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Deploy AutoDesk Building Design Suite Premium 2015 with SCCM 2012

In this post, I’m going to go over the deployment of AutoDesk Building Design Suite Premium 2015 using SCCM 2012.

  1. You’re going to use AutoDesk BDSP setup wizard to create the ‘image’ folder using AutoCAD’s own image building process. This process will allow you to perform a standard, or custom, installation of AutoDesk’s applications and features, so I’m not going into details about this. At the end of this process, AutoDesk’s wizard will create a SMS_SCCM scripts folder which contains text files that will allow you to install and un-install BDSP; we’re going to use these text files for the deployment.
  2. The SCCM client imposes a folder size on C:\Windows\ccmcache folder, so we’re going to have to use another script to call the installation process scripts created in step 1.
INSTALL.BAT (calls the script created by BDSP in step 1)

@ECHO OFF

REM MAP NETWORK SHARE DRIVE
REM THIS COMMAND ASSUMES THAT THE USER HAS ACCESS TO THIS SHARE
REM ALL USERS SHOULD HAVE READ ACCESS TO THE SHARE
NET USE X: “\\ServerName\LocationOfBDSPfiles” /user:SomeUser SomePassword

REM CHANGE DRIVES
X:

REM INSTALL AUTODESK BUILDING DESIGN SUITE STANDARD 2015
.\Img\Setup.exe /W /q /I Img\AutoDesk BDS Premium 2015.ini /language en-us

REM REMOVE DESKTOP SHORTCUTS

DEL /Q “C:\Users\Public\Desktop\3ds Max Design 2015.lnk”
DEL /Q “C:\Users\Public\Desktop\AutoCAD*.lnk”
DEL /Q “C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Autodesk*.lnk”
DEL /Q “C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Navisworks Simulate 2015.lnk”
DEL /Q “C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Raster Design 2015*.lnk”
DEL /Q “C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Revit 2015.lnk”

REM CHANGE BACK TO C: DRIVE
C:

REM REMOVE NETWORK SHARE DRIVE
NET USE X: /DEL


I use the previous script in SCCM to create the deployment package.




Here’s what I use for a Detection Method, basically I’m looking for BDSP executable files on the target computer.



This process works well for my environment.

Make a note that this installation may take hours (2-4)…



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Deploy AutoDesk DWG TrueView 2013 using SCCM 2012

These are the steps I took to deploy AutoDesk DWG TrueView 2013 using System Center Configuration Manager 2012 (SCCM 2012).


These steps are for deploying DWG TrueView 2013 x64 to Windows 7 Enterprise x64 machines. Make sure you download the correct version of DWG that meets your needs. Download link for DWG TrueView 2013 is here.


For starters, make sure you meet the application requirements.
  1. Microsoft .NET Framework 4 SP1 (or update 1)
  2. VC++ redistributables: 2005 SP1, 2008 SP1 and 2010 SP1
  3. DirectX
Now, since I’m using SCCM 2012, I created a Software Update Group (SUG) to deploy .NET 4 SP1 and all VC++ redistributables.
For .NET Framework 4 you can select the following Microsoft’s articles ID from All Software Updates node in SCCM: 2656405, 2656351(2 updates), 2604121 (3 updates), 2656405, 2487367, 982671 (this is the actual framework) and 2487367. You can add all these updates, put them in a SUG and deploy this to your clients before attempting to deploy DWG TrueView.

As for VC++ redistributables , some are already installed since the SCCM client requires some of these to work properly, so just check your client testing machine and deploy the one(s) missing.

Now, to create the application in SCCM 2012.

  1. In the Create Application Wizard, select Manually specify the application information
  2. In the General section, fill in the proper fields for this application
  3. In the Application Catalog section, fill in the proper fields for this application
  4. In Deployment Types section, click on Add
  5. In the Create Deployment Type Wizard, select Script Installer (Native), and make sure that Manually specify the deployment type information has been selected
  6. In General Information section, fill in the proper fields for this application
  7. In Content section, browse to the network location where you saved DWG TrueView installer files
  8. In the Installation program field, type: setup.exe /w /t /l /q setup.ini  (do not type any quotes!)
  9. In the Uninstall program field: I’m still trying to research how to create an uninstall command for DWG TrueView
  10. In the Detection Method section, click on Add Clause
  11. In Setting Type field, select Windows Installer
  12. In Product Code type: {5783F2D7-B028-0409-0100-0060B0CE6BBA}  (you get this product code from an MSI located in \x64\dwgviewr\dwgviewr.msi)
  13. In the User Experience section, for Installation behavior, select Install for system
  14. For Logon requirement, select Whether or not user is logged on
  15. The next sections can be customized to meet your needs
These steps worked for my environment.

To-do: I still need to figure out how to un-install DWG TrueView 2013. At this point, only the deployment works properly.

From step 8
From steps 11 and 12
 



Remove TrueView 2013 Desktop Shortcut



This is an optional step, so follow it if you want to remove the desktop shortcut created by setup.exe.


Previously in Step 8, we used setup.exe command line to create the application package. You’re going to create a batch file (INSTALL.CMD) and type its name in this field replacing the entire setup.exe command line.


Here’s how batch file INSTALL.CMD should look like:

REM Install DWG TrueView 2013
setup.exe /w /t /l /q setup.ini


REM Delete desktop shortcut created by SETUP.EXE for all users
del /q c:\users\public\desktop\dwgtru~1.lnk


Note: If a user is logged on while the application is being installed, the user will see the icon for a few seconds while setup.exe finishes and passes control back to the batch file.
There is a setup.ini file which contains CREATE_DESKTOP_SHORTCUT=YES – changing this line to NO did not work for me, that’s why I decided to use the batch file installation approach.






































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