Customer gets the following error relating to SolidWorks when running the AWPNetworkConfig.exe on a client machine. He does not have SolidWorks installed on his client machine, nor does he have a license for SolidWorks or the SolidWorks Geometry Interface.

Failed during the attempt to determine the installed SolidWorks version.
SolidWorks has probably displayed an Info dialogue.

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The configuration then stops.

What is causing this error?

SolidWorks doesn't uninstall all of their information from the machine once it has been installed.

The user needs to delete all registry keys matching this pattern which reside under "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT" :


If nothing is found there, then check "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareSolidworks"

Also delete any copies of solidworks.exe that still exist on that machine.

This should allow the customer to complete the configuration.

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