I really appreciate you sticking with me on this. This is a first for me
I had simply given up on this whole thing by low-level re-formatting
everything on all the machines that were running A2K that had R.14
previously installed, but I would really like to find out what is
happening, if nothing else, for my own sanity. But now (since I tried to
install R.14 on this machine yesterday) I am looking at having to low-level
re-format the hard disk to get things running properly again on this one
machine. Of course I can bypass the Auth Code wizard by clicking on the
run/wait for auth code option. That would give me 30 days, but A2K is
getting the installation date from somewhere, cause today it says I only
have 3 days left (probably the date that I last installed A2K). When the
user comes into work on Monday, AutoCAD will not work for him. I am going
to have to re-format, or try to fix the client deployment installation (if
that is indeed the problem), or re-install A2K to get another 30 days
without the Authorization code, tonight to keep him up and running on
Monday morning. I cannot afford to have his machine down for more than a
matter of minutes, at $22/hr. I may have to put him on another machine,
but he has all of his stuff set up the way he likes it on this machine.
I run Educational versions of all Autodesk products (except view 1.2).
I am not quite sure what you mean by a request code, or which version of
AutoCAD you are referring too. I hope that I can answer your question
I do not remember R.14 asking for an authcode (strange, it should have...).
(standalone/hardware locked), only in A2K (networked). But since I removed
the R.14 installation from that machine, I would have to re-install it to
find out for sure. I would be happy to do that if necessary...
But, even after un-installing the standalone R.14, A2K networked still runs
the Auth Code Wizard... and yes,
the Enter Authorization Code screen in A2K Authorization wizard has the
serial number and application key filled in... and the blank field with the
*Enter authorization code here: field does show up.
And the serial number matches the A2K serial number that the package
I would be glad to e-mail you a screen dump of any of the screens, I have
the Enter Authorization Code screen dump For A2K in front of me.
Should I re-install R.14 to find out for sure if the Auth code request does
comes up in R.14? (as I said before, I dont think that it did display the
Authorization code request, I should have checked to see if picked up a
liscene from the ADLM, wouldn't that be strange...)
"Kenneth Anderson" wrote in message
> << if the network setup wizard is used to create a deployment you are
> to get a version of AutoCAD that looks for either a hardware lock
> or an AdLM server, not an auth code.>>
> Then how come my client AutoCAD 2000 installation used the ADLM just
> for the past 3 weeks (after reformatting the hard disk) until I installed
> single user stand alone R14 on the machine today, at which point A2K then
> began to ask me to register the product via the Auth code wizard in A2K?
> Do you see how bizarre this behavior is?
> If what you are saying is true, how could this be?
> a deployment, I know of no way that install could ask for a local
> authorization code as the exe files involved are different.>>
> So what you are saying is that both of my deployments are not good. That
> this is the problem. The thin one to run AutoCAD from the server on a
> client machine, AND the one for a local installation to run AutoCAD from
> hard disk, since BOTH of these installations will ask for the Auth code
> on the machine with AutoCAD 14 installed on it.
> Even if I un-install all AutoCAD both 14 and A2K. Then re-install A2K on
> the machine, still get auth code wizard.
> Do you see how crazy this sounds. I know that you people think that I am
> nuts. Maybe I am, maybe I screwed up somewhere on the network deployment
> configuration. I am only calling it the way that I see it. I'll tell
> after using and installing AutoCAD for 12 years now, if Autodesk hasn't
> driven me there already (with releases like R.13), I am nuts to be
> with Autodesk products!