Saturday, February 26, 2011

Lotus Notes ( up to 8.5.2 ) AllClient issues and webkit package names and resulting download file names

It still seems that people are having issues with "Cannot upgrade AllClient installation to Notes client. The upgrade you are attempting is not supported" errors. Be very careful because it's easy to install the wrong webkit and then look up the error and change the installtype in the notes.ini ( btw changing the install type is not recommended under any circumstances and is not support by IBM ). Hopefully you are reading this and taking a second look.


Possible ways to get the AllClient error:


Right around the release of IBM Lotus Notes 8.5, the filename for downloaded Lotus Notes webkit files started changing with what seems to be no rhyme or reason. Before 8.5, the file names were the pack number ( CXXXXX )  I believe this may be confusing and causing an issue when upgrading older clients. Check the very end of this post for the file names and package names.


The other scenario is that the older client was installed with the admin/designer/notes and only the notes client is selected. I've heard of people just downloading the admin/designer/notes client and installing that on all computers with only the client selected at install. BEWARE because if this is your case, your installtype will still be 2 even though you only have the Lotus Notes client portion installed which should be installtype 6, clear as mud right? If this is the case, you need to install the admin/designer/notes client when you upgrade and not the notes only client ( I'm not sure what license issues this could be causing with everyone running the admin/designer/notes client too ). To fix this, you need to manually uninstall the current notes client and install the client only.


Last, IBM Lotus Notes version 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2 all had a basic version of admin/designer/notes where 8.5 and later do not have a basic version of admin/designer/notes. This has nothing to do with instaltype but just wanted you to keep that in mind.


FYI
-a standard ( Eclipse ) install can launch the basic client by adding the -sa in the shortcut. If the shortcut has the notes.ini appended after the exe, put the -sa in between. 


-admin/designer/notes client cannot be installed as mutliuser


Below is an example of an All Client install ( admin/designer/notes ) ( installtype=2 )


Below is an example of a Notes Client install ( notes ) ( installtype=6 ) 


NOTE: like I stated above, if you install both these clients as is displayed on two different machines, they will only install the lotus notes portion of the client. However the install types are still different and you need to stick with the same install type. Even thought the All Client only has the Notes Client installed, you cannot install the Notes Client as an upgrade and vice versa.


Also you can check the person documents under Administration tab > Client Information > Notes client license(s). Note that this isn't full proof but it will give you an idea of who is running what without having to go to the physical machines. Make sure there is a pc and client build entry at the bottom:
If you have installtype=6 ( Notes client ) then it will display 
"Lotus Notes"




However if you have installtype=2 ( All Client ) Then it will display 
"Lotus Notes Designer
Lotus Notes Administrator"




Hope this helps!











IBM Lotus Notes Basic Install


installtype 6
IBM Lotus Notes Client 8.0 basic configuration Windows XP and Vista English (C13NAEN)
C13NAEN.exe
IBM Lotus Notes Client 8.0.1 basic configuration for Windows XP and Vista English (C18XHEN)
C18XHEN.exe
IBM Lotus Notes 8.0.2 basic configuration for Windows English (C1K34EN)
C1K34EN.exe
IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 Basic Configuration for Windows English (C1SP2EN) 
lotus_notes85_basic_win_C1SP2EN.exe
IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.1 Basic Configuration for Windows English (CZ5S1EN) 
lotus_notes851_basic_win_CZ5S1EN.exe
IBM Lotus Notes Client 8.5.2 Basic Configuration for Windows English (CZIF7EN) 
lotus_notes852_basic_win_en.exe


installtype 2
IBM Lotus Notes, Designer and Administrator 8.0 Clients basic configuration English (C13NEEN) 
C13NEEN.exe
IBM Lotus Notes, Designer and Administrator 8.0.1 Clients basic configuration for Windows XP and Vista English (C18XMEN)
C18XMEN.exe
IBM Lotus Notes, Domino Designer and Admin 8.0.2 Basic Configuration for Windows XP and Vista English (C1K35EN) 
C1K35EN.exe






IBM Lotus Notes Standard ( Eclipse )


installtype 6
IBM Lotus Notes Client 8.0 Windows XP and Vista English (C13NBEN)
C13NBEN.exe
IBM Lotus Notes Client 8.0.1 for Windows XP and Vista English (C19U1EN) 
C19U1EN.exe
IBM Lotus Notes 8.0.2 for Windows English (C1K31EN)
C1K31EN.exe
IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 for Windows XP and Vista English (C1SP4EN)
lotus_notes85_win_C1SP4EN.exe
IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.1 for Windows English (CZ5S3EN) 
lotus_notes851_win_CZ5S3EN.exe
IBM Lotus Notes Client 8.5.2 for Windows English (CZIF3EN)
lotus_notes852_win_en.exe


installtype 2
IBM Lotus Notes, Designer and Administrator 8.0 Clients English (C13NFEN) 
C13NFEN.exe
IBM Lotus Notes, Designer and Administrator 8.0.1 Clients for Windows XP and Vista English (C19U0EN)
C19U0EN.exe
IBM Lotus Notes, Domino Designer and Admin 8.0.2 for Windows XP and Vista English (C1K33EN)
C1K33EN.exe
IBM Lotus Notes, Domino Designer and Admin 8.5 for Windows English (C1SQ5EN)
lotus_notesdesigneradmin_w32_C1SQ5EN.exe
IBM Lotus Notes, Designer and Domino Admin 8.5.1 for Windows 32 bit English (CZ5S0EN)
notes_designer_admin_851_w32_CZ5S0EN.exe
IBM Lotus Notes, Domino Designer and Admin 8.5.2 for Windows XP and Vista 32 Bit English (CZIF0EN)
notes_designer_admin852_w32en.exe





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