SOLIDWORKS PDM Tutorial - Correctly rename SQL server
When a server that is hosting SQL for a SOLIDWORKS PDM database is renamed certain steps must be followed for PDM to continue to work. These steps are described in a pdf in the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base article “S-015959: How do you correctly rename a SQL server system hosting Enterprise PDM file vault databases”. This video is a demonstration of the steps given in this article. Most of these steps will apply to both PDM Professional and PDM Standard. PDM Standard does not have SQL driven lists and so this last step can be ignored for PDM Standard vaults. If the server being renamed is also hosing the PDM Archive server software, then be certain to upgrade this on clients as well as the SQL server location.