So I've been in the throws of rollingout my companies EPDM deployment. We've had to do it slowly because of cost considerations but we have EPDM 2011 SP5, Win7, Solidworks 2011 on all machines but we are having severe stability problems with Windows File Explorer. I have the feeling that this is pretty standard because when we were trained by our VAR, their EPDM would crash File Explorer constantly as well. My current aggrevation is the crash associated with the preview tab (I really don't know the cause).
So I'm trying to rollout it out to more users but I know I'm going to catch a lot of grief for the stability. My question is should I go through the upgrade to EPDM 2012 or 2013 or try to troubleshoot the crash problems with 2011 SP5 with my VAR? We have the subscription for our EPDM license so we can upgrade at no cost, but our Solidworks license (SW 2011 SP0) is not a subscription so we can't upgrade to newer versions or even get new service packs.
Thanks for your help.