We have 5 offices and our CAD resource folders are replicated from the main server to the other 4. All use the same drive letter but different server names. I'm trying to figure out the best way to create network deploys and get it to work for all offices.
Previously I would create the deploy on the main server and let it replicate to the other 4. Then I would create a copy of all the deploy files with the main server name and rename them to the individual office server name. When those file were replicated to each office, I could then install the software using the deploy with the correct name.
that worked pretty well with C3D, but when we went to a Suite, it became more difficult and I've had issues with it working correctly.
Anyone have any better ideas?
It still should work the same way as before, just more difficult, as you have described.
Just thinking out loud, what if you just created a dummy UNC pathname and then modified the DNS (or more likely the hosts file) at each location to then resolve that dummy servername back to the correct local IP location? That way one replicated deploy would work locally everywhere.
UNC path the for the deploy:
Individual (4) HOSTS file entries:
192.168.1.100 FAKESERVERNAME REALSERVERNAME
192.168.2.100 FAKESERVERNAME REALSERVERNAME
192.168.3.100 FAKESERVERNAME REALSERVERNAME
192.168.4.100 FAKESERVERNAME REALSERVERNAME
That way each subnet's individial hosts would resolve the fake UNC to its real local path. In theory this should work.
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