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    SIMS - runs as admin but not as a normal user

    Windows 7 x86.

    Odd one - this is an "oddity" of a machine as it's a laptop and not 64bit capable. Thus, it has 32 bit Windows on and built manually rather than from our SCCM image.
    Solus 3 has pushed out SIMS perfectly fine to it. SIMS works perfectly as an admin, yet it won't even start as a normal user.
    Nothing in event logs.

    Tried simsperm but it doesn't seem to do much (and doesn't help I can't get it to work when the group name has spaces). Giving full access to c:\program files\sims to the relevant users & groups doesn't appear to help either.

    Any ideas, are there any logs I can look at elsewhere?

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    Do you see the pulsar.exe process appear and disappear in task manager?

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    Can the user see the S drive. Worth remapping as their user cos the admin might have mapped the drive so they don't see it. We often have to do it via command prompt as they don't have the option from explorer.

    Does it work if you right click then 'run as admin' or is that what you had done? That would rule out the mapping issue.

    If it's not built to your normal process, then it could not be in the right OUs on teh domain or not have the right policies running on it...

    Solus 3 isn't hard coded to push to a prog files (x86) or something funny like that, or there isn't another .ini file it pushes that is hard coded to 64bit or something..? I'm a stalwart fan of SOLUS 2 so wouldn't know what it does.

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    No idea, users can't see the S: drive although it's mapped and present. If I start pulsar.exe externally (i.e. from impero) it loads fine. As it's a staff member on a limited account there's no way to run as admin .


    Hmm - it loads from pulsar directly but not via simsload - ( "C:\Program Files (x86)\SIMS\SIMS .net\SIMSLoad.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\SIMS\Sims .NET\Pulsar.exe" ). May just change the shortcuts over!
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    Is hiding the S drive deliberate? If not, try remapping as the user.

    I thought SOLUS 3 altered the install so it didn't use simsload, as that is not required any more.

    EDIT: SIMSload will be using the .ini files to go to the server setups folder and check versions etc.

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    Problem solved. No idea why it was still loading via the old simsload shortcut. Must have created those shortcuts before we went solus 3.
    Yes we hide the S drive on purpose, there's no reason for anyone to be able to see it with exception to the data admin staff and ourselves.

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