Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Notes 8.0.1 on USB NOMAD mode

Here is a script that will allow you to install Lotus Notes 8.0.1 onto a USB drive and run it from there. It's called 'NOMAD' mode and this script just makes the 'setup.exe command line' easier to use.

Save the text to a plain text .bat file and when run it will prompt for your USB drive letter and when finished create some shortcuts in the root of your USB drive.

You will have to get the Lotus 8.0.1 install software from your local friendly IT administrators...



@echo off
cls
Echo.
Echo It is strongly recommended to install Lotus Notes to an encrypted partition on your thumbdrive. Please call the ISG Helpdesk with any questions.
Echo.
pause

cls
Echo.
Echo.
Echo Please enter your USB drive letter... (without :) and press ENTER
Echo.
set /p USBLETTER=*If you have an encrypted volume, please mount the volume first and use the volume drive letter. DRIVE=
::IF ERRORLEVEL=1 GOTO MENU

:INSTALL
\\(install file location)\setup.exe /a /v"NOMAD=1 TARGETDIR=%USBLETTER%:\ /qb+"

:SHORTCUTS
echo @echo off > %USBLETTER%:\RunNotes.bat
echo cd \program files\ibm\lotus\notes\ >> %USBLETTER%:\RunNotes.bat
echo start nlnotes.exe >> %USBLETTER%:\RunNotes.bat
echo exit >> %USBLETTER%:\RunNotes.bat

echo @echo off > %USBLETTER%:\RunNotesDesigner.bat
echo cd \program files\ibm\lotus\notes\ >> %USBLETTER%:\RunNotesDesigner.bat
echo start designer.exe >> %USBLETTER%:\RunNotesDesigner.bat
echo exit >> %USBLETTER%:\RunNotesDesigner.bat

:LASTTHING
echo.
echo.
echo Use the RunNotes.bat file to start notes from your USB.
echo HAVE FUN!!!
pause

:END

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