I have created an image on our single server that should deploy as silent, but it has shown a dialog box of setup is intializing for a couple of hours now. I have tried to recreate the image but the results have been the same on multiple client machines. NET 4 is installed on both the server and clients and I have disabled the virus protection. The server is 64 bit running Server 2008 R2 and the clients are 64 bit with Windows 7 Professional. Any suggestions?
I would change your install to not "silent" to see what the error could be. There have been issues with the DWF Viewer which is a part of an older installation of Autodesk products circa 2009.
I would also turn off UAC and bump up Registry limit to unlimited. See reference posts/blog details below:
I'm having the same problem...been working at it for hours. No logs are being produced to give any details as to what is happening except for this:
2011/8/6:16:05:03 we3815 NETENGWINXP-VM === Setup started on NETENGWINXP-VM by we3815 ===
2011/8/6:16:05:03 we3815 NETENGWINXP-VM Launch
2011/8/6:16:05:07 we3815 NETENGWINXP-VM === Setup ended ===
What is happening during the Initilization phase of installation? From my investigation here, my guess is that it is running eval.msi under the AdminImage\setupres folder. If you run this manually it just sits at checking your disk space and never goes any further. I suspect this is the hangup on the initilization screen?
Very frustrating to find a clear answer to this issue. Seems others have had issues but typical AutoDesk responses.
Scratch the eval.msi suggestion.
I've never had much of a problem with creating network deployments and getting them to work than I have with the 2012 products. I'm using SCCM 2007 R3 and trying to deploy various 2012 products to Windows 7 x64 and Windows XP x86 clients. All of which I'm having the same issues. I've followed the docs in the deployment guide to install .NET 4 first and reboot, then the command line has the /W /Q. Something is wrong here.
Here's a few suggestion that may help.
Let me know if this help.
Thanks Darin. When creating the deployment with the Autodesk tool and the shortcut it creates, it works fine on the machine. However, as soon as I put it into SCCM for deployment and using SCCM deployment points, the install does not work. I've followed the deployment instructions for SCCM exactly (pre-install .NET 4.0 and use the /W /Q command line parameters, but it does not work. It's not all that different from what I've done with previous versions of AutoCAD products. Something however appears to happen with either path information in an INI file or something when the deployment goes to a SCCM deployment point. Not sure, just a hunch.
Anybody else succesfully get it to work with SCCM?
I simply started from scratch. Redownload the application file and recreated the image. Everything worked fine the second time around. The only problem is our bandwidth here is extremely poor and it took soooo long to download the large file AGAIN. Thanks for the suggestions and good luck with your installations.
I had a user with this exact issue yesterday and modifying the deployment so that silent mode was unchecked resolved the issue.