Déplacement de la chambre forte vers un serveur différent du serveur d'installation

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE updated March 5, 2012


Pour déplacer la chambre forte de Workgroup PDM vers un serveur différent de celui où est installé le programme Workgroup PDM.

NOTE: this tip is for user that are comfortable with editing a computer registry. BE SURE TO FOLLOW STEPS EXACTLY.

  1. Make a back-up of your vault data.
  2. Uninstall the Workgroup vault.
  3. Delete the registry keys HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SolidWorks\PDMWorks
    Workgroup 201X and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SolidWorks\SolidWorks 201X\PDMWorks
  4. Reinstall the Workgroup vault being sure to point the vault location to the new desired vault location on the alternate server.
  5. On the server where Workgroup is installed, access Windows Services & stop the SolidWorks Workgroup PDM service.
  6. Copy the back-up from step 1 to the new vault location overwriting the existing folder.
  7. Start the SolidWorks Workgroup PDM service.
  8. If the Windows log in is different for the two servers:
  • Access Windows Services on the system where the vault was copied to
  • Right click on the SolidWorks Workgroup PDM service, on the vault server, select Properties.
  • Under the Log On tab, modify “log on as”. The actual settings used will depend on your network set-up. The below recommendations by SolidWorks can be used as a guide, as can the Windows Help file.

SolidWorks Recommendations:

  1. Verify that the File Access Permissions (NTFS) and the sharing permission allow the PDMWorks Vault service account to access the files.
  2. Reference the shared directory through UNC coding (\\server name\share name) and not as a mapped drive.
  3. Consider the account used to run the service.  By default the service will run as a system which has no domain level permissions.  If this is the suspected problem, run the PDMWorks vault using an administrator account rather than as a service. Please see the PDMWorks installation exe’s.  There are two methods of creating a domain level log-in for the PDMWorks Vault service:
  • Grant permissions to the domain level computer account for the computer running the PDMWorks Vault.
  • Create a PDMWorksVault user – Use a long complex password for this account and set it to never expire. Grant permissions to this account and change the PDMWorks Vault service to start as this account rather than the default system.  Note that this account will need the permission to log on as a service on the machine where the vault service is running.  It is good security practice to deny logon locally to this account as the account has elevated permissions and could be exploited by computer hackers to compromise the network security.




Joe Medeiros, CSWE

Joe Medeiros est un expert certifié SOLIDWORKS et PDM. Il aide les utilisateurs de SOLIDWORKS en matière de formation, de mentorat et de mise en œuvre depuis 1998. Il combine l'expérience de l'industrie avec une compréhension approfondie des produits SOLIDWORKS pour aider les clients à réussir. Il partage son expérience et son expertise par le biais de blogs, dont l'un a été intégré au manuel de formation SOLIDWORKS Essentials.