Installing SolidWorks on a Loaner Laptop

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** The following is ONLY for Loaner Laptops issued from ITSS. These instructions do not apply to those working on personal laptops. **

To Install SolidWorks:

  1. Students should have instructions and a license code in their email
  2. Locate Make-Me-Admin (MMA) on your Chico State loaner laptop.
    • If you received it from ITSS, this should be automatically installed 
  3. Open up MMA and select "Grant Administrator Privileges" 
  4. Locate the download, which should appear as a .zip file
  5. Right-click on the file and Run
  6. Setup should launch and begin to download > 7.5 GB
  7. After checking the box to agree to T&C and BEFORE starting the installation review the following to avoid having the SQL Server install fail.


During SolidWorks installation, the below error message pop-up:

SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager

Microsoft SQL Server failed to install.

The specified password does not meet strong password requirements. For more information about strong password requirements, see "Database Engine Configuration - Account Provisioning" in Setup Help or in %SQL_PRODUCT_SHORT_NAME% Books Online.



To solve the SolidWorks installation error on the Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server, follow the steps below: 

  1. Summary > Check "I accept the terms of the SOLIDWORKS"
  2. Scroll down to reveal "Electrical Options" > Click "+" > Click "Change"
  3. Under SQL Server > Password for "tew" user, change the password from default "xxxxxxxxx" to a strong password that meets Chico State's password complexity requirements (add special character)
  4. Click "Back to Summary" > click "Install Now" to proceed to install SolidWorks software.

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Article ID: 113368
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