When you set up your deployment, you need to choose the type of installation to deploy. In the AutoCAD 2008 Installation wizard, you specify one of the following installation types:
With this type of installation, you install the program to workstations with the files and registry entries that allow the program to communicate with the Network License Manager. You also define the configuration of the Network License Manager so that the licenses can be accessed. Workstations running the program based on a network installation do not require individual activation. Licensing of this program is managed by at least one license server.
The main advantage is that you can install AutoCAD on more systems than the number of licenses you have purchased (for example, purchasing 25 licenses but installing on 40 workstations). At any one time, AutoCAD will run on the maximum number of systems for which you have licenses. This means you get a true floating license.
Choose this type of installation for stand-alone installations where a single serial number is used for multiple seats. Multi-seat stand-alone installations do not rely upon a Network License Manager to manage product licenses; however, you can still use the AutoCAD 2008 Installation wizard to create administrative images and create deployments. Registration and activation is more automated for multi-seat stand-alone installations. After the first activation using the multi-seat stand-alone serial number, activation occurs automatically for all workstations based on this deployment, as long as your systems are connected to the Internet.
Choose this type of installation for stand-alone installations where a single serial number is used for a single seat. Like a multi-seat stand-alone installation, you do not use the Network License Manager to manage product licensing, but installation, registration, and activation occurs on each workstation.
If you choose one of the Stand-Alone installation types, you can proceed to the section .