A SOLIDWORKS Administrative Image can be created in order to deploy a SOLIDWORKS PDM client installation, with preset options.
From Windows Start enter “Run”
Enter the location of the SOLIDWORKS PDM setup.exe. The location will vary depending on whether you are installing the client from the original DVD, or if you downloaded the installation files. For 32 bit installations the setup.exe is in the \setup folder. For 64 bit it is in the \setup64 folder. the command switch /a needs to be added.
When the welcome screen appears, click Next and accept the license agreement.
Select the default language and click on Next.
If you use Items, select Item Explorer and select Next.
Select the appropriate Product Type and click on Next.
If you choose the Editor option, you will then select which CAD product(s) you use.
Select the location where you wish to save the client administrative image.
The SOLIDWORKS Administrative Image can then be launched from a shared network drive, some sort of portable media, through Windows Active Directory, or by scripting a Silent Installation.
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