I didn’t install the Creo Platform software. I opened a call with PTC about Creo 1.0 trying to install the Creo Platform software when it launches, but they told me there was nothing I could do about it. The support engineer said in Creo 2.0 there would be a config.pro option to disable checking for Creo Platform installation. The option is: enable_creo_srvmgrdb, however it is not a valid option. I just renamed the creoagent_32_64.msi, which evidently installs the Creo Platform software.
Anyway, I just opened call about my “won’t retain server manager information” issue.
Creo Platform is the culprit for me. It wants to install for every user who runs Creo, so it isn’t like I can install Creo Platform as an administrator and hand the box over to a regular non-administrator, for it will try to install and fail for the non-admin. It installs under the user profile, and evidently needs admin rights to install
When Creo Platform is installed Creo remembers the Windchill server, without Creo Platform it forgets the server.
I find this administrator rights issue unacceptable. I don’t know what PTC is thinking, however they are running the Creo ship aground with this. I can’t make every Creo user administrator (even temporarily) just to install Creo Platform so this software works correctly.