Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Autodesk Inventor® R2009 Potential Installation Issues

Standalone License alert:
  • The license files must never be deleted or altered. Any change will trigger license failure.
    • You would then be required to re-authorize all impacted products. License file Location:
      • XP os:
        \Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Autodesk\Software Licenses
      • Vista os:
        \ProgramData\Autodesk\Software Licenses
    • Do not restore your hard drive or re-image it without first exporting the licenses with the Portable License Utility.
    • Additionally, Inventor needs access to modify the master boot record on the boot drive. This is used to store licensing information. Software that blocks this or periodically restores the Master Boot Record will lead to license failure.

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