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05
June
2017

SOLIDWORKS Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 R2 Will End

Written by Jennifer Bahnsen, PDM Application Engineer

Microsoft and SOLIDWORKS support for various Microsoft server and SQL products will be coming to an end soon.

windows server solidworksWhat this affects:

  • SolidNetWork License Manager
  • SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive and Database Servers
  • SOLIDWORKS Electrical Server

Before upgrading to SOLIDWORKS 2018, servers running any of the above will need to be upgraded to a supported edition.

Supported server products:

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 - NOTE: Support ends with SOLIDWORKS 2018 SP5
  • Windows Server 2012 - NOTE: Support ends with SOLIDWORKS 2018 SP5

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

Support for SQL Server 2008 R2 will also end with SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 SP5 but according to SOLIDWORKS, the 2018 products may still run but it hasn’t been tested and therefore not supported.

Supported SQL Server products:

  • SQL Server 2016
  • SQL Server 2014
  • SQL Server 2012

If you purchased PDM Professional (PDM) after or were on subscription as of April 1, 2014, you are eligible for SQL Server 2014. A SQL Server installation disk was included with the installation media for 2015 and 2016 for existing customers and is included for new customers for 2017.

For additional information concerning Microsoft products, please review the SOLIDWORKS System Requirements and scroll to the end.

If you will need to move any SOLIDWORKS products to a new server, please contact Symmetry Solutions Support to discuss support options.

Tags: SOLIDWORKS and Windows, SOLIDWORKS Windows Server, Windows Server 2008

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