Preliminary Tasks for a Network Deployment

Installing this program on a network requires careful planning and execution. The deployment checklist gives you a quick summary of the type of information you should be familiar with during your deployments.

Deployment Checklist

You have reviewed the system requirements. You must make sure that your network, servers, and workstations meet the system requirements. See System Requirements for This Program.

If your deployment plan involves using imaging software to distribute your program(s) to client workstations, you have reviewed the Distribute the Product Using Imaging Software section.

You have installed and activated any supporting tools and utilities. See Install and Activate Tools and Utilities.

Identify where deployments will reside such as a shared folder for each program you plan to deploy. See Create Shared Folders for Your Deployments.

You have closed all other programs and disabled anti-virus software. See Minimize Chances of Installation Failure.

Specify whether you want to create log files which contain deployment and installation data. See Specify Log File Locations.

You understand the type of license you’ve purchased. If you plan a network license deployment, you should also be familiar with the type of license server model you wish to use and the license server name(s). See Select a License Type.

You have an idea whether you’ll perform a typical or custom installation. See Select the Installation Type.

You may want to set search paths to custom files or file locations that may have changed in this release of software. See Define Search Paths and File Locations (optional).

Additional files can be included with your deployment, such as drawing files, AutoLISP. routines, or script files. See Install Additional Files (optional).

You have checked for service packs that might be available for your product. If a service pack is available, you’ve downloaded it and extracted an MSP file. See Include Service Packs (optional).

Live Update notifications let you know when product updates are posted and configuring Communication Center lets users access technical information. See Configure InfoCenter Communication Center (optional) and Configure InfoCenter Search Results (optional).

You can allow users of the deployed product to access and participate in features like DesignCenter Online, Subscription Center, Customer Error Reporting and the Customer Experience Improvement Program. See Allow Users to Access Online Resources (optional).

Using consistent registration data is very important. Make sure you know how you’re going to personalize the program(s) during registration. See Register the Product.

When you have completed these tasks, you are ready to create a deployment from the Installation wizard.