I know I did this a few years ago, but I can't remember how...
Has anyone been able to load their vault on a NAS drive? I did get it to load yesterday, but then I couldn't get the service to run. Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
On your desktop, control panel, administrator, services, right click on the SolidWorks Workgroup PDM service and look at the properties. Perhaps some settings there can help?
Check the "Log on" tab of the SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Server properties in Services.
It might be a permissions issue there.
Ok, I'm getting closer. I have the vault installed, and the service is running. However, I can't get the other client computer to login to the vault or, more precisely, to be able to find the vault service. The vault is located on the NAS drive, the service is running on my PC. I've shared everything I can think to share, I killed the firewall and nada. The other PC returns an error about not finding the service or the service not running. Yes, the service is running...ideas? Anyone?
Can you browse into the Vault Data folder on your NAS, and look at the server.log?
That might give you an idea if its running normally. Make sure the server.log file is been updated when the service is stopping and starting.
On your computer where the service is running, can you login with the Vault Admin Tool?
The Vault Admin Tool gets installed as part of SWExplorer.
Logging into PDM with the Vault Admin Tool on your computer would be the next step.
Once you can login to the Vault on your computer, go to the other PC, and go: START -> run -> cmd.
In the black command prompt go:
telnet yourpcname 40000
'Telnet' isn't a recognized command, perhaps it's because we're on Win7?
Yes, I can login on my computer via the admin tool. I can also access the vault via SWExplorer.
I think that there are permission issues between the two computers. Although I've shared my C drive, when I try to access it via Windows explorer on the other PC, I recieve an error stating I don't have permission to access it.
Ah, so its working locally.
Workgroup PDM is accessed not using Windows Shares, but via TCP Ports 20000, 30000,and 40000 as Tom mentioned.
"telnet" is used to test connectivity to ports on computers on a network.For some reason telnet is not in Windows 7 by default.To enable telnet on Win7:Control Panel -> Programs and Features.On the left, choose "Turn Windows features on or off". Inside there, choose "Telnet Client" and choose OK.
On this other PC, try:ping yourcomputernametelnet yourcomputername 20000
It's more likely a network connectivity issue. Disable the firewall on your PC and the other PC to test.
Firewalls disabled...ports opened.
I was able to ping and telnet (through 40000, not 20000), but I still can't open up the my 'C' drive from the other PC even though it's shared. Damn MS security.
a bunch of things I've found..
You have to specify the NAS as a UNC path: "\\NAS-SERVER\Vaultdata"
The services tool doesn't always refresh if the service goes down during its rebuild, is pdmwserver.exe in the task manager?
Ports 20000, 30000,and 40000 are all you need open on the server.
Can you log in to the service locally?
does "SYSTEM" have full access to the NAS directory?
Tom, where the vault is on the NAS, but the service is on my PC. Strangely, pdmwserver.exe is *not* in the task manager but the service is running. I'm able to log into the vault through SWExplorer.
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