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Solidworks recommend PDM Server run on win server 2008SP1 above. Our company, right now, server run on win 7 pro 64 bit. Will it affect the capability and stability of SW PDM standard?
Categories: Data Management, SOLIDWORKS PDM∕Enterprise PDM
Thank you Cody for your information.
The link shows win7 pro 64bit only support PDM contributor/editor/viewer. For archive/database server, OS all point to win server 2008 or above. Right now, our company's server OS is win7 pro 64bit where we will install the PDM server.Do you or your clients ever installed PDM server on WIN7 platform?
All the PDM technical support team at GoEngineer has PDM installed on windows 7 or windows 10 machines, it works without issue.
It's a minority but i have seen multiple clients that have installed on windows operating systems they as well function comparable to the server level operating systems.
Cody, thank you so much.Now I can put my heart back
Yes the PDM standard server components can be installed on the windows 7 operating system.
This operating system is listed under supported operating systems on the system requirements page here:
SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management | Hardware & System Requirements | SOLIDWORKS
Running on a windows operating system verses a server operating system will not affect the capability or stability of the PDM software.
Even though the server components can run on a client operating system ( win 7, win 10, etc) we recommend that the machine that's used as the server should still have the same backup and safe guards that a traditional server would contain.
These would include the computer only being used as a server entity and not a client work station, having a back up power supply, and having automatic backups to external or redundant drives.
NOTE: (02/26/2018) The system requirement page no longer lists any work station operating systems. It can run on the work station operating systems but it is not officially supported, the reason given was : "This is because Windows 7 is a workstation operating system and it is not a server operating system, therefore it cannot be officially supported for server implementations."