Readme for the Building Systems 2007.1 Service Pack 1


Building Systems 2007.1 Service Pack 1

This Readme contains the latest information regarding the installation and use of this Service Pack. It is strongly recommended that you read this entire document before you apply the Service Pack to your product. For your reference, you should save this Readme to your hard drive or print a copy.

Who Should Install the Service Pack?

Service Pack 1 applies to English versions of the following Autodesk product(s):

  • Building Systems 2007.1 within the Revit Series System Plus 2

Note: Specific regions may release language-specific (localized) service pack executables.


Summary of the Primary Building Systems Issue Resolved by the Service Pack

Licensing

  • Periodically while running Building Systems and License Error would occur and a Fatal Error


Service Pack Installation Issues

It is recommended that you back up all custom CUI, MNU, MNS, MNR, MNL, and MNC files before installing this Service Pack.

During the installation of this Service Pack, you may be prompted for the original installation CD, DVD, or network image. Please be sure to have the original installation media on hand when you run the patch.

This Service Pack must be installed by a user with Administrative Privileges. The installation process will stop with an error message if it was attempted by a user without Administrative Privileges.

Once this Service Pack is applied, you cannot run an automatic uninstall to remove the Service Pack. To undo the Service Pack changes, uninstall and reinstall Building Systems 2007.1.

A Group Policy Object cannot be created to roll out this Service Pack to clients that have already installed Building Systems. This Service Pack must be applied directly to every machine by an administrator of the machine.


Apply this Service Pack to a Stand-Alone Installation

  1. Download the Service Pack and save it to any folder.
  2. Insert the Building Systems 2007.1 CD 1 or DVD into your CD/DVD drive.
  3. Navigate to the folder where you saved the Service Pack.
  4. Double-click the executable (EXE) file to install the Service Pack.


Apply this Service Pack through a Local Network

You can use Communication Center to apply this service pack through your local network. Detailed instructions on how to set up patching through your local network are listed in the Communication Center tab of the CAD Manager Control Utility help.


Note: The CAD Manager Control Utility can be installed from the product installation media by selecting Network Deployment and then selecting the Autodesk CAD Manager Tools 4.0 link in the Media Browser.


Apply this Service Pack to an Building Systems 2007.1 Network Administrative Image

The following two methods of distributing Building Systems 2007.1 Service Pack 1 apply only to administrative images created with the Building Systems 2007.1 Network Installation Wizard. After you complete these procedures, any new deployments of Building Systems 2007.1 will have the Service Pack applied to them automatically.

NOTE: Clients that have installed the original deployment MUST install the Service Pack before the deployment can be patched. It is not possible to patch clients after an administrative image has been patched.  If you are unable to update all previously installed clients prior to adding this Service Pack to the administrative image, we recommend that a separate administrative image be created with this Service Pack applied.

NOTE: In both of the following procedures, the patch (Service Pack) file that you download contains an MSP (Microsoft Patch) file, which you extract from the executable file using the /e (extract) switch; see step 2 for the syntax.

To add Building Systems 2007.1 Service Pack 1 to a new Building Systems 2007.1 administrative image

  1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download ars_abs2007.1swlsp1enu.exe to your local computer.
  2. On the Start menu (Windows), click Run. Enter the following information, and then click OK:
    <local drive:>\<patch name>\ /e <local drive:>\<patch name>.msp
  1. On the computer where you installed the Network Installation Wizard, on the Start menu (Windows), click Autodesk > Network Installation Wizard.
  2. In the Network Installation Wizard, on the Welcome page, select Create an Administrative Image, and then click Next.
  3. On the Create Administrative Image page, in the Select Autodesk Installer (MSI) File box, enter the path to ABS.msi, the MSI file that you use as the basis for your administrative image. This file is found on your product CD or DVD-ROM, in CD or DVDROM:\Install\ABS.msi.
  4. In the Administrative Image Location box, enter an existing shared network location where you want to create an administrative image, or click Browse to navigate to a location. Users install Building Systems from this location.
  5. Select the Apply a Patch (Service Pack) to This Image option.
  6. In the Select Patch box, enter the path to the patch location (the location you entered in step 2, including the file extension .msp). You can also browse to locate the MSP file.
  7. Click Next, and follow the instructions in the Network Installation Wizard to complete the deployment of this Service Pack.

To apply Building Systems 2007.1 Service Pack 1 to an existing Building Systems 2007.1 administrative image

  1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download ars_abs2007.1swlsp1enu.exe to your local computer.
  2. On the Start menu (Windows), click Run. Enter the following information, and then click OK.
    <local drive:>\<patch name>\ /e <local drive:>\<patch name>.msp
  1. On the computer where you installed the Network Installation Wizard, on the Start menu (Windows), click Autodesk > Network Installation Wizard.
  2. In the Network Installation Wizard, on the Welcome page, select Modify an Administrative Image, and click Next.
  3. On the Modify Administrative Image page, in the Select an MSI File box, select an existing Autodesk installer file (MSI) from an existing shared network location that contains the administrative image you want to modify. Users install Building Systems from this location.
  4. Select the Apply a Patch (Service Pack) to This Image option.
  5. In the Select Patch box, enter the path to the patch location (the location you entered in step 2, including the file extension .msp). You can also browse to locate the MSP file.
  6. Click Next, and follow the instructions in the Network Installation Wizard to complete the deployment of this Service Pack.


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