Problem: Running DWG TrueView 2018 on Windows Server Remote Desktop Services / Terminal Services (RDS/TS) without having to change permissions or give users administrative privileges.

The registry entries (all String values) can be copied from the user profile that was used when installing DWG TrueView 2018. The information below is for the English version of Autodesk DWG TrueView 2018; other language versions may vary the “1001:409” section of the key below.

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\DWG TrueView
    • CurVer
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\DWG TrueView\R16
    • CurVer
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\DWG TrueView\R16\dwgviewr-1001:409
    • AllUsersFolder
    • AutodeskShared32Folder
    • AutodeskSharedFolder
    • DownloadedProgramFilesFolder
    • GraphicsCacheFolder
    • LocalRootFolder
    • PublicFolder
    • RoamableRootFolder
    • SystemFolder

Important: Three of these need tweaking per user (GraphicsCacheFolderLocalRootFolderRoamableRootFolder) to point at the appropriate user profile folder.

There is also a set of files installed to C:\Users\Public\Documents\Autodesk (or wherever your Public user folder resides) that need to be left in place.

When each user opens a .dwg file for the first time (or runs DWG TrueView directly) then the Autodesk installer will run and populate all other missing entries automatically (without trying to elevate).