Autodesk Vault 2012 Update 2
for Autodesk Vault 2012, Autodesk Vault Workgroup 2012, Autodesk Vault
Collaboration 2012, Autodesk Vault Professional 2012
Release Notes -
In a continuing effort to provide high quality products, Autodesk has released Autodesk Vault 2012 Update 2 (Client) and Autodesk Vault 2012 Update 2 (Server) for Autodesk Vault 2012, Autodesk Vault Workgroup 2012, Autodesk Vault Collaboration 2012, and Autodesk Vault Professional 2012 which fixes or addresses a variety of issues pertaining to those releases. This README file highlights how to install the Update, what has been fixed, and how to download the Update.
NOTE: Throughout this Readme document references to Vault 2012 will apply to Autodesk Vault 2012, Autodesk Vault Workgroup 2012, Autodesk Vault Collaboration 2012, Autodesk Vault Professional 2012.
Locate the Autodesk Vault 2012 Update 2 file at: Autodesk Vault Services & Support
· All future Vault 2012 hotfixes will depend on this Update being installed.
· Vault 2012 Update 1 must be installed prior to installing this update.
· Depending on how your UAC is configured on Windows Vista or later operating systems, users may need to turn off User Access Control (UAC) to install the Update.
· The update install may take longer than expected in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2. To avoid that install the following Microsoft Hotfix:
For other Operating systems ensure Windows Update is up to date.
· For Revit Addin Subscriber, if the system has Revit 2012 Extension installed then hotfix DL20892481 needs to be installed after installing Vault 2012 Update 2.
WARNING: Failure to follow these instructions properly may result in unusable sites. This procedure applies to Single Site, Multi Site and Connected Workgroup deployments.
NOTE: Always ensure that a successful backup has been performed before applying any hotfix or update.
Client Update 2 Installation- applicable to every Autodesk Vault Client 2012
1. Run "Autodesk Vault 2012 Update 2 (Client).msp" on the Vault Explorer client to install the Update.
Server Update 2 Installation – applied to every Autodesk Data Management Server (ADMS)
1. Open the ADMS Console.
2. Make sure all databases are fully migrated to the latest version.
· Migrate all unmigrated databases and libraries before proceeding.
· It may be necessary to detach an unmigrated database if the Update addresses a migration problem.
3. Close the ADMS Console application.
4. Restart the web service by typing 'iisreset' at the command prompt.
5. Run “Autodesk Vault 2012 Update 2 (Server).msp” on the ADMS server to install the Update.
· DO NOT OPEN ADMS – DATABASE MIGRATION SHOULD BE POSTPONED UNTIL INSTRUCTED BELOW.
6. Repeat the preceding steps for every ADMS server.
· DO NOT OPEN ADMS – DATABASE MIGRATION SHOULD BE POSTPONED UNTIL INSTRUCTED BELOW.
Database Update – applied ONCE from one Autodesk Data Management Server (ADMS) instance as specified.
WARNING: DO NOT PROCEED until Update 2 has been successfully applied on ALL ADMS servers.
1. Single Site, use your only ADMS Console.
2. Multi-Site (file replication), use any of the ADMS consoles.
3. Connected Workgroup (file and SQL replication) use one of the ADMS Consoles on the Publisher Workgroup.
a. Restart the web service by typing 'iisreset' at the command prompt.
b. Open the ADMS Console and perform the database migration.
c. If necessary, attach any previously detached databases and allow the migration to complete.
Rebuild Search Indexes - applied on every Autodesk Data Management Server (ADMS).
1. Open the Autodesk Data Management Server console and begin a Rebuild Search Indexes.
Following is an overview of what is being addressed by this Update for Purge related issues:
· Enable Purge: Purge functionality is currently disabled and it will be enabled by this Update, however, upon installation of the Update, Purge will remain disabled on existing vaults, with an option for the administrator to enable it. Before enabling Purge on existing vaults, it is strongly recommended to run Autodesk Reference Repair Utility on those vaults and repair any references that are identified by the utility as missing from specific parent file versions. For more information on how to enable Purge and how to use Autodesk Reference Repair Utility (installed by this Update), please refer to Help on Vault Wiki.
· Repair References: As part of migration after the installation of the Update, references that can be repaired by the migration process will be repaired. There may still be references that cannot be repaired during migration; it is strongly recommended to run Autodesk Reference Repair Utility and repair any references that are identified by the utility as missing from specific parent file versions. For more information on Autodesk Reference Repair Utility (installed by this Update), please refer to Help on Vault Wiki.
Note 1: Inventor (or Apprentice Server) must be present on the machine where Reference Repair Utility run in order to process Inventor files.
For a successful scan by the Reference Repair Utility, please ensure the following:
a. Version (Release) of Inventor (or Apprentice Server) installed on the machine is of same or higher than the version of Inventor with which the files to be scanned are created.
b. The last run version of Inventor (or Apprentice Server) installed on the machine is of same or higher than the version of Inventor with which the files to be scanned are created.
c. Apprentice Server must be run at least once prior to processing Inventor files using the Reference Repair Utility. For that, please run the corresponding application (such as Inventor / Inventor View) once. Otherwise, you may see a message about invalid path to Inventor project file.
Note 2: CAD files with reference repaired manually may require Check Out and Check In before Assign/Update Item.
Known Issues Resolved
· Multiple users simultaneously adding multiple DWGs to a Vault resulted in a time out during the upload.
· Multiple users simultaneously adding multiple DWGs to a Vault resulted in an upload error.
· Unexpected exit when attempting to go to working folder.
· Using Purge from Vault Explorer, historical versions of a file cannot be purged if the tip is in Released lifecycle state.
· In a Connected Workgroups environment, Purge cannot be performed from Vault Explorer without Administrative Ownership.
· Performing an Item update may result in Error 109.
· When multiple security settings are enabled on a folder, the settings would incorrectly prevent a user from performing a state change on a file.
· Error handling for Property Compliance Equivalence has been improved to avoid some instances of noncompliance.
· Performing a purge operation in some instances resulted in a loss of file dependencies.
· When selecting a different copy design folder, the error “the given key was not present in the dictionary” was thrown and a user could not continue.
· Corrects an issue where DWFs will not be generated when DWGs have an upper case file extension.
· When performing an Item Update on an AutoCAD Electrical project Item, the BOM quantities may all change to the value 1.
· Wrong item number assigned for a multiple file selection where the filename length exceeds 30 characters.
· Migrating to Autodesk Data Management Server 2012 may result in incorrect 'Standard Component' links on items. The correct link in these cases should have been 'Secondary Subcomponent Associated File'.
· Multiple web clients accessing a server with multiple vaults may have mixed results.
· When logged in with Windows authentication clicking on a file link occasionally resulted in the error, "An unexpected error has occurred".
· When downloading a file using the web client, double byte characters are not handled properly resulting in unreadable characters.
· After performing a Copy Design on an AutoCAD Electrical project, assigning an item on the project omits the WDP extension from the item number.
· Reduction in the occurrence of out of memory conditions by correcting a memory leak and adding large memory awareness.
· Batch plotting from Autodesk Vault may fail for legacy AutoCAD applications. Plotting may still fail if multiple AutoCAD products are installed (depending upon plotting compatibility).
· When ‘Enforce Unique File Names’ is enabled, attempting to copy and paste a non-CAD files results in an ‘Object reference not set to an instance of an object’ message.
· The correct Inventor project file was not being used when performing an Update View using Job Processor. Depending upon settings in Vault, this would result in using the administrative project file setting or a DWF publishing error.
· When connecting to a 2012 Autodesk Data Management Server using SSL and a server signed certificate, Vault Explorer may become unresponsive.
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