We have had a hard time since day one with AutoCAD. We have mostly been able to distribute everything without issue, except for AutoCAD.
The first thing I will say that I don't understand is that I have never, ever assigned any permissions to the software share, but it has never had problems distributing or deploying. I thought that's what the network access account was for, but evidently not. I run the effective permissions on multiple folders containing software we distribute and deploy, but am yet to find anything that gives even read rights to my network access account, or my site server(s), or distribution points, or anything. So that is a mystery to me.
Today, however, my problem has increased substantially. I had to distribute the AutoCAD package via prestaged content files in order to get it to distribute properly. Now that it has been sitting happily on my distribution points for a couple of months, a desktop admin made an update to the package and attempted to update the distribution points. We both assumed that the only thing that updates are the changes. They all went immediately to failed, except for the local site server that the data actually exists on (it is a distribution point and the primary site).
I look at the PkgXferMgr.log and I see a ton of messages that say "Abandoning send request because address is not available at this time". It is also full of errors that say "Send request XXXXXX is skipped for site DISTPOINT1.mydomain.com" for every distribution point I have. Now, we do have a rule in effect that distributions will not occur during business hours, but when I try to deploy a different package it is at least sitting in "In progress" rather than failed. I should also add that once the package's status went to failed, this is what the error read;
"Distriubtion Manager failed to access the source directory \\blah\blah\blah" for content "AutoCAD 32bit"
Possible cause: Distribution Manager does not have sufficient rights to the source directory.
Solution: Verify that the site server computer account has at least Read access to the directory you specify as the source directory.
Possible cause: There is not enough disk space available on the site server.
Solution: Verify that there is enough free disk space available on the site server."
In the past, even when it seemed to have transferred properly, it has always filled with errors like this;
"Not copying: AdminImag\x86\acadmap\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\GIS\ImportExport\9.1\tcl_library\grammar_peg\peg_interp.tcl"
If anyone can help I would appreciate it very much.