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*Prettyman, Charles
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TODAY Path for Network Deployments

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08-26-2001 10:33 PM
I actually have a CAD manual set up as an intranet site, so I thought that I
wouild use that as the Today Bulletin Board for the office. It seems like
this was close to AutoDesks intent. And once I get 3.3 fully deployed, I'll
happily tailor the index page of the CAD manual using the template given
that fits the BB window in Today. BUT, for some reason, and I'm sure that
it is somehting dumb on my part, I can't get network deploys to point
successfully to that page. When creating the deployment image files, I used
a path like \\Tpde01\InetPub\wwwroot\tpdeintranet\CADManual.asp. This same
exact file was used as the BB location for a regular local instal, and it
worked fine (although the formatting of that page clearly did not anticipate
the Today BB window).

but now, with network deplowment, it just gives me an error that it failed
to open c:/inetpub/wwwroot/tpdeintranet/canmanual/asp. Why is it looking
for a local file?

In the end, I end up with a blank page for a bulleting board. Using the
AcTodayMgr.exe doe snot seem to help. I can browse to the file I want, and
I get a message that it was succesful, and that a copy was stored in
c:\Temp.... But that does not seem to have any effect whatesoever on the
actual performance of the Today BB window.

As always, your experience, thoughts and advice are appreciated.
*martin, jason
Message 2 of 3 (81 Views)

Re: TODAY Path for Network Deployments

08-27-2001 09:58 PM in reply to: *Prettyman, Charles
Charles -

Did you create the deployment on the server called Tpde01?? It looks like it resolved the
path \\Tpde01\Inetpub to c:\Inetpub.
Try completely uninstalling ADT 3.3 and re-installing after you've run the AcTodayMgr and
see if it changes your Bulletin board location.
If that doesn't work try creating the deployment image on another machine. (I know,
you've created deployments until you're blue in the face). I used a mapped drive for my
Bulletin board location (Yes, I know that they recommend a UNC path, but the mapped drive
is working), because we're going to be re-naming most of our servers in the near future
(oh, joy). What really drives me nuts is the fact that you can't use a web address there.
Our users don't have rights to read our Inetpub folder from at the file level. I had to
place an htm file with a bunch of links to our intranet on a file server so the users
could have file level access to it, but I'm getting off the subject.

The help file for the AcTodayMgr says that the file specified in the bulletin board
location must have an extension of .htm. I don't know if it's correct or not, but that's
what it says.


jason martin
frankfurt-short-bruza

"Charles Prettyman" wrote in message
news:C24ED4AE6AC45D113B3415D62D2F2842@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I actually have a CAD manual set up as an intranet site, so I thought that I
> wouild use that as the Today Bulletin Board for the office. It seems like
> this was close to AutoDesks intent. And once I get 3.3 fully deployed, I'll
> happily tailor the index page of the CAD manual using the template given
> that fits the BB window in Today. BUT, for some reason, and I'm sure that
> it is somehting dumb on my part, I can't get network deploys to point
> successfully to that page. When creating the deployment image files, I used
> a path like \\Tpde01\InetPub\wwwroot\tpdeintranet\CADManual.asp. This same
> exact file was used as the BB location for a regular local instal, and it
> worked fine (although the formatting of that page clearly did not anticipate
> the Today BB window).
>
> but now, with network deplowment, it just gives me an error that it failed
> to open c:/inetpub/wwwroot/tpdeintranet/canmanual/asp. Why is it looking
> for a local file?
>
> In the end, I end up with a blank page for a bulleting board. Using the
> AcTodayMgr.exe doe snot seem to help. I can browse to the file I want, and
> I get a message that it was succesful, and that a copy was stored in
> c:\Temp.... But that does not seem to have any effect whatesoever on the
> actual performance of the Today BB window.
>
> As always, your experience, thoughts and advice are appreciated.
>
>
*Prettyman, Charles
Message 3 of 3 (81 Views)

Re:

08-28-2001 09:08 PM in reply to: *Prettyman, Charles
Deployment was created on a server named TPDEDATA, which also hosts ADLM.
That's probably of no importance.

It is insane to me that you cannot use a web address for hte BB location.
It seems to me that the simpliest, and probably most appropriate way to let
us tie users into an office intranet is to make the Today BB link straight
into it. What genius decided that it was a good idea to require an HTML
page as hte BB, but then not use HTTP as a way of getting to it? Am I
missing somehting here, or is this stupidity of a whole new level? What if
I were a multi-office firm?

I think I'll have to map everyone to a new drive. Once again, Autodesk has
found a way to tempt us with something that looks good, but is so
frustrating to implement that I for one will probably just ignore it, and
set everyone to using the old style dialog box. Today will have to wait
until another day.

"jason martin" wrote in message
news:6854FB3FC421785B30527518BD0C17EA@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Charles -
>
> Did you create the deployment on the server called Tpde01?? It looks like
it resolved the
> path \\Tpde01\Inetpub to c:\Inetpub.
> Try completely uninstalling ADT 3.3 and re-installing after you've run the
AcTodayMgr and
> see if it changes your Bulletin board location.
> If that doesn't work try creating the deployment image on another machine.
(I know,
> you've created deployments until you're blue in the face). I used a
mapped drive for my
> Bulletin board location (Yes, I know that they recommend a UNC path, but
the mapped drive
> is working), because we're going to be re-naming most of our servers in
the near future
> (oh, joy). What really drives me nuts is the fact that you can't use a
web address there.
> Our users don't have rights to read our Inetpub folder from at the file
level. I had to
> place an htm file with a bunch of links to our intranet on a file server
so the users
> could have file level access to it, but I'm getting off the subject.
>
> The help file for the AcTodayMgr says that the file specified in the
bulletin board
> location must have an extension of .htm. I don't know if it's correct or
not, but that's
> what it says.
>

>
> jason martin
> frankfurt-short-bruza
>
> "Charles Prettyman" wrote in message
> news:C24ED4AE6AC45D113B3415D62D2F2842@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > I actually have a CAD manual set up as an intranet site, so I thought
that I
> > wouild use that as the Today Bulletin Board for the office. It seems
like
> > this was close to AutoDesks intent. And once I get 3.3 fully deployed,
I'll
> > happily tailor the index page of the CAD manual using the template given
> > that fits the BB window in Today. BUT, for some reason, and I'm sure
that
> > it is somehting dumb on my part, I can't get network deploys to point
> > successfully to that page. When creating the deployment image files, I
used
> > a path like \\Tpde01\InetPub\wwwroot\tpdeintranet\CADManual.asp. This
same
> > exact file was used as the BB location for a regular local instal, and
it
> > worked fine (although the formatting of that page clearly did not
anticipate
> > the Today BB window).
> >
> > but now, with network deplowment, it just gives me an error that it
failed
> > to open c:/inetpub/wwwroot/tpdeintranet/canmanual/asp. Why is it
looking
> > for a local file?
> >
> > In the end, I end up with a blank page for a bulleting board. Using the
> > AcTodayMgr.exe doe snot seem to help. I can browse to the file I want,
and
> > I get a message that it was succesful, and that a copy was stored in
> > c:\Temp.... But that does not seem to have any effect whatesoever on
the
> > actual performance of the Today BB window.
> >
> > As always, your experience, thoughts and advice are appreciated.
> >
> >
>
>

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