make sure .net 2 framework is installed as it won't work otherwise and the update will fail on the clients...
Tempted to branch this out into FFS!!!! Add to that areas of our network that have low wireless signal and it's been a right PITA today. Roll on the new school when I intend getting staff a PC to use in each classroom for SIMS!
Hi, no ideas why this update is ok on one school but not another? Tearing my hair out here :-(
What problems you getting?
Hi, and thanks for your reply, this:
I have sucessfully updated one school with the May release, however the other school still has the document server error despite using the revised release. If I go into sims/tools/setup/document management server and test it, it says server not found. I've checked all the settings and they are correct, I've also looked at the services and the SIMS.net Document Server is running
Last edited by cuke2u; 3rd June 2008 at 01:37 PM.
Hi, I sorted it by manually running the SIMSDocumentServerSetup.exe on all work stations.
We did the upgrade yesterday evening. Tested it on one machine worked ok. So we thought all was fine. However, it turned out this morning that it breaks the .net 2 framework on some machines and it has to be repaired. 30ish in total. Also it seems that if .net 3 framework is installed it doesn't work either? ... Has anyone else had this happen?
It's been quite a hectic morning so far but everything seems ok now, fingers crossed. Just hope the next upgrade doesn't take out over half my staff machines ...
Mate, running the SIMSDocumentServerSetup.exe should have just installed a local copy of the document server on each of those workstations (I think).
I'd double check your workstations are pointing at your actual DocServer just in case (In SIMS net tools menu) then check that someone who makes their own reports can access them from one of the workstations you had this problem on.
I might be wrong but I thought I'd say something JIC, it can't do you any harm to check. I looked at your post saying the DocServer was down and thought maybe firewall or an IP address issue / similar.
I think last year it put .net 2 on with the August upgrade [edit - part of the ccsInfrastructre.exe (or similar name) as you say - in readiness for I think SQLServer 2005] I'm sure I've seen SIMS work with .net 3 though....
Last edited by superfletch; 5th June 2008 at 02:08 PM.
No worries dude.
I wasn't really sure but I don't think I've ever needed to run it on a client in order to get the DocServer going....
ahh SIMS dot ing net
Last edited by superfletch; 5th June 2008 at 08:40 PM. Reason: To add humour
Havent tried it yet though, still experimenting with SIMS setups on teacher machines ready for Electronic Registration in September. So far only a certain Security Group get local admin rights. The machines are tightly locked down with GPO's anyway so local admin rights doesn't let them do much anyway (not that they would know how to!)
Have also read in various Captia documentation that the users only need READ access to the SIMS area on the Server, not READ/WRITE. Also recommends not allowing the workstation virus scan to scan this directory (if using ON ACCESS) to help improve speed. Did notice a small improvement on startup speed.
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