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    SIMS Errors

    Hi Guys,

    Thought I would post some errors that SIMS seem to be getting.

    Error 1:

    Cannot remove the specified item because it was not found in specified Collection : System.ArgumentException


    Error 2:

    S:\SIMS\Connect.ini file : System.Exception

    Any ideas?

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    do these errors both appear before logging on to sims, after logging on or during some operation

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    Error 2 suggests that the client cannot see the S:\SIMS\Connect.ini file, so it has either:

    1) been deleted/renamed (in which case it would probably affect all clients unless they had a local copy which didn't redirect)

    or

    2) there isn't an S: drive mapped to the share on the server in which the SIMS folder resides.

    I hope this helps!

    Regards,

    John.

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    Error2 is most common on wireless clients when moved from point A to point B with the laptop on and the wireless has dropped in between resulting in a "disconnected network drive". Normally double clicking on the S Drive (sims drive) and re-running cures it.

    Error1 I'm not sure on. Sorry.

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    On the machine, can you open that file?

    Guessing you can't, sometimes it does mess up, the fix is to copy the connect.ini from s:\sims to c:\program files\sims\sims .net
    (overwrite)

    Should work ok, just remember to change it when\if you change the server(name)!

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    I'm against local connect.ini files for that very reason.

    What happens if a user is offline and runs SIMS given the connect.ini is there, does it pop up a login box or?

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    Thanks for all replies!!

    I will get back to u!!

    Ian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    I'm against local connect.ini files for that very reason.
    I had a school who didn't like the idea of mapping an S drive, for security. People was saving stuff there rather then there network drive (thus beating the disc quotas)

    You can use SIMS without an S Drive (or any mapped drive)

    I created a script that runs once they install a new pc,


    sims being a DNS CNAME for the actual server
    It runs \\sims\capita$\setups\simsinst.exe
    Then once it's done it changes the setups paths in sims.ini so it reads \\sims\capita$\setups, some reason sometimes it does a full DNS resolve so it reads \\servername not \\sims
    It then creates the local connect.ini

    Anyway, going a bit off topic. Hopefully a bit of food for thought.

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    Definitely. Perhaps I can pm you about it?

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    Can do.

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