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MIS Systems Thread, SIMSPERM.bat in Technical; To allow the use of sims with restricted users we run the simsperm.bat file after install, this can sometimes be ...
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    SIMSPERM.bat

    To allow the use of sims with restricted users we run the simsperm.bat file after install, this can sometimes be forgotten so i'd like to automate the process.

    Anyone here managed to integrate the settings into a security template for use with group policy, or do you have a better way?

    Cheers.

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    Thanks for that i'll have a look. Can i not just apply the GPO to an OU containing SIMS stations tather than filtering it by security group?

    Can't make users Power Users as they ca't be trusted that's why we removed them from that and started using the bat file.

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    I do use security groups to deploy software so i'm familiar with the process.

    Do you apply your policies high up the directory structure then filter by security group rather than apply to an OU and filter as well if clients within there have different requirements?

    Thanks for the tips.
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    I've not had any problems applying these file and reg settings via GPO to whole OUs. If the files don't exist on the machine, i.e. if SIMS isn't installed, it'll just do nothing.

    Search for the other simsperm threads.. I'm pretty sure I've posted our GPO settings for this in the last few months.

    EDIT: bottom of this one:

    http://www.edugeek.net/forums/showthread.php?t=12268
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    Thats one of the worst named bat's I have seen lol.
    Did noone at SIMS realise
    I sounds like the new "SIM" game

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Thats one of the worst named bat's I have seen lol.
    Did noone at SIMS realise
    I sounds like the new "SIM" game
    hehe i was just thinking the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Thats one of the worst named bat's I have seen lol.
    Indeed - an there I was, looking at the subject thread and thinking "Finally! Maxis comes up with a game allowing me to hunt giant squid, practice world-wide navigation via echo-location and haunt the captains of sea-faring vessels!" Alas, it turned out to be just another post about a school MIS. Curses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Thats one of the worst named bat's I have seen lol.
    Did noone at SIMS realise
    I sounds like the new "SIM" game
    Nearly as bad as the assessment manager executable assman.exe

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    Ok i've imported the settings into a group policy and it has applied to the stations but i've noticed an issue:

    If the station has SIMS installed after the policy is applied it doesn't seem to alter the permissions even after a few reboots. If i log on and run gpupdate /force the permissions are changed.

    Anyone else get this? Does the policy need to be enforced?

    Cheers.

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    It's a machine policy so it should automatically apply at the next reboot assuming you don't have any connectivity problems. We've not experienced any issues with it here.

    Try running RSOP.msc on a PC that hasn't picked up the setting and have a poke around the machine half to see what gives..

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    If i run RSOP i can see the policy has applied but rebooting or running gpupdate doesn't change the permissions. If i run gpupdate /force then the settings are applied, other settings are applied at startup so i don't think it's connectivity.

    @ jinnantonnix, can't see any settings on temp folders.

    I'll keep an eye on it.

    Cheers.

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    Does anyone know if there's an updated simsperm.bat file? The one I can see looks like it only covers XP/32bit machines...

    We gave up installing SIMS locally and just published it as an app on a terminal server, but having got PARS now it needs to be installed locally again... so the headache's back...

    (Just realised how old this thread is! It was the first result in Google searching for simsperm.bat lol... I'd have started a new one if I'd realised...)
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    With SOLUS3 running as a service, it's no longer needed (at least where you have that option). I suspect most would advise moving to that option - it's a lot easier (when it's working).

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    Aha... we're only running Solus2, so that could be a first step worth looking into... Thanks

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