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    For some time now I've been getting, albeit intermittently, these warnings on launching 2017.2...

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    For each and every addin.

    Selecting "Always Load" - gets me past the dialog, but doesn't have any affect (it seemingly failing to acknowledge/record my response).

    It's not the end of the world, but it is also accompanied by the occasional zero'ing of defined places & paths.

    And that is an annoyance.


    Perhaps related (?) my IE also refuses to accept/record my browser preference....

    Thinking it could be something to with the .ini and/or write access to it - but I as a user, I have full rights to what I will with either via Windows Explorer.

    It could also be because our 2017.2 are deployed installs - sans addins (they were added after) - but it's all a bit of a head scratcher tbh.

    Any ideas/advice?

    #2
    In AutoCAD you get these messages if the addon is not put in a 'trusted path'
    Maybe, just maybe, .. Autodesk has some same policies for Revit and DWG the same way. Doubt it however..


    https://knowledge.autodesk.com/suppo...351AF-htm.html

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      #3
      Originally posted by snowyweston View Post
      For some time now I've been getting, albeit intermittently, these warnings on launching 2017.2...



      For each and every addin.

      Selecting "Always Load" - gets me past the dialog, but doesn't have any affect (it seemingly failing to acknowledge/record my response).

      It's not the end of the world, but it is also accompanied by the occasional zero'ing of defined places & paths.

      And that is an annoyance.


      Perhaps related (?) my IE also refuses to accept/record my browser preference....

      Thinking it could be something to with the .ini and/or write access to it - but I as a user, I have full rights to what I will with either via Windows Explorer.

      It could also be because our 2017.2 are deployed installs - sans addins (they were added after) - but it's all a bit of a head scratcher tbh.

      Any ideas/advice?
      With this option ADSK is trying to add the certificate to Trusted Publishers, which can only be done if you are a local admin. Unfortunately, if you are not a local admin ADSK can't be bothered to TELL you it didn't work, you just get annoyed by the repeating question. Also, it's possible that you ARE a local admin, but IT has adding certs locked down. And with good reason, as this is a massive potential security issue.
      Your best bet is to extract the certificate and then have IT push it to everyone with Group Policy. Alternatively you could push it with PowerShell or something, but you would need a user account that is not being limited by GPO. It gets messy.
      Pragmatic Praxis

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        #4
        We get the same thing -seemingly random it doesnt always happen- and im constantly getting queried about it. I keep telling people to just click always load but they get scared when it pops up again a few days later. Why would it only hapen ooccasionally and not everytime? Most of our staff shutdown at night and startup again next day.
        Our software installs are usually by deployment, from our head office in Melbourne. And I later install whatever addins people need with my limited admin credentials. Might be time to have another chat with IT.
        There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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          #5
          Yeah, I remembered why I uninstalled 2017 on my home computer when I had to reinstall for work...

          That reminds me....I need to find 2017.2.2 now if I want to keep working at home time to time, we got updated at work last night.

          (nevermind....turns out I actually have access to the update)
          Last edited by MPwuzhere; September 1, 2017, 01:30 PM.
          Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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            #6
            I recently had a bunch of issues with Revit and addins.
            Some of them were saying they installed, but actually not showing up on task bars, I also found my computer was ridiculously slow and revit was having a lot of trouble doing tasks.

            I ended up finding one of the problems, it was OneDrive and it was just basically trying to do an update non-stop and was eating around 30% of my processer power continually.

            These were all symptoms and I never found exactly what the cause was.

            I ended up formatting my machine this week, and reinstalling Revit (and all my add ins) and they have since worked perfectly and the OneDrive problem is gone my computer is just working as it should.

            I'm not saying you should format, but in my case it sorted out all the problems I was having in one go.

            Now I am wondering if it is linked really to Windows, as I was using a Windows 7 that I upgraded to Windows 10.
            After formatting I installed a proper version of Windows 10 (not the update from 7) and maybe this fixed a bunch of things.

            Don't know exactly why, but a clean machine made things all run properly - so there was Something in the messing up multiple programs...and I have a feeling Windows was the source....Nothing really to prove my theory, but as one drive seemed to be a massive problem then I think there is a link there somewhere.

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              #7
              FWIW, I think automating the certificate install is BY FAR the best answer. Training people to click OK to a question they don't understand is begging for bigger problems later. It's borderline a social engineering hack, and the target is doing the work.

              Elton, if you are doing the installs with local admin credentials, you could extract the CERT file and automate that along with the addin install. It's a one liner in PowerShell, and I think a triple ok if you just launch the CERT like a program. Once the CERT for a particular developer is installed then all programs that use it will launch with no nag dialogs. And woo to that.
              Pragmatic Praxis

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                #8
                I am glad I am not alone.

                I am also glad I now have competent IT to pass this on to.

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