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*Nunes, Dennis S.
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A New CD with AutoCAD 2000i *and* SP2 files

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04-30-2001 12:31 PM
Will Autodesk issue a new CD for AutoCAD 2000i that incorporates the SP2
files?

So far from what I have been able to gather, Autodesk has created a network
nightmare for deploying 2000i with SP2 (or any SP for that matter) from a
network. Am I missing something? I am getting ready to deploy 2000i on 40
workstations, surely their has got to be a better way!

Why can't I receive a new CD that incorporates the SP2 files to create my
network deployment?

(I'm venting now . . . sorry for the sarcasm) Come on Autodesk, your stock
is up, you have saved untold $$$$ not including "printed" documentation. The
company I work for has spent tens of thousands of dollars (for code that
should be written better) on new licenses and upgrades from release 9 to
present . Sorry. . . I feel better now . :smileysurprised:)

I don't believe I am asking too much. Am I ???

Sincerely,

Dennis
*Nienberg, Mark
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Re: A New CD with AutoCAD 2000i *and* SP2 files

05-01-2001 06:41 AM in reply to: *Nunes, Dennis S.
"Dennis S. Nunes" wrote > network. Am I missing
something? >I am getting ready to deploy 2000i on 40
> workstations, surely their has got to be a better way!

You might want to take a look at PictureTaker or PCupdater from Lanovation.
AutoDesk included a demo version of the software on the CD for Architectural
Desktop 2 (part of the migration assistance stuff), and I suspect on the CD
for Acad2000. You can download a more recent trial version from the
Lanovation website. It allows you to do a complete setup on one machine,
then quickly replicate it to as many machines as you want. I liked it so
much I bought a licensed copy and I use it for all kinds of software
rollouts and updates, from large stuff like AutoCad installations to small
stuff like virus patches.

Its expensive (PCupdater is cheaper than PictureTaker), but if you are used
to buying software from AutoDesk, it doesn't seem so bad.

Mark

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