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Using the Smart Upgrade RunAs feature


The Smart Upgrade RunAs feature is new to Lotus Notes 7.0.2 and is utilized to
install Lotus Notes without full administrative privileges. In the Lotus Notes Program
directory a new executable is included to launch the Smart Upgrade RunAs Wizard.

To configure The Smart Upgrade RunAs feature:

1) Use Windows Explorer to locate your Lotus Notes Program directory. This
directory is most likely located at ‘C:\Lotus\Notes’ or ‘C:\Program
2) Double-click
3) The following ‘SUSetRun Wizard – Welcome’ screen should launch:

4) Select Next >
5) The ‘SuSetRunAs Wizard – Account Information’ screen will prompt you for the
following information:
• Username: This must be a user account on the local machine with
administrative privileges.
• Password: The password to the Username account specified.
• Domain: The Windows Domain the Username is a part of. If the
Username is not part of a Domain specify %computername%.
6) Select Next >
7) The ‘SuRunAs Wizard – Select Executable Packaging’ screen will prompt you to
select where to store the upgrade files:

8) If ‘Store files into the SURunAs executable, creating a self-contained package’
is selected and you Select Next >, you will be prompted with the
‘SUSetRunAs Wizard – Select Attachments’ screen.
a. Select Add Files

b. Browse to the location of your Lotus Notes install files. If the files
are from a CD and contain multiple files, select all of them to be
c. Select Open
d. Select to point to setup.exe

e. Select Next >
Note: If you are using a Web Kit, simply select to include the kit you
9) If ‘Store a reference to a file on a network share’ is selected, and you Select
Next >, you will be prompted with the ‘SUSetRunAs Wizard – Reference
Information’ screen.
a. Include the UNC path to the setup executable or web kit executable
on the network share:

b. Select ‘Check UNC Path’ to confirm you have access to the file
c. Select Next >
10) The ‘SUSetRunAs Wizard – Command Line Information’ screen will prompt you
to include and command line parameters to be executed when SURUNAS.exe
is launched.

The MSI property ALLUSERS=1 must be passed on the command line if
you are using a Webkit, Upgrade Kit, or Full Install Kit.

• Perhaps the most common parameters are /s /v"ALLUSERS=1 /qb+"
in which /s makes the install silent, and /v would pass the
ALLUSERS=1 and the qb+ command to the MSI installer.
• When using a Web kit, for example, use -s -a /s /v"ALLUSERS=1
/qb+" in which -s makes the unpacking of the kit silent, -a passes
the arguments to the setup.exe, /s makes the setup.exe silent, and
/v passes the ALLUSERS=1 and the qb+ command to the MSI
11) Include the appropriate Command line parameters and Select Next >
12) The ‘SUSetRunAs Wizard – Command Output Information’ screen will prompt
you for a location to save the surunas.exe file. Select any location you would
like for this file.

13) Select Next >
14) Confirm your settings in the ‘SUSetRunAs Wizard – Summary Information’
15) Select Finish. (Checking to ‘Save all settings on exit’ is optional)
16) The following ‘SuSetRunasWizard – Results’ screen will be displayed.

17) The surunas.exe and a SURunasWizard.log will be created in the path you
specified in Step 12.

** Below is an example of a Smart Upgrade Kit document. Note that you should not
specify any optional arguments for the attached surunas.exe file, because they are
already included in the executable.
** Note that the ‘Release 6.5.4/6.0.5 or previous’ field should only be set to ‘No’ if the
client versions being upgraded are 6.5.5 or above. If the clients about to be upgrade
are Release 6.5 through 6.5.4 set the field to ‘Yes’. If you have both 6.5.4 and 6.5.5
clients to upgrade you will need two Smart Upgrade Kit documents in your Smart
Upgrade database.

For more information on Smart Upgrade and the SURunas Utility refer to the
following documentation:

Understanding Lotus Notes Smart Upgrade Redbook

Lotus Software Knowledge Base Document
Title: Using the 'Smart Upgrade Run As' feature to upgrade Notes Clients
Doc #: 1247849

Notes, Domino, and Domino Designer 7.0.2 Release Notes (English)