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Tech tips, tutorials, and best practices for Microsoft SQL from the Javelin technical team

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Troubleshooting SOLIDWORKS Electrical SQL Password Issues

“Microsoft SQL Server failed to install” error message mainly has to do with the SOLIDWORKS Electrical SQL password inputted not meeting the “strong” password requirements.

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Sizing the Microsoft SQL Primary Data (mdf) and Transaction Log (ldf) files

A Microsoft SQL database consists a primary data file (mdf) a secondary data file (ndf) and a transaction log file…

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How to shrink the SOLIDWORKS PDM SQL Transaction Log

Within Microsoft SQL, every SOLIDWORKS PDM vault database has a transaction log associated with it that records the modifications to…

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How to change the SOLIDWORKS PDM Database Recovery Model

With SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard, and SQL Management Studio by default within Microsoft SQL, the recovery model option for any…

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How to Avoid Locking Out the Microsoft SQL sa Account

Starting with Microsoft SQL 2005, the Password Policy and Password Lockout settings from the Windows Operating System (found by going…

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Removing Old SQL Database Backups

To ensure the safety of your SOLIDWORKS PDM data, it’s essential to have a maintenance plan in place to perform…

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Uninstalled Microsoft SQL Server but components have been left behind?

In some cases, when you uninstall Microsoft SQL Server, some components may be left behind. This could prevent the proper…

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Installing SQL Management Studio for SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard

The backbone of the SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard vault is the database in Microsoft SQL Server Express.The SQL Express server databases…

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New SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2017 Licenses

With the release of SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2017, Dassault Systèmes has introduced two new license models. SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Add-on…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Replicate Database is new for 2017

Starting with the 2017 release of SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, administrators can now take advantage of the “AlwaysOn Availability Groups” or AOAG…

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Checking for Index Fragmentation in SOLIDWORKS EPDM

This article was originally intended to introduce the Reorder and Reorganize tasks in SQL. These tasks will be discussed in…

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SOLIDWORKS EPDM SQL Maintenance Task Shrink Database

The Shrink Database task reduces the size of SQL Server database data and log files. This task can cause index…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Cannot Connect to Database?!

One of the most commonly seen errors when trying to launch SOLIDWORKS Electrical is the “cannot connect to database” error.  If…

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Backing Up PDM Databases Automatically with SQL Server Agent

Proper backups are an essential part of data management.  For SOLIDWORKS PDM, there are two key elements that must be…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical IT Architecture

What constitutes a great installation, migration, or upgrade with SOLIDWORKS Electrical and the SOLIDWORKS Solutions? An informed audience of Users, IT…

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