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MIS Systems Thread, SIMS August Main Release is here in Technical; SOLUS download is availible now. CD image (ISO) to follow. The upgrade has to be initiated on the server rather ...
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    SIMS August Main Release is here

    SOLUS download is availible now. CD image (ISO) to follow.

    The upgrade has to be initiated on the server rather than a client or it will fail.

    The fun starts now :S

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    Re: SIMS August Main Release is here

    This is the SQL conversion release as well, fun times ahead

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    Re: SIMS August Main Release is here

    Quote Originally Posted by mullet_man
    This is the SQL conversion release as well, fun times ahead
    I have it downloaded but I'm holding off installing for now because I need (want) to do the Personnel conversion first and test that before I launch into the one that could go tragicly wrong.

    Anyone installed it yet?

    HBJB

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    Re: SIMS August Main Release is here

    Installed the 7.96 August on a virtual PC setup, just one minor hitch with SQL 2000 SP4 - can be fixed via KB solution.

    Can't go any further on that setup though - need to get hold of the SQL 2005 conversion util - but this is only available through SOLUS 2 and not on the CD.

    Gonna bite the bullet and do the August update on main system without SQL migration tonight to get hold of sql util to test on virtual setup.

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    Re: SIMS August Main Release is here

    Quote Originally Posted by steve
    Installed the 7.96 August on a virtual PC setup, just one minor hitch with SQL 2000 SP4 - can be fixed via KB solution.
    What was the glitch and the KB No.? Just in case someone else (me ) gets the same problem.

    HBJB

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    Re: SIMS August Main Release is here

    Just finished installing it and it went okay.

    Can't work out where the utility is just yet so I'll have to wait till I get into work.

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    Re: SIMS August Main Release is here

    Quote Originally Posted by Heebeejeebee
    What was the glitch and the KB No.? Just in case someone else (me ) gets the same problem.

    HBJB
    Code:
     KB71595  - SIMS Connection failed for login USERNAME reason 7

    Having other issues though now with the main server upgrade :?

    Hoping its related to using remote desktop ...... we will soon see.

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    Re: SIMS August Main Release is here

    Thanks.

    Hope it goes well.

    HBJB

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    Re: SIMS August Main Release is here

    Just a pointer that I had to phoen up tech support regarding.

    The SQL2005Migration.exe file does not appear in the Sims/Setups folder automatically. When you have doen the update you need to run the infrastructure.exe again which will unpack the files needed for migration.

    Might give it a go tonight.

    On another matter, the ability to log on directly to Sims using Windows Authentication seems to work okay except when you try and use the old way to log on. Sims system manager changes the username to domain/username but it will not allow me to log on whatever password I use.

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    Re: SIMS August Main Release is here

    The migration went well with only a little panic as I chose windows authentication instead of mixed mode on the Sql 2005.

    Its a good idea to install the Management studio too which I missed out on the install options. This lets you change the mode and mess around with the settings. I ended up downloading it fromt he internet.

    It seems soooo much faster.. not

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    Re: SIMS August Main Release is here

    Quote Originally Posted by Heebeejeebee
    Quote Originally Posted by mullet_man
    This is the SQL conversion release as well, fun times ahead
    I have it downloaded but I'm holding off installing for now because I need (want) to do the Personnel conversion first and test that before I launch into the one that could go tragicly wrong.

    Anyone installed it yet?

    HBJB
    Ye sI installed it and it went OK.. When the user logs on for the first time it tries to update Adobe Reader...which fails as the users has no rights...

    But SIMS is OK

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    Re: SIMS August Main Release is here

    Quote Originally Posted by Simcfc73

    On another matter, the ability to log on directly to Sims using Windows Authentication seems to work okay except when you try and use the old way to log on. Sims system manager changes the username to domain/username but it will not allow me to log on whatever password I use.
    Our staff users only have 3 letters in their logon and SIMS demands 4.. so how will it work ?

    Quote Originally Posted by steve
    Quote Originally Posted by Heebeejeebee
    What was the glitch and the KB No.? Just in case someone else (me ) gets the same problem.

    HBJB
    Code:
     KB71595  - SIMS Connection failed for login USERNAME reason 7

    Having other issues though now with the main server upgrade :?

    Hoping its related to using remote desktop ...... we will soon see.
    I did mine remotley and it worked fine

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    Re: SIMS August Main Release is here

    Quote Originally Posted by Grommit
    Our staff users only have 3 letters in their logon and SIMS demands 4.. so how will it work ?
    Works fine, I changed all our staff today to use windows authentication. One of these only had 3 letters and it accepted it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grommit
    I did mine remotely and it worked fine
    It wasn't related to remote desktop in the end, it was down to the account the services were starting up as.

    Time now to try a 64 bit server - not supported I know but hoping performance will out weigh any potential issues.

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    Re: SIMS August Main Release is here

    Quote Originally Posted by Simcfc73
    On another matter, the ability to log on directly to Sims using Windows Authentication seems to work okay except when you try and use the old way to log on. Sims system manager changes the username to domain/username but it will not allow me to log on whatever password I use.
    Is it possible NOT to use Windows Authentication but keep the old way of doing it? We have one user for whom his SIMS logon doesn't match his network logon, and I really don't want to cause him difficulties...

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    Re: SIMS August Main Release is here

    What windows authentication, phrase can o' worms springs to mind, we have enough fun making sure our teachers log out of sims, if you do not require another login to run sims, security if majourly decreased aspecially with those stubborn members of staff.



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