Install to a Mounted Network Drive - 2021.2 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Release Notes, Installation, and Licensing

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2021.2 English

Xilinx design tools are designed to be installed in a directory under ROOT (typically C:\Xilinx). The installer normally presents this option when installing to a local driver.

To work around this issue, either specify a UNC path (for example, \\network_loc\Xilinx\) or define your target installation directory as \Xilinx under the network mount point (For example: N:\Xilinx).

Windows 7 default security levels do not allow you to select remote mapped drives. To install Xilinx Design Tools on remote mapped drives, you must change your account control settings using the following steps:

  1. Open the Windows Control Panel, from the Windows Start menu, and select User Accounts. If your Control Panel uses Category View, click User Accounts on two successive screens.
  2. Click Change User Account Control settings and allow the program to make changes.
  3. Click and slide the slide-bar down to the second to lowest setting (as seen in the following figure).
  4. Click OK.

    Note: You are not able to browse to the remote mapped drives using the Xilinx installer. You need to manually type in your installation path which contains a mapped network drive.