we are bout to roll out some 2012 of inventor and autocad and since the last rollout globalizing has taken some steps ahead. Now i wonder, if we have all those different license pools in each country/region, everyone with its own serial number ... and the deployment image wizard asks for a serial number, does it really mean we need to have a deplyment image for each serial number?
How would the ideal depoyment world look like if you have to start from scratch with a global company, license pools in each country as needed, but you want to maintain only one deplyment image of each software bundle?
In the end its not only creating those deployment images from the Autodesk software, but its also packaging them for your global rollout utility regardless if you use SCCM or whatever is out there.
If you have a few lines on how you do it with pro and cons, that would be cool, aslo maybe Autodesk could give an idea of how this could be managed?
If you have network seats, then your serial number doesn't really matter since the licenses are held by the NLM server. You can place any valid serial in that box and create only one deployment. If you have multi-seat stand-alones, you will need separate serials or the opportunity to let the user change it during installation - read: not silent mode.