Windows Vista considerations for Notes install, upgrade, and uninstall

When you install and use IBM® Lotus® Notes® on a Microsoft® Windows Vista platform with UAC ON, all users run with standard user privileges, including users in the Administrators group. If a process needs to perform an administrative task, as is the case with a Notes install, the access must switch to administrator. When this happens the user is either prompted to continue (if they are already logged in an administrator) or is asked to enter administrator credentials (if they are logged in as a standard user). The program, in this case the Notes installation program, runs based on the user having administrative rights.

When installing or uninstalling Notes with UAC ON, you must be working as an administrative user.

Installing Notes with UAC ON

When installing or upgrading Notes on a Windows Vista client, the UAC setting should be enabled (UAC ON) in the following situations:

  • Notes single or multi-user install on Windows Vista on which no Notes installation exists currently
  • Notes upgrade from an existing Notes install on Windows XP

Listed below are two options for enabling the UAC setting on the Windows Vista client.

Note On Windows Vista, you cannot upgrade a Notes installation on Windows Vista that was installed with UAC turned OFF to a installation that has UAC turned ON. You must first uninstall Notes, set UAC ON, then run the Notes installation program.

Setting UAC On — Option 1

You can enable the UAC ON security setting using the following procedure.

  1. Click Start – Run and type MSCONFIG in the Run field to start the Microsoft® Configuration Utility.

    The Run menu may not visible by default. The Run command is in Programs Accessories. You can also find it by placing your cursor on the task bar, right-click, and choose Properties – Start Menu – Classic Start menu.

    Alternatively you can click on the Windows Vista Start icon in the bottom left corner of your screen then type MSCONFIG in the search box to locate and start the utility.

  2. If prompted for your administrator user name and password, or if so logged in, if prompted to continue respond as needed to continue.
  3. Click the Tools tab.
  4. Scroll down and click Enable UAC.

    Note The Tools tab is a new addition to MSCONFIG in Windows Vista. The Enable UAC and Disable UAC options modify the Registry so that UAC will be either enabled or disabled upon your next client startup. Note that MSCONFIG requires that you have UAC authorization to run it and that Registry changes cannot be made without elevated privileges.

  5. Click the OK or Launch button.
  6. A command window will appear. When the command is finished running, close the window.
  7. Close MSCONFIG and restart the computer to enable new the UAC setting.
Setting UAC On — Option 2

You can enable the UAC ON security setting using the following procedure.

  1. Click Start – Control panel to open the Windows Vista Control Panel.
  2. Click User Accounts.
  3. Click Turn User Account Control on or off.
  4. Check the box next to Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer.
  5. Click OK and restart the computer to enable the UAC setting.
Upgrading from Notes with UAC ON

You cannot upgrade a Notes installation that was installed with UAC turned OFF to a Notes installation that has UAC turned ON. You must first uninstall your Notes installation, set UAC ON, then run the current Notes installer.

Upgrading from single user to multi-user

The Notes installation program does not support automatic Notes upgrade from single user to multi-user within the same release or from one release to another, although it is possible.

Source…

Upgrading Notes…

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