You may find that even though you have prepared a successful AutoCAD deployment, there are a few items that you still find yourself doing by hand after the install. Here is one such item that we have encountered, and how we fixed it.
Per Autodesk support document http://support.autodesk.com/Getdoc.asp?ID=TS84445, you may need to turn off "Check for Publisher's Certificate Revocation" if AutoCAD 2005/2006 is hanging during initialization.
You can use the following .reg file contents to distribute this fix without having to make this change on each machine individually.
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WinTrust\Trust Providers\Software Publishing]"State"=dword:00023e00
Please read the entire Autodesk support document referenced above before making this modification yourself, a security risk is involved.
If you are unfamilier with .reg files, take a look at this page
We have also found that our users prefer that the Task Pane (or Map Workspace) be turned OFF most of the time.
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This lisp statement is a much easier way to turn off the Task Pane (or Map Workspace)
(ade_prefsetval "ShowWSpaceOnStartup" nil)
Posted 9/02/2005 07:38:00 AM
Comment from: siarnne
Date: September 7, 2005 at 7:00:00 PM CDT
That's kind of overkill, for turning off the map workspace.
You can go into the map pulldown menu, select options and on the first tab, uncheck the 'show map workspace on startup' checkbox.
After that, the map workspace won't display on startup.
Comment from: R.K. McSwain
Date: September 8, 2005 at 7:11:00 AM CDT
Yes, many people are aware of where to change this setting in MAPOPTIONS. But per the subject of this tip, this script is intended for modifying multiple installs, at the time of install, transparent to the end user.
Much faster than making this change individually on 50 or so stations.
Date: May 4, 2006 at 2:26:00 PM CDT
I have read some of you posts on the Autodesk newsgroup and think that you have configured things similar to the way that we have and I have a question for you. Long story short the Data folder for LDT2006 is on the network and the pref folder that contains the "username".dfm and the "username".prj is on the users home directory (F:\). I have changed the sdsk.dfm to point the the home directory and it still puts the files in the Data folder. Have you come accross this?