Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)


This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform silent or interactive installs and uninstalls of Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 using the Powershell App Deployment Toolkit. The PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit can be used to replace your WiseScript, VBScript and Batch wrapper scripts with one versatile, re-usable and extensible tool. This tool is an absolute must for Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager (MEMCM) / (SCCM) Administrators or anyone who is responsible for packaging and deploying software.

How to Install Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 Using the PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit

  1. Download the Powershell App Deployment Toolkit 3.8.4:
  2. Download the zip file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  4. Enter the following command to remove the Zone.Identifier:
    • Unblock-File -Path C:\Downloads\PSAppDeployToolkit_v3.8.4.zip
  5. Enter the following command to extract the contents of the zip file:
    • Expand-Archive -Path C:\Downloads\PSAppDeployToolkit_v3.8.4.zip -DestinationPath C:\Downloads\PADT
  6. Enter the following commands to copy the AppDeployToolkit & Files folders to “C:\Downloads\AutoCAD_2023″:
    • Copy-Item -Path "C:\Downloads\PADT\Toolkit\AppDeployToolkit" -Destination "C:\Downloads\AutoCAD_2023\AppDeployToolkit" -Recurse
    • Copy-Item -Path "C:\Downloads\PADT\Toolkit\Files" -Destination "C:\Downloads\AutoCAD_2023\Files"

You should now see the AppDeploymentToolkit folder with files & the empty Files folder at “C:\Downloads\AutoCAD_2023″

  1. Sign in to Autodesk Account at: https://manage.autodesk.com
  2. Click All Products & Services on the Home page menu
  3. Click the download icon next to the product name
  1. Download the EXE’s to C:\Downloads
  2. Enter the following command to Extract the contents of the EXE’s:
    • AutoCAD_2023_English_Win_64bit_dlm_001_002.sfx.exe -suppresslaunch -d "C:\Downloads"
  3. Copythe contents of the extracted folder to “C:\Downloads\AutoCAD_2023\Files\”
    • You should now see a similar structure inside the Files directory
      • 3rd Party
      • Content
      • manifest
      • ODIS
      • SetupRes
      • x64
      • x86
      • dlm.ini
      • Setup.exe
      • Setup.exe.config
      • setup.xml
      • UPI2_BOM.xml
  4. Copy the PowerShell script below to “C:\Downloads\AutoCAD_2023″ & name it Deploy-AutoCAD_2023.ps1
<#
.SYNOPSIS
	This script performs the installation or uninstallation of Autodesk AutoCAD 2023.
	# LICENSE #
	PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit - Provides a set of functions to perform common application deployment tasks on Windows.
	Copyright (C) 2017 - Sean Lillis, Dan Cunningham, Muhammad Mashwani, Aman Motazedian.
	This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
	You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
.DESCRIPTION
	The script is provided as a template to perform an install or uninstall of an application(s).
	The script either performs an "Install" deployment type or an "Uninstall" deployment type.
	The install deployment type is broken down into 3 main sections/phases: Pre-Install, Install, and Post-Install.
	The script dot-sources the AppDeployToolkitMain.ps1 script which contains the logic and functions required to install or uninstall an application.
.PARAMETER DeploymentType
	The type of deployment to perform. Default is: Install.
.PARAMETER DeployMode
	Specifies whether the installation should be run in Interactive, Silent, or NonInteractive mode. Default is: Interactive. Options: Interactive = Shows dialogs, Silent = No dialogs, NonInteractive = Very silent, i.e. no blocking apps. NonInteractive mode is automatically set if it is detected that the process is not user interactive.
.PARAMETER AllowRebootPassThru
	Allows the 3010 return code (requires restart) to be passed back to the parent process (e.g. SCCM) if detected from an installation. If 3010 is passed back to SCCM, a reboot prompt will be triggered.
.PARAMETER TerminalServerMode
	Changes to "user install mode" and back to "user execute mode" for installing/uninstalling applications for Remote Destkop Session Hosts/Citrix servers.
.PARAMETER DisableLogging
	Disables logging to file for the script. Default is: $false.
.EXAMPLE
    PowerShell.exe .\Deploy-AutoCAD_2023.ps1 -DeploymentType "Install" -DeployMode "NonInteractive"
.EXAMPLE
    PowerShell.exe .\Deploy-AutoCAD_2023.ps1 -DeploymentType "Install" -DeployMode "Silent"
.EXAMPLE
    PowerShell.exe .\Deploy-AutoCAD_2023.ps1 -DeploymentType "Install" -DeployMode "Interactive"
.EXAMPLE
    PowerShell.exe .\Deploy-AutoCAD_2023.ps1 -DeploymentType "Uninstall" -DeployMode "NonInteractive"
.EXAMPLE
    PowerShell.exe .\Deploy-AutoCAD_2023.ps1 -DeploymentType "Uninstall" -DeployMode "Silent"
.EXAMPLE
    PowerShell.exe .\Deploy-AutoCAD_2023.ps1 -DeploymentType "Uninstall" -DeployMode "Interactive"
.NOTES
	Toolkit Exit Code Ranges:
	60000 - 68999: Reserved for built-in exit codes in Deploy-Application.ps1, Deploy-Application.exe, and AppDeployToolkitMain.ps1
	69000 - 69999: Recommended for user customized exit codes in Deploy-Application.ps1
	70000 - 79999: Recommended for user customized exit codes in AppDeployToolkitExtensions.ps1
.LINK
	http://psappdeploytoolkit.com
#>
[CmdletBinding()]
Param (
	[Parameter(Mandatory=$false)]
	[ValidateSet('Install','Uninstall','Repair')]
	[string]$DeploymentType = 'Install',
	[Parameter(Mandatory=$false)]
	[ValidateSet('Interactive','Silent','NonInteractive')]
	[string]$DeployMode = 'Interactive',
	[Parameter(Mandatory=$false)]
	[switch]$AllowRebootPassThru = $false,
	[Parameter(Mandatory=$false)]
	[switch]$TerminalServerMode = $false,
	[Parameter(Mandatory=$false)]
	[switch]$DisableLogging = $false
)

Try {
	## Set the script execution policy for this process
	Try { Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy 'ByPass' -Scope 'Process' -Force -ErrorAction 'Stop' } Catch {}

	##*===============================================
	##* VARIABLE DECLARATION
	##*===============================================
	## Variables: Application
	[string]$appVendor = 'Autodesk'
	[string]$appName = 'AutoCAD'
	[string]$appVersion = '2023'
	[string]$appArch = ''
	[string]$appLang = ''
	[string]$appRevision = ''
	[string]$appScriptVersion = '1.0.0'
	[string]$appScriptDate = 'XX/XX/20XX'
	[string]$appScriptAuthor = 'Jason Bergner'
	##*===============================================
	## Variables: Install Titles (Only set here to override defaults set by the toolkit)
	[string]$installName = ''
	[string]$installTitle = 'Autodesk AutoCAD 2023'

	##* Do not modify section below
	#region DoNotModify

	## Variables: Exit Code
	[int32]$mainExitCode = 0

	## Variables: Script
	[string]$deployAppScriptFriendlyName = 'Deploy Application'
	[version]$deployAppScriptVersion = [version]'3.8.4'
	[string]$deployAppScriptDate = '26/01/2021'
	[hashtable]$deployAppScriptParameters = $psBoundParameters

	## Variables: Environment
	If (Test-Path -LiteralPath 'variable:HostInvocation') { $InvocationInfo = $HostInvocation } Else { $InvocationInfo = $MyInvocation }
	[string]$scriptDirectory = Split-Path -Path $InvocationInfo.MyCommand.Definition -Parent

	## Dot source the required App Deploy Toolkit Functions
	Try {
		[string]$moduleAppDeployToolkitMain = "$scriptDirectory\AppDeployToolkit\AppDeployToolkitMain.ps1"
		If (-not (Test-Path -LiteralPath $moduleAppDeployToolkitMain -PathType 'Leaf')) { Throw "Module does not exist at the specified location [$moduleAppDeployToolkitMain]." }
		If ($DisableLogging) { . $moduleAppDeployToolkitMain -DisableLogging } Else { . $moduleAppDeployToolkitMain }
	}
	Catch {
		If ($mainExitCode -eq 0){ [int32]$mainExitCode = 60008 }
		Write-Error -Message "Module [$moduleAppDeployToolkitMain] failed to load: `n$($_.Exception.Message)`n `n$($_.InvocationInfo.PositionMessage)" -ErrorAction 'Continue'
		## Exit the script, returning the exit code to SCCM
		If (Test-Path -LiteralPath 'variable:HostInvocation') { $script:ExitCode = $mainExitCode; Exit } Else { Exit $mainExitCode }
	}

	#endregion
	##* Do not modify section above
	##*===============================================
	##* END VARIABLE DECLARATION
	##*===============================================

	If ($deploymentType -ine 'Uninstall' -and $deploymentType -ine 'Repair') {
		##*===============================================
		##* PRE-INSTALLATION
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Pre-Installation'

        ## Microsoft Intune Win32 App Workaround - Check If Running 32-bit Powershell on 64-bit OS, Restart as 64-bit Process
        If (!([Environment]::Is64BitProcess)){
        If([Environment]::Is64BitOperatingSystem){

        Write-Log -Message "Running 32-bit Powershell on 64-bit OS, Restarting as 64-bit Process..." -Severity 2
        $Arguments = "-NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy ByPass -WindowStyle Hidden -File `"" + $myinvocation.mycommand.definition + "`""
        $Path = (Join-Path $Env:SystemRoot -ChildPath "\sysnative\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe")

        Start-Process $Path -ArgumentList $Arguments -Wait
        Write-Log -Message "Finished Running x64 version of PowerShell"
        Exit

        }Else{
        Write-Log -Message "Running 32-bit Powershell on 32-bit OS"
        }
        }

		## Show Welcome Message, Close Autodesk AutoCAD With a 60 Second Countdown Before Automatically Closing
		Show-InstallationWelcome -CloseApps 'acad,adSSO,AutodeskDesktopApp,AdAppMgrSvc,ADPClientService,AdskLicensingService,AdskLicensingAgent,FNPLicensingService' -CloseAppsCountdown 60

		## Show Progress Message (with the default message)
		Show-InstallationProgress
   
		##*===============================================
		##* INSTALLATION
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Installation'

        If ($ENV:PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE -eq 'x86'){
        Write-Log -Message "Detected 32-bit OS Architecture. Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 is not supported on 32-bit operating systems." -Severity 1 -Source $deployAppScriptFriendlyName
      
        }
        Else
        {
        Write-Log -Message "Detected 64-bit OS Architecture" -Severity 1 -Source $deployAppScriptFriendlyName

        ## Install Autodesk AutoCAD 2023
        Show-InstallationProgress "Installing Autodesk AutoCAD 2023. This may take some time. Please wait..."
        Execute-Process -Path "$dirFiles\Setup.exe" -Parameters "-q" -WindowStyle Hidden
        }

        ## Remove AutoCAD 2023 Desktop Shortcut (If Present)
        If (Test-Path -Path "$envPublic\Desktop\AutoCAD 2023*.lnk") {
        Write-Log -Message "Removing AutoCAD 2023 Desktop Shortcut."
        Remove-Item -Path "$envPublic\Desktop\AutoCAD 2023*.lnk" -Force -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue 
        }

        ## Remove Autodesk Desktop App Desktop Shortcut (If Present)
        If (Test-Path -Path "$envPublic\Desktop\Autodesk Desktop App.lnk") {
        Write-Log -Message "Removing Autodesk Desktop App Desktop Shortcut."
        Remove-Item -Path "$envPublic\Desktop\Autodesk Desktop App.lnk" -Force -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue 
        }

        ## Disable Data Collection and Use (Autodesk Analytics)
        Write-Log -Message "Disabling Data Collection and Use (Autodesk Analytics)."

        [scriptblock]$HKCURegistrySettings = {
        Set-RegistryKey -Key 'HKCU\Software\Autodesk\MC3' -Name 'ADAOptIn' -Value 0 -Type DWord -SID $UserProfile.SID
        Set-RegistryKey -Key 'HKCU\Software\Autodesk\MC3' -Name 'ADARePrompted' -Value 1 -Type DWord -SID $UserProfile.SID
        }
        Invoke-HKCURegistrySettingsForAllUsers -RegistrySettings $HKCURegistrySettings -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
       
		##*===============================================
		##* POST-INSTALLATION
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Post-Installation'

	}
	ElseIf ($deploymentType -ieq 'Uninstall')
	{
		##*===============================================
		##* PRE-UNINSTALLATION
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Pre-Uninstallation'

        ## Disable Autodesk Licensing Service
        Set-Service -Name 'AdskLicensingService' -StartupType 'Disabled' -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

        ## Disable FlexNet Licensing Service
        Set-Service -Name 'FlexNet Licensing Service' -StartupType 'Disabled' -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

		## Show Welcome Message, Close Autodesk AutoCAD With a 60 Second Countdown Before Automatically Closing
		Show-InstallationWelcome -CloseApps 'acad,adSSO,AutodeskDesktopApp,AdAppMgrSvc,ADPClientService,AdskLicensingService,AdskLicensingAgent,FNPLicensingService' -CloseAppsCountdown 60

        ## Show Progress Message (With a Message to Indicate the Application is Being Uninstalled)
        Show-InstallationProgress -StatusMessage "Uninstalling $installTitle. Please Wait..."

		##*===============================================
		##* UNINSTALLATION
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Uninstallation'

        ## Uninstall Autodesk Material Library 2023
        Remove-MSIApplications "Autodesk Material Library 2023"

        ## Uninstall Autodesk Material Library Base Resolution Image Library 2023
        Remove-MSIApplications "Autodesk Material Library Base Resolution Image Library 2023"

        ## Uninstall Autodesk Licensing
        If (Test-Path -Path "$envProgramFilesX86\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\AdskLicensing\uninstall.exe") {
        Write-log -Message "Uninstalling Autodesk Licensing." 
        Execute-Process -Path "$envProgramFilesX86\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\AdskLicensing\uninstall.exe" -Parameters "--mode unattended" -WindowStyle Hidden
        Start-Sleep -Seconds 5
        }

        ## Uninstall Autodesk Save to Web and Mobile
        Remove-MSIApplications "Autodesk Save to Web and Mobile"

        ## Uninstall Autodesk AutoCAD 2023
        $AppList = Get-InstalledApplication -Name 'Autodesk AutoCAD 2023'
        ForEach ($App in $AppList)
        {
        If($App.UninstallString)
        {
        $GUID = Get-ChildItem -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall" | Get-ItemProperty | Where-Object {$_.DisplayName -match 'Autodesk AutoCAD 2023' } | Select-Object -Property PSChildName
        Write-log -Message "Found $($App.DisplayName) $($App.DisplayVersion) and a valid uninstall string, now attempting to uninstall."       
        If (Test-Path -Path "$envProgramFiles\Autodesk\AdODIS\V1\Installer.exe") {
        Execute-Process -Path "$envProgramFiles\Autodesk\AdODIS\V1\Installer.exe" -Parameters "-i uninstall -q -m C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ODIS\metadata\$($GUID.PSChildName)\bundleManifest.xml" -WindowStyle Hidden -IgnoreExitCodes "1603"
        Start-Sleep -Seconds 5
        }
        }
        }

        ## Uninstall AutoCAD Open in Desktop
        Remove-MSIApplications "AutoCAD Open in Desktop"

        ## Uninstall Autodesk AutoCAD Performance Feedback Tool 1.3.12
        Remove-MSIApplications "Autodesk AutoCAD Performance Feedback Tool"

        ## Uninstall Autodesk App Manager
        Remove-MSIApplications "Autodesk App Manager"

        ## Uninstall Autodesk Featured Apps
        Remove-MSIApplications "Autodesk Featured Apps"

        ## Uninstall Autodesk Desktop App
        If (Test-Path -Path "$envProgramFilesX86\Autodesk\Autodesk Desktop App\removeAdAppMgr.exe") {
        Write-log -Message "Uninstalling the Autodesk Desktop App."
        Execute-Process -Path "$envProgramFilesX86\Autodesk\Autodesk Desktop App\removeAdAppMgr.exe" -Parameters "--mode unattended" -WindowStyle Hidden
        Start-Sleep -Seconds 5
        }

        ## Uninstall Autodesk Single Sign On Component
        Remove-MSIApplications "Autodesk Single Sign On Component"

        ## Cleanup Autodesk Directories
        $Users = Get-ChildItem C:\Users
        foreach ($user in $Users){

        $AutodeskDir1 = "$($user.fullname)\AppData\Local\Autodesk"
        If (Test-Path $AutodeskDir1) {
        Write-Log -Message "Cleanup $AutodeskDir1 Directory."
        Remove-Item -Path $AutodeskDir1 -Force -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        Start-Sleep -Seconds 5
        }

        $AutodeskDir2 = "$($user.fullname)\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk"
        If (Test-Path $AutodeskDir2) {
        Write-Log -Message "Cleanup $AutodeskDir2 Directory."
        Remove-Item -Path $AutodeskDir2 -Force -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        Start-Sleep -Seconds 5
        }
        }

        If (Test-Path -Path "$envAllUsersProfile\Autodesk\") {
        Write-Log -Message "Cleanup $envAllUsersProfile\Autodesk\ Directory."
        Remove-Item -Path "$envAllUsersProfile\Autodesk\" -Force -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue 
        Start-Sleep -Seconds 5
        }

        ## Uninstall Autodesk Genuine Service
        Stop-Process -Name GenuineService -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        Remove-MSIApplications "Autodesk Genuine Service"

		##*===============================================
		##* POST-UNINSTALLATION
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Post-Uninstallation'


	}
	ElseIf ($deploymentType -ieq 'Repair')
	{
		##*===============================================
		##* PRE-REPAIR
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Pre-Repair'


		##*===============================================
		##* REPAIR
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Repair'


		##*===============================================
		##* POST-REPAIR
		##*===============================================
		[string]$installPhase = 'Post-Repair'


    }
	##*===============================================
	##* END SCRIPT BODY
	##*===============================================

	## Call the Exit-Script function to perform final cleanup operations
	Exit-Script -ExitCode $mainExitCode
}
Catch {
	[int32]$mainExitCode = 60001
	[string]$mainErrorMessage = "$(Resolve-Error)"
	Write-Log -Message $mainErrorMessage -Severity 3 -Source $deployAppScriptFriendlyName
	Show-DialogBox -Text $mainErrorMessage -Icon 'Stop'
	Exit-Script -ExitCode $mainExitCode
}

Ok, all the hard work is done and now you can install or uninstall Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 using one single PowerShell script. Simply change the DeploymentType parameter to install or uninstall. Logging functionality is built-in automatically and you can view the log files under “C:\Windows\Logs\Software”


Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 NonInteractive Install (PowerShell)

NonInteractive means Very Silent, i.e. no blocking apps. This is automatically set if it is detected that the process is not running in the user session and it is not possible for anyone to provide input using a mouse or keyboard.

  • Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  • Change the directory to “C:\Downloads\AutoCAD_2023”
    • PS C:\Downloads\AutoCAD_2023>
  • Enter the following command:
Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass .\Deploy-AutoCAD_2023.ps1 -DeploymentType "Install" -DeployMode "NonInteractive"

Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 Silent Install (PowerShell)

Silent means no dialogs (progress and balloon tip notifications are suppressed).

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  • Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  • Change the directory to “C:\Downloads\AutoCAD_2023
    • PS C:\Downloads\AutoCAD_2023>
  • Enter the following command:
Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass .\Deploy-AutoCAD_2023.ps1 -DeploymentType "Install" -DeployMode "Silent"

Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 Interactive Install (PowerShell)

Interactive means the install will show dialogs including progress and balloon tip notifications.

  • Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  • Change the directory to “C:\Downloads\AutoCAD_2023
    • PS C:\Downloads\AutoCAD_2023>
  • Enter the following command:
Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass .\Deploy-AutoCAD_2023.ps1 -DeploymentType "Install" -DeployMode "Interactive"

How to Uninstall Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 Using the PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit

Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 NonInteractive Uninstall (PowerShell)

NonInteractive means Very Silent, i.e. no blocking apps. This is automatically set if it is detected that the process is not running in the user session and it is not possible for anyone to provide input using a mouse or keyboard.

  • Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  • Change the directory to “C:\Downloads\AutoCAD_2023
    • PS C:\Downloads\AutoCAD_2023>
  • Enter the following command:
Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass .\Deploy-AutoCAD_2023.ps1 -DeploymentType "Uninstall" -DeployMode "NonInteractive"

Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)

Silent means no dialogs (progress and balloon tip notifications are suppressed).

  • Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  • Change the directory to “C:\Downloads\AutoCAD_2023
    • PS C:\Downloads\AutoCAD_2023>
  • Enter the following command:
Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass .\Deploy-AutoCAD_2023.ps1 -DeploymentType "Uninstall" -DeployMode "Silent"

Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 Interactive Uninstall (PowerShell)

Interactive means the install will show dialogs including progress and balloon tip notifications.

  • Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  • Change the directory to “C:\Downloads\AutoCAD_2023
    • PS C:\Downloads\AutoCAD_2023>
  • Enter the following command:
Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass .\Deploy-AutoCAD_2023.ps1 -DeploymentType "Uninstall" -DeployMode "Interactive"

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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