How to deploy AutoCAD using SCCM

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  1. Kurt says:

    Thanks for this article, helped me a lot! However the de-/ reinstallation fails on my clients, at the moment I am using the default “msiexec /x {…}. ” What is the best way to implement a save deinstallation for the application distribution?

    • tghadmin says:

      Yeah the MSI uninstall wont work. Its a nightmare for uninstall to be honest, but this is the official documented way of doing it…

      To summarize the procedure, you first convert the _Uninstall.txt file to a batch file with ANSI encoding. Then you open the batch file and select the products to uninstall by removing the comment markers from the applicable command lines. Finally, you run the batch file to uninstall the products.

      Here are the detailed steps:

      1. In the deployment folder, open the file _Uninstall.txt in Notepad or a similar text editor.

      2. Click Save As, in the Encoding list, select ANSI, and then change the file extension to .bat. The recommended file name is _Uninstall.bat. Note that ANSI encoding is required to create an executable batch file.

      3. Open the created batch file, and enable the uninstallation commands by removing the “::” characters at the beginning of the “::call :funcUninstall” command line for each product that you want to uninstall.

      4. Execute the batch file with Administrative privileges.

      • Kurt says:

        Thanks for your help. Yes, but the following steps to implement that .bat into the application depliyment, so that users can uninstall autocad via Software Center, is left out in the documentation. So how do you handle deploying newer versions and general uninstalls?

  2. Paul says:

    Hi, I use the same procedure for ACAD LT 2017 but it ask for a reboot and launch a count-down after install. I can’t seem to find the argument for the command to prevent the reboot like a /norestart or something. If you have any ideas.
    Much appreciated.
    Paul

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