I'm on a standalone computer but was asked for the server ID during install which I left as the default "25734@cad" and now on first starting solidworks I'm being told I cannot connect to the server.
That sounds like a network install instead of a stand alone install. Did you previous have a network install and now going back to a stand alone install?
Yes Danny. I currently have a network install from my last company of Solidworks 2017. I am installing Solidworks 2018 for my new company that doesn't have a server. I'd like to still be able to use both until the "borrow" runs out. But I could always install Solidworks 2017 also for my new company. SO I could drop the network install.
To switch, or drop the network, you can manipulate the registry. Make a REG file. Modify the below as required by your numbers:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\SolidWorks\Licenses\Serial Numbers]"SolidWorks"="0000 0X1Y ABCD 1234"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SolidWorks\Licenses\Serial Numbers]"SolidWorks"="0000 0X1Y ABCD 1234"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SolidWorks\Security]"Serial Number"="0000 0X1Y ABCD 1234"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\SolidWorks\Security]"Serial Number"="0000 0X1Y ABCD 1234"
-[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\FLEXlm License Manager]
-[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\FLEXlm License Manager]
-[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\FLEXlm License Manager]
You're gonna make me dangerous
I've made that file but with my Solidworks serial number.
Is the "REGEDIT4" important?
I'm running REGEDIT in a DOS window which brought up a Registry Editor from which I can import the file which is what I think I need to do. But I'll admit, I have no idea what I'm doing.
That is a header in a .REG file that tells the PC what to do. If you are editing the registry file direct (via regedit), then no, do not include the REGEDIT4 line.
Be very careful in the actual registry file… that could be considered the nervous system of the computer.
If you make a .reg file, all you should have to do would be to double click it. The PC will ask are you sure... and then either tell you it was successful or not. If not... that would be an indicator that you do not have sufficient permissions. But since you are the owner of the PC, I doubt that part will come in.
Wow. I did that. And it worked. I'm off and running. Thank you so much Dean Purvis.
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