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*Michelle
Message 1 of 4 (82 Views)

Service Pack 2 Upgrade - Applying to Network License Machines

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05-01-2001 08:35 AM
Hello;

At our company we have both stand-alone workstations (no network license
req'd) and network workstations (exe on local machines and ADLM on the
server providing licenses) to which we need to apply the Service Pack 2
upgrade. The standalone machine upgrades are well in hand but the network
license machines poses one question.

The question arises from the following passage taken from the Service Pack
readme file:
>On network-deployed AutoCAD installations, there are no Live Update
notifications on the Autodesk Point A portion of the Today window. As a
result, you >must download updates from the Point A site using an Internet
browser and then manually apply them at each workstation.

>During the installation of an update, AutoCAD should not be running on any
of the client machines, or else the installation image on the server may be
>corrupted.

>It is also strongly recommended that you apply the update to the
administrator machine first. (This is the computer from which the network
deployment was >installed). Once you apply the update on the administrator
machine, start applying the update on client systems. You must apply an
update to each client >machine before running AutoCAD.

>During the installation of an update, you are prompted for the original
installation CD or network image. Make sure that each computer is connected
to the >network location where the install image resides. After you have
applied an update to the network image, you need to apply an update to each
newly created >client you set up.

From reading this I assume we should apply the patch to the cd-image created
on the network (the "deployment tree") before applying it to workstations
where the software is already installed. The question is how? Running the
patch file on the file server just generates an error.

Sincerely;
Michelle
*Nehls, Kevin
Message 2 of 4 (82 Views)

Re: Service Pack 2 Upgrade - Applying to Network License Machines

05-02-2001 12:43 AM in reply to: *Michelle
You don't apply the SP to the image at the deployment location, you can't.
If you have the EXE installed on the client then just install the SP on the
clients as you would with the stand alone, just make sure that AutoCAD is
not running.

Most of that from the SP readme is for network installs that have the EXE
installed on the server. In that situation you would have to install the SP
to the server that has AutoCAD installed on it, then install the SP to each
client machine.

HTH
--
Kevin Nehls

"Michelle" wrote in message
news:8085D819D727292B682E9F9143A75FD2@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Hello;
>
> At our company we have both stand-alone workstations (no network license
> req'd) and network workstations (exe on local machines and ADLM on the
> server providing licenses) to which we need to apply the Service Pack 2
> upgrade. The standalone machine upgrades are well in hand but the network
> license machines poses one question.



> From reading this I assume we should apply the patch to the cd-image
created
> on the network (the "deployment tree") before applying it to workstations
> where the software is already installed. The question is how? Running the
> patch file on the file server just generates an error.
>
> Sincerely;
> Michelle
>
*Stein, David
Message 3 of 4 (82 Views)

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05-20-2001 01:12 PM in reply to: *Michelle
... which (EDITED). I'm sorry, but it does. MS Win2k Server provides a
"slipstream" feature via the UPDATE.EXE command that allows the deployment
package on the server to be patched. This way, any new clients or those
with a new harddrive (as we know, they do fail sometimes), <> get a
fresh install of Acad with SP2 already included. As it is, any new clients
have to get installed and then patched. Lame-o.

Dave

"Kevin Nehls" wrote in message
news:EAA525CBD4115261F9DDAC5B92423F6E@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> You don't apply the SP to the image at the deployment location, you can't.
> If you have the EXE installed on the client then just install the SP on
the
> clients as you would with the stand alone, just make sure that AutoCAD is
> not running.
>
> Most of that from the SP readme is for network installs that have the EXE
> installed on the server. In that situation you would have to install the
SP
> to the server that has AutoCAD installed on it, then install the SP to
each
> client machine.
>
> HTH
> --
> Kevin Nehls
>
> "Michelle" wrote in message
> news:8085D819D727292B682E9F9143A75FD2@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Hello;
> >
> > At our company we have both stand-alone workstations (no network license
> > req'd) and network workstations (exe on local machines and ADLM on the
> > server providing licenses) to which we need to apply the Service Pack 2
> > upgrade. The standalone machine upgrades are well in hand but the
network
> > license machines poses one question.
>
>
>
> > From reading this I assume we should apply the patch to the cd-image
> created
> > on the network (the "deployment tree") before applying it to
workstations
> > where the software is already installed. The question is how? Running
the
> > patch file on the file server just generates an error.
> >
> > Sincerely;
> > Michelle
> >
>
*Nehls, Kevin
Message 4 of 4 (82 Views)

Re:

05-21-2001 12:04 AM in reply to: *Michelle
I agree 100%. Looks like I'll have to play with that "slipstream" feature
for Win2K.

--
Kevin Nehls


"David Stein" wrote in message
news:0013879A6CC4C811375D053534DAEEC0@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> ... which (EDITED). I'm sorry, but it does. MS Win2k Server provides a
> "slipstream" feature via the UPDATE.EXE command that allows the deployment
> package on the server to be patched. This way, any new clients or those
> with a new harddrive (as we know, they do fail sometimes), <> get a
> fresh install of Acad with SP2 already included. As it is, any new
clients
> have to get installed and then patched. Lame-o.
>
> Dave

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