How to Create a Network Share

A network share is an installation folder that you make available to users' computers on a network. You point users to this location to install the program. Create a network share that will be used by the AutoCAD 2008 Installation wizard during the creation of a client deployment.

NoteYou must have Full Control permissions set for your shared folder when you are creating your deployment images. Read permissions are necessary to access the network share and administrative permissions on the workstation where the program is deployed.

To create your network share

  1. On the desktop of a network server, create a folder named Autodesk.
  2. Right-click the Autodesk folder and click Sharing and Security (or Sharing).
  3. In the <folder name> Properties dialog box, Sharing tab, select Share This Folder.
  4. Specify a Share Name, such as Autodesk or MyDeployments, if necessary.
  5. Click the Permissions button. In the Permissions dialog box make sure Full Control is active. Click OK.

    This is important when creating your deployment images.

  6. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.
  7. For each product you plan to install, create a subfolder in the Autodesk folder. Name each folder with the pertinent product name.