MIS Systems Thread, Windows 7 64bit in Technical; Has anyone got SIMS installed on a Windows 7 64bit machine fully working?
The problem one of my users is ...
24th January 2011, 11:52 AM #1
Windows 7 64bit
Has anyone got SIMS installed on a Windows 7 64bit machine fully working?
The problem one of my users is getting is when he tries to print pupils timetables. Errors are attached.
SIMS Error 1.pngSIMS Error 2.png
I have tried changing the exe files to run in compatability mode. Do you think it would be worth re-installing it?
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24th January 2011, 11:58 AM #2
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It should work, installed on a 64bit last week. Make sure it's fully patched with .Net frameworks first, where did it install the Sims .net folder? Program files or Program files (x86) ?
Originally Posted by rob998
24th January 2011, 11:59 AM #3
The error in question is likely to be a 16 bit component. You will have the same fun if you try and run T4. If this is the problem then you will not be able to fix it as 64 bit can only do 64 & 32 bit like 32 bit can do 32 and 16.
24th January 2011, 12:11 PM #4
If you are running on Win 7 64 bit and it is working can you confirm you can do the following:
Reports > Print Timetables > Student Timetables > Pick any pupil get right to the end and print (that is when we get the error)
24th January 2011, 12:14 PM #5
There are some Vista/7 specific applications files for the 16bit apps, contact Support/SupportNet to get these
24th January 2011, 12:24 PM #6
It's a 16bit routine, it won't work. I think they're is another method, but it's not a good. Hassle Phil Neal when it'll be ".net'd"
24th January 2011, 12:28 PM #7
I think I will just knock the laptop down to 32bit win7
24th January 2011, 02:20 PM #8
Am i right in thinking that even those 'new' .net'd reports / lists / timetables now available in SIMS Reports menu, still rely on the old modules for printing / generation hence this issue? So they were never really ported over, just access given directly from SIMs.
Originally Posted by matt40k
24th January 2011, 02:36 PM #9
For me the 'old' print timetables report gives this error but the new Timetable reports run fine
Thanks to Hecate from:
vikpaw (24th January 2011)
24th January 2011, 03:10 PM #10
The routines accessible from Reports>Print Timetables appear to be code lifted straight from Nova-T4. I have been runnning SIMS on 64 bit for some months now and these routines will not work and I wouldn't expect them to. As Hecate says, the new routines which are in Reports>Timetables do work OK though on 64 Bit, and they are probably more useful than the older reports, which I think were included as a bit of a bodge interim fix as schools were being discouraged from using Nova-T4.
Thanks to Linfit from:
vikpaw (24th January 2011)
1st February 2011, 02:38 PM #11
Sorry to push in but we have recently set up a trust between our curruculum network and the admin network to get to SIMS. My boss should have it installed on his Win 7 machine and it did work, but now it doesnt. LA support have told him about 3 processes or services that he has to stop to make it work (sorry, can't remember which and am in the wrong school).
Originally Posted by Banjo
Would the .net framework thing help and should it be in Program files or Program files (x86)?
Our LA seem to think that SIMS won't work with Win 7 yet but you seem to have got it going. Any tips would help.
1st February 2011, 02:43 PM #12
its not the connect.ini file pointing at sims2005 rather than sims2008 is it as i almost always end up with a separate connect.ini for curric pcs with the admin serfers fqdn name rather than short name and im never told when they change things
1st February 2011, 02:48 PM #13
Don't think so - the LA guy, who TBF is pretty good - came in and sorted it out and it works fine on the XP machines, both here and in my other school
1st February 2011, 03:07 PM #14
If it's Win7, make sure you have the latest SIMSINST, and r-click, run as administrator.
Muppet, you have it installed already, have you tried turned off the firewall to see if that fixes it?
Last edited by matt40k; 1st February 2011 at 03:10 PM.
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