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    SIMs.net upgrade

    Hi all,
    I we have just rolled out SIMs into our class rooms so teachers can take the register in class. All was working fine up to the point of the latest update. Now none of the class room clients are able to upgrade I get the incompatible database message which is probable due to the upgrade not being carried out on the clients.

    To come around this in the office the admin team have local admin rights to the system. I donít want to give the teachers local admin rights as they already break things. I created a SIMS group in AD and gave that group Full control of the SIMS folder thinking that would enable them to update the software. It failed.

    Have I mist something or if someone is able to tell me any additional security settings I need to set that would be great.

    Many thanks

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    Add the Teachers OU to the local "power user" group.

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    Or use group policy to add permissions over the SIMS.net folder in Programs files.

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    I've done both of these and they dont seem to be working. Ive added power users to the computers that runs sims and ive now given full access to the SIMS.net folder for my SIMS user group.

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    isnt power users legacy only in win7 and has no real effect?

    i had this tuesday upgraded 1 pc took 30 mins or so (was popular with that teacher) (the sims server is on another vlan and always has been slow network traffic no idea why but i have no access to those switches (one day i will put a 2nd nic in sims server but its not mine to support)

    in the end i cheated i copied the c:\pro...\sims\sims .net folder to a network drive and just renamed the old sims .net folders on class pcs and copied the new one there but took 2 hours or so to go round and do it as upgrades always fail apart from one laptop for some reason

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    Add the Teachers OU to the local "power user" group.
    Better using SIMSPERM.Bat

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Better using SIMSPERM.Bat
    When will capita rename this (Is it wrong that it always makes me giggle a bit inside?)

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    What is SIMSPERM.bat and how should it be run on the computer... at start up or as a logonscript?

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    It's a batch file that changes all of the permissions to allow SIMS to run/upgrade for all users (or if you edit it a group of your choice).

    It should be in your Setups directory on the SIMS server

    It should be run as a Startup Script (rather than a logon script - the users won't have permission to change the permissions).

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    Better yet would be to examine what (snigger) simsperm does, then set those file permissions using group policy for SIMS machines.

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    Yeah we do what Simsperm does through GPOs. We also created a scheduled task to update SIMS as otherwise it asks for a username and password 3 or 4 times during the update which is rather annoying!!

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    Hi,
    Any chance you could share with me what you have done in GPO. I have a mix of 32 and 64 clients :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwikie View Post
    Hi,
    Any chance you could share with me what you have done in GPO. I have a mix of 32 and 64 clients :/

    We do:

    %AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\SIMS Applications
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    %ProgramFiles%\SIMS
    Staff Full Control

    %SystemRoot%\SIMS.INI
    Staff Full Control

    %SystemRoot%\Temp
    Staff Full Control

    Not sure if the temp entry is for SIMS or something else but thats ours which works ok

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    Thanks I am off site now but I have added those changes to the GPO will see if it worked tomorrow when Im back on site fingers crossed

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