Adding an Archive Server

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

To add an archive server:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, click SOLIDWORKS PDM > Administration to open the Administration tool.
  2. Select File > Add Server.
  3. In the Add Server dialog box, for Server name, do one of the following:
    • From the list, select the server.
    • If the server is not listed (for example, if it is located on another network), enter the system name or IP address.
    The archive server name might not appear if a firewall is blocking port 3030.
  4. Click OK.
    The server appears in the left pane.
  5. Log in to the archive server as a Windows user with attach access.

    If you are using an account that does not have attach access, see Logging In to an Archive Server.