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MIS Systems Thread, FMS in Technical; Help!!! The bursars hard drive has failed, I've installed a new one, but I can't seem to get FMS (or ...
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    FMS

    Help!!!

    The bursars hard drive has failed, I've installed a new one, but I can't seem to get FMS (or SIMS for that matter) working

    Does anyone know how to install it please!

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    Re: FMS

    ok. on the bursar's machine you need to map a drive to the drive with the sims stuff on, then dig down to sims>setups>simsinst.exe (it's a funny blue icon like an inverted comma) get this started and just follow the default instructions/steps. it'll need to reboot during this operation. once rebooted start sims and log in. at this point a window will open asking for the connect.ini file. you'll have 2 choices so go with the top one and browse to the sims folder where you should find it, select connect.ini and, apart from any updates, that should be it. I'll keep an eye on this post to see if you need any more help

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    Re: FMS

    Quote Originally Posted by beeswax
    you'll have 2 choices so go with the top one and browse to the sims folder where you should find it, select connect.ini and, apart from any updates, that should be it.
    There may be a connect.ini on your local machine, but you probably want the connect.ini on your network drive (in our case it's at s:\sims\connect.ini).

    The most reliable way of installing FMS is from your most recent CD then doing an update by running fmsload. Post again if you get stuck at that point as it seems there are a few bugs (surely not!).

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    Re: FMS

    thanks sahmeepee, I didn't make my point clearly there. if you're on a network then you should use the connect.ini on the sims server/drive

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    Re: FMS

    Thanks for the help so far chaps. I've managed to install SIMS, but the finance package isn't there. Am I missing something?

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    Re: FMS

    and think yourself lucky your not installing the old SIMS..........remember having to manually alter the autoexec.bat and config.sys files and hacking the registry for every workstation.....remembering which IDs had been used already etc........!!!!

    Sims.net is a P.O.P. in comparison!!

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    Re: FMS

    Finance isnt in the source you have to install it off a CD usually unless someone else has copied it on.

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    Re: FMS

    The bursar says that we don't have a CD, it comes from something called Solus

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    Re: FMS

    that's Sims On Line Update Service, or something similar. I'm afraid I can't help you with the finance package though.

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    Re: FMS

    Hmmm....

    I installed (or rather upgraded) FMS the last time. I had a CD (and instructions!) from our local friendly SIMS support guys

    Andy

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    Re: FMS

    I know the upgrades are available through solus.
    http://www.capitaes.co.uk/solus

    FMS packages may be available on your server at \\servername\sims\setups (or similar). This is where solus usually dumps them.

    You'll have to make sure that the version of the client you install is the version the database expects or it may get ... interesting. Is there another install of FMS anywhere / notes of what version.

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    Re: FMS

    I've spoken to the help desk, and they say I need a copy of the cd in order to reinstall. I'll have to wait for that, unless anyones got an iso???

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    Re: FMS

    FMS is a separate package from Sims.net which integrates with SIMS. Who loaded it on originally? If not yourselves then you won`t have the CD so will need to get in touch with Capita support for a copy.

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    Re: FMS

    If you're under pressure, you could always try running the fmssetup.exe from your sims\setups folder, but my experience with that method has been bad (maybe try it out on a spare PC first). If it does go on OK, find and run fmsload next to get your fms version up-to-date.

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    Re: FMS

    tried that, didn't work! I keep getting an error about the Borland database not being installed

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