Creating an Administrative Image from SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager

If you are installing SOLIDWORKS on multiple computers, you can create an administrative image and then deploy the application to other computers.

  1. Start SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager.
  2. On the Welcome screen, select Create an administrative image to deploy to multiple computers and select one of the following options:
    Option Description
    Create a new image using default settings. Create the image using the default configuration settings (that is, not based on the settings established for an existing administrative image at your site.)
    Create a new image using settings and files from an existing image. Create the image using configuration settings specified for an existing administrative image at your site. Click Browse to specify the installation directory for the existing administrative image.
  3. Enter SOLIDWORKS Serial Numbers.
  4. Click Change to modify products or default options that include:
    • Administrative Image Location
    • Administrative Image Type
  5. Accept the license agreement and click Create Now.
  6. Click Customize Image to open and display settings in the Administrative Image Option Editor.
  7. Optional: Click Create desktop shortcut to access the image on your desktop.