Tag Archive: upgrade

Can Fix Packs be installed over Upgrade Packs?

I hear this question frequently with Domino 8.5.3 now having Upgrade Packs and Fix Packs available

Technote 1590268: Can Fix Packs be installed over Upgrade Packs?

Upgrading Sametime in Notes 8.5.3 from 8.5.1 to 8.5.2

If all those version numbers in the title don’t confuse you I don’t know what will.

Notes 8.5.3 ships with Sametime 8.5.1, but can be upgraded to Sametime 8.5.2.  Depending on your entitlement there are two packages you can download to upgrade the embedded Sametime client, depending on your entitlement.

Under the Notes/Domino product family you will find part number CZZ92ML provided as part of the Sametime Entry entitlement

ST 8.5.2 for 8.5.3 2

Under Sametime you will find Part Number CZYF7ML

ST 8.5.2 for 8.5.3 1

either way to get the installer for the Notes client you are looking at a 2GB download.  The Installer is the same in either download.  Once you extract the zip file you are looking for SametimeEntryClient\sametimeclient.for.notes directory if you used CZZ92ML or SametimeStandardClient\sametimeclient.for.notes directory if you used CZYF7ML where you will find installs for  Windows, Mac and Linux.

For Windows it is an installer, for Linux a couple of package flavors, and for Mac there are install instructions available in a readme file.

For more information on upgrading and instructions how to check your Sametime version in Notes see this entry on upgrading to Sametime 8.5.1 in Notes 8.5.2.

I have already heard a number of people as “why didn’t they just ship it with 8.5.2” fair question, the answer I am sure has to do with timing of the Sametime 8.5.2 release and time to package in Notes 8.5.3 for shipping.  The reality is I don’t care what version of Sametime ships embedded with Notes, what I care is that I can get the version I want without changing the Notes client version so this is fine with me.

From the Sametime Wiki Upgrading the IBM Lotus Sametime client embedded in IBM Lotus Notes to Lotus Sametime 8.5.1 or 8.5.2

A Friendly Reminder End of Support for Sametime 7.5.x

Just a friendly reminder that on September 30th (as in 2 days from now) the Sametime 7.5.x family of products hits the end of Support.  Sametime 7.5.x was released between October of 2005 and May of 2007.




Now is probably a good time to be looking at Sametime 8.5.2.  You can also pre-order the Sametime Administration Guide written specifically for Sametime 8.5.2 and due out later this year.

Upgrading from 32 bit to 64 bit Domino (what is a flatform?)

Nice technote detailing a couple of scenarios for upgrading Domino from a 32 bit Install to a 64 Bit install on Windows flatform well I suspect they meant platform


Setting the typo aside, it is actually a good technote, giving a couple of scenarios as well as highlighting the ease of which Domino can move between 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems and installs.

If you haven’t yet upgraded your Domino servers to 64 bit what are you waiting for, in my environment we have really benefited from the additional memory available to Domino in a 64 Bit install

Technote 1296452: FAQ 64-bit version of Domino

Technote 1506430: Steps to migrate a 32 bit Domino server to 64 bit server on Windows platform

Update: The team responsible for Technote content has already reached out to let me know the typo will be fixed

Upgrading and Deploying Sametime 8.5.2 Open Mic Call

Interested in Upgrading or Installing Sametime 8.5.2? IBM is hosting an Open Mic Call on Tuesday July 19th at 11 AM EDT.


See Technote 7021739 for international dial-in information

There is also a Sametime Administrators Guide (for 8.5.2) in the works and due out in the fall, written by Gabriella Davis, Marie Scott, and Tom Duff.

Notes 8.5.2 Installer does not always update rcplauncher.exe

If you are upgrading from Notes 8.0.2 to 8.5.2, and had a hotfix installed on your 8.0.2 installation it is possible that the 8.5.2 installer will not install the latest version of rcplauncher.exe, causing the upgraded client to be unable to launch, from the technote:

“If the original Modified date of rcplauncher.exe is changed, a newer one will not be copied to disk when a hotfixed Notes 8.0.2 client is upgraded to 8.5.2. As a result, errors may occur during the upgrade and then afterward the client will not launch.”

The technote covers other causes of the issue:

“Products other than Notes installers, such as a backup and restore program , may copy or move files around on end-user machines. This could result in rcplauncher.exe having a different Created or Modified date stamp.”

There is a transform file available for download in the technote with deployment instructions to avoid this issue.  The technote is worth taking a look if you are upgrading 8.0.2 to 8.5.2.

Clean installs of 8.5.2 are not affected by this issue, upgrades only.

Technote 1472756: Notes 8.5.2 client installers do not always put down latest version of rcplauncher.exe