We have several divisions of our engineering company looking to update to AutoCAD/Inventor 2013, however the install takes 2-2.5 per machine. Is there a way to mass deploy this software? We have an MDT but we would prefer not to have to re-image every PC. roughly 25-50 pcs per division and 100 at corporate. 

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I am guessing that you are using the AutoCAD deployment tool to create an output for deployment? The only way to expedite the installation for AutoCAD is to deploy the prerequisites at an earlier time prior to the main installation. Most of them are .NET Framework Runtime and MS Visual C++ Redistributables. You can find the whole list in one of the text file in SMS_SCCM scripts.

Answered 10/30/2013 by: dj_xest
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You can create a deployment package that will automatically install ACAD 2013 and Inventor. You can then host those files on a network share and have a BAT script call the installer. Here are a few links that might help:


This is for ME but the process is the same:

As far as executing the deployment on each system, the easiest way would be to use something like the Dell KACE K1000, Microsoft SCCM, psexec, or another system management tool/appliance.

Answered 10/30/2013 by: mpace
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