PDXpert PLM Software Installation Guide

PDXpert Application Server diagnostics

Do you have exclusive administrator access to Windows?

During the installation of PDXpert, you must have administrator rights to your computer, and be the only user logged into Windows.

If you see the error message Service 'PDXpert Server' (PDXpertServer) could not be installed. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to install system services, then it's possible that:

  • Another user is currently logged into your Windows system; or

  • You aren't logged into Windows using an administrator account.

Is the PDXpert service started?

For PDXpert 7.0 and higher: The PDXpert Application Server is a service that can be stopped and started from the Windows Control Panel, in the Services console.

For releases prior to PDXpert 7.0: The PDXpert Application Server can be opened by selecting it from the PDXpert folder in the Start menu. When the application is running, the Start button is disabled, and the Stop button is enabled. Conversely, the application is stopped when the Start button is enabled. Click on the Start button to start the PDXpert Server service.

Is the SQL Server connection valid?

Each time that you select the PDXpert Application Server's Information tab, the server attempts to connect to the SQL Server instance. If the SQL Server database instance is valid and running, the database server release is shown in the SQL Server text box, such as SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Express Edition (10.50.2500.0). If the connection is invalid or SQL Server is not running, this will be empty. Refer to the SQL Server diagnostics help topic.

Installation Guide Topics

  1. Installation overview
  2. Standard installation
  3. Advanced: Preparing the server
  4. Advanced: SQL Server
  5. Advanced: PDXpert application server
  6. Advanced: PDXpert client
  7. Advanced: Group Policy
  8. Moving your PDXpert PLM database and file library
  9. Upgrade your installation
  10. Microsoft SQL Server diagnostics
  11. Microsoft SQL Server log files
  12. PDXpert server diagnostics
  13. PDXpert client diagnostics
  14. PDXpert system file locations
  15. Release notes (change history)
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