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    Ok, that seems to have done the trick!

    However, this is a bit worrying! Have you come across this before?

    Commandpulsar not found in Sims.....

    Unsynchronised databses...

    Kol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koldov View Post
    Ok, that seems to have done the trick!

    However, this is a bit worrying! Have you come across this before?

    Commandpulsar not found in Sims.....

    Unsynchronised databses...

    Kol.
    Yep, it usually means you've installed SIMS and FMS into the Program Files (x86) directory rather than the Program Files directory on a 64 bit device when FMS is configured to look for the SIMS executable in the C:\Program Files directory.

    FMS accesses SIMS .net for personnel links. FMS has a global setting in the database for the location of the SIMS executable (pulsar.exe). Back in the day when 32-bit was the norm, FMS was set to find SIMS in C:\Program Files\SIMS\SIMS .net. Now with 64-bit O/S's being more popular, most schools have mixed 32 and 64 bit devices. If your environment is mixed, FMS will almost always be set to point to the C:\Program Files folder. If you then install SIMS and FMS to the x86 folder instead on a new device, you get the above error and will need to reinstall both clients into the Program Files directory.

    You should always install SIMS and FMS to the C:\Program Files\ directory even if it's a 64-bit device to ensure the link is not between SIMS and FMS is not broken when FMS is used, unless every single device in your estate is 64-bit, both SIMS and FMS are installed into the x86 directory, and FMS is configured to look in C:\Program Fles (x86)\SIMS\SIMS .net for pulsar.exe.
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    OK! All done I think... Should I just delete the SIMS folders from the x86 directory then?

    Well, certainly not as easy as the original posts seemed to indicate...

    I shall try to write up my furiously scribbled notes into something reasonably coherent for next time! Hopefully it will be a bit quicker and neater for when they end Server 2008 support

    You Sir, have been my hero this week!

    Thanks for sticking with me

    Kol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koldov View Post
    OK! All done I think... Should I just delete the SIMS folders from the x86 directory then?

    Well, certainly not as easy as the original posts seemed to indicate...

    I shall try to write up my furiously scribbled notes into something reasonably coherent for next time! Hopefully it will be a bit quicker and neater for when they end Server 2008 support

    You Sir, have been my hero this week!

    Thanks for sticking with me

    Kol.
    Yea, keep it tidy. Delete the SIMS folder form the x86 directory. Maybe check D:\Program Files\SIMS (and D:\Program Files (x86)\SIMS) to see if you have a SIMS .net or FMS folder there. If you have, get rid of them too.

    The process is easy when you know how and gets easier the more you do it.

    Just be grateful that you don't have SOLUS3 or Discover to contend with too!!!
    Last edited by Rawns; 1st August 2013 at 02:58 PM.

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    Install to Program Files (x86) where it should be then:

    mklink /d "C:\Program Files\SIMS" "C:\Program Files (x86)\SIMS"

    Remember to install the SQL 2005 native client on FMS client machines.

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