Nick Port

My bussness revloves around the use of AutoCAD. I recently installed Windows Vista Ultimit on my computer. After i tried to install AutoCAD 2005 on it to discover it would not work. Is there any patches in order to make it compatible. If not Is AutoCAD 2007 Compatible before i go and buy it. thank you


Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista AutoCAD 2007 and 2005 compatibility with Windows Vista

Konstantin Kamanin

Nick, you better contact Autodesk concerning this question. They are much more competent in their applications' compatibility issues than this forum inhabitants.





Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista AutoCAD 2007 and 2005 compatibility with Windows Vista

Mo Nail - MFST

Microsoft is unable to provide support for 3rd party products. You will need to contact the manufacturer.

You might start by going to http://discussion.autodesk.com/thread.jspa threadID=532684






Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista AutoCAD 2007 and 2005 compatibility with Windows Vista

Oniel Gardner

I installed vista premium and Autocad 2007 would not start.

I set the program to run in xp compatibility mode and to run as administrator and it worked.

You can do this by right clicking the icon and selecting properties.

When it starts you will be prompted to authorize changes to you setings .Say yes and you will be fine.





Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista AutoCAD 2007 and 2005 compatibility with Windows Vista

Nicj

Thanks it works. I should of thought of that. That feature of switching the Os capability has been around awhile.




Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista AutoCAD 2007 and 2005 compatibility with Windows Vista

AutoCadBrad

Quote: Oniel Gardner

"I installed vista premium and Autocad 2007 would not start.

I set the program to run in xp compatibility mode and to run as administrator and it worked.

You can do this by right clicking the icon and selecting properties.

When it starts you will be prompted to authorize changes to you setings .Say yes and you will be fine."



Hey--If this works when i get my vista machine next week I give you all my respect. Have you posted this on the Autodesk Site I have tried to look there and find nothing but more confusion. IF you haven't do you mind if I do, I will give you all the credit! I just think we should start a poll and see how many people this works for

Does the version of Vista matter Basic, Home Premium, or does it have to be business or ultimate And i assume it is the x32 bit version of Vista


Thanks,
AutoCadBrad






Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista AutoCAD 2007 and 2005 compatibility with Windows Vista

Eucrow

Here's another one for you guys. So i got ArchDesktop 2006 to run fine by clicking compatibility and running as administrator.

The only problem i have arises when i connect my laptop to my company's network. (By being physically in the office and plugging myself in via an ethernet cable) For some reason windows explorer can see our office's network shares (after providing the appropriate credentials) and other programs such as photoshop can open files on these network shares, however when i try to open a file on the network from within AutoCAD i'm told i dont have the right to access the network. Even though i'm in the admin group on my laptop and after right-clicking and checking run as admin in the compatibility tab. This is after i've already confirmed that i can see and open all other files on the network shares from standard windows explorer as well as from other programs.

I think its a UAC issue because as soon as i disable admin approval mode i have access to the shares. I've gone through the standard user analyzer tool, and have tried implementing the mitigations its suggested, but nothing has worked so far. I know Autodesk doesn't plan on releasing a patch anytime soon (its nice to have a monopoly in the CAD industry) so i thought i could shim it into working.

Can anyone help Or point me in the right direction.




Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista AutoCAD 2007 and 2005 compatibility with Windows Vista

Eucrow

UPDATE: I've tried a few things since i posted the above this morning. I've established that the program behaves normally and does connect to network shares when UAC (via turning off admin approval mode) is turned off.

Now, with UAC on, i killed the explorer.exe process (via taskmanager) opened up a command prompt by right clicking it and running it as admin and then restarted explorer.exe from there, in the hopes that i would get an explorer process which had inherited the elevated token from the command prompt parent. This allowed me to start cad normally without the elevation prompt since i was already running an elevated token, but unfortunately this wouldn't allow me to connect to the network share.

Using the SUA many of the errors i get are due to the fact that CAD calls for the BUILT_IN admin account upon launch. Is there any shim that can be applied through ACT 5 that would allow CAD or trick it into thinking that its writing to the BUILT_IN admin account Or a shim that would effectively turn off UAC on a per program basis (I'm guessing not since any change to UAC, or admin approval mode specifically, requires a restart.) The standard Run as Administrator check box fixes most problems with the program, in fact the only problem i have beyond those that can be fixed with RunasAdmin is this network one. And a few redraw errors which can be fixed with Disabling desktop composition.

Also if this is of importance, i'm not trying to get this network feature to work under a standard user account, rather i'm trying to get it to work on an admin account under admin approval mode.




Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista AutoCAD 2007 and 2005 compatibility with Windows Vista

Osama Alex

Thank you a lot for sharing your experience, I'm really glad to know that so I don't have to run AutoCad 2007 from Virtual OS!
Thank you






Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista AutoCAD 2007 and 2005 compatibility with Windows Vista

chaoticmum

I did the same and it's working for me, currently.

Great advice - thanks so much!





Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista AutoCAD 2007 and 2005 compatibility with Windows Vista

Amazingenzo

I think that that works only if you've upgraded xp to vista with autocad installed before.

But what about if you have a new pc with vista.

Do you think that I can run the setup prog by "right clicking"





Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista AutoCAD 2007 and 2005 compatibility with Windows Vista

Amazingenzo

Done it. error message still appears, but works fine when choosing run the programm.

thanks





Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista AutoCAD 2007 and 2005 compatibility with Windows Vista

Nicj

Yes it still works i have wiped my computer and added three partitions and am now running XP ,Vista an Linux. But to answer your question i installed auto CAD on Vista and changed the compatibility and run as an administrator and work perfectly. you may get a warning message beside allow window but once you okay, all you will get is the allow or deny screen after that and it will work. You can use this method for many other programs.If you want to be stupid and shut off the UCA and allow all the spyware and any other computer damaging programs on your computer be my guest and join the many other stupid idiotic people. hope this helped.




Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista AutoCAD 2007 and 2005 compatibility with Windows Vista

xhex101

i just bought a new pc with windows vista premiun pre installed can i, still set the program to run in xp compatibility mode

and run as administrator and if not what can i do i have 07 autocad






Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista AutoCAD 2007 and 2005 compatibility with Windows Vista

juan c torres

Hi I bay a laptop that contain windows vista. I intalled auto cad 2005 but not function whit this operative system. You can hell me to resolved this problem. I want to know what i need to do. Thanks.