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Update the VaultAdmin

After a new version of the vault has been installed, you can update the VaultAdmin tool with the newer version. You are notified automatically when you log in that the VaultAdmin is no longer compatible with the vault.

When the vault is updated and a user logs in to another SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM application (VaultAdmin, SOLIDWORKS Explorer client, or SOLIDWORKS client), a message indicates the software is not compatible with the version in the vault if the application is not in the same major release of Workgroup PDM. (However, the service pack levels do not have to match. For example, you can run an SP3 version of the vault software with a client that has SP2 installed.)

To update the VaultAdmin:

  1. In the Workgroup PDM VaultAdmin - Login dialog box, click About.
    The About Workgroup PDM VaultAdmin dialog box appears.
  2. Click the button next to Update to version.
    The pdmwUpdater dialog box appears and prompts you to close the Workgroup PDM VaultAdmin tool.
  3. Return to the Workgroup PDM VaultAdmin - Login dialog box and click Cancel.
  4. Return to the pdmwUpdater dialog box and click OK to confirm the update.
  5. After the update is complete, click OK to reload VaultAdmin.
    The Workgroup PDM VaultAdmin - Login dialog box appears for you to log back in to the tool.


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