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    Server 2008 R2

    This is quicker than Sims support

    Its not listed as the supporting OS but has anyone got R2 running their Sims and SQL?

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    yes i have.

    spoke to sims and was told that they had not even started testing on it. as 2008 r2 had already been installed and configured we did not want to have to reinstall the OS. sims advised that it should be okay running r2 but any severe problems then worst case scenario would be to rebuild the server to 2008.

    seems to run fine for us ...

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    Thanks, same here... just built a R2 server and don't want to go back.

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    I'm building mine and I'm going with 2008.
    Just don't fancy a full server reinstall later on down the line if there is a problem..

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    We're undertaking a completely fresh install (as we're moving from CMIS to SIMS).

    Although our Capita project manager advised us that 2008 R2 wasn't supported just yet and to stick with 2008, I installed it initially for "pooh and giggles" to see what would happen.

    And it just worked - so we have stuck with it for now. That said, we have our SIMS directory and database hosted on a HP MSA array connected to the back of the server so if the worst comes to the worst, we can detach the database and rebuild the server with 2008 and SQL Server in a couple of hours with the SIMS stuff safely out of the way and ready to go straight back on when we're done.

    I'm glad I found this thread though - I was about to post up asking the exact same thing!

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    Got mine running on R2 now in a Hyper-V

    Stuck the Sims directory and the DB files in a VHD so if I need to rebuild.. I can just use that... love Hyper-V

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    Well that's good news. I've got a 2K3 server at the minute that I'm planning to upgrade to 2K8 R2 at easter. Follwoing that it's the migration to SQL 2008 in the summer!

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    Anyone know when Capita will be supporting R2? I'm planning to move Sims and would like it supported before the move.

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    The SIMS 2010 Support Roadmap doesn't say anything about R2.

    Win 7 (32 bit) supported from Spring release.

    See last page of the attached pdf.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    I would have thought if Capita is supporting Win 7 then they should also support r2 as they are both closely related.

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    According to the chelmsford office, those running sims on a 64bit server will have to upgrade to 2008R2 by november for the winter 2010 updates....

    came as a shock to me i tell you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    According to the chelmsford office, those running sims on a 64bit server will have to upgrade to 2008R2 by november for the winter 2010 updates....

    came as a shock to me i tell you!
    You sure that they're not talking about SQL 2008? We get supported by Bedford and last time I spoke with them, they didn't have a time frame

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    Last edited by wagnerk; 21st February 2010 at 10:47 AM. Reason: mroe info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jobos View Post
    Anyone know when Capita will be supporting R2? I'm planning to move Sims and would like it supported before the move.
    Don't know, however I would like to know that too... If we're going to upgrade to SQL 2008, then we might as well upgrade the server at the same time

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    i'm sure i read on supportnet there are no plans as yet to support sql 2008 r2 though some users are successfully trialling it.
    so it must be svr they are talking about....?

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