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Creating and Deploying an Admin Image: Part 2

Mike Strand on November 5, 2015 at 9:14 AM

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Whenever a user is installing multiple SOLIDWORKS installations, the administrative image can save time. During setup we can specify unique settings for a machine or group and select products for the install. Clients must have administrative privileges for proper deployment and installation.

This blog post is part 2 of 2 on how to create and deploy an admin image. It takes a step-by-step approach to manually deploying the admin image. We recommend reading our Creating and Deploying an Admin Image: Part 1 blog post first.

Pre-Deployment

The admin image must be located in a location accessible to all users. For instance, the folder it is in must be a shared folder with permissions to all users or it can also be placed in a shared network drive location.

Deploy the Image Manually

Step 1: From the main Option Editor window, select Deploy Manually. This is the recommended method.

Creating and Deploying an Admin Image for SOLIDWORKS

Step 2: Select the Machine or Group preferred and click Send Email. To deploy to multiple Groups repeat this process for each of them.

Creating and Deploying an Admin Image for SOLIDWORKS

Step 3: This is the link that the client pc user's will see and open to install manually. Add addresses meant to send link to.

Creating and Deploying an Admin Image for SOLIDWORKS

Before you've sent the email, you may see this window pop-up. Select your shared network folder. This folder was saved to during image creation and shared in the previous Pre-Deployment step. Click OK.

Creating and Deploying an Admin Image for SOLIDWORKS

Run the Install

Step 1: Access the email from the client machine. The link will open the following Open File - Security Warning window. If the link doesn’t work from your email window, copy and paste it into the Windows Explorer address bar. Click Run.

Creating and Deploying an Admin Image for SOLIDWORKS

Step 2: Choose Install SOLIDWORKS products now. It may take a moment while it accesses the server.

Creating and Deploying an Admin Image for SOLIDWORKS

Step 3: Click Finish to complete installation. Activation should be automatic from here on. Clients will need access to the image upon the first run of SOLIDWORKS for access to license info if automatically activating.

Creating and Deploying an Admin Image for SOLIDWORKS

If you have any questions or comments about the process, please send them to support@alignex.com

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