are found some very interesting items which may be helpful when configuring either firewalls or proxy servers to work with AutoDesk products. We need to except the following FQDN’s from all proxy intervention on ports 80 and 443:
First try installing this package:
If that doesn’t help and you have a 64-bit OS, create this file:
containing this line for 64-bit OS:
Best information is now here for Windows and other software firewalls:
There is a link in the above for “whitelisting information” which really has the skinny for hardware firewalls:
Sometimes when attempting to upgrade or reinstall AOL, it will state that there is other communication software running which is preventing the install. The popup involved says this in long form, starting with “Your computer is running communication software that cannot”. Just now, an AOL tech showed me this method of easily overriding this. First, run the following:
This brings up the “AOL System Information” tool. Click on Utilities on the left column of buttons. Then, under “AOL Utilities”, click “Close AOL” to the right of the words “Close All AOL Programs”, and then click “Start” to the right of the words “AOL Process Shut Down”. You won’t get any feedback from either. But once these are done, shut down sinf, and try your install again.
I have sometimes spent ridiculous amounts of time looking for a simple download page, for the current version of Java. Here’s the best I’ve got:
And for older versions:
Terminal servers require special user modes, for software additions to work correctly, and sometimes, to happen at all.
Before installing anything on a terminal server, do this:
change user /install
And after the installation is complete, do this:
change user /execute
works very well. It includes Java !!!
If Adobe Pro X won’t load, if it is installed as part of CS6, there is a good procedure to get it unstuck: