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SolidWorks Admin Image Setup

SolidWorks Installation Notes

For RDT&E Machines

Requirements for Installation

  • Access to the server where SolidWorks Electrical is hosted.
  • Access to the machine where the SolidWorks Admin Image is located.
  • System Administrator account logged in. If you are not an administrator of the machine you are performing the installation on, you will need to contact a system administrator that has the appropriate access.
  • Domain Administrator who can add your local SolidWorks group to the security policy of the machine where the SolidWorks Admin Image is hosted.

Prepare SolidWorks Admin Image Host Machine

Create SolidWorks Group and Add Computers
  1. Click the Start Menubutton, then in the search box type groups.
  2. Click Edit local users and groupsthat appears in the search results.
  3. Click Yesto give permission to the User Account Control.
  4. Double-click Groups.
  5. Right-click in the whitespace below the list of groups, then click New Group.
  6. In the Group Name:field type SolidWorks, then add an appropriate description.
  7. Under Membersclick Add…
  8. Click Object Types…
  9. Check the box next to Computers. Then click OK.
  10. Type the names of the computers you wish to install the SolidWorks Admin Image on.
  11. ClickOK, then click the button at the bottom of the window labeled Close.
  12. If a new window pops up for a new group, clickCloseonce more. Then close the Local Users and Groups window.
Create Shared Folder and Admin Image
  1. Create a folder on the hard drive to store the SolidWorks Admin Image. (e.g. SWImages)
  2. Right-click the new folder you created in Step 1 and click Properties.
  3. In the folder Propertieswindow, click the Sharing
  4. ClickAdvanced Sharing. Click Yesto acknowledge the UAC.
  5. Check the box next to Share this folder, remember the Share name.
  6. ClickPermissions.
  7. ClickAdd.
  8. ClickLocations.
  9. Scroll up and click the machine name that you are on, then click OK.
  10. TypeSolidWorks, the click OK.
  11. With the SolidWorks group selected, check the box for Allow Full Control.
  12. ClickOK.
  13. ClickApply, then click OK.
  14. Click the Security
  15. Click..
  16. ClickAdd.
  17. ClickLocations.
  18. Scroll up and click the machine name that you are on, then click OK.
  19. TypeSolidWorks, the click OK.
  20. With the SolidWorks group selected, check the box for Allow Full Control.
  21. ClickOK. (This may take several minutes if you have a lot of files in there already.)
  22. ClickClose.
Create Admin Image
  1. Download the SolidWorks Installation files or run the Installation from your DVD media.
  2. Follow the steps to create and Administrative Image. Be sure to store the Admin Image in the local shared folder created previously.
Add SolidWorks Group to the GPO Exception
  1. Contact your domain administrator and have them perform the following steps:
  2. Click the Start Menubutton, then in the search box type policy.
  3. ClickLocal security policythat appears in the search results.
  4. ClickYesto give permission to the User Account Control.
  5. Double-clickLocal Policies.
  6. Double-clickUser Rights Assignment.
  7. Double-clickAccess this computer from the network.
  8. ClickAdd User or Group…
  9. ClickLocations.
  10. Scroll up and click the machine name that you are on, then click OK.
  11. TypeSolidWorks, the click OK.
  12. Ask the domain administrator to make this setting an exception to the Domain Group Policy for that machine. Net localgroup “Backup Operators” Interactive /add

Preparation SolidWorks Electrical Server Host Machine (Optional)

NOTE:This step is only required if your admin image contains a SolidWorks Electrical installation.

  1. Enter the SQL Server Management Studio
  2. Login with the sa
  3. Expand the Security
Create Computer Accounts in SQL for Installation Purposes
  1. Right-click Logins.
  2. Click New Login.
  3. Add the machine name you plan to install SolidWorks Electrical on using the Admin Image by typing PAC\machine_name$ Do Not use the Browse button as you cannot search for Computer names in this part of SQL server. They must be typed in manually as in the example above.
  4. Click Server Roles.
  5. Click the checkbox next to sysadmin.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Repeat the steps above to add more machines as necessary.
Create SolidWorks Group and Add Computers
  1. Click the Start Menubutton, then in the search box type groups.
  2. ClickEdit local users and groupsthat appears in the search results.
  3. ClickYesto give permission to the User Account Control.
  4. Double-clickGroups.
  5. Right-click in the whitespace below the list of groups, then click New Group.
  6. In the Group Name:field type SolidWorks, then add an appropriate description.
  7. UnderMembersclick Add…
  8. ClickObject Types…
  9. Check the box next to Computers. Then click OK.
  10. Type the names of the computers you wish to install the SolidWorks Admin Image on.
  11. ClickOK, then click the button at the bottom of the window labeled Close.
  12. If a new window pops up for a new group, clickCloseonce more. Then close the Local Users and Groups window.
Add SolidWorks Group to Shared Application Data Folder
  1. Navigate to the SolidWorks Electrical shared foldercreated for the Application Data folderduring the SolidWorks Electrical server setup.
  2. Right-click the new folder you created in Step 1 and click Properties.
  3. In the folder Propertieswindow, click the Sharing
  4. ClickAdvanced Sharing. Click Yesto acknowledge the UAC.
  5. Check the box next to Share this folder, remember the Share name.
  6. ClickPermissions.
  7. ClickAdd.
  8. ClickLocations.
  9. Scroll up and click the machine name that you are on, then click OK.
  10. TypeSolidWorks, the click OK.
  11. With the SolidWorks group selected, check the box for Allow Full Control.
  12. ClickOK.
  13. ClickApply, then click OK.
  14. Click the Security
  15. Click..
  16. ClickAdd.
  17. ClickLocations.
  18. Scroll up and click the machine name that you are on, then click OK.
  19. TypeSolidWorks, the click OK.
  20. With the SolidWorks group selected, check the box for Allow Full Control.
  21. ClickOK. (This may take several minutes if you have a lot of files in there already.)
  22. ClickClose.

Automatic Deployment Installation

  1. Add Computers and Groups
  2. Run as different user (applies to manual deployment)
  3. Client credentials (to create task in MS Task Scheduler)
  4. Ensure machines have your sa account

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EPDM Admin Image

Additional Applications

Code/scripts

External integration (ERP/SharePoint)

Link to database

Network Licensing

Procurement

Renewals

Password Table

SQL

SA

TEW

EPDM

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