Release notes - IBM Lotus Notes, Domino, Domino Designer 8.5.2

IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.2 is available. Compatibility, installation, and other getting-started issues are addressed.



IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.2 are the latest releases of the world's leading products for information management, messaging, collaboration and application development. For information about the new features in this release, see the online help for each product, or view the IBM® Lotus® Domino® and Notes® Information Center at:


The IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.2 announcement is available at the product offering website. See the announcement for the following information:
  • Detailed product description, including a description of new function
  • Product-positioning statement
  • Packaging and ordering details
  • International compatibility information

New features

For descriptions of new features in this release, see these topics in the information center.

Installing IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.2

Before installing IBM Lotus Notes or Domino 8.5.2, see the latest installation-related issues:

System requirements

For information about hardware and software compatibility, see the Notes and Domino system requirements document:


For step-by-step installation instructions, see these topics in the information center:
Redistributing files
  • Please see the 'REDIST.TXT' files included with the Notes and Domino installation kits for a list of files, identified by file name, that can be redistributed. Redistribution terms are contained within the Program license.

Known problems

Known problems are documented in the form of individual technotes in the Support knowledge base at As problems are discovered and resolved, the IBM Support team updates the knowledge base. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems.

The following links launch customized queries of the live Support knowledge base: