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Shawn Davis/Downstate
03/02/2005 02:53 PM


Upgrading Notes Client


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Upgrading Lotus Notes client

All Notes client are required to be installed in mutiple user mode in order to eliminate the requirement for the user to be in the local administrtors group.

The reason for the new client upgrade is a nicer view and more functionality. It has an intuitive user interface, for ease of use. For the Administrators a built-in streamlined administration and management functionality (easily administered through the back-end).

Messaging and collaboration engine remains at its core, but enhancements with this release offer more customization options like the ability to color code e-mail and calendar entries, rearrange columns, change the sort order and select a favorite calendar view. Users retain their custom settings each time they log on. Soft deletion is a much-anticipated function, where you manually delete a message and the message disappears immediately; there is no need to refresh or hit F9.

Drag-and-drop sup­port makes it simple to perform common actions, such as moving files between the operating system and a Lotus Notes document. Users can also create a document link in a Lotus Notes document by dragging and dropping the Lotus Notes windows tab into virtu­ally any document. Users can create database links similarly by dragging the database tab from the bookmark bar and dropping it into a Lotus Notes document.

**This procedure is for Upgrading Only**
  1. You must determine if the computer you're on is currently configured as a single-user or multiple-user install
  2. Single-user may have the Data folder in C:\Program Files\Lotus\Notes\Data
  3. Multiple-user may be C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Local Settings\Application Data\Lotus\Notes\Data
    • Log in to the Notes client of the user who exists
    • Within the Inbox, go to Actions/ Synchronize Address Book this will sync the address book from Notes client to Domino Web Access
    • Browse for the users Data folder File/Database/Open... click on Browse
      • This should tell you where the Data folder is located when you browse Windows Explorer (windows key + E)
    • Find and copy the *.id file to the Desktop
    • Find the location of the Archive file (should be located in the Data folder as a_username.nsf or arc_username.nsf)
      • In some rare cases, the archive file may be found in a folder called mail(x) (x being a number)

For PC’s go to a web browser: Internet Explorer v.6 or v.7 or Firefox, and type http://it-app-01.downstate.edu/download/nclient.exe For Mac’s (10.5.x) go to your web browser: Safari or Firefox, and type http://it-app-01.downstate.edu/download/macclient.dmg
If you choose to Save, save it to your Desktop so you can easily find it
If not, Run from the site, which will download and unpackage the file for you in C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Local Settings\Temp\Lotus Notes

If saved to the Desktop look for the file nclient.exe
Click Run

Click Next

The Installation Wizard will now guide you through the installation

Click Next, and click the radio button stating you Accept the terms

For a Multi-User Installation or the first time a machine is having Lotus Notes Installed choose Anyone who uses this computer (Multi-User Install)
If Notes is already installed for a current user and you choose Multi-User Install then the current users Data folder- encompassing local address book, and personal Notes settings, will be lost.

This is the location the files will be loaded, click Next

Click Next

Click Install

Double-Click on the Lotus Notes icon on the Desktop & follow the rest of the documentation starting with Section 8