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*Sos, Chris
Message 1 of 5 (141 Views)

Network Install / MSI Install

141 Views, 4 Replies
06-13-2003 03:20 AM
Hi,
Does anyone know how to automate the installation of LT 2004 on a Windows
2000 Active Directory network? I've read some documentation that was pretty
critical of 2002's ability to remotely install, but was hoping for
improvement in 2004.

I would greatly appreciate it if anyone had any experience or has heard of
how this can be done. Best yet - is there a spot on Autodesk.com that
documents the procedure?

Many Thanks,
Chris
*Shaan Hurley, Autodesk, Inc.
Message 2 of 5 (141 Views)

Re: Network Install / MSI Install

06-13-2003 03:49 AM in reply to: *Sos, Chris
Chris,

There are a few documents on deploying the standalone version using VB
script and the MSI installer. You can also have a look at the following
documents for some information for the stand alone license version as LT
does not support network licensing. I would be interested in the references
you mention on 2002's inability to remote install as many do this especially
for full AutoCAD.

http://www3.autodesk.com/adsk/files/3319184_ACAD2004_Creating_Deployments.pdf

http://usa.autodesk.com/getdoc/id=TS69856

http://usa.autodesk.com/getdoc/id=TS69854

http://usa.autodesk.com/getdoc/id=TS69852

Sincerely,

Shaan Hurley
Autodesk, Inc.


"Chris Sos" wrote in message
news:94C4AE28C4D67D066E429D4725176133@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Hi,
> Does anyone know how to automate the installation of LT 2004 on a Windows
> 2000 Active Directory network? I've read some documentation that was
pretty
> critical of 2002's ability to remotely install, but was hoping for
> improvement in 2004.
>
> I would greatly appreciate it if anyone had any experience or has heard of
> how this can be done. Best yet - is there a spot on Autodesk.com that
> documents the procedure?
>
> Many Thanks,
> Chris
>
>
*Dwyer, Matt
Message 3 of 5 (141 Views)

Re: Network Install / MSI Install

06-13-2003 03:57 AM in reply to: *Sos, Chris
My server is a Win2K server with Active Directory.

I just followed the instructions and it worked as advertised. Mind you, I
have only set up 2 wkstations so far, so not well tested yet.

fwiw
>>> Chris Sos 06/13/2003 2:20:47
PM >>>
Hi,
Does anyone know how to automate the installation of LT 2004 on a Windows
2000 Active Directory network? I've read some documentation that was
pretty
critical of 2002's ability to remotely install, but was hoping for
improvement in 2004.

I would greatly appreciate it if anyone had any experience or has heard of
how this can be done. Best yet - is there a spot on Autodesk.com that
documents the procedure?

Many Thanks,
Chris





Matt Dwyer
Dwyer Engineering
*MWS
Message 4 of 5 (141 Views)

Re:

06-13-2003 06:34 AM in reply to: *Sos, Chris
Yes, here also, the network deployment went without a hitch. Now I'm looking
for an easy way to set up all the support drives and such. LT doesn't do
profiles, how else do you make sure everyone's install is set up the same
without going around to each machine and doing it manually?

"Matt Dwyer" wrote in message
news:7AE008A96DA0FC001D4FE88EA1357415@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> My server is a Win2K server with Active Directory.
>
> I just followed the instructions and it worked as advertised. Mind you, I
> have only set up 2 wkstations so far, so not well tested yet.
>
> fwiw
> >>> Chris Sos 06/13/2003 2:20:47
> PM >>>
> Hi,
> Does anyone know how to automate the installation of LT 2004 on a Windows
> 2000 Active Directory network? I've read some documentation that was
> pretty
> critical of 2002's ability to remotely install, but was hoping for
> improvement in 2004.
>
> I would greatly appreciate it if anyone had any experience or has heard of
> how this can be done. Best yet - is there a spot on Autodesk.com that
> documents the procedure?
>
> Many Thanks,
> Chris
>
>
>
>
>
> Matt Dwyer
> Dwyer Engineering
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Message 5 of 5 (141 Views)

Re: Network Install / MSI Install

07-08-2003 12:02 AM in reply to: *Sos, Chris
I'm curious if AutoDesk has any plans to begin supporting MSI packaging software solutions such as the one offered by Wise Package Studios (www.wise.com). I have had little success in getting the AutoCAD LT 2004 MSI to work with a 3rd party transform file or to try and repackage the MSI entirely. I will review the notes posted on this discussion thread to see if I can use the AutoDesk method for network installations but our biggest focus was trying to get the AutoCAD LT 2004 to work without admin or power user privledges (we can accomplish this task however, if we can repackage it using VB). We are currently running AD within a fully deployed Windows 2000 Desktop environment. I have experienced little resistance from other software vendors and was curious what plans AutoDesk has (if any) to work with 3rd party software packages? Thank you.--Kjrk

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