Domino Fix Pack Install on Windows
I had never had a problem getting Domino Fix Packs to install until a recent attempt to install FP1 on Domino 8.5.3 running on Windows 2008. It’s 32 bit Domino on 64 bit Windows. It took me two attempts. Just thought I would share what I noticed.
On both attempts the installer complained that Domino tasks were still loaded even though Services showed both Domino and Domino Diagnostics as stopped. “nsd.exe -kill” got past that one.
On my first attempt the install appeared to succeed but Domino was unchanged. On my second attempt I right-clicked on the install executable and selected “Run as Administrator”. That second time worked.
I’ve never had to run a Domino install using “Run as Administrator” before but I’ve seen Windows desktop programs that show the same symptoms — you can run the initial install using normal permissions but the upgrade/path require “Run as Administrator”.
As always, your mileage may vary. Hope it helps someone else.