notes install kit
Customizing Notes install using the tuner
Automating a customized or default Notes deployment using silent install
Client feature deployment
Customizing Notes using plugin_customization.ini
Installing a non-English version of Notes
Example: Sharing command line utilities for installing Notes

Related tasks
Customizing Notes install for features and plug-ins on Windows and Mac
Adding and removing components from the Notes install kit using UpdateSiteMgr
Adding or removing installed Notes features within a release
Installing and subscribing to preset feeds
Example: Using msiexec command line utilities for installing Notes
Obtaining a tuner and creating a transform file to customize Notes installation

Related reference
Reducing Notes install kit size