12/18/2009 4070 views
I am using the .msi that Lotus provides and am upgrading from a version 7.x client to version 8.x. With version 8.x the product should be installing into Program Files\IBM\Lotus\Notes but it is installign into the existing 7.x directory of Program Files\Lotus\Notes. I have went through the .msi file and can see that it should install into the IBM directory but it's not, any ideas on how to fix this?

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This Should do the trick

setup.exe /s /V"SETMULTIUSER=1 SELECTINSTALLFEATURES=Editors PROGDIR=C:\IBM\Notes DATADIR=C:\Program files\IBM\Notes\Data /qb"

Else you can also edit the property for installdir as C:\Program Files\IBM
Answered 12/18/2009 by: yshariff
Orange Senior Belt

Thanks, when I look at the properties for the installdir it is already set to Program Files\IBM but for some reason it is ignoring that and upgrading the product in the existing directory.

Answered 12/18/2009 by: dhuey
Yellow Belt

There are two properties that need to be changed:
1. PROGDIR = C:\Program Files\IBM\Lotus\Notes
2.DATADIR = C:\Program Files\IBM\Lotus\Notes\Data

Here in this case you need to re configure the lotus notes when you launch after install.

Else you can have the data folder as DATADIR = C:\Program\Lotus\Notes\Data
Answered 12/18/2009 by: yshariff
Orange Senior Belt

It sounds to me like an AppSearch is picking up the existing folder and assigning it to INSTALLDIR (or a property which is subsequently assigned to INSTALLDIR).

BTW, this forum is meant to be used for posts about errors returned from the Windows Installer engine e.g. 1603. A moderator may well move the thread to the correct forum, 'Package Development'.
Answered 12/18/2009 by: VBScab
Red Belt

Hi All,
Is there any way to move the lotus notes.msi files D:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\Program Files\Lotus to C:\ Progam files and I tried all posibilities like changing a path in property table and changed registry setting also but
its not working.

Please clarify....

Answered 10/01/2010 by: b.kotagi
Orange Senior Belt