So, there are two things you can do:
- “Unbundle” the Revit installations, and the Revit updates.
The deployments AND the point releases are really a bundle of a bunch of installers. On the deployments its easy: Go in the Deployment INI and remove the dynamo portion alltogether, and delete the Dynamo installer from the Admin Image. Poof, its gone.
The Revit updates are a bit more annoying: If you watch your TMP folder while the updates are installing, you can actually see the MSP/MSI’s that are being run, in sequence. This means that you can “unbundle” the 2019.1 update, per se, so that you install JUST the Revit update, and not the Dynamo installer.
This gets tricky, because in that bundle is also RCAO (Cloud worksharing version installer) and PACR (Personal accelerator for cloud worksharing). If you start goofing with THOSE as well, you are playing with fire.
But the short answer is: Yes, you can force the revit updates to not install Dynamo.
BTW, NONE of that is “supported” by Autodesk. For SEVERAL years ive been asking them NOT to force bundle the Dynamo Installer with Revit, because it makes Dynamo Implementation Management a giant bag of shit. But they wont listen to me.
FWIW, i dont use the method above, because its SUPER aggressive.
- What i do, is use an application that manages my machine installs. The one i use is called Px Tools (www.pragmaticpraxis.com). Essentially, it allows you to list out a series of steps that happen at all installlations. So, my Revit install looks like this:
[RunOnceOnly] Revit 2019 Deployment
[RunOnceOnly] Revit 2019.1 Update
[RunEveryTime] Uninstall Dynamo 0.7
[RunEveryTime] Uninstall Dynamo 0.8
[RunEveryTime] Uninstall Dynamo 0.9
[RunEveryTime] Uninstall Dynamo 1.0
[RunEveryTime] Uninstall Dynamo 1.1
[RunEveryTime] Uninstall Dynamo 1.2
[RunEveryTime] Uninstall Dynamo 1.3
[RunEveryTime] Uninstall Dynamo 2.0
[RunEveryTime] Uninstall Dynamo 2.1
[RunEveryTime] Install Dynamo 1.3.1
Its a shit sandwich, for a solution. But it means that i can force uninstall every version of Dynamo, immediately after ANY Revit update. Then i can selectively install the one version of Dynamo i want to keep. if thats 2.0 for you, you can make it 2.0.
The bonus is: The PX Tools also sync all of our packages at User Login. So John updates our packages on the network, and they are copied over every time we log in. So we dont have to fuss with the network pathing issues, and we dont have to worry about it when we travel.
Its not awesome, but it DOES all work.