Lotus Notes R8 not running on Windows 2000 Professional

Posted on 2009-02-17
Last Modified: 2013-12-18

I am having trouble running the Lotus Notes R8 client on Windows 2000 professional machines.  The install runs fine and the basic client works with no problem.  The problem is running the "Fat" client.  The client launches and asks to authenticate.  Once authenticated the client just closes with no error.  

I was wondering if any of you guys have managed to install and successfully run the Lotus Notes R8 client on Windows 2000 Professional.  

I am aware that this is not supported by IBM.  My thinking is that it has something to do with an incompatability regarding JAVA and Eclipse hence the "Fat" client not working but the basic does.

Difficult to check the event log cause this client has locked down the machines with all sorts of policies.

Thank you

Question by:mekhet30
    LVL 46

    Accepted Solution

    I'd say don't waste your valuable time on investigating this, but upgrade the PCs. Quick, easy, painless, simple. You can ask of course! I never tried installing R8 on a Win2000 platform. Hope someone else has. Googling resulted in only 8000 pages on this subject, so my guess is that nobody really tried.
    LVL 5

    Author Comment

    Hi sjef

    Thanks but upgrading the PC are not really a solution for this particular client at the moment.  They have a massive drive to upgrade and then the problem will be solved.  I was hoping for an interim solution - but if they need to run the client in Basic until the upgrade then so be it.

    LVL 46

    Expert Comment

    by:Sjef Bosman
    I'm afraid so... :-|  Maybe someone else has a solution?
    LVL 1

    Assisted Solution

    Sounds like the security lockdown is the problem. I am runing R8.5 on my Windows 2000 Professional machine without issue, but I am a system administrator.

    I would recommend you set up a test machine that emulates your environment but install and run as an Administrator user. If that works (and it should), then do the same except as a user with your company's typical security restrictions. Unlock restrictions until you find a setup that works.
    LVL 5

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks for the comments - Ended up upgrading the machines to XP.  I believe KNolen's answer to be correct.  I did not have time to test it though.

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    Looking for New Ways to Advertise?

    Engage with tech pros in our community with native advertising, as a Vendor Expert, and more.

    For beginners of Lotus Notes user this is important to know about the types of files and their location supported by IBM Notes. Mostly users are unaware about how many file types are created and what their usages are. This Article is fully dedicated…
    Article by: Rob
    Notes 8.5 Archiving Steps and Tips This article covers setting up a Notes archive, and helps understand some of the menu choices making setting up and maintaining a Notes archive file easier.
    This video is in connection to the article "The case of a missing mobile phone (". It will help one to understand clearly the steps to track a lost android phone.
    Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…

    737 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    19 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now