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MIS Systems Thread, Sims options in Technical; I'm trying to get Sims.net options working. When I click on options from the main sims menu it seams to ...
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    Sims options

    I'm trying to get Sims.net options working.

    When I click on options from the main sims menu it seams to load up some crazy windows 3.1 window??

    Then it asks me for a username and password.

    Any ideas what it is?

    If I don't enter a password it says "cannot find password file"

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    Do you have an option to select a user name, user type or something similar? If so, choose 'Manager', don't enter a password and click OK.

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    A screenshot might help. It could jog the memory as it sounds like an old SIMS module that may have been in use before Sims .Net?

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    I suggest you click the Help button after trying to open options. It will open with functionality greyed out.
    You need to import the dataset from NT6 for next year to create a new implementation of Options!
    I don't use Options but I think it only needs to have the band structure in place on the dataset.
    I also guess that you need Timetabler rights in SysMan to be able to utilise it.
    There are experts on SupportNet who use this functionality. Up to this year my dataset has contained too many bands/sub-bands for it to work!
    Last edited by Sivadam; 5th November 2010 at 01:20 PM.

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    Still can't get this working

    It works fine under my account but not any teachers.

    Screenshot attached

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    Can you show the screen before that error?

    Quick question, you are licenced to use Options?

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    Sorry it doesn't ring a bell after all.

    Have you tried the Capita Forums?

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    Here is the loading spash screen and login.

    I guess we are licensed as it works under my admin account. I've checked the permissions and the teachers have timetabler rights.

    I don't get why it needs a login, I thought all sims used SQL rights now?

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    Choose Manager and don't enter any password, click OK. Should get you in.

    Also, there is a seperate permission (somewhere in there) for Options access, but should be linked to a role in SM

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    Choose Manager and don't enter any password, click OK. Should get you in.
    Keeps on saying "password file no found". Any idea where it should be?

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    Should not be asking for this. Check that you have the licence file installed at S:/SIMS/SNOVA/... somewhere in here, it is called an O Licence file.

    Also, check your SIMS.ini file, ensure the correct paths are set up:

    Should look something like this (P is out SIMS network share, Avenger is the server name where SIMS is stored):

    Code:
    [Setup]
    SIMSDirectory=P:\SIMS
    SIMSDotNetDirectory=C:\Program Files\sims\sims .net
    SIMSSetupsDirectory=\\AVENGER\Capita\SIMS\Setups
    WorkStation=5.28
    Folder=SIMS Applications
    NeedIcons=FALSE
    FinanceDirectory=C:\Program Files\SIMS\FMSSQL
    SIMS DIRECTORY=C:\Program Files\SIMS\FMSSQL
    [InstallationLogs]
    SIMSApplicationSetup.exe=C:\DOCUME~1\reedg\LOCALS~1\Temp\SIMSApplicationSetup.log
    [Machine]
    Infrastructure=1.00
    [Setup32]
    [Administrator]
    Workstation32=
    [Fonts]
    SIMS Field Navigator 8pt (VGA res)=SIMSFNAV.FON
    SIMS Monospaced 6,8pt (VGA res)=SIMSMONO.FON
    SIMS Clear 'a' font 8,10,12,14,18,24pt (VGA res)=SIMSCLRA.FON
    SIMS Attendance Key 8pt (VGA res)=SIMSATT.FON
    [MiddleTier]
    [Finance Switches]
    Supplier_AP_Processing=1
    [WSS_Policy]
    [DataTier]
    [BDE]
    BDEPath=C:\IDAPI
    BDEVersion=2.52
    BDEConfigPath=C:\IDAPI\IDAPI.CFG
    [DisplayMessage]
    Nova-T4Submissions=Hide
    Note depending on your settings these might be slightly different.

    Looks like their is an incorrect redirection going on.

    Failing all that, try a reinstall

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    @GREED - OMG! I think you need to get a new workstation or a least a fresh reinstall of XP

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    @GREED - OMG! I think you need to get a new workstation or a least a fresh reinstall of XP
    Yes I think keeping in mind this .ini file is a year old now. Although at the time (barring the workstation number!) this I optimised to be as efficient, but generic to all workstations as possible.

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    Hopefully your not still installing SIMS Infrastructure v.1, not sure why you've got: SIMS DIRECTORY going to FMSSQL folder?

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    Again, year old.

    At the time this was required to run FMS, nothing to do with SIMS.

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