Vault 2017.2.4 Update

Release Notes - Readme file
Autodesk, Inc.

In a continuing effort to provide high quality products, Autodesk has released Autodesk Vault 2017.2.4 Update (Client) and Autodesk Vault 2017.2.4 Update (Server) for Autodesk Vault Basic 2017, Autodesk Vault Workgroup 2017, and Autodesk Vault Professional 2017. The update fixes or addresses a variety of issues pertaining to those releases.

This README file highlights how to download and install the Service Pack and what has been fixed.


NOTE: Throughout this Readme document references to Vault 2017 will apply to Autodesk Vault Basic 2017, Autodesk Vault Workgroup 2017 and Autodesk Vault Professional 2017.

DOWNLOAD LOCATION

Locate the Autodesk Vault 2017.2.4 Update files by signing into your Autodesk Account or you can install it in the Autodesk Desktop App.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Client:

  1. Autodesk Vault Basic 2017.2
  2. Autodesk Vault Workgroup 2017.2
  3. Autodesk Vault Professional 2017.2

Server:

  1. Autodesk Vault Basic Server 2017.2
  2. Autodesk Vault Workgroup Server 2017.2
  3. Autodesk Vault Professional Server 2017.2

INSTALLATION

 

CLIENT INSTALLATION

Vault 2017.2.4 Update is applicable to every Autodesk Vault Client 2017.

  1. Run '2017.2.4_Client.msp' on each workstation that has a Vault client installed.
  2. Alternatively, install the Vault 2017.2.4 Update on each workstation using Autodesk Desktop App.

Special Configuration Required for 'Revit Link' update

To configure this setting, manually add a property called "ExcludeLinkedFiles" and set this property to True/False in the ApplicationPreferences.xml file.

  1. Close any Revit application.
  2. Open ApplicationPreferences.xml file in a text editor. (Typically found at "C:\Users(username)\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Revit 201x Vault Addin".)
  3. Add the following line under the Category "ApplicationOptions" with the desired value (True/False).
    1. <Category ID="ApplicationOptions">
    2. <Property Name="ExcludeLinkedFiles" Value="True" />
    3. </Category>
  4. Relaunch the Revit application.

 

SERVER INSTALLATION

WARNING: Failure to follow these instructions properly may result in unusable sites.

NOTE: Always ensure that a successful backup has been performed before applying any updates.

SINGLE SITE

Update Installation

  1. Reset the web service on the Autodesk Data Management Server (ADMS) by typing 'IISRESET' at a command prompt.
  2. Run '2017.2.4_Server.msp' on the server to install the update.
  3. Open the ADMS Console and migrate all un-migrated databases and libraries before proceeding.
  4. Close the ADMS Console application.

Database Update

  1. Open a command prompt and navigate to the installed location of Connectivity.ADMSConsole.exe.
  2. Run ADMS b2bmigrate operation in command line mode:
  3. A 'migration successful' dialog will display when the b2bmigrate operation has completed.
  4. If necessary, open ADMS Console and attach any previously detached databases.

MULTI SITE (file replication)

Update Installation – applied to every Autodesk Vault File Server (AVFS).

  1. Reset the web service by typing 'IISRESET' at a server command prompt.
  2. Run '2017.2.4_Server.msp' on an AVFS site to install the update.
  3. Repeat the preceding steps for every AVFS site.

CONNECTED WORKGROUP (file and SQL replication)

Update Installation – applied to every Autodesk Vault Server (ADMS) and Autodesk Vault File Server (AVFS) in all workgroups.

  1. Reset the web service by typing 'IISRESET' at a server command prompt.
  2. Run '2017.2.4_Server.msp' on an ADMS site to install the update.
  3. Repeat the preceding steps for every ADMS site in all workgroups.
  4. Open one ADMS Console on the Publisher workgroup and migrate all databases and libraries before proceeding.
  5. Close the ADMS Console application.

Database Update – applied ONCE from ONE Autodesk Vault Server (ADMS) on the Publisher workgroup ONLY.

WARNING: DO NOT PROCEED until the update has been successfully applied on ALL ADMS sites in all workgroups.

  1. Ensure that all workgroups are online and accessible before proceeding. Do not proceed until the Replication Status | Merge Information dialog shows "Waiting 60 second(s) before polling for further changes." for each replicated vault and library.
  2. Open a command prompt and navigate to the installed location of Connectivity.ADMSConsole.exe.
  3. Run ADMS b2bmigrate operation in command line mode:
  4. A 'migration successful' dialogue will display when the b2bmigrate operation has completed.
  5. If necessary, open ADMS Console and attach any previously detached databases.
  6. Update all Autodesk Vault File Server (AVFS) in all workgroups following the steps in the Multi-site instructions above.



KNOWN ISSUES:

  1. The following entry to web.config is required to enable the below 'database deadlock occurrences' update.
    1. Locate web.config on the server. (Typyically found at 'C:\Program Files\Autodesk\ADMS Professional 2017\Server\Web\Services'.)
    2. Using a text editor, navigate to the <database> section.
    3. Add a line to this section with the following text.
    4. <deadlocks retry="3" minPause="500" maxPause="2000"/>


SUMMARY OF ISSUES ADDRESSED

2017.2.4 Update:
Note: JIRA issue IDs are marked along with the issue statements, as this helps customers track the issues.

2017.2.3 Update:
Note: JIRA issue IDs are marked along with the issue statements, as this helps customers track the issues.

2017.2.2 Update:
Note: JIRA issue IDs are marked along with the issue statements, as this helps customers track the issues.

2017.2.1 Update:
Note: JIRA issue IDs are marked along with the issue statements, as this helps customers track the issues.

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