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Does anyone have any setup disks for Launcher or for any of the old DOS SIMS modules? If so, ...
20th September 2009, 10:10 AM #1
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Setup disks for DOS modules / Launcher, anyone?
Does anyone have any setup disks for Launcher or for any of the old DOS SIMS modules? If so, I'd be eternally grateful for a copy of them. I used to use Timetable Construct (TTCONSTR.EXE) to do the timetables, and although I'm fully conversant with Nova and aware that TTCONSTR cannot be used to create a timetable recognised by SQL, I'd still like to have the use of it back for nostalgia purposes. Similar scenario with Launcher; we still have Launcher on our SIMS server but our support team have locked us out of it (I'm sure some of you will appreciate why I object to this!)
BTW: I'm ICT/SIMS manager in our school - I have no intention of reinstalling Launcher to gain access to it but I would like to set up a new instance of it on a standalone machine.
Please get in touch if you can help!!
Last edited by harryeds; 20th September 2009 at 09:50 PM.
21st September 2009, 09:52 AM #2
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I'm surprised you put up with this. Why should support determine which bits of the database you can get at?
we still have Launcher on our SIMS server but our support team have locked us out of it
Although I no longer have any disks(sorry) we keep Launcher going because occasionally we need to see information in the archive which is not available in Sims.net. Sounds as if support are doing this to suit themselves and having one station that can access Launcher would be prudent
21st September 2009, 10:39 AM #3
Eh? If you still need it, why wasn't it imported\upgraded?
Originally Posted by Jeremy69
21st September 2009, 11:02 AM #4
We have schools with Launcher for some of the historical data that was not converted to SQL.
All our site still have the wssetup folder in the SIMS share. This has all the files to allow Launcher to be configured
21st September 2009, 11:27 AM #5
24th September 2009, 10:50 PM #6
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25th September 2009, 12:57 AM #7
So why are all the schools data stored in one database? surely if its all in seperate databases it be harder/almost in possible to damage other schools data.
Originally Posted by harryeds
25th September 2009, 02:06 PM #8
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I've never heard so much rubbish! When sims.net was created it took data from the old dbf database and put it into an SQL database. The old launcher programs still use the dbf database. I can think of dangers such as people having access and thinking that the data is up to date or can be edited and used but I don't believe there are any technical dangers and moreover it is needed if you want to get to exam results or address data from anyone who was archived in the old DBF version of STAR.
If this man is ringing your head to try and put the frightners on then he doesn't know his job. I can quite understand that it would not be supported but not that you could not access your own data!
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