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    Cad Manager Tools to Disable Communication Center

    I am trying to use the CAD Manager Tools to disable the Communication Center, but I don't see it where they indicate it should be...it's not under (Start > All Programs > Auotodesk). Is there any other place I can find it?


    PS: I have used REGEDIT to disable the communication Center before when I had Windows XP, but with Windows 7 I only get 17 files showing up under Regedit...none of which are the right one.

    Thanks
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    Const CommCenterReg = "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012\Components\CadManagerControl\CommunicationCen ter"
    WshShell.RegWrite CommCenterReg & "\EnableCommunicationCenter", 0, "REG_DWORD"

    WshShell.RegWrite CommCenterReg & "\EnableNonPatchNotifications", 0, "REG_DWORD"
    WshShell.RegWrite CommCenterReg & "\MaintenancePatchNotificationOption", 0, "REG_DWORD"
    WshShell.RegWrite CommCenterReg & "\EnableSerialNumberPassing", 0, "REG_DWORD"
    WshShell.RegWrite CommCenterReg & "\PreviewMode", 0, "REG_DWORD"
    Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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      #3
      It is also worth renaming the actual DLL. With all the reg settings to 0, the dll still loads as a service. Some folks like to delete the file but I prefer to keep in around "just in case", so I just rename it from WSCommCntr3.dll to WSCommCntr3.not. In Windows 7 the file lives in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\WSCommCntr3\lib.

      Aaron, the script had a line that did the rename, right below the lines you quoted. I am polishing a better version that better supports a Revit install on a machine that has already had the CommCenter disabled. Stay tuned for a post on all that jazz.

      Gordon
      Pragmatic Praxis

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        #4
        For now i have so much chaos between myself and IT, i havent even talked to them about the scripts yet. Waiting til everyone HAS 2012 on their re-imaged machines. LOL.
        Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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          #5
          Originally posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
          Const CommCenterReg = "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012\Components\CadManagerControl\CommunicationCen ter"
          WshShell.RegWrite CommCenterReg & "\EnableCommunicationCenter", 0, "REG_DWORD"

          WshShell.RegWrite CommCenterReg & "\EnableNonPatchNotifications", 0, "REG_DWORD"
          WshShell.RegWrite CommCenterReg & "\MaintenancePatchNotificationOption", 0, "REG_DWORD"
          WshShell.RegWrite CommCenterReg & "\EnableSerialNumberPassing", 0, "REG_DWORD"
          WshShell.RegWrite CommCenterReg & "\PreviewMode", 0, "REG_DWORD"
          Thanks Aaron...can you give me hint as to what to do with this? The HKLM file isn't listed when I run Regedit. I'm not a computer guy...just an Architect

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            #6
            Hi Henry,

            If you have AutoCad loaded on the box as well as revit, the Command Center controls are going to be in a number of places in the registry.

            Use the find function in Regedit with the search string as "enableCommunicationCenter" It will locate the first instance of that string in the registry. Once you have applied the changes hit F3 to locate the next string - repeat until finished.

            It may be slightly different for each computer, but for me, the first instance was as per the attached jpg.
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            Ian Kidston
            http://allextensions.com.au

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              #7
              FWIW on my single installation I have the CAD Manager within C:\Program Files\Autodesk\CAD Manager Tools
              William Sutherland rias riba
              WS Architecture Ltd

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