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    We don't need Capita to install SIMS.net on a new workstation, right?!

    I have a bunch of new workstations to roll out at school next week, and coincidentally SIMS is being installed on our new server.

    Would I be right in thinking that the install files for sims.net should be available on the server, and I won't need a) install disks or b) a Capita technician to do it for me (as has been implied!)

    Many thanks

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    No they don't need to do that for you.
    As its a new install you can use SOLUS3 to install to the workstations (if it works :P ).
    We still have SOLUS2 so I either run simsinst.exe or the individual installers from the setups folder or roll the installers out with SCCM.

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    Brilliant, thanks. I've emailed them to say I am expecting the install files to be made available (actually we have SOLUS3 on our old server, I guess I could use that - I am new to this educational IT malarky! )
    Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunny View Post
    I have a bunch of new workstations to roll out at school next week, and coincidentally SIMS is being installed on our new server.

    Would I be right in thinking that the install files for sims.net should be available on the server, and I won't need a) install disks or b) a Capita technician to do it for me (as has been implied!)

    Many thanks
    Sounds like Capita trying to make a quick bit of cash! I wonder how much they charge to install SIMS onto some workstations!

    Like @sparkeh says, SOLUS3 can be used. We've found SOLUS3 works well in new environments with all new workstations. Failing that, I;d assume you would have the old SOLUS2 setups folder kicking about on your server.

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    You don't really need them to install the server!
    If they are doing it, make sure they install and configure SOLUS3 for you, and that will moot their argument with regards charging for client installs!

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    @bunny, can I ask what sort of costs were/are involved?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    You don't really need them to install the server!
    Oh those were the days @vikpaw Lost count of how many times I installed the SIMS server!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    Oh those were the days @vikpaw Lost count of how many times I installed the SIMS server!
    I was your padawan in those days - at least for installing SIMS Server

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    In those days you were but the learner.... now you are the master!

    Reference to you still being on the 'Dark Side' hehe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunny View Post
    Brilliant, thanks. I've emailed them to say I am expecting the install files to be made available (actually we have SOLUS3 on our old server, I guess I could use that - I am new to this educational IT malarky! )
    Thanks again
    They will be within the setups folder, yes.

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