This document explains about the installation and configuration of the Notes Browser Plug-in. As with the client installation for 9.0, you must first un-install any prior version of Notes you have, and then install the 9.0 package on your system.
The Notes Browser Plug-in is supported with versions of the IBM Domino server from 8.5.3 forward.
- Mozilla FireFox 17 ESR
- Mozilla FireFox latest version (currently 22)
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (32-bit)
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 (32-bit)
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 (32-bit)
The Notes Browser Plug-in can be installed 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 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.
Steps to install Notes Browser Plug-in with Notes Standard Client:
- In the Standard Client installation user interface, once you specify the directories for Program Files and Data Files, you see the below 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 if you want to only have the IBM Notes Browser Plug-in on your system, and plan to use iNotes for mail.
There are two variants of the stand-alone Notes Browser Plug-in installation: NotesPluginMax and NotesPluginMin. These will always install a multi-user version of the Notes Browser Plug-in.
- 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:
Data Directory: c:\users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\IBM\Notes\Data
Both of these installations support "Silent Install" and all of its options.
By default, this will be a multiuser installation. Since the new installers do multi-user installations, and due to the change in the Install and Data directories, your old data may not get migrated. After the installation is complete, and before launching the client, please copy any of your existing saved data (bookmarks, names.nsf, etc.) into the new Data directory.
Once the installation is complete, the first time you bring up the browser (IE or Firefox), it will ask you about a "new Plug-in" which has been installed, and whether to enable it. Please make sure that the answer to this is "Yes".
Once the installation is done, it will create a desktop icon "IBM Notes Browser Plug-in". Double-click the icon to launch the Notes Browser Plug-in. For the first launch, you have to go through the configuration wizard.
Upgrading from an earlier release to the Notes Browser Plug-in
- 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
IBM does not support upgrading your Notes client from an earlier release to 9.0. You must first un-install any prior version of the Notes client, and then install the Notes 9.0 client.
If you are using the Notes Browser Plug-in install packages (PluginMin or PluginMax), they are always installed as multi-user. If your previous installation of the client was multi-user, with the Data directory being in the same location as the new Data directory, the installation program will install the new product on top of the existing Data directory.
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