This alert is to let you know about changes to system requirements coming with the next version of SOLIDWORKS.
SOLIDWORKS 2019 SP5 will be the last release to support the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system. This means that SOLIDWORKS 2020 products including PDM will not install on Windows Server 2012 R2.
Microsoft Server Product Support Summary
|Microsoft Products||Start of Life||End of Life 1|
|Windows Server 2019||2019 SP3||Active|
|Windows Server 2016||2017 SP2||Active|
|Windows Server 2012 R2||2014 SP3||2019 SP5|
|SQL Server 2017||2018 SP0||Active|
|SQL Server 2016||2017 SP0||Active|
|SQL Server 2014||2015 SP0||2021 SP5|
|SQL Server 2012||2013 SP2||2019 SP5|
For questions or for help planning for this change, please contact the Alignex Help Desk or call toll free at 1-866-378-6829 option 6.
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