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*Niel
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Win2K network ACAD 2000 is slow

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04-14-2002 04:49 PM
I have an installation of AutoCAD 2000. Running on Windows 2000 client
computers.
AutoCAD is extremely slow to open. And also when opening files etc.
On AutoCADs support FAQs they say you need to give the users Administrator
or Poweruser priviliges.
I don't want my network users to have these priviliges (go figure why LOL in
a 2000 user environment)
Does anyone know of some other solution to this problem?
Here is a link for the FAQ page
http://support.autodesk.com/enu/kdnview.asp?QueryText=%27registry%27&k2docke
y=d%3A%5Cesupport%5Cknowledgebase%5Chtml%5C350500%2Ehtm%40kdn&k2url=http%3A%
2F%2Fsupport%2Eautodesk%2Ecom%2Fenu%2Fknowledgebase%2Fhtml%2F350500%2Ehtm
Thanks
Niel
*Support], Mark Taylor [Autodesk
Message 2 of 5 (125 Views)

Re: Win2K network ACAD 2000 is slow

04-15-2002 09:53 PM in reply to: *Niel
Hi Niel,

It is a system requirement for AutoCAD on Window's 2000 and XP that you run as either Power User or Administrator, due to changes
Microsoft have made to the security in these Operating Systems.

Despite this, if you were not running with these privileges you would get various errors running AutoCAD.

In your installation what aspects of AutoCAD are network based? Is it a client or server heavy deployment? Are you loading other
files from the network? Is AutoCAD network licensed? Have you done any network load monitoring?

--
Mark Taylor
Product Support, EMEA
WW Support & Services, Autodesk
Discussion Q&A: http://www.autodesk.com/discussion

"Niel" wrote in message news:CE8F746BF3F6FACF5560EF0B1CDBCBEC@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I have an installation of AutoCAD 2000. Running on Windows 2000 client
> computers.
> AutoCAD is extremely slow to open. And also when opening files etc.
> On AutoCADs support FAQs they say you need to give the users Administrator
> or Poweruser priviliges.
> I don't want my network users to have these priviliges (go figure why LOL in
> a 2000 user environment)
> Does anyone know of some other solution to this problem?
> Here is a link for the FAQ page
> http://support.autodesk.com/enu/kdnview.asp?QueryText=%27registry%27&k2docke
> y=d%3A%5Cesupport%5Cknowledgebase%5Chtml%5C350500%2Ehtm%40kdn&k2url=http%3A%
> 2F%2Fsupport%2Eautodesk%2Ecom%2Fenu%2Fknowledgebase%2Fhtml%2F350500%2Ehtm
> Thanks
> Niel
>
>
Active Member
thomas.grau
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎07-25-2002
Message 3 of 5 (125 Views)

Re:

04-17-2002 06:55 PM in reply to: *Niel
Hi Niel,

please take a look to my last posting in "Slow AutoCAD...."
I think they at Autodesk do not understand our problem.
For this, a detailed description:
The AutoCAD Search order for mnu, lsp, dcl, and other, not fully qualified, files is:
1. The current directory
2. The directory where the current drawing exists
3. The directories defined as support directory search dirs.


The problem is the second one:
When there is a huge number of files in the drawing directory, searching takes a very long time.
Unfortunatelly, there is no option to change the search order, exceppt in the support dirs.
Maybe, it is possible in one of the next AutoCAD Releases??
*Taylor, Mark
Message 4 of 5 (125 Views)

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04-17-2002 07:35 PM in reply to: *Niel
Hi,

Niel is also talking about AutoCAD being slow to start to begin with. Are you experiencing this also?

--
Mark Taylor
Product Support, EMEA
WW Support & Services, Autodesk
Discussion Q&A: http://www.autodesk.com/discussion

"grauth" wrote in message news:f0d239b.1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Hi Niel,
> please take a look to my last posting in "Slow AutoCAD...."
> I think they at Autodesk do not understand our problem.
> For this, a detailed description:
> The AutoCAD Search order for mnu, lsp, dcl, and other, not fully qualified, files is:
> 1. The current directory
> 2. The directory where the current drawing exists
> 3. The directories defined as support directory search dirs.
>
>
> The problem is the second one:
> When there is a huge number of files in the drawing directory, searching takes a very long time.
> Unfortunatelly, there is no option to change the search order, exceppt in the support dirs.
> Maybe, it is possible in one of the next AutoCAD Releases??
>
>
*Hervet, franck
Message 5 of 5 (125 Views)

Re: Win2K network ACAD 2000 is slow

04-18-2002 06:17 PM in reply to: *Niel
Hi,

Here are a solution if you don't want to have Administrator or Poweruser
priviliges.
(Woks also on FAT32) :

Some IS Managers would like members of the users group to be able to run
AutoCAD.
By default, when AutoCAD 2000i or 2002 is installed on a Windows 2000
system, only members of the local power users group or administrators group
can run the program.
Answer:
Portions of the Windows 2000 registry are set as read only for the users
group. To allow members of the users group to run AutoCAD, permissions must
be changed on some of the registry keys.
NOTE: This procedure is only valid when AutoCAD is installed on an NTFS
partition.
WARNING: Backup the system and the registry before making any of these
changes.
Use the following procedure to change the registry permissions:
1. Log on as a member of the local administrators group.
2. Start REGEDT32.EXE by going to Start | Run, type regedt32 and press the
enter key
3. The Registry Editor is now running.
4. Click in the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT window to make it active.
5. Click on the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT key to make it the active key.
6. Click on the Security pulldown.
7. Click on Permissions
8. Click the Advanced button.
9. Click on the Users group for the local machine to highlight it.
10. Click the View/Edit button.
11. The Permissions Entry for HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT is now displayed.
12. Under the Allow section, check all boxes except Write DAC and Write
Owner.
13. Click the OK button three times to return to the base Registry Editor
window. This may take a few minutes while the registry permissions are
updated.
14. Click on the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE window to make it active.
15. Double-click Software to expand it.
16. Click on Autodesk to make it the active key.
17. Click on the Security pulldown.
18. Click on Permissions
19. Click the Advanced button.
20. Click on the Users group for the local machine to highlight it.
21. Click the View/Edit button.
22. The Permissions Entry for Autodesk is now displayed.
23. Under the Allow section, check all boxes except Write DAC and Write
Owner.
24. Click the OK button three times to return to the base Registry Editor
window. This may take a few minutes while the registry permissions are
updated.
25. Log in with an account that is a member of the users group and test that
AutoCAD can now be run.
------------------------------------
WARNING: Problems caused by improperly editing the Windows registry could
render your computer operating system unusable. Microsoft® has provided a
wealth of critical information you need to know about the registry in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base at: .
Use the Registry Editor only at your own risk and only after backing up the
registry as well as the System.dat and User.dat files as outlined in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base ARTICLE-ID: Q132332 TITLE: How to Back Up the
Registry. Additional information about the registry is also contained in the
Help topics in the Microsoft Windows Registry Editor.
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"Niel" a écrit dans le message news:
CE8F746BF3F6FACF5560EF0B1CDBCBEC@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I have an installation of AutoCAD 2000. Running on Windows 2000 client
> computers.
> AutoCAD is extremely slow to open. And also when opening files etc.
> On AutoCADs support FAQs they say you need to give the users Administrator
> or Poweruser priviliges.
> I don't want my network users to have these priviliges (go figure why LOL
in
> a 2000 user environment)
> Does anyone know of some other solution to this problem?
> Here is a link for the FAQ page
>
http://support.autodesk.com/enu/kdnview.asp?QueryText=%27registry%27&k2docke
>
y=d%3A%5Cesupport%5Cknowledgebase%5Chtml%5C350500%2Ehtm%40kdn&k2url=http%3A%
> 2F%2Fsupport%2Eautodesk%2Ecom%2Fenu%2Fknowledgebase%2Fhtml%2F350500%2Ehtm
> Thanks
> Niel
>
>

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