Activation dialog box displayed after a network installation
IssueYou installed a network-licensed version of your AutoCAD®-based software. However, when you launched the software, you were prompted for standalone activation.
With network-licensed installations, you will never be prompted for standalone product registration or activation. This behavior indicates that the software was not installed correctly. To correct this issue, you should uninstall, and then reinstall the software.
Common causes of this behavior are:
- Not choosing the correct license type during installation or deployment creation. You should check the installation wizard or Autodesk Deployment Wizard and make sure that you have selected the Network license option and the correct license manager details.
- Installing from a deployment incorrectly. Running many of the files within the AdminImage folder of a deployment will result in a default standalone installation. To install correctly from a deployment, you should not browse into the AdminImage folder. Instead, you should use the correct deployment shortcut located outside the AdminImage folder.
- Advanced installation without specifying the correct deployment name or transform (MST) file. The license type setting is stored in the deployment transform (MST) file. Failure to select or specify the deployment name when you are installing with the deploy.exe or setup.exe command line, or failure to specify the correct transform (MST) file when installing with the msiexec.exe command line can result in this behavior. Group Policies (GPO) and Systems Management Server (SMS) installations require this as well. For details regarding these advanced installation methods, you should refer to the Network Administrator's Guide on your product disk.