SQL Express

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 can be managed and maintained using the SQL Management Studio.  This program is not installed automatically when installing SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard server components, however it is included with the SOLIDWORKS installation media.  Here are two…

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How To Schedule SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Database Backups

SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Database Backups

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional runs on Microsoft SQL Standard which allows maintenance plans to be set up which will automatically create backup files for the PDM databases.  However SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard runs on Microsoft SQL Express, which does not include the SQL Server Agent and thus does not have the ability to create automatic backups. It is VERY important…

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