Installing the VaultAdmin

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE updated December 13, 2011


By default, the SolidWorks Workgroup PDM VaultAdmin is not installed during the installation of SolidWorks. In this article we will look at how to include the VaultAdmin during the original installation of SolidWorks or adding it at a later time.

During the installation of the SolidWorks client, the VaultAdmin can be included in the installation from the Product Selection menu. This menu is part of the SolidWorks Installation Manager.

product selection

At a later time the VaultAdmin can be added by modifying your SolidWorks Installation as follows:

Select Uninstall a program from the Windows Control Panel (For Windows XP select Add/Remove Programs).

Right click on the SolidWorks Installation and choose Change.


Once the Installation Manger starts, click on next until you arrive at the Product Selection menu and select the VaultAdmin as illustrated earlier.

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Joe Medeiros, CSWE

Joe Medeiros is a SOLIDWORKS and PDM Certified Expert. He has been helping SOLIDWORKS users with training, mentoring and implementations since 1998. He combines industry experience with a thorough understanding of SOLIDWORKS products to assist customers in being successful. He shares his experience and expertise through blogs; one of which has been incorporated into the SOLIDWORKS Essentials training manual.