Installation Guide

PDXpert PLM Software Installation Guide

Custom installation: PDXpert Application Server setup

The PDXpert Application Server and the SQL database server must be installed on the same computer.

You must have administrator rights to your computer, and be the only user logged into Windows.

Installation procedure

To install the PDXpert Application Server:

  1. Run the PDXpert system installation program from your server's CD drive or hard disk.

    PDXpert automatically downloads and installs SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB. If you intend to use a different SQL Server (e.g., SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition), or your server doesn't have internet access, then you can install PDXpert without any SQL Server prerequisite.

    From the Windows Start menu, open a command line prompt, and execute the system setup using the db=0 option: C:\>{path}\PDXpertSystemSetup-{release}.exe db=0.

    After installation, use the PDXpert Application Server's Change Database Server button to select a new or existing SQL Server instance.

    The user installing PDXpert must be one of the SQL Server instance's system administrators. For the recommended procedure to install SQL Server for PDXpert, see the preceding section: Custom installation: SQL Server.

  2. During installation, the PDXpert software license agreement is shown. If you agree with the terms of the license, mark the acceptance checkbox, and click the Next button.

  3. Although you can specify options for the PDXpert Application Server, we recommend using the default values to simplify administration and technical support.

    The installer creates a folder for your database and library on your system drive. If you prefer to use another location for your data, allow the installation to proceed. After installation is complete, use the Settings tab on the PDXpert Application Server console to select your preferred location for the data folder.

  4. When the installation is complete, click the Finish button. On the Windows Desktop, there are two icons:

    • The PDXpert client application is used for administrative tasks (license entry, user account management, etc.) and normal product data management activities.
    • The PDXpert Application Server is used for database management tasks such as backup, restore, relocation and reset.