02 Things you need to know
Administrator Client, Client, Designer, Server
Additional items on Notes Client and Domino Designer CD-ROMs

In addition to the Notes installation files, there are the following items on the Notes and Domino Designer CDs. Please note that Lotus provides support only for Lotus software in the \APPS directory, and we support it on a best-effort basis. For other, non-Lotus software applications included in the \APPS directory, please refer to the appropriate third-party vendor for support.

Adobe Acrobat Readers
On the root directory of the Notes, Domino Designer and Domino Server CDs, the release notes are available in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). To view PDF documents such as README.PDF, you can use the Adobe Acrobat Readers contained in the \APPS\ADOBE directory. For platform specific instructions, refer to the START.TXT text file found on the root directory. Additional information about Acrobat Reader can be found on the Adobe Web site at

Domino Global Workbench R5 [Domino Server CD only]
Domino Global WorkBench Release 5.0.7a is a point release that increases the robustness of Domino Global Workbench and increases your productivity while creating global eBusiness Applications. Domino Global WorkBench 5.0.7a is fully integrated with the Domino server and the Domino Designer development environment. Like all other components of the Domino IDE, it is standards-based and compatible with popular Web development tools. It helps application developers localize the architecture of multilingual Domino based applications, Application and Web site administrators manage the deployment and synchronization of Domino multilingual applications and Web sites and Content Managers provide, track and update the content across languages efficiently. The application can be found on the Domino Designer and Domino Server (W32 only) CDs in the \APPS\DGW directory.

Update for 5.0.7a:

Key updates in 5.0.7 (included in 5.0.7a) are:

System Requirements

The following hardware is recommended:
Operating system:
To use the WorkBench:
To use databases built by Domino Global WorkBench:
To build Notes 4.6 language databases with the WorkBench:
Browsers:Domino Network File Store (DNFS) [Domino Designer CD only]
Domino Network File Store (DNFS), which provides the ability to use Domino as a file server, was first included in the \APPS directory on the R5.0.5 Domino CD. DNFS R1.2 now ships in the \APPS directory on the R5.0.7 Domino CD. DNFS provides Domino customers secure, replicated, and indexed collaborative repository for productivity files via standard Windows Networking. DNFS is a Domino server add-in task that enables users to read files from and save files to Domino databases from any Windows application. With DNFS, files stored in a Domino databases are presented to users in a traditional folder/file metaphor, and are accessed through an application's Open/Save dialog boxes, Windows Explorer, or any Windows file system dialog box.

Domino Network File Store blurs the boundaries between the Windows file management system and Domino servers. Users simply map a drive to a Domino server, similar to mapping a drive to a network server, and Domino databases, folders, and documents display in the familiar tree structure within existing Windows file management controls. If mapping a network drive is something that is unfamiliar to users, this can easily be done for them by a network administrator or through a logon script.

DNFS enables users to work within a natural interface. As users perform routine file operations such as Open, Save, Delete, Rename, etc. from within any Windows application DNFS seamlessly passing of files into and out of Domino/Notes applications. Benefits include:

DNFS System Requirements:
Languages: Global English
Server Operating Systems: NT 4.0 SP3 and higher, or Windows 2000
Domino Servers: Release 5.0 and higher
Client Operating Systems: Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT 4.0

Networking environment: Windows Networking using one of the following transport protocols: Lotus Enterprise Solution Builder (ESB) Client Enabler R3.0.3

Lotus ESB is a basic scripting application server that can execute LotusScript applications invoked by remote clients (Notes, Win32 and/or web). ESB is used as an alternative to Domino's agent manager task when a large volume of concurrent clients need to be supported. It is especially useful for Domino enterprise integration applications where both thread pooling to the ESB server and connection pooling to the backend system (like DB2 or SAP) can provide very high throughput. ESB is comprised of two components, a powerful Runtime component and a productive IDE ( called Developer).

The ESB Client Enabler, included on the Notes and Domino Designer CD-ROMs, are the lightweight files which need to be installed on the Notes client machine in order to establish communication to the ESB Runtime. There is no GUI for the Client Enabler and requires no configuration. There are sample files included in the installation with detailed descriptions of how the files are used.
Notes about ESB Installation:

Further information about the Client Enabler files is available in the Readme.txt file on the Notes and Domino Designer CD-ROMs in the App\ESB\w32intel directory, Lotus ESB User's manual which is available when you install either the Runtime or Developer and IBM Redbook #SG-245405.

Lotus Notes R5 QuickCards Preview Collection
This desktop application is a learning support tool targeted at end users migrating to Lotus Notes R5, which can now be found on the Notes and Domino Designer CD-ROMs in the \APPS\QUICKCARDS directory. The "preview collection" includes 25 "QuickCards" containing step-by-step instructions for using popular Notes R5 features. Launched from an icon on the toolbar, QuickCards appear "on top" of Notes R5, so users can see the card and refer to it while performing the steps required to complete a function. The complete Notes R5 QuickCard collection includes nearly 200 QuickCards containing step-by-step instructions, weblinks, bitmaps, and captioned ScreenCam movies.
Notes R5 QuickCards are easily customized to support your specific Notes application, using Lotus' Desktop Support Factory. Create new R5 QuickCards or edit the existing ones to reflect your company's Best Practices and focus support on the areas where it is needed most. Create procedure-based tasks for Notes applications, any Microsoft Windows applications, even your business processes and procedures. With QuickCards, you can include links to web pages, create definitions for your corporate vocabulary, and add Lotus ScreenCam movies to create a custom learning support tool for your company.
Who Should Install Notes R5 QuickCards
Install Notes R5 QuickCards "Preview Collection" for all end users migrating to Notes R5 to ensure a smooth and rapid transition to the newest Notes environment. Notes R5 QuickCards should also be installed for all teams responsible for end user IT training at either the corporate or line of business level. Install Notes R5 QuickCards for all IT support team members or Help Desk staffers as a simple and fast way for them to provide end user support for your Notes R5 Migration.
Installing Notes R5 QuickCards
Notes R5 QuickCards "Preview Collection" is easily installed by double-clicking on R5QCLV.exe. This is a client installation.
Additional Information
The complete Notes R5 QuickCard collection can be purchased by contacting your local Lotus Education office. Visit and select the "Contact Education" link to locate the office nearest you.

Language dictionary files
The language dictionary files are used for spell-checking within Notes. The following language dictionary files are included in a self extracting file located in the \APPS\DICTIONARIES directory. Notes automatically installs certain dictionary files that correspond to your language version of Notes. If you want to use one of the dictionary files listed below and find that it has not been installed automatically by Notes, simply decompress the contents of the DICTIONARIES.EXE self extracting file on the CD-ROM to a temporary directory on your hard drive and copy the appropriate dictionary file (listed below) into your Notes data directory.
LanguageDictionary File Name
Dutch Belgian
Dutch PreferredNEDPLUS.DIC
English (Australia)AUS.DIC
English (Canada)
English (Caribbean)
English (Jamaica)
English (New Zealand)
English (United States)
English (Ireland)
English (South Africa)
English (United Kingdom)
French (Belgium)
French (Luxembourg)
French (Standard)
French (Switzerland)
French (Canada)CANADIEN.DIC
German (Austria)
German (Liechtenstein)
German (Luxembourg)
German (Standard)
German (Reform)

Note: This is active on Windows only; this dictionary is not present in R5.0.2 for the Macintosh client platform.
German (Switzerland)DSCHWEIZ.DIC
Italian (Standard)
Italian (Switzerland)
Medical (American)
Medical (British)
Medical (British IZE)
Norwegian (Bokmal)NORBOK.DIC
Norwegian (Nynorsk)NORNYN.DIC
Portuguese (Brazil)BRASIL.DIC
Portuguese (Standard)PORTUGAL.DIC
Russian (Io)
Spanish (Argentina)
Spanish (Bolivia)
Spanish (Chile)
Spanish (Colombia)
Spanish (Costa Rica)
Spanish (Dominican Republic)
Spanish (Equador)
Spanish (Guatemala)
Spanish (Mexico)
Spanish (Modern Sort)
Spanish (Panama)
Spanish (Paraguay)
Spanish (Peru)
Spanish (Uruguay)
Spanish (Venezuela)

Monotype WorldTypeTM fonts

Monotype WorldType fonts support Unicode-based display of multilingual text. Five different fonts are available, each tuned to a different multilingual environment. Subsetting the fonts-based character set usage significantly reduces the size of a font, thus improving performance. Information about Monotype's Unicode fonts can be found at

The following fonts are included in a self extracting file located in the \APPS\FONTS directory:

These fonts are designed for Windows use only. Execute the self extracting file FONTS.EXE in the \APPS\FONTS directory on the CD-ROM to decompress the contents to a temporary directory on your hard drive. The fonts can then be installed using the normal operating system procedure for installing fonts:
Once a font has been installed, you need to enable Unicode display in your Notes User Preferences (Basics panel, Additional Options). You may also want to make a WorldType font your default Multilingual Font in Notes (open the User Preferences Basics panel and set the default Multilingual font in the Default Fonts dialog).

Mentor for Lotus Notes R5 - Preview Version

Mentor for Lotus Notes R5-Preview Version is a subset (about 15%) of Mentor for Lotus Notes R5, a just-in-time, multimedia Communication, Learning, and Support resource for Notes end users. The Preview Version contains basic material about R5, Setup, Bookmarks, Mail, Calendaring and Scheduling, and other topics. The full Mentor for Lotus Notes R5, which delivers nearly six hours of multimedia content on all aspects of Notes R5, is a powerful enhancement to any R5 rollout strategy. The Preview Version can now be found on the Notes and Domino Designer CD-ROMs in the \APPS\MENTOR directory. To order the full Mentor for Lotus Notes R5, contact your Lotus representative or Mentor Communications Group at +1-203-847-5555 or email To learn more about Mentors, visit


Lotus Translation Components Release 2.1.1
The Lotus Translation Components Release 2.1.1 (LTC) are a set of programming objects and server based software services that allow the secure, scalable and interactive integration of a variety of translation services into Domino, Sametime and WebSphere applications. They consist of 3 main components: the Domino Translation Object (DTO), the Translation Services Gateway (TSG) and the Remote Configuration and Statistics database.

The LTC's 2.1.1 are the cross platform version of the LTC's 2.1 previously shipped in March 2001 [Domino W32 Server CD Only] and support the following environments: Windows 95, Windows, 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, AIX and Solaris. The application can be found on the Notes, Domino Designer and Domino Server CDs in the \APPS\LTC directory.

Key features:
LTC's System Requirements
Wisdom for Notes
Wisdom for Notes is a just-in-time learning tool for Lotus Notes, now available on the Notes and Domino Designer CD-ROMs in the \APPS\WISDOM directory. Wisdom for Notes is interactive and "Lotus Notes aware". It knows where the user is and offers modules and tasks that are suitable for the user, given their current location in Lotus Notes. It's based on the latest technologies to ensure a highly functional and robust product. It offers a subset of the functionality (40 tasks in this version)found in the current Wisdom for Notes "Lite" (over 150 tasks) and "Full" clients (over 400 tasks). Wisdom for Notes DevPack enables customers, developers and learning organizations to develop their own context-sensitive help for their own applications.

When a user requests assistance, Wisdom for Notes determines the action being performed in Notes then provides context-sensitive help across Home Page, Mail, Calendar, Mobile User, Replication and many other day-to-day tasks. Wisdom for Notes enables rapid productivity and best practices from Notes users via powerful application modules that cater to the users' preferred learning methods.
Features: Benefits:Server and Client Requirements:
Server System Requirements:
- Windows NT4 SP4 or greater
- Windows 2000

Client System Requirements:
- Windows 2000
- Windows 95/98
- Windows NT
- Lotus Notes R5.0.5 and beyond.