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How to reset SOLIDWORKS EPDM Admin Password

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE created/updated October 6, 2015

Here are the steps to reset SOLIDWORKS EPDM admin password if it is lost or forgotten.

  1. Login into the archive server, as a local system administrator.
  2. Open Windows Regedit
  3. Delete Admin in the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SolidWorks\Applications\PDMWorks Enterprise\ArchiveServer\ConisioUser.
Delete Admin Key

Delete Admin Key

  1. Delete Admin in the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SolidWorks\Applications\PDMWorks Enterprise\ArchiveServer\Vaults\[vault]\ConisioUsers.

delete key 2

  1. Open Archive server Configuration tool.
Access Archive Server Configuration from Start

Access Archive Server Configuration from Start

  1. Right click on the vault and click on properties.
Access vault properties

Access vault properties

  1. Under the Login tab select Password.
Login Properties

Login Properties

  1. Enter your current and new password (twice) in the Admin Password dialog to reset SOLIDWORKS EPDM admin password
Reset SOLIDWORKS EPDM admin password

Enter a New Password

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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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