I want to execute AdMigrator.exe in a silent mode.
In the shortcut I see a switch /e for export the settings. Is it possible to run an export of the settings in a silent mode? If it is, which switches are available for AdMigrator.exe?
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First of all thanks for posting your question to the Autodesk News Groups.
AdMigrator.exe should only be run from the UI. It's not intended to be run from a command line. But if you like, I can pass it on to the team as a wish list item.
Hope this helps and thanks for posting to the News Groups.
I passed it on this morning. Can you give me some examples of how you would like to be able to use the Migration Feature with a script and in a silent mode? I would like to share that with the team as well.
Thanks again for the Feedback and the details.
I would like to use the AdMigrator to recover my customized settings per shortcut. To do this I need additional to the import switch /I one switch (e.g. /S) for the silent mode and one switch (e.g. /P) for the path of the settings file. To recover the settings per shortcut would be a little bit more comfortable. Also I would like to use this feature in a software deployment script.
It would be very nice to see this feature in one of the next releases.
Thanks a lot for your help.
Hi Bud & Martin
I would like to second the request for a silent mode for the AdMigrator. When a user logs in, I would like to run a script to detect whether they have ever run AutoCAD on this PC, and if they have, whether they have had the standard corporate deployment migrated to their profile. If not (or the latter has changed) I want to (re)import custom settings from a model settings file on the network.
I know there are other ways of managing a custom environment but we are using AutoCAD Architecture and ensuring all the toolbars, palletttes, menus, woprkspaces and profiles etc are just as we want them is a skilled and time consuminig job and we have only recently been able to faultlessly replicate it using the AdMigrator tool. This works very well, it could so easily be automated. Please offer this functionality!
CZWG Architects LLP
Actually, As a programmer/developer an alternative to command switches for scripting AdMigrator functionality would be a COM interface so that I can use it in OLE.
Interesting thread. I too am wondering if it is possible to call admigrator.exe and pick a settings file using a switch? Did this move forward at all?
Run('"C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2012 - English\AdMigrator.exe" /i')
WinWaitActive("Import Custom Settings", "")
ControlSetText("Import Custom Settings", "", "Edit1", "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2012 - English\arch\AutoCAD 2012 - English_cust_settings.zip")
If WinActive("Import Custom Settings") Then
ControlClick("Import Custom Settings", "", "[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:1]")
$wint = "Import Custom Settings"
$wintt = "Your migration package has been successfully imported."
If WinExists($wint, $wintt) Then
ControlClick($wint, $wintt, "[NAME:chkBxViewLog]")
ControlClick($wint, $wintt, "[NAME:btnOK]")
Hey all. Thanks for doing the legwork on this one.
I'm trying to write a script on my campus to automate the installation of a custom settings ZIP file for AutoCAD 2013. I can get it up to the Import Custom Settings box, but having to go through and click to the directory on 62++ workstations can be tedious. Would love an automated way to say something like this:
"C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2013\AdMigrator.exe" /i /product ACAD /language "en-US" /f "C:\Temp\CADD14\AutoCAD 2013 - English_cust_settings.zip"
... or similar. Ideas?
- Will, MCRT, TSS, FCC, SCCCD.edu
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