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Indexing Vault Archives on a SQL Server System

This procedure describes index server setup when the index server and database server are installed on the SQL Server hosting the vault databases.

Before indexing the vault archives, make sure that the database server has been installed and configured.

To set up the index server on an SQL Server system:

  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 PDM > Administration .
    • On Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 or later, on the Apps screen, under SOLIDWORKS PDM, click Administration.
  2. Log into the vault to be indexed as a SOLIDWORKS PDM user with Can update index settings permissions.
  3. Right-click Indexing and select Open.

    If prompted, log into the archive server as a user with administrative access.

  4. In the Index Settings dialog box, to enable content search in this vault, select Index File Vault Archives.
  5. Under Archive Locations, double-click the archive path.
  6. In the Edit File Vault Archive Folder Path dialog box, specify the path to the archive as seen from the system running the Indexing Service. You can click Browse to locate the archive folder.
    • If the index server (typically, the SQL Server) is located on the same system as the archive server, copy the path displayed in the first field and paste it into the second field.
    • If the index server is located on a system other than the archive server, provide a UNC path to the archive folder.
      Type one of the following:
      • The domain login of a user, such as the domain administrator, with full access to the UNC share.
      • The username and password of a local Windows user on the index server.
  7. Click OK and close the Index Settings dialog box.
  8. To verify:
    1. Right-click My Computer and select Manage.
    2. In the Computer Management dialog box, expand Services and Application > Indexing Service, and ensure that the Conisio catalog has been created.


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