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Moving SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM Vault to a NEW Server

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE created/updated September 25, 2012

When moving SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM vault to a new server:

  1. The first step is to install the software on the new server.
  2. Next, stop the SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM service from the Admin tool.
Moving SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM Vault to a NEW Server

Stop the server

  1. Copy the Vault folder from the old server to the new server overwriting the Vault folder on the new server.
  2. And lastly, start the SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM service from Windows Services.

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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.

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