Here is the installation log.
About the copy source and install from local, I've already done that as well as create a deployment and neither worked.
Has there been any kind of resolution for this error "1603" problem. If it helps, I have tried installing straight from DVD, from deployment, and from DVD copy to local drive and still receive the error each time. Each time a window pops up saying that DirectX needs to be installed. I have installed/updated DirectX before attempting to install and still get the same error.
Please try the installation in diagnostics mode
if it fails, please post the verbose log from temp folder
I changed the system to diagnostics startup and enabled the logging key. Here are the files from the failed install that I attempted. Hopefully you or somebody will be able to figure it out.
This is the actual error in the log
Error :: Please install DirectX before installing AutoCAD 2012 - English.
Please try to run the directx setup manually from the DVD/the downloaded content.
I have installed/updated DirectX for the three different installs I have attempted. (DVD, Copy DVD to HDD, and Deployment)
I still get the same error each time.
If the manual directx setup was successfull you could try to disable this in the setup.ini (you will need the local disk copy of DVD)
Find the following line in setup.ini (root of Media)
replace it with
When I removed DirectX from the PREREQUISITE line in the setup.ini file, it still gave me the same error. When I had said before that I updated DirectX, I was only using the update included in the 3rd party folder on the install disc itself. I have since went to Microsoft to download an updated version of DirectX End-User runtime redistributable, installed it and updated it. AutoCAD 2012 has now finished its portion of the install and moving onto the other components to be installed.
My conclusion is that the DirectX files on the AutoCAD 2012 install disc are incomplete and do not contain all necessary files.
Thanks for your help.
thanks for sharing the result. basically they are not the same files(we have some additional dlls with our directx), so I assume your original directx installation with the OS was corrupt, so MS version fixed it. once it was fixed Autocad installation went through.. (just a theory, i will investigate further)
If you get similar errors with Directx installation in the log, please try the following
Install the directx from the Autocad 2011 Media
setup file would be in