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Raster Design 2011 - Eroor 1606 on install

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07-20-2010 03:03 PM

To all:


Need a solution to the message


"Error 1606. Could not access network location Autodesk\ARD2011\R18.1\enu\"


when installing the newly released RD2011 download.


Working on a stand-alone Win7-64bit machine, with Civil 3D 2011 installed & activated.

Not sure why RD is attempting to reach across my network in the first place.  But it is right, that destination does not exist as far as I can tell..


Hope someone can help.  Thanks.

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Re: Raster Design 2011 - Eroor 1606 on install

07-21-2010 08:33 AM in reply to: jdwill

It's more likely due to a profile issue.  The easiest thing to do is just check your registry locations against this Microsoft KB:

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Re: Raster Design 2011 - Eroor 1606 on install

03-08-2011 06:41 AM in reply to: jdwill

Previous message did not appear so i post it again...


Note that this error is due to a bug in the MSI package.

If you install as Admin, it will work, but some registry settings will be written to the file system instead of the registry.

If you install with a tool as system account, the paths do not exist (and SHOULD NOT exist !), so you get those errors.

the easiest way to bypass the  errors is to edit the msi file with the mst and remove the folders in files and folders that point to the registry path.

It seems that this mistake has been done for years now by the packaging team at Autodesk, and nobody seems to care.

(the only answer i got is that it is not supported to be deployed via SCCM ! - what about doing a clean Msi to start with ?)


I removed the folders and it works fine. Since those folders were supposed to be in the registry, they will never be found by any version of the program anyway... so you don't loose any functionality when compared to a manual install


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Re: Raster Design 2011 - Eroor 1606 on install

07-20-2011 08:00 AM in reply to: brpo

Can you elaborate on which pieces can be removed safely?

Which settings get written to the file system etc?


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Re: Raster Design 2011 - Eroor 1606 on install

07-28-2011 06:34 AM in reply to: niveknonrev


You could always try the following (snippet from install vb script):


Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

sPath = Left(WScript.ScriptFullName, LEN(WScript.ScriptFullName) - LEN(WScript.ScriptName))

sArgument=" /Q /W /I " & "RasterDesign2011x64.ini"

oShell.RegWrite "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\AppData", oShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%APPDATA%"), "REG_SZ"
oShell.RegWrite "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Local AppData", oShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%LOCALAPPDATA%"), "REG_SZ"

oShell.Run "cmd /c mklink /D C:\0001 " & qq(sPath), , True
iReturncode = oShell.Run ("C:\0001\Setup.exe" & sArgument, 0, True)

oShell.RegDelete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\AppData"
oShell.RegDelete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Local AppData"


Not sure if you have to make the symbolic link (cmd /c mklink....) but someone suggested it as a part of making it work. But the registry key was what made it finally install using the System account with Configuration Manager 2007. Now if the MSI installation just read the system variables instead of reading from registry, this problem wouldn't occur in the first place...



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