Before Installing PDM Server

Keep these requirements in mind before installing PDM server components:

  • Obtain full administrative rights to the machines on which you are going to install servers and clients.
  • Ensure that the database server has access to the archive server over TCP port 3030 and to the SQL Server over TCP port 1433.
  • If you are going to use an existing SQL Server Express or SQL Server database, obtain the name of the SQL Server database and the account ID and password of a SQL Server administrator or database owner with read/write access to the database. You cannot use the tew user.
  • If a PDM client is already installed on the system, uninstall it. If you want the PDM Server and PDM Client on the same system, you can install them both from the Server products page in the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager.