|Steps for installing and configuring the Notes Browser Plug-in.
This document explains about the installation and configuration of the Notes Browser Plug-in. As with the Notes client installation for 9.0.x, you must first uninstall any prior version of Notes you have, and then install the current package on your system.
Operating System support
The Notes Browser Plug-in is supported for the following operating systems:
IBM Domino support
- Windows 7 Professional x86-32
- Windows 7 Professional x86-64
- Windows 7 Enterprise x86-32
- Windows 7 Enterprise x86-64
- Windows 8 Professional x86-32
- Windows 8 Professional x86-64
- Windows 8 Enterprise x86-32
- Windows 8 Enterprise x86-64
- Windows XP SP3 Professional x86-32 (Limited Support)
- Windows XP Professional with FDCC x86-32 (Limited Support)
- Citrix (XenApp 6.5)
The Notes Browser Plug-in 9.0.1 supports working with all older IBM supported Domino servers, for example versions 8.0.2, or 8.5.3. Applications running on any version of the Domino Server can be opened with the Notes Browser Plug-in, but IBM strongly recommends using Domino version 9.0 or higher.
The Notes Browser Plug-in is supported in the following browsers:
Installation and Upgrade
- Mozilla Firefox 24 ESR
- Mozilla Firefox latest version (currently 27)
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (32-bit)
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 (32-bit)
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 (32-bit)
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
Note: The Notes Browser Plug-in (NBP) can only be installed or upgraded by users with Administrator rights; non-administrator users can not install the Notes Browser Plug-in. Users must exit from all Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer browser instances, and all Notes instances, before installing the Notes Browser Plug-in.
The Notes Browser Plug-in can be installed or upgraded in two different ways:
- Notes Browser Plug-in with Notes Standard client
If you want to be able to run the Notes Standard Client and Notes Browser Plug-in on the same system at various points, you should select this method, so you can install both clients on the same system. Please note that you cannot run both clients at the same time; you must exit one to start another.
- In the Standard Client installation user interface, once you specify the directories for Program Files and Data Files, you see the following screen.
- In this screen, if you expand the "Notes Client" feature, you will see an option to install Notes Browser Plug-in. By default, this option is disabled. If you wish to install the Notes Browser Plug-in, please uncheck this option.
- Once the installation of the Standard Client is complete, it will also register the plug-ins for Firefox and Internet Explorer.
- Notes Browser Plug-in stand-alone
Use this method if you want to only have the IBM Notes Browser Plug-in on your system, and plan to use iNotes for mail.
By default, this method will always install a multi-user version of the Notes Browser Plug-in. If you have an existing version of the Notes client, during the installation of the following packages, if the existing version is a single-user installation, it will be migrated to a multi-user installation.
- There are two variants of the stand-alone Notes Browser Plug-in installation: NotesPluginMax and NotesPluginMin.
- NotesPluginMin - does not contain attachment viewers, JVM, or spell check.
- NotesPluginMax - JVM is required if you have any application which has a Java Agent in it
- Both of these packages are packed into setup.exe, so you simply need to run setup.exe and accept the License agreement. The remainder of the installation is done in the default path as follows:
- Program Directory: C:\Program Files(x86)\IBM\Notes
- Data Directory: c:\users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\IBM\Notes\Data
: Upgrade from the Standard Notes "all-client" kit to Notes Browser Plug-in is not supported.
- Silent Installation
Both of these installations support Silent Install and all of its options.
Open a command prompt, and change the directory where the installer (setup.exe
) is copied. Then enter the following command: setup.exe -s -a -s /v"SETMULTIUSER=1 PROGDIR=\\"%s\\" /qn"
, and -s
parameters are now required for silent installations. The first -s
silences the "Package For the Web"
wrapper UI; the -a
passes all following command line options to the embedded package, and the second -s
silences the embedded package's extraction UI. The /v
passes the rest of the quoted string to the msiexec
Install the Notes Browser Plug-in to the default location: setup.exe -s -a -s /v"/qn"
. You can change the default to your preferred directory with the command: setup -s -a -s /V"PROGDIR=C:\[non-default path] /qn"
The default Data directory path of the Notes Browser Plug-in cannot be changed.
Users Planning to install the Standard client with the Notes Browser Plug-in can add the following below parameter to their silent installation command: setup.exe /s /v"ADDLOCAL=NotesPlugin /qn
To upgrade from the 9.0 release, enter the command setup.exe -s -a -s "/v ALLOWNBPUPGRADE=1 /qn"
If you had a single-user installation, you can use the guidelines provided in the Single User to Multi-user migration tool here: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21459627
For more information on Notes silent installation, see the Domino product documentation on the http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/dominowiki.nsf/xpViewCategories.xsp?lookupName=Product%20Documentation
" target="external">Notes and Domino wiki
Once the installation is done, it will create a desktop icon for the IBM Notes Browser Plug-in. Double-click the icon to launch the Notes Browser Plug-in.
Note: If Mozilla Firefox is your default browser, you will be able to launch the Notes Browser Plug-in with the desktop icon only if the Firefox add-on has been enabled.
For the first launch, you have to go through the configuration wizard.
- Welcome Page
- User Information - Enter your name, Domino server
- Notes ID File - Specify the path to your Notes .id file, and click Next
- (Optional) Select Yes if you want to copy your ID file to your Data directory
- Enter your password, and click Log in
- You will then see the Notes Browser Plug-in home page; from here, you can access iNotes, your workspace, Notes applications, and documents.