Installing and upgrading Notes on Windows for single user

Notes® installation on Microsoft™ Windows™ is supported for single user or multi-user. When installing Notes in a single user environment using the Allclient installation kit, you can install or upgrade the Domino® Designer and Domino Administrator clients.

Before you begin

See the related topic on considerations for installing before proceeding.

Note: If you are installing or upgrading Notes on Windows Vista, see the related topic on considerations for Windows Vista before proceeding.

About this task

This procedure uses the installation executable supplied in the Notes installation kit. For deploying an install or upgrade silently or by way of Smart Upgrade to multiple users, see related topics. For additional and related information about Notes deployment on the Windows platform, see the IBM® Support site and the Notes and Domino wiki, especially the upgrade cookbook, also in the related topics.

Note: Notes installation on Linux™ and Mac OS X is supported for multi-user install only. Notes installation on Citrix XenApp is supported for single user install and multi-user install.


1. Shut down all applications.

2. Obtain the Notes Allclient standard install kit. This kit allows you to install Notes in a single user environment.

3. Save the installation kit to a local folder, for example to your C:\temp folder.

4. Navigate to the folder in which you saved the installation kit.

5. Locate and run the setup.exe installation executable.

6. Read the Welcome screen and click Next.

7. Read and accept the license agreement terms and click Next.

8. Enter your user name and organization, choose the Single-user Install setting and click Next.

9. Accept the default install directory or specify a different installation directory and click Next.

10. Select the features and sub-features to install and click Next.

11. Optionally enable the Launch parts of Notes when the operating system starts to enable faster Notes startup preloader option to start parts of Notes when the operating system starts – this enables faster Notes startup.

12. Accept Notes as the default mail, calendar, and contacts programs, read the preview screen, and click Install.

13. When installation is complete, read the summary screen and click Finish to exit the installation wizard and start Notes.

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

Related tasks
Installing and upgrading Notes on Windows for multi-user
Adding or removing installed Notes features within a release
Performing a Notes silent install or upgrade on Windows
Upgrading from Notes single user to Notes multi-user

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