MIS Systems Thread, Massive Folder in Setups in Technical; Does anybody have any idea where and what this folder is in my SIMS Setups Folder. Full Path
<SIMSShare>\SIMS\Setups\SIMS, when ...
26th April 2010, 12:48 PM #1
- Rep Power
Massive Folder in Setups
Does anybody have any idea where and what this folder is in my SIMS Setups Folder. Full Path
<SIMSShare>\SIMS\Setups\SIMS, when I first found it, it was 50gb in size. In there is the following Folders: Attend, Documentation, Manifest Files, OPTIONS and SNOVA. In Documentation is PDF's relating to SIMS, but what is taking up the space are hundreds of ~GLH<Unique No.>.tmp, these temp files are what are taking up the space, so as they were temp files and the dates were old I deleted them.
The end you may think but no. they are automatically restored. (AHHHHHHHHHH). It is currently at 3.47gb. I have found another one of these files in the main SIMS folder but it is has no temp files in it.
Any suggestions gratefully received.
IDG Tech News
26th April 2010, 02:48 PM #2
Sounds like a mistake. \sims\setups doesn't have a sims folder, strangly its just \sims. I would move it out and see who complains. I'm guessing no-one.
You can ofcourse check the sims.ini for the simsdirectory. Hopefully it's not \sims\setups\sims
26th April 2010, 03:02 PM #3
I would check your Sims.ini files and make sure the paths are correct. We have a few sites where this has happened.
26th April 2010, 03:40 PM #4
- Rep Power
Yep, it looks like it is a Solus 3 Issue, put it out to about 20 machines to test, but being a silly sausage, specified the incorrect path for SIMS, so it remapped my sims drive to the setups folder, and it seems that it is these workstations that are constantly writing temp files to this folder. I find that a little worrying.
To top it all the GUI for solus 3 keeps crashing out and when you finally get back in, normally a day later it dosen't then recognise machines with the agent installed until you try and install it again. Bah humbug, I hope the new version isn't as bad as this.
Oh yeah I also found out that if you do a fresh install Using Solus 3, it dosen't create an entry in Add/Remove, so that causes a small problem when you have to reinstall it.
26th April 2010, 04:19 PM #5
Why I said don't use mapped drives if your using SOLUS3 Phase 1!! GUI keeps crashes because of the way it looks for machines currently, Phase 2 will use your AD, currently it's like doing a "My Network Place" scan (uses WINS??), make sure you have applied the Autumn Update Inf. It has a fix thats resolves the timeout issue with offline (aka not on the network) machines.
If you want to uninstall\reinstall SIMS, you should remove c:\windows\sims.ini and the c:\program files\sims\... folder. Job done. SIMS doesn't do a uninstaller, it's "unwise".
Anyway, glad you've figured it out.
Thanks to matt40k from:
knightnets (26th April 2010)
29th April 2010, 04:13 PM #6
...lets wait for phase 2 solus 3!
Thanks to drprozak from:
sparkeh (29th April 2010)
By iownitcouk in forum Windows
Last Post: 27th January 2009, 12:39 AM
By FN-GM in forum Thin Client and Virtual Machines
Last Post: 26th September 2008, 10:34 AM
By jamin100 in forum Wireless Networks
Last Post: 7th July 2008, 10:16 AM
By gloriousglenn in forum How do you do....it?
Last Post: 17th May 2008, 05:17 PM
By Pear in forum Thin Client and Virtual Machines
Last Post: 24th January 2006, 04:22 PM
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)