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MIS Systems Thread, March Release FMS error in Technical; Just installed the March Release onto the SIMS server and it went fine. Now on all FMS workstations I get ...
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    March Release FMS error

    Just installed the March Release onto the SIMS server and it went fine.

    Now on all FMS workstations I get the following message (they claim to have upgraded ok):

    There is a module/database incompatibility.
    Current database version: 6.92.117
    Module Requires: 6.93.150

    This module version: 6.116.150
    Database Requires: 6.100.117

    HELP!!!!!

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    Did you run SIMS and let it update on the workstations before running FMS on the stations?
    That's pretty much the error to expect when you dont (guess who forgot yesterday!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Did you run SIMS and let it update on the workstations before running FMS on the stations?
    That's pretty much the error to expect when you dont (guess who forgot yesterday!)
    No, but I have now, I still get this error though!

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    Problem Sorted

    Thanks for the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by button_ripple View Post
    Problem Sorted

    Thanks for the help!
    What was the solution incase anyone runs into this issue?

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    Looking at the error message, the database the users were trying to connect to hadn't been upgraded. The client upgrades resulted in a mismatch.

    Some of the schools that I support have more than one FMS database. SOLUS will upgrade one, but a second will need to be upgraded using the FMS version of DBUpgrade.exe.

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    We got this a while back and found that FMS was being installed to C:\program files\Sims\finance

    Whereas on stations where it was working FMS was installed to C:\Program Files\SIMS\FMSSQL\

    Renaming the directory and related Shortcuts appeared to solve the issue

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    Following the chap i'm shadowing at the moment, he simply run from the fms folder the setup/installer file - can't remember the filename but, we had that exact same error.

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    I used the ESS upgrade tool on capitaess website, ran it on all of our databases. Seems to have solved the problem. Bit annoying that SOLUS won't upgrade all databases on the server .

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    Quote Originally Posted by button_ripple View Post
    I used the ESS upgrade tool on capitaess website, ran it on all of our databases. Seems to have solved the problem. Bit annoying that SOLUS won't upgrade all databases on the server .
    Might want to ask for it to be add to SOLUS3. Still... it's prob already on the list.

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    sorry for sidelining, but what do schools use multiple FMS databases for? All the FMS databases I've dealt with they have only had one database (or at least, I hope they had)

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    Central hosting will have more then one (same with SIMS).

    FMS allows you to have more then one. Few schools in Suffolk do it. Generally one for the school, one for the school fund (ie if they rent out the hall privately).

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    We have 2 for junior school, 2 for infants and 1 primary (we merged 2 years ago). The reason we have 2 for each school is because one is for 2002 and the other 2003 (not sure why!!)

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    I guess someone was, basically, archiving.

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    Grrr.....

    Did my update this evening, and the SIMS went ok. All runs fine (so it would appear)

    Then went to do the FMS, and the installer refuses to do the upgrade!!! Error message reads.

    'Failed to upgrade using FMSSQLApplicationSetup 1.566.4.0 to 570.6.0 Upgrade EXE'

    Phoned the help desk, but for some reason they close early on a Monday !!!!

    So, late home, cold tea and now an early start to get in and deal with the fall out! I've got too much on to worry about stupid software that won't upgrade correctly!

    Pete

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