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MIS Systems Thread, Autumn 2012 Release in Technical; Originally Posted by vikpaw How do you mean manually? Running SIMSInst to install SIMS, or just running SIMS in the ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    How do you mean manually? Running SIMSInst to install SIMS, or just running SIMS in the normal way but as an admin account?
    What is the shortcut that the user runs pointing to? Is it SIMSLoad.exe then it should have pulsar as a parameter. Updates wouldn't take place if for some reason, the shortcut just points to Pulsar.exe.
    On Windows 7, if you click Start / Windows Circle (whatever it's called) and type SIMS, it doesn't always give the correct link, and a lot of my users had pinned pulsar to the start menu, which was fine until an update.
    If it is permissions, check the simsperm.bat file for an idea of what permissions they need. Often permissions over the local drive are missing, especially prog files and temp, but it depends when it last worked on your network and what changes have happened in between...
    when i say manuallu i meant loggin in on the pc with a user which has admin rights on the pc, the upgrade is triggered and runs without a problem.
    i have looked at the simsperm.bat but have not used it yet. in previous upgrades we havent need to apply any additional permissions as it just worked.
    nothing on the network/clients has changed.
    the shortcut we use for sims points to pulsar.exe on the local machine

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    The joys of SIMS releases... counted 3 patches available so far.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHimmer45 View Post
    when i say manuallu i meant loggin in on the pc with a user which has admin rights on the pc, the upgrade is triggered and runs without a problem.
    i have looked at the simsperm.bat but have not used it yet. in previous upgrades we havent need to apply any additional permissions as it just worked.
    nothing on the network/clients has changed.
    the shortcut we use for sims points to pulsar.exe on the local machine
    pulsar only runs sims, and simsload upgrades it. so maybe teh admin user has simsload as a shortcut.
    if you run simsload and pass pulsar in as a parameter, it will check for an upgrade then run sims after, it's a tad slower, but will save you hassle.
    This my shortcut
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    "C:\Program Files\SIMS\SIMS .net\SIMSLoad.exe" "C:\Program Files\SIMS\SIMS .net\Pulsar.exe"

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    Quote Originally Posted by winng View Post
    The joys of SIMS releases... counted 3 patches available so far.....
    what are they for?
    i know i got special instructions from schoolcomms to reinstall teh client app to make it fit in better with Autumn release, but it seems that Capita have foreseen the end of the world and think that all the third parties wont survive so have dropped menu items after Jan!

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    17442 PRB2215 FSM related
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    Great i don't need any of them.

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    More info on the schoolcomms issue. http://schoolcomms.com/wp-content/up...mail-final.pdf

    To be honest, it's a pretty good release, there don't appear to be any big issues. Schoolcomms works from the PC if you run it direct anyway, not sure how much impact the exams and fsm ones have, but no other biggies really.

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    Patches 17693 and 17689 needed here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    Very Minor issue:
    Schoolcomms will be removed from the SIMS Focus menu and Student Details screens on the 1st January 2013
    It's only a problem if you're on Autumn and need to access via the Focus menu. You can just run it from the desktop icon / start menu and it will be fine, or just use the web interface.
    Patch 17755 can be requested to fix this now

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    The notes on SupportNet say that the SchoolComms patch should be applied to existing summer / autumn installs, but i'm on summer and my focus link is there and working fine as is the link from student screen. Both launch schoolcomms and ask for login, but they are not there on the test server on autumn, so it is only the autumn install that has the issue.

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