Once you have fully prepared for creating
a deployment, you are ready to set up and distribute AutoCAD by
creating a network share location (folder). 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.
A network, shared folder is required for network
license and multi-seat stand-alone methods of installation. Any
subfolders that are placed inside a network shared folder are automatically
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 a network share folder
- On your network server’s desktop, create
a folder named Deployments.
- Right-click the Deployments folder
and click Share and Security (or Sharing).
- In the <folder name>
Properties dialog box, Sharing tab, select Share This Folder.
- Specify a Share Name, such as Deployments,
- Click the Permissions button. In the
Permissions dialog box enter your group or user names, and make
sure Full Control is selected. Click OK.
In Vista, right-click
the Deployments folder and then click
Share. In the File Sharing dialog box type in or browse to the name
of the group or user you want to share the folder with. Click Add,
and then click Share.
- For each product you plan to install,
create a subfolder in the Deployments folder. Name each
folder with the pertinent product name.