Setting Up Windows Search

Configuring the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Content Search to use Windows Search requires installing the Windows Search Service, adding the archive folder path to the indexing settings, and indexing the file vault archives.

To set up Windows Search:

  1. In the Administration tool, log into the file vault to be indexed as SOLIDWORKS PDM user with Can update index settings permissions.
  2. Right-click Indexing and click Open.
  3. In the Indexing Settings dialog box, select Index File Vault Archives.
  4. Under Select the File Vault Indexing Method, select Windows Search.
  5. Under Archive Locations, double-click the archive path to configure index locations.
  6. In the Edit File Vault Archive Folder Path dialog box, type a path to a file vault archive folder from the SQL server.
    • If the Archive server is on a different machine than the SQL server, enter a UNC path to the archive folder share.
    • The archive folders must be accessible on locally attached storage or SAN storage on the archive server machine.
  7. Click OK twice.
    For details, see SOLIDWORKS PDM/SOLIDWORKS Manage Installation Guide: Installing Windows Search Service.