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MIS Systems Thread, New July Version of SIMS.NET in Technical; It looks like Sims have got Disney in to help with their new look interface. As my partner commented "How ...
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    New July Version of SIMS.NET

    It looks like Sims have got Disney in to help with their new look interface.

    As my partner commented "How old do they think we are?"

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    Re: New July Version of SIMS.NET

    Oooh..I havent seen it yet, got a screenie?

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    Re: New July Version of SIMS.NET

    Yes, very teacherified and dumbed-down by the looks of it.

    PDF: http://home.capitaes.co.uk/SIMS/Down..._new_look_.pdf
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    Re: New July Version of SIMS.NET

    oooh...hahaha, how very pretty

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    Re: New July Version of SIMS.NET

    oh FFS, my lot are still whining about the previous changes to the interface.

    bloody "lets make it look like XP cos that's a good interface" design gits - labels below (or instead of) icons are a _good_ thing for teachers who only use it when forced at gunpoint.

    So I get teachers whining to me about how SMT have changed things again, marvellous.

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    Re: New July Version of SIMS.NET

    Quote Originally Posted by Simcfc73
    It looks like Sims have got Disney in to help with their new look interface.

    As my partner commented "How old do they think we are?"
    Trust me even this will be 'so confusing'.

    I am dreading the upgrade.

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    Re: New July Version of SIMS.NET

    Actually, after my last comment about face lift Facility CMIS, I think I will keep it the way it is.....

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    Re: New July Version of SIMS.NET

    I actually posted this a while back - still dreading it - im hoping they have the common sense to at least wait until EoY has taken place before rolling this out cos everytime an update gets applied to SIMS.net SOMETHING always goes tits up...

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    Re: New July Version of SIMS.NET

    Im rolling it out last week of term.

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    Re: New July Version of SIMS.NET

    Installed here last night with no problems at all, which was very unusual compared to last couple of updates.

    Up to now no members of staff have commented on the new layout, but a couple have mentioned the dull colours.

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    Re: New July Version of SIMS.NET

    I can't get it to work with mandatory profiles, it fails during login with a cryptography error

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    Re: New July Version of SIMS.NET

    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy
    I can't get it to work with mandatory profiles, it fails during login with a cryptography error
    Have you tried re-running subinacl.exe against the client sims directory via simsperm.bat? It's normally due to a permissions issue breaking the upgrade.

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    Re: New July Version of SIMS.NET

    sims users are members of the local admin group. Those with roaming work, those with mandatory fail.

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    Re: New July Version of SIMS.NET

    Ah, fair enough. Log on using a mandatory profile and use regmon from www.sysinternals.com to see if it's trying to write to the user portions of the registry and failing?

    A diff of a roaming profile before and after it's first used on an upgraded workstation may also give you some clues.

    All my sims users have mandatory profiles, so I have a vested interest in seeing you fix this before I patch

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    Re: New July Version of SIMS.NET

    We've had to move to the July release as it fixed a bug in NovaT/Modelling and Contruction that were preventing our timetabler writing the TT for September. We sent round the pdf outlining the changed UI, and staff have had to just 'get on with it'. I did call it the tellytubby upgrade, which seemed to ease their pain.


    CryptoAPI problem is a known feature of using code signing and mandatroy profiles together. I believe there was supposed to be a fix for this in a previous solus update.

    Search support.capitaes.co.uk and the MS knowledgebase for a deeper understanding.

    Personally I just dropped the mandatory profiles in favour of full roaming.


    However I have noticed that if the workstation upgrade is not run by the local administrator Assessment Manger and Exams Organiser both give "Critical The located assesmbly's manifest definition with name 'LoginProcesses' does nto match the assembly reference." errors.

    Assement manager will still run after the error. Exams Organiser will not.

    Solution is to run simsapplicationsetup.exe as a local administrator.

    'Staff' Have 'full control' over the local SIMS folders and RW access to the S:\ If anyone has a clue what else they need, I'd appreciate it!

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