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Architecture 2013 Install Error 1603

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10-18-2012 10:13 AM

We are receiving the dreaded error 1603 when trying to install Arch 2013. The ACA 2013 Setup Log is below. I've read a number of discussion posts on fixing it, but they all seem to point the 1603 error referencing DOTNET, DirectX or C++. This error just points to Arch 213 causing the failure. Any help on finding the problem would be appreciated!


EDIT: I've attached both log files in a zip, in case that helps.




2012/10/18:12:01:28 archiDave ARCHIDAVE-PC === Setup started on ARCHIDAVE-PC by archiDave ===
2012/10/18:12:01:28 archiDave ARCHIDAVE-PC Launch
2012/10/18:12:01:33 archiDave ARCHIDAVE-PC PageOpen LaunchDialog
2012/10/18:12:01:38 archiDave ARCHIDAVE-PC PageOpen LicenseDialog
2012/10/18:12:01:42 archiDave ARCHIDAVE-PC PageOpen ProductInfoDialog
2012/10/18:12:01:58 archiDave ARCHIDAVE-PC PageOpen ProductSelectionDialog2
2012/10/18:12:02:24 archiDave ARCHIDAVE-PC PageOpen FullProgressDialog
2012/10/18:12:02:24 archiDave ARCHIDAVE-PC Installing AutoCAD® Architecture 2013: TRANSFORMS="C:\acad_arch_2013\x64\en-us\ACA\ACA.mst;C:\Users\ARCHID~1\AppData\Local\Temp\_AI1E2E.tmp\x64\ACA\ACA-standalone.mst" ADSK_EULA_STATUS=#1 MUILANG=en-us ADSK_SOURCE_ROOT="C:\acad_arch_2013\" INSTALLDIR="C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2013\" FILESINUSETEXT="" REBOOT=ReallySuppress ADSK_SETUP_EXE=1

2012/10/18:12:04:23 archiDave ARCHIDAVE-PC Install AutoCAD® Architecture 2013 Failed Installation aborted, Result=1603

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Re: Architecture 2013 Install Error 1603

10-19-2012 11:34 AM in reply to: elor



In regards to AutoCAD Architecture not installing onto your computer, please Uninstall, re-install of the 
VCREDIST (Microsoft Visual C++) packages. Usually, it works best to uninstall them in this order 

2010 x86 





Then reinstall in the opposite order: 

2005 x86 

2005 x64 etc. 

You can locate the packages in the 3rdParty\x86 and 3rdParty/x64 VCREDIST folders in the install media or 

Then Run the dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64.exe file located on the \3rdParty\NET\4\wcu\dotNetFramework folder and select Repair.

Reboot computer, Turn Antivirus Off, Clear the contents of the %temp% folder and then attempt to re-install the software.

If the installation fails please Create a new local user account on the computer and give it administrator rights and log into computer with this newly created test account. Turn UAC Off and Turn Antivirus software Off then attempt to install the software.


If the installation fails under this test account as well please reply back and include any  screen captures of error messages and also include the setup and install log files found on the %temp% folder.


Byron Morales
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Re: Architecture 2013 Install Error 1603

10-23-2012 03:07 PM in reply to: byron.morales
Pretty sad that in order to install this, other installations have to be uninstalled and reinstalled. This seems to be an Autocad issue trying to pass the buck.

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