Considerations for installing and upgrading Notes on Windows

Mail, calendar, and contact features are installed with IBM® Notes®, including traditional Notes functionality. Additional sidebar applications can also be installed, as can the IBM Domino® Administrator and Designer clients.

Notes is available as an install kit. You can install Notes in graphical mode, silent mode, and by using Smart Upgrade or another MSI deployment tool.

You can install Notes on Windows™ as single user or multi-user.

Installation or upgrade of Domino Designer and Domino Administrator clients is available for single user install using the Allclient kit.

The install kit for Notes install on a Windows client consists of the following items:

If Notes is detected on the client, the installation program will upgrade it to the current Notes release. If you are running a version of Notes that was released prior to Notes 6.5, upgrade to at least Notes 6.5 before installing and upgrading to this Notes release.

If an existing version of Domino Designer or Domino Administrator is resident, you can upgrade them using the Allclient installation kit.

Windows Vista users: If you are installing or upgrading Notes on the Windows Vista platform, see Windows Vista: Considerations for Notes install and upgrade in the related links for information about enabling and using the UAC ON setting.

Additional considerations are as follows:

Related concepts
Notes installation directories for Windows
Customizing Notes installation
Automating a customized or default Notes deployment using silent install
Installing a non-English version of Notes
Managing client plug-in deployment
Uninstalling Notes from a Windows client

Related tasks
Windows Vista considerations for Notes install, upgrade, and uninstall
Specifying custom data directories for multi-user install or upgrade
Installing and upgrading Notes on Windows for single user
Installing and upgrading Notes on Windows for multi-user
Cleaning a previous or partial Notes installation from your client
Using the Notes single user to multi-user migration assistant tool

Related information
Upgrade Central: Planning your upgrade to Notes and Domino 9.0