During a Lotus Notes 8.5.2 rollout I found out that there is a bug in the setup.exe from the Lotus Notes 8.5.2 installer kit.

The bug prevent the installer from using a MST file like mentioned in my installation guide here:


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13 II a.) modifize setup.ini

Another way to install lotus notes is to modifize the setup.ini

13 II b.) open the setup.ini in the lotus notesfolder

13 II c.) change the "CmdLine=" entry to "CmdLine= TRANSFORMS=mytransformfile.mst /qb+" to install Lotus Notes silently without user interaction or to "CmdLine= TRANSFORMS=mytransformfile.mst" if you wish to allow the user to change some options during installation.

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Together with IBM I was able to reproduce the issue and they build a hotfix for that issue which is working for me.

If you have similar issues, please get in contact with your local IBM Support, to request your own hotfix (please mention the SPR BWWG88P524 or the URL here, so that the support knows what you need).

The issue has been reported to Lotus QE as SPR # BWWG88P524 via APAR # LO54305.

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