Once SOLIDWORKS PDM Server has been installed, you may be prompted to configure the Archive Server. The archive is where the vaulted files are physically stored.
After the initial welcome screen, you will be asked to identify which users and groups will be listed for access to the archived vaults. Additional users and groups can be added after the initial set up, using the Archive Server Configuration tool.
Pick Finish when the setup has been completed
You will be able to access the Archive Server Configuration tool, from Windows > Start > All Programs > SOLIDWORKS PDM, or by typing ‘Archive Server Configuration‘ in Windows search.
This tool will list list all vaults in your archive.
In the Archive Server Configuration tool, you can Restart, Stop, and Start the Archive Server service.
Create a new Archive root folder (new archive)
Delete a vault or an Archive
Change the Default Settings for Login, Security and the Refresh Interval.
The Login tab is where the default login is set, as well as the Admin and SQL login.
The Security tab allows you the set the security/permissions setting to an archive. This is the same window accessed during the initial set-up, mentioned earlier in this article.
The Refresh Interval tab sets the rate which the listing of vaults is refreshed.
By right-clicking on on a vault, part or all of a vault can be relocated to a different drive. Please refer to my article Spanning Archive over Multiple Drives using the SOLIDWORKS PDM Relocate Tool for instructions on how this is done.
Learn more about Archive Server
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