Troubleshooting SOLIDWORKS Electrical SQL Password Issues

Article by Danish Butt updated May 31, 2024


When installing SOLIDWORKS Electrical, there are some common issues users may encounter. One of the most common hurdles that arises during the installation process is the “Microsoft SQL Server failed to install” error message. This error message mainly has to do with the SOLIDWORKS Electrical SQL password inputted not meeting the “strong” password requirements.

Microsoft SQL Server Failed To Install Error

Microsoft SQL Server Failed To Install Error

SOLIDWORKS Electrical SQL Password Complexity Requirements

The “strong” password requirements are set by Microsoft themselves which lays out a list of each criterion that needs to be met. This issue in particular can be solved by ensuring that the SQL password meets the Password Complexity section in the Microsoft Password Policy page.

Please ensure your SQL password meets the following guidelines:

  • The password is at least 8 characters long
  • The password doesn’t contain the user’s account name
  • The password contains characters from 3 of the following 4 categories
    • Latin uppercase letters (A through Z)
    • Latin lowercase letters (a through z)
    • Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
    • Non-alphanumeric characters such as: !, $, #, %, etc.

NOTE: Password can be up to 128 characters long. Use passwords that are as long and complex as possible.

If you’re still encountering a password complexity error despite adhering to Microsoft’s guidelines, it’s time to collaborate with your IT department. Reach out to them to verify whether your SQL password meets the requirements set forth by your organization’s policy. They can provide clarity on any additional criteria you need to fulfill.

SQL Password Issues Conclusion

In summary, encountering SQL password issues during SOLIDWORKS Electrical installation is not uncommon. While adhering to Microsoft’s password requirements is crucial, it’s equally important to consider your organization’s IT policies. By collaborating with your IT department and ensuring your password meets all necessary criteria, you can overcome this hurdle and proceed with your installation seamlessly.

Want to learn more?

If you’re interested in learning more helpful SOLIDWORKS Electrical Tips and Tricks, attend a SOLIDWORKS Electrical training course either live online or in a city near you.

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