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Installing 2016 SP3 and PDM Professional and/or Add-ins

Question asked by Robert Pickeral on May 3, 2016
Latest reply on May 4, 2016 by Robert Pickeral

I'm cutting my teeth at installing 2016 products. I've attended SWW for the past 2 years - and I've learned some about images. Here's the situation:


On a test (cloned) Server:

I backed up the SQL database

I archived the Solidworks Electrical projects

I've upgraded to PDM Professional 2016 on the server


Need to install:

Solidworks 2016


Solidworks Electrical

Admin tool on all PCs



I have admin permissions on the PC

I already deleted all existing 2015 Solidworks Products



On install of individual seat or using an image, I'm getting a failure. And it appears it has something to do with my selecting PDM Professional and/or Add-Ins. Has anyone had an experience or heard of an issue with this? I'm sure it's something I'm doing wrong.



1) When selecting PDM Professional, do I still select SOLIDWORKS Explorer\Workgroup PDM? I would think no. But why then is the VaultAdmin under Workgroup PDM?

2) Any ideas why the add-ins appear to be causing the installs to fail?