Upgrade to Domino 8.5.3 crashed on Windows Server 2008 R2 64bits

Today I tried to upgrade from Domino 8.5 to Domino 8.5.3 on my Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bits box

  • Running lotus_domino853_w64_en.exe without any problem.
  • Trying to launch Domino Server => got a message telling that we need to restart the server
  • Restart the Windows server, then boot up Domino Server and Domino Console, both crashed!

Looking around and I found this thread, here’s what I have done to solve the problem

  • Open Start -> Run: regedit
  • Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> System -> CurrentControlSet -> Services -> Lotus Domino Server -> ImagePath, then remove the “-jc” params
  • Reboot the Windows (I don’t know if we need this, but I have done this)
  • I do the installation of 8.5.3 again after the computer restarted, Domino came up fine when running as application, so I shut Domino down and bring back the “-jc” params again for the Registry key.
  • Reboot the computer and now my Domino works without any problem!

Hope that helps others too!

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