How to repair an Admin Image
in a while it may be required to run a repair on your Solidworks installation
for many reasons.
simply be done through “programs and features” in you windows control panel.
you have ever tried this from an Administrative image installation, you will
notice that you will not get a “change” option for Solidworks. This is the way
it is designed, one of the reasons for this way of deployment.
So what do
you do if you need to run a repair? Uninstall/re-install usually.
is a backdoor to actually run a repair, or even a modify.
navigating to the windows directory. Under folder options, turn on “show hidden
files and folders”
Once this is
done, you will see a “Installers” directory. This is where the windows
installer files are kept for installed software.
these are pretty cryptic names…not meaning much, so you will have to do a
little modification to find the Soldiworks installer.
on the header bar showing the columns.
the column header to sort by that column.
to the SOLIDWORKS section. You will see a few from SOLIDWORKS in here.
will need find the Solidwork install itself.
the .msi files and it will show the description on them.
Here we show
“SOLIDWORKS 2012 X64 SP2”
launch the .msi and Bingo!
You now have
a “Modify” & “Repair” option