How to I deploy Autodesk 2016 products with updates?

Has anyone noticed that when you expand the accordion for an Autodesk 2016 product, there is no option to include an Update or Service Pack?

Exhibit A: AutoCAD 2015 Deployment Options

Deploy-AutoCAD-2015

Please check out the new update workflow here:

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/search-result/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/How-to-I-deploy-Autodesk-2016-products-with-updates.html

Reference

Deploying Autodesk 2015 Demo Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMM-bw3W3kQ


Windows 8.1 N + Installing Autodesk Software = Content Service Installation Error

I recently got this case and I just found it interesting.   Here is the article of the issue....

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/search-result/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Installation-rolls-back-when-installing-Autodesk-Content-Service.html

Our software needs media support so the OS must include it.  Here is a reference note from Microsoft on the N edition of Windows:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/upgrade-to-n

Reference

http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2012/12/windows-7-n-autodesk-civil-3d-2013-storm-sanitary-analysis.html


Revit 2016 Activation Error [1.1.0] from Infrastructure Design Suite Ultimate 2016

One of our troubleshooting gurus, Avto Chachava solved this activation error [1.1.0] with Revit 2016:

110 error Revit with IDSU

Please review this article to solve your issue:

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/infrastructure-design-suite/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Revit-2016-Activation-Error-1-1-0-from-Infrastructure-Design-Suite-Ultimate-2016.html

Reference

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit-products/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/License-Error-1-1-0-when-activating-Revit-Architecture-2013.html


Up and Ready is now mobile-friendly...

One of the interesting trends that happened in the last 3 months was that our pageviews dropped by 1000 per weekday.  I suspect that the reason for this is because Google changed their search algorithms to rank mobile-friendly sites higher.

http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/21/8463401/google-now-boosting-mobile-friendly-websites-in-search

I also want to thank Scott Sheppard for helping us get us an updated contruction crane image for our blog.

Mobile-Friendly

 

The Up and Ready Blog Team 


Microsoft Fix It will not work on Windows 10 yet...

Hot off the presses, Microsoft Fix It will not work on Windows 10 yet.  It will look like this:

6a011570a7dec1970b01a511660fa8970c-400wi

The original Microsoft Fix It  results in the not supported error message and the newer one will redirect you to Search Microsoft

Thanks to David Haukeness for sharing this tip with the community.

Reference:

http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2014/02/microsoft-fix-it-for-windows-81.html

http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2015/02/the-new-microsoft-fix-it.html


Windows 10 Support = Please upgrade cautiously!

Windows10-alt

With Windows 10 just around the corner, I would upgrade cautiously.  I just googled a couple of links and I found this one helpful...

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2950916/windows/windows-10-review-its-familiar-its-powerful-but-the-edge-browser-falls-short.html

If you have any Windows 10 feedback, feel free to add a comment to the post.

Reference:

http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2013/10/windows-81-support-please-upgrade-cautiously.html


Maya Install Error: Access is denied.

We recently got this error when installing Maya 2016 and the error was not very useful because it was not a permissions issue.  The installation was only problematic on one of the workstations and the deployment had worked on other computers at this site.  We even tried a direct install from setup.exe from the C:\Autodesk folder.

Maya-Access-is-Denied

In this case, we used Process Monitor to check out the problem and we used the same exact workflow as this issue:

http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2013/09/revit-crash-at-startup.html

It stated that there was a problem with the installation of Bifrost, one of the components of Maya 2016.

Bi-frost-avg

When I remoted into the computer, I saw an AVG icon on the desktop of the computer. AVG has been known to cause installation issues.  Sometimes, you can disable it to solve the problem but sometimes, you need to uninstall it.

Disable AVG
http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2014/06/maya-2015-error-source-file-not-found-93437458-fd45-41d9-8f2e-8b4f60cf9356dll.html

Uninstall AVG
http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/inventor-products/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Inventor-install-freezes-with-a-Placeholder-error-message.html

The answer [Uninstall AVG] to this issue is noted in this article:

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/search-result/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Error-Access-is-denied-when-installing-Maya-2016.html

Thanks to Scott Broad for confirming that this was the issue.

Bonus Error Message:

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/maya/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Maya-does-not-start-Red-X-and-OK-dialog-box.html


This version of the Application Manager has been retired

The Delivery Team alerted us of this potential problem with the Application Manager and this error message:

Application_Manager_Retired

This version of the Application Manager has been retired

Please check out this article to update the Application Manager:

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/search-result/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Error-This-version-of-Application-Manager-has-been-retired.html


How do a update license file on server without access to server?

We all know that when we configure a network license manager, we use the Configuration using Services option. We basically need Administrator access on the server to update it. I have not investigated the Configuration using License File until this past week. 

Configuration using License File (2)

What can it do?  It can update license file on server without access to server!  Just review the steps here:

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/article/How-do-I-update-license-file-on-server-without-access-to-server

Here is a video demo of the process:

http://autode.sk/1HAth7J

You will need access to the share folder (license file location), update the license file and you can remotely re-read the new updated license file on the server without actually accessing it. A benefit is that you can update an options file parameters when you 're-read'  it.

Thanks to Greg Toews for sharing this tip with the community.

Reference

http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2012/05/quick-start-tips-and-tricks-for-the-autodesk-network-license-manager-lmtoolsexe.html