+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 34
MIS Systems Thread, Sims Only updates when logged in as Admin in Technical; Originally Posted by sparkeh Exactly why I push out new packages, no user involvement whatsoever, and that suits everyone Yeah ...
  1. #16
    apeo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Lost
    Posts
    1,612
    Thank Post
    95
    Thanked 115 Times in 111 Posts
    Rep Power
    42
    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Exactly why I push out new packages, no user involvement whatsoever, and that suits everyone
    Yeah , its also the reason why i wrote a vbscript to check what version of SIMSApps is on the client and compare that with the setup. If setup is higher version, then install away .

    The script also updates an access database to show which computers may have missed the install so i can check them out/reboot them.

    It seems to work better then bat scripts i use to have.

  2. #17

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    27
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    are you willing to share?

  3. #18
    apeo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Lost
    Posts
    1,612
    Thank Post
    95
    Thanked 115 Times in 111 Posts
    Rep Power
    42
    Sure but as i say its taylored for here so it needs to be altered to get it working in another network i.e. its wont be a simple case of sticking it in gpo as a startup and it works. Will require some installation.

    I'll have a look at it today and see if i can tidy it abit.
    Last edited by apeo; 11th February 2010 at 09:35 AM.

  4. #19

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,318
    Thank Post
    35
    Thanked 351 Times in 237 Posts
    Rep Power
    78
    I go into lots of schools and ask how often the distribution of SIMS to workstations goes wrong. I was in a huge Norwich school yesterday and asked. The answer I normally get back is "we don't have any problems and if we do its because we forgot to prep the new machine".

    The disribution system we supply is used by 1000s of schools; if something is going wrong in your school please log a call because it shouldn't be going wrong.

  5. #20
    zag
    zag is offline
    zag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    3,762
    Thank Post
    897
    Thanked 416 Times in 350 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    86
    Its been like this for years, never found a solution other than adding the admin staff to the power users group.

    I run simsperm on every computer when we install sims and it doesnt seem to make a difference at all.

    Hopefully Solus 3 will fix all these issues though.

  6. #21
    IrritableTech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    West Yorkshire
    Posts
    795
    Thank Post
    84
    Thanked 172 Times in 141 Posts
    Rep Power
    64
    Quote Originally Posted by PhilNeal View Post
    I go into lots of schools and ask how often the distribution of SIMS to workstations goes wrong. I was in a huge Norwich school yesterday and asked. The answer I normally get back is "we don't have any problems and if we do its because we forgot to prep the new machine".

    The disribution system we supply is used by 1000s of schools; if something is going wrong in your school please log a call because it shouldn't be going wrong.
    I really don't understand why people have trouble either.

    My GPO consists of:

    Computer Settings - Windows Settings - Security Settings - File System
    Add %Program Files%\SIMS - allow your staff group Full Control
    Add %SYSTEMROOT%\sims.ini - allow your staff group Full Control

    Computer Settings - Windows Settings - Security Settings - Registry
    Add Machine\Software\Classes - allow your staff group Full Control
    Add Machine\Software\Classes\CLSID - allow your staff group Full Control
    Add Machine\Software\Classes\Interface - allow your staff group Full Control
    Add Machine\Software\Classes\TypeLib - allow your staff group Full Control

    Make sure everything is set to propagate sub folders / keys.

    Apply to the correct computer OU. Bob's your uncle.

  7. Thanks to IrritableTech from:

    zag (11th February 2010)

  8. #22

    sparkeh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    6,739
    Thank Post
    1,272
    Thanked 1,645 Times in 1,101 Posts
    Blog Entries
    22
    Rep Power
    505
    Quote Originally Posted by PhilNeal View Post
    I go into lots of schools and ask how often the distribution of SIMS to workstations goes wrong. I was in a huge Norwich school yesterday and asked. The answer I normally get back is "we don't have any problems and if we do its because we forgot to prep the new machine".

    The disribution system we supply is used by 1000s of schools; if something is going wrong in your school please log a call because it shouldn't be going wrong.
    Basically for us, every update resulted in a few machines unable to launch SIMS after the workstation ran the upgrade. This was due to the updated files not being present on the machine. This affected different machines each time without there appearing to be any common link. A call was logged with LA support but no cause was found.

    Therefore I now just update the packages on the server with the new .exes and allocate out again. I find this better for the users as well as they don't have to sit through an upgrade.

  9. #23
    DMcCoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Isle of Wight
    Posts
    3,446
    Thank Post
    10
    Thanked 491 Times in 431 Posts
    Rep Power
    111
    Sims also updates by running exe files from the temp folder. Software restriction policy can interfere with this depending on how you have it set up.

  10. Thanks to DMcCoy from:


  11. #24

    matt40k's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Ipswich
    Posts
    4,392
    Thank Post
    368
    Thanked 637 Times in 519 Posts
    Rep Power
    158
    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy View Post
    Sims also updates by running exe files from the temp folder. Software restriction policy can interfere with this depending on how you have it set up.
    Like RM

  12. #25
    apeo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Lost
    Posts
    1,612
    Thank Post
    95
    Thanked 115 Times in 111 Posts
    Rep Power
    42
    @rowed: do you still want the script?

  13. #26

    sparkeh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    6,739
    Thank Post
    1,272
    Thanked 1,645 Times in 1,101 Posts
    Blog Entries
    22
    Rep Power
    505
    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    Like RM
    Depends what level of security you are running.
    Actually RM Advanced security follows MS guidelines for software installation, it is vendors not actually following these rules that causes the issues

  14. #27

    3s-gtech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    2,715
    Thank Post
    144
    Thanked 549 Times in 493 Posts
    Rep Power
    149
    I gave up on SIMSPERM on new machines. I just give modify access to staff on the Program Files\SIMS folder, and it updates fine. Their accounts are well locked down otherwise.

  15. #28

    matt40k's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Ipswich
    Posts
    4,392
    Thank Post
    368
    Thanked 637 Times in 519 Posts
    Rep Power
    158
    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Depends what level of security you are running.
    Actually RM Advanced security follows MS guidelines for software installation, it is vendors not actually following these rules that causes the issues

    Hey, hey, SIMS is Windows 7 approved... well Spring is.

  16. #29

    Edu-IT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    7,122
    Thank Post
    403
    Thanked 619 Times in 566 Posts
    Rep Power
    180
    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    Like RM
    I've not come across anything yet that you can't get around with the correct rules.

    You have to do the same on a Vanilla network... software restriction policies etc etc.

  17. #30

    matt40k's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Ipswich
    Posts
    4,392
    Thank Post
    368
    Thanked 637 Times in 519 Posts
    Rep Power
    158
    I was referring to the people who go RM and forget to change the software restriction policy which is setup by default... unlike vanilla.

    Not having a go at RM.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. CC4 - Admin overrule Logged in accounts
    By rad in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28th August 2009, 02:58 PM
  2. Logged in as admin, but no admin rights?
    By boomam in forum Windows
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 12th March 2008, 03:56 PM
  3. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11th December 2007, 10:44 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 22nd June 2007, 02:13 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •