I want to thank anyone wo reads this in advance for taking the time to read this.

I have been working on a Deployment for Autodesk Cad family of aplications ussing sccm. The issue i keep running into is that the setup.exe boot strapper hangs indefinatly after install of the product. The deployment runs if run as an admin without hanging. Deployment was created using autodesk network deployment wiz.

The following attempts failed

1. Running setup.exe with config .ini from distrabution point (installed app but proccess hung)
2. from Client cache (same result as above)
3. Steps 1 and 2 increasing maximum run time to unlimited (remained hung all night)
4. Ran at login using user crudentiels (success)

The issue with using setp for is there is a suite of aplications that need to be installed (9 total) they must be installed in a spacific order (task sequence?) with several reboots.

I also tried to run the MSI's with the the MST's the deployment wiz made for me.. no luck. Im 2 weeks into this proccess and am running out of ideas.. if anyone has any sugestions... I will owe you big

Dan
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We use SMS currently here but have a large amount of AutoDesk applications deployed across the company.

Could you deploy each individual product separately, using the vendor MSI + MST for each?

If not, could you just wrap each product installation in an SMS wrapper EXE?
Answered 04/17/2008 by: dm1
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Check this out, but this is when starting Autocad not installing so may be a red herring:

http://rkmcswain.blogspot.com/2005/09/autocad-deployment-tips.html
Answered 04/28/2008 by: aPacker
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I deployed Autocad 2008 recently and this is what I did. Create your deployment and customize it with your settings. This creates an .MST file. This .mst file holds all of those custom changes you made in your deployment. Once you have that all you need to do is deploy your install using the MSI and MST files like this:

start /wait c:\windows\system32\msiexec.exe /i "N:\packages\winxp32\MSI\Autocad_2008\AdminImage\acad.msi" TRANSFORMS="N:\packages\winxp32\MSI\Autocad_2008\AdminImage\acad-AutoCAD_2008.mst" ALLUSERS=1 /qb

Hope that helps..
Answered 04/29/2008 by: Coriolus
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