How to download the full updated version of the Autodesk Desktop App

March 22, 2022 Ken Williams

How to download the full updated version of the Autodesk Desktop App

Issue:

The Autodesk_Desktop_App_Bootstrap.exe crashes with no error message while installing the Autodesk Desktop App.

Solution:

 

  1. Download the Autodesk desktop App Bootstrap from here: https://www.autodesk.com/desktop-app
  2. Go to C:\users\%username%\Downloads and click on Autodesk_Desktop_App_Bootstrap.exe to start the installation.
  3. If it fails to install go back to C:\users\%username%\Downloads and there should be a “update.xml” file. Open this file. You can use Internet Explorer to view the file.
  4. When viewing the update.xml file you will find a download location towards the bottom. At the time this blog was created, the newest version location is https://emsfs.autodesk.com/utility/wingman/installer/8_3_0_71/

  1. Add AdApplicationManager-installer.exe at the end of the URL. So the final URL to put into your browser to download will be: https://emsfs.autodesk.com/utility/wingman/installer/8_3_0_71/AdApplicationManager-installer.exe
  2. Past this URL into your Internet browser to download the full update version of the Autodesk desktop app.

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Ken Williams

Installation Technical Support Specialist<br><br>Ken Williams has over 20 years of experience as a systems administrator helping organizations with installation, configuration, and maintenance. At IMAGINiT, Ken puts his knowledge of Microsoft, SQL, servers, and Autodesk to work ensuring clients are able to stay up-and-running, install their software easily, and maintain their solutions.

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