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So you've got your new Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit, 16GB RAM server all ready to go.

You install Lotus Domino 8.5.1 (64bit).

Being a good admin, you then try and install FP3 (and eventually hotfixes, etc).

The FixPack install has issues, though:


Image:File Protection issue installing Domino upgrades & fixpacks on Windows Server 2008 R2?


Because it can't rename the file on each file it wants to update. This is because in Windows 7+, you have an manually grant permission to rename these kinds of files.

Image:File Protection issue installing Domino upgrades & fixpacks on Windows Server 2008 R2?


The only solution I found was (as you can see from the screenshot above) to manually rename each file as it complains.

Is there a fix or workaround? Surely IBM discovered this issue during their testing?




Comments (15)
Craig Wiseman July 22nd, 2010 09:27:21 AM

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1) File Protection issue installing Domino upgrades & fixpacks on Windows Server 2008 R2?
Oliver Regelmann http://n-komm.de/blog 7/22/2010 9:56:03 AM

"Surely IBM discovered this issue during their testing"

Maybe that's why 2008 R2 isn't supported yet.

I hadn't these issues updating to FP3 on a 2008 R2 server. Maybe a reboot with disabled Domino services helps.

2) File Protection issue installing Domino upgrades & fixpacks on Windows Server 2008 R2?
Len Berg 7/22/2010 10:00:42 AM

Just did this update yesterday without the prompts. Did you turn off UAC? Go to User managament - just like Vista!

3) File Protection issue installing Domino upgrades & fixpacks on Windows Server 2008 R2?
Craig Wiseman http://www.wiseman.La/cpw 7/22/2010 10:01:38 AM

@1 Thanks! To adddress your points:

+ I did the reboot, it didn't help.

+ If you search Notes.net, you'll find folks having the same issue with Win2k8 (w/o R2). { Link }

+ Windows Server 2008 R2 IS supported: { Link } (I really only run supported versions in production.)

4) File Protection issue installing Domino upgrades & fixpacks on Windows Server 2008 R2?
Craig Wiseman http://www.wiseman.La/cpw 7/22/2010 10:02:55 AM

@2 - That'd probably fix it, but I really wanted to run in 'stock'.

5) File Protection issue installing Domino upgrades & fixpacks on Windows Server 2008 R2?
Gregg Ginsberg http://www.boxtone.com 7/22/2010 11:18:36 AM

Did you launch the installer by double-clicking or did you right-click and "Run as Administrator"?

My guess is that if you run as Admin that you won't get the prompts.

6) File Protection issue installing Domino upgrades & fixpacks on Windows Server 2008 R2?
Craig Wiseman http://www.wiseman.La/cpw 7/22/2010 11:29:35 AM

@5 That'd probably work, too.

I thought about, but I was already into the install, and I wasn't sure that cancelling would properly rollback things.

I'll test that with a hotfix and see how that goes.

7) File Protection issue installing Domino upgrades & fixpacks on Windows Server 2008 R2?
Brandon Gammon 7/22/2010 12:11:40 PM

Yes you have to run with the right click and "Run as Administrator" Drives me batty in 2008 R2, even though you are an admin you don't run that way.

8) File Protection issue installing Domino upgrades & fixpacks on Windows Server 2008 R2?
Craig Wiseman http://www.wiseman.La/cpw 7/22/2010 12:19:53 PM

yes, that's the deal - you have to run as admin.

I guess what confused me is that I didn't have to run as admin for the initial install.

In this case, I ran the initial install and then immediately ran FP3 (before even starting the server).

Just having it work with regular setup, and then having it fail on update confused my lil brain.

9) File Protection issue installing Domino upgrades & fixpacks on Windows Server 2008 R2?
Craig Wiseman http://www.wiseman.La/cpw 7/22/2010 12:39:22 PM

More UAC stupidity.

I can't edit the Notes.ini when I'm logged into the server, but I can go to the admin share (Drive$) and edit remotely.

yes, that's reallly secure.

10) File Protection issue installing Domino upgrades & fixpacks on Windows Server 2008 R2?
Flemming Riis 7/22/2010 1:31:46 PM

@9 well UAC is designed to protect against errors when logged on to a machine.

as you mentioned run as admin or disable UAC is the only option , same goes for MS products , a update rollup for exchange needs run as admin also.

11) File Protection issue installing Domino upgrades & fixpacks on Windows Server 2008 R2?
Oliver Regelmann http://n-komm.de/blog 7/23/2010 1:55:12 AM

@Craig: "Windows Server 2008 R2 IS supported: { Link }"

There's no 2008 R2 on that list. Only 2003 R2 or 2008. And I've learned to differentiate very carefully between those versions.

12) File Protection issue installing Domino upgrades & fixpacks on Windows Server 2008 R2?
Craig Wiseman http://www.wiseman.La/cpw 7/23/2010 7:43:56 AM

Are you saying I can't read?! Wait. I can't read! Duh.

And you're right - Win2k3 R2 was pretty much Win2k3 with some additions (no deep OS changes), Win2k8R2 has a number of deep OS changes.

I know I read somewhere about that 2008 R2, perhaps I'm mixing my 8.5.2 beta and 8.5.1 documents. Have to go check.

13) File Protection issue installing Domino upgrades & fixpacks on Windows Server 2008 R2?
Craig Wiseman http://www.wiseman.La/cpw 7/23/2010 9:11:35 AM

.... and yes - It's d8.5.2 that will 'officially' support Win2k8R2. Although, it looks like 'stock' mail server functions run just fine (Mail dbs, ldap, imap, pop3, Symantec Mail Security, etc.)

14) File Protection issue installing Domino upgrades & fixpacks on Windows Server 2008 R2?
Oliver Regelmann http://n-komm.de/blog 7/28/2010 3:12:35 AM

Ah, thanks for clarifiying this.

15) File Protection issue installing Domino upgrades & fixpacks on Windows Server 2008 R2?
Rob Kirkland http://www.rockteam.com 11/16/2011 10:20:38 PM

I tried to edit notes.ini on a Domino 8.5.2 server running on Windows Server 2008 R2. To do so, I had to run cmd.exe as admin, then run notepad from that prompt. Could I suppose have run notepad as admin from Windows Explorer but I wasn't sure where to find it.

Then I tried to upgrade it to 8.5.3, running setup.exe as admin. It failed anyway. Now I have to figure out why. What a pain!


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