Jan Jansen

Error 1603 by installing SolidWorks 2020

Discussion created by Jan Jansen on Nov 18, 2020
Latest reply on Nov 19, 2020 by Wayne Matus

Hi, we have SolidWorks 2019 installed and planned to update SolidWorks 2020.

When i install SolidWorks 2020 with the command line; Startswinstall.exe /install /now


After a periode i get the error;

Internal error: The Windows Installer for this product component did not run as expected: INSTALL.

Install FAILED with code 1603.

In the logs i see; "Product:SOLIDWORKS Electrical ErrorCode:27504 Message:Error 27504. SQL version requirements not met: HLM-PC-31\TEW_SQLEXPRESS. This installation requires Microsoft SQL Server 12.00.6024 or later.


Is the Microsoft SQL Server not included in the install?

SolidWorks 2019 is uninstalled and SolidWorks 2020 is installed. 

Logs in the attatchment.