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2014 network deployment missing ability to remove 'Password' option

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03-04-2014 10:56 AM

In previous releases, in the network deployment, I could disable the 'Password Protection' feature for DWG files (that appears in Options dialog box). I cannot find where to disable that now. I do not want my users to be able to password protect a drawing. I also do not want to individually modify the 100 PCs that will be receiving AutoCAD.


This is AutoCAD MEP 2014 as part of the BDS Premium Suite.




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Re: 2014 network deployment missing ability to remove 'Password' option

03-05-2014 08:53 AM in reply to: dtiemeyer



You can build a deployment. From the Create Deployment>Configure deployment screen, expand the twisty to configure. Select the option 'custom'.  Remove the check from 'Drawing Encryption'. For more details please refer to the link:


Disable password protection

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Re: 2014 network deployment missing ability to remove 'Password' option

03-06-2014 08:11 AM in reply to: brad.hurley

I was interested in the post and you (Brad) beat me to it!!!  I have included some screen captures of the install and deployement process of disabling this feature via the Control Panel.

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