Installing HCL (Formerly Lotus) Notes

How do I install HCL (Formerly Lotus) Notes using Endpoint Central MSP?


This document provides steps required to deploy HCL (Formerly Lotus) Notes to multiple systems using Endpoint Central MSP's Software Deployment feature.

Steps to Install HCL Notes using Endpoint Central MSP

Follow the steps given below to install HCL Notes.

  1. Download the HCL Notes client and copy the executable files into a folder
    (for example, C:\software\LotusNotes] in your system
  2. Create a zipped file of all the required executable files
    1. Right click on start> Explore
      From the Windows Explorer, navigate to the base folder where the installable files are located
      ( for eg. C:\Software\LotusNotes\)
    2. Select all the files
    3. Right-click and select 7-Zip>Add to archive
      Note: You must install the 7-Zip software application in your system before you do this.
    4. Give an appropriate name for the archive
    5. Save it as a .7z file
  3. Add the package to the Endpoint Central MSPserver
    1. From the Endpoint Central MSP client, select Software Deployment>Add Package
    2. Set the package type to MSIEXEC/EXE/ISS/Command
    3. Select the required application
    4. Upload the .7z zipped file that you created
    5. Click Add More
    6. Upload 7za.exe located to the Desktop_Central_Install_Dir>/Desktop_Central_Server/bin directory
    7. Specify the installation command as setup.exe /s /v"SETMULTIUSER=1 /qb"
    8. From the Advanced Options section, select Run the Script before Installing Software
    9. Specify the script or software name as 7za.exe x "<filename.7z>
      Note: The filename.7z refers to the name that you gave to the zipped file you created and saved as a .7z file.
    10. Click Add Package
  4. Deploy the packages to target client systems
    1. Select the package you added
    2. Click Install/Uninstall Software
      Note: This creates a configuration to install software using the package you created and added.
    3. Select the target computers
    4. Specify the schedule options, if required
    5. Click Deploy

You have deployed HCL Notes to multiple systems, using Endpoint Central MSP's Software Deployment feature.

More Information

You can also customize the HCL Notes application by creating a transform file that can be used to deploy the application using Endpoint Central MSP. For example, if you have created a transform file named custom.mst, you can specify the installation command as setup /s /v"TRANSFORMS=mu.mst /qn"

Both the transform file and the executable file should be stored at the same location.

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