Am i missing some thing ? you mean when you try to add an new add-in is EPDM asking you to restart the server ? What's Service pack and Version ?
Strange this is not the behaviour with me.
However if it asks me for Re-Start i usually do a service restart by doing this.
Mycomputer > rightclick> manage > Services > SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Archive Server Service > Restart.
Hope this helps instead of doing a physical restart of the machine.
feeling happy to see your reply on this point
Main problem is, the same addin i want to reregister and in this procees it requires to restart the server for updating the olderone functionality with newer one.
I have tried to restart the archive server services as well as database server services also but still not able to unregisterd the addin.
along with this i have tried to unregister the addin form EPDM administration window and deleting the registry value but not getting succeded.
Need direction if i am going in wrong direction
Ajay did you add this as a “new add-in” or as a “Debug Add-in”. If you loaded it as a debug then you need to remove it from the debug add-in dialog. If it was loaded using the new add-in then when it was loaded you would have gotten the attached warning. From what you are saying you have restated all the server services but haven’t restarted the client machines. I would suggest reloading the newest add-in and restarting the client machines.
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Restarting is not strictly necessary.
Open the administration tool.
Remove the old addin
Add the new addin
You can open taskmanager, then kill the explorer process.
Then launch explorer again by clicking File -> New Task (Run...) and then type explorer.exe
Voila. No restart
Attached you can find little program which kill explorer process and open it again.
I wrote this "software" when i was developing addin
One more think Zabij is kill in polish
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I used to restart explorer using the task manager but have discovered a faster method:
- Compile add-in
- Remove from EPDM
- Add the new add-in using "Debug add-in"
- Start Notepad and use the "Open" menu command
- The "Open" dialog box then becomes a Windows Explorer which can be used to register the add-in for testing.
This method doesn't register the add-in for the entire explorer task, it only registers the add-in for the open window.
Yes I agree this may be faster for addin's that require user input, BUT, it does not work for task addins that require setup pages to be run in the admin tool. For that you still need to restart the explorer process.