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MIS Systems Thread, SIMS will not load on Server 2008 64bit in Technical; I am trying to load SIMS.net on a 2008 64 bit terminal server and receive the following error: SIMS installer ...
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    SIMS will not load on Server 2008 64bit

    I am trying to load SIMS.net on a 2008 64 bit terminal server and receive the following error:

    SIMS installer was unable to open the N:\WINDOWS\sims.ini file

    I have never been asked this before.

    Anyone seen this before?

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    Your windir is N:\windows??

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    Your windir is N:\windows??
    No, the N drive is the mapped drive for the user. I don't know why it's asking for that?

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    Hmmm.... From Capita Supportnet "Hardware requirements"

    Operating System—Windows Server 2003 (SP2 and above) and Windows Server 2008. We support both 32 bit and 64 bit versions of these operating systems for server use. We also support Microsoft Windows XP Pro (SP2 and above) 32 bit only.
    Just wondering from that whether it's ok to have 64 bit on the workstations (which is what you've effectively got if it's a 64 bit TS)

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    @KWestos:

    Have you tried copying the Sims.ini file into the C:Windows directory

    Try it and let me know how you get on.

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    What network are you running this on? Is it CC3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    @KWestos:

    Have you tried copying the Sims.ini file into the C:Windows directory

    Try it and let me know how you get on.
    I've just done this and it seems to of worked. But I receive a message informing me that it can't be upgraded, etc!!!

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    @KWestos:

    Which directory do you have your Sims installed to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
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    Which directory do you have your Sims installed to?
    C:\Program Files (X86) - SIMS automatically loaded it to there!

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    @KWestos:

    So what is in your Sims.ini config file which you have placed into the C:Windows dir ?

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    @Bossman

    The sims.ini:

    [Setup]
    SIMSDotNetDirectory=C:\Program Files (x86)\SIMS\SIMS .net
    SIMSDirectory=S:\SIMS
    [InstallationLogs]
    SIMSApplicationSetup.exe=S:\Sims\setups\SIMSApplic ationSetup.log


    Thanks

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    Are you running it with elevated privileges? You will need to map the drive elevated too unless you use the EnableLinkedConnections setting (if it still exists in 7, I'm using it in vista)

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    @KWestos:

    [Setup]
    SIMSSetupsDirectory=\\(yourservernamepath)\ITSSMIS \SIMS\Setups
    SIMSDotNetDirectory=C:\Program Files (x86)\SIMS\SIMS .net
    SIMSDirectory=S:\SIMS
    [InstallationLogs]
    SIMSApplicationSetup.exe=C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1.(you r server short FQDN)\LOCALS~1\Temp\1\SIMSApplicationSetup.log
    [Machine]

    Try this? edit as brackets suggest.

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    Have you run SIMSperm.bat on the offending machine, this sets all of the relevant permissions needed for the logged in user to run the upgrade.

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    Ah terminal server may be a bit different, you can ignore my previous post then as on server I believe it already runs the administrator user with the linked connections.

    It's probably a TS permission issue. I think I must have been reading the sims on Win 7 before this thread



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