why are almost 50% of the suite components not selected bt default? No MEP- what sense is that
I apologize for the inconvenience this is causing you. By default all items in the Suite are selected to install, unless they are already installed on the computer.
Is the same issue happenning on other computers as well?
In creating the deployment? I dont get it. but that is also very interesting because Although the workstation I was creating the deployment on has IDSP, MEP 2014 was not on the computer but autcad 2014 was and it was checked
But aside from that do I understand correctly that full deployments of suites will automatically not try to install duplicate components? I ask because another post I made said that would cause an error?
If a suite installer detects a paticular version of a product is already installed it will bypass that install. In a deployment it will simply skip installing that product and move on to the next. If you are installing directly from a USB or Download on the configuration screen you will see a blue tab indicating the product is installed already and you will not be able to select it in the list of products to install. .
When installing or installing via an already created deployment that makes sense. Would it be un-flagging those products while the deployment is being created if they are installed on the computer being used to create a deployment?
When creating a deployment, the products intalled on your client system don't having any bearing on what you can select. You should be able to check every item in the suite at the time of deployment creation. However, if your deployment was already created you cannot add additional products by modifying it, you can only remove or change products in this way. If you wanted to add aditional products that weren't selected in the initial deployment creation you would need to recreate the deployment.
Not all products in the suite install are checked "on" by default. Only the most commonly installed ones. Are you having any difficulty selecting the set of products you wish you install?