Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Autodesk 2017/2018

If you've not been introduced to the trial-by-fire that are the AutoDesk installers, then look no further. AutoDesk products have always been a challenge to deploy and sticking with that theme the 2017/2018 products don't disappoint. Through some historical knowledge and cooperation with other admins, I was able to deploy most of the Autodesk apps to a lab of Macs.

AutoCad Install

I started off deploying AutoCAD, which in itself wasn't the main problem. Stephen Warneford-Bygrave shared his script for installing AutoCAD 2017, which provided a good start for me. 
The "Install Autodesk AutoCAD 2017 for Mac.pkg" installed fine on a system without a user logged in on one of my systems, but failed on all my other tests. After many failures to install I finally found that it checks for the system locale during a postflight. For whatever reason, this value wasn't set on my lab systems (Skipped Reg, CreateUserPkg admin). The only system that worked was one that had run through the setup assistant to create the admin account. I was able to overcome this by setting the AppleLocal manually:

wait defaults write .GlobalPreferences AppleLocale -string "en-US" 

After this discovery, I encountered a few AutoCAD updates which provided me more issues. Both the HotFix1 and Combo updates would fail to install silently/without a user logged in. I finally gave up on these and just repackaged them. I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has gotten them to work.

Maya Install

We modeled off Neil's install script for Maya, which runs the setup tool to install the app.

See his script here:

MudBox Install

Installing MudBox is fairly simple. Mount the DMG, Install the Pacakges, create the Network license files, and run adlmreg.

/usr/sbin/installer -pkg "/tmp/Autodesk_Mudbox/Install Mudbox" -target /
/usr/sbin/installer -pkg "/tmp/Autodesk_Mudbox/Install Mudbox Items/adlmapps12.pkg" -target /
/usr/sbin/installer -pkg "/tmp/Autodesk_Mudbox/Install Mudbox Items/adlmflexnetclient.pkg" -target /
/usr/sbin/installer -pkg "/tmp/Autodesk_Mudbox/Install Mudbox Items/AdSSO-v2.pkg" -target /
/usr/sbin/installer -pkg "/tmp/Autodesk_Mudbox/Install Mudbox Items/clmv4.1.1.pkg" -target /
/usr/sbin/installer -pkg "/tmp/Autodesk_Mudbox/Install Mudbox Items/adlmframework12.pkg" -target /

mkdir -p "/Library/Application Support/Autodesk/CLM/LGS/498I1_2017.0.0.F/"

// License Server File
cat > "/Library/Application Support/Autodesk/CLM/LGS/498I1_2017.0.0.F/LICPATH.lic" << EOF

# License Server File 2
echo '_NETWORK' > "/Library/Application Support/Autodesk/CLM/LGS/498I1_2017.0.0.F/"

# License Server File 3
echo 'done' > "/Library/Application Support/Autodesk/CLM/LGS/498I1_2017.0.0.F/nw.cfg"

# Register with adlmreg
"/tmp/Autodesk_Mudbox/Install Mudbox" -ih N 498I1 498I1 2017.0.0.F "$MUDBOX17_SERIAL_NUMBER" /Library/Application\ Support/Autodesk/Adlm/PIT/2017/MudboxConfig.pit

SketchBook Install

SketchBook is about the same as MudBox, except that we expand the package to get the adlmreg tool.

/usr/bin/hdiutil attach -quiet -nobrowse -mountpoint "/tmp/Autodesk_SketchBook" "/tmp/Autodesk_SketchBook.dmg"

/usr/sbin/installer -pkg "/tmp/Autodesk_SketchBook/Autodesk_SketchBook_for_Enterprise_2018_Multilingual_MAC_OSX.pkg" -target /

/bin/rm -Rfd "/tmp/Autodesk_SketchBook_expand"
/usr/sbin/pkgutil --expand "/tmp/Autodesk_SketchBook/Autodesk_SketchBook_for_Enterprise_2018_Multilingual_MAC_OSX.pkg" "/tmp/Autodesk_SketchBook_expand"

/usr/bin/hdiutil detach -force "/tmp/Autodesk_SketchBook"
rm "/tmp/Autodesk_SketchBook.dmg"

mkdir -p "/Library/Application Support/Autodesk/CLM/LGS/871J1_2018.0.0.F/"

# License Server File
cat > "/Library/Application Support/Autodesk/CLM/LGS/871J1_2018.0.0.F/" << EOF

# License Server File 2
echo '_NETWORK' > "/Library/Application Support/Autodesk/CLM/LGS/871J1_2018.0.0.F/"

# License Server File 3
echo 'done' > "/Library/Application Support/Autodesk/CLM/LGS/871J1_2018.0.0.F/"

/tmp/Autodesk_SketchBook_expand/sketchbookpro2018.pkg/Scripts/adlmreg -ih Network 871J1 871J1 2018.0.0.F "$SKETCHBOOKPRO18_SERIAL_NUMBER" "/tmp/Autodesk_SketchBook_expand/sketchbookpro2018.pkg/Scripts/SketchBookforEnterpriseConfig.pit"

/bin/rm -Rfd "/tmp/Autodesk_SketchBook_expand"

Flame Install

Finally, we're pushing Flame instead of Smoke this year. Installing is simple and it's registered as a standalone license. In addition to the install, Flame likes to set up "/etc/exports" and the Apache web service to open you up for vulnerabilities. We disable them as well. Not sure if that effects the tools, but no complaints yet. We'd likely lock down firewalls if they were required to run.

wait /usr/bin/hdiutil attach -quiet -nobrowse -mountpoint "/tmp/Autodesk_Flame" "/tmp/Autodesk_Flame.dmg"

# Install Package
wait /bin/bash -c "/usr/sbin/installer -pkg /tmp/Autodesk_Flame/Install\ Flame\ Educational\ -target /"

# Register the product
wait /bin/bash -c "/opt/Autodesk/flame_2018/bin/adlmreg -ih Network C14J1 C14J1 2018.0.0.F {parameter "FLAME18_SERIAL_NUMBER"} /opt/Autodesk/flame_2018/bin/res/adlm/Flame-EducationConfig.pit"

# Eject Disk Image
wait /usr/bin/hdiutil detach -force "/tmp/Autodesk_Flame"
delete "/tmp/Autodesk_Flame.dmg"
# Remove exports
rm "/etc/exports"
# Disable apache
/bin/launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.apache.httpd.plist

I have hope that AutoDeskworks to improve these installers, document the official process, or at least doesn't make it worse. As always, remember The Commandments of Packaging! Have fun out there and be safe!


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