AutoCAD 2016 Serial Number Collection Update

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We have now updated our Autodesk serial number collection script to include the recently released AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016.

The following additions have been made to the script:

  • AutoCAD 2016 – English
  • AutoCAD 2016 – Polish
  • AutoCAD 2016 – Italian
  • AutoCAD 2016 – Hungarian
  • AutoCAD LT 2016 – English

This is an extension of the full script that we released back in December 2013. The full instructions on how to use this script can be found below:

Instructions

Using SCCM to collect Autodesk serial numbers

Download

Autodesk 2020 Serial Number Collection Now Available!

This post has now been superseded by our Autodesk 2020 MOF file download. Click the button below to go to this latest version.


How do I create the SSRS Report?

We have now created a guide that will help you to create your SSRS reports based on the data that this guide will pull into the Configuration Manager database.

You can access this guide by clicking the link below:

Create a SSRS Report using Configuration Manager Database Data

Feedback

If you have any problems with any of the above, then please leave your messages and questions below using our comments section below and we will try to get back to you as soon as we can.

We also like to hear back any success stories too, so if you have used our guide and found it helpful, we would love to hear from you.

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DWG TrueView 2015 has now been released and we have already been asked by a number of people about how to deploy this using Configuration Manager Software Catalog. The solution is very simple and the process that you should follow is exactly the same as the process that we have detailed for the 2014 version … Read more

AutoCAD 2015 Serial Number Collection Update

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We have now updated our Autodesk serial number collection script to include the recently released AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015.

The following additions have been made to the script:

  • AutoCAD 2015
  • AutoCAD LT 2015 – English
  • AutoCAD LT 2015 – Italian
  • AutoCAD LT 2015 – Polish
  • AutoCAD LT 2015 – Hungarian

This is an extension of the full script that we released back in December last year. The full instructions on how to use this script can be found below:

Guide

Using SCCM to collect Autodesk serial numbers

Downloads

You can download the full updated script below.

Autodesk 2020 Serial Number Collection Now Available!

This post has now been superseded by our Autodesk 2020 MOF file download. Click the button below to go to this latest version.


How can I create the SSRS Report?

We have now created a guide that will help you to create your SSRS reports based on the data that this guide will pull into the Configuration Manager database.

You can access this guide by clicking the link below:

Create a SSRS Report using Configuration Manager Database Data

Feedback

If you have any problems with any of the above, then please leave your comments and questions below using our comments system and we will try to get back to you as soon as we can.

We also like to hear back any success stories too, so if you have used our guide and found it helpful, we would love to hear from you.

Using SCCM to collect Autodesk serial numbers

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In the past we have released SCCM Configuration Item VBScripts to collect Autodesk serial numbers and then inject this information in to the WMI to be collected by the next hardware inventory.

After much researching and testing, we have now made a decision that this is not the best way to collect this source of information from user machines. We will now be using a similar, yet much simpler way of doing this.

This involves editing the SCCM configuration.mof file on the primary server and adding a class to the hardware inventory collection.

Using this method allows us to collect the following information from users machines:

  • Product Name
  • Product Release
  • Serial Number
  • Stand Alone Network Type

We have collated a huge text file which has what we believe, every single Autodesk product on the market (not just AutoCAD) and the registry entries that the configuration.mof will look at to collect the data from the end users machine.

Below we will supply you with this text file and also full instructions on what to do with it.

Using this method we’ll also be releasing other text files for serial number collection such as NitroPDF and PDF-X Change. If you have a product that you would like us to look into for you for similar data collection then please leave a comment at the end of this guide.

Download

Autodesk 2020 Serial Number Collection Now Available!

This post has now been superseded by our Autodesk 2020 MOF file download. Click the button below to go to this latest version.


You can now download the Autodesk 2018 MOF pack from our Downloads microsite by clicking the link below.

Download Latest Autodesk MOF

Instructions

Once you have downloaded the text file from above, you need to go to the following location on your primary SCCM server:

%programfiles%\Microsoft Configuration Manager\inboxes\clifiles.src\hinv

Take a copy of your configuration.mof file and copy it to a test machine that has the Configuration Manager Console installed on it.

Edit the test configuration.mof file on your test machine using a product like Notepad++ and at the very bottom of the file you will see a bit of code like this:

//========================
// Added extensions Start
//========================
//========================
// Added extensions end
//========================

In the middle of this code you should copy and paste the contents of the text file that you have downloaded from our site earlier. So, the end of your configuration.mof file should look like this (note that we’ve stripped it right down to one product for demo purposes, yours should be A LOT longer!):

//========================
// Added extensions Start
//========================
//Autodesk_Inventory_x86
#pragma namespace ("\\.\root\cimv2")
#pragma deleteclass("Autodesk_Inventory", NOFAIL)
[DYNPROPS]
Class Autodesk_Inventory
{
[key] string KeyName;
String ProductName;
String Release;
String SerialNumber;
Uint32 StandaloneNetworkType;
};
[DYNPROPS]
Instance of Autodesk_Inventory
{
KeyName="AutoCAD 2000";
[PropertyContext("Local|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Autodesk\AutoCAD\R15.0\ACAD-1:409|ProductName"),Dynamic,Provider("RegPropProv")] ProductName;
[PropertyContext("Local|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Autodesk\AutoCAD\R15.0\ACAD-1:409|Release"),Dynamic,Provider("RegPropProv")] Release;
[PropertyContext("Local|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Autodesk\AutoCAD\R15.0\ACAD-1:409|SerialNumber"),Dynamic,Provider("RegPropProv")] SerialNumber;
[PropertyContext("Local|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Autodesk\AutoCAD\R15.0\ACAD-1:409|StandaloneNetworkType"),Dynamic,Provider("RegPropProv")] StandaloneNetworkType;
};
//========================
// Added extensions end
//========================

You should then save the configuration.mof file on your test machine.

Once you have done that, you need to compile the configuration.mof file on your test machine, this will allow us to use the test machine to import the hardware inventory class later in this guide.

To do this, open a command prompt as administrator and type in the following command:

mofcomp.exe "location of your test configuration.mof"

For example:

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When you press enter, you may get an error about PRAGMA AUTORECOVER, you can add this if you like, but for this guide, I’m going to ignore this:

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Now that you have the correct MOF compilations on your test machine, you should now open up the Configuration Manager Console. Go into the Administration > Client Settings page:

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You then need to edit the Default Client Settings, right click on it and select Properties. This will bring up your Default Client Settings, you then need to go into the Hardware Inventory options:

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In here, you should then click on the Set Classes… button:

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You will then be presented with another dialogue box, you should then press the Add button:

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This is now where we connect to the local namespace of the test machine and select the Autodesk_Inventory and Autodesk_Inventory_64 classes and click OK. This will then import these classes into the SCCM primary servers hardware inventory classes.

However, there is still one more thing left to do…

Now that you have your client settings ready to collect the WMI classes hardware inventory on your end users machines, you still need to update the configuration.mof file on your primary SCCM server.

I would highly recommend taking a backup of your current configuration.mof file on your primary server first, then take the edited file from your test machine and overwrite the one on your primary server with it. This will then give your end users machines this updated configuration.mof file and when the hardware inventory runs on the machines, the requested data will be collected into an SQL table in your SCCM database.

You can then use SSRS to create a report to display all the data collected.

If you keep a check on our website, we will be releasing further product collections that you can add to your hardware inventory and configuration.mof allowing you to build up a collection of reports that will give you your productions information and serial numbers.

How do I create the SSRS report?

We have now created a guide that will help you to create your SSRS reports based on the data that this guide will pull into the Configuration Manager database.

You can access this guide by clicking the link below:

Create a SSRS Report using Configuration Manager Database Data

Bug Reporting and Comments

If you have any problems with this or just want to ask a question, please leave a comment below using our comments system and we will try and answer when we can.

Autodesk Products Serial Number Reporting Script Update Version 4.1 – Major Release

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We have made some major updates to our Autodesk products serial number reporting script which should fix all of the reporting issues that some people have seen. It also includes a large amount of additional languages and products.

WHAT PRODUCTS ARE INCLUDED?

The list of Autodesk products that this Configuration Item script will now report back to your SCCM database are the following:

  • AutoCAD 2000 – 2014
  • AutoCAD LT 2000 – 2014
  • Autodesk P&ID – 2012 – 2014
  • Autodesk Architecture – 2012 – 2014
  • Autodesk Mechanical – 2012 – 2014
  • Autodesk Building Systems – 2012 – 2014
  • Autodesk Inventor – 2012 – 2014
  • Autodesk Plant 3D – 2012 – 2014
  • Autodesk Civil 3D – 2012 – 2014
  • Autodesk AutoCAD OEM – 2012 – 2014

WHAT LANGUAGES ARE INCLUDED?

  • AutoCAD – English / German / French / Italian / Spanish / Polish / Hungarian / Czech / Russian / Brazilian Portuguese / Simplified Chinese / Traditional Chinese / Korean / Japanese
  • AutoCAD LT – English / German / French / Italian / Spanish / Polish / Hungarian / Czech / Russian / Brazilian Portuguese / Simplified Chinese / Traditional Chinese / Korean / Japanese
  • Autodesk P&ID – English
  • Autodesk Architecture – English
  • Autodesk Mechanical – English
  • Autodesk Building Systems – English
  • Autodesk Inventor – English
  • Autodesk Plant 3D – English
  • Autodesk Civil 3D – English
  • Autodesk AutoCAD OEM – English

HOW DOES IT WORK?

This script runs on your users machines using the Configuration Item process of SCCM 2012. The script is a VBScript so can also be run using .vbs files (using login scripts or Group Policy). This then creates a new WMI class called cm_AutoDesk and will inject the following information into this WMI class:

  • Key Name (registry location of serial)
  • Product Name
  • Release Version
  • Serial Number
  • Standalone Network Type

Once this information is in the users machines WMI, SCCM 2012 can then be configured to collect this information using the Hardware Inventory function.

Full instructions on how to set this up in full can be found below using our step by step guide.

DOWNLOAD

The updated script can be downloaded from the link below:

Download Autodesk Serial Collector Script

INSTRUCTIONS

Full our full step by step guide on setting this up using SCCM 2012, please click the link below:

Step by Step Guide to Report AutoCAD Serial Numbers

The file that you will download on this page is just the script that is used for the Configuration Item and this can be used to replace your current (or you can add as a new) CI in SCCM.

If you have any problems with this, please feel free to leave a comment.

DWG Trueview 2015 – Unattended Command Line Installation

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To install Autodesk DWG Trueview 2015 as a unattended silent install, which you can also use in SCCM to add the application to the software catalog and also in WDS as an application install, you should first download the installation files that you require from the link below:

Download

DWG TrueView 2015 Download Link

Instructions

Once you have downloaded the executable file, you should extract the installation files from it. Then use the command line below from the root of the extracted setup files:

 setup.exe /w /t /l /q setup.ini

You can then also use the command line below for the uninstall string (change x86 for x64 where appropriate):

 msiexec /x "x86/dwgviewr/dwgviewr.msi" /q /norestart

You can then also use the MSI file located here for the detection method (change x86 for x64 where appropriate):

 x86/dwgviewr/dwgviewr.msi

A little tip as well is that the full version of Microsoft Dot Net 4 Framework is required for this install, if you do not have it installed, create this as an application as well and add it as a Dependency and it will install it for you as part of this installation. I’ve added another post on how to add Microsoft Dot Net Framework as an application in SCCM here.

Comments

If you have any questions about this guide, please use our comments system below to leave comment and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

AutoCAD Installation Failures – Error 1606. Could not access network location.

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Autodesk Serial Number Reporting – v3 Release Code

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Autodesk 2020 Serial Number Collection Now Available!

This post has now been superseded by our Autodesk 2020 MOF file download. Click the button below to go to this latest version.


After the success of our Autodesk serial collection and reporting blog post nearly a year ago now, we have had many requests to update the scripts to include the latest versions of Autodesk products and also include a wider range of Autodesk products like Revit.

If you are new to this, it would be worth taking a look at the original blog post which gives you a step by step guide on how to set this up:

Step by step guide to reporting Autodesk serial numbers

I am now very pleased to announce the release of version 3.0 of the Configuration Item (CI) code and a new report.

We have updated the CI collection script to cover the following:

  • AutoCAD up to 2015
  • AutoCAD LT up to 2015
  • 3ds Max up to 2015
  • AutoCAD Architecture up to 2015
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D up to 2015
  • AutoCAD Electrical up to 2015
  • AutoCAD Map 3D up to 2015
  • AutoCAD Mechanical up to 2015
  • AutoCAD Plant 3D up to 2015
  • Inventor up to 2015
  • Revit up to 2015

The new report is now a little more streamlined and will not report NULL values. Also it will tell you if the installation is a Standalone or Network version (boxed or subscription).

You can download the updated codes from our site using the links below:

Autodesk Configuration Item Script v3.1

Autodesk Custom Report v3.1

If you have any problems with this, please feel free to post a comment and I’ll help when I can.

We provide all our work for free so your feedback is always welcome.

AutoCAD Serial Number Reporting – Updated Scripts up to 2013

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Autodesk 2020 Serial Number Collection Now Available!

This post has now been superseded by our Autodesk 2020 MOF file download. Click the button below to go to this latest version.

We now recommend using a new way of collecting Autodesk serial numbers, please see a full guide on the new method by clicking the link below:

Autodesk Serial Number Collection using SCCM

You may have seen a previous post of mine on how to report on AutoCAD serial numbers using SCCM 2012 here:

Step by Step Guide to Reporting AutoCAD Serial Numbers

Well, this worked up to around AutoCAD 2011 but I’ve now had the time to update the script to capture up to AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013 and back to previous versions up to AutoCAD 2000.

You should follow the same process as my previous post but when importing the Configuration Items CAB file, you can now use the link below to update your reporting.

AutoCAD Configuration Items CAB – February 2013

If you have any problems with this, please leave a comment and I’ll help when I can.

AutoCAD & AutoDesk serial number reporting using SCCM 2012

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