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Before Upgrading a Vault from Standard to Professional

Once upgraded, you cannot downgrade a Professional vault to a Standard vault. The procedure cannot be undone without a backup.

To upgrade a vault from Standard to Professional:

  1. Back up the file vault database for the SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard vault.
    For details, see Backing Up the File Vault Database.
  2. Upgrade the license from Standard to Professional.
    For details, see Upgrading the SolidNetWork License from Standard to Professional.
  3. Upgrade the vault.
  4. Upgrade SQL Server 2014 Express to SQL Standard 2014.
    For details, see Upgrading SQL Server Express 2014 to SQL Server 2014.
  5. Upgrade SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Client/Server to Professional Client/Server.
    For details, see Upgrading SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Client/Server to Professional.


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