The SOLIDWORKS 2016 Workgroup PDM Server installation is included in the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager. The Installation Manager can be launched from your SOLIDWORKS Installation DVD or from a downloaded service pack.
Once the Installation Manager starts, on the Welcome Screen, you can select SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM Server under Server Products.
Starting with SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM 2012, a Validation Code required in order to install the server. In the Installation Summary, beside “Validation Code required for installation”, click on Change.
Enter you serial number and your e-mail and then click Get Code. If Validate Automatically fails, then try the e-mail option.
Your Validation code will appear at the bottom of the screen. If you used the e-mail option, you would then enter the validation code, sent to you, in the text box.
Click on Back to Summary and continue with the installation by selecting Install Now.