When you create a Revit 2012 deployment, use the Revit 2012 Deployment Utility to include custom Revit.ini settings, and to suppress the paths that locate Autodesk content. When it executes, this utility runs against the image before it deploys to the client systems.
This utility has 2 tabs:
- Custom Revit.ini – This creates a custom output inifile.xml by merging the custom Revit.ini file with the original inifile.xml file.
- Suppress Content - This communicates with the AdminImage and removes the URLs that are used to locate Autodesk content. This ensures that content is not downloaded.
Using the Revit 2012 Deployment Utility
The RevitDeploymentUtility.zip contains 2 files you will use:
- Locate the revit2012deploymentutility.zip.
- Save the utility to your hard drive.
- Extract its files to the same location as the deployment.
- Run the EXE to display the Revit 2012 Deployment Utility dialog.
Creating Custom Revit.ini File
- Create a backup of the inifile.xml. In the deployment folders, the inifile.xml can be found in a location similar to …<deploymentlocation>\AdminImage\x64\RAC2012. This path may vary depending on the Revit product being deployed and if it is 32-bit or 64-bit.
- On the Revit 2012 Deployment Utility dialog, select Custom Revit.ini.
- Click License Agreement, read and accept the license agreement.
- In the Custom Revit.ini field, browse to the custom Revit.ini.
- In the Original inifile.xml field, browse to the inifile.xml backup.
- In the Output inifile.xml field, browse to the deployment output located in the location similar to …<deploymentlocation>\AdminImage\x64\RAC2012. This path may vary depending on the Revit product being deployed, and whether or not it is 32-bit or 64-bit.
- Click Execute.
Supressing Content Download
- On the Revit 2012 Deployment Utility dialog, select Suppress Content.
- In the Master document field, browse to the AdminImage\content\Revit directory.
- Select the RAC, RME, or RST XML file you want to deploy.
- Click Execute. This action removes the URL paths that locate content, and renames content cabinets to prevent them from being installed.
Note: This affects all deployments that use this AdminImage.