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*Traser, Doug
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AutoCAD 2000 and Windows NT Network Logons

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12-02-1999 01:05 PM
We standardize on Compaq Deskpro EP series computers with Pentium III 500
Mhz, 128 MB SDRAM, 10 GB Hard Drives, 3Com Fast EtherLink 3C905B 10/100
NICs, Matrox G200 AGP Video. When we receive these machines, we load them
with Windows 98 Second Edition, Office 97 Professional w/SP2, McAfee
VirusScan 4.0.3, IBM Client Access (For AS400 connection) and Internet
Explorer 5.0. We have a WAN the spans from California to New Jersey with
multiple domains. Each domain handles it's own logon scripts. When the
machines are configured with these basic apps and services, they perform
great. Once AutoCAD 2000 is installed on a machine though, network resources
are lost when attempted to viewed from Network Neighborhood. IF I open a
command prompt and "ping" the New Jersey servers, I get a response and
within 500 ms. When a local server is pinged, the response time is less than
10 ms. But still, ALL network servers can not be viewed in Network
Neighborhood and the logon scripts we have for automated drive mapping,
virus dat file updates, and service pack updates seem to hang. We are using
Kixtart 3.62 for logon script processing. Once AutoCAD 2000 is uninstalled
and the PC restarted, the performance problems disappear. What is causing
this? Each copy of AutoCAD 2000 has it's own license and is NOT installed as
a network install. This is becoming VERY frustrating from a network
administration point of view not to mention the users.

Doug Traser
Network Admin
Hanson Aggregates Permanente Cement Plant
dtraser@hansonaggwest.com
*Milana, Jerry
Message 2 of 3 (78 Views)

Re: AutoCAD 2000 and Windows NT Network Logons

12-02-1999 03:27 PM in reply to: *Traser, Doug
Doug,

I have not seen anything like this before and I searched our data base and could
not find anything similar. I would try logging is without invoking you login
script. If the problems goes away, reenable the login script and try
eliminating parts of it in an attempt to discover what could be creating this
conflict.

Jerry Milana,
Autodesk Product Support

Doug Traser wrote:

> We standardize on Compaq Deskpro EP series computers with Pentium III 500
> Mhz, 128 MB SDRAM, 10 GB Hard Drives, 3Com Fast EtherLink 3C905B 10/100
> NICs, Matrox G200 AGP Video. When we receive these machines, we load them
> with Windows 98 Second Edition, Office 97 Professional w/SP2, McAfee
> VirusScan 4.0.3, IBM Client Access (For AS400 connection) and Internet
> Explorer 5.0. We have a WAN the spans from California to New Jersey with
> multiple domains. Each domain handles it's own logon scripts. When the
> machines are configured with these basic apps and services, they perform
> great. Once AutoCAD 2000 is installed on a machine though, network resources
> are lost when attempted to viewed from Network Neighborhood. IF I open a
> command prompt and "ping" the New Jersey servers, I get a response and
> within 500 ms. When a local server is pinged, the response time is less than
> 10 ms. But still, ALL network servers can not be viewed in Network
> Neighborhood and the logon scripts we have for automated drive mapping,
> virus dat file updates, and service pack updates seem to hang. We are using
> Kixtart 3.62 for logon script processing. Once AutoCAD 2000 is uninstalled
> and the PC restarted, the performance problems disappear. What is causing
> this? Each copy of AutoCAD 2000 has it's own license and is NOT installed as
> a network install. This is becoming VERY frustrating from a network
> administration point of view not to mention the users.
>
> Doug Traser
> Network Admin
> Hanson Aggregates Permanente Cement Plant
> dtraser@hansonaggwest.com
*Schroeder, Bud
Message 3 of 3 (78 Views)

Re: AutoCAD 2000 and Windows NT Network Logons

12-02-1999 10:28 PM in reply to: *Traser, Doug
Hi Doug,

I really don't think this is the problem, but give it a try. Go to the BETA
PROGRAMS WEB Site and install the Plotting update on one of these systems. See
if the problem now goes away.

http://betaprograms.autodesk.com/betaweb.htm

Please let us know how this goes.

Bud

Doug Traser wrote:

> We standardize on Compaq Deskpro EP series computers with Pentium III 500
> Mhz, 128 MB SDRAM, 10 GB Hard Drives, 3Com Fast EtherLink 3C905B 10/100
> NICs, Matrox G200 AGP Video. When we receive these machines, we load them
> with Windows 98 Second Edition, Office 97 Professional w/SP2, McAfee
> VirusScan 4.0.3, IBM Client Access (For AS400 connection) and Internet
> Explorer 5.0. We have a WAN the spans from California to New Jersey with
> multiple domains. Each domain handles it's own logon scripts. When the
> machines are configured with these basic apps and services, they perform
> great. Once AutoCAD 2000 is installed on a machine though, network resources
> are lost when attempted to viewed from Network Neighborhood. IF I open a
> command prompt and "ping" the New Jersey servers, I get a response and
> within 500 ms. When a local server is pinged, the response time is less than
> 10 ms. But still, ALL network servers can not be viewed in Network
> Neighborhood and the logon scripts we have for automated drive mapping,
> virus dat file updates, and service pack updates seem to hang. We are using
> Kixtart 3.62 for logon script processing. Once AutoCAD 2000 is uninstalled
> and the PC restarted, the performance problems disappear. What is causing
> this? Each copy of AutoCAD 2000 has it's own license and is NOT installed as
> a network install. This is becoming VERY frustrating from a network
> administration point of view not to mention the users.
>
> Doug Traser
> Network Admin
> Hanson Aggregates Permanente Cement Plant
> dtraser@hansonaggwest.com

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