We have had reports from a couple of customers installing Inventor 2011 SP2, and using Windows Authentication, that it brings back the problem fixed by DL15651099. The issue was also reported on this blog here: Cracking the Vault
BEFORE READING THE REST OF THIS POST THERE IS AN UPDATE POSTED HERE
DL15651099 should be slipstreamed Inventor 2011 SP2 but Autodesk is investigating the possibility of a Hotfix for Inventor 2011 SP2. The difficuilty for Autodesk is that we are unable to reproduce this internally. Its not therefore possible to begin a hotfix process.
We have been told that the issue is not reproducible if you install the Inventor 2011 SP2 + Vault 2012 Client Compatibility Patch.
Furthermore if you take the Connectivity.Proxies.WinAuth.dll from a machine with only Inventor 2011 SP1 (+DL15651099) system and replace the version installed by Inventor 2011 Update 2, it should avoid the issue.
If you right click on the "Connectivity.Proxies.WinAuth.dll" the version numbers should be as follows:-
Autodesk fully supports all editions of Autodesk Vault 2011 and later in virtual environments. Autodesk will investigate issues reported with the Autodesk Vault software running in virtual environments. Where issues are confirmed to be unrelated to the virtualization software, Autodesk will support its software in a manner that is consistent with support provided when that software is not running in virtualization software. Autodesk may ask the customer to send a copy of the latest backup so that Autodesk can reproduce the potential issue.
If it is determined that either the virtualization software or the virtual environment is contributing to performance or other issues, Autodesk reserves the right to ask the customer to reproduce the potential issue on a physical machine outside of the virtualization software.
It is advised that you allocate the Autodesk Vault recommended system requirements or higher when configuring the virtual guest on which Autodesk Vault is installed.
Autodesk only supports Autodesk Vault and will not provide support for virtualization hardware or software.
Autodesk Vault 2011 and later were tested on VMware ESXi version 4.0.0 and VMware Workstation version 6.5.2.
· Microsoft’s support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software can be found here.
· Microsoft’s support policy for Microsoft SQL Server products running in a hardware virtualization environment can be found here.
· “Virtualization Snapshots for Hyper-V or for any virtualization vendor are not supported to use with SQL Server in a virtual machine. It is possible that you may not encounter any problems when using snapshots and SQL Server, but Microsoft will not provide technical support to SQL Server customers for a virtual machine that was restored from a snapshot.” Microsoft Article ID 956893