SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Archive Server Configuration

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE created/updated December 29, 2015

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.

Archive server configuration

Archive server configuration

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.

Windows login

Windows login

Pick Finish when the setup has been completed

Completed dialog

Completed dialog

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.

Launch archive config

Launch archive config

This tool will list list all vaults in your archive.

Your vaults

Your vaults

In the Archive Server Configuration tool, you can Restart, Stop, and Start the Archive Server service.

Stop/Start

Stop/Start

Create a new Archive root folder (new archive)

New root folder

New root folder

Delete a vault or an Archive

Delete archive

 

Change the Default Settings for Login, Security and the Refresh Interval.

Change default settings

Change default settings

The Login tab is where the default login is set, as well as the Admin and SQL login.

Login tab/page

Login tab/page

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.

Security tab/page

Security tab/page

The Refresh Interval tab sets the rate which the listing of vaults is refreshed.

Refresh interval tab/page

Refresh interval tab/page

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

To learn more about SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration you should attend our training course live online or in a classroom near you.

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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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