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General Systems: Parallels on the Mac and Standalone licensing issues

When you are running a Mac with Parallels to run your Autodesk product [AutoCAD], we only support the default setup of Parallels and Windows.  The instructions for this default setup is noted here:

How to install Windows on Mac using Parallels Desktop?
http://kb.parallels.com/ca/4729

Setting Parallels Desktop to run Windows from the Boot Camp partition is not supported and the instructions for this setup is noted on Page 16 here:

Getting_Started_With_Parallels_Desktop.pdf

The reason for this is that the Autodesk product [AutoCAD], is registered to the Windows hard drive partition in Boot Camp.  When you install Parallels afterwards and try to run the Autodesk product , it is trying to read the registration information on the Mac hard drive partition and it will error out.

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To resolve this issue, please follow the following instructions:

1.  Restart your Mac in Boot Camp so that you are running in the Windows partition.

2.  You will need to show hidden files on Windows.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Show-hidden-files

3.  Backup and then delete the following files:

Windows 7
C:\ProgramData\FLEXnet\adskflex_00691b00_tsf.data
C:\ProgramData\FLEXnet\adskflex_00691b00_tsf.data_backup.001

4.  Create a new user Administrator account called "Autodesk".

Select the Video:  My computer is in a Workgroup
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows7/Create-a-user-account

5.  Logout of the current account and login to "Autodesk".

6.  Launch AutoCAD and let it activate.  If it doesn't activate automatically, please check out this post:

http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2012/05/general-licensing-getting-an-activation-code-manually.html

7.  Please logout of the "Autodesk" account and log back into the orginal account and launch your Autodesk product [AutoCAD].

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