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Performing a Notes silent install or upgrade on Windows

MSI command line arguments are available, and may be required, for running a Notes® command line install to add or remove Notes client features during initial install, release upgrade, or within the same Notes release.

Before you begin

You must be logged in as an administrative user or user with elevated privileges to install or upgrade Notes.

About this task

Run the Notes setup.exe from the directory in which it resides locally.

Previous Notes releases supported the use of SELECTINSTALLFEATURES on the MSI command line to add and optionally remove install manifest (install.xml in Notes install kit) features. Notes 8.5.2 introduced support for the ADDFEATURES and REMOVEFEATURES command line arguments. Although the SELECTINSTALLFEATURES command line argument remains available for installing Notes features, it is no longer available for removing installed Notes features. See Tech Note 1424066 for details.

Note: ADDFEATURES and REMOVEFEATURES properties are available only as command line arguments when using a Notes silent install. These properties can be set directly on the command line or used within an MSI Transform file during silent installation mode only. To control the feature selections in the feature panel in the UI mode, use the Notes install manifest (install.xml) file settings or consider using the UpdateSiteMgr tool supplied with the Notes install kit.

Note: For enabling the Notes Preloader option use an MSI transform file; see Tech Note 1424193 for details.

The Notes features that can be included on the MSI silent install command line are as follows:


Feature names are as shown in the following table. See Running a silent install or upgrade using optional arguments and Calling a transform file during Notes silent install for command line options not described in the following examples.

Table 1. Using ADDFEATURES during Notes upgrade
ScenarioCurrently installedCommand lineResult
Adding Activities when upgrading Notes Allclient 8.5 and CAEADDFEATURES=ActivitiesUpgrade CAE. Install Activities/Connections.
Adding NSL (Notes single logon) when upgrading Notes AllClient with Designer, Activities/Connections, FeedreaderADDFEATURES= ClientSingleLogonUpgrade Designer, Activities/Connections, Feed Reader. Install Notes Single Logon.
Upgrading with no changesNotes Allclient with default features installedsetup.exe /s /v"/qb+"Upgrade all the default features that were installed with the earlier release.
Upgrading and adding ALL featuresNotes client with only Notes installedADDFEATURES=ALLUpgrade Notes and install ALL optional MSI features. Install ALL optional install manifest (install.xml) features.

Table 2. Using REMOVEFEATURES during Notes upgrade
ScenarioCurrently installedCommand lineResult
Removing Activities when upgrading Notes Allclient with CAE, Activities/ConnectionsREMOVEFEATURES=ActivitiesUpgrade CAE. Uninstall Activities/Connections.
Removing NSL (Notes single logon) when upgrading Notes AllClient with Designer, Activities/Connections, Feed Reader, NSLREMOVEFEATURES=ClientSingleLogonUpgrade Designer, Activities/Connections, Feed Reader Uninstall Notes Single Logon

Table 3. Using ADDFEATURES within the same release
ScenarioCurrently installedCommand lineResult
Adding Activities after re-running setup.exe Notes with CAEADDFEATURES=ActivitiesInstall Activities/Connections.
Adding NSL (Notes single logon) after re-running setup.exe Notes with Designer, Activities/Connections, Feed ReaderADDFEATURES=ClientSingleLogonInstall Notes Single Logon
Modifying with no changes Notes Allclient with default features installedsetup.exe /s /v"/qb+"Leave everything as is.
Modifying the install to add ALL featuresNotes client with only Notes installedADDFEATURES=ALLInstall ALL optional MSI features. Install ALL optional manifest (install.xml) features.

Table 4. Using REMOVEFEATURES within the same release
ScenarioCurrently installedCommand lineResult
Removing Activities Notes with CAE, Activities/ConnectionsREMOVEFEATURES=ActivitiesUninstall Activities/Connections.
Removing NSL (Notes single logon)Notes AllClient with Designer, Activities/Connections, Feed Reader, NSLREMOVEFEATURES=ClientSingleLogonUninstall Notes Single Logon.

Examples are as follows:


Additional examples are as follows:
Related concepts
Running a Notes silent install or upgrade using optional arguments
Considerations when planning a Notes silent install or upgrade
Example: Using setup.exe to call a transform file during Notes silent install
Customizing Notes install using the tuner
Considerations for installing and upgrading Notes on Windows
Eclipse files and folders in the Notes install kit
Installing a non-English version of Notes

Related tasks
Obtaining a tuner and creating a transform file to customize Notes installation
Example: Using msiexec command line utilities for installing Notes
Example: Creating and providing a batch file for Notes silent install
Customizing Notes install for features and plug-ins on Windows and Mac
Adding and removing components from the Notes install kit using UpdateSiteMgr