There's a long Solution (S-012987) written to address this if you want to look it up in the KB. First option was to log in as that original user and try deleting the Vault View.
There's also a manual method listed out in S-012984.
If you can't get to them, let me know and I'll copy/paste them here.
I do not have access to the knowledge base, that would be great if you could paste (s-012987) and the manual method S-012984.
I could reactivate the account that created the local view, change the pass, delete local view, then i would have to disable the AD account, and create the local view under a new acct.
thanks for the help Steve
I am copy/pasting these in here directly from the KB. I'm guessing since this machine isn't used for EPDM anymore, the manual method won't hurt anything. When you say a local archive, are you talking about the local Vault View that is on each user's computer? The below instructions are NOT FOR ANYTHING ON THE ARCHIVE SERVER!!!
Note: You should only remove a file vault view manually if you are certain that there are no files checked out (locked) in that view.
Before following the instructions below, try to remove the file vault view by right-clicking the file vault root and select "delete file vault view". If the deletion does not work, proceed with the manual remove.
To remove the local view “manually” you could do as follows:
1. Delete the registry key for the view:
(On x64 OS also delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\SolidWorks\Applications\PDMWorks Enterprise\Databases\[VAULTNAME]
2. Delete the corresponding vault name entry for the view under:
3. Delete the following registry key:
4. Open a command prompt, step into the view and change the attributes of desktop.ini using: attrib –s –h –r desktop.ini
5. Delete desktop.ini (type DEL Desktop.ini)
6. Close command prompt (type EXIT)
7. Close any existing Windows Explorer windows and re-open explorer.
8. Delete the (now a local yellow folder) file vault view cache folder.
Correct -- the local vault view.
What permissions would be needed to delete the local vault view? Elevated PDM perms (I am an admin in PDM) or perms on the computer (I can elevate my perms as needed)?
If you're a local admin on the local computer, that should be all that you need. Deleting registry keys always needs local admin rights unless there are specific rights applied to those keys - which is not part of the EPDM install.
Steve, thanks for all the help!!