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igroup.kskoog
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Create Deployment

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06-24-2013 11:30 AM

Our server is outdated and it may be awhile before we update it. Want to create a deployment for Building Design Suite 2014. What would be the best way to install the suite. Can I go "install on this computer" for all users until we get an upgraded server or can I create a deployment onto an external hard drive and use that to install for the other users?

 

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TravisNave
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Re: Create Deployment

06-24-2013 11:44 AM in reply to: igroup.kskoog

As for the deployment server location, it doesn't really matter how amazing the server is, so long as it has a decent network card and enough storage space. 

 

Otherwise, you can install direct from download as network version.  You don't technically need a deployment image if you choose not to.  I don't recommend creating a deployment to a removable drive though.  That one is a nightmare.

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igroup.kskoog
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Re: Create Deployment

06-24-2013 11:55 AM in reply to: igroup.kskoog

Thanks for the reply. I tried to create a deployment on our server and I got and error message saying Building Design Suite 2014 is not supported by the operating system (Windows 2000 Server). So I could not go any further.

 

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Re: Create Deployment

06-24-2013 12:33 PM in reply to: igroup.kskoog
This is normal. Create the deployment from your workstation and target the
deployment location to the UNC share on the server. Done.
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igroup.kskoog
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Re: Create Deployment

06-24-2013 12:48 PM in reply to: TravisNave

Ok I started setp. Now I get a message saying it cannot find "MediumImageLibrary2014.msi" file then it stops.

 

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Re: Create Deployment

06-24-2013 01:29 PM in reply to: igroup.kskoog

You need to disable your anti-virus. 

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igroup.kskoog
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Re: Create Deployment

06-26-2013 08:41 AM in reply to: igroup.kskoog

When I try to choose a location for the deployment none of my drives show. Only "network" is an option. Thru network I cannot see any drives. Our server is drive I:\ which is not listed on the "network" nor is any other drive. Is 2014 only "network" based and no longer able to install on computers? Or is there a setting I am missing? Frustration is kicking in. Never had this much trouble before.

 

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TravisNave
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Re: Create Deployment

06-26-2013 09:05 AM in reply to: igroup.kskoog
Create a share writable to everyone then use a UNC path as your target.
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emily.xu
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Re: Create Deployment

06-27-2013 01:47 AM in reply to: igroup.kskoog

Do not use mapped drive. Use UNC path for your deployment location, like \\computername\sharedfolder. 

 


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