The Autodesk New 2022 Deployment Wizard gives Not Enough Disk Space Error

May 10, 2021 Jeff Lotan

Issue:

You are creating new deployments using the web interface and start getting errors about not enough disk space when trying to create the deployment by executing the 12MB .exe file.

Steps to reproduce:

Using the new “Custom Install” interface to create a deployment:

Notice I used the D: <drive> for the deployment location.

Click “Create deployment” and download it to the local hard drive.

Again, notice this is saved to the D:<drive>.

 

Note: this ACAD_AdvanceSteel.exe is not the deployment itself, it is a 12MB file that is used to create the deployment in the folder specified in the above wizard.

When you execute/run the ACAD_AdvanceSteel.exe it will extract files to the

D:\Deploy\ACAD_AdvanceSteel folder and that is the new deployment.

When extracting you may encounter an error “Not enough space on local drive.  Free up some space and try again.”

The log file may show something like this:

[2021-05-04 18:22:06.145411] [0x000018b0] [debug] [0x0000163c] [107] Total removed packed size =  0

[2021-05-04 18:22:06.146411] [0x000018b0] [debug] [0x0000163c] [108] Total removed unpacked size =  0

[2021-05-04 18:22:06.146411] [0x000018b0] [error] [0x0000163c] [109]  Not enough space on local drive

 

Causes:

Autodesk is forcing many files/folders to be created in C:\Autodesk\WI folder even when the Deployment and downloads never go there. 

The folder will look something like this:

 

Solution:

Basically, you are out of disk space on the C:<drive>.  You will need to free up the disk space.  You can either move the files to another drive or delete them.

Another location many files/folders are left behind is in the Windows Temporary files folders under each users login on the machine.  Microsoft has an article that can help:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/disk-cleanup-in-windows-10-8a96ff42-5751-39ad-23d6-434b4d5b9a68

And

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/tips-to-free-up-drive-space-on-your-pc-4d97fc4a-0175-8d49-ac2f-bcf27de46d34

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Jeff Lotan

Sr. Technical Support Specialist - Licensing<br><br>I am charged with mentoring and training team members in the proper use our systems and tools, documenting NSC processes, and providing feedback and ideas to the management team towards improving the customer experience. I am also a major contributor to our technical support blog and internal knowledge base.

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