Multiple Lotus Notes installations on a same laptop

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Hi to all, I want to install R5 on one partition and R6.5 on another and be able to strat r6 before r5 or... whatever... I want those two Notes in different process. On my actual laptop, it is working. I know that there is a registry thing but can't find any difference between the actual laptop and my future one... Please help ! Thanks !
ASKED: October 4, 2006  5:18 PM
UPDATED: October 5, 2006  1:05 PM

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Hi Saphran,

Change your shortcuts to launch NLNOTES.EXE. That should enable you to run the two versions at the same time.

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Tony

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  • Brooklynegg
    Assuming you are using Windows, put the notes.ini in the root folder of the installation for each version. c:r5notesnotes.ini c:r6notesnotes.ini
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  • IstDerGasman
    You will probably want to install the R5 client first, making the folder names version specific (i.e. c:lotusnotes5) and launch it to complete the configuration, then exit. Rename the notes.ini to notes5.ini (you'll change it back after the ND6.5 install) and install 6.5 into another folder/location. After renaming the notes.ini for R5, I've even made the shortcut more specific by specifying the path to the notes.ini along with pointing to nlnotes.exe. Example: c:lotusnotes5nlnotes.exe =c:lotusnotes5notes.ini
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  • Saphran
    thanks for your replies... That's axactly what I did... install R5 in a locatgion and R6 in another... they are working. My problem is that I cannot start R6 then R5... R5 will not start if it is not started first. If R5 crash, I have to close R6 then I can restart R5 and after R6.... Any tips?
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  • jimstell
    Yep, that's the way it is. You can only run one at a time. If you really have your heart set on running both versions at at the same time on one computer, you could download and install the free version of WMware. Then create two virtual Windows machines and run one version of Notes in each one. -JimS
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  • Brooklynegg
    A previous poster is wrong. You absolutely can run two versions of Notes at the same time without a virtual Windows machine. I did it with R4-R5 and with R5-R6. My previous post got mangled. You have to ensure that there are no cross references between the independent INI files in the separate root Notes directories (R6Notes and R5Notes, or whatever you decide to call them). Another poster suggested that you start the NLnotes.exe version of the executable. That will also help. For the cross references, you will need to ensure that the R6 notes.ini file does not have a reference to the r5 desktop, bookmarks or any other file related to the other installation. For simplicity, have a copy of your ID in each data directory. Later, when you understand how these are referenced, you can have a single ID that you point to from each notes.ini.
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