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*Parab, Sunil
Message 11 of 16 (78 Views)

Re:

12-13-2001 02:15 AM in reply to: *Parab, Sunil
Bud,
I understand what need to ask one more question. I just read about license
switching utility in this NG (see subject -
license configuration switcher utility by Ronyv on 11-27-01). I am not sure
what it is but can we use that to switch from network to stand alone?
Thanks
Sunil
"Bud Schroeder [ Autodesk Inc.]" wrote in
message news:7AC53DBB1D28DDFA3007F366FCC4D251@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Hi Sunil,
>
> I understand what your after, but unfortunately when using the Network
> version of AutoCAD you can not do this. You would need to use standalone
> AutoCAD in this case. But I will pass this on to the team that works on
> this so that they know people want this type of functionality.
>
> Thanks for the details.
>
> Bud
>
>
> "Sunil Parab" wrote in message
> news:6380AF57F912214A3B72CB410E98D69C@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > I agree that it is better to have redundant server. At present we have
> stand
> > alone licenses and we have alternate way of accessing data and printers
in
> > case of server failure. It had worked when our server did not boot due
to
> > defective SCSI connector. We just switched drive mapping to access CAD
> files
> > at alternate location and manually connect printer to a workstation till
> we
> > figured of solution. Although this does not happen all the time but it
> would
> > be nice if AutoDesk could provide an easy way of switching - something
> like
> > calling support line and change registry setting.
> >
> > Thanks for your input.
> > Sunil
> > "Bud Schroeder [Autodesk Inc.]" wrote in
> > message news:smileyvery-happy:26731CAD905CF7F6B0513084A330D93@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > Hi Kevin and Jason,
> > >
> > > That is a lot of work. May be cheaper in the long run just to setup a
> > > couple more NT boxes and redundant servers;-)... One other
observation
> > that
> > > I have had with this in the past. Way before my time at
Autodesk;-)...
> > > When my server is hosed and I can not get a license, I can't get to my
> > > AutoCAD drawings as well, so it did not matter if I had a local copy
of
> > > AutoCAD to run. Also all my printers and DesignJets were on servers
so
> I
> > > was just dead in the water until I got the servers back up.
> > >
> > > Take care.
> > >
> > > Bud
> > >
> > >
> > > "Kevin Nehls" wrote in message
> > > news:smileyvery-happy:E9C9ED28DDC9681245DE93FDAD4C404@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > So would I.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Kevin Nehls
> > > >
> > > > "jason martin" wrote in message
> > > > news:1FBC6FFC242D81334C88DFFAEF61EC02@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > > If you do decide to follow through with this I'd
> > > > > love to see what you come up with.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
*Inc.], Bud Schroeder [ Autodesk
Message 12 of 16 (78 Views)

Re:

12-14-2001 12:52 AM in reply to: *Parab, Sunil
Hi Sunil,

If your running Locked AutoCAD 2002 you can use the switcher utility to
change a Client install to a standalone install. But you would have needed
to set this up in the advanced dialog box of the Network Setup Wizard. You
also need to have a softlock copy of AutoCAD to make this work. But if
your using US based AutoCAD then there is no switch utility.

Also just so you know, I did pass this on to our Marketing team.

Hope this helps.

Bud

"Sunil Parab" wrote in message
news:0AC10C59A7FA7E8AF4FFEEF28568E245@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Bud,
> I understand what need to ask one more question. I just read about license
> switching utility in this NG (see subject -
> license configuration switcher utility by Ronyv on 11-27-01). I am not
sure
> what it is but can we use that to switch from network to stand alone?
> Thanks
> Sunil
> "Bud Schroeder [ Autodesk Inc.]" wrote in
> message news:7AC53DBB1D28DDFA3007F366FCC4D251@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Hi Sunil,
> >
> > I understand what your after, but unfortunately when using the Network
> > version of AutoCAD you can not do this. You would need to use standalone
> > AutoCAD in this case. But I will pass this on to the team that works on
> > this so that they know people want this type of functionality.
> >
> > Thanks for the details.
> >
> > Bud
> >
> >
> > "Sunil Parab" wrote in message
> > news:6380AF57F912214A3B72CB410E98D69C@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > I agree that it is better to have redundant server. At present we have
> > stand
> > > alone licenses and we have alternate way of accessing data and
printers
> in
> > > case of server failure. It had worked when our server did not boot due
> to
> > > defective SCSI connector. We just switched drive mapping to access CAD
> > files
> > > at alternate location and manually connect printer to a workstation
till
> > we
> > > figured of solution. Although this does not happen all the time but it

> > would
> > > be nice if AutoDesk could provide an easy way of switching - something
> > like
> > > calling support line and change registry setting.
> > >
> > > Thanks for your input.
> > > Sunil
> > > "Bud Schroeder [Autodesk Inc.]" wrote in
> > > message news:smileyvery-happy:26731CAD905CF7F6B0513084A330D93@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > Hi Kevin and Jason,
> > > >
> > > > That is a lot of work. May be cheaper in the long run just to setup
a
> > > > couple more NT boxes and redundant servers;-)... One other
> observation
> > > that
> > > > I have had with this in the past. Way before my time at
> Autodesk;-)...
> > > > When my server is hosed and I can not get a license, I can't get to
my
> > > > AutoCAD drawings as well, so it did not matter if I had a local copy
> of
> > > > AutoCAD to run. Also all my printers and DesignJets were on
servers
> so
> > I
> > > > was just dead in the water until I got the servers back up.
> > > >
> > > > Take care.
> > > >
> > > > Bud
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Kevin Nehls" wrote in message
> > > > news:smileyvery-happy:E9C9ED28DDC9681245DE93FDAD4C404@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > > So would I.
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Kevin Nehls
> > > > >
> > > > > "jason martin" wrote in message
> > > > > news:1FBC6FFC242D81334C88DFFAEF61EC02@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > > > If you do decide to follow through with this I'd
> > > > > > love to see what you come up with.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
*Nehls, Kevin
Message 13 of 16 (78 Views)

Re:

12-14-2001 12:52 AM in reply to: *Parab, Sunil
Two questions for you Bud. See below.

--
Kevin Nehls

"Bud Schroeder [ Autodesk Inc.]" wrote:

> If your running Locked AutoCAD 2002 you can use the
switcher utility to
> change a Client install to a standalone install. But you
would have needed
> to set this up in the advanced dialog box of the Network
Setup Wizard. You
> also need to have a softlock copy of AutoCAD to make this
work. But if
> your using US based AutoCAD then there is no switch
utility.

Are there plans to add this functionality to the US
product?

>
> Also just so you know, I did pass this on to our Marketing
team.

Related to above question.... Is the Marketing dept.
responsible for making these descisions?

Thanks,
Kevin
*Inc.], Bud Schroeder [ Autodesk
Message 14 of 16 (78 Views)

Re:

12-14-2001 12:52 AM in reply to: *Parab, Sunil
Morning Kevin,

Sorry, we are not allowed to talk about what will or will not be in future
products. But I can say that the people I talked to are a very large
contributing factor for what gets in the product.

Are you at the same number that I talked to you before? If you don't mind,
I would like to give you a call.

Thanks

Bud

"Kevin Nehls" wrote in message
news:B3D27C6A63AEC75985A18D5DE7C44964@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Two questions for you Bud. See below.
>
> --
> Kevin Nehls
>
> "Bud Schroeder [ Autodesk Inc.]" wrote:
>
> > If your running Locked AutoCAD 2002 you can use the
> switcher utility to
> > change a Client install to a standalone install. But you
> would have needed
> > to set this up in the advanced dialog box of the Network
> Setup Wizard. You
> > also need to have a softlock copy of AutoCAD to make this
> work. But if
> > your using US based AutoCAD then there is no switch
> utility.
>
> Are there plans to add this functionality to the US
> product?
>
> >
> > Also just so you know, I did pass this on to our Marketing
> team.
>
> Related to above question.... Is the Marketing dept.
> responsible for making these descisions?
>
> Thanks,
> Kevin
>
>
*Nehls, Kevin
Message 15 of 16 (78 Views)

Re:

12-14-2001 02:12 AM in reply to: *Parab, Sunil
I'll send you an email with the info.

--
Kevin Nehls

"Bud Schroeder [ Autodesk Inc.]"
wrote in message
news:C66A7E8EAD29C8CA1CDFEE1D30DE7FF2@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Are you at the same number that I talked to you before?
If you don't mind,
> I would like to give you a call.
*Parab, Sunil
Message 16 of 16 (78 Views)

Re:

12-14-2001 02:27 AM in reply to: *Parab, Sunil
Bud
Thanks for clearing that up. We are in US and using US version.
Sunil
"Bud Schroeder [ Autodesk Inc.]" wrote in
message news:C7515E477A8082FE96B2132E58960A73@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Hi Sunil,
>
> If your running Locked AutoCAD 2002 you can use the switcher utility to
> change a Client install to a standalone install. But you would have
needed
> to set this up in the advanced dialog box of the Network Setup Wizard.
You
> also need to have a softlock copy of AutoCAD to make this work. But if
> your using US based AutoCAD then there is no switch utility.
>
> Also just so you know, I did pass this on to our Marketing team.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Bud
>
> "Sunil Parab" wrote in message
> news:0AC10C59A7FA7E8AF4FFEEF28568E245@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Bud,
> > I understand what need to ask one more question. I just read about
license
> > switching utility in this NG (see subject -
> > license configuration switcher utility by Ronyv on 11-27-01). I am not
> sure
> > what it is but can we use that to switch from network to stand alone?
> > Thanks
> > Sunil
> > "Bud Schroeder [ Autodesk Inc.]" wrote in
> > message news:7AC53DBB1D28DDFA3007F366FCC4D251@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > Hi Sunil,
> > >
> > > I understand what your after, but unfortunately when using the Network
> > > version of AutoCAD you can not do this. You would need to use
standalone
> > > AutoCAD in this case. But I will pass this on to the team that works
on
> > > this so that they know people want this type of functionality.
> > >
> > > Thanks for the details.
> > >
> > > Bud
> > >
> > >
> > > "Sunil Parab" wrote in message
> > > news:6380AF57F912214A3B72CB410E98D69C@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > I agree that it is better to have redundant server. At present we
have
> > > stand
> > > > alone licenses and we have alternate way of accessing data and
> printers
> > in
> > > > case of server failure. It had worked when our server did not boot
due
> > to
> > > > defective SCSI connector. We just switched drive mapping to access
CAD
> > > files
> > > > at alternate location and manually connect printer to a workstation
> till
> > > we
> > > > figured of solution. Although this does not happen all the time but
it
>
> > > would
> > > > be nice if AutoDesk could provide an easy way of switching -
something
> > > like
> > > > calling support line and change registry setting.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks for your input.
> > > > Sunil
> > > > "Bud Schroeder [Autodesk Inc.]" wrote
in
> > > > message news:smileyvery-happy:26731CAD905CF7F6B0513084A330D93@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > > Hi Kevin and Jason,
> > > > >
> > > > > That is a lot of work. May be cheaper in the long run just to
setup
> a
> > > > > couple more NT boxes and redundant servers;-)... One other
> > observation
> > > > that
> > > > > I have had with this in the past. Way before my time at
> > Autodesk;-)...
> > > > > When my server is hosed and I can not get a license, I can't get
to
> my
> > > > > AutoCAD drawings as well, so it did not matter if I had a local
copy
> > of
> > > > > AutoCAD to run. Also all my printers and DesignJets were on
> servers
> > so
> > > I
> > > > > was just dead in the water until I got the servers back up.
> > > > >
> > > > > Take care.
> > > > >
> > > > > Bud
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "Kevin Nehls" wrote in message
> > > > > news:smileyvery-happy:E9C9ED28DDC9681245DE93FDAD4C404@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > > > So would I.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Kevin Nehls
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "jason martin" wrote in message
> > > > > > news:1FBC6FFC242D81334C88DFFAEF61EC02@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > > > > If you do decide to follow through with this I'd
> > > > > > > love to see what you come up with.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>

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