This document is meant to give a general over-view of the installation process and provide a simple checklist for system administrators getting ready to deploy SOLIDWORKS and PDM software. Detailed information for installation is available through the Hawk Ridge support portal here:
PDM Professional/Enterprise PDM:
When deploying to any new version compatibility is a major concern. Network based licensing requires that the license server is updated first to the new year version, without an updated license server, clients will be unable to check out the new version license. In Professional PDM environments, clients must have the same service pack version as their target vault server.
See the attached guide for steps for upgrading and system requirements for each component.