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Install Microsoft SQL 2019 for PDM Professional


Before you install SQL Server, review  Planning a SQL Server installation, as well as the System Requirements for Microsoft SQL 2019. You will want to download the installation media from your Microsoft provider, or you can access the evaluation installation media here.

If SOLIDWORKS PDM is installed on the system, use ‘Uninstall a Program’ in the Control Panel to uninstall the Microsoft SQL Server Backward Compatibility packages from prior versions of SQL before starting the SQL Server 2019 installation.

Microsoft .Net framework version 4.5 (or later) and Windows Installer 4.5 (or later) are required. If they are not installed, the Installation Wizard installs them before starting the SQL Server 2019 installation. If you are prompted to restart the server, please do so, prior to continuing the installation.

Installation of SQL Server 2019

1. Locate the downloaded SQL Server installation media iso image in Windows Explorer.
2. Right-click > Mount the iso image.

Mount SQL Server

3. From the root folder, Right-click Setup.exe > Run as Administrator.

Run SQL Server as Administrator

4. The Installation Wizard runs the SQL Server Installation Center. To verify that all requirements are met prior to starting the installation, select Planning > System Configuration Checker. Then select Show Details to expand the results.

SQL Server System Configuration Checker

Note: Should any of the items not pass this check, the issue will need to be corrected prior to continuing the installation.

5. Click OK
6. To create a new installation of SQL Server, select Installation in the left navigation area, and then select  New SQL Server standalone installation or add features to an existing installation.

New SQL Server Standalone Installation

7. On the  Product Key  page, select the option Enter the Product Key and input the Product Key provided by your Microsoft vendor, and then select  Next.

Enter SQL Product Key

8. On the  License Terms  page, review the license agreement. If you agree, select the  I accept the license terms and  privacy statement  checkbox and then select  Next.

SQL Privacy Statement

9. The Microsoft Update  page will appear next if the Microsoft Update  checkbox in  Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Windows Update > Change settings  isn’t selected.  Selecting the  Microsoft Update  checkbox changes the computer settings to include the latest updates for all Microsoft products when you scan for Windows updates. Select ‘Use Microsoft Update to check for updates’, then select Next.

Microsoft SQL Updates

10. On the  Product Updates  page, the latest available SQL Server product updates are displayed. If no product updates are discovered, Setup doesn’t display this page and automatically advances to the  Install Setup Files  page that provides the progress of downloading, extracting, and installing the Setup files. If an update for Setup is found and you specify to include it, that update will also be installed. If no update is found, Setup will automatically advance.

11. On the  Install Rules  page, Setup checks for potential problems that might occur while running Setup. If failures occur, select an item in the  Status  column for more information. Otherwise, select  Next.

Note: Windows Firewall may show as a Warning if it is turned on for the server. If this occurs, please reference the Windows Firewall Exception Setup article in our SOLIDWORKS KB to open port exceptions for Microsoft SQL, SOLIDWORKS PDM and SOLIDWORKS SNL.

Windows SQL Firewall Exemption
12. On the Feature Selection  page. Select the following, then select Next.
SQL Feature Selection Tools

13. On the  Instance Configuration page, accept the default Instance ID name and select Next.
Advanced Configuration Note (optional): If you desire to use Named Instances for SQL Server, then type SWPDM, as the instance name.

SQL Server Instance Configuration

14. Use the  Server Configuration – Service Accounts  page, set the Startup Type to Automatic for all services, then select Next.

SQL Server Configuration
15. On the  Database Engine Configuration – Server Configuration  page, select Mixed Mode Authentication, then input a desired strong password. Use the Specify SQL Server Administrators to add domain admin groups and local administrative groups:
Database engine configuration
16. On the Database Engine Configuration – Data Directories  tab, alter the data directories to place the directories on the data volume attached to the server. The D:\ drive is used in this example. Specify the following:

Since we are specifying nondefault installation directories, ensure that the installation folders are unique to this instance of SQL Server. None of the directories in this dialog box should be shared with directories from other instances of SQL Server.

Should you need to alter this instance of SQL, you could use a directory structure such as:
Microsoft SQL Database Backup
17. On the Database Engine Configuration – TempDB  tab, verify:

18. On the Database Engine Configuration – MaxDOP tab, specify your max degree of parallelism. The recommended value is automatically calculated during the installation.

Database Engine Configuration MaxDOP

19. On the Database Engine Configuration – Memory  tab, Select the Recommended  option.

Database Engine Configuration recommendation

Note: Optimum Memory size is calculated by subtracting 1 Gb for each 4 Gb of RAM up to 16 Gb, then 1 Gb for each 8 Gb thereafter.

20. Select Next to continue.
21. To continue, select  Install.

Install SQL Server

22. On the  Complete  page verify that all Features were installed Successfully, then select Close.

Verify successful SQL server installation
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