After doing an upgrade I could not login using 'admin' with the same password.
I could not change the admin password from the archive server configuration tool too.
Please advise what is the problem.
What was it saying when you tried to change it in the archive server configuration tool? Did you get a error message?
It says that password is not correct.
Never seen that before. Is there anything recorded in either the client or archive server logs?
Where can I find the archive server log?
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Simple way to reset the archive server password, also the admin password.
Open the registry, browse to
and delete admin.
Open archive server config tool and set new admin password， leave the origional password blank.
and there goes all my security down the drainnnnnn
If you're talking about PDM Enterprise, you'll want to work with your VAR to reset the password, have them look up knowledgebase Solution Id: S-065782
Question: How do I reset the 'Admin' password via the SOLIDWORKS® Enterprise PDM Archive Server configuration tool if I have forgotten the existing 'Admin' password?
The answer is something VAR's only can access, but it should allow you to reset the password.
If it doesn't work, ask them to submit an SR to SWx.
There are 2 ways for you to do
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Way 2 : Create a new password for Windows , in this way , you need to reset or erase the old password on Windows ,
From : Best Windows Password Recovery Software – Reset Login Password for Windows 10/8/7
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