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    SIMS Autumn 09 Release - Experiences?

    The main release has installed cleanly on the test server here, without any strangeness or database problems (so far *touches.....formica*).

    Now I need to poke and prod Solus 3.1 to see how it performs pushing out updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    The main release has installed cleanly on the test server here, without any strangeness or database problems
    Did you upgrade to SQL Server 2008? I was thinking of waiting until the Christmas break to run the upgrade.

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    SQL 2008 is a separate "part". SOLUS 3 is really cool, ok it's limited, but it'll get the job done. So take care of the desktops. Like you say, so far, so good.

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    Is this the version that has support for Windows 7?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrCheese View Post
    Is this the version that has support for Windows 7?
    No, No, No, No, No.

    Log on to SupportNet and read Jon Wood post.

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    ah ok spring 2010 release, fair enough. They do say that in the main they are happy with it on Windows 7, they just won't support it officially until then (when they get the MS Windows 7 kitemark).

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    @pete, matt40k, any other early testers....

    interested to know how you get on with solus 3. when testing i had network issues, so am keen to know how it's implemented in the update. is it an optional function? i don't want it activated until i'm happy that the server and my test machines are ok and updated.

    i presume any machine that the server can't contact will just upgrade in the usual manner on startup of the application post update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    Did you upgrade to SQL Server 2008? I was thinking of waiting until the Christmas break to run the upgrade.

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    Nope, just SIMS. Still need to buy 2008 and I'd prefer to keep potential 2008-related issues separate from any Autumn release issues.

    @Vikpaw.

    Solus 3 is a separate download, not turned on by default. The Administrators handbook is on Supportnet and I had a read through, but apart from pushing updates to a test vm, I didn't do much else yesterday, You can push it out the agent remotely, which is handy. It needs dot Net 3.5, but most people should have that pushed out by WSUS.

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    SOLUS 3 pushes out .NET 3.5 sp1.

    If the upgrade failes, or doesn't happen, simsload will install it as normal. So don't remove the permissions just yet!!

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    Network issues? Picking up clients or pushing out updates\new installs?

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    Thanks.
    Network issues were because we had lots of new Cisco kit put in in the summer and the VLANs and permissions across them weren't working correctly, so couldn't see remote machines in all locations.
    Had a few PCs though where pushing out client failed, and it was not possible to undo or redo, so they were just stuck on the list and unusable.

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    Well I upgraded and now we can't get into Exams at all... and the supportnet solution search is down

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    Quick Update - I have installed Solus 3 and installed the agent on the machine I was using.

    My machine rebooted after about 5 minutes without warning... may have been a conicidence but I am not sure what else would have wanted a reboot.

    Oh and Sims has messed up around school also, cannot do any reports and whenever I do a browse for applicants it hangs... oh and so does Exams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simcfc73 View Post
    Quick Update - I have installed Solus 3 and installed the agent on the machine I was using.

    My machine rebooted after about 5 minutes without warning... may have been a conicidence but I am not sure what else would have wanted a reboot.
    If it installed .Net 3.5 as part of the install, it's not a coincidence - it's mentioned in the admin handbook (resource 16104 on supportnet) that it might happen. IIRC the reboot can be suppressed or delayed when pushed through WSUS, so I'm annoyed Capita can't let the user know.
    Last edited by pete; 11th November 2009 at 02:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    If it installed .Net 3.5 as part of the install, it's not a coincidence - it's mentioned in the admin handbook (resource 16104 on supportnet) that it might happen. IIRC the reboot can be suppressed or delayed when pushed through WSUS, so I'm annoyed Capita can't let the user know.
    Well my machine definitely had 3.5 on it, the workstation had already been updated to the Autumn release so I was just putting ont he agent.

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    Anyone know what changes need to be made to SLG to "Point" to the new sims database (2008)?

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