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Adding an Archive Server

To create a vault, you must be able to connect to an archive server. If an archive server is installed but is not visible in the Administration tool, you can add it.

  1. Start the Administration tool by doing one of the following:
    • On Windows 7 and Windows Server systems prior to Windows Server 2012, from the Windows Start menu, select All Programs > SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM > Administration.
    • On Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 or later, on the Apps screen, under SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM, click Administration.
  2. Click File > Add Server.
  3. In the Add Server dialog box, for Server name, select or type the server to add.

    Use the server system name, not the IP address, unless the environment is configured for IP-only communication, as described in the Installation Guide.

    When adding an archive server to a wide-area network (WAN), DNS can fail when looking up the IP address of the server host name. As a workaround, ensure that the client can successfully ping the server by name. If the ping does not work, update the local HOSTS file. Microsoft Knowledge Base article 172218 describes these issues in more detail: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;172218.

  4. Click OK.

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