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Test deployment of an Administrative Image in SOLIDWORKS 2020

Article by Justin Williams created/updated November 27, 2019

New in SOLIDWORKS 2020 we have the ability to test ahead of the deployment of an administrative image and resolve any issues before the push.  Removing the need for multiple deployments, making installing and upgrading an easier more efficient process.  The test will complete the following steps on the target machine:

  • Check File Paths
  • Validate Permissions
  • Confirm Connection
  • Create an install task
  • Complete an install task
  • Updating the status and logs on the administrative image
  • Detecting a program to run before or after the installation

This information is compiled and provided as a report listing which systems completed, and which systems failed the tests.

How To Test The Deployment of an Administrative Image

  • Create the Administrative Image via the installation manager, then run the sldAdminOptionEditor.exe:
sldAdminOptionEditor.Exe

sldAdminOptionEditor.Exe

  • On the Setup tab add the machines you’d like to be included in the deployment:
Add machines to be included in the deployment

Add machines to be included in the deployment

  • On the Deploy Automatically Tab;
    • Input the credentials for Domain, Username, and Password
    • Select the machines or group of machines to test
    • Click Test
Input the credentials for Domain, Username, and Password

Input the credentials for Domain, Username, and Password

  • Click Run Test, then wait for it to complete:
Run Test

Run Test

  • When finished, we are presented with a list of all the tests completed or failed paired with the machine name:
List of all the tests completed or failed

List of all the tests completed or failed

  • For additional information regarded the failed test, we can hover over the X and see some suggestions to help resolve the issue:
Error resolution suggestions

Error resolution suggestions

There’s also an option to save the SOLIDWORKS Administrative Image deployment results as an XML for review and create a list of problems that needed to be corrected:

Save the results as an XML

Save the results as an XML

Next Steps

Craving more customization now that you’ve automated the deployment of SOLIDWORKS install/upgrade with ease?  Here at Javelin, we offer a SOLIDWORKS customization service to help create and configure SOLIDWORKS features to automate tasks and increase efficiency by limiting the amount of manual input required for standard repetitive tasks.

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Justin Williams

Justin Williams is a Data Management Applications Expert based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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