7.0.2 - SmartUpdate

Wednesday 11th October, 2006
IBM Lotus Notes/Domino 7.0.2 gives us a much needed improvement to the Notes client SmartUpdate feature.

I last visited Notes Smartupdate with version 6 but it didn't really meet my needs. Not only could one not differentiate between 'Client' and 'All Client' installs, but installing on Windows machines with limited user access rights was pretty much impossible. Since then we've been struggling to package Notes clients up as required using a 3rd party software deployment tool. No more...

With 7.0.2 we can now not only deploy the right client type to the right user's machines but also allow them to install it with admin rights. Using the new SUSetRunAsWizard.exe program (found in the Notes program folder of an admin client machine) you can now package up the client setup so it will run under any chosen windows account.

The username and password are all stored encrypted within the custom setup executable that's built in but, if you desire more security, you can always create a time limited Windows account which will only be available during client deployment.

Excellent work from IBM and so far so good in testing. Thanks for listening to feedback from customers!

If you're looking at creating a scripted install, Andy Donaldson has a quick guide right here.

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