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How do I use Admin Image for gate keeping?

Question asked by Dwight Livingston on Oct 12, 2017
Latest reply on Dec 20, 2017 by Dwight Livingston

I want to set up an Admin Image (2016 in this case) so that Solidworks installs only if the machine is on my list.This is my first time doing using an Admin Image, and I am wondering why it's so hard. Some questions:


1. Is this a reasonable goal, something a lot of admins would find useful?


2. Should Solidworks make this easier to do?


I found a work-around, but it is tedious to implement. (I think it was mentioned in a post on the forum, but I can't find that post now.) For the Global Settings and group settings, only eDrawings gets installed. Anybody whose machine is not specified just gets eDrawings. The machines listed get the whole package. Thing was, I had to create these settings for each machine individually, and it took awhile.


3. Any easier way to do it than what I described here?


In addition, it'd be nice if I could dump in a list of machine names, rather than entering those one-by-one.