This document is meant to give a general overview 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 implementing any new version, compatibility is a significant concern. Network-based licensing requires that the license server is updated first to the new version. Without an updated license server, clients will be unable to check out the new version license. In PDM Standard and Professional PDM environments, clients must have the same major version as their target vault server.