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JCTER

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Normally I only ever install Autocad on one computer at a time, upgrading someone whenever they say "Yea, upgrade me."  For this reason, I have just installed from the DVD that Autodesk ships us and left it at that.

Pursuant to the recommendations that my bosses and I came to my performance evaluation (which has become less of a performance eval, given I've been here 5 years, and more of a "what CAD Management tasks we'd like to see in the future") I am to upgrade every installation of Autocad to the 2010 version.

I chose to do this early Saturday before I go shooting guns (pre-scheduled stress relief)

I need to do this on 5 computers total.  I would like to just walk around and do them all at the same time, despite being paid by the hour. :P  We do stand-alone installations.  No reason to change, so I'm looking to expedite the stand-alone installation procedure, here, specifically.

Can I simply download the trial to a jump drive, copy it to the network, and then copy the installer to each computer (therefore only needing to suffer the USB2.0 speeds once, instead of once per copy-to-hard-drive, and network copy speeds are much faster) and then install the Autocad from the trial, using our subscription information to register it immediately?

Seems to me that it would be easy that way. 

Any better ideas?  Critique to my plan?

sinc

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Re: [Autocad General] Is Trial installer identical to normal DVD installer?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2010, 04:07:17 PM »
Why not just copy the DVD(s) to the hard drive and install from there?

JCTER

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Re: [Autocad General] Is Trial installer identical to normal DVD installer?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2010, 04:10:08 PM »
Why not just copy the DVD(s) to the hard drive and install from there?

Figured it'd take longer to sit and wait for the DVD to copy 6 times, instead of being able to transfer one file from the server 6 times.  That and (guess I should have mentioned this) I've had massive headaches with at least one of the computers here giving me some unexplainable "Cannot copy file from disc" error when going through the installation.

mjfarrell

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Re: [Autocad General] Is Trial installer identical to normal DVD installer?
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2010, 04:23:21 PM »
yes do a stand alone client deployment on the server

then run the client.exe on the destination machines...go shoot
be happy
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JCTER

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Re: [Autocad General] Is Trial installer identical to normal DVD installer?
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2010, 04:36:23 PM »
yes do a stand alone client deployment on the server

then run the client.exe on the destination machines...go shoot
be happy

Going by http://www.ideatinc.com/whitepapers/general/AutoCAD%202009%20-%20Network%20Deployment%20Creation.pdf as my guide for creating a deployment...

The client.exe is a file on the network, created from the above linked process, that is run FROM the client machines?
Or am I mixing two different processes?
If so, can they all access this file simultaneously?

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Re: [Autocad General] Is Trial installer identical to normal DVD installer?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2010, 04:40:21 PM »
yes


now go kill something already
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Re: [Autocad General] Is Trial installer identical to normal DVD installer?
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2010, 04:41:08 PM »
they can also be customized AND Patched.....


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JCTER

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Re: [Autocad General] Is Trial installer identical to normal DVD installer?
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2010, 05:12:21 PM »
yes


now go kill something already

Saturday ;)  And just paper.

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Re: [Autocad General] Is Trial installer identical to normal DVD installer?
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2010, 05:28:15 PM »
My home computer is not on the internet so I was able to download the 2010 upgrade at work onto a USB and install it at home, so it is possible.

But wouldn't you wather be shooting wabbits?

JCTER

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Re: [Autocad General] Is Trial installer identical to normal DVD installer?
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2010, 05:32:41 PM »
My home computer is not on the internet so I was able to download the 2010 upgrade at work onto a USB and install it at home, so it is possible.

But wouldn't you wather be shooting wabbits?

It's a competitive shoot for charity :)